A Prairie Home Companion

Saturdays from 5-7 p.m.
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A Prairie Home Companion is a live radio variety show created and hosted by Garrison Keillor. The show usually originates from the Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul, Minnesota, although it is frequently taken on the road. A Prairie Home Companion is known for its musical guests, especially folk and traditional musicians, tongue-in-cheek radio drama, and Keillor's storytelling segment, "News from Lake Wobegon".

Find out more about A Prairie Home Companion at prairiehome.publicradio.org.

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All Tech Considered
6:30 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Hands-Free, Mind-Free: What We Lose Through Automation

NPR's Robert Siegel and Michael Minielly, a Mercedes-Benz representative, drive a new S550 4Matic, which allows for semi-autonomous driving.
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Originally published on Mon September 29, 2014 9:04 pm

Nicholas Carr's books are the nagging, tech-wary conscience of the digital age. In The Shallows, he warned that surfing the Internet is destroying our attention span.

Now in his new book, The Glass Cage, Carr warns us that computers are making more and more decisions for us, and we risk forgetting how to make those decisions ourselves.

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Book Reviews
6:29 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Novelist Caitlin Moran Wryly Shows 'How To Build A Girl'

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Caitlin Moran's weekly column for The Times, has gained fans all across the U.K. With humor and a wry, self-deprecating wit, she writes on a wide range of topics that include government, technology, beauty and pop culture — all of which become, under her feisty gaze, feminist issues.

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NPR Ed
5:15 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

When Teachers, Not Students, Do The Cheating

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Originally published on Mon September 29, 2014 6:30 pm

Opening arguments began today in the trial of 12 Atlanta educators charged in an alleged cheating conspiracy that came to light in 2009.

Prosecutors claim there was widespread cheating on state tests throughout the city's public schools, affecting thousands of students.

The case has brought national attention to the issue, raising questions about whether the pressures to improve scores have driven a few educators to fudge the numbers, but also about broader consequences.

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Around the Nation
5:15 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

White House Fence Jumper Made It Farther Into Building Than Reported

Originally published on Tue September 30, 2014 12:20 am

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Around the Nation
5:15 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Tensions Flare Again Between Police, Protestors In Ferguson

Originally published on Mon September 29, 2014 6:30 pm

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Asia
5:15 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Modi Galvanizes Indian Diaspora On U.S. Visit

Originally published on Mon September 29, 2014 6:30 pm

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Music
6:43 pm
Sun September 28, 2014

How Did 'Bailando' Become A Spanglish Crossover Hit?

Enrique Iglesias' song "Bailando" — with versions in Spanish and in Spanglish — has hit big both on the Latin pop charts and the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
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Originally published on Mon September 29, 2014 2:34 pm

If you've been listening to American pop radio in the past five months or so, you likely heard Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias' hit song "Bailando."

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Business
5:38 pm
Sun September 28, 2014

Movie Theaters Hope To Add Another Dimension To Their Profits

Theaters that call themselves 4-D use lights, moving seats, fog and even sprays of water and air to give moviegoers a unique experience — one they hope audiences will consider worthy of higher ticket prices.
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Originally published on Sun September 28, 2014 7:06 pm

Some experimental features have been popping up in movie theaters lately. One of them is a so-called 4-D experience. It's hard to describe in words exactly what a 4-D movie experience feels like, but here's one attempt: it is intense.

During a recent screening of Guardians of the Galaxy in 4-D at the Regal Cinemas LA Live theater, the seat moved up and down and side to side, like a simulator ride. There were strobe lights; fog seemed to come out of the walls and little jets of water sprayed over the seats.

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NPR Story
5:06 pm
Sun September 28, 2014

How A Journalist Ended Up On A Terror Watch List

Originally published on Sun September 28, 2014 6:43 pm

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NPR Story
5:06 pm
Sun September 28, 2014

Hong Kong Police Answer Large Pro-Democracy Protest With Tear Gas

Originally published on Sun September 28, 2014 6:43 pm

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