1. Bobbie Hanvey is a prolific photojournalist and radio interviewer from Northern Ireland. His son Steafán is a musician, currently on tour in America. In a video featuring their photos and music, father and son reflect on art, their relationship, and the period of turmoil in Northern Ireland known as The Troubles.

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  2. The way bartenders shake their cocktails has practically evolved into their signature beats. Some shake hard, some shake over the shoulder, some shake in front. Most bartenders say the shake is essential to a perfect drink — but is it all style or is there some substance to the claim?

    Learn more about the bartender's shake at NPR: n.pr/S7tFH3

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  3. What do Jesuit priests, gin and tonics, and ancient Chinese scrolls have in common? They all show up in our animated history of malaria.

    It's a story of geopolitical struggles, traditional medicine, and above all, a war of escalation between scientists and a tiny parasite. Malaria has proved to be a wily foe: Every time we think we have it backed into a corner, it somehow escapes.

    Produced by
    Adam Cole

    Senior Producer
    Ben de la Cruz

    Production Assistance
    Michaeleen Doucleff
    Karen Farfan

    Music
    “Danse Macabre,” Camille Saint-Saëns
    Paul Paray, Detroit Symphony Orchestra

    Data
    Farooq U., Mahajan, R.C. (2004) Journal of Vector Borne Diseases
    Mockenhaupt, F. P. (1995) Parasitology Today
    Pyae Phyo et al. (2012) The Lancet
    Talisun, A.O., et. al.(2004) Clinical Microbiology Reviews

    Sound Effects
    freesound.org: benboncan, daikirai, digifishmusic,
    gelo papas, mkoenig, offthesky, redjim, rkeato, schademans,
    syna max, xenognosis

    Historical Images
    National Library of Medicine, Corbis Images,
    Wellcome Image Library, Getty Images,
    Wikimedia Commons, Public Health Image Library

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  4. Her highness — known outside the big dress as Mary Alice LeGrow — is a professional party princess. She uses her best princess voice and dresses up in full regalia to charm children. But life in the kingdom isn't all candy and sugarplums; it takes a lot of muscle to be a princess.

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  5. Specialty roasters increasingly are working directly with coffee growers around the world to produce coffees as varied in taste as wines. At Artifact Coffee in Baltimore they're teaching their clientele to appreciate the subtle characteristics of brews by bringing cupping, an age-old ritual once limited to coffee insiders, to the coffee-sipping masses.

    Learn more at NPR:
    n.pr/R4NHyw

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