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    NPR: Business

  • Treasury Announces New Steps To Reduce Corporate Tax Dodges

    Eyder Peralta
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:28 pm
    The Treasury said corporations were increasingly moving their parent companies overseas to dodge U.S. taxes. The Treasury said the practice erodes the tax base.» E-Mail This
  • Giving Chickens Bacteria ... To Keep Them Antibiotic-Free

    Dan Charles
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:11 pm
    What does it take to get chickens off antibiotics? According to Perdue Farms, an added dose of the "good bacteria" known as probiotics can help crowd out the harmful microbes that make a chicken sick.» E-Mail This
  • Some Tech Firms Capitalize On Privacy

    Steve Henn
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Steve Henn of NPR's Planet Money team profiles some entrepreneurs who are working on a novel business model to start up a new tech company. It's pay for service. What a concept.» E-Mail This
  • Why Raising Money To Fight Ebola Is Hard

    Zoe Chace
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Donors like being part of a recovery story. It's hard to tell that kind of story about Ebola.» E-Mail This
  • It's 10:10. Do You Know What Time That Is?

    22 Sep 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Ever wonder why watch ads always display the same time, 10:10, and why Apple's new watch is a minute early? NPR's All Tech Considered ponders the tradition of watch times in advertising.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Opinion

  • Amid NFL Scandals, A Novel About America's Love Of The Sport

    Mark Chiusano
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:25 pm
    It's the start of the season, and the NFL is already beset by scandal. Writer Mark Chiusano recommends a novel about football's place in American culture, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk.» E-Mail This
  • Week In Politics: Scottish Referendum, Hillary Clinton, Syria

    19 Sep 2014 | 1:15 pm
    E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times discuss Scotland's vote on independence and Hillary Clinton's speech at a Democrats women's event.» E-Mail This
  • Debate: Should Schools Embrace The Common Core?

    NPR Staff
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:17 am
    The Common Core has arguably become the most contentious issue in American education. Experts face off over the new state standards in the latest Intelligence Squared debate.» E-Mail This
  • Is The NFL Too Big To Fail?

    Frank Deford
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:19 am
    The NFL has suffered a number of scandals recently, but the sport has emerged relatively unscathed. Commentator Frank Deford asks if anything could change the way Americans feel about football.» E-Mail This
  • Nightmares And Darkness Follow Marine Home From Iraq War

    NPR Staff
    13 Sep 2014 | 2:48 am
    Jeff Lucey deployed to Iraq with the Marines in 2003. He returned home later that year, and initially, all seemed well. But it slowly became apparent that Lucey was struggling with invisible wounds.» E-Mail This
 
 
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    Weekend Edition Sunday

  • Which Catholics Offer Birth Control? Look To The Insurers

    NPR Staff
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:10 am
    Catholic universities and hospitals argue they shouldn't have to offer contraceptive coverage, but many Catholic insurance companies have been making it available for years.» E-Mail This
  • MLB Division-Clinchers, NCAA Football Trouble: The Week In Sports

    21 Sep 2014 | 6:46 am
    As the MLB enters the home stretch, four divisions have winners. In NCAA football, Slate.com's Mike Pesca tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn that Florida looks good in spite of Jameis Winston's suspension.» E-Mail This
  • Stuck In The Middle With Clues

    Will Shortz
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:06 am
    Given a five-letter word, insert two new letters between the second and third letters of the given word to complete a common seven-letter word.» E-Mail This
  • Afghan Presidential Candidates Sign Power-Sharing Agreement

    21 Sep 2014 | 4:45 am
    When the Afghan presidential elections were held, each candidates proclaimed himself the winner. Correspondent Sean Carberry tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn a power-sharing deal has been hammered out.» E-Mail This
  • Lodging Like A High-End Health Club

    Kaomi Goetz
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:45 am
    In Norwalk, Conn., a new hotel focusing on fitness targets business travelers who want to stick to healthy routines while on the road. It's a new niche for the hospitality industry.» E-Mail This
 
 
 
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    NPR: Food

  • Giving Chickens Bacteria ... To Keep Them Antibiotic-Free

    Dan Charles
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:11 pm
    What does it take to get chickens off antibiotics? According to Perdue Farms, an added dose of the "good bacteria" known as probiotics can help crowd out the harmful microbes that make a chicken sick.» E-Mail This
  • Sandwich Monday: The Abe Lincoln

    Ian Chillag
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:48 pm
    For this week's Sandwich Monday, we eat a mashed-potato-and-sausage-log tribute to our beloved 16th president. After this meal, the better angels of our nature may need CPR.» E-Mail This
  • Got Dessert? Slather On The Salted Caramel, Or Just Nibble Some

    Alison McConnell
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:59 am
    Once a high-end fad, the salted caramel dessert has made inroads into the most mainstream of American food chains, TGI Fridays. Maybe it was inevitable, given our historic cravings for salt and sweet.» E-Mail This
  • Syrup Induces Pumpkin-Spiced Fever Dreams

    20 Sep 2014 | 4:34 am
    Hugh Merwin, an editor at Grub Street, bought a 63-ounce jug of pumpkin spice syrup and put it in just about everything he ate for four days. As he tells NPR's Scott Simon, it did not go well.» E-Mail This
  • Beyond Charity: Turning The Soup Kitchen Upside Down

    Allison Aubrey
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:03 am
    For 25 years, DC Central Kitchen has been a place for the hungry to feed themselves and learn new skills. Now a bustling social enterprise, it's inspired similar programs across the nation.» E-Mail This
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    NPR: Games & Humor

  • Sandwich Monday: The Abe Lincoln

    Ian Chillag
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:48 pm
    For this week's Sandwich Monday, we eat a mashed-potato-and-sausage-log tribute to our beloved 16th president. After this meal, the better angels of our nature may need CPR.» E-Mail This
  • Stuck In The Middle With Clues

    Will Shortz
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:06 am
    Given a five-letter word, insert two new letters between the second and third letters of the given word to complete a common seven-letter word.» E-Mail This
  • Not My Job: Travel Guru Rick Steves Gets Quizzed On Steve Ricks

    20 Sep 2014 | 7:14 am
    Since we specialize in asking people things they know nothing about, we've decided to ask Rick Steves three questions about the people out there in the world who have his name, but reversed.» E-Mail This
  • 'American Cornball' A Taxonomy Of Humor In The U.S.

    19 Sep 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Robert Siegel talks to author Christopher Miller about American Cornball. It looks at the prejudices and peculiarities of a nation polarized between urban and rural, black and white and more.» E-Mail This
  • Passionate Proclamations With Gilbert Gottfried

    18 Sep 2014 | 7:58 am
    The legendary stand-up discusses "crossing the line" in comedy. Then, in his signature voice, he whispers sweet nothings into your ear in a game about famous romances throughout history.» E-Mail This
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    NPR: Health Care

  • Avoid The Rush! Some ERs Are Taking Appointments

    Anna Gorman
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:27 am
    Nobody looks forward to sitting in the waiting room. So some hospitals are trying to improve customer satisfaction by offering online appointments. The pitch: "Wait for the ER from home."» E-Mail This
  • Which Catholics Offer Birth Control? Look To The Insurers

    NPR Staff
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:10 am
    Catholic universities and hospitals argue they shouldn't have to offer contraceptive coverage, but many Catholic insurance companies have been making it available for years.» E-Mail This
  • Terminally Ill, But Constantly Hospitalized

    Fred Mogul
    21 Sep 2014 | 2:38 am
    Surveys show Americans would prefer not to die in a hospital. Yet, in New York City, the majority of people do. But the reason is not simple.» E-Mail This
  • A Single Insurer Holds Obamacare's Fate In 2 States

    Pauline Bartolone
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:24 am
    Where have the insurance marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act struggled the most? The answer lies in commerce, not politics.» E-Mail This
  • Around The World In 8 Hospital Meals

    Whitney Blair Wyckoff
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:14 am
    From tasty tempura to gross gruel, hospital meals across the globe vary wildly. Highbrow institutions in China and India have long served top-notch food. U.S. hospitals are starting to follow suit.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Iraq

  • Kurds Say They Have Halted ISIS Advance Near Syria-Turkey Border

    Scott Neuman
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:14 am
    Peshmerga forces say they are still engaged in fierce battles with Islamic State militants. The fighting has triggered a mass exodus of Kurdish refugees into Turkey.» E-Mail This
  • U.S. Launches Media Campaign To Counter ISIS Videos

    21 Sep 2014 | 4:45 am
    The Islamic State is posting graphic violent images on social media to recruit fighters. NPR's Wade Goodwyn speaks with the State Department's Alberto Fernandez about the U.S.'s aggressive response.» E-Mail This
  • U.S., Iraqi Militias Join In Uneasy Alliance

    Alice Fordham
    21 Sep 2014 | 2:58 am
    Shiite militias that once fought bitterly against U.S. forces in Iraq are now the beneficiaries of American airstrikes against the Islamic State. But there's distrust all around.» E-Mail This
  • Analyst: U.S. Needs To 'Deconflict' Syria To Defeat ISIS

    20 Sep 2014 | 4:34 am
    How does the U.S. destroy the self-declared Islamic State without aiding the Syrian regime? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Christopher Harmer of the Institute for the Study of War about options.» E-Mail This
  • How To Inoculate Angry Teens Against Islamic Extremism

    20 Sep 2014 | 4:34 am
    Maajid Nawaz used to be a recruiter for an extreme Islamist group in the United Kingdom. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Nawaz about how the recruiting process works, and how it can be thwarted.» E-Mail This
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    NPR: Law

  • MacArthur Fellow Trains Lawyers To Work For Clients, Not Judges

    Charles Pulliam-Moore
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:56 pm
    American courtroom culture, says Jonathan Rapping, prioritizes quick prosecutions over defendants' rights to due process, so he co-founded an organization to train public defenders against this.» E-Mail This
  • Man Caught At White House Is An Army Veteran

    Bill Chappell
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Omar J. Gonzales, the 42-year-old man who the Secret Service says ran onto the White House grounds and entered a door Friday night, is an Army veteran who served in Iraq.» E-Mail This
  • Which Catholics Offer Birth Control? Look To The Insurers

    NPR Staff
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:10 am
    Catholic universities and hospitals argue they shouldn't have to offer contraceptive coverage, but many Catholic insurance companies have been making it available for years.» E-Mail This
  • Judge's Credibility In Question After Domestic Abuse Arrest

    Andrew Yeager
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:34 am
    A federal judge in Alabama is facing mounting calls for his resignation. U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller was arrested in August for allegedly beating his wife.» E-Mail This
  • Should The U.S. Pay Ransom For ISIS Hostages?

    Brian Naylor
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Videotaped murders by Islamic State have sparked outrage around the world. But while some European countries have paid ransom to retrieve victims taken by ISIS, Britain and the U.S. have not.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Media

  • Deggans Picks 'Gotham,' 'Black-ish,' 'The Flash' Among Fall TV's Best

    Eric Deggans
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:33 am
    As the fall TV season begins this week, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans gives his picks on new shows to watch and a few to avoid (or hate watch, if you like).» E-Mail This
  • From Podcast To Broadcast: 'Men In Blazers' Gets The ESPN Bump

    20 Sep 2014 | 1:55 pm
    The soccer podcast Men In Blazers started out as a modest Grantland podcast, then blew up when ESPN included them during World Cup coverage. As hosts Michael Davies and Roger Bennett tell NPR's Arun Rath, they'll soon have their own show on NBC Sports.» E-Mail This
  • Examining Bill Cosby's Legacy As 'The Cosby Show' Turns 30

    Eric Deggans
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:15 pm
    On the anniversary of the iconic series, NPR's Eric Deggans talks with the author of a new Bill Cosby biography about how the show and the comedian have shaped perceptions of black families.» E-Mail This
  • Iran's 'Happy' Dancers Receive Suspended Sentences

    Scott Neuman
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:44 am
    Seven young Iranians were arrested in May for producing their own version of the Pharrell Williams song "Happy." Iranian authorities said the video, which went viral, offended public morals.» E-Mail This
  • In Germany, A Magazine For The Dog-Tired

    Scott Neuman
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:09 am
    Germans have long had plenty of choices when it comes to magazines catering to canine lovers. But one publisher thinks the time has finally come to throw the dog haters a bone.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Music

  • Billy Joe Shaver On Mountain Stage

    22 Sep 2014 | 4:11 pm
    The influential songwriter and outlaw-country innovator performs new songs and old favorites.» E-Mail This
  • World Cafe Next: Cleopatra Degher

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:55 pm
    The folk-pop singer-songwriter's open, breezy arrangements speak fluent Californian. Hear two songs.» E-Mail This
  • Tweedy: Tiny Desk Concert

    Bob Boilen
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:57 am
    With his drummer son Spencer, Wilco's Jeff Tweedy performs three songs from their new album, Sukierae — plus a cover of "You Are Not Alone," which the elder Tweedy wrote for Mavis Staples.» E-Mail This
  • Jason Moran Modernizes Fats Waller, With Uneven Results

    Kevin Whitehead
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:18 am
    Now that the pianist's Fats Waller project tours and has a new album, Fresh Air jazz critic Kevin Whitehead admits to mixed feelings.» E-Mail This
  • KEXP Presents: Strand Of Oaks

    Jim Beckmann
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:11 am
    Philly songwriter Tim Showalter performs a cathartic single, "Shut In," from his new album Heal.» E-Mail This
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    Music Videos

  • Tweedy: Tiny Desk Concert

    Bob Boilen
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:57 am
    With his drummer son Spencer, Wilco's Jeff Tweedy performs three songs from their new album, Sukierae — plus a cover of "You Are Not Alone," which the elder Tweedy wrote for Mavis Staples.» E-Mail This
  • KEXP Presents: Strand Of Oaks

    Jim Beckmann
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:11 am
    Philly songwriter Tim Showalter performs a cathartic single, "Shut In," from his new album Heal.» E-Mail This
  • Microphone Check Live: The Stories Of The Notorious B.I.G.

    Frannie Kelley
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    On Sunday, Sept. 14, 20 years and one day after Biggie Smalls' debut album Ready to Die was released, we gathered four of the musician's friends in Brooklyn to recall the man they knew.» E-Mail This
  • Chris Staples, 'Hold Onto Something'

    Robin Hilton
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Chris Staples' American Soft is one of the discoveries of the year. This video captures the song's feeling of being unsettled as it follows a trio of characters who roam the streets in slow motion.» E-Mail This
  • KCRW Presents: Little Dragon

    Jason Bentley, KCRW Music Director
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:58 am
    Watch the Swedish pop group perform its single "Klapp Klapp" live for Morning Becomes Eclectic.» E-Mail This
 
 
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    Jazz

  • First Listen: Kat Edmonson, 'The Big Picture'

    Jewly Hight
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    A savvy student of '60s film soundtracks, jazz-pop stylists and Brill Building songcraft, Edmonson nods to her influences at every turn. But her take on those musical languages is fresh and fluent.» E-Mail This
  • Bill Charlap And Renee Rosnes On Piano Jazz

    David Lyon
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    It's rare to have three great pianists at three pianos in one studio. Charlap and Rosnes join host Marian McPartland in this 2008 session for a trio of "You and the Night and the Music."» E-Mail This
  • They Drive At 55: The Monterey Jazz Anniversary Tour

    Mark Schramm
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:02 pm
    An all-star sextet is crossing the country, advancing the festival's mission: to create and support jazz education and performance programs. JazzSet has highlights from the Kennedy Center.» E-Mail This
  • Steve Coleman, Saxophonist And Innovative Composer, Named MacArthur Fellow

    Patrick Jarenwattananon
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:17 am
    A restless formal inventor who draws from science, spirituality and extensive personal travels, Coleman has also mentored many major jazz musicians to develop their own languages and systems.» E-Mail This
  • Modern Misbehavin': Jason Moran Gets Into The Mind Of Fats Waller

    NPR Staff
    13 Sep 2014 | 2:09 pm
    On a new tribute to Waller, Moran explores his subject's many contradictions: "The son of a preacher, the man who likes to drink, the man who finds his sorrow but expresses it through comedy."» E-Mail This
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    Rock

  • KEXP Presents: Strand Of Oaks

    Jim Beckmann
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:11 am
    Philly songwriter Tim Showalter performs a cathartic single, "Shut In," from his new album Heal.» E-Mail This
  • Myrkur, 'Nattens Barn'

    Lars Gotrich
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:58 am
    Amalie Bruun, the Danish musician behind the atmospheric black-metal project Myrkur, communes with the forest and summons the oceans.» E-Mail This
  • Carl Newman And Neko Case On What Makes a Pop Song Work

    NPR Staff
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:27 am
    NPR's Steve Inskeep met the two musicians at the historic Brill Building to talk about their new album with The New Pornographers, Brill Bruisers.» E-Mail This
  • First Listen: Electric Wizard, 'Time To Die'

    Lars Gotrich
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:03 pm
    Electric Wizard has spent two decades playing ridiculously heavy, misanthropic doom metal. On Time To Die, the band gets more room to explore than ever.» E-Mail This
  • First Listen: Kat Edmonson, 'The Big Picture'

    Jewly Hight
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    A savvy student of '60s film soundtracks, jazz-pop stylists and Brill Building songcraft, Edmonson nods to her influences at every turn. But her take on those musical languages is fresh and fluent.» E-Mail This
 
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    World

  • First Listen: GOAT, 'Commune'

    Bob Boilen
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:03 pm
    The Swedish collective makes irresistible trance/dance music that doubles as hypnotic hippie hoodoo. Along the way, GOAT captures the spirit of the '60s in its guitar meanderings and acid tones.» E-Mail This
  • The Nile Project: Producing Harmony In A Divided Region

    Julie Caine
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:31 am
    It began as a conversation over a beer. Now, a collaboration between musicians across the Nile basin has expanded to concert tours, albums and courses at universities in the U.S. and East Africa.» E-Mail This
  • How The 'Kung Fu Fighting' Melody Came To Represent Asia

    Kat Chow
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:42 am
    The nine-note tune made famous in Carl Douglas' 1974 song has served as a stereotype of Asian music since the 19th century.» E-Mail This
  • Latitudes: The International Music You Must Hear In August

    Anastasia Tsioulcas
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:16 am
    African psychedelia, funked-up Indian bhangra and haunting music from France by way of Cuba — a deep treasure trove of cuts to end your summer on a high note.» E-Mail This
  • Rodrigo Amarante: Tiny Desk Concert

    Bob Boilen
    23 Aug 2014 | 5:03 am
    A veteran of Little Joy and Los Hermanos, Amarante makes warm, tender music as a solo artist. Here, he strips songs from Cavalo down to their essence using just his voice and a guitar from the '30s.» E-Mail This
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    Performing Arts

  • Deggans Picks 'Gotham,' 'Black-ish,' 'The Flash' Among Fall TV's Best

    Eric Deggans
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:33 am
    As the fall TV season begins this week, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans gives his picks on new shows to watch and a few to avoid (or hate watch, if you like).» E-Mail This
  • Adding Color To 'The Great White Way'

    Michel Martin
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:45 am
    NPR's Michel Martin asks a panel of award-winning playwrights how diverse artists are challenging Broadway's landscape, and whether it matters.» E-Mail This
  • For This Job, You Need A Creepy Voice And A Fabulous Scream

    Lucy Perkins
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:45 am
    Halloween may seem like it's a long ways away, but haunted houses around the country are already getting ready, and they are looking for aspiring actors who can make the hair on your neck stand up.» E-Mail This
  • Examining Bill Cosby's Legacy As 'The Cosby Show' Turns 30

    Eric Deggans
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:15 pm
    On the anniversary of the iconic series, NPR's Eric Deggans talks with the author of a new Bill Cosby biography about how the show and the comedian have shaped perceptions of black families.» E-Mail This
  • Look, Mom, I Finally Made It To Broadway!

    Michel Martin
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:52 pm
    NPR's Michel Martin will sit down with a panel of award-winning playwrights to ask about diversity in theater. Follow here or join us on Twitter on Friday at 7 p.m. ET, using #NPRMichel.» E-Mail This
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    Your Money

  • Retailers' Customers Cautioned As Cyber Attacks Continue

    Sonari Glinton
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:02 am
    Home Depot says some 56 million card holders were possibly compromised in a cyber attack. It says there's no evidence that debit PIN numbers were comprised or that the breach affected online shoppers.» E-Mail This
  • These People Can Make Student Loans Disappear

    Anya Kamenetz
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:14 am
    A group called Rolling Jubilee has "abolished" more than $3 million in private student loans from the for-profit Corinthian Colleges. And it's just getting started.» E-Mail This
  • Marriott's New Envelope For Room Tips Stirs Debate

    Bill Chappell
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:03 am
    An initiative launched with Maria Shriver's input is raising questions over how the hotel company pays its staff — and whether guests should be expected to tip.» E-Mail This
  • With Debt Collection, Your Bank Account Could Be At Risk

    Chris Arnold, NPR
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:03 am
    A 1968 federal law allows debt collectors not only to garnish wages but to take from a debtor's bank account. Consumer advocates say the outdated law is overly punitive and out of touch with reality.» E-Mail This
  • With Turmoil Roiling Abroad, Why Aren't Oil Prices Bubbling Up?

    John Ydstie
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Conflict in oil-producing regions usually sends oil prices higher. But the cost of oil has actually dropped, despite turmoil in the Middle East. Economists say it's a matter of supply and demand.» E-Mail This
 
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    Pop Culture

  • Got Dessert? Slather On The Salted Caramel, Or Just Nibble Some

    Alison McConnell
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:59 am
    Once a high-end fad, the salted caramel dessert has made inroads into the most mainstream of American food chains, TGI Fridays. Maybe it was inevitable, given our historic cravings for salt and sweet.» E-Mail This
  • Fall TV Preview: 'Gotham,' 'Scorpion' And 'Black-ish'

    David Bianculli
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:18 am
    For major broadcast networks, Monday is the official start of the 2014-15 TV season. Fresh Air's critic has a not-very-long list of new shows you should make an effort to sample.» E-Mail This
  • Deggans Picks 'Gotham,' 'Black-ish,' 'The Flash' Among Fall TV's Best

    Eric Deggans
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:33 am
    As the fall TV season begins this week, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans gives his picks on new shows to watch and a few to avoid (or hate watch, if you like).» E-Mail This
  • The Only One: A Talk With Shonda Rhimes

    Linda Holmes
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:13 am
    On Friday night, Shonda Rhimes spoke about her hugely successful television career, her love of the National Spelling Bee, and the New York Times article that called her an "angry black woman."» E-Mail This
  • In 'Transparent', Transgender Issues Are A Family Affair

    NPR Staff
    21 Sep 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Amazon Studios' Transparent features a slate of well-known actors playing a family dealing with the revelation that the person they'd known as Mort, their father, is a transgender woman.» E-Mail This
 
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    Religion

  • Pope Picks Moderate To Lead Chicago's Catholics

    David Schaper
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Wash., has emphasized pastoral needs and compassion over rigid positions on issues such as gay rights, but church experts don't expect a sea change on hot-button issues.» E-Mail This
  • Which Catholics Offer Birth Control? Look To The Insurers

    NPR Staff
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:10 am
    Catholic universities and hospitals argue they shouldn't have to offer contraceptive coverage, but many Catholic insurance companies have been making it available for years.» E-Mail This
  • She Found Love, But Still Seeks A Storybook Ending

    21 Sep 2014 | 4:45 am
    Storycorps' Outloud series tells stories from the LGBT community. We hear about one woman in Alabama who left her husband for another woman. She was cast out of her church and lost her children.» E-Mail This
  • Pope Names A Moderate To Be Chicago's New Archbishop

    Bill Chappell
    20 Sep 2014 | 7:29 am
    Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Wash., to succeed Cardinal Francis George, 77, a conservative who has spoken out on many social issues in his 17 years in the post.» E-Mail This
  • Pope Appoints Moderate As Archbishop Of Chicago

    The Associated Press
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:48 am
    Pope Francis on Saturday appointed Bishop Blase Cupich, a moderate who has called for civility in the culture wars, signaling a shift in tone in one of the most important posts in the U.S. church.» E-Mail This
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    Research News

  • IG Nobels Honor Inane Yet Useful Scientific Discoveries

    22 Sep 2014 | 1:59 am
    The Detroit Medical Center rediscovered a folk remedy from the 1800s — stop a nosebleed by shoving pork up your nostrils. Other winners: banana research and dogs sense the Earth's magnetic field.» E-Mail This
  • NFL Looks To Training To Prevent Domestic Violence By Players

    Laura Starecheski
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:33 am
    It's not violence on the job that makes some pro football players beat their wives or children, psychologists say. It's often childhood experience, fanned by a culture that accepts such behavior.» E-Mail This
  • Study Pits Head Strength Of Crossworders And Scrabblers

    21 Sep 2014 | 4:45 am
    Michael Toma of Claremont University has looked into the differing cognitive abilities of crossword puzzle experts versus Scrabble aficionados. NPR's Wade Goodwyn discovers the differences.» E-Mail This
  • Mammoth On The Move: Rare, Nearly-Intact Skeleton Heads To Dallas

    Lauren Silverman
    20 Sep 2014 | 1:55 pm
    The skeleton lay buried in a gravel pit for tens of thousands of years. This week, paleontologists carefully transported the last and largest section to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.» E-Mail This
  • The Odor Of Political Attraction

    20 Sep 2014 | 4:34 am
    Ooh, you smell so good ... and we're both members of the Whig party, too! Turns out there's scientific evidence that people who share political beliefs are attracted to each other's body odor.» E-Mail This
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    Space

  • India's Orbiter To Join NASA's Maven Around Mars – On A Shoestring

    Julie McCarthy
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:24 pm
    India's Mars Orbiter Mission is set to reach Mars on Wednesday, just days after a U.S. NASA probe began its orbit around the Red Planet. The difference? India did it on a much tighter budget.» E-Mail This
  • NASA: MAVEN Spacecraft Safely Circling Mars

    Scott Neuman
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:12 am
    The orbital probe will study how the solar wind interacts with the red planet's thin atmosphere.» E-Mail This
  • Mars Has A New Visitor From Earth

    Joe Palca
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:59 am
    NASA's MAVEN spacecraft on Sunday night fired its six main rocket engines for 33 minutes. That slowed the probe down enough so it could be captured by the Red Planet's gravity.» E-Mail This
  • Mission To Study Mars' Climate Enters Red Planet's Orbit

    Joe Palca
    21 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Scientists hope NASA's MAVEN probe, which went into orbit Sunday night, will provide insight into why the Martian climate changed drastically billions of years ago.» E-Mail This
  • How NASA's New Spaceships Stack Up

    Geoff Brumfiel
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:20 am
    Earlier this week, NASA awarded two contracts for new spaceships to commercial companies. Here's how they compare.» E-Mail This
 
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    Sports

  • With Dark Humor, Anger And Empathy, Women Respond To The NFL

    Jennifer Ludden
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Women, who make up 45 percent of the NFL's fan base, are critical the league's handling of domestic abuse scandals. But some still support their teams and express sympathy for the players.» E-Mail This
  • After Major Image Fumbles, NFL Now Runs Into Congress

    Juana Summers
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:59 am
    Domestic violence and child abuse allegations against NFL stars have put the country's most-watched sports league in the congressional spotlight.» E-Mail This
  • Canadian Surfers Ride Chocolate River's Waves For Miles

    Murray Carpenter
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:59 am
    A muddy river in the Canadian province of New Brunswick is developing a reputation for its waves. A pair of surfers set a distance record, riding the wave of a tidal bore up the Petitcodiac River.» E-Mail This
  • MLB Division-Clinchers, NCAA Football Trouble: The Week In Sports

    21 Sep 2014 | 6:46 am
    As the MLB enters the home stretch, four divisions have winners. In NCAA football, Slate.com's Mike Pesca tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn that Florida looks good in spite of Jameis Winston's suspension.» E-Mail This
  • From Podcast To Broadcast: 'Men In Blazers' Gets The ESPN Bump

    20 Sep 2014 | 1:55 pm
    The soccer podcast Men In Blazers started out as a modest Grantland podcast, then blew up when ESPN included them during World Cup coverage. As hosts Michael Davies and Roger Bennett tell NPR's Arun Rath, they'll soon have their own show on NBC Sports.» E-Mail This
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    Technology

  • Some Tech Firms Capitalize On Privacy

    Steve Henn
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Steve Henn of NPR's Planet Money team profiles some entrepreneurs who are working on a novel business model to start up a new tech company. It's pay for service. What a concept.» E-Mail This
  • It's 10:10. Do You Know What Time That Is?

    22 Sep 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Ever wonder why watch ads always display the same time, 10:10, and why Apple's new watch is a minute early? NPR's All Tech Considered ponders the tradition of watch times in advertising.» E-Mail This
  • Drivers, Passengers Say Uber App Doesn't Always Yield Best Routes

    Lydia Emmanouilidou
    21 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    People love Uber, but they often complain the Uber app's built-in navigation doesn't give its drivers the best directions. The company says the app helps drivers and passengers travel efficiently.» E-Mail This
  • In San Diego, A Boot Camp For Data Junkies

    20 Sep 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Natasha Balac runs a two-day boot camp out of the San Diego Supercomputer Center for people from all types of industries to learn the tools and algorithms to help them analyze data and spot patterns.» E-Mail This
  • Tech Week: Smartphone Privacy, Cyberstalking, Alibaba's Big Debut

    Elise Hu
    20 Sep 2014 | 2:12 am
    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba makes the biggest debut on the NYSE ever. The details, and the other tech stories that piqued our interest, are in this week's roundup.» E-Mail This
 
 
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