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  • France Sends Soldiers To Guard Air Algerie Wreckage In Mali

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    The Associated Press
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:43 am
    The MD-83 aircraft, owned by Spanish company Swiftair and leased by Algeria's flagship carrier, disappeared from radar in bad weather less than an hour after it took off; 116 people were aboard.» E-Mail This
  • Israel-Gaza Conflict: What To Know For Friday

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    Steve Mullis
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:19 pm
    Going into day 18, the fighting had claimed the lives of nearly 800 Palestinians, including those killed at a U.N. school Thursday. Israel had lost 32 soldiers and three civilians.» E-Mail This
  • The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

    NPR: Arts & Life
    Maanvi Singh
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:26 pm
    So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.» E-Mail This
  • The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

    NPR: Business
    Maanvi Singh
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:26 pm
    So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.» E-Mail This
  • The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

    NPR: Science
    Maanvi Singh
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:26 pm
    So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR Most Emailed

  • Israel-Gaza Conflict: What To Know For Friday

    Steve Mullis
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:19 pm
    Going into day 18, the fighting had claimed the lives of nearly 800 Palestinians, including those killed at a U.N. school Thursday. Israel had lost 32 soldiers and three civilians.» 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
  • Montana Senator Comes Under Fire For Plagiarism Allegations

    Audie Cornish
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Sen. John Walsh of Montana was appointed to his seat, and he's preparing to face voters for the first time. The Democrat's bid will be complicated by plagiarism allegations.» E-Mail This
  • UNICEF Report On Female Genital Mutilation Holds Hope And Woe

    Linda Poon
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:43 pm
    The practice is on the decline in many countries. But the population boom in Africa and the Middle East will put millions of girls at risk unless more progress is made.» E-Mail This
  • The Evolution Of The 'Esquire' Man, In 10 Revealing Covers

    NPR Staff
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:42 pm
    The magazine has helped depict and define American men since 1933. David Granger says male attitudes toward style — and women — have seen big shifts in the 17 years he's been at Esquire's helm.» E-Mail This
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    NPR: Arts & Life

  • The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

    Maanvi Singh
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:26 pm
    So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.» E-Mail This
  • Revisiting An 'Endless Summer'

    Ian Buckwalter
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:04 pm
    While corny and dated and even offensive in places, the seminal surfing film Endless Summer, now getting a 50th anniversary rerelease, remains a rich visual exploration of the freedom of a wave.» E-Mail This
  • Maturity And Improvisation In 'Happy Christmas'

    Tomas Hachard
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Joe Swanberg's Happy Christmas perhaps chooses the wrong character to focus on, but the story has loose, improvisational charm.» E-Mail This
  • 'A Most Wanted Man': A Parable Grounded In The Real World

    Mark Jenkins
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:04 pm
    One of the final performances of Philip Seymour Hoffman comes in the strong John le Carre adaptation.» E-Mail This
  • When It Comes To Creativity, Are Two Heads Better Than One?

    NPR Staff
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Joshua Wolf Shenk says it's time to debunk the myth of the lone genius. His new book explores creative partnerships — and explains how Emily Dickinson wasn't actually as much of a loner as we think.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Science

  • The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

    Maanvi Singh
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:26 pm
    So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.» E-Mail This
  • Zoo In Argentina Says 'Sad Bear' Too Old To Go To Canada

    Scott Neuman
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:01 am
    The plight of the nearly 30-year-old polar bear, who lost his enclosure mate two years ago, has attracted attention from well-wishers the world over who want him moved.» E-Mail This
  • Globe-Trotting Virus Hides Inside People's Gut Bacteria

    Michaeleen Doucleff
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:32 am
    Scientists have discovered what may be the most common virus in people worldwide. The tiny critter doesn't make us sick but may be involved in obesity and diabetes.» E-Mail This
  • As Millions Of People Fast For Ramadan, Does The Economy Suffer?

    Shankar Vedantam
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:01 am
    New research examines the effects of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month during which millions of people around the world go without food all day. Does religious practice affect economic growth?» E-Mail This
  • Nuclear Plant May Be In Hot Water Over Its Cooling System

    Greg Allen
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Operators of the Turkey Point nuclear plant near Miami have received federal permission to run their cooling system above the old 100 degree limit. The decision is meant to combat algae growth and rising temperature in cooling canals, but environmental groups in nearby Biscayne National Park are concerned.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: People & Places

  • France Sends Soldiers To Guard Air Algerie Wreckage In Mali

    The Associated Press
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:43 am
    The MD-83 aircraft, owned by Spanish company Swiftair and leased by Algeria's flagship carrier, disappeared from radar in bad weather less than an hour after it took off; 116 people were aboard.» E-Mail This
  • Israel-Gaza Conflict: What To Know For Friday

    Steve Mullis
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:19 pm
    Going into day 18, the fighting had claimed the lives of nearly 800 Palestinians, including those killed at a U.N. school Thursday. Israel had lost 32 soldiers and three civilians.» 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
  • Montana Senator Comes Under Fire For Plagiarism Allegations

    Audie Cornish
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Sen. John Walsh of Montana was appointed to his seat, and he's preparing to face voters for the first time. The Democrat's bid will be complicated by plagiarism allegations.» E-Mail This
  • UNICEF Report On Female Genital Mutilation Holds Hope And Woe

    Linda Poon
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:43 pm
    The practice is on the decline in many countries. But the population boom in Africa and the Middle East will put millions of girls at risk unless more progress is made.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: US

  • Montana Senator Comes Under Fire For Plagiarism Allegations

    Audie Cornish
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Sen. John Walsh of Montana was appointed to his seat, and he's preparing to face voters for the first time. The Democrat's bid will be complicated by plagiarism allegations.» E-Mail This
  • DOJ Reaches Agreement For Oversight Of Albuquerque PD

    Scott Neuman
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:29 pm
    The deal follows a Justice Department report released in April that showed the city's police used excessive force in dealing with many suspects.» E-Mail This
  • Who Are The Kids Of The Migrant Crisis?

    NPR staff
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Many kids and teenagers leave Central America to avoid climbing levels of gang violence, extortion and drug trafficking. Sometimes, it's to find their families.» E-Mail This
  • Central American Leaders: Immigrant Children Are A Shared Problem

    Jackie Northam
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:12 pm
    The presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras are offering their take on the mounting numbers of unaccompanied children entering the U.S. from Central America. They're talking to reporters on the day before a meeting with President Obama.» E-Mail This
  • Botched Ariz. Execution Renews Unease Over Lethal Injections

    Martin Kaste
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Activists against the death penalty are seizing on a botched execution in Arizona Wednesday. Witnesses say that death row inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood gasped for air, taking nearly two hours to die by lethal injection.» E-Mail This
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    NPR: World

  • France Sends Soldiers To Guard Air Algerie Wreckage In Mali

    The Associated Press
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:43 am
    The MD-83 aircraft, owned by Spanish company Swiftair and leased by Algeria's flagship carrier, disappeared from radar in bad weather less than an hour after it took off; 116 people were aboard.» E-Mail This
  • UNICEF Report On Female Genital Mutilation Holds Hope And Woe

    Linda Poon
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:43 pm
    The practice is on the decline in many countries. But the population boom in Africa and the Middle East will put millions of girls at risk unless more progress is made.» E-Mail This
  • Who Are The Kids Of The Migrant Crisis?

    NPR staff
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Many kids and teenagers leave Central America to avoid climbing levels of gang violence, extortion and drug trafficking. Sometimes, it's to find their families.» E-Mail This
  • Central American Leaders: Immigrant Children Are A Shared Problem

    Jackie Northam
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:12 pm
    The presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras are offering their take on the mounting numbers of unaccompanied children entering the U.S. from Central America. They're talking to reporters on the day before a meeting with President Obama.» E-Mail This
  • Missing Air Algerie Flight Appears To Have Crashed In Mali

    Ofeibea Quist-Arcton
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:12 pm
    According to Air Algerie, one of the airline's flights has likely crashed in the African country of Mali. The plane, which carried 116 passengers and crew, lost contact with authorities an hour after it took off.» E-Mail This
 
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  • France Sends Soldiers To Guard Air Algerie Wreckage In Mali

    The Associated Press
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:43 am
    The MD-83 aircraft, owned by Spanish company Swiftair and leased by Algeria's flagship carrier, disappeared from radar in bad weather less than an hour after it took off; 116 people were aboard.» E-Mail This
  • Israel-Gaza Conflict: What To Know For Friday

    Steve Mullis
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:19 pm
    Going into day 18, the fighting had claimed the lives of nearly 800 Palestinians, including those killed at a U.N. school Thursday. Israel had lost 32 soldiers and three civilians.» 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
  • Montana Senator Comes Under Fire For Plagiarism Allegations

    Audie Cornish
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Sen. John Walsh of Montana was appointed to his seat, and he's preparing to face voters for the first time. The Democrat's bid will be complicated by plagiarism allegations.» E-Mail This
  • UNICEF Report On Female Genital Mutilation Holds Hope And Woe

    Linda Poon
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:43 pm
    The practice is on the decline in many countries. But the population boom in Africa and the Middle East will put millions of girls at risk unless more progress is made.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Books

  • When It Comes To Creativity, Are Two Heads Better Than One?

    NPR Staff
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Joshua Wolf Shenk says it's time to debunk the myth of the lone genius. His new book explores creative partnerships — and explains how Emily Dickinson wasn't actually as much of a loner as we think.» E-Mail This
  • 'Tigerman' Will Get Its Claws Into You

    Jason Sheehan
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Nick Harkaway's new novel mixes up a heady brew of comics, longing, tea, murder, post-colonial guilt and mystical tigers. Reviewer Jason Sheehan says it's "not just good, it's shake-a-granny good."» E-Mail This
  • 'Panic In A Suitcase' Puts A Fresh Spin On A Coming-To-America Story

    Maureen Corrigan
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:26 am
    Yelena Akhtiorskaya's debut novel is about a family that emigrates from Odessa to the Russian enclave of Brighton Beach in Brooklyn, N.Y. It's a funny tale full of insider knowledge and offbeat words.» E-Mail This
  • Book News: Amazon Exec Says Hachette Is Using Authors 'As Human Shields'

    Annalisa Quinn
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:18 am
    Also: President Obama will give the 2013 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal to 21 artists, writers, academics and journalists; Katie Crouch on Sylvia Plath.» E-Mail This
  • Can I Get A Do-Over? Shadow Selves And Second Chances

    Amal El-Mohtar
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:04 am
    Get your comic fix this week with Bryan Lee O'Malley's Seconds and The Shadow Hero, by Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew. Both books take up the idea of re-writing the past — but in very different ways.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Education

  • Saving Lives In South Miami, One Pool At A Time

    Wilson Sayre
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:04 am
    Swimming pool drowning rates among school-aged black children are more than five times higher than they are among white kids the same age.» E-Mail This
  • A Bird's-Eye View On Common Core Across The Country

    Cory Turner
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:08 pm
    With conservative commentator Glenn Beck renewing his fight against the Common Core State Standards, it's worth taking a bird's-eye view of the learning benchmarks. Where are they now being implemented, what challenges remain and what does the coming school year have in store?» E-Mail This
  • Glenn Beck Takes His Campaign Against Common Core To The Big Screen

    Tamara Keith
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Conservative commentator Glenn Beck hosted a live, interactive "night of action" against the Common Core State Standards. He has long fought against the learning benchmarks in reading and math now being used in 43 states. Events such as these, and the Common Core itself, could continue to play a role in the 2014 midterm campaigns.» E-Mail This
  • This Aspiring Astronaut Might Be The World's Most Amazing Teen

    Linda Poon
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:03 am
    He lived in a village in Tanzania. He dreamed of being an astronaut. Now he's studying in a Florida flight academy — and hoping his secret potato salad recipe will bring support to pay the tuition.» E-Mail This
  • Charter Schools, Money And Test Scores

    Anya Kamenetz
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:38 pm
    The University of Arkansas says charters produce a better return on investment. Let's take a closer look.» E-Mail This
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    NPR: Environment

  • The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

    Maanvi Singh
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:26 pm
    So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.» E-Mail This
  • Nuclear Plant May Be In Hot Water Over Its Cooling System

    Greg Allen
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Operators of the Turkey Point nuclear plant near Miami have received federal permission to run their cooling system above the old 100 degree limit. The decision is meant to combat algae growth and rising temperature in cooling canals, but environmental groups in nearby Biscayne National Park are concerned.» E-Mail This
  • Does Your Dog Feel Jealous, Or Is That A Purely Human Flaw?

    Maanvi Singh
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:32 am
    Dog owners don't doubt that their pooch has feelings. But scientists aren't so sure. An experiment found that dogs act upset, dare we say jealous, when their owners ignore them for a stuffed animal.» E-Mail This
  • Maine City Council Votes To Keep Tar Sands Out Of Its Port

    Susan Sharon
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:51 pm
    South Portland, Maine, has blocked crude oil from being loaded onto ships at its port. Environmentalists are cheering, but the Portland Montreal Pipeline Corp. says the ban won't hold up in court.» E-Mail This
  • University Would Study Health Issues In Polluted New York Town

    Robert Benincasa
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:49 pm
    A plant in Tonawanda heats coal into material for the iron and steel industries, releasing toxic chemicals into the air. Residents have long blamed the pollution for several health problems.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Games & Humor

  • Patriotic Language

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:13 am
    Why do we call them "French fries" even though they aren't French? When you're done pondering that question, you'll find that all answers in this final round contain nationalities.» E-Mail This
  • Fair-Weather Friends

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:13 am
    There's a trivia storm in the forecast: All the answers in this quiz are celebrities and characters whose names are weather-related. Which poet's travels were blocked by ice crystals? Robert Frost!» E-Mail This
  • Place That Band

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:13 am
    Geography rocks! Jonathan Coulton sings songs by classic rock bands named after cities, states, countries and continents, while rewriting the lyrics to hint at the locations.» E-Mail This
  • The Most Unusual Tea Shop In The World

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:13 am
    At the Ask Me Another tea shop, we don't sell chai, but we do have tea that encourages faith and devotion: "loyal-tea." That's because all answers in this game sound like "tea." Share a cup with us!» E-Mail This
  • Andy Serkis: God Save The Queen's English

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:13 am
    Serkis serves as accidental ambassador for his country in this game, as he must get a contestant to guess the American English equivalents of British slang, like "collywobbles." (Plus: Star Wars!)» E-Mail This
 
 
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    NPR: Middle East

  • Israel-Gaza Conflict: What To Know For Friday

    Steve Mullis
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:19 pm
    Going into day 18, the fighting had claimed the lives of nearly 800 Palestinians, including those killed at a U.N. school Thursday. Israel had lost 32 soldiers and three civilians.» E-Mail This
  • UNICEF Report On Female Genital Mutilation Holds Hope And Woe

    Linda Poon
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:43 pm
    The practice is on the decline in many countries. But the population boom in Africa and the Middle East will put millions of girls at risk unless more progress is made.» E-Mail This
  • Palestinian Authority Faces A Fraught Path To Peace In Gaza

    24 Jul 2014 | 1:12 pm
    The war in Gaza is unfolding between Israel and Hamas, but the Palestinian Authority, based in the West Bank, is also involved in efforts to end the fighting. The Palestine Liberation Organization's diplomatic representative to the U.S., Maen Areikat, speaks with Robert Siegel about the causes of the conflict and the possible consequences of a cease-fire.» E-Mail This
  • Attack On U.N. School Kills Over A Dozen Civilians In Gaza

    Emily Harris
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:12 pm
    A United Nations school, which was being used to shelter displaced Gazans awaiting evacuation, came under fire from a missile or shelling. The attack reportedly killed 15 people. Palestinian officials blame Israeli shelling; Israel says it may have been Hamas rockets that fell short of their target.» E-Mail This
  • Syrian President Issues New Stamps, But Can't Deliver The Mail

    Alice Fordham
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:55 am
    The set of three stamps commemorates Bashar Assad's recent presidential election victory. But what seems like a mundane occurrence says a lot about power in the war-torn country.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Music

  • 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
  • Labor Conflict May Lock Out Met Opera Workers

    Jeff Lunden
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:21 pm
    If no contract deal is reached by July 31, Metropolitan Opera General Manager Peter Gelb has warned union workers to plan for a work stoppage the next day.» E-Mail This
  • KCRW Presents: Rodrigo Amarante

    Jason Bentley, KCRW Music Director
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:04 am
    Amarante is well known in his home country of Brazil as part of Los Hermanos and, here in the states, he made a name for himself as a member of LA group Little Joy. Watch him perform "Mana" at KCRW.» E-Mail This
  • A Tour Of Spanish Harlem, Birthplace Of Boogaloo

    Jasmine Garsd
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Join us as we walk through New York's Spanish Harlem alongside DJ Turmix. He gives us a tour of El Barrio and one of the amazing musical genres born there: Boogaloo.» E-Mail This
  • First Watch: Maddie & Tae, 'Girl In A Country Song'

    Ann Powers
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:40 am
    The video for the teenage duo Maddie & Tae's first single, "Girl In A Country Song," cheerfully turns the tables on the cartoonish macho tendencies of so much recent country music.» E-Mail This
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    NPR: Stories from NPR

  • Israel-Gaza Conflict: What To Know For Friday

    Steve Mullis
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:19 pm
    Going into day 18, the fighting had claimed the lives of nearly 800 Palestinians, including those killed at a U.N. school Thursday. Israel had lost 32 soldiers and three civilians.» 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
  • Montana Senator Comes Under Fire For Plagiarism Allegations

    Audie Cornish
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Sen. John Walsh of Montana was appointed to his seat, and he's preparing to face voters for the first time. The Democrat's bid will be complicated by plagiarism allegations.» E-Mail This
  • UNICEF Report On Female Genital Mutilation Holds Hope And Woe

    Linda Poon
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:43 pm
    The practice is on the decline in many countries. But the population boom in Africa and the Middle East will put millions of girls at risk unless more progress is made.» E-Mail This
  • The Evolution Of The 'Esquire' Man, In 10 Revealing Covers

    NPR Staff
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:42 pm
    The magazine has helped depict and define American men since 1933. David Granger says male attitudes toward style — and women — have seen big shifts in the 17 years he's been at Esquire's helm.» E-Mail This
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    Music Videos

  • KCRW Presents: Rodrigo Amarante

    Jason Bentley, KCRW Music Director
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:04 am
    Amarante is well known in his home country of Brazil as part of Los Hermanos and, here in the states, he made a name for himself as a member of LA group Little Joy. Watch him perform "Mana" at KCRW.» E-Mail This
  • New Mix: The Rentals, Perfume Genius, The Bots, Zammuto

    22 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    On this week's All Songs Considered, a premiere from the The Rentals and new music from Perfume Genius, The Bots, Zammuto and more!» E-Mail This
  • Hamilton Leithauser: Tiny Desk Concert

    Bob Boilen
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:39 am
    The Walkmen went on hiatus at the end of 2013. In this three-song set, singer Hamilton Leithauser demonstrates that he's lost none of his power, even as he's matured and loosened as a performer.» E-Mail This
  • KEXP Presents: Mark Lanegan

    Jim Beckmann
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:24 am
    No matter what style or genre he's pursuing, Lanegan possesses a voice that's deep, dusky and unmistakable. Watch him perform "I Am the Wolf" live from KEXP's studios in Seattle.» E-Mail This
  • Benjamin Booker, 'Have You Seen My Son?'

    Bob Boilen
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Benjamin Booker is a fiery 22-year-old guitar player from New Orleans about to hit the road with Jack White. This tune, from his debut album, is about an evangelical father praying for his son's soul.» E-Mail This
 
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    Concerts

  • 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
  • Ryan Adams, Live In Concert: Newport Folk Festival 2014

    Stephen Thompson
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:47 am
    The prolific singer-songwriter will showcase some of his new songs — and many others from his long and frequently glorious catalog — on Friday, July 25, in a live webcast from Newport, R.I.» E-Mail This
  • Treasure Hunt: Discoveries From The Latin Alternative Music Conference

    Jasmine Garsd
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:14 am
    Hear some of the best up-and-coming artists Alt.Latino found at this year's event, from a hypnotic Dominican singer to a dramatic Chilean pianist and a Cuban crooner.» E-Mail This
  • Bill Frisell On JazzSet

    Becca Pulliam
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Guitarist Bill Frisell shines in three very different settings: with his band reworking John Lennon tunes, in a duo with violinist Jenny Scheinman, and with The Bad Plus playing music of Paul Motian.» E-Mail This
  • Ryan Truesdell's Gil Evans Centennial Project On JazzSet

    Becca Pulliam
    10 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Hear a live performance at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival. Gretchen Parlato sings a song that Bill Evans arranged for Astrud Gilberto, while Truesdell chooses additional pieces with special meaning.» E-Mail This
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    Classical

  • Labor Conflict May Lock Out Met Opera Workers

    Jeff Lunden
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:21 pm
    If no contract deal is reached by July 31, Metropolitan Opera General Manager Peter Gelb has warned union workers to plan for a work stoppage the next day.» E-Mail This
  • America's Youth Orchestra Hits The Road — This Time, Playing For U.S.

    Anastasia Tsioulcas
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:57 am
    Hear the world premiere of a piece by Samuel Adams — son of composer John Adams — and watch the orchestra's signature encore, from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess.» E-Mail This
  • A Guitar Hero Draws His Own Sketches Of Spain

    NPR Staff
    20 Jul 2014 | 2:05 am
    Milos, the one-named master of classical guitar, says the story of the instrument's 20th-century journey is told in the work of two Spanish composers.» E-Mail This
  • Olafur Arnalds On World Cafe

    16 Jul 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Today's Sense of Place: Iceland session features Arnalds, who creates sweeping neoclassical music.» E-Mail This
  • How The 3 Tenors Sang The Hits And Changed The Game

    Anastasia Tsioulcas
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:03 am
    Twenty years ago, José Carreras, Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti gave a sold-out concert at LA's Dodger Stadium. It still echoes today in both the music business and public TV.» E-Mail This
 
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    Jazz

  • 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
  • Fred Hersch Floats On, With A Dynamic Trio In Tow

    NPR Staff
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:03 pm
    The jazz pianist recovered from a coma in 2008 and was back on stage the next year. He hasn't slowed down since, and this month brings his latest album, a trio recording called Floating.» E-Mail This
  • Carmen Lundy On Piano Jazz

    18 Jul 2014 | 9:54 am
    The contralto joined host Marian McPartland in 2000 to perform "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" and Lundy's own piece, "Quiet Times."» E-Mail This
  • 'Live In The Present': Charlie Haden Remembered

    18 Jul 2014 | 8:54 am
    "You have to see your unimportance before you can see your importance and your significance to the world," Haden told Fresh Air's Terry Gross in 1992. The bassist died on July 11.» E-Mail This
  • Bill Frisell On JazzSet

    Becca Pulliam
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Guitarist Bill Frisell shines in three very different settings: with his band reworking John Lennon tunes, in a duo with violinist Jenny Scheinman, and with The Bad Plus playing music of Paul Motian.» E-Mail This
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    Rock

  • Nikki Lane On World Cafe

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:04 am
    Alt-country singer Nikki Lane makes her World Cafe debut with four songs and an interview about her roots in both music and fashion.» E-Mail This
  • Bob Mould On World Cafe

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:53 am
    Hear the former Hüsker Dü and Sugar frontman play four songs from his latest solo album, Beauty and Ruin.» E-Mail This
  • The Raveonettes, 'Killer In The Streets'

    Bob Boilen
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:03 am
    The ocean serene, the sharks below: That's the contrast of noise and melody the Danish duo The Raveonettes do so well. Watch this lyric video for "Killer In The Streets" from their new album Pe'ahi.» E-Mail This
  • Inside The Sun Records Sound, A Marvel Even Today

    Christopher Blank
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:14 pm
    The "boom-chicka-boom" of Johnny Cash's guitar. The ghostly echo on Elvis Presley's voice. More than 60 years after these early recordings, the studio is still making music the old-fashioned way.» E-Mail This
  • New Mix: The Rentals, Perfume Genius, The Bots, Zammuto

    22 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    On this week's All Songs Considered, a premiere from the The Rentals and new music from Perfume Genius, The Bots, Zammuto and more!» E-Mail This
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    Hip-Hop

  • 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
  • Questlove And The Roots: How A Hip-Hop Band Conquered Late Night

    Eric Deggans
    3 Jul 2014 | 12:55 pm
    "It's strange to admit it, but this is kinda the job we were born for," Questlove says of his group's serving as house band for The Tonight Show.» E-Mail This
 
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    Your Money

  • How High Debt From The Housing Collapse Still Stifles Our Economy

    Jim Zarroli
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:01 am
    Seven years after the subprime mortgage crisis, the U.S. economy has not yet fully recovered. Now two economists have come up with new evidence about what's holding the economy back.» E-Mail This
  • Inflation Came In Low Again, But Are There Bubbles?

    Marilyn Geewax
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:29 pm
    If inflation were to flare up, Fed policymakers would have to push up interest rates. Tuesday's consumer price report suggests inflation is low, but some say the data isn't capturing asset "bubbles."» E-Mail This
  • Money Markets: Easy To Ignore, Occasionally Dicey

    Jacob Goldstein
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Money market accounts are so dull that many people use them like checking accounts. But they're riskier than checking accounts, and federal regulators are proposing new rules to deal with those risks.» E-Mail This
  • Deal In Detroit Could Signal Cuts To Pensions Elsewhere

    Alan Greenblatt
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Pensions have long enjoyed strong legal protections, but recent bankruptcy cases suggest this might be changing. As a result, cities and states might ask more workers to accept a little less.» E-Mail This
  • States Experiment With Health Savings Accounts For Medicaid

    Michelle Andrews
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:43 am
    People who contribute up to $25 a month would be exempt from cost-sharing requirements. But some consumer advocates say the health savings accounts add a needless layer of complexity to Medicaid.» E-Mail This
 
 
 
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    Stories from NPR

  • France Sends Soldiers To Guard Air Algerie Wreckage In Mali

    The Associated Press
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:43 am
    The MD-83 aircraft, owned by Spanish company Swiftair and leased by Algeria's flagship carrier, disappeared from radar in bad weather less than an hour after it took off; 116 people were aboard.» E-Mail This
  • Israel-Gaza Conflict: What To Know For Friday

    Steve Mullis
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:19 pm
    Going into day 18, the fighting had claimed the lives of nearly 800 Palestinians, including those killed at a U.N. school Thursday. Israel had lost 32 soldiers and three civilians.» 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
  • Montana Senator Comes Under Fire For Plagiarism Allegations

    Audie Cornish
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Sen. John Walsh of Montana was appointed to his seat, and he's preparing to face voters for the first time. The Democrat's bid will be complicated by plagiarism allegations.» E-Mail This
  • UNICEF Report On Female Genital Mutilation Holds Hope And Woe

    Linda Poon
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:43 pm
    The practice is on the decline in many countries. But the population boom in Africa and the Middle East will put millions of girls at risk unless more progress is made.» E-Mail This
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    Technology

  • The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

    Maanvi Singh
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:26 pm
    So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.» E-Mail This
  • Meet The Guy Who's Putting Your Cat On The Map — To Prove A Point

    Audie Cornish
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Owen Mundy, an assistant professor at Florida State University, tells Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel about a project called "I Know Where Your Cat Lives," which aims to create awareness about internet privacy.» E-Mail This
  • U.S. Database Glitch Delays Passport, Visa Processing

    Scott Neuman
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:01 am
    The problem in the U.S. State Department system could cause problems for millions of people worldwide who are awaiting travel documents.» E-Mail This
  • Weekly Innovation: Get Moving, While Seated At Your Desk

    Allie Caren
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Stuck sitting, hunched over a computer every day from 9-5? Don't have access to a treadmill desk or an elevated, standing desk? This week's innovation is Cubii, the seated, office-friendly elliptical.» E-Mail This
  • A Plan To Untangle Our Digital Lives After We're Gone

    Molly Roberts
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:34 am
    In the digital age, our online accounts don't die with us. A proposed law might determine what does happen to them. But the tech industry warns the measure could threaten the privacy of the deceased.» E-Mail This
 
 
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