Turkish Valley Home To Human Settlements For Millenia Soon Will Be A Lake

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In southeastern Turkey, an ancient town that has long been associated with the region's Kurdish heritage is slated to be flooded by a massive dam project on the Tigris River.

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The White House Says Nursing Home Regulations Are Too Tough

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The Trump administration wants to reduce the "burden" on nursing home operators by relaxing rules governing the facilities. Critics see troubling implications for the care of millions of residents.

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Irving Burgie, Songwriter Who Helped Bring Calypso To America, Dies At 95

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The Brooklyn-born Burgie studied at Juilliard and co-wrote many of the songs on Harry Belafonte's breakthrough album, Calypso, including his genre-defining hit, "Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)."

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Not My Job: Singer Alex Boyé Gets Quizzed On Chef Boyardee

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In October, we went to Salt Lake City to record our 1,000th show and invited Alex Boyé, a former Mormon Tabernacle Choir member and YouTube star, to play our quiz.

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Not My Job: We Quiz Actor And Director Olivia Wilde On Buffalo Wild Wings

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We've invited Wilde to answer three questions about the casual dining franchise Buffalo Wild Wings. Originally broadcast June 8, 2019.

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Not My Job: We Quiz Actor Henry Winkler On Twinklers

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We've invited Winkler to play a game called "Oooh, look at the twinklers!" Three questions about stars. Originally broadcast Aug. 10, 2019.

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Not My Job: We Quiz 'Orange Is The New Black' Author On Laundering (Clothes)

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Piper Kerman served time for money laundering but how much does she know about actual laundering? Originally broadcast July 20, 2019.

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Opinion: Emergency Rooms Shouldn't Be Parking Lots For Patients

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Patients in hospital ERs can wait hours for inpatient beds to open up. The delays can be maddening. A solution for this long-standing problem has been elusive in the U.S., despite progress elsewhere.

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Book: 'In That Time'

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NPR's Don Gonyea speaks with Daniel Weiss, president and CEO of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, about his new book In That Time: Michael O'Donnell and the Tragic Era of Vietnam.

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Filmmaking Program Helps Disadvantaged Kids See A Path To Hollywood

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Hollywood's film industry can be tough to break in to, and that's especially true if you are a poor kid without resources. Creating Creators is all about changing that — and it's having some success.

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'He'd Asked Me To Complete These Works': Adam Cohen On 'Thanks For The Dance'

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Leonard Cohen's son, Adam, speaks about producing his father's posthumous album and how he urged his father to record vocal ideas up until his death.

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Impeachment: The View From Swing States

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NPR's Don Gonyea discusses attitudes towards impeachment in three swing states — Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan — with pollster Charles Franklin, and journalists Salena Zito and Rochelle Riley.

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Pope Francis Sends A Relic Of Jesus' Manger To The Holy Land

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At the start of Christmas season, Pope Francis has sent a small piece of wooden relic reputed to be part of Jesus' manger after he was born to Bethlehem, traditionally known as Jesus' birthplace.

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The College Football Game That Put A Dent In Desegregation

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Fifty years ago, two football teams tangled in Florida. It was a momentous contest: It helped to change the course of race relations during a difficult Civil Rights period.

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London Knife Attacker Identified; Public Lauds Narwhal Tusk Takedown

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Usman Khan, 28, had served the minimum eight years of a 16-year sentence for his involvement in a plot to bomb the London Stock Exchange and build a terrorist training camp in 2012.

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