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September 28, 2014 | NPR · The scientists who study humans and their cultures could help health care professionals treat people who are reasonably, desperately afraid, they argue.
 

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September 28, 2014 | NPR · Daniel Ortega is not the bombastic revolutionary of years past. He’s toned down the rhetoric and his wife runs day-to-day operations. Critics say it’s not unlike the regime he toppled 30 years ago.
 

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September 28, 2014 | NPR · Attorney General Eric Holder tells NPR’s Carrie Johnson that he’s sorry his parents couldn’t see Obama’s tribute to him on Thursday — and that his greatest regret hit home on a visit to Newtown.
 

September 28, 2014 | NPR · This week, we’ve got clues for two words. Add a long A sound at the end of the first word to phonetically get the second one.
 

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September 28, 2014 | NPR · The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra was supposed to open its fall season last week but, in a scenario that has become familiar, contentious contract negotiations led to a lockout of musicians.
 

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September 28, 2014 | KJZZ · Each year, hundreds of Hasidic rabbinical students travel to far-flung towns that don’t have thriving Jewish communities, encouraging rural Jews to reconnect with their faith and be more observant.
 

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September 28, 2014 | NPR · Alt.Latino co-hosts Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd stop by to talk Latin Grammy nominations.
 

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September 28, 2014 | WPLN · For some survivors of head and neck cancer, the mask each had to wear to guide beams of radiation therapy remains a potent symbol. Some destroy the mask afterward. Others see a new beginning.
 

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September 28, 2014 | NPR · El Hierro, the most remote of Spain’s Canary Islands, used to import thousands of tons of diesel each year. Now a new power plant will let the island run entirely on renewable energy.
 

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September 26, 2014 | NPR · More than 70 percent of the Internet is potentially threatened by a bug named Shellshock. But it may take months to see its impact on users.
 

 

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October 1, 2014 | NPR · It took 12 innings, but the Kansas City Royals won the American League Wild Card game over the Oakland Athletics 9-8.
 

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September 30, 2014 | NPR · Applying to the program for immigrants illegally brought to the U.S. as children provides a work permit and prevents deportation, but costs $465. Mexico is helping some of its citizens with that cost.
 

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September 30, 2014 | NPR · Unfortunately for sports fans, the rules aren’t expected to change much, as the NFL could still negotiate blackout rules through contracts with broadcasters. It does, however, end FCC protection.
 

Arts & Life

September 30, 2014 | NPR · Tess Taylor reviews Christian Wiman’s new collection of poems, “Once in the West.”
 

September 30, 2014 | NPR · Rachel Martin talks to food writer Mark Bittman about his new cookbook, “How to Cook Everything Fast,” which thumbs its nose at the French tradition of having ingredients prepped before you cook.
 

September 30, 2014 | NPR · Matt Bai says that while voters have always cared about candidates’ characters, some news used to be off limits. His new book looks at Gary Hart’s 1987 affair that destroyed his political ambitions.
 

Music

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September 30, 2014 | NPR · Two new albums, a solo effort and a collaboration with the band 3RDEYEGIRL, mark Prince’s return to the studio. Tom Moon says that only one fully captures what an explosive performer he can still be.
 

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September 30, 2014 | NPR · The label has become a crucial ambassador, introducing many world-music artists to American fans. Hear 10 songs from across Nonesuch’s remarkable 50-year history.
 

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September 30, 2014 | NPR · On this week’s All Songs: We share great new electronic music from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ unsettling Gone Girl soundtrack, Thom Yorke and Aphex Twin, plus new music from Robert Plant and more.
 

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