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  • Atlanta Doctors Gear Up To Treat Two Ebola Patients

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    Michaeleen Doucleff
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Two Americans infected with Ebola in West Africa are flying to Atlanta. They will be the first patients treated for the disease in the U.S. What's the risk of Ebola spreading during the transport?» E-Mail This
  • Atlanta Doctors Gear Up To Treat Two Ebola Patients

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    Michaeleen Doucleff
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Two Americans infected with Ebola in West Africa are flying to Atlanta. They will be the first patients treated for the disease in the U.S. What's the risk of Ebola spreading during the transport?» E-Mail This
  • WWI Diaries Of Poet Siegfried Sassoon Go Public For First Time

    NPR: Arts & Life
    Scott Neuman
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Nearly a dozen notebooks and journals by the author, who fought in the British Army during the war, are being released to coincide with the centenary of the start of the conflict.» E-Mail This
  • GM Stays At The Top As U.S. Car Sales Surge In July

    NPR: Business
    Bill Chappell
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:21 pm
    An analyst says GM might have benefited from the safety recalls that brought customers back to its dealerships. Many automakers saw strong gains compared to last year.» E-Mail This
  • Breast-Feeding Is Still Difficult For Many Moms

    NPR: Science
    Maanvi Singh
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Access to lactation specialists is slowly improving in the U.S., according to a CDC survey. And that can help many women who want to breast-feed stick with it longer, health officials say.» E-Mail This
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    NPR News

  • Atlanta Doctors Gear Up To Treat Two Ebola Patients

    Michaeleen Doucleff
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Two Americans infected with Ebola in West Africa are flying to Atlanta. They will be the first patients treated for the disease in the U.S. What's the risk of Ebola spreading during the transport?» E-Mail This
  • Killing Of Four Latino Men Sparks Protests In Salinas, Calif.

    Richard Gonzales
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Calling the shootings "questionable," a civil rights attorney in Oakland requested action by the Justice Department. The Salinas police chief said that would be premature.» E-Mail This
  • Cheap Eats: Cookbook Shows How To Eat Well On A Food Stamp Budget

    Molly Roberts
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:58 pm
    A Canadian scholar was unimpressed with the cookbooks available for people on food stamps in the U.S. So she decided to come up with her own set of tips and recipes for eating well on $4 a day.» E-Mail This
  • GM Stays At The Top As U.S. Car Sales Surge In July

    Bill Chappell
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:21 pm
    An analyst says GM might have benefited from the safety recalls that brought customers back to its dealerships. Many automakers saw strong gains compared to last year.» E-Mail This
  • Panel Says Plan To Cut Army Strength Goes Too Far

    Scott Neuman
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:57 pm
    The Pentagon has recommended cutting troop strength to 450,000, but a bipartisan report says that given the global threats, the reduction is too big.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Arts & Life

  • WWI Diaries Of Poet Siegfried Sassoon Go Public For First Time

    Scott Neuman
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Nearly a dozen notebooks and journals by the author, who fought in the British Army during the war, are being released to coincide with the centenary of the start of the conflict.» E-Mail This
  • Sailing Through Space With 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'? Hilarious

    David Edelstein
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:04 pm
    The newest Marvel comic adaptation features five motley warriors, including a raccoon and a tree, against an armada of space villains. The big-budget effects-laden movie is light and funny.» E-Mail This
  • Remembering Dick Smith, Hollywood's 'Godfather of Make-up'

    1 Aug 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Academy Award-winning makeup artist Dick Smith has died at age 92. In a career that spanned more than six decades, Smith was responsible for bringing some of Hollywood's most iconic characters to life. Ari Shapiro speaks with Sue Cabral-Ebert, the president of the Make Up and Hair Stylists Guild, about Smith's legendary career.» E-Mail This
  • No Forgiveness, But A Kind Of Cinematic Grace In 'Calvary'

    Bob Mondello
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:55 am
    Critic Bob Mondello says Calvary, a darkly comic new film about a tough old Irish priest threatened with murder by an angry parishioner, is "bleak and corrosively funny in about equal measure."» E-Mail This
  • How Cultures Move Across Continents

    Kara Manke
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:03 am
    Researchers have mapped the travels of 150,000 artists, politicians and religious leaders over the past 2,000 years. The videos reveal how cultural achievements ebb and flow across the U.S and Europe.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Science

  • Breast-Feeding Is Still Difficult For Many Moms

    Maanvi Singh
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Access to lactation specialists is slowly improving in the U.S., according to a CDC survey. And that can help many women who want to breast-feed stick with it longer, health officials say.» E-Mail This
  • How Cultures Move Across Continents

    Kara Manke
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:03 am
    Researchers have mapped the travels of 150,000 artists, politicians and religious leaders over the past 2,000 years. The videos reveal how cultural achievements ebb and flow across the U.S and Europe.» E-Mail This
  • Caffeine Gives Athletes An Edge, But Don't Overdo It

    Katherine Hobson
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:03 am
    Studies show the caffeine in just a few cups of coffee enhances performance in a wide range of sports. But more isn't better, and concentrated caffeine can be lethal.» E-Mail This
  • Should We Return The Nutrients In Our Pee Back To The Farm?

    Eliza Barclay
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:03 pm
    A group of environmentalists in Vermont aren't at all squeamish about "pee-cycling." A local hay farmer is using their pee as fertilizer as they run tests to find out how safe it is for growing food.» E-Mail This
  • Kentucky Buoys Noah's Ark Park With Millions In New Tax Breaks

    Scott Neuman
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:43 am
    The Christian theme park, featuring a 510-foot-long replica of the ark, is getting $18 million in new incentives from the state's tourism board.» E-Mail This
 
 
 
 
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    Children's Health

  • Breast-Feeding Is Still Difficult For Many Moms

    Maanvi Singh
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Access to lactation specialists is slowly improving in the U.S., according to a CDC survey. And that can help many women who want to breast-feed stick with it longer, health officials say.» E-Mail This
  • How Do Our Worst Moments Shape Us?

    NPR/TED Staff
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:10 am
    Writer Andrew Solomon dives into his childhood to describe moments of great adversity, and how they helped him build identity.» E-Mail This
  • What Does It Mean To Be A 'Child Of The State'?

    NPR/TED Staff
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:10 am
    Poet and playwright Lemn Sissay was raised by the state. He talks about the empty space where his family should have been.» E-Mail This
  • Why Is Parenthood Filled With So Much Anxiety?

    NPR/TED Staff
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:10 am
    Journalist Jennifer Senior says the goal of raising happy children is so elusive it has put modern, middle-class parents into a panic. She says there's no right way to parent.» E-Mail This
  • Polio's Surge In Pakistan: Are Parents Part Of The Problem?

    Nurith Aizenman
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:59 am
    Health workers are trying to convince parents to give children the polio vaccine, but the program faces violent opposition. Harvard researchers polled the parents. They were surprised by the results.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Education

  • What Can Kids Learn By Doing Dangerous Things?

    NPR/TED Staff
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:10 am
    Tinkering School Founder Gever Tulley says that when kids are given sharp tools and matches, their imaginations take off and they become better problem-solvers.» E-Mail This
  • Hospitals Fight Proposed Changes In The Training Of Doctors

    Julie Rovner
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:28 am
    The Institute of Medicine this week urged Congress to allocate to community clinics more of the $15 billion it spends annually on training new doctors. But hospitals say that's the wrong prescription.» E-Mail This
  • Enlisting Smartphones In The Campaign For Campus Safety

    Juana Summers
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:53 am
    Developers hope technology can help stop sexual assaults on campus — or at least provide students with easier access to resources.» E-Mail This
  • New Bill Aims To Hold Colleges Accountable For Campus Sex Crimes

    Tovia Smith
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:07 am
    Under new bipartisan legislation, colleges and universities could face strong new penalties for mishandling cases of sexual assault on campus. Critics question whether they can be implemented.» E-Mail This
  • What Common Core Looks Like In A Second Grade Classroom

    Sarah Alvarez
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The Common Core State Standards in reading and math have generated lots of attention and controversy, but what do they look and sound like in a classroom? Michigan Radio's Sarah Alvarez offers a peek at the standards at work in a second grade math class.» E-Mail This
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    NPR: Economy

  • Addressing The State Of The Union's Job Market

    1 Aug 2014 | 1:01 pm
    On the occasion of the July jobs report, Ari Shapiro speaks with Labor Secretary Thomas Perez about the growth in hiring and what that means for the U.S. labor market.» E-Mail This
  • In July Jobs Numbers, Fodder For Cautious Optimism

    John Ydstie
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:01 pm
    According to new numbers, the U.S. economy continued to add jobs at a steady pace in July. Employers added 209,000 jobs to their payrolls, and while the report showed the unemployment rate ticking up slightly to 6.2 percent, even that was a somewhat positive sign.» E-Mail This
  • As Labor Market Advances, Millions Are Stuck In Part-Time Jobs

    Marilyn Geewax
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:52 am
    Payrolls have grown by more than 200,000 for six months in a row — the longest stretch since 1997. But 7.5 million people are working less than 40 hours per week even though they want full-time jobs.» E-Mail This
  • Unemployment Ticks Up To 6.2 Percent; 209,000 Jobs Added

    Scott Neuman
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:38 am
    The latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the rate for July was little changed from June's 6.1 percent.» E-Mail This
  • Minnesota's Minimum-Wage Workers Get 75-Cent Increase

    Matt Sepic
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:48 am
    Workers and advocacy groups praise the hard-fought change, from $7.25 to $8, but opponents warn it will wreak havoc on business balance sheets.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Games & Humor

  • Can I Kick It? No, You Can't

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:38 am
    Listen, we're not your parents. We're not about to tell you what you can and can't do. Besides, the songs in this game, all of which contain the word "can't" in the title, take care of that for us.» E-Mail This
  • Can't Place The Place Name

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:38 am
    Fame knows no geographic bounds in this game about celebrity-city name mashups. In what Florida city does the singer of "Nasty" hang out? That's "Janet Jacksonville."» E-Mail This
  • Movie Math

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:38 am
    If Pythagoras were alive today, we think he'd be a movie buff. Multiply your film knowledge by your math skills in this quiz that asks you to perform computations with the numbers in movie titles.» E-Mail This
  • Sem-ANN-tics

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:38 am
    Don't get too annoyed with this final round. Like "annoyed," every answer contains the consecutive letters "A-N-N" somewhere within it. This game separates the canniest from the wannabes.» E-Mail This
  • It's Eezy

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:38 am
    We're spotlighting both the most common and least common English letters in this game — E and Z. Every clue points to a word or phrase containing "E-E-Z" spelled consecutively. Easy!» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Iraq

  • Militants In Iraq Seek Control Of Precious Weapon: Dams, Waterways

    Alice Fordham
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    There is fierce fighting at several dams in Iraq. The extremists of the Islamic State have already deliberately flooded some areas, displacing people, destroying crops and polluting the water supply.» E-Mail This
  • U.S. Judge Sides With Iraq, Blocks Kurds' Attempt To Sell Oil

    John Ydstie
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:59 am
    A U.S. judge has blocked an effort by Iraq's Kurdistan region to sell $100 million worth of crude oil to refiners in the U.S. It's sitting in a giant tanker ship off the coast of Texas. The judge agreed with the Iraqi government that the oil belongs to it and not the Kurds.» E-Mail This
  • Kurdish Oil Shipment Too Far Offshore For U.S. To Seize

    Alan Greenblatt
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:32 am
    A U.S. judge says an order she gave late Monday to impound a tanker carrying $100 million in oil off the coast of Galveston, Texas, cannot be enforced.» E-Mail This
  • For Iraqis In Crisis, Dividing The Country Seems A Poor Solution

    Alice Fordham
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:11 am
    For centuries, Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds had coexisted in Mosul, but some fear ruptures there may be harbingers of the partition of Iraq. If that happens, Ahmed Ali may never see his farm again.» E-Mail This
  • Violence Spikes Anew In Iraq, As Islamic State Looks To Expand

    Eric Westervelt
    27 Jul 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Bloodshed is escalating in Baghdad as the militant group known as the Islamic State seeks to expand its territory in Iraq. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks to reporter Alice Fordham in Erbil about life under the rule of the radical Islamic group.» E-Mail This
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    NPR: Law

  • NYC Man's Chokehold Death Was A Homicide, Medical Examiner Says

    Bill Chappell
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:57 pm
    The controversial death of Eric Garner was captured in a video that showed his confrontation with police on a Staten Island sidewalk.» E-Mail This
  • Fla. Judge Orders Lawmakers Back To Work On A New Congressional Map

    Greg Allen
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:01 pm
    A Florida judge has ordered the state legislature to come back from recess for a special session. Lawmakers will be expected to draw up new maps for congressional districts found unconstitutional. The judge says he may push back the November 4 election date and order special elections in the affected districts.» E-Mail This
  • Expedited Hearings For Migrant Children Raise Concerns

    Richard Gonzales
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    The Department of Justice is speeding up court hearings for immigrant kids who have come to the U.S. in record numbers. Lawyers and immigration judges say the move undermines due process and will lead to further delays in already clogged courts. The ACLU earlier filed a suit over lack of representation.» E-Mail This
  • Three Years On, Utah's Immigrant Guest Worker Law Still Stalled

    Kirk Siegler
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:59 pm
    In 2011, Utah decided to let some people in the state illegally apply for work permits. But the law, pending a federal waiver, still hasn't gone into effect — and now, some want to repeal it.» E-Mail This
  • Star Witness Steps Up To The Stand In McDonnell's Corruption Trial

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:15 pm
    The corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell continues to unfold, as the prosecution's feature witness, Star Scientific's Jonnie Williams, testified against McDonnell and his wife.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Movies

  • Sailing Through Space With 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'? Hilarious

    David Edelstein
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:04 pm
    The newest Marvel comic adaptation features five motley warriors, including a raccoon and a tree, against an armada of space villains. The big-budget effects-laden movie is light and funny.» E-Mail This
  • No Forgiveness, But A Kind Of Cinematic Grace In 'Calvary'

    Bob Mondello
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:55 am
    Critic Bob Mondello says Calvary, a darkly comic new film about a tough old Irish priest threatened with murder by an angry parishioner, is "bleak and corrosively funny in about equal measure."» E-Mail This
  • 'Guardians' Director: This Movie Needed Me!

    NPR Staff
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Morning Edition's David Greene talks to director James Gunn about his new film, Guardians of the Galaxy, which Marvel hopes to make its next big franchise. Characters include a raccoon and a tree.» E-Mail This
  • A 'War Story' With Big Ambitions And Mixed Results

    Tomas Hachard
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:03 pm
    The drama War Story is trying to wrap itself around both a personal story of a traumatized journalist and some larger social issues. Despite a strong central performance, it succeeds only partially.» E-Mail This
  • A 'Child Of God,' Or Maybe Not

    Mark Jenkins
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:03 pm
    The very prolific James Franco directs a Cormac McCarthy adaptation that struggles to overcome a repulsive main character with whom it's almost impossible to empathize.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Music

  • Meet The Cast Of The Met Opera's Labor Drama

    Tom Huizenga
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Think opera plots are tough to follow? Try wading through the complicated action offstage at the Metropolitan Opera. Here's who's involved — with perspective on disputes that aren't new.» E-Mail This
  • Sam Friend On 'Song Travels'

    1 Aug 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Friend shares his love of New Orleans "jass" by playing "Sweet Lorraine" on six-string banjo.» E-Mail This
  • Fresh Air Pays Tribute To James Brown, 'Godfather Of Funk'

    1 Aug 2014 | 1:04 pm
    James Brown is featured in the new biopic Get On Up. In '80s and '90s, Terry Grosstalked with his biographer and two musicians who played in his band. And in 2005, she talked with Brown himself.» E-Mail This
  • 'As Long As They Want To Play': Newport Jazz At 60

    Catherine Welch
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Since its inception in 1954, the event has survived rainstorms, genre wars and a few near-riots. Producer George Wein says it survives for the same reason jazz does — the musicians love to perform.» E-Mail This
  • Out Of The Strings Of A Fiddle, The Melodies Of Cold, Craggy Isles

    Ari Shapiro
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:01 pm
    The Shetland Islands, a cluster of rocks in the North Sea, is an unusual place. Wealthy from offshore oil, Shetlanders are yet wedded to ancient traditions. And they play the fiddle like no one else.» E-Mail This
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    Music Videos

  • KCRW Presents: Shelby Lynne

    Jason Bentley, KCRW Music Director
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:11 am
    Watch the unpeggable songwriter perform a B-side from her classic album, I Am Shelby Lynne, live on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.» E-Mail This
  • Sylvan Esso Performs 'Wolf' Live With Megafaun, Lambchop, Others

    Robin Hilton
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Watch Sylvan Esso perform "Wolf" with members of Megafaun, Lambchop, Field Report and more.» E-Mail This
  • Saintseneca: Tiny Desk Concert

    Bob Boilen
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Dark Arc is a pastiche of gentle lyrical moments and punk anthems, often within the same tune. In the NPR offices, the Ohio band performs three alternately brooding and stomping songs from the album.» E-Mail This
  • KEXP Presents: Courtney Barnett

    Jim Beckmann
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    Everyone's favorite asthma-ridden Australian performed a special show for KEXP fans in Seattle. Watch Barnett perform her hit song, "Avant Gardener," live at The Triple Door.» E-Mail This
  • Allah-Las, 'No Werewolf'

    Robin Hilton
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    At first glance, there's not much to the new video for the song "No Werewolf," from the Los Angeles garage rock band Allah-Las. But the longer you watch, the more mesmerizing it becomes.» E-Mail This
 
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    Concerts

  • Jeff Tweedy, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014

    Stephen Thompson
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:19 am
    The resume of Jeff Tweedy includes groundbreaking bands Uncle Tupelo and Wilco and a new album made with his teenage son. Tweedy performed at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival on Sunday, July 27.» E-Mail This
  • Conor Oberst, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014

    Stephen Thompson
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:17 am
    The Bright Eyes singer has learned to channel his youthful intensity into real showmanship. Conor Oberst performed at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival on Sunday, July 27.» E-Mail This
  • Dawes, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014

    Stephen Thompson
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:14 am
    A heartwarming crowd-pleaser on stage and record, Dawes has become a Newport Folk Festival mainstay. The California roots-rock band performed at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival on Sunday, July 27.» E-Mail This
  • Ages And Ages, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014

    Stephen Thompson
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:09 am
    The shambling folk-rock sing-alongs of this Portland group are infused with communal spirit and heart-filling inspiration. Ages and Ages performed at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival on Sunday, July 27.» E-Mail This
  • Berklee Gospel & Roots Choir, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014

    Stephen Thompson
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:40 am
    The gospel choir, featuring some of the best and brightest from Boston's talent-rich Berklee College of Music, opens the proceedings on Sunday, July 27 at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival.» E-Mail This
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    Classical

  • Meet The Cast Of The Met Opera's Labor Drama

    Tom Huizenga
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Think opera plots are tough to follow? Try wading through the complicated action offstage at the Metropolitan Opera. Here's who's involved — with perspective on disputes that aren't new.» E-Mail This
  • On The Eve Of A Possible Lockout, Met Opera Talks Remain Contentious

    Jeff Lunden
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:07 am
    Labor disputes are nothing new to the Met Opera, but never have they been so public. With a deadline looming, both sides signal that negotiations are going nowhere.» E-Mail This
  • A Breath Of Inspiration: John Luther Adams' New 'Sila'

    Anastasia Tsioulcas
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:46 am
    Watch highlights from the world premiere performance of the Pulitzer Prize winner's meditative and deeply moving outdoor work Sila: The Breath of the World at Lincoln Center.» E-Mail This
  • The Great War At 100: Music Of Conflict And Remembrance

    Tom Huizenga
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:57 am
    One hundred years after the start of World War I, hear a range of pop and classical music from artists of the era. Some music reflects the war's violence, some gives solace.» E-Mail This
  • War Of Words At Met Opera May Signal Shutdown

    Jeff Lunden
    26 Jul 2014 | 5:34 am
    With labor negotiations growing more strained, a lockout seems likely next week at the Metropolitan Opera. Management says payroll must be trimmed while unions want to curb production costs.» E-Mail This
 
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    Jazz

  • Sam Friend On 'Song Travels'

    1 Aug 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Friend shares his love of New Orleans "jass" by playing "Sweet Lorraine" on six-string banjo.» E-Mail This
  • 'As Long As They Want To Play': Newport Jazz At 60

    Catherine Welch
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Since its inception in 1954, the event has survived rainstorms, genre wars and a few near-riots. Producer George Wein says it survives for the same reason jazz does — the musicians love to perform.» E-Mail This
  • 5 Acts Not To Miss At Newport Jazz 2014

    Patrick Jarenwattananon
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    The Newport Jazz Festival turns 60 this year, and NPR Music will be there for the anniversary. When we're not recording, we'll be checking out bands led by Vijay Iyer, John Zorn, Ron Carter and more.» E-Mail This
  • Jessica Williams On Piano Jazz

    28 Jul 2014 | 11:41 am
    Dave Brubeck called her "one of the greatest jazz pianists I have ever heard." She digs up an old tune and calls two Monk numbers on this 1992 episode of the program.» E-Mail This
  • Charles Lloyd's Sangam On JazzSet

    Becca Pulliam
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Charles Lloyd is celebrating his 75th birthday with a new album, Hagar's Song, and concert in the Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.» E-Mail This
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    Hip-Hop

  • Cormega: 'I Just Want To Be A Soldier For My Culture'

    Frannie Kelley
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    The New York rapper on the music industry — from sitting on the shelf, to refusing deals, posthumous releases to sales expectations — music journalism and taking risks, personal and professional.» E-Mail This
  • YG: 'I Gave Y'All What I Seen'

    Frannie Kelley
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The Los Angeles rapper tells Microphone Check the true stories behind his debut album and the rise of his partner, DJ Mustard.» E-Mail This
  • A Rational Conversation: The Sound Of TDE's Success

    Eric Ducker
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:42 pm
    One of the biggest and developing stories in hip-hop is the Los Angeles label Top Dawg Entertainment. The company employs an in-house production team responsible for its best and best-loved songs.» E-Mail This
  • First Listen: Shabazz Palaces, 'Lese Majesty'

    Andrew Matson
    20 Jul 2014 | 8:03 pm
    Lese Majesty is MC and producer Ishmael Butler's most relentlessly noncommercial chapter yet. No hits, no singles; just raw, graceful tunes from the inventive former leader of Digable Planets.» E-Mail This
  • Unlocking The Eclectic: A Conversation With Shabazz Palaces' Ishmael Butler

    NPR Staff
    20 Jul 2014 | 2:31 pm
    The enigmatic leader of Shabazz Palaces says his process is instinctive, non-linear and, sometimes, beyond his own understanding. Read Ishmael Butler's extended interview with All Things Considered.» E-Mail This
 
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    Performing Arts

  • Breaking Out The Broken English

    Arthur Chu
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:29 am
    Voice-over work often demands that Arthur Chu, recent Jeopardy! champ, feign speaking English in a "Chinese accent," rather than the meticulously practiced American English that now comes naturally.» E-Mail This
  • Why Are Theater Tickets Cheaper On The West End Than On Broadway?

    Ari Shapiro
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:24 pm
    In London, a matinee ticket for Matilda costs about $60; in New York, it's $137. What's going on? The West End has weaker unions and subsidized theater, while Broadway has amenities.» E-Mail This
  • At Some Venues, iPads Take The Place Of Opera Glasses

    27 Jul 2014 | 5:11 am
    An experiment at a new production of Carmen has many wondering how technology will affect operagoers' experience. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Kim Witman, director of the Wolf Trap Opera.» E-Mail This
  • Performer Rita Moreno's Famed Career Was 'Meant To Be'

    24 Jul 2014 | 9:18 am
    Rita Moreno is the only Latina to have won Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awards. In this encore conversation, host Michel Martin speaks to her about the highlights and challenges of her long career.» E-Mail This
  • This Year, Avignon Festival Is A Stage For Both Plays And Protest

    Eleanor Beardsley
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:08 pm
    The French theater event has long been a pillar of the performing arts world. But talk of changes to festival workers' off-season benefits has cast a shadow over this year's celebration.» E-Mail This
 
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    Politics

  • Panel Says Plan To Cut Army Strength Goes Too Far

    Scott Neuman
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:57 pm
    The Pentagon has recommended cutting troop strength to 450,000, but a bipartisan report says that given the global threats, the reduction is too big.» E-Mail This
  • President Obama Slams Congress As He Welcomes Economy's Gains

    Bill Chappell
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Citing 6 months of strong job gains, President Obama says America's recovery from a debilitating recession is well underway. But he says the economy "could be doing even better" if Congress helped.» E-Mail This
  • Fla. Judge Orders Lawmakers Back To Work On A New Congressional Map

    Greg Allen
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:01 pm
    A Florida judge has ordered the state legislature to come back from recess for a special session. Lawmakers will be expected to draw up new maps for congressional districts found unconstitutional. The judge says he may push back the November 4 election date and order special elections in the affected districts.» E-Mail This
  • August Comes To The Hill, But House GOP Hasn't Started Recess Quite Yet

    Tamara Keith
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:01 pm
    House Republicans are delaying their August recess, sticking around Washington to try passing a bill meant to address the border crisis. Democrats and President Obama have already voiced their opposition to the bill on the table.» E-Mail This
  • Is The Current Gridlock In Congress As Bad As It Looks?

    1 Aug 2014 | 9:45 am
    For the final program, host Michel Martin speaks with Neil Minkoff and Maria Cardona about the biggest political stories of the week.» E-Mail This
 
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    Research News

  • Breast-Feeding Is Still Difficult For Many Moms

    Maanvi Singh
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Access to lactation specialists is slowly improving in the U.S., according to a CDC survey. And that can help many women who want to breast-feed stick with it longer, health officials say.» E-Mail This
  • How Cultures Move Across Continents

    Kara Manke
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:03 am
    Researchers have mapped the travels of 150,000 artists, politicians and religious leaders over the past 2,000 years. The videos reveal how cultural achievements ebb and flow across the U.S and Europe.» E-Mail This
  • Caffeine Gives Athletes An Edge, But Don't Overdo It

    Katherine Hobson
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:03 am
    Studies show the caffeine in just a few cups of coffee enhances performance in a wide range of sports. But more isn't better, and concentrated caffeine can be lethal.» E-Mail This
  • What Somebody's Mummy Can Teach You About Heart Disease

    Maanvi Singh
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:12 am
    Mummies from Ancient Egypt, Peru and the U.S. all show signs of hardened arteries. But why? Researchers say bad hygiene, open hearths and maybe some deeply ingrained genetic factors were to blame.» E-Mail This
  • Want To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint? Choose Mackerel Over Shrimp

    April Fulton
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Sardines and other small, oily fish are some of the most nutritious in the sea. Now there's another reason to eat them: Fishermen use a lot less fuel to catch them than many other kinds of seafood.» E-Mail This
 
 
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  • How Cultures Move Across Continents

    Kara Manke
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:03 am
    Researchers have mapped the travels of 150,000 artists, politicians and religious leaders over the past 2,000 years. The videos reveal how cultural achievements ebb and flow across the U.S and Europe.» E-Mail This
  • Weekly Innovation: 3-D Printed Fashion For Your Feet

    Allie Caren
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:36 pm
    You can use a 3-D printer to craft yourself a cellphone case, a toy car or a new trachea. This week's innovation introduces 3-D printed high heels, and the print-and-wear fad as a growing trend.» E-Mail This
  • Best Seat In The House Of Worship: The Temple Hollywood Built

    Susan Stamberg
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:07 am
    Built in the late 1920s by movie moguls, the Wilshire Boulevard Temple is a Los Angeles landmark — and also a statement the LA Jewish community made to itself, and to the city.» E-Mail This
  • Handmade Signs From Homeless People Lead To Art, Understanding

    NPR Staff
    27 Jul 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Artist Willie Baronet is on a 24-city, 31-day trek across the country this month, buying handmade signs from homeless people. He says the project has changed the way he views homelessness.» E-Mail This
  • With Swirls Of Steel, These Sculptures Mark The Passage Of People And Time

    Susan Stamberg
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:44 am
    Albert Paley's eye-catching gates, archways and sculptures frame transitions and elevate otherwise routine paths. An exhibit in Washington, D.C., is celebrating the work of the American metalsmith.» E-Mail This
 
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