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Help Wanted: Must Like Heights And High Voltage

A shortage of line workers raises the question: How do you entice millennials into tough electric utility work, when "you can't get a kid to lick a stamp, much less climb a pole" these days?

Somaloka Ancient Future
Ladakh Ancient Future
Bayan Ko Florante Aguilar
While We Are Here Jamie Baum Septet
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Break It Down: NPR Reporters Fact Check The Republican Debate

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India Edvin Marton
Bellydance Edvin Marton
Peasant Dance My Education
I'll Be Around Yo La Tengo
I Heard You Looking Yo La Tengo

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The NFL Is Kicking The Ball To The United Kingdom. Why?

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Morse Code Enemies

Older Russians relax during a rally in Moscow. Even with steady improvements in life expectancy, Russian men — whose life expectancy was about 56 years in 1995 — today have an average life span of just under 66 years. Men in Europe live on average 10 years longer. Maxim Shipenkov/EPA/Landov hide caption

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A Post-Soviet Baby Bust Comes Back To Bite Russia

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From The Window Of My Room Dorena

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GOP Debate Wi-Fi Password: 'StopHillary'

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At Sea Dorena

Kolkata now has its first food truck: Agdum Bagdum. Its owners, two foodies who quit pharmaceutical jobs to become food truckers, were inspired by America's food truck craze — which, of course, was inspired by street food in places like Kolkata. Sandip Roy for NPR hide caption

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America's Food Truck Craze Parks On The Streets Of Kolkata

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Chandra Prem Joshua & Band
Monkey Fight Snake The Bombay Royale
Jessica The Allman Brothers Band

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Help Wanted: Must Like Heights And High Voltage

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Cliffs of Dover Eric Johnson
Infinite Mirror Lite