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Margot Adler: NPR Reporter and Author, 1946-2014

Margot Adler helped Paganism gain wider understanding and respectability. Her passing at 68 from cancer this last Monday, 28 July ’14 also leaves a gap on the airwaves.   1,034 more words


American Doctor Sick With Ebola Now Fighting For His Life in Monrovia - US National Public Radio

When Dr. Kent Brantly finished his residency in Texas two years ago, he and his family immediately moved to West Africa to help people there. 24 more words


"The Graham Norton Show" is Worth Watching

Lately, I’ve been having trouble sleeping… because I’ve been watching this hilarious British talk show, “The Graham Norton Show.”  David Bianculli of National Public Radio’s “Fresh Air” gave a… 297 more words


What’s behind the ongoing violence in Gaza - And NPR Drug Pushers

Israeli’s take cover as Hamas Launches missiles into Israel. 

The differences between Hamas and Israel are so profound, it’s almost as though the two aren’t living in the same century. 315 more words

Society And Government

Trampled by Turtles return to David Letterman's 'Late Show'

More than two years after playing first playing the show, Duluth bluegrass folk-rock band Trampled by Turtles returned to “The Late Show with David Letterman” Tuesday night in New York City. 194 more words

Entertainment & Arts

The Burden of Stress in America

The Burden of Stress in America (PDF)
Source: NPR/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Harvard School of Public Health

The NPR/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Harvard School of Public Health Burden of Stress in America Survey was conducted from March 5 to April 8, 2014 with a sample of 2,505 respondents.

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Psychology And Sociology

Watch It Swallow An Entire Tree In Seconds - Robert Krulwich/NPR

They are called excavator mulchers. That’s polite. What they really do is swallow trees. This one, a DAH Forestry Mulcher,  from Quebec’s manufacturer , Denis Cimaf, consumes a 30-foot-tall, mature spruce (starting at the top, landing at the bottom) in 15 seconds. 64 more words

Education/Science & Tech/Media