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  • Winter Storm Threatens Thanksgiving Day Travel

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    Eyder Peralta
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:43 am
    Some parts of the Northeast could see up to 12 inches of snow. The system will bring rain and snow throughout the day Wednesday.» E-Mail This
  • Lead Belly, 'I'm So Glad, I Done Got Over'

    NPR Most Emailed
    Ann Powers
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:03 am
    The Smithsonian opens its archives and shares a comprehensive collection of previously unheard recordings by blues legend Lead Belly.» E-Mail This
  • North-Of-The-Border Horror In 'Go Down Together'

    NPR: Arts & Life
    Jason Heller
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:03 am
    Cold dark winter nights are the perfect time to dip into Gemma Files' chilling new story collection, We Will All Go Down Together. Critic Jason Heller praises Files' "ghostly, magical storytelling."» E-Mail This
  • Critics Say More Oil Industry Royalties Should Go Into U.S. Coffers

    NPR: Business
    Jeff Brady
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:13 am
    Rules for oil and gas companies drilling on federal land allow them to use some of the gas free of charge. Critics say taxpayers should get royalties for that gas and any that is vented or flared.» E-Mail This
  • Ebola Is Changing Course In Liberia. Will The U.S. Military Adapt?

    NPR: Science
    Kelly McEvers
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:59 pm
    The U.S. had planned to build 17 treatment units across Liberia, one in each county's major town. Now that more cases are appearing in remote areas, the Army may need to rethink its strategy.» E-Mail This
 
 
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    NPR: Science

  • Ebola Is Changing Course In Liberia. Will The U.S. Military Adapt?

    Kelly McEvers
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:59 pm
    The U.S. had planned to build 17 treatment units across Liberia, one in each county's major town. Now that more cases are appearing in remote areas, the Army may need to rethink its strategy.» E-Mail This
  • How Can Vultures Eat Rotten Roadkill And Survive?

    Richard Harris
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:24 am
    Vultures consume toxic bacteria that would sicken or kill humans. Stouter immune systems, colonies of helpful microbes and potent stomach acid may help the carrion eaters gorge with abandon.» E-Mail This
  • New Bird Species Sings Sweetly In Sulawesi

    Christopher Joyce
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:20 am
    Birds are one of the most widely studied forms of life on the planet. And, there are still new species out there to discover — as one young researcher found recently in a forest in Indonesia.» E-Mail This
  • As Ebola Pingpongs In Liberia, Cases Disappear Into The Jungle

    Kelly McEvers
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:51 am
    A woman is thought to be spreading Ebola in a remote village. So health workers spend four hours trekking through the bush to track her down. By the time they make it, it's too late.» E-Mail This
  • 'Queen Of Carbon' Among Medal Of Freedom Honorees

    24 Nov 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Audie Cornish speaks with Mildred Dresselhaus about receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her work in physics. The 84-year-old is a professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering at MIT.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Opinion

  • Be Thankful This Year For The San Antonio Spurs

    Frank Deford
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:15 am
    Just in time for Thanksgiving, commentator Frank Deford describes his gratitude for everyone's favorite team in any American sport. The Spurs, he says, are gentlemen, do right and are beloved by all.» E-Mail This
  • These 'True Tales' Add Nuance To The Immigration Discussion

    Gustavo Arellano
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:27 pm
    President Obama announced an executive action on immigration this week. For an in-depth look at the issue, author Gustavo Arellano recommends two nonfiction collections about Mexican immigrants.» E-Mail This
  • Week In Politics: Obama's Executive Action On Immigration

    21 Nov 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Robert Siegel talks with E.J Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times about President Obama's immigration speech.» E-Mail This
  • Debate: Should Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?

    NPR Staff
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Several states allow doctors, in certain circumstances, to help terminally ill people end their lives. The emotionally charged issue is at the center of the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.» E-Mail This
  • Outside Of The Games, Are Sports Corrupt?

    Frank Deford
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:49 am
    Commentator Frank Deford discusses some recent sports-related scandals, including the abuse of young swimmers by their coaches, and fake classes created for college athletes.» E-Mail This
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    NPR: People & Places

  • Dog Keeps Up With Athletes, Gets Adopted

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:44 am
    Swedish athletes on an adventure race in Ecuador fed a stray dog a meatball. The dog kept up with them for six days. At the end of the race, one of the athletes adopted the dog they named Arthur.» E-Mail This
  • Winter Storm Threatens Thanksgiving Day Travel

    Eyder Peralta
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:43 am
    Some parts of the Northeast could see up to 12 inches of snow. The system will bring rain and snow throughout the day Wednesday.» E-Mail This
  • Lead Belly, 'I'm So Glad, I Done Got Over'

    Ann Powers
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:03 am
    The Smithsonian opens its archives and shares a comprehensive collection of previously unheard recordings by blues legend Lead Belly.» E-Mail This
  • North-Of-The-Border Horror In 'Go Down Together'

    Jason Heller
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:03 am
    Cold dark winter nights are the perfect time to dip into Gemma Files' chilling new story collection, We Will All Go Down Together. Critic Jason Heller praises Files' "ghostly, magical storytelling."» E-Mail This
  • A Calmer Night In Ferguson, Mo., Amid Increased National Guard Presence

    Krishnadev Calamur
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:52 am
    Police arrested 44 people after another round of protests — these quieter than the unrest that erupted after the decision not to charge officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: US

  • A Calmer Night In Ferguson, Mo., Amid Increased National Guard Presence

    Krishnadev Calamur
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:52 am
    Police arrested 44 people after another round of protests — these quieter than the unrest that erupted after the decision not to charge officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.» E-Mail This
  • Plan For Grand Jury Verdict Lacked Follow-Through, Critics Say

    Tim Lloyd
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:13 am
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon called in more member of the National Guard on Tuesday, after some protests in Ferguson turned violent Monday. A plan for after the verdict had been in the works for months.» E-Mail This
  • Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Reverberates Across The Nation

    Cheryl Corley
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:13 am
    The decision not to indict the officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown touched off protests. Residents of the St. Louis suburb blame trouble makers and edgy police for some confrontations.» E-Mail This
  • Mississippi Schools Sue State For More Money

    Jeffrey Hess
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:18 am
    Mississippi has long ranked near the bottom of the states in educational performance. In a bid to change that, 21 school districts are suing the state for more than $200 million in education funding.» E-Mail This
  • Protests Of Grand Jury Decision Fan Out Across The Country

    Bill Chappell
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:40 pm
    While several big cities saw large protests after the decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson on Monday, Tuesday saw protests and blocked highways in at least 14 cities across the country.» E-Mail This
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    Weekend Edition Saturday

  • Ebola Survey Teams Take A Grim Census In Sierra Leone

    Nurith Aizenman
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:16 am
    As Ebola surges in the east African country, the capital city sends surveillance teams into the neighborhoods to record who might be sick with the virus — or already dead.» E-Mail This
  • Rumors Of Boko Haram Attack Send Nigerian Refugees Fleeing Again

    Ofeibea Quist-Arcton
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:06 am
    Many of the displaced ended up in camps in the city of Yola. Now they're racing further away as concerns grow that Yola also faces attack, and that the government isn't doing enough to stop it.» E-Mail This
  • In Response To Attacks, Israel Takes Down Palestinian Homes

    Emily Harris
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:05 am
    After a deadly attack by a Palestinian militant last month, Israel blew up his apartment. Israel says the aim is deterrence, while others call it collective punishment.» E-Mail This
  • Cavaliers, Lakers Lagging: The Week In Sports

    22 Nov 2014 | 4:51 am
    With the basketball season underway, NPR's Scott Simon and ESPN.com's Howard Bryant talk about how the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Philadelphia 76ers are doing so far.» E-Mail This
  • What We Learn When Find Silence

    22 Nov 2014 | 4:51 am
    From NPR's Guy Raz, host of the TED Radio Hour: the story of environmentalist John Francis, who took a 17-year vow of silence — and what he learned about the power of quiet.» E-Mail This
 
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    Stories from NPR

  • Seattle Mayor Pardons Tofurkey

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:47 am
    The pardoning of a turkey is a long standing tradition in the White House. But Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says his city is known for being a little bit "granola."» E-Mail This
  • Dog Keeps Up With Athletes, Gets Adopted

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:44 am
    Swedish athletes on an adventure race in Ecuador fed a stray dog a meatball. The dog kept up with them for six days. At the end of the race, one of the athletes adopted the dog they named Arthur.» E-Mail This
  • Winter Storm Threatens Thanksgiving Day Travel

    Eyder Peralta
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:43 am
    Some parts of the Northeast could see up to 12 inches of snow. The system will bring rain and snow throughout the day Wednesday.» E-Mail This
  • Lead Belly, 'I'm So Glad, I Done Got Over'

    Ann Powers
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:03 am
    The Smithsonian opens its archives and shares a comprehensive collection of previously unheard recordings by blues legend Lead Belly.» E-Mail This
  • North-Of-The-Border Horror In 'Go Down Together'

    Jason Heller
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:03 am
    Cold dark winter nights are the perfect time to dip into Gemma Files' chilling new story collection, We Will All Go Down Together. Critic Jason Heller praises Files' "ghostly, magical storytelling."» E-Mail This
 
 
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    NPR: Environment

  • Plan To Use Gulf Oil Spill Funds For Beach Hotel Sparks Lawsuit

    Debbie Elliott
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:51 am
    Environmentalists are suing to stop Alabama from using nearly $60 million in BP oil spill recovery funds to build a new hotel on the beach. The project is one of dozens underway across the region.» E-Mail This
  • A Bus Isn't The Only Thing That Can Be Powered By Poop

    Linda Poon
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:03 am
    Human waste can help things grow and even cook your dinner. It might sound gross, but don't worry, the odor has been removed. Plus: It's good for the environment!» E-Mail This
  • What We Learn When Find Silence

    22 Nov 2014 | 4:51 am
    From NPR's Guy Raz, host of the TED Radio Hour: the story of environmentalist John Francis, who took a 17-year vow of silence — and what he learned about the power of quiet.» E-Mail This
  • Starfish Illness Harms Other Sea Creatures

    22 Nov 2014 | 4:51 am
    Starfish in the Pacific northwest are being decimated by what's called wasting disease. Researcher Drew Harvell tells NPR's Scott Simon that warming seas are making it worse.» E-Mail This
  • Shrinking Glaciers Could Squeeze Washington's Water Supply

    Ashley Ahearn
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Washington state is home to more glaciers than any other state in the lower 48. And they're receding faster than ever before.» E-Mail This
 
 
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    NPR: Interviews

  • Countering The 8-Hour Sleep Schedule

    23 Nov 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Many assume that sleeping 8 or 9 consecutive hours at night is instinctual. But in a recent essay in Aeon, Karen Emslie says that this sleep schedule is in fact distinctly modern.» E-Mail This
  • How One Family Is Reacting To Obama's Immigration Plan

    22 Nov 2014 | 2:20 pm
    This week, President Obama announced an executive action to protect millions from deportation. NPR's Tess Vigeland speaks with Arlete Pichardo about her reaction to the news, and how it will affect her family.» E-Mail This
  • What Does Its Chosen Banner Say About ISIS?

    22 Nov 2014 | 2:20 pm
    The so-called Islamic State is known for its social media savvy, but they also use more traditional propaganda: a flag. Tess Vigeland talks with vexillologist Ted Kaye about its design and history.» E-Mail This
  • Fresh Air Weekend: Norman Lear, A Review Of Basement Tapes, Jon Stewart

    22 Nov 2014 | 6:03 am
    Lear, co-creator of All In The Family, talks about his new memoir; Ken Tucker reviews an album of musicians using Bob Dylan's lyrics; Stewart talks about his future hosting the Daily Show.» E-Mail This
  • 'If We Left, They Wouldn't Have Nobody'

    NPR Staff
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:19 am
    When an assisted living home closed in California, many residents were still there with nowhere to go. But a cook and a janitor stayed, without pay, and took care of them.» E-Mail This
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    NPR: Iraq

  • Amid Violence, Iraq Fractures Again Along Religious Lines

    Alice Fordham
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Nearly a decade ago, Iraq's war drove millions from their homes and divided the country along sectarian lines. It's happening again in response to the latest brutality by the Islamic State.» E-Mail This
  • Families Feel Sidelined As U.S. Reviews Hostage Policy

    Chris Benderev
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:01 am
    The White House is reviewing how it handles hostage crises following the brutal murders of Americans abroad, but families of hostages say they're often left out of the conversation.» E-Mail This
  • U.S. And Turkey Discuss Strengthening Syrian Opposition

    Deborah Amos
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:14 am
    Vice President Joe Biden wraps up his trip to Turkey, where he held talks on the fight against ISIS. The U.S. and Turkey disagree on how to deal with the threat of the so-called Islamic State.» E-Mail This
  • Iraq, Syria In The Midst Of A Refugee 'Mega-Crisis'

    Michele Kelemen
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:18 pm
    The UN's top official for refugees, Antonio Guterres, says the wars in Iraq and Syria have created a "mega-crisis" straining the world's relief efforts.» E-Mail This
  • Despite A Massacre By ISIS, An Iraqi Tribe Vows To Fight Back

    Alice Fordham
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:52 am
    The Albu Nimr tribe recently had some 600 members slaughtered by ISIS in western Iraq. The Sunni tribesmen say they're regrouping but need help, which the U.S. has now pledged.» E-Mail This
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    NPR: Law

  • Mississippi Schools Sue State For More Money

    Jeffrey Hess
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:18 am
    Mississippi has long ranked near the bottom of the states in educational performance. In a bid to change that, 21 school districts are suing the state for more than $200 million in education funding.» E-Mail This
  • Wilson Describes Confrontation With Brown In ABC Interview

    Bill Chappell
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:16 pm
    Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who killed Michael Brown, says he has "a clean conscience" about the shooting; he also says he's sorry for the loss of life.» E-Mail This
  • Community Activists Question Timing Of Grand Jury Announcement

    Laura Sullivan
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Some of those who attended planning meetings with local officials blamed police and the county attorney's office for fueling the unrest by making the finding public at night and with little warning.» E-Mail This
  • Michael Brown Case Puts Attention On Grand Jury

    25 Nov 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Audie Cornish speaks to St. Louis University law professor Susan McGraugh about what the grand jury documents say about the process that was at work.» E-Mail This
  • Ferguson Documents Focus On 90 Key Seconds

    Eyder Peralta
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:28 pm
    The prosecuting attorney in St. Louis County has released thousands of pages of documents from the Michael Brown case that offer differing accounts of the 90-second confrontation between Officer Darren Williams and Brown, which ended in Brown's death.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Middle East

  • Amid Violence, Iraq Fractures Again Along Religious Lines

    Alice Fordham
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Nearly a decade ago, Iraq's war drove millions from their homes and divided the country along sectarian lines. It's happening again in response to the latest brutality by the Islamic State.» E-Mail This
  • What's Preventing A Nuclear Deal With Iran?

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:20 am
    Renee Montagne talks to Hooman Majd, an Iranian-American journalist, who writes extensively about Iran. An interim deal between Iran and Western powers was struck more than a year ago.» E-Mail This
  • Kerry Urges Congress To Ease Up On Iran Nuclear Negotiators

    Michele Kelemen
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:20 am
    Secretary of State John Kerry is urging lawmakers to give diplomats some more time to negotiate a final nuclear deal with Iran. Republicans are skeptical of the administration's overtures to Tehran.» E-Mail This
  • Iran Nuclear Negotiators Miss Deadline, Ask For More Time

    Peter Kenyon
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Negotiators extended a temporary deal limiting Iran's nuclear program, which was set to expire. Secretary of State John Kerry said Iran has been living up to the deal and talks should continue.» E-Mail This
  • Israel's Cabinet OKs Controversial Nationality Measure

    Krishnadev Calamur
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:06 am
    The bill, which must be approved by Parliament, defines Israel as "the nation-state of the Jewish people." It has angered not only Israel's Arab citizens, but also members of the coalition government.» E-Mail This
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    NPR: Movies

  • Benedict Cumberbatch Lifts Above Biopic Formula In 'Imitation Game'

    David Edelstein
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:39 am
    Cumberbatch stars as British mathematician and World War II code breaker Alan Turing in a film directed by Morten Tyldum and co-staring Keira Knightley as Turing's comrade in arms.» E-Mail This
  • Resurrected 'E.T.' Atari Games Fetch Thousands On EBay

    24 Nov 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Atari games that have been uncovered in a New Mexico landfill have sold for more than $37,000 dollars on eBay so far. One of the buyers explains why he paid hundreds of dollars for what is essentially 30-year-old garbage.» E-Mail This
  • 'Madagascar' Director Polishes His Penguin Voice

    NPR Staff
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Tom McGrath, an executive producer of Penguins of Madagascar who also co-directed the first three films in the franchise, says he came to voice the part of the penguin Skipper kind of by accident.» E-Mail This
  • In Bowling Alleys And In Rock Clubs, The Dude Abides

    Daniel Hajek
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:03 am
    The Big Lebowski star Jeff Bridges is known as an actor, but he's been playing music for just as long. "Whenever I'm working, I'll have my guitar with me," he says.» E-Mail This
  • Remembering 'Comic Meteor' Mike Nichols

    Scott Simon
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:48 am
    Critics sometimes carped that they couldn't find a unifying theme to his work, but Nichols had fun doing different things. NPR's Scott Simon remembers the actor, director and comedian.» E-Mail This
 
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    Music Videos

  • WAMU's Bandwidth Presents: Cass McCombs

    Ally Schweitzer
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:03 am
    The enigmatic, nomadic singer-songwriter performs "Angel Blood" live in the studio.» E-Mail This
  • KEXP Presents: Merchandise

    Jacob Webb
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:33 pm
    "This song's about the bomb," frontman Carson Cox says of the Tampa rock band's "Little Killer," performed live in the studio.» E-Mail This
  • Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo: Tiny Desk Concert

    Stephen Thompson
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Benatar and Giraldo run through three of their classic songs: 1979's "We Live For Love," 1984's "We Belong" and, after a long and satisfying windup, 1981's "Promises In The Dark."» E-Mail This
  • J Mascis: Tiny Desk Concert

    Bob Boilen
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:03 am
    The Dinosaur Jr. frontman, one of the world's loudest musicians, performs unplugged and acoustic in the NPR Music offices.» E-Mail This
  • KCRW Presents: Jenny Lewis

    Jason Bentley
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:19 pm
    The former Rilo Kiley singer performs her new song "She's Not Me" at Los Angeles' Apogee Studios.» E-Mail This
 
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    Concerts

  • Ellis Marsalis' 80th Birthday Concert

    Patrick Jarenwattananon
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:16 pm
    A pianist who brought bebop to New Orleans and an educator to generations of music students, the elder Marsalis has become a father figure of modern jazz to more than just his famous sons.» E-Mail This
  • Revive Big Band At Berklee

    Patrick Jarenwattananon
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:50 pm
    What would it sound like if someone bridged the gap between large ensemble jazz and classic hip-hop anthems? One multi-generational group of musicians has made it their aim to find out.» E-Mail This
  • Front Row: St. Paul And The Broken Bones, 'I'm Torn Up'

    Greg Shea
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:57 am
    Watch the Alabama soul band's earthshaking performance of the opening track from its debut album, Half The City.» E-Mail This
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Reaches Labor Deal With Musicians

    Scott Neuman
    9 Nov 2014 | 12:32 pm
    The Grammy award-winning ensemble will open the first concert of its 70th anniversary season with Beethoven's ninth symphony, the "Ode to Joy."» E-Mail This
  • BJ The Chicago Kid, Live In Concert

    Kiana Fitzgerald
    4 Nov 2014 | 5:03 am
    For a couple years now BJ The Chicago Kid has been the answer when rappers need a little help baring their souls. Watch him step into the spotlight at NPR Music's show during CMJ.» E-Mail This
 
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    Jazz

  • After Sandy Hook, A Saxophonist Remembers A 'Beautiful Life'

    Craig LeMoult
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Jimmy Greene's new album is dedicated to his daughter, one of the 20 children killed in the elementary school shooting. "She showed love," he says, "to everybody she came in contact with."» E-Mail This
  • Ravi Coltrane On Piano Jazz

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:37 am
    Coltrane and host Marian McPartland discuss his family's musical heritage and his individual approach to music, with performances of "Naima" and Giant Steps," in a session from 2000.» E-Mail This
  • Bobby Charles On World Cafe

    21 Nov 2014 | 7:20 am
    Revisiting an archival interview with the late Louisiana songwriter.» E-Mail This
  • A Jazz Piano Christmas 2014

    Patrick Jarenwattananon
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:36 pm
    The 25th anniversary of the holiday special brings together keyboard players of all stripes. Harold Mabern, Kris Davis, Lynne Arriale and Cyrus Chestnut play seasonal favorites for solo piano.» E-Mail This
  • Ellis Marsalis' 80th Birthday Concert

    Patrick Jarenwattananon
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:16 pm
    A pianist who brought bebop to New Orleans and an educator to generations of music students, the elder Marsalis has become a father figure of modern jazz to more than just his famous sons.» E-Mail This
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    Rock

  • Guest DJ: Yusuf/Cat Stevens

    Robin Hilton
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:07 am
    Yusuf/Cat Stevens joins All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton to share songs that shaped his career and discuss his new album, Tell 'Em I'm Gone. » E-Mail This
  • WAMU's Bandwidth Presents: Cass McCombs

    Ally Schweitzer
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:03 am
    The enigmatic, nomadic singer-songwriter performs "Angel Blood" live in the studio.» E-Mail This
  • KEXP Presents: Merchandise

    Jacob Webb
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:33 pm
    "This song's about the bomb," frontman Carson Cox says of the Tampa rock band's "Little Killer," performed live in the studio.» E-Mail This
  • World Cafe Next: Springtime Carnivore

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:55 am
    Greta Morgan writes concise, breezy pop songs, each wrapped in a warm layer of psychedelic fuzz.» E-Mail This
  • Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo: Tiny Desk Concert

    Stephen Thompson
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Benatar and Giraldo run through three of their classic songs: 1979's "We Live For Love," 1984's "We Belong" and, after a long and satisfying windup, 1981's "Promises In The Dark."» E-Mail This
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    Hip-Hop

  • First Listen: Your Old Droog, 'Your Old Droog'

    Frannie Kelley
    16 Nov 2014 | 8:33 pm
    If this is the first time you're hearing of somebody called Your Old Droog, don't even trip.» E-Mail This
  • T-Pain Rises Above The Haters

    Monika Evstatieva
    13 Nov 2014 | 2:08 pm
    After initial success, the 30-year-old singer and songwriter, known for his Auto-Tuned hits, became a target for derision. It took time but now he's made it clear: "I'm not fake."» E-Mail This
  • Run The Jewels: 'I'm Taking This Life'

    Frannie Kelley
    11 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    "Me and Mike have managed to find a decent way to express something symbolically that kids need to be able to say simply," says El-P. "I'm taking it over."» E-Mail This
  • Why The Caged Bird Raps

    NPR Staff
    10 Nov 2014 | 12:02 am
    Caged Bird Songs pairs some of the late Maya Angelou's poems and lyrics to hip-hop beats — but producer Shawn Rivera says the rhythms were already there.» E-Mail This
  • A Rational Conversation: The 20-Year-Old Album That's MF DOOM's Missing Link

    Eric Ducker
    6 Nov 2014 | 5:03 am
    New information on an album shelved back in 1994 has become fodder for even more discussions of the shadowy rapper — some focused on his murky origins and others about his plausible impact.» E-Mail This
 
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    World

  • 'World Music' With A Kick

    Jasmine Garsd
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:05 am
    NPR's Anastasia Tsioulcas recently returned from an international world-music festival. Here, she joins Alt.Latino to share some of her thrilling finds.» E-Mail This
  • Sax Ed: The NPR Music Saxophone Quiz

    Tom Huizenga
    6 Nov 2014 | 5:03 am
    From classical and rock to jazz and world music, the saxophone has invaded many cultures and styles. Try this quiz celebrating the bicentennial of the instrument's inventor, Adolphe Sax.» E-Mail This
  • World Cafe Next: Jungle Fire

    3 Nov 2014 | 12:47 pm
    The L.A. band fuses Latin rhythms with funk, Afrobeat and jazz to produce an incendiary effect.» E-Mail This
  • 'Global Village' Goes To Mexico: 4 Songs That Fuse Style And Tradition

    NPR Staff
    1 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    KPFK's Betto Arcos joins NPR's Arun Rath to share a genre-bending mix of songs from Mexico. Dive into a frenetic blend of cumbia, funk, jazz, flamenco, norteño and more.» E-Mail This
  • Latitudes: 10 Musical Discoveries From Around The World

    Anastasia Tsioulcas
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:03 am
    Hear music and see pictures from fantastic performances that electrified the 2014 edition of WOMEX, the foremost marketplace for world music.» E-Mail This
 
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    Pop Culture

  • Lions, Pianos And Boomboxes, Oh My: Movie Artifacts Hit The Auction Block

    Jasmine Garsd
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Bert Lahr's Cowardly Lion costume from the Wizard of Oz, the piano from Casablanca, and Radio Raheem's boombox from Do the Right Thing are some of the pieces of Hollywood memorabilia that sold at auction Monday night in New York.» E-Mail This
  • The American Origins Of The Not-So-Traditional Celtic Knot Tattoo

    Ari Shapiro
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:46 pm
    The Celtic knot — a pattern of interlocking lines — is centuries old, carved into ancient stones all over Ireland. But that tattoo on your biceps? Like the fortune cookie, American born and bred.» E-Mail This
  • Take A Bite Out Of Ringo: Giant Cookies Honor Pop Culture Icons

    Nevin Martell
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:13 am
    Two self-taught pastry pros specialize in hand-painted cookies of musicians and other cultural icons, from Calvin and Hobbes to Fall Out Boy. Their creations seem almost too beautiful to eat. Almost.» E-Mail This
  • Resurrected 'E.T.' Atari Games Fetch Thousands On EBay

    24 Nov 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Atari games that have been uncovered in a New Mexico landfill have sold for more than $37,000 dollars on eBay so far. One of the buyers explains why he paid hundreds of dollars for what is essentially 30-year-old garbage.» E-Mail This
  • The Rise And Fall Of Comedian Bob Hope

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:43 am
    Hope was a comedy trailblazer, but in his twilight years he alienated young audiences with his political views. "He had, unfortunately, stuck around too long," says Hope biographer Richard Zoglin.» E-Mail This
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    Race

  • Post Ferguson, Can Parents Prepare Teens For Violence?

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:13 am
    The events in Ferguson, Missouri, made people think about what kinds of conversations parents are having with their children. To find out, NPR's Michel Martin sat down with two parents.» E-Mail This
  • Wilson Describes Confrontation With Brown In ABC Interview

    Bill Chappell
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:16 pm
    Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who killed Michael Brown, says he has "a clean conscience" about the shooting; he also says he's sorry for the loss of life.» E-Mail This
  • Obama: 'No Sympathy' For Those Destroying Ferguson

    Bill Chappell
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Saying he understands the frustrations of people who feel they're not treated fairly under the law, President Obama also said, "I have no sympathy at all for destroying your own communities."» E-Mail This
  • Missouri Governor Adds 'Significantly' To National Guard In Ferguson

    Bill Chappell
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:27 pm
    "Last night, criminals intent on lawlessness and destruction terrorized this community," Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said, adding that there will be 2,200 National Guardsmen in the region tonight.» E-Mail This
  • Ferguson Mayor James Knowles: No Decision Yet On Wilson's Job

    Bill Chappell
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Saying an internal affairs investigation into the August incident in which officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown is continuing, Mayor James Knowles says Wilson remains on leave.» E-Mail This
 
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    Space

  • Comet Lander's Big Bounce Caught On Camera

    Geoff Brumfiel
    17 Nov 2014 | 11:46 am
    An orbiting spacecraft caught the Philae lander bounding on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The lander sent home some scientific data before its batteries ran out.» E-Mail This
  • Comet Lander, Firefighters Execute Dazzling Feats Above The Earth

    Scott Simon
    15 Nov 2014 | 5:09 am
    The sky was full of wonders this week, NPR's Scott Simon muses, as a spacecraft landed on a comet and two window washers were rescued 69 stories above the streets at the new One World Trade Center.» E-Mail This
  • Comet Lander Sends Back Data, Settles In For A Potentially Long Nap

    Dana Farrington
    14 Nov 2014 | 5:13 pm
    Mission Control re-established contact with the Philae lander today, but its bumpy landing left it in the shadow of a cliff — a bad spot when you're relying on solar power.» E-Mail This
  • 'Shirtstorm' Leads To Apology From European Space Scientist

    Bill Chappell
    14 Nov 2014 | 9:46 am
    As the Rosetta mission made history by putting a lander on a comet, one of its leading scientists drew wide criticism for wearing a shirt featuring lingerie-clad women.» E-Mail This
  • Comet Lander Deploys Drill, But Could Lose Power Tonight

    Bill Chappell
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:59 am
    Fearing that Philae's batteries won't last past Friday, engineers are looking at possible ways to help it get more power from its solar panels. One ray of hope: Its comet is heading toward the sun.» E-Mail This
 
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    Sports

  • Tax Fraud Case In Spain Lingers Against Barcelona Soccer Star

    Lauren Frayer
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:13 am
    One of the world's most famous soccer players, Lionel Messi, has broken 2 of the game's greatest records in less than a week. But his future in Spain is clouded by a tax fraud case against him.» E-Mail This
  • Be Thankful This Year For The San Antonio Spurs

    Frank Deford
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:15 am
    Just in time for Thanksgiving, commentator Frank Deford describes his gratitude for everyone's favorite team in any American sport. The Spurs, he says, are gentlemen, do right and are beloved by all.» E-Mail This
  • Dog Follows Athletes Through Mud And Water, And Melts Hearts

    Bill Chappell
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:36 pm
    After a stray dog met a team of Swedish adventure athletes in Ecuador, he ran for miles through rough terrain and swam to keep up. Now Arthur the dog is famous — and it all started with a meatball.» E-Mail This
  • Al Michaels On Great Sports Moments That He's Witnessed

    24 Nov 2014 | 2:16 am
    Al Michaels' book covers Super Bowls, Olympics, World Series and working with legends. David Greene meets the play-by-play voice, and talks to Michaels about his book, You Can't Make This Up.» E-Mail This
  • Could Magnets Help Lessen The Impact Of Concussions In Football?

    23 Nov 2014 | 2:10 pm
    A researcher at Virginia Commonwealth University is experimenting with putting magnets in football helmets to dull the impact. NPR's Tess Vigeland speaks with neuroscientist Raymond Colello.» E-Mail This
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    Stories from NPR

  • Seattle Mayor Pardons Tofurkey

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:47 am
    The pardoning of a turkey is a long standing tradition in the White House. But Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says his city is known for being a little bit "granola."» E-Mail This
  • Dog Keeps Up With Athletes, Gets Adopted

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:44 am
    Swedish athletes on an adventure race in Ecuador fed a stray dog a meatball. The dog kept up with them for six days. At the end of the race, one of the athletes adopted the dog they named Arthur.» E-Mail This
  • Winter Storm Threatens Thanksgiving Day Travel

    Eyder Peralta
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:43 am
    Some parts of the Northeast could see up to 12 inches of snow. The system will bring rain and snow throughout the day Wednesday.» E-Mail This
  • Lead Belly, 'I'm So Glad, I Done Got Over'

    Ann Powers
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:03 am
    The Smithsonian opens its archives and shares a comprehensive collection of previously unheard recordings by blues legend Lead Belly.» E-Mail This
  • North-Of-The-Border Horror In 'Go Down Together'

    Jason Heller
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:03 am
    Cold dark winter nights are the perfect time to dip into Gemma Files' chilling new story collection, We Will All Go Down Together. Critic Jason Heller praises Files' "ghostly, magical storytelling."» E-Mail This
 
 
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