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A Witness To The Bombing, A Nurse Returns To Boston As A Runner

Amelia Nelson was a volunteer nurse at the finish line of last year's Boston Marathon when the bombs went off. This year, she's back, and running for those who no longer can.


This May Be Rogue Parishioners' Last Easter In Closed Church

Ten years after sneaking into a church slated for closing, parishioners at Saint Frances Cabrini Catholic Church maintain a 24-hour vigil in attempt to keep their house of worship open.


Daniel Radcliffe's 'Crippled' Role Reaches Out To The Remote

Harry Potter no longer, Daniel Radcliffe spends considerable time devoted to the stage. His latest Broadway role is in the Cripple of Inishmaan, a dark comedy about an isolated Irish community.


Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo' Full Of Loneliness And Longing

In the new comedy Fading Gigolo, John Turturro plays the title character, and Woody Allen plays his pimp. This story originally broadcast on All Things Considered on April 18, 2014.


April Showers Bring Puzzle Flowers

With spring in the air, it's a fitting time for a flower puzzle. Find the flower answer using its anagram, minus one letter.


'Traveling Pants' Author Tries Traveling In Time

NPR's Petra Mayer profiles YA author Ann Brashares, whose new book The Here and Now follows a young girl and her community who've escaped a terrible future via time travel and landed in our present.


Exploring The Secret History Of The Cubicle

The new book, Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace, is a look at how the white-collar world came to be the way it is, and what it might become. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with author Nikil Saval.


Tiny Liechtenstein Loses A Precious Quarter-Acre

The tiny principality of Liechtenstein spreads across a grand total of 62 square miles. Now, it's getting smaller.


Japan's Competitive Poets Know How To Turn A Phrase

Each spring, Japan is consumed by a contest for style of poetry called Senryu. The poems are just three spare lines about the trials and tribulations of daily life.


How NBA Players Get Rest In An 82-Game Season

At the end of a long season, a team's games are even more important. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Slate.com's Mike Pesca about how teams strategize about players' performances.



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