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April 13, 2014 | WBUR · Policymakers are weighing the costs and benefits of universal preschool, trying to determine what works in the classroom. One of the places they’re looking is Boston.
 

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April 13, 2014 | NPR · Craig Remsburg’s son, Army Ranger Cory Remsburg, was serving in Afghanistan when he was wounded by a roadside bomb in 2009. Since then it has been the family’s mission to get Cory back to health.
 

April 13, 2014 | NPR · Three words that start with the same letter will be presented in a group. Find a word that shares the same first letter as the three, and that can follow each word to forma new compound word.
 

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April 13, 2014 | NPR · Plain, dry matzo tends to have a reputation for tastelessness. But Dan Pashman, host of the food podcast and blog The Sporkful, argues that the crunchy cracker is a culinary marvel.
 

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April 13, 2014 | NPR · The bronze sculpture depicting Jesus huddled under a blanket on a park bench has provoked praise and complaints — and a call to the police — in its new North Carolina neighborhood.
 

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April 13, 2014 | NPR · Hundreds of Pentecostal churches have cropped up in Cameroon in the past decade. Now, the government is shutting some down, targeting churches that it says take advantage of poor, desperate people.
 

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April 6, 2014 | NPR · Women made up 70 percent of Rwanda’s population after the genocide in 1994. They joined politics in unprecedented numbers, helping to form a more equitable society. Still, there’s much more to do.
 

Comedy Central
April 6, 2014 | NPR · The fuss over #CancelColbert could be chalked up to an out-of-context tweet, but Asian-Americans are seriously tired of being the butt of jokes.
 

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April 6, 2014 | NPR · Matthiessen was a spy, a naturalist, a well-regarded activist and a three-time winner of the National Book Award — for both fiction and nonfiction. He died of acute myeloid leukemia.
 

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April 6, 2014 | NPR · Angie Epifano was studying at Amherst College when she says she was raped by another student. Frustrated by the school’s response, she dropped out and became an advocate for survivors.
 

 

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April 19, 2014 | NPR · The military’s training center at Fort Irwin in California is complete with mock Middle Eastern villages. But as the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan winds down, how will this facility change?
 

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April 19, 2014 | NPR · General Motors delayed a safety recall of more than 330,000 cars, newly released federal documents show. The Saturn Ions were found to have defective power steering systems.
 

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April 19, 2014 | NPR · Search teams are digging through ice and snow on Mount Everest in hopes of finding Sherpa guides who are still missing. Survivors say the avalanche was like being trapped in a cloud.
 

Arts & Life

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April 19, 2014 | NPR · Raymond Gunt is profane, rude, heartless and truly the Worst. Person. Ever. Author Douglas Coupland says he’s not exactly sure how the character, with no redeeming qualities, came into his mind.
 

Ricardo Solis
April 19, 2014 | NPR · The pink on a flamingo? Stripes on a zebra? Spots on a giraffe? All explained. Simply. Elegantly. Oddly.
 

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April 19, 2014 | NPR · Lisa Robinson knows how to talk — and how to make others, especially musicians, want to talk. The veteran rock journalist speaks with NPR’s Wade Goodwyn about her four decades behind the scenes.
 

Music

April 19, 2014 | NPR · Canadian jazz saxophonist Christine Jensen has begun using a full “jazz orchestra” of up to 18 players, opening new horizons for her. NPR’s Arun Rath speaks with Jensen about her new album, Habitat.
 

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April 19, 2014 | NPR · The songs, videos and musical moments that stopped the All Songs host in his tracks. This week: A cat video, a live double rainbow and all the soles you can shake a camera at.
 

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April 19, 2014 | NPR · A young Pakistani musician treats the guitar as a percussion instrument — with surprisingly shimmering results. He also performs a piano piece he wrote at just 16.
 

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