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James Ingram On 'Song Travels'

Sep 13, 2013

R&B singer-songwriter James Ingram rose to prominence for his 1982 duet with Patti Austin, "Baby, Come to Me," and continued a string of partnerships with hit-makers such as Quincy Jones and Michael McDonald. Ingram has been nominated for 14 Grammy Awards, including wins for "One Hundred Ways" and "Somewhere Out There."

12 Fall Flicks Not to Miss

Sep 13, 2013
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After a summer of what he calls "Dumb and Dumber” movies, film critic David Luhrssen is looking forward to fall's film line-up.

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At 5:45 a.m. on the morning of my last day in Detroit, I groggily emerge onto the street outside the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel.

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I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Now it's time for our weekly visit to the barbershop where the guys talk about what's in the news and what's on their minds. Sitting in the chairs for a shape-up this week are writer Jimi Izrael, with us from Cleveland. Here in our Washington, D.C. studios, sports writer and journalism professor Kevin Blackistone, Corey Dade, contributing editor for The Root, and NPR editor Ammad Omar decided to stick around. What do you know?

AMMAD OMAR, BYLINE: Hey, why not?

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And now it's time for Backtalk, that's where we hear from you. Editor Ammad Omar is back with us once again. What's going on today, Ammad?

Are White Women Harder Hit By Poverty?

Sep 13, 2013

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This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. It is Friday and back in the day this was payday for most people, so we thought this was as good a day as any to talk about wealth, wages and poverty. In a few minutes we will hear about how poverty seems to be affecting the health of white women in a dramatic way.

Mstislav Reaperpovich

Sep 13, 2013

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Food Failures: When Home Canning Goes Wrong

Sep 13, 2013

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This is SCIENCE FRIDAY. I'm Ira Flatow.

(SOUNDBITE OF POP)

BILL: Ooh, there it goes. Cool.

(SOUNDBITE OF POP)

LINDA: Ooh, I love it.

(LAUGHTER)

LINDA: It makes me giggle every time.

FLATOW: Oh, they're happy people. They're Bill and Linda, two home cantors on YouTube. If you can your own pickles and salsas and jams, I'm sure you, too, know that satisfying popping sound as your jars cool.

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