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8:45 am
Sun May 3, 2015

To Restore Its Shattered Treasures, Nepal Has A Secret Weapon

Master carvers like Ratna Muni Brahmacharya are in a position to play a key role in restoring Nepal's many damaged temples and monuments.
Julie McCarthy NPR

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 9:12 am

Blue-uniformed police do the heavy lifting in Dubar square in the city of Patan, one of Nepal's oldest. Moving wooden beams and stacking broken bricks, they sift through ruined monuments, some of which date back four centuries and more.

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Sunday Puzzle
8:03 am
Sun May 3, 2015

A Puzzle With Everything, Including The Kitchen Sink

NPR

Originally published on Sun May 3, 2015 10:50 am

On-air challenge: Each word provided is an anagram of something you might see in a kitchen. For example, "skin" is an anagram of "sink."

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Code Switch
7:56 am
Sun May 3, 2015

Stars Of TLC's 'Curvy Brides': All Curves Are Beautiful

Bride Jennifer Uniglicht tries on a gown at Curvaceous Couture, a bridal boutique specializing in plus-size designer gowns. Proprietors Yukia Walker and Yuneisia Harris (right) star in the new TLC show, Curvy Brides.
TLC

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 9:57 am

Yukia Harris Walker remembers the thrill of getting engaged, but the luster on that glow dimmed when she visited bridal salons and realized there weren't many dresses that would fit her. Walker was a size 14 at the time — as are a lot of American women — but there were no high end gowns for her to try, and the stores had to make-do.

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The Two-Way
7:55 am
Sun May 3, 2015

A Boat Of Their Own: All-Women Team Tackles Sailing's Toughest Race

Leg 5 from New Zealand to Itajai, Brazil aboard aboard Team SCA in March.
Anna-Lena Elled /Team SCA

Originally published on Sun May 3, 2015 10:50 am

What's the worst thing about sailing through the fierce winds and mountainous seas of the Southern Ocean?

"Just being freezing cold," says Sara Hastreiter, a 30-year-old native of Wyoming who is crewing on the first all-women Volvo Ocean Race team since 2001. The eight-month around-the-world event, sailed in stages, set off from Spain in October.

"Getting out of your bunk when you're just violently shivering. That's really tough," she says of the remote stretch of water that circles Antarctica.

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Race
7:49 am
Sun May 3, 2015

Protesters Hope To Sustain Momentum In Baltimore

Originally published on Sun May 3, 2015 2:23 pm

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History
7:49 am
Sun May 3, 2015

Orson Welles, Famous In Film, Also Brought Radio To Life

Originally published on Sun May 3, 2015 10:50 am

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(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

UNIDENTIFIED MAN #1: Ladies and gentlemen, the director of the Mercury Theatre and star of these broadcasts, Orson Welles.

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

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History
7:49 am
Sun May 3, 2015

Martha Washington's Letters Reveal A Vital Partner To George

Originally published on Sun May 3, 2015 10:50 am

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Race
7:49 am
Sun May 3, 2015

Amid Baltimore Protests, A 'Little Spotlight Of Joy'

New Shiloh Baptist Rev. Harold Carter Jr. (left) and Caleb Studivant, a 24-year-old member of the church, have closely watched the unrest surrounding the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore and the community's reaction.
Natalie Friedman Winston NPR

Originally published on Sun May 3, 2015 10:50 am

On Friday, Marilyn Mosby, the Baltimore City State's Attorney, announced criminal charges for six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray. The charges range from murder to assault and misconduct.

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Music
7:49 am
Sun May 3, 2015

Soul Singer Jerry Lawson's 'Just A Mortal Man' Almost Came True

The 71-year-old soul-singer Jerry Lawson had spent three months in a hospital due to an infected esophagus, and when got out, he wasn't sure how his voice would sound.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun May 3, 2015 4:09 pm

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Race
7:49 am
Sun May 3, 2015

Former Baltimore Mayor: Police Charges Send Signal On Arrest Standards

Originally published on Sun May 3, 2015 10:50 am

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Kurt Schmoke is the former mayor of Baltimore. He's now the president of the University of Baltimore. He joins us from his home. Welcome to the program.

KURT SCHMOKE: Thank you very much. I appreciate it.

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Sports
7:49 am
Sun May 3, 2015

Mayweather Defeats Pacquaio; Both Earn Millions

Originally published on Sun May 3, 2015 10:50 am

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Goats and Soda
7:49 am
Sun May 3, 2015

China Promises $46 Billion To Pave The Way For A Brand New Silk Road

Alison Hurt/NPR Xinhua

Originally published on Sun May 3, 2015 10:50 am

Go to Xi'an city in northwest China, and you can still hear amateur musical ensembles playing court music from the Tang Dynasty. One of the tunes is about flowers — tulips imported over the Silk Road from Europe some 1,300 years ago.

The Silk Road was a network of trade routes that allowed the exchange of goods and ideas between Asia and Europe, including between the Roman Empire and China's Han Dynasty, towards the end of the first century B.C.

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Middle East
7:49 am
Sun May 3, 2015

In A Surprise Move, Saudi King Picks His Successors

Originally published on Sun May 3, 2015 10:50 am

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World
7:49 am
Sun May 3, 2015

World Bank Borrowers Accused Of Unfair Evictions

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 2:39 pm

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Goats and Soda
7:03 am
Sun May 3, 2015

Why Your Future Vaccination Might Not Be A Shot

A patch that's the size of a nickel could one day administer the measles vaccine.
Gary W. Meek

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 11:43 am

Vaccines don't always make it into the people who need them the most. Many require a syringe and a needle to enter the bloodstream and create immunity. And that means a doctor or nurse has to do the job.

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Music Interviews
6:59 am
Sun May 3, 2015

Kurt Cobain Speaks — Through Art And Audio Diaries — In 'Montage Of Heck'

Kurt Cobain with daughter Frances.
Courtesy of HBO

Originally published on Sun May 3, 2015 10:50 am

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Goats and Soda
5:39 am
Sun May 3, 2015

What Happens To A Country When An Outbreak Of Ebola Ends?

Hair salons and bicycles are abundant in Bumba, a town in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Courteys of Dr. Heidi Larson

Originally published on Sun May 3, 2015 11:53 am

Liberia is nearing a milestone. On May 9, its Ebola outbreak will be officially declared over, assuming no new cases between now and then.

But what happens when an outbreak of Ebola ends?

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Shots - Health News
5:20 am
Sun May 3, 2015

Who Keeps Track If Your Surgery Goes Well Or Fails?

XiXinXing iStockphoto

In order to improve the quality of health care and reduce its costs, researchers need to know what works and what doesn't. One powerful way to do that is through a system of "registries," in which doctors and hospitals compile and share their results. But even in this era of big data, remarkably few medical registries exist.

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It's All Politics
5:03 am
Sun May 3, 2015

5 Things You Should Know About Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina at a luncheon Tuesday with New Hampshire Republican lawmakers.
Jim Cole AP

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 1:56 pm

This post was updated at 8:10 a.m. E.T. Monday

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It's All Politics
9:50 pm
Sat May 2, 2015

Texas Governor Deploys State Guard To Stave Off Obama Takeover

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott ordered the Texas State Guard to monitor a joint U.S. Special Forces training taking place in Texas, prompting outrage from some in his own party.
Eric Gay AP

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 12:59 pm

Since Gen. Sam Houston executed his famous retreat to glory to defeat the superior forces of Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, Texas has been ground zero for military training. We have so many military bases in the Lone Star State we could practically attack Russia.

So when rookie Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced he was ordering the Texas State Guard to monitor a Navy SEAL/Green Beret joint training exercise, which was taking place in Texas and several other states, everybody here looked up from their iPhones. What?

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