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Remembering Ballet Great Violette Verdy

We revisit our 2011 conversation with the acclaimed French ballerina, who died on Monday at the age of 82.

The Poetry That Led To A Death Sentence In Saudi Arabia

After international outcry, the sentence for Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh was reduced to prison time and lashes.

It's Clowns Vs. 'Soldiers Of Odin' In Finland

While an anti-migrant group called Soldiers of Odin patrols the streets, a parody group called Loldiers of Odin is responding.

Former Basketball Star Jay Williams Chases A New Dream

Two months after finishing his first season in the NBA, Williams nearly died in a motorcycle crash. He talks about what's happened since.

How Negative Interest Rates Work

Negative interest rates are in place in Sweden and Japan. Even Fed Chair Janet Yellen said it's something U.S. policymakers have considered.

Missouri Chocolate Maker Raises Awareness Of Cocoa Farmers' Plight

Shawn Askinosie's chocolate bars feature photographs of farmers who grow the beans that make his chocolate.

Sanders, Clinton Clash In Last Debate Before 'Super Tuesday'

Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton clashed over healthcare reform, the influence of money in politics, foreign policy and more.

Just In Time For Valentine's: The Judd Apatow Episode Of 'Modern Love'

In this episode of the podcast, director Judd Apatow reads Brian Gittis' essay "At the Hospital, An Interlude of Clarity."

National Corvette Museum Opens Exhibit To Commemorate 2014 Sinkhole

With the cars and building repaired, the museum is opening a special exhibit that also explains where sinkholes come from.

How Social Media Affected The Oregon Standoff

The final holdout surrendered to authorities after hours of live-streamed phone calls, with tens of thousands of people tuning in.