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5:00am

Fri July 11, 2014
Movies

Poignant Cinema Sprung From 'The War To End All Wars'

Gary Cooper (left) & Jack La Rue in 1932's 'A Farewell to Arms.'
Paramount Pictures Film in the public domain

As we commemorate it's 100th anniversary, it's worth noting that films about World War I are nothing like the movies about World War II. While World War II films typically picture the end of the war as triumph, World War I movies reflect that ghastly absurd logic, and tend to end on notes of waste, loss and futility.

Most WWI films are anti-war, and there’s no such thing as triumph.

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3:00am

Fri July 11, 2014
Music

The New Sound Of Young Nashville: 3 Country Artists To Watch

Originally published on Fri July 11, 2014 8:20 am

Steelism is the duo of Jeremy Fetzer (left) and Spencer Cullum. Their debut full-length, 615 to Fame, will be out in September 2014.
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1:32am

Fri July 11, 2014
StoryCorps

For Two Sisters, A Family Bond Tightens In Bullet's Wake

Originally published on Fri July 11, 2014 9:13 am

Kai Leigh Harriott (center) with her sister Aja David (left) and their mother, Tonya David. Aja just graduated from college and Kai is headed to high school. The man who shot Kai is serving a 13- to 15-year sentence.
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Kai Leigh Harriott, 14, is paralyzed from the chest down, the result of a stray bullet that hit her when she was 3. She was sitting outside on her porch in Boston with her older sister, Aja David, who was baby-sitting her at the time.

It was around the Fourth of July, when the sound of fireworks is common. "All of a sudden that was the sound, although it was different. It was a gunshot," says Aja, now 25, on a visit to StoryCorps. "Someone was shooting. Not at us, but in our direction. I just was thinking about my little sister."

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1:31am

Fri July 11, 2014
Planet Money

When Ikea Raises Its Minimum Wage, Where Does The Money Come From?

Originally published on Fri July 11, 2014 1:04 pm

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Ikea, a company famous for keeping its costs down, recently announced that it would raise the average minimum wage for its retail workers to $10.76 an hour. Why would the company volunteer to pay its workers more?

"By taking better care of our coworkers," says Rob Olson, the acting president of Ikea U.S., "they will take better care of our customers, who will take better care of Ikea. We see it as a win-win-win opportunity."

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12:03am

Fri July 11, 2014
Music Interviews

Miranda Lambert And The Soft Side Of Tough

Originally published on Fri July 11, 2014 7:57 am

Miranda Lambert.
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Miranda Lambert has painted herself as one of country music's bad girls: Whether it's solo or with her trio Pistol Annies, she's got a deep catalog of songs about revenge, guns, cigarettes and beer. But her new album, Platinum, shows a more vulnerable side.

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