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Acting For Film Or Acting For Life? Doc Tells Story Of Kim Jong Il's Captives

NPR | Sept. 26, 2016 7:05 p.m.

The North Korean leader was so crazy about movies that he kidnapped a South Korean actress and director and forced them to work for him. The Lovers and the Despot tells their story.

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They Dreamed Of Sheep (Farming): Peek Inside An Alabama Dairy

NPR | Sept. 26, 2016 3:07 p.m.

Greg Kelly wanted out of corporate America for a lifestyle better suited to raising a family. So he and his wife launched Alabama's only sheep dairy. "We feel like we're really living now," she says.

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Arts And Craft Beers: Brewers Draw Drinkers' Eyes With Snazzy Tap Handles

NPR | Sept. 26, 2016 1:53 p.m.

As craft brewers try to make their brews stand out in an increasingly crowded field, they're driving the expansion of a singular business: custom-made beer taps.

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How Arnold Palmer Hit A Hole-In-One With His Signature Drink

NPR | Sept. 26, 2016 1:51 p.m.

As we mourn the golf great, we acknowledge another contribution he made to our culture: the tasty and refreshing iced tea and lemonade beverage that carries his name.

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Food For Thought: 10 Restaurants That Shaped America

NPR | Sept. 26, 2016 12:49 p.m.

A Yale historian's new book explores America's changing tastes, and what they say about our culture — from class mobility to civil rights to women's changing status.

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If You Think Eating Is A Political Act, Say Thanks To Frances Moore Lappe

NPR | Sept. 26, 2016 12:48 p.m.

When Frances Moore Lappe wrote the best-selling Diet For A Small Planet back in 1971, she helped start a conversation about the social and environmental impacts of the foods we choose.

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'Working' Then And Now: Studs Terkel's Book Interviews Resurface As Audio

NPR | Sept. 26, 2016 11:29 a.m.

All this week on NPR, you'll hear the voices of people Studs Terkel interviewed in his book, Working. Among the interviews you'll hear this week are a telephone operator and hotel piano player.

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National Museum Of African American History Opens Its Doors

NPR | Sept. 26, 2016 6:22 a.m.

More than 100 years after it was originally proposed, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is opening its doors in Washington, D.C.

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Long Before Burning Man, Zozobra Brought Fire And Redemption To The Desert

NPR | Sept. 25, 2016 4:19 p.m.

For decades, residents in Santa Fe, N.M., have gathered to burn a massive puppet — but only after stuffing it with symbols of their woes. It's a way to release the past year's sadness and start anew.

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While Everyone Was Partying At Woodstock, I Was Stuck At Schrafft's

NPR | Sept. 24, 2016 5:51 a.m.

The chain restaurant that catered to women helped redefine how Americans eat, according to a new book. For NPR's Lynn Neary, it also defined how she did and didn't fit with the counterculture.