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Friday's Stories December 26, 2014

A Year In Review: The Stories That Changed The World

From the missing Malaysian plane, to the self-proclaimed Islamic State in the Middle East to West Africa's Ebola crisis.

5 Ways To Prevent A Personal Cyber Attack

One cyber expert offers some easy and affordable ways to safeguard yourself and your personal information on the internet.

Dixie Cups 'Chapel of Love' Turns 50

The members of The Dixie Cups discuss their 1964 hit about "going to the chapel."

Shark Diving: When Fear Doesn't Get In The Way

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Is Voicemail Becoming Obsolete? Coca-Cola Thinks So

Coca-cola has decided to eliminate voicemail in order to increase workplace productivity.

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Turkish Student Freed But Still Faces Trial

A 16-year-old student could face a four-year sentence for allegedly insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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When Tragedy Sparks A Remembrance

In Cleveland, communities are using public displays to help with the grieving process.

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American Coal Mines Stay Open Despite Millions In Safety Fines

An NPR investigation found that there's a loophole in the regulation, allowing mine owners to operate unsafe mines across the country.

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Nations Hit By Tsunami Mark 10th Anniversary

More than 220,000 people were killed in the 2004 tsunami.

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Comedian Flings Insults At Here & Now Host

Susie Essman is on a national comedy tour. You may know her as Susie Greene on the HBO series "Curb Your Enthusiasm"

Music From The Show

From Luke Kirkland to Grimes.

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December 23 22 Comments

A Suggestion for A Live Holiday Broadcast: Bring Back Amahl!

Ron Cohen suggests that Gian Carlo Menotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors!" should make a comeback for the holiday season.

December 23 25 Comments

Do Protests Incite People With Mental Illness?

Although people with mental illness sometimes distort the message of movements, far more are victims of violence rather than perpetrators, says one psychiatrist.

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A Guide To Gifts For Those Who Can’t See

With only three days left until Christmas, check out gift ideas for friends or loved ones who are visually impaired.

December 22 41 Comments

Stay-At-Home Dad By Choice

A new study shows men make up 16 percent of caretakers, and a growing percentage are choosing it not because of a poor economy but because they want to stay home.

December 19 Comment

Why El Salvador’s Youth Are Fleeing

David Boeri's report begins in the San Salvador medical examiner's receiving room, where the youth of El Salvador are on display.

December 19 Comment

Artist Andres Serrano On Photographing Cuba

The controversial artist discusses his 2012 trip to his mother's home country and shares his photos.

December 18 Comment

College Counselor: ‘A Deferral Is Not A Denial’

Lisa Micele shares tips for applying to college — especially for students who have been deferred under early decision.

December 18 19 Comments

America’s Political Dynasties

Americans under 38 have only experienced one presidential election that did not involve a Bush or a Clinton.


Here & Now resident chef and cookbook author Kathy Gunst shares her list of the best cookbooks of the year.

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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

December 25 2 Comments

Former Olympic Marathon Champ Weighs In On Recent Doping Scandal

Frank Shorter says the recent doping allegations against three-time Boston Marathon champ Rita Jeptoo can offer a platform to create new anti-doping policies.

December 25 Comment

The Storyteller Behind 'A Christmas Story'

We take a look back at the life of a storyteller whose most famous movie plays non-stop during the holiday season.

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Animated Films Become Bridge To Child With Autism

When acclaimed journalist Ron Suskind's son Owen was nearly three years old, he suddenly stopped communicating.

December 24 Comment

International Year In Review      

From the beheading of American journalist James Foley to a massive cyberattack provoked by the upcoming film, "The Interview."