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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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At Life's Last Threshold, Choir Brings Comfort

At a hospice in Nashville, volunteers sing hymns and lullabies to the dying. They're part of a national organization that uses music to soothe life's final passage.


A Video Game Tribute To Robin Williams

Robin Williams' love of video games was well known in the gaming community. After his death, gamers started a petition asking World of Warcraft to memorialize the actor in the game.


Chemical Dump Poisons A Texas Town In 'Friendswood'

NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Rene Steinke about her new book, Friendswood. The novel follows four characters who must deal with the legacy of a toxic leak in their small Texas town.


New Cameras Will Map Florida's Reefs

A scientific survey of coral reefs off the Florida keys is being done using the same fish-eye camera lenses that Google uses to capture street views. Scientists will use the images for research.


Race Change Surgery Is Reality In 'Your Face In Mine'

What if you could undergo racial reassignment surgery and switch races? That's the premise of a new novel, Your Face in Mine. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with author Jess Row.


Power: Leaders In South Sudan Disengaged Despite Crisis

NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power about her recent trip to South Sudan.


Police And Protesters Clash Over Curfew In Ferguson

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency in Ferguson on Saturday and enforced a five-hour curfew. The night ended with tear gas and arrests of some protesters.


Couple Runs A Ring Around Australia

Janette Murray-Wakelin and Alan Murray spent 2013 running around the perimeter of Australia. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with the Murrays about the epic trip that took them more than 10,000 miles.


Cold Winter Depleted Some Coastal Fish Populations

The extreme cold weather on the East Coast last winter has meant that some fishermen have smaller catches this summer. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to fishing forecaster Mitchell Roffer in Florida.


Why This Ebola Outbreak Is Different Than Earlier Versions

In 1976, Dr. David Heymann of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine helped curb the first Ebola outbreak in what was then Zaire. He speaks with NPR's Linda Wertheimer.



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