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NPR's Scott Simon considers the infinite possibilities of alien life.
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Ben Shirley's addictions landed him on the streets of Los Angeles. Now, at 53, he's turning his life around with the help of music.
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The late American painter created one of the 20th century's most recognizable works in "Christina's World." His centenary puts his distinct mastery, and varied critical reception, into perspective.
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One pro football fan decided not to boycott games this season because of the anthem controversy. Instead, he has used his tickets to send students and cops to the games so they can talk.
In Sitka, the local production of The Nutrcracker is uniquely Alaskan. Father Herring replaces Mother Ginger; the Mosquito Queen reigns instead of the Mouse King.
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Martha Brockenbrough's new children's book Love, Santa answers potentially delicate questions. "This source of magic that so enraptures us around this time of year — well, it's us," she says.
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A new cookbook aims to capture the blended cuisine of second-generation Indian-Americans. It pairs recipes with Bollywood movies, for an added taste of home.
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Melissa Barham went to the Jason Aldean concert with her family. They all escaped without physical injury, but Barham is wrestling with the emotional aftereffects, especially during the holidays.
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Members of the Ann Arbor, Mich. convent perform in the NPR studios and discuss their holiday album.
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A cemetery in rural Alaska that was built into the permanently frozen layer of soil is at risk now that the permafrost is melting.
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After a big political loss in the Alabama Senate race, Republicans are focusing on securing their first major legislative victory: passing a tax overhaul bill.
The NFL continues to produce drama on and off the field while the Ball family does the same for the NBA.
Scientists have been searching through passenger pigeon DNA to try to explain how such a huge, abundant population of birds could go extinct so quickly.
NPR's Scott Simon asks Polar Bears International chief scientist Steven Amstrup if the animals can survive if sea ice continues to melt.
The growing awareness about inappropriate behavior has created awkwardness in the workplace for some people. NPR's Scott Simon discusses the matter with Jennifer Green, a lobbyist in Florida.
The massive wildfire in California's Ventura and Santa Barbara counties continues to burn and destroy. Now residents are bringing lawsuits claiming utility companies are to blame.
Republican lawmakers released their final tax overhaul bill after differences between the House and Senate versions were hashed out. We look at how will it affect Americans taxes.
The satirical program Redacted Tonight would be at home on Comedy Central, but it airs on RT America, produced by a company the Trump administration required last month to register as a foreign agent.
Deputy Atty. Gen. Rod Rosenstein defended Robert Mueller and his team before Congress this week. Republicans are questioning the impartiality of the Russia investigation.
Listener Audrey Wang watched The Muppet Christmas Carol for the first time this week. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with her about what she thought of it.