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  1. Rebecca Solnit on Hope, Lies, and Making Change - On The Media - WNYC

    Since the election, Bob’s been experiencing some despair. How can he move forward when the future looks so bleak? In an effort to shake him out of this state, we decided he should speak with Rebecca Solnit, author of Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities. Solnit reminds us that the future is unknowable — and that’s a good thing. Why? Because it creates space for creative intervention. She is impatient with despair, not only because it paralyzes political action, but because the lessons of history teach us that change happens in unexpected and often non-linear ways.

    http://www.wnyc.org/story/rebecca-solnit-hope-lies-and-making-change/

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  2. Dame Stephanie Shirley: How Do You Break Into an Industry While Breaking All the Rules? : NPR

    What’s in a name? For tech entrepreneur Dame Stephanie Shirley, bidding contracts under the name "Steve" enabled her to launch and grow a freelance software company with a virtually all-female staff.

    http://www.npr.org/2015/10/02/443437169/how-do-you-break-into-an-industry-while-breaking-all-the-rules

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  3. Your Password Solution, Courtesy of an 11-Year-Old With Her Own Start-Up - The Takeaway - WNYC

    While some kids are selling lemonade, 11-year-old Mira Modi is selling cryptographically smart passwords for two dollars each.

    http://www.wnyc.org/story/your-password-solution-courtesy-11-year-old-her-own-start-/

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  4. Hear Leonard Cohen’s Final Interview : All Songs Considered : NPR

    The conversation with KCRW’s Chris Douridas was recorded just after Leonard Cohen’s 82nd birthday. The two talked about the singer’s health and final album, You Want It Darker.

    http://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2016/11/11/501659528/hear-one-of-leonard-cohens-final-interviews

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  5. Episode 425: An FBI Hostage Negotiator Buys A Car : Planet Money : NPR

    On today’s show, three stories of professional negotiators using negotiation in their everyday lives.

    http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2012/12/21/167802325/episode-425-an-fbi-hostage-negotiator-buys-a-car

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  6. The Personality Myth : Invisibilia : NPR

    We like to think of our own personalities, and those of our family and friends as predictable, constant over time. But what if they aren’t? What if nothing stays constant over a lifetime?

    http://www.npr.org/programs/invisibilia/482836315/the-personality-myth?showDate=2016-06-24

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  7. For Israeli-Born Chef, Hummus And ‘Tehina’ Are A Bridge To Home : The Salt : NPR

    Chef Michael Solomonov sees his mission as connecting people to the food of his homeland. "That, to me, is my life’s work," he says. Solomonov’s new cookbook is Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking.

    http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/10/06/446249184/for-israeli-born-chef-hummus-and-tehina-are-a-bridge-to-home

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  8. Hear Ryan Adams and Bob Mould Play Music And Talk About Everything Under The Sun : All Songs Considered : NPR

    Bob Mould has a new solo album, and Ryan Adams, who is a fan, invited the singer to his home studio for a rambling conversation that’s occasionally interrupted by the pair recording a song together.

    http://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2016/03/24/471733566/hear-ryan-adams-and-bob-mould-play-music-and-talk-about-everything-under-the-sun

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  9. Episode 15: Delicious Cake Futures : Planet Money : NPR

    On today’s Planet Money, the complex economy of one elementary-school lunchroom.

    http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2016/01/06/462149561/episode-15-delicious-cake-futures

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  10. Lucinda Williams Says Whatever the Hell She Wants - Death, Sex & Money - WNYC

    When Lucinda Williams was in elementary school, all the other kids brought rock collections and other standard fare to show-and-tell. But she brought a folder. "I put this notebook together of seven poems and a short story by Cindy Williams," she remembers. Decades later, she’s still documenting her impressions of the world, now in raw, often mournful songs that explore death, heartbreak, abandonment, and love. Many of her them are based in the American south, where Lucinda grew up—including those on her latest album The Ghosts of Highway 20. "I know these roads like the back of my hand," she sings on the title track.

    Lucinda’s father was Miller Williams, a prolific southern poet. Her mother, Lucille, was a pianist. They split up when Lucinda was about ten. "That’s all just kind of a big blur," Lucinda says about that time. Her mother had been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenic tendencies, and she spent most of her life in therapy or mental hospitals. Her father took over Lucinda and her two siblings, and tried to help them understand that their mother was sick. "My dad was actually quite protective of her, and he would say, ‘It’s not her fault, she’s not well,’" Lucinda told me. "There’s a part of that that’s healthy; the only problem is that I never gave myself permission to be angry at my mother."

    Lucinda was close to her father throughout her life. He encouraged her interest in words and writing, even taking her to visit Flannery O’Connor when she was a little girl. So it was especially hard for her to see him go through Alzheimer’s disease. He died last year, less than six months after the summer day when he told Lucinda he couldn’t write poetry anymore. "I just sat there and just cried," she remembers. "That was when I lost him."

    At 63, Lucinda says she’s more successful than ever, selling out shows on the road and happily in love with her manager Tom Overby, whom she married on stage during an encore in 2009. But, she told me, getting older can still feel like a drag. "I don’t like the aging process. I don’t like getting older because of all the loss. It just gets harder and harder."

    http://www.wnyc.org/story/lucinda-williams-death-sex-money/

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