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'These Birds Walk': The Story Of Pakistan's Runaway Children
The documentary These Birds Walk is about great sadness in the very young. NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks to co-directors Omar Mullick and Bassam Tariq, who spent three years in Pakistan to make the film.
Carnaval In Recife: Long History, Interesting Future
In northeastern Brazil, a pre-Lenten Carnival party has its roots in slavery and religion.
ABBA's 1970s Costumes Decidedly Worth The Tax Break
ABBA singer Bjorn Ulvaeus has revealed a secret behind the band's costumes. It was not only fashion that determined their sartorial choices.
Ecological Stories Uncovered With Whale Bones In Chile
Several years ago, construction workers in Chile found whale fossils from 6 to 9 million years ago. NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks with Nick Pyenson, a paleontologist with the Smithsonian, who helped remove the fossils.
What To Watch For This Primary Election Season
Primaries for the 2014 election season are about to kick off. NPR's Jacki Lyden checks in with NPR political editor Charles Mahtesian about the challenges to GOP incumbents from Tea Party candidates.
5 Years On, Tea Party Patriots 'Making A Difference,' Co-Founder Says
The Tea Party Patriots, one of the nation's largest Tea Party groups, celebrated its fifth anniversary this past week. NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks with the president and co-founder, Jenny Beth Martin.
An Ambassador's Take On Ukraine's Tenuous Situation
Michael McFaul just returned from a dramatic two years as U.S. ambassador to Russia. NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks him about the situation in Ukraine and Russia's response.
'Women Of Vision': Making Pictures In All Corners Of The World
"Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment" is a book and exhibition. NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks with two of the featured photographers, Maggie Steber and Amy Toensing.
'Frozen' Success Gives Norway A Potential Tourism Boost
The box-office hit Frozen is nominated for two Oscars: best animated feature and best original song. Since the movie was released, visits to Norway's tourism site have more than tripled.
With Housing Recovery, Mortgage-Market Jobs Dip
There are signs that the housing recovery may be slowing, and are now at their lowest point in 18 months. Does that mean we are headed for another housing swoon?