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April 17, 2014 | NPR · Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.
 
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April 17, 2014 | NPR · A typical UPS truck now has hundreds of sensors on it. That's changing the way UPS drivers work — and it foreshadows changes coming for workers throughout the economy.
 
April 17, 2014 | NPR · Brazil is the spiritual home of soccer and a world powerhouse in the sport. It's woven into the Brazilian psyche. Wins and losses have had repercussions in other realms — including politics.
 

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April 16, 2014 | NPR · Ukrainian tanks arrived in the city of Kramatorsk Wednesday morning. By the time they rolled out of the city, they were flying Russian flags. People in Kramatorsk tell the story of what happened.
 
April 16, 2014 | NPR · NATO has announced a strengthening of its forces near the alliance's eastern border. Gen. George Joulwan, the former NATO supreme allied commander for Europe, discusses the plan.
 
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April 16, 2014 | NPR · A 325 million-year-old fossil find shows that the gill structures of modern sharks are actually quite different from their ancient ancestors.
 

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April 12, 2014 | NPR · As pro-Russia demonstrators continue their tense standoff in Eastern Ukraine, police are conspicuously absent from city streets.
 

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April 13, 2014 | NPR · As the anniversary of last year's marathon bombing approaches, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with correspondent Carrie Johnson about the investigation and legal wrangling yet to come.
 

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Yiyun Li

Apr 16, 2014 — Ellah Allfrey reviews Kinder Than Solitude, by Yiyun Li.
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Feb 23, 2014 — Yiyun Li's latest novel is a coming of age novel set in the Tiananmen Square era in Beijing. Li spoke with NPR's Rachel Martin about lonely youth and China's post-Tiananmen generation.
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Aug 27, 2012Tell Me More looks at literature from the rising BRICS nations: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Of those countries, China may be considered the most powerful. But for award-winning author Yiyun Li, it's China's personal stories that intrigue her. She discusses her book Gold Boy, Emerald Girl with host Michel Martin.
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Dec 17, 2010 — A new kind of world is taking over — and these writers are a step ahead. Writer Pankaj Mishra picks fiction that provides steady footing in a world that's constantly being reshaped by capitalism and technology.
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Sep 22, 2010 — Yiyun Li's lyrical and elegant short stories explore loneliness in modern China. Born in Beijing in 1972, Li focuses with great empathy on older generations who survived the chaos and personal disruptions of the Cultural Revolution.
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Sep 26, 2005 — Alan Cheuse reviews A Thousand Years of Good Prayers by Chinese emigre Yiyun Li. It's a collection of stories about life in modern China and the United States.
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Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of A Thousand Years Of Good Prayers: Stories by Yiyun Li. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
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