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  • Manhattanhenge Set To Wow New Yorkers Tonight

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    Scott Neuman
    30 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    The semi-annual phenomenon in late May and mid-July each year occurs when the Sun aligns with the street grid in Manhattan, casting a shaft of light between the skyscrapers.» E-Mail This
  • Manhattanhenge Set To Wow New Yorkers Tonight

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    Scott Neuman
    30 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    The semi-annual phenomenon in late May and mid-July each year occurs when the Sun aligns with the street grid in Manhattan, casting a shaft of light between the skyscrapers.» E-Mail This
  • Bringing Tales Of WWII To American Radios And Bookshelves

    NPR: Arts & Life
    30 May 2015 | 4:43 am
    Bill Shirer brought stories of war in Europe into American homes. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Ken Cuthbertson about his new book, A Complex Fate: William L. Shirer and the American Century.» E-Mail This
  • As Police Body Cameras Increase, What About All That Video?

    NPR: Business
    Martin Kaste
    29 May 2015 | 2:46 pm
    Police cams have suddenly become a big business. But the real money is in selling departments a way to store each day's video. Firms are offering easy uploads to the cloud but costs are bound to grow.» E-Mail This
  • Manhattanhenge Set To Wow New Yorkers Tonight

    NPR: Science
    Scott Neuman
    30 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    The semi-annual phenomenon in late May and mid-July each year occurs when the Sun aligns with the street grid in Manhattan, casting a shaft of light between the skyscrapers.» E-Mail This
 
 
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    NPR: Science

  • Manhattanhenge Set To Wow New Yorkers Tonight

    Scott Neuman
    30 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    The semi-annual phenomenon in late May and mid-July each year occurs when the Sun aligns with the street grid in Manhattan, casting a shaft of light between the skyscrapers.» E-Mail This
  • Trickster Journalist Explains Why He Duped The Media On Chocolate Study

    Maria Godoy
    29 May 2015 | 3:08 pm
    John Bohannon, the man behind a stunt that bamboozled many news organizations into publishing junk science on dieting, talks to NPR's Robert Siegel about why he carried out the scheme.» E-Mail This
  • When Are Employee Wellness Incentives No Longer Voluntary?

    Yuki Noguchi
    29 May 2015 | 2:18 pm
    Many workers like the programs, and employers say they help hold down health insurance costs. But there are legal questions about how far companies can go to encourage participation.» E-Mail This
  • America's Elite Cows Don't Give Birth — Their Surrogates Do

    Abby Wendle
    29 May 2015 | 11:56 am
    Implanting cows with the embryos of genetically superior heifers is big business these days. It's helping elite cattle breeders and beef and dairy producers spread U.S. cow genetics around the globe.» E-Mail This
  • CDC Investigates Live Anthrax Shipments

    Geoff Brumfiel
    28 May 2015 | 2:30 pm
    The chief disease agency in the U.S. is looking into why the spores shipped to laboratories in nine states and a military base in South Korea hadn't been properly neutralized. So far no one is sick.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Politics

  • Hastert Due To Be Arraigned Next Week

    Scott Neuman
    30 May 2015 | 9:37 am
    The Los Angeles Times reports that the FBI spoke with two individuals who made accusations of sexual abuse against the former Speaker of the House.» E-Mail This
  • Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley Seeks Democratic Nomination

    Scott Neuman
    30 May 2015 | 7:55 am
    O'Malley, also a former Baltimore mayor, has made no secret of his desire to run, despite his lack of a national profile. He faces an uphill battle against front-runner Hillary Clinton.» E-Mail This
  • Martin O'Malley Joins 2016 Race For President

    30 May 2015 | 4:43 am
    The former Maryland governor and Baltimore mayor entered the Democratic race for president Saturday. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Juana Summers about how O'Malley will approach the campaign.» E-Mail This
  • CBS' Bob Schieffer Retires Sunday As Last Of The Old-School TV Anchors

    Eric Deggans
    29 May 2015 | 4:55 pm
    Bob Schieffer, anchor of CBS' Face the Nation, retires Sunday after 46 years at the network. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says Schieffer is the last among a vanished breed of traditional news anchors.» E-Mail This
  • The Bernie Sanders 'Rape Fantasy' Essay, Explained

    Danielle Kurtzleben
    29 May 2015 | 3:30 pm
    A 1972 essay written by Bernie Sanders, who officially kicked off his presidential campaign this week, is making the rounds. What did he say about rape that's got people talking?» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: US

  • Manhattanhenge Set To Wow New Yorkers Tonight

    Scott Neuman
    30 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    The semi-annual phenomenon in late May and mid-July each year occurs when the Sun aligns with the street grid in Manhattan, casting a shaft of light between the skyscrapers.» E-Mail This
  • Hastert Due To Be Arraigned Next Week

    Scott Neuman
    30 May 2015 | 9:37 am
    The Los Angeles Times reports that the FBI spoke with two individuals who made accusations of sexual abuse against the former Speaker of the House.» E-Mail This
  • Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley Seeks Democratic Nomination

    Scott Neuman
    30 May 2015 | 7:55 am
    O'Malley, also a former Baltimore mayor, has made no secret of his desire to run, despite his lack of a national profile. He faces an uphill battle against front-runner Hillary Clinton.» E-Mail This
  • Death Toll In Texas, Oklahoma Floods At 28

    Scott Neuman
    30 May 2015 | 6:14 am
    The region is expecting more rain and officials warn that the Colorado River at Wharton could crest today, causing even more flooding in what has been the wettest May on record for the state.» E-Mail This
  • Devastating Floods Alter Lives In A Texas Mobile Home Park

    30 May 2015 | 4:43 am
    Record rains and floods swept through Texas this week. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to residents of a mobile home park in San Marcos, Texas, whose homes were severely damaged.» E-Mail This
 
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    Weekend Edition Sunday

  • At Dover Air Force Base, Bringing Home The Fallen With Grief And Joy

    Rachel Martin
    24 May 2015 | 6:02 am
    The rituals of caring for the remains of service members are carried out with special grace by the staff at Dover Air Force Base. "We believe in what we're doing here," says one. "We love them."» E-Mail This
  • Accusations Pile Up Against Panama's Former President

    Carrie Kahn
    24 May 2015 | 5:37 am
    One of Central America's richest and most eccentric former politicians, Ricardo Martinelli, may soon face charges for stealing millions of dollars from the government during his five years in power.» E-Mail This
  • 'How Could You Not Know You Were Pregnant?'

    NPR Staff
    24 May 2015 | 5:02 am
    Brittany Ohman got pregnant in high school, and didn't realize it till she went into labor in her freshman dorm. She talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about her surprise pregnancy and her son, James.» E-Mail This
  • NFL Aims To Spice Up Games With Tweak To Extra Point Rules

    24 May 2015 | 4:27 am
    An NFL rule change has been called "the biggest change to NFL scoring in the league's 95 year history." NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Mike Pesca, of Slate's "The Gist" podcast, about what it means for the game.» E-Mail This
  • Colorado's Free IUD Program Set To End In July

    24 May 2015 | 4:27 am
    A program that made IUDs accessible to Colorado teenagers is running out of funding. State Rep. Don Coram, a Republican, fought to save it. He credits the initiative with the drop in teen pregnancies.» E-Mail This
 
 
 
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    NPR: Games & Humor

  • Congratulations, Grade School Grads! Now Listen Up.

    Scott Simon
    30 May 2015 | 4:30 am
    NPR's Scott Simon thinks most students stop listening to adults — including their commencement speakers — by age 11. So for this graduation season, he gives life advice to fifth graders.» E-Mail This
  • Veep Of The Rings

    27 May 2015 | 1:48 pm
    In this game, VIP Anna Chlumsky is quizzed about something near and dear to her heart — Lord of the Rings.» E-Mail This
  • Veep's Anna Chlumsky On Youth, Television And Tolkien

    27 May 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Ophira Eisenberg talks to this week's VIP, Anna Chlumsky, who plays Chief of Staff Amy Brookheimer on HBO's Veep.» E-Mail This
  • Wardrobe Of Games

    27 May 2015 | 1:48 pm
    For this final round, every answer contains an article of clothing or wardrobe accessory. So if we said, "colorful wasps sometimes mistaken for bees," the answer would be "yellow jackets."» E-Mail This
  • I'm Quitting The Band

    27 May 2015 | 1:48 pm
    It's hard to keep a good rock band together; you're always losing members. In this game, we take the names of famous bands and drop a letter to make a whole new band.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Iraq

  • Thousands Who Run, Few Who Fight: A Journalist On Ramadi's Fall

    NPR Staff
    30 May 2015 | 5:26 am
    Ayman Oghanna was embedded with Iraqi special forces in Ramadi two days before the city fell to the self-declared Islamic State. He says Iraq's elite forces are capable, but need far more support.» E-Mail This
  • Foreign Policy Experts Weigh In On U.S. Strategy Against The Islamic State

    28 May 2015 | 2:23 pm
    NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with White House spokesman Josh Earnest about the current U.S. strategy in Iraq and Syria. He also interviews foreign policy experts who say that policy needs review.» E-Mail This
  • Iraqi Forces Prepare To Reclaim Ramadi From Islamic State

    Tom Bowman
    27 May 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Iraq is preparing to take back parts of Anbar province after the city of Ramadi fell to the self-declared Islamic State earlier this month, dealing a blow to the Iraqi government and militia forces. Meanwhile, the U.S. continues to support Iraq with targeted airstrikes against Islamic State militants.» E-Mail This
  • What Will The Next President Face On #Day1?

    Amita Kelly
    26 May 2015 | 1:35 pm
    This week, NPR looks at four seemingly intractable problems that await the 45th president: stagnant wages, violent extremism, cybersecurity and the federal debt.» E-Mail This
  • After Fall Of Ramadi, Iraqi Troops Hope For More U.S. Support

    25 May 2015 | 1:30 pm
    NPR's Audie Cornish interviews Washington Post reporter Loveday Morris about how the city of Ramadi, Iraq, fell to the self-declared Islamic State. She says Iraqi troops in the city were worn down.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Movies

  • 'Heaven Knows What' Adds New Wrinkles To The Street Junkie Narrative

    Bob Mondello
    29 May 2015 | 12:04 pm
    The film slightly fictionalizes the experience of Arielle Holmes, a young homeless addict whom filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie first encountered in Manhattan's Diamond District.» E-Mail This
  • Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Tomorrowland,' The Future And The Past

    Linda Holmes
    29 May 2015 | 7:28 am
    On this week's show, we tackle Tomorrowland and consider pop culture looks at both the future and the past. And as always, we chat about what's making us happy this week.» E-Mail This
  • Movie Review: 'San Andreas'

    Kenneth Turan
    29 May 2015 | 2:08 am
    Earthquakes in California have always interested moviemakers, from San Francisco in 1936 to Earthquake in 1974. Now comes San Andreas, which stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.» E-Mail This
  • Self-Improvement Gets Romantic In 'Results'

    Ella Taylor
    28 May 2015 | 2:03 pm
    The delightful romantic comedy Results, from mumblecore director Andrew Bujalski, has sympathy for the earnest aspirations of its gym-dwelling characters.» E-Mail This
  • 'Gemma Bovery': Retelling A Classic With A Light Touch

    Mark Jenkins
    28 May 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Based on a graphic novel, this updating of Madame Bovary almost manages to maintain its feather-light touch in spite of the heavy source material.» E-Mail This
 
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    Music Videos

  • Frank Fairfield: Tiny Desk Concert

    Bob Boilen
    29 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    A young man with an old musical soul has a spellbinding voice, fluid fiddle playing and and warm-toned banjo picking.» E-Mail This
  • KCRW Presents: Purity Ring

    Jason Bentley
    28 May 2015 | 6:20 am
    Towing an apparatus that's both percussion instrument and light show, the duo performs "Bodyache" live in the studio.» E-Mail This
  • Front Row: The Ting Tings, 'Do It Again'

    Greg Shea
    27 May 2015 | 8:59 am
    The English electro-pop duo induces a Boston crowd to dance to an upbeat track from Super Critical.» E-Mail This
  • Mick Jenkins, 'P's & Q's'

    Timmhotep Aku
    26 May 2015 | 11:54 am
    Watch the hydration-obsessed Chicago rapper's new video for the Kaytranada-produced single from his upcoming EP, Wave[s].» E-Mail This
  • Madisen Ward And The Mama Bear: Tiny Desk Concert

    Bob Boilen
    26 May 2015 | 10:28 am
    The mother-son duo's songs are memorable and singable even days after you hear them. This short set is a perfect introduction to a one-of-a-kind duo.» E-Mail This
 
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    Concerts

  • Frank Fairfield: Tiny Desk Concert

    Bob Boilen
    29 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    A young man with an old musical soul has a spellbinding voice, fluid fiddle playing and and warm-toned banjo picking.» E-Mail This
  • Front Row: The Ting Tings, 'Do It Again'

    Greg Shea
    27 May 2015 | 8:59 am
    The English electro-pop duo induces a Boston crowd to dance to an upbeat track from Super Critical.» E-Mail This
  • Kamasi Washington's 'The Epic' In Concert

    27 May 2015 | 12:55 am
    "I wanted my music to change the world," says the Kendrick Lamar and Flying Lotus associate. Watch the saxophonist's legitimately epic triple-album come to life with his band, a choir and strings.» E-Mail This
  • Madisen Ward And The Mama Bear: Tiny Desk Concert

    Bob Boilen
    26 May 2015 | 10:28 am
    The mother-son duo's songs are memorable and singable even days after you hear them. This short set is a perfect introduction to a one-of-a-kind duo.» E-Mail This
  • Jason Vieaux And Yolanda Kondonassis: Tiny Desk Concert

    Tom Huizenga
    22 May 2015 | 5:03 am
    Watch two master musicians combine the sounds of harp and guitar into a singular, evocative instrument in music influenced by Africa and Asia.» E-Mail This
 
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    Jazz

  • For Jack DeJohnette, A Chicago Homecoming Brought A Reunion With Old Friends

    Howard Mandel
    30 May 2015 | 4:43 am
    The drummer is an NEA Jazz Master who's played with everybody, including Miles Davis and Keith Jarrett. But for his new live album, DeJohnette called in some hometown pals.» E-Mail This
  • A Band Of Their Own

    David Ford
    30 May 2015 | 4:43 am
    As men went off to combat in World War II, a group of Southern college women took to the bandstand. Meet the Darlinettes — hear their music and stories from their leader and their drummer.» E-Mail This
  • Pamela Hines On Piano Jazz

    29 May 2015 | 9:53 am
    The pianist brings nuance and impressive technique to a set that includes two of her original tunes, "Porridge" and "A Stone."» E-Mail This
  • Pokey LaFarge On World Cafe

    28 May 2015 | 10:43 am
    Hear LaFarge mix old-time jazz, blues, ragtime and string-band music from the past century.» E-Mail This
  • Kamasi Washington's 'The Epic' In Concert

    27 May 2015 | 12:55 am
    "I wanted my music to change the world," says the Kendrick Lamar and Flying Lotus associate. Watch the saxophonist's legitimately epic triple-album come to life with his band, a choir and strings.» E-Mail This
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    Rock

  • Viking's Choice: The Receiver, 'Transit'

    Lars Gotrich
    28 May 2015 | 10:14 am
    Like a space opera built for two, "Transit" captures a universe of dreamy prog in keyboards and drums.» E-Mail This
  • Faith No More's Mike Patton: 'You Create Your Own Freedom'

    Jonathan Dick
    28 May 2015 | 9:44 am
    The lead singer of the mercurial rock (and funk and rap and whatever else will fit) band talks about the long path to Sol Invictus, the first Faith No More album in 18 years.» E-Mail This
  • New Mix: Six Musical Discoveries You Can't Miss

    Katie Presley
    27 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    On this week's show, we focus on discovery, with new songs by six acts that have never been played on All Songs Considered before.» E-Mail This
  • Kopecky On World Cafe

    27 May 2015 | 9:42 am
    The Nashville group, once known as The Kopecky Family Band, imparts rocking uplift in the studio.» E-Mail This
  • Viking's Choice: mewithoutYou, 'D-Minor'

    Lars Gotrich
    27 May 2015 | 8:02 am
    Six albums into its existence, the Philly punk band is still all or nothing. Hear the propulsive yet subdued "D-Minor" from mewithoutYou's new record, Pale Horses.» E-Mail This
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    Hip-Hop

  • DJ Quik X Spoon, 'Inside Out' Remix

    Eric Ducker
    29 May 2015 | 9:23 am
    West Coast legend DJ Quik enlists Kurupt, IAMSU! and Boogie for his fonky remix of indie rock group Spoon's "Inside Out."» E-Mail This
  • Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Part 1: 'I Walk A Different Walk'

    Ali Shaheed Muhammad
    28 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    We put our legendary co-host in the hot seat and he spoke on how he evaluates music, how his faith influences his work ethic and how much he cares about getting credit. And that's just the first half.» E-Mail This
  • Mick Jenkins, 'P's & Q's'

    Timmhotep Aku
    26 May 2015 | 11:54 am
    Watch the hydration-obsessed Chicago rapper's new video for the Kaytranada-produced single from his upcoming EP, Wave[s].» E-Mail This
  • Sugar Tongue Slim On World Cafe

    22 May 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Hear the Philly rapper discuss his exciting new album and perform live in the studio.» E-Mail This
  • Songs We Love: Vince Staples, 'Senorita'

    Timmhotep Aku
    21 May 2015 | 2:10 pm
    The 21-year-old Long Beach native continues to establish himself as one of West Coast rap's most important voices with his new single "Senorita."» E-Mail This
 
 
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    Politics

  • Hastert Due To Be Arraigned Next Week

    Scott Neuman
    30 May 2015 | 9:37 am
    The Los Angeles Times reports that the FBI spoke with two individuals who made accusations of sexual abuse against the former Speaker of the House.» E-Mail This
  • Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley Seeks Democratic Nomination

    Scott Neuman
    30 May 2015 | 7:55 am
    O'Malley, also a former Baltimore mayor, has made no secret of his desire to run, despite his lack of a national profile. He faces an uphill battle against front-runner Hillary Clinton.» E-Mail This
  • Martin O'Malley Joins 2016 Race For President

    30 May 2015 | 4:43 am
    The former Maryland governor and Baltimore mayor entered the Democratic race for president Saturday. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Juana Summers about how O'Malley will approach the campaign.» E-Mail This
  • CBS' Bob Schieffer Retires Sunday As Last Of The Old-School TV Anchors

    Eric Deggans
    29 May 2015 | 4:55 pm
    Bob Schieffer, anchor of CBS' Face the Nation, retires Sunday after 46 years at the network. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says Schieffer is the last among a vanished breed of traditional news anchors.» E-Mail This
  • The Bernie Sanders 'Rape Fantasy' Essay, Explained

    Danielle Kurtzleben
    29 May 2015 | 3:30 pm
    A 1972 essay written by Bernie Sanders, who officially kicked off his presidential campaign this week, is making the rounds. What did he say about rape that's got people talking?» E-Mail This
 
 
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    Technology

  • Tech Giants Compete ... For Your Vacation Albums

    Laura Sydell
    30 May 2015 | 4:43 am
    With ballgames, family reunions and trips to the beach, summer is full of chances to snap photos. Apple and Google are in a battle to help you store, organize and share all those visual mementos.» E-Mail This
  • As Police Body Cameras Increase, What About All That Video?

    Martin Kaste
    29 May 2015 | 2:46 pm
    Police cams have suddenly become a big business. But the real money is in selling departments a way to store each day's video. Firms are offering easy uploads to the cloud but costs are bound to grow.» E-Mail This
  • Silk Road Founder Sentenced To Life In Prison

    Steve Henn
    29 May 2015 | 2:18 pm
    Ross Ulbricht, creator of the website Silk Road, was sentenced to life in prison Friday. The website was a sophisticated criminal enterprise that specialized in selling illegal drugs.» E-Mail This
  • Silk Road Founder Ross Ulbricht Sentenced To Life In Prison

    Krishnadev Calamur
    29 May 2015 | 1:05 pm
    The creator of the shadowy online marketplace had faced at least 20 years in prison, but federal prosecutors had sought a "substantially" longer sentence.» E-Mail This
  • New Season Of 'Halt And Catch Fire' Is A Welcomed Upgrade

    Eric Deggans
    29 May 2015 | 2:08 am
    AMC's show Halt and Catch Fire chronicles the dawn of the PC-era at a time when companies like Texas Instruments dominated the Silicon Prairie. The second season debuts Sunday.» E-Mail This
 
 
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