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  • Health Care Worker Tests Negative For Ebola In NJ, Stays In Quarantine

    Bill Chappell
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:36 am
    The woman was isolated Friday as she returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa. She had no symptoms of the disease; she developed a fever and was taken to a nearby hospital.» E-Mail This
  • A Diary Of Deaths Reminds Doctor Of Life

    John Henning Schumann
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:50 am
    In everyday medical care, the practice of reflection is too often overlooked. Remembrance is what makes us human. Keeping tabs on who has died over the years keeps one doctor humble.» E-Mail This
  • Turkey Is A 'High-Maintenance Ally' In Fight With ISIS

    25 Oct 2014 | 4:50 am
    How strong is the U.S.-Turkey alliance against the Islamic State? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, Francis Ricciardone.» E-Mail This
  • Ebola Vaccine Tester Feels A 'Real Satisfaction'

    25 Oct 2014 | 4:50 am
    Peter Hubbard is one of 20 volunteers in a human safety test of an experimental Ebola vaccine. He tells NPR's Scott Simon about why he signed up and how he has been feeling.» E-Mail This
  • New Mandatory Quarantines May Drive Away Ebola Volunteers

    Joel Rose
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:50 am
    New York and New Jersey will require a 21-day quarantine for those who had contact with Ebola victims in West Africa. Some worry the rules could discourage health workers from volunteering.» E-Mail This
 
 
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    NPR: Business

  • Tech Week: Voice Mail Hang-Ups, Apple Pay And Zuckerberg's Chinese

    Elise Hu
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:40 am
    In this week's roundup, Apple rolls out its mobile payment system but confronts a security test in China, the problem with voice mail messages and Mark Zuckerberg shows off his Mandarin.» E-Mail This
  • Tracing A Gin-Soaked Trail In London

    Ari Shapiro
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:35 am
    Around the world, new gin distilleries are popping up like mushrooms after a rain. NPR traces the boom to its historic roots in London, which once had 250 distilleries within the city limits alone.» E-Mail This
  • No Quick Fixes For Drivers Affected By Air Bag Recall

    Sonari Glinton
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:58 pm
    The massive auto recall announced this week is different from most. It affects more than one-third of air bags on the road and there are no simple fixes, short of a full air bag replacement.» E-Mail This
  • A Black Cosmetic Company Sells, Or Sells Out?

    Karen Grigsby Bates
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:48 am
    Carol's Daughter was started to sell products for black women who wear their hair natural. But ever since L'Oréal bought the brand, folks are wondering if it can maintain the loyalty of its customers.» E-Mail This
  • Facebook's Zuckerberg Shares His Mandarin Skills

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:02 am
    In a question-and-answer session in China, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg showed that he's conversant in Mandarin — but far from perfect. He doesn't quite have his tone down.» E-Mail This
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    NPR: Science

  • Ebola Vaccine Tester Feels A 'Real Satisfaction'

    25 Oct 2014 | 4:50 am
    Peter Hubbard is one of 20 volunteers in a human safety test of an experimental Ebola vaccine. He tells NPR's Scott Simon about why he signed up and how he has been feeling.» E-Mail This
  • Wanted: Wind Turbine Mechanic — Must Be Daredevil, Skilled With Hands

    Stephanie Joyce
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Wind power is a growing part of the energy mix in the United States. And more wind turbines means there are new jobs for people to install and repair them. The job requires a unique skill set.» E-Mail This
  • 'Freakish' Sunspot Wows Astronomers

    Scott Neuman
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:58 am
    AR 2192, the largest sunspot seen since the beginning of the current 11-year cycle that started in 2008, is producing strong solar flares.» E-Mail This
  • Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why?

    Maanvi Singh
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:53 am
    New research suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help us better understand and retain information.» E-Mail This
  • What Are The Origins Of The Universe?

    NPR/TED STAFF
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:23 am
    David Christian explains the history of the universe from the big bang, and how humans occupy little more than a millisecond on that cosmic timeline.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Opinion

  • After Loss, Marine's Parents 'Gained 20-Something Other Sons'

    NPR Staff
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:50 am
    Lance Cpl. Brian Parrello was 19 when he was killed by an IED; he was the only member of his platoon who didn't come home from Iraq. Since then, his fellow Marines have grown close to his parents.» E-Mail This
  • For The Midterm Elections, A Book On 'What It Takes' To Win

    Michael Schaub
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The midterm elections are less than two weeks away. Writer Michael Schaub recommends a book that explores what it's like to run for office and live through all the dramatic ups and downs.» E-Mail This
  • Week In Politics: Ebola, Midterms

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Robert Siegel talks about the week in politics with EJ Dionne of the Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times about the politics of Ebola.» E-Mail This
  • Tips For Avoiding Racial Missteps From The Makers Of 'Dear White People'

    Gene Demby
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Dear White People, a much-hyped indie film about the racial politics at a fictional university, is in theaters now. But these video promos for it might be better than the movie.» E-Mail This
  • Renee Zellweger Looks Different — So What?

    Mary Elizabeth Williams
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:31 pm
    When celebrities appear in public looking drastically different, people talk. And that talk is especially critical if it's a woman. This week, it was Renee Zellweger.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: US

  • Health Care Worker Tests Negative For Ebola In NJ, Stays In Quarantine

    Bill Chappell
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:36 am
    The woman was isolated Friday as she returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa. She had no symptoms of the disease; she developed a fever and was taken to a nearby hospital.» E-Mail This
  • Turkey Is A 'High-Maintenance Ally' In Fight With ISIS

    25 Oct 2014 | 4:50 am
    How strong is the U.S.-Turkey alliance against the Islamic State? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, Francis Ricciardone.» E-Mail This
  • New Mandatory Quarantines May Drive Away Ebola Volunteers

    Joel Rose
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:50 am
    New York and New Jersey will require a 21-day quarantine for those who had contact with Ebola victims in West Africa. Some worry the rules could discourage health workers from volunteering.» E-Mail This
  • Ballot Questions Draw Voters In 43 States

    25 Oct 2014 | 4:50 am
    Ballot measures cover a lot of ground this year — from minimum wage to school calendars to one involving doughnuts and bear hunting. NPR's Charlie Mahtesian takes NPR's Scott Simon through the list.» E-Mail This
  • No Quick Fixes For Drivers Affected By Air Bag Recall

    Sonari Glinton
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:58 pm
    The massive auto recall announced this week is different from most. It affects more than one-third of air bags on the road and there are no simple fixes, short of a full air bag replacement.» E-Mail This
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    NPR: World

  • Turkey Is A 'High-Maintenance Ally' In Fight With ISIS

    25 Oct 2014 | 4:50 am
    How strong is the U.S.-Turkey alliance against the Islamic State? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, Francis Ricciardone.» E-Mail This
  • Line Between Islamists And ISIS Blurs In Egypt

    25 Oct 2014 | 4:50 am
    Among more extreme Islamists, sympathies for the so-called Islamic State are growing — especially in Egypt, where some Islamists are being arrested and accused of terrorism by the police.» E-Mail This
  • Ebola Toll Continues Its Climb, With 10,000-Plus Sickened

    The Associated Press
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:54 am
    The U.N. health agency said Saturday that the number of confirmed, probable and suspected cases of Ebola has risen to 10,141. Of those, 4,922 people have died.» E-Mail This
  • Tracing A Gin-Soaked Trail In London

    Ari Shapiro
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:35 am
    Around the world, new gin distilleries are popping up like mushrooms after a rain. NPR traces the boom to its historic roots in London, which once had 250 distilleries within the city limits alone.» E-Mail This
  • Fighting The Stigma Of Ebola With Hugs

    Avie Schneider
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:28 pm
    When President Obama and Dr. Anthony Fauci hugged Dallas nurse Nina Pham on Friday, it was as much to combat the stigma surrounding the deadly virus as to celebrate her survival.» E-Mail This
 
 
 
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    NPR: Education

  • Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why?

    Maanvi Singh
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:53 am
    New research suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help us better understand and retain information.» E-Mail This
  • UNC Chancellor: Report Reveals 'Shocking Lack' Of Checks And Balances

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Audie Cornish talks with the chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carol Folt, about Wednesday's report on the school's varsity athletes taking phony classes.» E-Mail This
  • New Details Revealed In University Of North Carolina Academic Scandal

    Jeff Tiberii
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    At one of the most prestigious state universities in the country, there's new detail on a very dark chapter. An independent investigation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill reveals new details of a long running scandal that involved thousands of students, phony classes and bogus grades.» E-Mail This
  • Report Says UNC Grade-Boosting Scandal Involved Fake Classes

    Sam Sanders
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:49 pm
    An independent investigation found that the school's African and Afro-American Studies Department used the "paper classes" to inflate grades for more than 3,000 students, nearly half of them athletes.» E-Mail This
  • Wave Away Math Homework With An App

    23 Oct 2014 | 2:21 am
    Wired reviewed the math homework app PhotoMath, which lets you use a smartphone camera to solve math problems.» E-Mail This
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    NPR: Economy

  • You're Enjoying Low Gas Prices, But Is It Really A Good Sign?

    Marilyn Geewax
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:52 am
    All around the country, drivers are seeing signs that gas prices are depressed. Those drops helped hold down the latest consumer price index. But economists worry about too much of a good thing.» E-Mail This
  • Halloween-Thanksgiving-Hanukkah-Christmas-New-Year Buying Begins

    Marilyn Geewax
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:53 am
    Most retailers are feeling optimistic as analysts forecast rising sales over this long shopping season. They are hoping Halloween will give them a good bounce into the peak spending time of the year.» E-Mail This
  • Duke Energy CEO: 'I Don't Think Of Myself As A Powerful Woman'

    Yuki Noguchi
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Female executives are a rarity in the energy industry. But Lynn Good, CEO of Duke Energy, took the helm of the utility giant just as it was grappling with some very public challenges.» E-Mail This
  • When The Economy Goes Down, Vasectomies Go Up

    Nancy Shute
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:04 am
    It's well known that people are less eager to have children when the economy sours. And it looks like men got really serious about that during the Great Recession.» E-Mail This
  • When Women Stopped Coding

    Steve Henn
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:54 am
    For decades, the share of women majoring in computer science was rising. Then, in the 1980s, something changed.» E-Mail This
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    NPR: Environment

  • Why California's Drought-Stressed Fruit May Be Better For You

    Sasha Khokha
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:49 am
    Is California's severe drought hurting the nutrient content of fruit? No, preliminary data on pomegranates suggest. The fruit may be smaller, but packed with more antioxidants, tests show.» E-Mail This
  • Coping In A Drier World: California's Drought Survival Strategy

    Kirk Siegler
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:26 pm
    The dearth of water in this state is showing no signs of easing. Officials have introduced plans to revamp the water rationing and distribution systems until the rains come. If they ever come.» E-Mail This
  • Why Are The Great Lakes On The Rise?

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Host Audie Cornish talks with Drew Gronewold, a hydrologist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, about why water levels in lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron are rising.» E-Mail This
  • The Kissimmee: A River Re-Curved

    Amy Green
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:33 am
    In Florida, a key river is undergoing the largest environmental restoration effort in the world. But when complete, a looming water shortage means the river's waters still face an uncertain future.» E-Mail This
  • Predictions Of 'Peak Oil' Production Prove Slippery

    Marilyn Geewax
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:27 am
    Just a few years ago, authors were predicting production would soon hit a peak and then decline. But since then, supplies have surged. So are the forecasters now slapping themselves in the head?» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Games & Humor

  • IQ Test

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    These words, names, and phrases contain the letters "IQ" consecutively somewhere inside of them. Does this somewhat oblique game pique your interest?» E-Mail This
  • It's A Snap

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    This game has attitude — each answer is a word or phrase containing the word "snap." But extra coordination is required: substitute an actual *snap* of your fingers where it appears in the answer.» E-Mail This
  • Very Confused TV Guide

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    Have you ever been perplexed by the on-screen guide descriptions of your favorite TV shows? Us too. We serve up descriptions of shows, whose titles have been taken perhaps a bit too literally.» E-Mail This
  • Accentuate The Positive

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    What do Beyoncé, André the Giant, and a soufflé have in common? Why, the accents in their names, bien sûr! The answers in this final round will be words, names, or phrases containing an accent.» E-Mail This
  • Presidential Keywords

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    U.S. Presidents spend years in office, but their tenure is often remembered in the mind of the public by a singular moment or trait. Given a keyword, you tell us which President it describes.» E-Mail This
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    NPR: Health Care

  • Health Care Worker Tests Negative For Ebola In NJ, Stays In Quarantine

    Bill Chappell
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:36 am
    The woman was isolated Friday as she returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa. She had no symptoms of the disease; she developed a fever and was taken to a nearby hospital.» E-Mail This
  • A Diary Of Deaths Reminds Doctor Of Life

    John Henning Schumann
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:50 am
    In everyday medical care, the practice of reflection is too often overlooked. Remembrance is what makes us human. Keeping tabs on who has died over the years keeps one doctor humble.» E-Mail This
  • For Hospitals, Doing More On Ebola May Mean Less Elsewhere

    Alison Bruzek
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:20 pm
    The majority of hospitals are training their staff to care for Ebola patients, a survey finds. But infection control specialists say that can mean losing the capacity to handle more common infections.» E-Mail This
  • In Minnesota, Abandoned Wheelchairs Are Just Part Of The Landscape

    Elizabeth Baier
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:09 am
    If you live in Rochester, Minn., you'll get used to seeing wheelchairs left in odd places. The city is home to the Mayo Clinic, after all. But some of those wheelchairs venture far afield indeed.» E-Mail This
  • Hospitals Struggle To Beat Back Serious Infections

    Jordan Rau
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:05 pm
    About 75,000 patients a year die from infections they caught in the hospital. A Kaiser Health News analysis finds that nearly 700 hospitals across the nation have higher than expected infection rates.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Iraq

  • Turkey Is A 'High-Maintenance Ally' In Fight With ISIS

    25 Oct 2014 | 4:50 am
    How strong is the U.S.-Turkey alliance against the Islamic State? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, Francis Ricciardone.» E-Mail This
  • Line Between Islamists And ISIS Blurs In Egypt

    25 Oct 2014 | 4:50 am
    Among more extreme Islamists, sympathies for the so-called Islamic State are growing — especially in Egypt, where some Islamists are being arrested and accused of terrorism by the police.» E-Mail This
  • Iraq's Abu Ghraib Is Back In The News, Now As A Front-Line Town

    Alice Fordham
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:53 am
    A town west of Baghdad and home to a notorious prison, Abu Ghraib is where Iraq troops are bracing for a possible attacks by Islamic State militants. Many local residents feel caught in the middle.» E-Mail This
  • Former Blackwater Security Guards Found Guilty In Iraq Shootings

    Bruce Auster
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:31 pm
    A federal jury found four former security guards with the company Blackwater guilty in connection with the shooting of dozens of Iraqi citizens in 2007 at a Baghdad traffic circle. That shooting revealed the leeway given outside contractors and became a symbol of the U.S. intervention in Iraq.» E-Mail This
  • Blackwater Guards Found Guilty In 2007 Shootings In Iraq

    Scott Neuman
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:18 am
    One guard was found guilty of first-degree murder and three others of voluntary manslaughter in a 2007 incident in Baghdad in which 14 civilians were killed.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Media

  • Two Lions Of Journalism, Roaring To The Last

    Scott Simon
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:41 am
    Two of journalism's greats died within a couple days of each other — Ben Bradlee and Frank Mankiewicz. NPR's Scott Simon remembers them for their shared gifts of charm, wit and street smarts.» E-Mail This
  • Former NPR Head Remembered For His Humor, Love Of Baseball.

    Robert Siegel
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Robert Siegel offers his personal memories of former NPR President Frank Mankiewicz, who died Thursday at age 90. Mankiewicz was also remembered for being Sen. Robert Kennedy's presidential campaign manager.» E-Mail This
  • Journalist And Political Aide Frank Mankiewicz Dies At 90

    David Folkenflik
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:53 am
    Frank Mankiewicz, press secretary to Robert Kennedy and presidential campaign manager for George McGovern, died Thursday night in Washington, D.C. The journalist and former president of NPR was 90.» E-Mail This
  • Frank Mankiewicz, Aide Who Announced Robert Kennedy's Death, Dies

    Scott Neuman
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:23 pm
    The journalist, political aide and author was Kennedy's press secretary when he died in 1968. Mankiewicz also ran Sen. George McGovern's presidential campaign. He died Thursday night at the age of 90.» E-Mail This
  • 'Post' Editor Bradlee Helped Define Modern American Journalism

    David Folkenflik
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:01 am
    As executive editor, Ben Bradlee led The Washington Post to national acclaim. He was best known as a champion of ambitious reporters and stylish writers, goading them to new heights. He died Tuesday.» E-Mail This
 
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    Music Videos

  • Danish String Quartet: Tiny Desk Concert

    Tom Huizenga
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:03 am
    The Danish String Quartet doesn't live on Brahms and Beethoven alone. Watch the versatile group play Danish folk tunes, from centuries-old Fanø wedding dances to traditional Roskilde reels.» E-Mail This
  • KCRW Presents: Zola Jesus

    Jason Bentley, KCRW Music Director
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:25 pm
    The prolific young singer performs "Dangerous Days" from her pop-minded new album, Taiga.» E-Mail This
  • Wild Beasts: A 'Beautiful Truth' In A Beautiful Bar

    Jacob Ganz
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    We asked the romantic London band to perform a song from its album Present Tense in The Campbell Apartment, an antique bar tucked into the corner of New York's bustling Grand Central Station.» E-Mail This
  • Johnny Winter, 'Death Letter'

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:40 am
    See the last studio performance and recording Johnny Winter made. The video, for the song "Death Letter," offers a intimate glimpse into the late blues guitarist's life and love of music.» E-Mail This
  • Doug Paisley feat. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, 'Until I Find You'

    Otis Hart
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Will Oldham may guest in this new song from rustic songwriter Doug Paisley, but the star of "Until I Find You" is visual artist Heather Goodchild.» E-Mail This
 
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    Concerts

  • To Miles, From Wayne

    16 Oct 2014 | 8:23 am
    In the late 1960s, saxophonist Wayne Shorter wrote a series of pieces for trumpeter Miles Davis and orchestra. They were never recorded — until Wallace Roney played them at the Detroit Jazz Festival.» E-Mail This
  • NPR Music Presents: Elle Varner, B.J. The Chicago Kid, Lia Ices And Cayetana

    16 Oct 2014 | 8:15 am
    Join us live at 8:30 p.m. ET for a video webcast featuring rising R&B stars Elle Varner and B.J. The Chicago Kid, the ethereal-yet-energetic Lia Ices and Philly punk trio Cayetana.» E-Mail This
  • Very Very Threadgill

    Patrick Jarenwattananon
    9 Oct 2014 | 5:22 pm
    The saxophonist and composer has long been an standard-bearer for boundary-crossing music. From uptown Manhattan, Jason Moran curates a concert retrospective of his wildly creative universe.» E-Mail This
  • Miguel Zenón's 'Identities Are Changeable'

    Patrick Jarenwattananon
    9 Oct 2014 | 5:21 pm
    The Puerto Rican alto saxophonist and composer's new album explores national identity through spoken word and music. He brings that music to life at the Newport Jazz Festival, joined by his big band.» E-Mail This
  • Highlights From The Detroit Jazz Festival

    Patrick Jarenwattananon
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:51 pm
    Wallace Roney presents the lost large-ensemble works of Wayne Shorter, originally written for Miles Davis in the 1960s. Plus, music from Detroit native Regina Carter leads things off.» E-Mail This
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    Classical

  • Danish String Quartet: Tiny Desk Concert

    Tom Huizenga
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:03 am
    The Danish String Quartet doesn't live on Brahms and Beethoven alone. Watch the versatile group play Danish folk tunes, from centuries-old Fanø wedding dances to traditional Roskilde reels.» E-Mail This
  • Great Danes: Three Symphonic Albums By Danish Composers

    Tom Huizenga
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:58 am
    From tiny Denmark comes a big symphonic sound. Three recent albums offer a glimpse of the Nordic sound, from the undervalued Carl Nielsen, the experimental Per Nørgård and the accessible Poul Ruders.» E-Mail This
  • Opera About 1985 Achille Lauro Hijacking Draws Protests At Met

    Scott Neuman
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:41 am
    Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani was among those who denounced The Death of Klinghoffer by John Adams, calling it anti-Semitic and anti-Israel.» E-Mail This
  • After 200 Years, A Schubert Song Still Resonates

    Tom Huizenga
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:03 am
    On Oct. 19, 1814, an Austrian teenager named Franz Schubert wrote "Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel," a boldly innovative song that remains an inspiration for singers and songwriters.» E-Mail This
  • Postlude To A Kiss: Scriabin's Raging 'Poem Of Ecstasy'

    Marin Alsop
    18 Oct 2014 | 1:03 am
    Mystical Russian composer Alexander Scriabin saw music, heard colors and wrote music that goes from ecstasy to frenzy. Baltimore Symphony conductor Marin Alsop explores Scriabin's best-known piece.» E-Mail This
 
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    Jazz

  • Ruth Brown On Piano Jazz

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Brown was one of the pioneers of R&B. In a 1993 session, she sang to host Marian McPartland's accompaniment in "Skylark" and "Fine And Mellow."» E-Mail This
  • Who Sang It First? Mockingbirds And Musicians Cover Each Other In New Orleans

    Eve Abrams
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    The mockingbird is known for latching on to sounds and repeating them. But in the case of a certain four-note phrase New Orleans musicians use to communicate, the bird may be the original artist.» E-Mail This
  • Happy Birthday, Blue Note

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:13 pm
    The iconic record company turns 75 this year, and to celebrate, it threw a concert featuring both its living legends and rising stars. Hear highlights and reflections on the label's influence.» E-Mail This
  • Herbie Hancock: 'On A Path To Find My Own Answer'

    NPR Staff
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:31 am
    In a candid interview, the ever-innovative pianist traces the lines between Buddhist chants, Sly Stone and Miles Davis, while shedding new light on some hard facts about his past.» E-Mail This
  • Charenee Wade On 'Song Travels'

    17 Oct 2014 | 10:43 am
    The vocalist performs jazz classics, including "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" and "Blue Monk," in a session with host Michael Feinstein.» E-Mail This
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    Hip-Hop

  • T.I.: 'We Make Music That Come From The Heart'

    Frannie Kelley
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    The Atlanta rapper, actor and businessman spoke about being mentored by Andrew Young and using songwriting to talk to himself, as well as everybody else.» E-Mail This
  • Outkast And Atlanta: Until They Close The Curtain

    Frannie Kelley
    3 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    The hometown shows the duo played had a bittersweet quality because people thought it might be their last chance to see one of the most-respected and best-loved groups of all time together.» E-Mail This
  • Andre 3000: 'You Can Do Anything From Atlanta'

    Frannie Kelley
    26 Sep 2014 | 5:03 am
    "The best way to represent the places where you from is be yourself, completely," says the musician and actor.» E-Mail This
  • Microphone Check Live: The Stories Of The Notorious B.I.G.

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

    Frannie Kelley
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The Brooklyn rapper spoke to Microphone Check about the music business, the old neighborhood, the kids and a theoretical campaign to be Mayor of New York City.» E-Mail This
 
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    World

  • Latitudes: 50 Years Of Nonesuch, 10 Essential Recordings

    Anastasia Tsioulcas
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:38 pm
    The label has become a crucial ambassador, introducing many world-music artists to American fans. Hear 10 songs from across Nonesuch's remarkable 50-year history.» E-Mail This
  • Tsapiky: Dance Music Fit For A Funeral

    Banning Eyre
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:13 pm
    In the West, we're used to hearing dance music at weddings. In southern Madagascar, guests might hear tsapiky, a regional guitar-band music, at funerals, as well as any other number of ceremonies.» E-Mail This
  • Bio Ritmo: Tiny Desk Concert

    Felix Contreras
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:54 am
    The 10-piece salsa band has burnished its reputation on dance floors, where it never fails to make people move. So push some furniture out of the way, press play on this video, and enjoy.» E-Mail This
  • Remembering Mandolin Hero U. Srinivas

    Anastasia Tsioulcas
    25 Sep 2014 | 12:03 pm
    The gifted Indian musician died Sept. 19 at just 45. Hear his music and celebrate his unlikely achievement — bringing a Western instrument into the heart of South Indian classical music.» E-Mail This
  • Latin Roots: Essential Latin Funk

    25 Sep 2014 | 11:12 am
    The Latin Alternative's Josh Norek spins songs by Ray Barretto and Los Amigos Invisibles.» E-Mail This
 
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    Race

  • Rare Silent Film Discovered With An All-Black Cast

    Walter Ray Watson
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:50 am
    A 1913 silent film starring a black ensemble cast will debut more than a century after it was made. The Museum of Modern Art has built an exhibit around the film called 100 Years in Post-Production.» E-Mail This
  • Tips For Avoiding Racial Missteps From The Makers Of 'Dear White People'

    Gene Demby
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Dear White People, a much-hyped indie film about the racial politics at a fictional university, is in theaters now. But these video promos for it might be better than the movie.» E-Mail This
  • Why Did Humans Migrate Out Of Africa?

    NPR/TED Staff
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:23 am
    Geneticist Spencer Wells tells the story of early humans, and our eventual migration from Africa.» E-Mail This
  • Where Did Human Beings Originate?

    NPR/TED STAFF
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:23 am
    Louise Leakey describes her family's long search for early human remains in Africa, and how unlocking that mystery is the key to understanding our past and our future.» E-Mail This
  • Are All Human Beings Related?

    NPR/TED STAFF
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:23 am
    Geneticist Spencer Wells describes how he uses DNA samples to trace our individual origins going back 2,000 generations.» E-Mail This
 
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    Religion

  • In Southeast Turkey, A Long History Of Bloodshed And Worship

    Peter Kenyon
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:24 pm
    A vast plain near Syria is no stranger to military carnage. But a place known as "Potbelly Hill" holds ruins built in ancient times, possibly for ritual purposes, long before organized religion.» E-Mail This
  • American Freed By North Korea Arrives Home

    Scott Neuman
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:05 am
    Jeffrey Fowle, 56, who was arrested in North Korea in May after allegedly leaving a bible in a club for foreign sailors, arrived at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base this morning.» E-Mail This
  • The Yarmulke Comes To 3-D Printing

    Lauren Katz
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:11 am
    Using math and imagination, a college professor creates a new kind of kippah.» E-Mail This
  • Catholic Synod Highlights Divisions, Sets Stage For Future Battles

    Sylvia Poggioli
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:23 am
    Roman Catholic bishops openly addressed hot-button topics that included questions about gays and Catholics who are divorced or remarried. Rarely has a synod attracted such attention.» E-Mail This
  • Many Views Of Muhammad, As A Man And As A Prophet

    NPR Staff
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:01 pm
    In her new book, The Lives of Muhammad, Boston University professor Kecia Ali discusses the different ways that Muslim and non-Muslim biographers have depicted the prophet over the centuries.» E-Mail This
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    Research News

  • Ebola Vaccine Tester Feels A 'Real Satisfaction'

    25 Oct 2014 | 4:50 am
    Peter Hubbard is one of 20 volunteers in a human safety test of an experimental Ebola vaccine. He tells NPR's Scott Simon about why he signed up and how he has been feeling.» E-Mail This
  • Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why?

    Maanvi Singh
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:53 am
    New research suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help us better understand and retain information.» E-Mail This
  • VIDEO: Talking While Female

    Selena Simmons-Duffin
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:03 am
    For starters: Your voice is too squeaky, too loud; it lacks authority, is grating or obnoxious or unprofessional. Why is talking while female such an offense?» E-Mail This
  • Why California's Drought-Stressed Fruit May Be Better For You

    Sasha Khokha
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:49 am
    Is California's severe drought hurting the nutrient content of fruit? No, preliminary data on pomegranates suggest. The fruit may be smaller, but packed with more antioxidants, tests show.» E-Mail This
  • Scientists Fight For Superbug Research As U.S. Pauses Funding

    Nell Greenfieldboyce
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:58 am
    Frustrated scientists argued Wednesday that making nasty viruses even worse in the lab provides crucial insight into preventing pandemics. Others say it just ups the risk a lab germ will start one.» E-Mail This
 
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    Technology

  • Tech Week: Voice Mail Hang-Ups, Apple Pay And Zuckerberg's Chinese

    Elise Hu
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:40 am
    In this week's roundup, Apple rolls out its mobile payment system but confronts a security test in China, the problem with voice mail messages and Mark Zuckerberg shows off his Mandarin.» E-Mail This
  • New Facebook App A Throwback To Old Chatrooms

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Facebook's new app, Rooms, harkens back to the days of 1990s anonymous chat rooms. New York Times tech reporter, Mike Isaac, talks about why having secret identities online is a good thing.» E-Mail This
  • Calling 911 On Your Cell? It's Harder To Find You Than You Think

    Lucy Perkins
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:24 pm
    If you call 911 from inside a tall building, emergency responders may have difficulty finding you. Cellphone GPS technology currently doesn't work well indoors — but the FCC hopes to change that.» E-Mail This
  • Please Do Not Leave A Message: Why Millennials Hate Voice Mail

    Rachel Rood
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    "When it comes to voice mail, they're just over it," says Jane Buckingham, a trend expert. But it's still important at work, so younger generations will have to learn what to do after the beep.» E-Mail This
  • FDA Cracks Down On Fake Ebola Cures Sold Online

    Lauren Silverman
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    The Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to companies marketing products claimed to be cures for Ebola. One firm says it will drop such claims — but it's still selling the product.» E-Mail This
 
 
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