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'More Than A Political Status': Ai Weiwei Captures Scale Of Global Refugee Crisis

NPR | Oct. 17, 2017 6:41 a.m.

For his new documentary, Human Flow, the Chinese artist-activist traveled around the world to document the scope and human toll of the international refugee crisis.

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Astronaut Scott Kelly's Latest Mission: A Book

NPR | Oct. 17, 2017 6:40 a.m.

After a year in space, Kelly says, writing a book was harder than he thought — but still, he adds, "If I write a bad sentence people are only going to get angry with me. They're not going to die."

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Anthony Bourdain Urges Americans To 'Value The Things We Eat'

NPR | Oct. 17, 2017 4:16 a.m.

In interview with NPR's Here & Now about his new documentary, Wasted! The Story of Food Waste, the chef drives home the enormity of the problem and the importance of changing our perspective.

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'SNL' Goes After 'Well-Dressed Skin Tag' Weinstein, Stages Pence Walkouts

NPR | Oct. 15, 2017 6:23 a.m.

Slammed for last week's silence on Weinstein, the show ripped into sex abuse allegations against the producer. Elsewhere, Kate McKinnon revived Kellyanne Conway as an eerie Pennywise from It.

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PHOTOS: Trees That Tell Stories About The World We Live In

NPR | Oct. 15, 2017 6:16 a.m.

In Wise Trees, a book by photographers Diane Cook and Len Jenshel, you'll see a holy tree in the middle of an Indian candy shop, a communal tree in Mozambique, a tree of tragedy in Cambodia.

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Harvey Weinstein Expelled From The Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts And Sciences

NPR | Oct. 15, 2017 6 a.m.

The film academy's 54-member board of governors, including Oscar-winning actors Whoopi Goldberg and Tom Hanks, voted to strip the legendary producer of his membership.

Science | Arts

Is Harrison Ford An Android In 'Blade Runner'?

NPR | Oct. 14, 2017 9:06 a.m.

Ever since the first movie achieved cult status, fans have hotly debated if Rick Deckard, played by Harrison Ford, is a replicant. Blade Runner 2047 leaves room for argument, says fan Adam Frank.

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New York District Attorney On The Defense Over Handling Of Weinstein Allegations

NPR | Oct. 13, 2017 5 p.m.

Cyrus Vance Jr. decided not to prosecute Harvey Weinstein despite an undercover audiotape of the movie mogul harassing an Italian model. Now Vance is under scrutiny over his handling of the case.

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On Halloween, Remember: Voodoo Isn't Black Magic

NPR | Oct. 13, 2017 12:47 p.m.

Halloween is nigh. Does your costume pass the racial sensitivity test? That's our topic this week on Ask Code Switch.

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Q-Tip Says His New Kennedy Center Role Helps 'Institutionalize Hip-Hop'

NPR | Oct. 13, 2017 8:53 a.m.

A Tribe Called Quest frontman is the first artistic director for hip-hop culture at the Kennedy Center. He discusses the cultural levity of his appointment and the current political climate.