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West Wing Fans: 'C.J. Cregg' Returns To The White House Briefing Room

NPR | April 29, 2016 12:06 p.m.

Actress Allison Janney, who played the White House press secretary in the NBC drama made a surprise appearance during the daily press briefing to talk about opioid addiction.

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Scans Show 'Brain Dictionary' Groups Words By Meaning

NPR | April 27, 2016 5:32 p.m.

Brain maps constructed by MRI imaging show that language meaning is distributed throughout the brain's outer layer. And it turns out that different people organize language in similar ways.

Entertainment | Elections | Music

What Harriet Tubman, Prince And Beyonce Can Teach Us About Politics

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

What if we took some tips from think-piece culture in the way we talk about our politics?

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I'm Not Sad About Prince, But Let Me Explain

NPR | April 23, 2016 9:41 a.m.

I grew up in a conservative evangelical home in the Midwest. When Prince died and flashes of purple filled my social media feeds, I felt like an outsider watching a ritual I couldn't fully join.

Entertainment | World

Joking About A North Korean Cooking Show Just Isn't Funny

NPR | April 23, 2016 6:36 a.m.

A cooking show featuring Kim Jong Un is reportedly a hit in North Korea. Though it's a setup ripe for satire, NPR's Scott Simon says millions of starving North Koreans make it too serious for jokes.

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In Shakespeare's Day, Hunger Tore Through England. His Plays Tell The Tale

NPR | April 23, 2016 4 a.m.

Many food riots broke out during Shakespeare's era. Endless rain wiped out crops, and speculators profited (including the bard). The chaos and anxiety around food show up in some of his famous works.

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'British Bake Off' Winner Takes On The Toughest Judge Of All: The Queen

NPR | April 22, 2016 11:35 a.m.

This year the task of coming up with a birthday cake fit for a queen fell to Nadiya Hussain, the winner of the most recent season of the wildly popular TV show The Great British Bake Off.

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ESPN Fires Curt Schilling For 'Unacceptable' Conduct

NPR | April 21, 2016 11:28 a.m.

The pitcher-turned-analyst shared a post on Facebook that appeared to comment on North Carolina's law that bars transgender people from using the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity.

Entertainment | Science | Environment

Why Our Brains Weren't Made To Deal With Climate Change

NPR | April 20, 2016 7:26 a.m.

Human beings would be better at fighting climate change if we weren't so, well, human. In this episode, we explore the psychological barriers to addressing climate change.

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How LSD Makes Your Brain One With The Universe

NPR | April 18, 2016 7:43 a.m.

Researchers are starting to look at the therapeutic possibilities of psychedelic drugs. A sensation that the self is merging with the world could be due to changes in brain connections, a study says.