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  1. What Is Original? : TED Radio Hour : NPR

    When is copying flattery, when is it thievery, and when is it sheer genius? In this hour, TED speakers explore how sampling, borrowing, and riffing make all of us innovators.

    http://www.npr.org/programs/ted-radio-hour/321797073/what-is-original

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  2. Interview: Ammon Shea, Author Of ‘Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation’ : NPR

    A new book looks at words that self-appointed linguistic police have declared contraband, like "lunch," which should be a verb, and "balding," a participle formed from an adjective instead of a verb.

    http://www.npr.org/2014/06/03/318574907/from-lunch-n-to-balding-adj-some-words-are-just-bad-english

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  3. TED Radio Hour: Malcolm Gladwell: What Does Spaghetti Sauce Have To Do With Happiness? : NPR

    Author Malcolm Gladwell gets inside the food industry’s pursuit of the perfect spaghetti sauce — and makes a larger argument about the nature of choice and happiness.

    http://www.npr.org/2012/05/04/151899611/malcolm-gladwell-what-does-spaghetti-sauce-have-to-do-with-happiness

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  4. Master Class With John Turturro : NPR

    The prolific actor has turned to the director’s chair for Fading Gigolo, but we couldn’t resist asking him to perform some of his most iconic lines, from The Big Lebowski to Transformers, for a game.

    http://www.npr.org/2014/05/29/316750385/master-class-with-john-turturro

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  5. Sharon Van Etten: From Bedroom Balladeer To Fearless Frontwoman

    While the songwriter’s sonic scope may have widened, her songs have never been more intimate and revealing…. Soundcheck is WNYC’s on-air and online destination for new music, live performances and engaging conversations with artists, critics and tastemakers. http://soundcheck.wnyc.org/story/sharon-van-etten-in-studio/

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  6. The Matzo Economy : Planet Money : NPR

    How do you make money manufacturing a dry, bland cracker that a tiny percentage of the population eats just one week a year?

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2012/04/10/150368897/the-matzo-economy

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  7. A Love Letter To Matzo: Why The Holey Cracker Is A Crunch Above

    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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  8. Arab Israeli Celebrity Chef Aims To Foster Peace Through Cooking : The Salt : NPR

    Nof Atamna-Ismaeel, an Arab Israeli, is the latest winner of the Israeli reality cooking show Master Chef. She plans to open a cooking school to bring Arabs and Israelis together at the table.

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/04/09/301028044/arab-israeli-celebrity-chef-aims-to-foster-peace-through-cooking

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  9. Preserving Audio For The Future Is A Race Against Time : NPR

    Old records are breaking, cassette tapes are warping, even digital recordings can become obsolete. The Library of Congress is working to save millions of the nation’s recordings before they’re lost.

    http://www.npr.org/2014/03/22/291420005/preserving-audio-for-the-future-is-a-race-against-time

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  10. Old London Air Raid Shelter Becomes Vegetable Farm : The Salt : NPR

    In a former bomb shelter beneath London, Zero Carbon Food grows leafy greens and microgreens. Believe it or not, this dark, dank underground farm is an energy-efficient way to grow fresh produce.

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/02/18/278952319/old-london-air-raid-shelter-becomes-vegetable-farm

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