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"What's gonna all bring us together is when we recognize that diversity in each other and not be afraid of it," Melissa Etheridge says. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Interviews

Melissa Etheridge Opens Her Heart

Etheridge talks about being accepted by her conservative hometown, being truthful with the public, getting married and living her monster-ness.

Gesine Bullock-Prado's "Mittens The Cat Cake" takes a few days to make — but she says it's worth it. Courtesy of Gesine Bullock-Prado hide caption

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Found Recipes

Good Luck Keeping Your Paws Off 'Mittens The Cat Cake'

The story behind Gesine Bullock-Prado's elaborate chocolate-marzipan-pumpkin mousse cake involves her late mother and a rescue cat named Mittens.

Library volunteer Jeanne Million talks with Ferguson resident Phillip Sampson at the Ferguson Public Library. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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The Two-Way

A Nationwide Outpouring Of Support For Tiny Ferguson Library

The Ferguson Public Library has become a refuge for community during a difficult time. In response, donations to the library have reached "several orders of magnitude" higher than ever.

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Casa Dominique is an ecolodge on Lanzarote's northern coast. Julie Genicot, a French trekking guide, has lived in Lanzarote since her grandparents opened the Casa Dominique when she was a child. She worries that offshore oil drilling might ruin the natural environment she grew up in. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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"What's gonna all bring us together is when we recognize that diversity in each other and not be afraid of it," Melissa Etheridge says. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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