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Hey, Kids, Remember You're On Our Side: The FBI Makes A Movie
Instead of a public service announcement, the FBI has made Game of Pawns, a docudrama about a college student recruited by the Chinese government. The message is obvious: Don't be a spy.

Honey, Blood And Harmony: Jordi Savall's Balkan Journey
Early music specialist Jordi Savall explores different periods and cultures, mashing them together for surprising results. His new project finds fruitful varieties all in one spot: the Balkans.

A Scientific Experiment: Field Trips Just For Teachers
Educators say the middle grades are a key time time to get kids jazzed about science, but many teachers say they lack the tools they need. In Chicago, a science museum is helping to fill the the gap.

In South Korea, Ferry Rescue Efforts Yield Only Grisly Results
It's been a grim Easter Sunday in South Korea as the death toll continues to rise from the ferry disaster that left nearly 300 passengers, many of them high school students, dead or missing.

California's Drought Ripples Through Businesses, Then To Schools
California farmers produce an enormous proportion of American produce, but the state is now experiencing a record-breaking drought that is being felt throughout the state and the U.S.

Far From 'Infinitesimal': A Mathematical Paradox's Role In History
It seems like a simple question: How many parts can you divide a line into? The troublesome answer was square at the root of two of Europe's greatest social crises.

'Like Little Language Vacuum Cleaners,' Kids Suck Up Swear Words
Linguist and curse-word expert Dr. Timothy Jay says by the time children head to school, they have a well-developed palate of bad words.

Service Dog Guides Marathon Bombing Victims Through A Grim Year
Newlyweds Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes each lost a leg in the Boston Marathon bombing. Rescue the assistance dog helps fetch keys and push buttons, bringing warmth and joy as the couple recovers.

Training For An Uncertain Military Future In The Calif. Desert
The military's training center at Fort Irwin in California is complete with mock Middle Eastern villages. But as the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan winds down, how will this facility change?

The Players In The Battle For India's Soul
The numbers from India's election are staggering: 814 million potential voters, nine stages of voting over six weeks. They are the biggest in the world. Correspondent Julie McCarthy talks with NPR's Arun Rath about the candidates vying for power.

Russia's Military: Threatening Enough To Avoid Using Force?
Russia is in the middle of a planned upgrade and expansion of its military forces, but global affairs professor Mark Galeotti tells NPR's Arun Rath that Russia's military has its limits.

Despite Easter 'Truce,' Standoff In Ukraine Appears Steadfast
In the Ukrainian city of Donetsk, the opposing camps seem increasingly entrenched, despite a diplomatic effort to ease tensions. Pro-Russian forces refuse to leave occupied buildings and public squares in the east. It's an uneasy Easter weekend and neither side is willing to budge.

Christine Jensen's Multiple Personalities Expand Her Musical Repertoire
Canadian jazz saxophonist Christine Jensen has begun using a full "jazz orchestra" of up to 18 players, opening new horizons for her. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Jensen about her new album, Habitat.

Heroin Recovery And Redemption Where You'd Least Expect It
Kicking opiate addition is always hard, even with support. Lance Rice got that help from a very unlikely source: a woman whose house he had robbed to get money for heroin.

From Empty Lots To Hospitals, New Purposes For Standard Spaces
These two projects are changing the system as we know it: One seeks to transform vacant lots into parks, and the other is using a fake hospital to foster real medical innovation.

KUAF News from Ozarks at Large

While about a dozen students of KIPP Delta Public Schools, an open-enrollment charter school network in Blytheville and Helena visited the UA Fayetteville campus yesterday, university officials formally announced a partnership with the public charter school that aims to increase college attainment for students in underserved communities.
The NWA Rape Crisis Center plans to open a forensic exam clinic in Rogers by the end of the month.
One of the country's most accomplished and most respected writers is coming to the Fayetteville Town Center Monday night.
Before the Amazeum broke ground on a permanent space this morning, we visit their tinkering studio to learn through experience.
On Saturday, the Northwest Arkansas Center for Equality and P.R.I.D.E.--People Respecting Individual Differences and Equality at the University of Arkansas held a statewide LGBT summit on the UofA campus. As Jacqueline Froelich reports, transgenderism was a key issue.
Here are the ten clips used in our salute to jumping: “Jump Around” House of Pain White Men Can’t Jump “Jumpin Jive” Joe Jackson Dirty Harry “Jumpin Jack Flash” Rolling Stones 21 Jump Street “Jump in Line” from Beetlejuice Divergent “Jump” Van Halen Tony Danza on Sesame Street
As you Like It will be performed by the University of Arkansas, and an Earth Day Celebration is just around the corner. Becca Martin Brown has What’s Up.
Roby Brock and Scott Inmann, from Talk Business and Politics, host a roundtable discussion about what recent polls may mean for upcoming elections in Arkansas.
USDA Forest Service officials gathered with tribal foresters and scientists for an annual three-day conference in Fayetteville last week. Jacqueline Froelich met with three indigenous participants to talk about traditional ecological and cultural practices. Web Exclusive: An Extended Interview With Everett Walker
Becca Martin Brown, from Northwest Arkansas Newspapers, gives us a preview of a weekend with just about everything.