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8:10pm

Fri May 8, 2015
Animals

In 'Rise Of Animals,' Sir David Attenborough Tells Story Of Vertebrates

Originally published on Mon May 11, 2015 1:23 pm

Sir David Attenborough at the Beijing Museum of Natural History with fossil of Juramaia, as featured in the Smithsonian Channel series Rise of Animals: Triumph of the Vertebrates.
Courtesy Smithsonian Channel

Famed British broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough has been lending his calming voice to nature documentaries ever since TV was in black and white.

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4:32am

Wed May 6, 2015
The Race Card Project: Six-Word Essays

6 Words: 'My Name Is Jamaal ... I'm White'

Originally published on Wed May 6, 2015 2:09 pm

Jamaal Allan is a teacher in Des Moines, Iowa. His name has taken him on a lifelong odyssey of racial encounters.
Courtesy of Jamaal Allan

NPR continues a series of conversations from The Race Card Project, in which thousands of people have submitted their thoughts on race and cultural identity in six words.

People make a lot of assumptions based on a name alone.

Jamaal Allan, a high school teacher in Des Moines, Iowa, should know. To the surprise of many who have only seen his name, Allan is white. And that's taken him on a lifelong odyssey of racial encounters.

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5:02am

Tue May 5, 2015
The 'Morning Edition' Book Club

Join The 'Morning Edition' Book Club As We Read 'A God In Ruins'

Originally published on Wed May 6, 2015 12:17 pm

A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson is May's Morning Edition book club selection. We'll talk with Atkinson on June 16. Read along with us, and send us your questions and comments about the book. (Book guide by Veronica Erb/NPR)
Emily Jan NPR

Welcome to the second session of the Morning Edition book club! Here's how it works: A well-known writer will pick a book he or she loved. We'll all read it. Then, you'll send us your questions about the book. About a month later, we'll reconvene to talk about the book with the author and the writer who picked it.

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2:03am

Tue May 5, 2015
Music Interviews

Willie Nelson: 'Ain't Many Of Us Left'

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 9:14 am

In his new memoir, It's A Long Story, Willie Nelson writes about his early career as a DJ in Fort Worth. He can still recite what he'd say on the air.
David McClister Courtesy of Little, Brown and Company

The first thing you notice when you get on Willie Nelson's tour bus is a pungent aroma. Parked outside a gigantic casino and performance venue in Thackerville, Okla., Nelson offers NPR's David Greene a joint, which Greene declines. Nelson says he understands.

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3:22am

Mon May 4, 2015
Photography

A Landscape Of Abundance Becomes A Landscape Of Scarcity

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 11:44 am

Courtesy of Matt Black

Photographer Matt Black grew up in California's Central Valley. He has dedicated his life to documenting the area's small towns and farmers.

Last year, he says he realized what had been a mild drought was now severe. It had simply stopped raining.

"It was kind of a daily surreal thing to walk outside," Black says.

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5:26pm

Sun May 3, 2015
My Big Break

From Bond Girl To Medicine Woman: Jane Seymour's Big Break

Originally published on Mon May 11, 2015 8:13 am

Roger Moore and Jane Seymour in Live And Let Die.
Danjaq/Eon/UA/The Kobal Collection

As part of a series called My Big Break, All Things Considered is collecting stories of triumph, big and small. These are the moments when everything seems to click, and people leap forward into their careers.

You know actress Jane Seymour from the frontier town of Colorado Springs in the hit TV show Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.

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5:26pm

Sun May 3, 2015
Author Interviews

With Comedic Touch, 'Zombie Wars' Tackles Impact Of Real Violence

Originally published on Sun May 3, 2015 6:20 pm

Emily Jan NPR

Night of the Living Dead director George Romero once told NPR his movies have always been less about zombies, and more about humans and the mistakes they make.

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10:17am

Sun May 3, 2015
Goats and Soda

Nepal's Medical Worries: Crowded Hospitals, Open Wounds

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 2:09 pm

Hospital staff members work at the reception area of a hospital in Kathmandu. Some 14,000 were injured in Nepal's earthquake.
Nicolas Asfouri AFP/Getty Images

An estimated 14,000 were injured in April's earthquake in Nepal. The caseload is overwhelming hospitals in Kathmandu, says Dr. Bianca Grecu-Jacobs, a resident in emergency medicine from California who was working in Nepal when the quake struck.

"[In] the lobby areas, patients just are on the floor waiting," Grecu-Jacobs says via Skype from Katmandu. "They strung up IVs for patients who need them in whatever manner they can."

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7:45am

Sun May 3, 2015
Author Interviews

Demystifying The Art World In 'Playing To The Gallery'

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 2:09 pm

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6:59am

Sun May 3, 2015
Music Interviews

Kurt Cobain Speaks — Through Art And Audio Diaries — In 'Montage Of Heck'

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 2:09 pm

Kurt Cobain with daughter Frances.
Courtesy of HBO

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