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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Episode 651: The Salmon Taboo : Planet Money : NPR

    Today on the show: How hard could it be to get a nation of sushi lovers to try raw salmon?

    http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2015/09/16/440951873/episode-651-the-salmon-taboo

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  6. Episode 399: Can You Patent A Steak? : Planet Money : NPR

    We visit the workshop of a meat inventor, who came up with Steak-Umm and KFC’s popcorn chicken. And we try to figure out what meat inventors tell us about patents and innovation.

    http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2015/04/22/401491625/episode-399-can-you-patent-a-steak

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  7. 30 Years After Explosion, Challenger Engineer Still Blames Himself : The Two-Way : NPR

    Bob Ebeling, an anonymous source for NPR’s 1986 report on the disaster, tells NPR that despite warning NASA of troubles before the launch, he believes God "shouldn’t have picked me for that job."

    http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/01/28/464744781/30-years-after-disaster-challenger-engineer-still-blames-himself

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  8. Episode 677: The Experiment Experiment

    A few years back, a famous psychologist published a series of studies that found people could predict the future — not all the time, but more often than if they were guessing by chance alone.

    The paper left psychologists with two options.

    "Either we have to conclude that ESP is true," says Brian Nosek, a psychologist at the University of Virginia, "or we have to change our beliefs about the right ways to do science."

    Nosek is going with Option B — and not just for psychology experiments. He thinks there’s something wrong with the way we’re doing science. And he launched a massive project to try to fix it.

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  9. Kathleen Kennedy: From Standing In Line To See ‘Star Wars’ To Producing It Herself : NPR

    The Lucasfilm president was handpicked by George Lucas to take over his company and the franchise. She’s aware that all her film mentors have been men; "I need to bring other women along," she says.

    http://www.npr.org/2015/12/17/459976428/kathleen-kennedy-from-standing-in-line-to-see-star-wars-to-producing-it-herself

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  10. Spoken™ - In a galaxy far far away, NPR reviewed the original ‘Star Wars’ in 1977

    Susan Stamberg, then host of All Things Considered, and NPR’s then movie critic Tom Shales discuss the new movie “Star Wars,” later renamed “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.”

    https://spoken.co/t/2514991

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