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01.15.2017
Machines
Computer scientists are closing in on the next frontier in artificial intelligence — machines that can create. Make art. Write stories. Compose music. The dream is to open the...
03.06.2016
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Tom Morello
Music and social change go hand in hand. We explore the secret history of protest music. Songs and social movements you might have missed -- from the early days of rock and roll...

On Our Minds

Running
Occasionally, we have interviews that need to be heard before we can fit them into a full show. They're too exciting to keep to ourselves. Instead, they become a special...
Larry Brilliant is a doctor, co-founder of the digital social network the Well, and he was the first executive director of Google.org. But back in the Sixties, he was a...
Colson Whitehead’s novel The Underground Railroad just won the 2016 National Book Award. Steve Paulson spoke with him about this powerful, sweeping epic. Hear an excerpt of...
This month the National Book Awards will announce this year’s winners. Among the finalists is Jacqueline Woodson’s novel “Another Brooklyn.” It’s her first adult novel in two...
One of the most horrific episodes in American history occurred on December 29, 1890. The U.S. Cavalry surrounded an encampment of Lakota on the Pine Ridge Reservation in...

From Aleppo to Chicago

Mariela Shaker on finding her way out of Syria. More on her journey on Medium.

 

Mariela Shaker on finding her way out of Syria.

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