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Rachel Martin is taking some time off following the birth of her second child. A series of guest hosts will be heard until her return.

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The Experts The Ebola Response May Need: Anthropologists

The scientists who study humans and their cultures could help health care professionals treat people who are reasonably, desperately afraid, they argue.


With Savvy And New-Age Speeches, A First Couple Runs Nicaragua

Daniel Ortega is not the bombastic revolutionary of years past. He's toned down the rhetoric and his wife runs day-to-day operations. Critics say it's not unlike the regime he toppled 30 years ago.


With The End In Sight, Holder Reflects On His Legacy

Attorney General Eric Holder tells NPR's Carrie Johnson that he's sorry his parents couldn't see Obama's tribute to him on Thursday — and that his greatest regret hit home on a visit to Newtown.


A Puzzle Cheer: Give Me An 'A'!

This week, we've got clues for two words. Add a long A sound at the end of the first word to phonetically get the second one.


Detroit Salon Finds New Ways To Use Old Hair

New businesses in Detroit are helping revitalize the economy. One of those new businesses is the Social Club Grooming Company, a barbershop/salon that promotes sustainability.


'Guests' Is A Story Of Mystery, Manners And Dramatic Love

NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to novelist Sarah Waters about her latest book, The Paying Guests. It's a historical novel and a lesbian love story, with a courtroom drama mixed in.


Obama Gets A Political Boost From ISIS Strikes

President Obama's approval rating ticked up slightly after launching air strikes in Iraq and Syria. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Mara Liasson about what this could mean for the midterm elections.


Some Democrats At Odds Over Obama's Claim To Airstrike Authority

President Obama did not seek permission from Congress to launch airstrikes last week. Legal experts and some lawmakers question how valid his claims for action are.


Album Takes Marty Stuart From Saturday Rock To Sunday Gospel

From the honky-tonk to the house of worship, country music legend Marty Stuart's got you covered. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Stuart about his new double album, Saturday Night And Sunday Morning.


A Jetpack That Keeps Its Wearer On The Ground

Engineering graduate student Jason Kerestes helped build a jetpack that would make it easier for soldiers to run a four-minute mile. He speaks with NPR's Linda Wertheimer about the project.



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