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Q&A: Why Teaching Music Matters 
  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:09:58 -0400 
    From homeless parent to Ph.D., Margaret Martin has always believed in the power of music. She founded Harmony Project, which puts instruments into the hands of kids from L.A.'s toughest neighborhoods.


Clintons Return To Iowa To Rally Democratic Hopefuls 
  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 17:08:00 -0400 
    The Clintons are back in Iowa at an event that is the place to see and be seen for ambitious Democrats. NPR's Arun Rath talks with national political correspondent Don Gonyea.


Hannah Storm, A Pro, Fan And Mother, Gives NFL An Earful 
  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:31:00 -0400 
    A football fan who's also the mother of three daughters, ESPN's Hannah Storm asked some tough questions Sunday that show how hard the week has been for families who follow the NFL.


Greg Norman Says He's Lucky Not To Have Cut His Hand Off 
  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:42:00 -0400 
    After a chainsaw accident, Australian golfer Greg Norman posted photos this weekend showing him recovering from the ordeal. Norman had been cutting branches off a tree at his Florida home.


U.S. Call To Fight Militants Stirs Bitter Memories For Iraq's Sunnis 
  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 09:52:00 -0400 
    President Obama wants Sunnis to join the battle against the Islamic State. But those who helped fight al-Qaida several years ago feel abused by the Iraqi military, and now are not so eager to sign up.


Will Obama's Plan Be Enough To Quell Islamic State? 
  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:48:00 -0400 
    Last week, President Obama laid out a plan to fight the Islamic State. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to David Rothkopf, CEO and editor of Foreign Policy magazine, about Obama's foreign policy strategy.


Howling Babies Drove Prehistoric Warriors Into Battle? 
  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:03:13 -0400 
    Can a colicky baby's piercing scream be militarized? As in, made (literally) into a weapon of war? Oh, absolutely, says this scholar, smiling ever so slightly.


Overthinking It: Using Food As A Racial Metaphor 
  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 05:27:00 -0400 
    Why do we use fruits, vegetables, Twinkies and other food items to describe the idea of someone being [Race A] on the inside, [Race B] on the outside?


Newly Crowned Miss America Felt Helpless Against Domestic Violence 
  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 05:21:00 -0400 
    Pageant contestants often pick feel-good issues for their platform topics. Miss New York chose domestic violence because she lived it. There are many reasons why women stay with an abuser, she says.


California Blue Whales On The Rebound, Study Says 
  Sat, 13 Sep 2014 17:09:00 -0400 
    California blue whales are rebounding to historic levels after being hammered by whaling, a University of Washington study says. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Trevor Branch, co-author of the study.


U.S. Is Ramping Up Support In Iraq, But So Is Iran 
  Sat, 13 Sep 2014 17:09:00 -0400 
    President Obama said the U.S. would continue to expand military support to Iraqi forces fighting Sunni extremists. Kate Brannen of Foreign Policy talks to NPR's Arun Rath about Iran's role in Iraq.


San Diego School District's New 18-Ton Armored Vehicle Creates Stir 
  Sat, 13 Sep 2014 16:36:00 -0400 
    The mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle, or MRAP, will have teddy bears in it, school police officials say. The MRAP is a piece of military surplus equipment that's worth around $733,000.


Phoenix Mercury Wins WNBA Title In A Sweep Of Chicago 
  Sat, 13 Sep 2014 11:23:00 -0400 
    Thanks to Candice Dupree and Diana Taurasi, the Phoenix Mercury overcame the absence of star center Brittney Griner, who averaged nearly 4 blocks per game this season.


Wendy Davis Tells Of Her Own Difficult Abortions In 'Forgetting' 
  Sat, 13 Sep 2014 10:40:00 -0400 
    A champion of abortion rights, the Texas gubernatorial candidate reveals she terminated two of her pregnancies — once because her life was endangered.


Obama's Hawkish Plan For Islamic State Puts Doves In A Quandary 
  Sat, 13 Sep 2014 09:34:00 -0400 
    The president's proposal to degrade and destroy the Islamic State poses a challenge for members of his own party, who have traditionally provided the anti-war voices in Congress.
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Q&A: Why Teaching Music Matters  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:09:58 -0400
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