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NFL Looks To Training To Prevent Domestic Violence By Players

It's not violence on the job that makes some pro football players beat their wives or children, psychologists say. It's often childhood experience, fanned by a culture that accepts such behavior.


The Biology Of Altruism: Good Deeds May Be Rooted In The Brain

Angela Stimpson donated a kidney to a complete stranger. Why did she do it? Researchers found that the brains of Stimpson and other altruists are sensitive to fear and distress in a stranger's face.


Shrinking Pool Of Volunteer Firefighters Leaves Communities At Risk

Busy schedules and long hours of training are partly to blame for the ever-shrinking volunteer pool.


Snowden Reveal Makes Israeli Spies' Protest An American Issue

Forty-three veterans of Unit 8200, Israel's secretive surveillance organization, say they were directed to spy indiscriminately on Palestinians. Were they using intelligence gathered by the NSA?


Man Caught At White House Is An Army Veteran

Omar J. Gonzales, the 42-year-old man who the Secret Service says ran onto the White House grounds and entered a door Friday night, is an Army veteran who served in Iraq.


Which Catholics Offer Birth Control? Look To The Insurers

Catholic universities and hospitals argue they shouldn't have to offer contraceptive coverage, but many Catholic insurance companies have been making it available for years.


Large Protests In Hundreds Of Cities Vent Ire Over Climate Change

The People's Climate March was timed to draw the notice of world leaders gathering for this week's U.N. Climate Summit in New York.


She Found Love, But Still Seeks A Storybook Ending

Storycorps' Outloud series tells stories from the LGBT community. We hear about one woman in Alabama who left her husband for another woman. She was cast out of her church and lost her children.


Lodging Like A High-End Health Club

In Norwalk, Conn., a new hotel focusing on fitness targets business travelers who want to stick to healthy routines while on the road. It's a new niche for the hospitality industry.


Climate Marchers Try To Build Momentum For 2015

Tens of thousands of people demanding action on climate change are expected to march in New York City, ahead of the UN Climate Summit. Joel Rose speaks with NPR's Wade Goodwyn from the protests.


U.S. Launches Media Campaign To Counter ISIS Videos

The Islamic State is posting graphic violent images on social media to recruit fighters. NPR's Wade Goodwyn speaks with the State Department's Alberto Fernandez about the U.S.'s aggressive response.


Adding Color To 'The Great White Way'

NPR's Michel Martin asks a panel of award-winning playwrights how diverse artists are challenging Broadway's landscape, and whether it matters.


For This Job, You Need A Creepy Voice And A Fabulous Scream

Halloween may seem like it's a long ways away, but haunted houses around the country are already getting ready, and they are looking for aspiring actors who can make the hair on your neck stand up.


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    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Sacramento’s Music Circus is wrapping up its summer season with a revival of “La Cage aux Folles,” a show famous for its colorful costumes worn by male dancers in drag. Jeff Hudson says this 30-year-old musical is more conventional than you think.

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    Monday, August 18, 2014

    Writers have been poking fun at selfish, money-hoarding misers for centuries. One classic comedy from the 1600’s by French playwright Moliere is getting a contemporary California update by Main Street Theatre Works in Jackson.

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