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9:31am

Sat July 30, 2011
Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

Singer-Songwriter Rosanne Cash Plays Not My Job

Originally published on Fri July 29, 2011 2:57 pm

It's tough to have a famous parent, really hard to go into the same business, and almost impossible to create a brilliant career in your own right ... but that's exactly what singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash, daughter of Johnny Cash, has done.

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9:22am

Sat July 30, 2011
NPR Story

God's Polling Power

In this week's essay, host Scott Simon reflects on the almighty power of polls — on the almighty.

7:46am

Sat July 30, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Your Health Podcast: From Peacock Finances To Relieved Livers

You are the same person wherever you are, right? Well, Dr. Vlad Griskevicius might beg to differ. The professor of marketing at the University of Minnesota looked at how people's personal spending behavior varies from city to city.

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6:31am

Sat July 30, 2011
Author Interviews

'Night Train' Pulls Through Segregated South

The Night Train

In Clyde Edgerton's new novel, The Night Train, the main characters are friends, but no one knows it.

The two boys, Larry Lime Nolan and Dwayne Hallston, work side by side at Dwayne's father's furniture store. They both love the music that's taken hold of the country in 1963, the time the novel is set. But in their hometown of Starke, N.C., Dwayne, who is white, and Larry, who is black, have to keep their friendship concealed like some family embarrassment.

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6:14am

Sat July 30, 2011
Africa

Conflict Zone Slows Aid For Somalia's Famine Victims

U.S. officials are sounding increasingly frustrated that they and other big donors can't mount the kind of humanitarian operation that is needed in Somalia. Violence in Mogadishu this week is just the latest of their troubles.

Aid work is never easy, but the troubles add up quickly in a conflict zone like Somalia, says Assistant Secretary of State Eric Schwartz.

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