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Golf Course Provides Oasis For Low-Income Kids

1 hour 11 min ago

All summer long, kids from a gritty neighborhood in Providence, R.I., have been escaping to a golf course and driving range carved out of a vacant lot. At Button Hole, a new generation is learning golf for a dollar a game.

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On Final Recording, Joe Beck Exposes Possibilities Of The Guitar

1 hour 11 min ago

Guitarist Joe Beck said he thought of the guitar as a six-piece band. Music reviewer Tom Moon says that's exactly how Beck's music sounds: layers of overlapping ideas. He reviews Beck's posthumous release, "Get Me Joe Beck."

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As Casinos Close, Atlantic City Tries To Pivot Focus Elsewhere

1 hour 11 min ago

Thousands of employees lost their casino jobs with the closure of the Showboat and Revel casinos in Atlantic City. This is the latest development in a painful transition for Atlantic City, which faces greater competition for gamblers from neighboring states.

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Analyst: Response To Russian Incursion Will Be 'Defining Moment' For NATO

1 hour 11 min ago

President Obama heads to Europe this week to take part in the NATO summit. The alliance is weighing how to respond to Russia's incursions into Ukraine.

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Tony Stewart Returns To The NASCAR Track

1 hour 11 min ago

Audie Cornish talks with USA Today reporter Nate Ryan about Tony Stewart's return to NASCAR racing for the first time since fellow driver Kevin Ward was killed.

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Doing The Hard Work Of Becoming A 'Real Man'

1 hour 11 min ago

The process of becoming a man isn't always an easy one, but poet Saeed Jones says that reading Real Man Adventures by T Cooper, can make the journey more joyful.

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Why Do We Blindly Sign Terms Of Service Agreements?

1 hour 12 min ago

Audie Cornish talks with University of Chicago Law School professor Omri Ben-Shahar about terms of service agreements for software and websites.

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Obama Touts Economic Gains At Labor Day Event

1 hour 12 min ago

President Obama traveled to Milwaukee on Monday to attend a Labor Day rally. NPR's Scott Horsley talks with Audie Cornish about the president's speech.

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Ebola Outbreak Takes Toll On Africa's Health Workers

1 hour 12 min ago

Nearly 260 health workers in West Africa have been infected, and 134 have died. Dr. Robert Garry of Tulane University, who worked with five who died, discusses the devastation in the community.

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Economic Impact Of Ebola Crisis Spreads Across Africa

1 hour 12 min ago

Ebola has exposed weaknesses in Africa's health networks and a failure to work together to arrest the spread of the virus. The "not our problem" response is taking an economic toll on the continent.

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Guns Boom In 2014 Campaign Ads

1 hour 12 min ago

Ads with candidates shooting guns are proliferating this year, and it can all be traced back to Sen. Joe Manchin's famed 2010 spot titled "Dead Aim."

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40 Years After 'Working,' A View From The Driver's Seat

1 hour 12 min ago

Four decades after Studs Terkel's famous collection of oral histories was published, Radio Diaries revives one of his interviews with Helen Moog, an Ohio taxi driver and grandmother of five.

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First Listen: Robert Plant, 'Lullaby And... The Ceaseless Roar'

1 hour 19 min ago

Plant's 10th solo album lovingly layers elements in ways that mirror memory, creating new constructs from floating shards of the musical past.

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Americans Detained In N. Korea Urge U.S. To Secure Their Release

2 hours 1 min ago

In interviews with CNN and The Associated Press, Kenneth Bae, Jeffrey Fowle and Matthew Miller appealed to the U.S. to send a senior representative to secure their release.

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These 5 Crops Are Still Hand-Harvested, And It's Hard Work

2 hours 54 min ago

Saffron, vanilla, palm oil, cacao and cottonseed oil are still picked by hand in some parts of the world. Sometimes that manual labor shows up in the price of the food; sometimes it doesn't.

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It Has Been 100 Years Since The Passenger Pigeon Became Extinct

3 hours 4 min ago

Passenger pigeons were once the world's most abundant bird, but they were also the cheapest protein available. The last passenger pigeon, Martha, died exactly a century ago at the Cincinnati Zoo.

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To Model Manhood, Immigrant Dads Draw From Two Worlds

3 hours 24 min ago

Many immigrant men in the U.S. work hard to hold onto definitions of masculinity from their native countries — while also rejecting more rigid gender roles that may be the norm in their homelands.

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Cutting Back On Carbs, Not Fat, May Lead To More Weight Loss

3 hours 28 min ago

A new diet study concludes that a low-carbohydrate diet leads to almost three times more weight loss than a traditional low-fat diet where carbs made up 40 to 45 percent of calories.

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Another Visit With Ukulele Sensation Jake Shimabukuro

3 hours 39 min ago

"There's something really magical about the ukulele," Jake says. "It feels so good, it makes you smile, and it just makes everything okay."

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The Story Of Little Feat's Fame, Destruction And Revival

3 hours 40 min ago

The archetypal '70s band had a charismatic frontman and wonderful songs, but they also had drug problems and kept breaking up. Their Warner Bros. recordings are in a new box set called Rad Gumbo.

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