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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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Womack Returns To The Spotlight With 'The Way I'm Livin' '

Grammy-winning country singer Lee Ann Womack has a new album. NPR's Wade Goodwyn, a fellow Texan, speaks with her about The Way I'm Livin'.


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 Will Try To Build Momentum For 2015

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


Afghan Presidential Candidates Sign Power-Sharing Agreement

When the Afghan presidential elections were held, each candidates proclaimed himself the winner. Correspondent Sean Carberry tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn a power-sharing deal has been hammered out.


Syrian Refugees Flood Turkish Border

Tens of thousands of Syrian refugees are fleeing fighting between Kurdish forces and the Islamic State militants. NPR's Wade Goodwyn speaks to correspondent Deb Amos from the border about the crisis.


Study Pits Head Strength Of Crossworders And Scrabblers

Michael Toma of Claremont University has looked into the differing cognitive abilities of crossword puzzle experts versus Scrabble aficionados. NPR's Wade Goodwyn discovers the differences.


How Drones Changed Modern Warfare

NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to retired Air Force Gen. David Deptula and author Richard Whittle about their new book, Predator: The Secret Origins of the Drone Revolution.


Boys Puzzle Through Twists And Turns In 'Maze Runner'

NPR's Wade Goodwyn speaks with young Korean-American actor Ki Hong Lee, who appears in the new film, The Maze Runner, about how he broke into acting, and Asian-Americans in Hollywood.


Jargon-Free History Of The Universe Finds Beauty In Ordinary Words

Astrophysicist Roberto Trotta argues that we don't need jargon. He tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn he's compiled a history of the universe as we know it, using only the 1,000 most-common English words.



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