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Want to hear testimonials from the "crazed" couch-surfing community or find out what's the fascination with the "Thriller" dance? Intern Edition has you covered. The show premiered Thursday, November 29 but if you missed it you can listen right here!
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Iraq Veterans Use Music as TherapyElliot Ward, Reporter and Producer
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Cliff Hudson used his guitar to combat the stress and anxiety of life in a war zone. Josh Revak used his to memorialize fallen comrades. Both have songs on a new CD from To The Fallen Records featuring the music of veterans.
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Black Republicans Fight for their Political VoiceWill Wright, Reporter; Sean Bowditch, Producer
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With America’s Presidential campaign filling the daily news, there are still heated debates over which political party is a true friend to a majority of African-Americans. As Black Republicans are working to increase their membership and candidates, some are optimistic that the African-Americans will find their place in the GOP.
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Latin American Artists Face Difficulty in American MuseumsSara Richards, Reporter and Producer
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Death is not a requirement for fame. Still, many living Latin American artists experience difficulty even before their work meets the gallery wall. Two curators explain this problem in light of Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide’s new retrospective.
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A Kitchen of One's OwnCarolyn Silveira, Reporter; Blake Armstrong, Producer
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Thousands of students have taken Monika Reti’s dinner-party-style cooking classes in Los Angeles. The central tenet of her school, HipCooks, is that anyone can cook, even without professional training, tools, or recipes. Her classes promote getting in touch with your senses and your hunger and knowing about the food you’ve got in front of you.
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Online Poker Deals an Unlikely CareerElliot Hannon, Reporter; Gul Tuysuz, Producer
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When Chris Wilson was first asked what he wanted to be when he grew up, the internet didn’t even exist. Now, as an adult, he’s found himself on an unforeseen career path as an online poker player. While this unlikely turn makes paying the rent easier than expected, life at the cyber tables turned out to be more daily grind and less Hollywood glamour than he wagered for.
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Surfing Off the Net and Into Your Living RoomFiona Zublin, Reporter; Asma Khalid, Producer
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Your mother always told you not to talk to strangers. But she didn't say anything about letting them sleep on your couch. Members of a growing online community are offering up their couches to strangers who need a place to crash -- and they are making new friends in the process.
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What is an Athlete? Kate Brandli, Reporter; Leah Scarpelli, Producer
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When people hear the word "athlete," images of sweat, blood and tears usually come to mind. But for some people, like coxswains on a crew team, tears are often shed, but rarely sweat or blood. What does it mean to be an athlete?
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'Thrilling' Students, One Zombie at a TimeAndrew Prince, Reporter; Sara Richards, Producer
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'Thriller' fanatic and dance instructor Terry Chasteen spent more than three months learning the moves to Michael Jackson's famous dance. Now, in his dance studio, he teaches the zombie moves right alongside the graceful steps of ballroom, Latin, swing and salsa.
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Sublime Frequencies Capture a World of SoundMichael Cosentino, Reporter; Gul Tuysuz, Producer
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In a quest to compile "ethnopsychedelic montages" of sound from the farthest reaches of the globe, Sublime Frequencies has taken field recording to a whole new level.
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Outsourcing Excavations to Skilled ProfessionalsErin Marie Williams, Reporter and Producer
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An archeological dig is a major production, especially if it takes place in a remote corner of the world. There are the logistics of getting to the site, the lengthy process of setting it up and the task of preserving what is found. Frequently, they are so big that modern archaeologists often outsource the digging to skilled excavators.
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Got a Deep Voice? You Might Strike Mating GoldSean Bowditch, Reporter; Asma Khalid, Producer
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While a nice body and a flirty smile often drive initial attraction, researchers say the sound of one’s voice might also be important. A new study found that in a small Tanzanian community, voice pitch plays an important role in choosing a partner.
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Muslim Speed DatingAsma Khalid, Reporter; Fiona Zublin, Producer
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Across the country, religious Muslims are turning to professional matrimonial networks to solve their relationship woes while maintaining respect for their Islamic traditions. One particularly intriguing Muslim marriage network, based in northern Virginia, is run by an Imam and his wife.
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Going WestKate Brandli, Reporter and Producer
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Going West is an audio collage piece about the idea of the west as a frontier, and what this means to people today.
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Atlanta Flower Punks: The Black Lips Justin Fernando, Reporter and Producer
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The Atlanta quartet, The Black Lips, play classic garage punk. Because of their insane onstage antics, they’ve been banned at several venues. The adventurous group is one of the few American punk bands to play in Israel’s West Bank.
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A 'Night Drive' with Chromatics Justin Fernando, Reporter and Producer
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The noisy art-rock outfit from Portland takes an innovative approach to modern Italo disco on Night Drive. While a number of musicians churn out electro/dance records, the group aims at creating something darker, and more original.
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Having the Stomach to be a Street Vendor in LA. Blake Armstrong, Reporter; Carolyn Silveira, Producer
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Los Angeles claims the largest population of Mexicans in any city, execept for Mexico City. Immigrants have made street food a popular treat for Angelenos, but for the vendors, selling on the streets can be dangerous.
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Against Your WillEjai Onunaku, Reporter; Fiona Zublin, Producer
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Growing up with a father who was abusive to her mother, Ejai Onunaku examines her parents' relationship and takes a look into how the role of a male and female are viewed internationally.
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Novice EMTs See Big Cases in Calif. FiresNate Plutzik, Guest Reporter; Jack McAndrews, Guest Producer
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With little experience, two EMTs raced through the streets of San Diego, Calif. to help victims of fires that ravaged the costal city in October. They dodged surfboards and worked 14 hours straight to transport patients to hospitals. Nate Plutzik is a temp working with NPR's SHARC team to develop a content management system that will reorganize the workflow throughout NPR. Although he is not an intern, his enthusiasm for the program won him the honorary title of guest reporter.
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