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9:32 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Beyond The Battlefield, Soldiers Fight An 'Invisible War'

Kori Cioca, who served in the U.S. Coast Guard, and her husband Rob in an emotional interview for The Invisible War.
Cinedigm/Docurama Films

Originally published on Wed February 20, 2013 2:35 pm

Next up in an ongoing series of Talk of the Nation conversations with filmmakers nominated in the Best Documentary Feature category at the Oscars: NPR's Neal Conan talks to the filmmakers behind The Invisible War, which investigates the extent of sexual assault in the military.

Through a series of in-depth interviews with victims, the film documents the repercussions of reporting sexual assault and makes an argument for changes in the military adjudication system.

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Krulwich Wonders...
9:31 am
Wed February 13, 2013

The Egg Makes Its Move In A New Version Of Which Came First: The Chicken Or the Egg?

Robert Krulwich NPR

Originally published on Mon February 11, 2013 11:40 am

Which came first? I just bumped into a new take on this old puzzler.

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Deceptive Cadence
9:31 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Classical Grammys 2013: Same Old Winners, Bold New Music

Members of eighth blackbird performing at the pre-telecast Grammy Awards Sunday.
Kevork Djansezian Getty Images

Originally published on Mon February 11, 2013 11:23 am

Ah, the joys of Monday morning quarterbacking, classical style.

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This Is NPR
9:04 am
Wed February 13, 2013

NPR In The News: The Power of NPR Music Edition

courtesy of Anya Grundmann

Originally published on Fri February 15, 2013 12:25 pm

We've got some exciting news to share today: Our own Anya Grundmann, Director and Executive Producer of NPR Music, is part of the 2013 Billboard Power 100 list.

She's in pretty impressive company, as other names include Clive Davis, Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid, Ryan Seacrest and Jimmy Iovine. Now in its second year, the Power 100 highlights major players and influencers in the music industry today.

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Political Junkie
9:03 am
Wed February 13, 2013

As With The Losses In '64 And '76, More Self-Examination In The GOP

Moderates triumphed at the '76 convention but their candidate, Ronald Reagan, lost the general election in the fall,
Anthony Camerano AP

Originally published on Mon February 11, 2013 10:51 am

Another defeat in the race for president has led to the inevitable round of soul-searching for the Republican Party. This time — unlike, say, in the aftermaths of the defeats of 1964 and 1976 — it is less clear how to get the GOP out of its rut.

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Planet Money
9:03 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Ask A Banker: Stock Tips!

Paul Goyette Flickr

Originally published on Mon February 11, 2013 2:36 pm

Hi! It's Ask a Banker! I'm a former banker, current Dealbreaker editor and occasional answerer of questions real and imagined here. This week we'll continue a mini-streak of answering actual questions submitted by actual people. Help us keep it up by sending questions to planetmoney@npr.org with "ask a banker" in the subject line, or ask on Twitter (@planetmoney).

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You Must Read This
9:03 am
Wed February 13, 2013

On The 50th Anniversary Of Sylvia Plath's Death, A Look At Her Beginning

Sylvia Plath

Originally published on Mon February 11, 2013 6:03 am

Craig Morgan Teicher's latest collection of poetry is called To Keep Love Blurry.

Fifty years ago today, Sylvia Plath ended her life as a major poet and an artist of the highest order. But one could hardly have predicted, from her taut yet unfocused first book, The Colossus, her only book of poetry published in her lifetime, that she would, or even could, become the poet we know, revere — and maybe even fear — as Sylvia Plath.

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First Listen
9:01 am
Wed February 13, 2013

First Listen: 'Son Of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys'

Keith Richards collaborates with Tom Waits in "Shenandoah" for Son of Rogues Gallery, out Feb. 19.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun February 24, 2013 7:40 am

Audio for this feature is no longer available.

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First Listen
9:01 am
Wed February 13, 2013

First Listen: Ivan & Alyosha, 'All The Times We Had'

Ivan & Alyosha's first full-length album, All the Times We Had, comes out Feb. 26.
Kyle Dean Reinford Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed February 27, 2013 6:18 pm

Audio for this feature is no longer available.

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The Two-Way
8:55 am
Wed February 13, 2013

The State Of The Union In 10 Headlines

President Obama during Tuesday night's State of the Union address. Behind him: Vice President Biden (left) and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.
Pete Marovich EPA /LANDOV

Originally published on Wed February 13, 2013 9:04 am

Since what's said and written about a State of the Union address on the morning after can determine what's most remembered about such speeches, let's look at Wednesday's headlines:

-- NPR's It's All Politics: "Obama To Congress: With Or Without You."

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