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Document Advice For Beleaguered Battleground State Residents: Leave Town
With the presidential campaign season already underway, NPR's Linda Wertheimer has a hot tip for swing state voters feeling besieged: Rent your house to a political operative and take a vacation.
Document Wordless Ads Speak Volumes In 'Unbranded' Images Of Women
Artist Hank Willis Thomas strips slogans and brands off ads to create images that expose American preoccupations. His last series focused on African-Americans; his new work features white women.
Document The Week In Sports: The Cubs Next Big Thing
NPR's Tom Goldman joins host Linda Wertheimer to talk about the NBA playoffs — is a Cleveland championship in the offing? — and Kris Bryant's debut on the diamond with the Chicago Cubs.
Document Culinary Siblings Give Pasta A Healthy Makeover
In a low-carb world, pasta has issues. But it's poised for a comeback, say Joseph Bastianich and Tanya Bastianich Manuali, who talk with NPR's Linda Wertheimer about their cookbook, <em>Healthy Pasta</em>.
Document Formerly Homeless Vet And His Dad Remember His Darkest Moments
When Marine Cpl. Zach Stiles returned from Iraq, he couldn't sleep, hold down a job or pay rent. He and his father sat down with StoryCorps to talk, for the first time, about his life after the war.
Document At 84, Poet Gary Snyder Lives In 'This Present Moment'
Poet Gary Snyder has hung with the Beats, studied Buddhism, worked as a logger and he's still going strong. He talks with NPR's Linda Wertheimer about his new collection, <em>This Present Moment</em>.
Document Latest Mediterranean Incident Highlights Italy's Migrant Crisis
Italian police detained 15 Muslim migrants this week, accused of throwing 12 Christians off a smuggling vessel in the Mediterranean because of their faith.
Document Frustrations Fuel Violence Against Immigrants In South Africa
Mobs with machetes attacked immigrants in Durban, South Africa, Thursday, hoping to drive out foreigners looking for work. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with the BBC's Milton Nkosi about the attacks.
Document Global Bankers Meet To Resolve A Two-Speed World Economy
The IMF and World Bank meet this weekend. Likely on the agenda: the Iran deal, ISIS and Russia. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with Foreign Policy's David Rothkopf about the state of the global economy.
Document Company's Secret Weapon To Make Videos Go Viral
Videos don't always go viral just because they're clever or show a cat prancing on a skateboard. Often a company finds the video, promotes it and sells its licensing rights to media buyers.
Document Why Water Markets Might Work In California
When Australia suffered a drought in the 2000s, it set up markets to trade water rights. NPR's Linda Wertheimer asks McKenzie Funk whether water markets could help California.
Document Islander Fans Already Miss Their 'Wonderful Dump' Of A Stadium
The N.Y. Islanders are playing their last games on New York's Long Island. They leave the aging Nassau Coliseum for new digs in Brooklyn after the Stanley Cup, and some fans are already in mourning.
Document 20 Years Later, Oklahoma City Bombing Victims Fight Stigmas
Twenty years after the Oklahoma City bombing, nearly one in four survivors has markers for PTSD. Counselors are still opening up new cases for first responders as a result of the bombing.
Document In Panama, Restoring Streets And Reforming Gangs At The Same Time
Like its Central American neighbors, Panama is dealing with a rise in gangs, but a hotel developer has taken on several of the gangs in his neighborhood, offering them rehabilitation, jobs and hope.
Document Brooklyn Brewery Dares Diners To Eat Like Dutch Settlers
Pass the salt pork! A brewery in New York took diners back in time with local dishes from the 1650s. That means a lot of venison, sumac, fried dough and &mdash; don't worry &mdash; beer.

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