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OPB Sunday Conversation: Portland Comedian Bri Pruett

OPB | Nov. 29, 2015 9:59 a.m.

“The best shows in this city are run by women,” Pruett says.

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It's Not Hosting SNL, But NBC Will Give 'Equal Time' To 4 GOP Candidates

NPR | Nov. 24, 2015 1:50 p.m.

The candidates made requests for equal time after Donald Trump guest hosted Saturday Night Live earlier this month. NBC will let them broadcast campaign messages on affiliate stations this weekend.

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Dorothy Dress From 'The Wizard Of Oz' Sells For More Than $1.5M

NPR | Nov. 24, 2015 1:20 p.m.

The price for the well-known blue-and-white gingham pinafore exceeded expectations at auction.

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WATCH: Teen Solves Rubik's Cube In Record Time; Fellow 'Speed Cubers' Go Wild

NPR | Nov. 24, 2015 11:53 a.m.

Fourteen-year-old Lucas Etter unmixed a 3x3x3 Rubik's Cube in 4.904 seconds, setting a new world record and becoming the first person to break the 5-second mark for solving the puzzle.

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How To Survive (And Maybe Even Enjoy) Thanksgiving Dinner

NPR | Nov. 24, 2015 9:44 a.m.

The holidays are a time to give thanks and be with the people we love. But sometimes those gatherings can be a bit challenging. This week, social-science based tips for having the best holiday season.

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How Can You See Without Seeing?

NPR | Nov. 20, 2015 11:10 a.m.

Daniel Kish has been blind since he was 13 months old, but has learned to "see" using a form of echolocation.

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Video: 'Grey's Anatomy' Star Sara Ramirez Brings Empathy And Activism To Acting

NPR | Nov. 19, 2015 3:53 p.m.

Sara Ramirez didn't see herself reflected on the silver screen growing up, but her love for the arts drove her to pursue a career in acting anyway.

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Once A Hard Sell, Wal-Mart's Patti LaBelle Pies Fly Off Shelves

NPR | Nov. 18, 2015 6:58 a.m.

The sweet potato pie, sold in boxes bearing LaBelle's face, was a ho-hum seller until a video singing its praises went viral last week. Why pie fever? Partly, it's about celebrating black culture.

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Aziz Ansari: Talking Modern Love With The 'Master Of None'

NPR | Nov. 17, 2015 8:56 a.m.

Hidden Brain host Shankar Vedantam talks to comedian Aziz Ansari — star of a new Netflix show and coauthor of Modern Romance — about Tinder, texting and how dating is a bit like... buying jam.

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Aziz Ansari's Show Gives Me Pause About Being An Indian Dad In America

NPR | Nov. 16, 2015 6:47 a.m.

The U.S.-born creator of Master of None loved working with his Indian folks. But as the father of a 6-year-old, I worry that family ties here aren't as strong as in my homeland.