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"Every artist wants his work to be permanent. But what is? The Aswan Dam covered some of the greatest art in the world. Venice is sinking. Great books and pictures were lost in the Florence floods. In the meantime we still enjoy butterflies."

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Black Doll Show Inspires With Wakandan Heroes And Jazz Superstars  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:23:00 -0500
For 34 years, the William Grant Still Arts Center in Los Angeles has showcased diverse dolls for children. This year's theme, Jazz Superheroes, incorporates Marvel characters and musical giants. 
Rising Oceans A Slow-Moving Disaster, But Also A Business Opportunity  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:12:00 -0500
Miami is being swallowed by the Atlantic Ocean. NPR's Arun Rath talks to reporter Laura Parker about how developers in south Florida are hoping to capitalize on rising water levels. 
Obama Proposes New Protections For Arctic National Wildlife Refuge  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 14:54:00 -0500
The president recommends more than 12 million acres of the region receive the highest level of protection available for public lands. 
'Blizzard-Like' Conditions Set To Hit Northeast  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 10:29:00 -0500
A major storm system, expected to peak Monday and Tuesday, could dump as much as two feet of snow in some areas. 
A GOP Weekend, Courtesy Of The Koch Network And Citizens United  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:24:00 -0500
Contenders for the 2016 presidential race spoke at Saturday's Iowa Freedom Summit, and on Sunday night senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul will participate in a livestreamed discussion. 
'Walking The Walk' With Students ... And Screaming Fans  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 08:13:00 -0500
When their students are asleep, these teachers are onstage in LA's punk rock scene. 
Obama Begins 3-Day Visit To India  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 08:00:00 -0500
President Obama met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to White House correspondent Scott Horsley about the bilateral talks. 
'How Do You Tell Your Kids That You've Got Alzheimer's?'  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:37:00 -0500
Writer Greg O'Brien was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease five years ago. He describes what it was like to hear the news — and break it to his family. 
Measles Outbreak Linked To Disneyland Hits Over 70 Cases  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:02:00 -0500
A measles outbreak linked to Disneyland in California has now infected over 70 people, many unvaccinated. NPR's Arun Rath talks with science writer Seth Mnookin, author of The Panic Virus
Patriots' Coach: Team 'Followed Rules' On Inflation Of Footballs  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 16:09:00 -0500
Bill Belichick says that after an exhaustive investigation he determined that temperature differences between the locker room and the field inadvertently caused the discrepancies. 
As U.S. Reengages With Cuba, Art Museums Make a Trade  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:42:00 -0500
The Bronx Museum of the Arts and Cuba's National Museum of Fine Arts are exchanging works from their collections. It's the largest art exchange between the two countries in more than 50 years. 
Should Shared Ancestry Force A Judge's Recusal?  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:42:00 -0500
An Iranian-American immigration judge is suing the Department of Justice over its requirement that she not hear cases involving Iranians. 
The Drone War's Bottleneck: Too Many Targets, Not Enough Pilots  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:42:00 -0500
Much of America's military campaign in Iraq and Syria is conducted by drones. NPR's Scott Simon talks with U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh about the shortage of drone pilots. 
Obama's India Visit Arrives At A Moment Of Optimism  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:42:00 -0500
President Obama arrives in India Saturday to visit Prime Minister Narendra Modi. NPR's Scott Simon talks to India correspondent Julie McCarthy about what the trip means for U.S.-India relations. 
Netanyahu Speech To Congress Is High-Risk, High-Reward, Analysts Say  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:42:00 -0500
Israelis are watching the latest spat between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the White House — which could worsen his country's global standing, but win him votes in Israel's March elections.