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  • Baseball's AL Wild-Card Game Was Indeed Wild

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    Doreen McCallister
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:16 pm
    The Royals move on to the American League Division Series after beating the Athletics 9-8 on Tuesday night. It was the Royals first appearance in a postseason game in 29 years.» E-Mail This
  • Kansas City Wins Exciting Wild Card Game Over Athletics

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    Doreen McCallister
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:16 pm
    It took 12 innings, but the Kansas City Royals won the American League Wild Card game over the Oakland Athletics 9-8.» E-Mail This
  • Book Review: 'Once In The West'

    NPR: Arts & Life
    Tess Taylor
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Tess Taylor reviews Christian Wiman's new collection of poems, "Once in the West."» E-Mail This
  • New York Boosts Pay For Thousands With Hourly Wage Hike

    NPR: Business
    Bill Chappell
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order Tuesday that raises the hourly rate from under $11.90 to $13.13 an hour for thousands of fast-food and retail workers.» E-Mail This
  • Federal Judges Sends Wyo. Wolves Back To Endangered Species List

    NPR: Science
    Nathan Rott
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Just two years after the Obama administration removed federal protections for wolves in the state of Wyoming, a federal judge has reinstated them, saying that the state's plan for managing the species was inadequate and largely unenforceable.» E-Mail This
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  • Baseball's AL Wild-Card Game Was Indeed Wild

    Doreen McCallister
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:16 pm
    The Royals move on to the American League Division Series after beating the Athletics 9-8 on Tuesday night. It was the Royals first appearance in a postseason game in 29 years.» E-Mail This
  • Kurds Retake Syria-Iraq Border Crossing As U.K. Begins Bombing

    Vivian Salama and Ryan Lucas
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Rabia, which Islamic State militants had held since this summer, was reclaimed by peshmerga fighters in a bloody urban battle. But ISIS fighters advanced on the Syria-Turkey border despite airstrikes.» E-Mail This
  • Mexico Pays To Help Its Citizens Avoid Deportation From The U.S.

    Hansi Lo Wang
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Applying to the program for immigrants illegally brought to the U.S. as children provides a work permit and prevents deportation, but costs $465. Mexico is helping some of its citizens with that cost.» E-Mail This
  • FCC Votes To Eliminate Sports Blackout Rules

    Eyder Peralta
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Unfortunately for sports fans, the rules aren't expected to change much, as the NFL could still negotiate blackout rules through contracts with broadcasters. It does, however, end FCC protection.» E-Mail This
  • Where Activists See Gray, Albuquerque Police See Black And White

    Kelly McEvers
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:48 pm
    If a suspect threatens officers, police say they have a right to defend themselves. But a Justice Department report said the police in Albuquerque have used force unnecessarily; two ex-officers agree.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Arts & Life

  • Book Review: 'Once In The West'

    Tess Taylor
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Tess Taylor reviews Christian Wiman's new collection of poems, "Once in the West."» E-Mail This
  • 'How To Cook Everything Fast'? Bittman Says Skip The Prep

    30 Sep 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Rachel Martin talks to food writer Mark Bittman about his new cookbook, "How to Cook Everything Fast," which thumbs its nose at the French tradition of having ingredients prepped before you cook.» E-Mail This
  • 'All The Truth Is Out' Examines How Political Journalism Went Tabloid

    30 Sep 2014 | 10:21 am
    Matt Bai says that while voters have always cared about candidates' characters, some news used to be off limits. His new book looks at Gary Hart's 1987 affair that destroyed his political ambitions.» E-Mail This
  • The Strange, Split 'Selfie' Pilot

    Linda Holmes
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:21 am
    ABC's new comedy Selfie doesn't have a good pilot. It has half of a decent pilot, however, and it has intriguing signs that inside of it, trapped under the dumb parts, there might be a good show.» E-Mail This
  • 'Gone Girl,' Take Two: The Very, Very Spoiled Edition

    Linda Holmes
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:23 am
    If you've already read Gone Girl, or if you don't mind swimming in a sea of spoilers, we've got a few thoughts that require giving up some of the book's bigger secrets.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Science

  • Federal Judges Sends Wyo. Wolves Back To Endangered Species List

    Nathan Rott
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Just two years after the Obama administration removed federal protections for wolves in the state of Wyoming, a federal judge has reinstated them, saying that the state's plan for managing the species was inadequate and largely unenforceable.» E-Mail This
  • 'Human Flesh' Burger Is A Treat To Tempt The Walking Dead

    Alison Bruzek
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:04 pm
    In a stunt to promote the next season of the hit zombie show The Walking Dead, London chefs have concocted a burger inspired by human flesh. They're giving them away Tuesday at a pop-up restaurant.» E-Mail This
  • Ban On Single-Use Plastic Bags Is Enacted In California

    Bill Chappell
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Gov. Jerry Brown has signed SB 270, the first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags in the U.S. It requires a 10-cent fee for the use of compostable or paper bags.» E-Mail This
  • Instead Of Staring At Screens, These Kids Stared At Faces

    Cory Turner
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:43 am
    A recent study from researchers at UCLA found that kids who spent a week at outdoor camp — away from all electronic devices — got a lot better at picking up emotion in other people's faces.» E-Mail This
  • Aral Sea's Eastern Basin Has Dried Out, NASA Photos Show

    Bill Chappell
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:57 am
    "For the first time in modern history, the eastern basin of the South Aral Sea has completely dried," NASA says, citing satellite photos from 2000 and 2014.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: People & Places

  • Baseball's AL Wild-Card Game Was Indeed Wild

    Doreen McCallister
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:16 pm
    The Royals move on to the American League Division Series after beating the Athletics 9-8 on Tuesday night. It was the Royals first appearance in a postseason game in 29 years.» E-Mail This
  • Kurds Retake Syria-Iraq Border Crossing As U.K. Begins Bombing

    Vivian Salama and Ryan Lucas
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Rabia, which Islamic State militants had held since this summer, was reclaimed by peshmerga fighters in a bloody urban battle. But ISIS fighters advanced on the Syria-Turkey border despite airstrikes.» E-Mail This
  • Details Emerge Of Security Breach During Obama's CDC Visit

    Juana Summers
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:41 pm
    On Tuesday, The Washington Times reported that a security contractor with a gun and prior assault convictions was allowed on an elevator with President Obama during a trip to Atlanta.» E-Mail This
  • Mexico Pays To Help Its Citizens Avoid Deportation From The U.S.

    Hansi Lo Wang
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Applying to the program for immigrants illegally brought to the U.S. as children provides a work permit and prevents deportation, but costs $465. Mexico is helping some of its citizens with that cost.» E-Mail This
  • FCC Votes To Eliminate Sports Blackout Rules

    Eyder Peralta
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Unfortunately for sports fans, the rules aren't expected to change much, as the NFL could still negotiate blackout rules through contracts with broadcasters. It does, however, end FCC protection.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: US

  • Details Emerge Of Security Breach During Obama's CDC Visit

    Juana Summers
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:41 pm
    On Tuesday, The Washington Times reported that a security contractor with a gun and prior assault convictions was allowed on an elevator with President Obama during a trip to Atlanta.» E-Mail This
  • Mexico Pays To Help Its Citizens Avoid Deportation From The U.S.

    Hansi Lo Wang
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Applying to the program for immigrants illegally brought to the U.S. as children provides a work permit and prevents deportation, but costs $465. Mexico is helping some of its citizens with that cost.» E-Mail This
  • Where Activists See Gray, Albuquerque Police See Black And White

    Kelly McEvers
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:48 pm
    If a suspect threatens officers, police say they have a right to defend themselves. But a Justice Department report said the police in Albuquerque have used force unnecessarily; two ex-officers agree.» E-Mail This
  • First U.S. Case Of Ebola Confirmed In Dallas

    Michaeleen Doucleff
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:42 pm
    A man who flew to the U.S. from Liberia has tested positive for Ebola. He was not sick on the plane, but developed symptoms later. He is currently in isolation at a hospital in Dallas.» E-Mail This
  • New York Boosts Pay For Thousands With Hourly Wage Hike

    Bill Chappell
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order Tuesday that raises the hourly rate from under $11.90 to $13.13 an hour for thousands of fast-food and retail workers.» E-Mail This
 
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    Weekend Edition Sunday

  • The Experts The Ebola Response May Need: Anthropologists

    NPR Staff
    28 Sep 2014 | 9:54 am
    The scientists who study humans and their cultures could help health care professionals treat people who are reasonably, desperately afraid, they argue.» E-Mail This
  • With Savvy And New-Age Speeches, A First Couple Runs Nicaragua

    Carrie Kahn
    28 Sep 2014 | 7:53 am
    Daniel Ortega is not the bombastic revolutionary of years past. He's toned down the rhetoric and his wife runs day-to-day operations. Critics say it's not unlike the regime he toppled 30 years ago.» E-Mail This
  • With The End In Sight, Holder Reflects On His Legacy

    Carrie Johnson
    28 Sep 2014 | 7:12 am
    Attorney General Eric Holder tells NPR's Carrie Johnson that he's sorry his parents couldn't see Obama's tribute to him on Thursday — and that his greatest regret hit home on a visit to Newtown.» E-Mail This
  • A Puzzle Cheer: Give Me An 'A'!

    Will Shortz
    28 Sep 2014 | 5:03 am
    This week, we've got clues for two words. Add a long A sound at the end of the first word to phonetically get the second one.» E-Mail This
  • Detroit Salon Finds New Ways To Use Old Hair

    28 Sep 2014 | 4:35 am
    New businesses in Detroit are helping revitalize the economy. One of those new businesses is the Social Club Grooming Company, a barbershop/salon that promotes sustainability.» E-Mail This
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    Stories from NPR

  • Baseball's AL Wild-Card Game Was Indeed Wild

    Doreen McCallister
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:16 pm
    The Royals move on to the American League Division Series after beating the Athletics 9-8 on Tuesday night. It was the Royals first appearance in a postseason game in 29 years.» E-Mail This
  • Kurds Retake Syria-Iraq Border Crossing As U.K. Begins Bombing

    Vivian Salama and Ryan Lucas
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Rabia, which Islamic State militants had held since this summer, was reclaimed by peshmerga fighters in a bloody urban battle. But ISIS fighters advanced on the Syria-Turkey border despite airstrikes.» E-Mail This
  • Details Emerge Of Security Breach During Obama's CDC Visit

    Juana Summers
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:41 pm
    On Tuesday, The Washington Times reported that a security contractor with a gun and prior assault convictions was allowed on an elevator with President Obama during a trip to Atlanta.» E-Mail This
  • Mexico Pays To Help Its Citizens Avoid Deportation From The U.S.

    Hansi Lo Wang
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Applying to the program for immigrants illegally brought to the U.S. as children provides a work permit and prevents deportation, but costs $465. Mexico is helping some of its citizens with that cost.» E-Mail This
  • FCC Votes To Eliminate Sports Blackout Rules

    Eyder Peralta
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Unfortunately for sports fans, the rules aren't expected to change much, as the NFL could still negotiate blackout rules through contracts with broadcasters. It does, however, end FCC protection.» E-Mail This
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    Stories from NPR

  • Baseball's AL Wild-Card Game Was Indeed Wild

    Doreen McCallister
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:16 pm
    The Royals move on to the American League Division Series after beating the Athletics 9-8 on Tuesday night. It was the Royals first appearance in a postseason game in 29 years.» E-Mail This
  • Kurds Retake Syria-Iraq Border Crossing As U.K. Begins Bombing

    Vivian Salama and Ryan Lucas
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Rabia, which Islamic State militants had held since this summer, was reclaimed by peshmerga fighters in a bloody urban battle. But ISIS fighters advanced on the Syria-Turkey border despite airstrikes.» E-Mail This
  • Details Emerge Of Security Breach During Obama's CDC Visit

    Juana Summers
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:41 pm
    On Tuesday, The Washington Times reported that a security contractor with a gun and prior assault convictions was allowed on an elevator with President Obama during a trip to Atlanta.» E-Mail This
  • Mexico Pays To Help Its Citizens Avoid Deportation From The U.S.

    Hansi Lo Wang
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Applying to the program for immigrants illegally brought to the U.S. as children provides a work permit and prevents deportation, but costs $465. Mexico is helping some of its citizens with that cost.» E-Mail This
  • FCC Votes To Eliminate Sports Blackout Rules

    Eyder Peralta
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Unfortunately for sports fans, the rules aren't expected to change much, as the NFL could still negotiate blackout rules through contracts with broadcasters. It does, however, end FCC protection.» E-Mail This
 
 
 
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    NPR: Games & Humor

  • Sandwich Monday: The Pizza Cake

    Peter Sagal
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:05 pm
    For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the Pizza Cake, which is a fancy way of saying "a bunch of pizzas stacked on top of each other."» E-Mail This
  • A Puzzle Cheer: Give Me An 'A'!

    Will Shortz
    28 Sep 2014 | 5:03 am
    This week, we've got clues for two words. Add a long A sound at the end of the first word to phonetically get the second one.» E-Mail This
  • Not My Job: 'Eat, Pray, Love' Author Gets Quizzed On Dieting, Blasphemy, Hate

    27 Sep 2014 | 8:40 am
    We ask Elizabeth Gilbert about the opposites of eating, praying and loving. Her latest novel is called The Signature of All Things.» E-Mail This
  • Worst. Vacation. Ever.

    25 Sep 2014 | 7:12 am
    The world's a lonely planet, so why not turn to the Internet to figure out which spots need company. Try to guess which famous landmarks are depicted in these less-than-positive TripAdvisor reviews.» E-Mail This
  • Take Me Out To The Ball Game

    25 Sep 2014 | 7:12 am
    Step up to the mound — every answer in this game is a word, phrase or proper noun that also contains a baseball term. Catch my drift?» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Iraq

  • Kurds Retake Syria-Iraq Border Crossing As U.K. Begins Bombing

    Vivian Salama and Ryan Lucas
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Rabia, which Islamic State militants had held since this summer, was reclaimed by peshmerga fighters in a bloody urban battle. But ISIS fighters advanced on the Syria-Turkey border despite airstrikes.» E-Mail This
  • Napolitano: ISIS Was One Of Many Similar Threats We Were Tracking

    Carlos Watson
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:34 am
    The former homeland security secretary and Arizona governor also talks about security improvements since the Sept. 11 attacks and the frustrations and potential solutions to the immigration debate.» E-Mail This
  • Obama: U.S. Underestimated ISIS, Overestimated Iraqi Army

    Camila Domonoske
    28 Sep 2014 | 4:10 pm
    In an interview with 60 Minutes the president, citing the director of national intelligence, acknowledged that U.S. intelligence overestimated the ability of the Iraqi army to fight the group.» E-Mail This
  • The Uncertain Nature Of Obama's Arab Coalition

    28 Sep 2014 | 4:35 am
    A coalition of Arab countries has joined in the U.S. fight against the Islamic State. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Abderrahim Foukara of Al Jazeera about how effective the coalition can be.» E-Mail This
  • To Become Oil Barons, ISIS Has Sold To Neighbors And Enemies

    27 Sep 2014 | 6:04 am
    Existing black-market structures have helped the Islamic State convert oil into cash - and their customers have included their ardent foes across borders in Turkey and Southern Iraq.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Media

  • Movie Theaters Hope To Add Another Dimension To Their Profits

    Sam Sanders
    28 Sep 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Domestic movie ticket sales seem to have topped out. Now, cinema owners are trying to lure customers — and justify higher ticket prices — with innovations like panoramic screens and so-called 4-D.» E-Mail This
  • Amazon's Original Content Primes The Pump For Bigger Sales

    Laura Sydell
    27 Sep 2014 | 6:04 am
    The company has a history of mediocre self-produced programming, but now it's putting more money and talent into its movies and TV shows. It's betting that better shows will lead to more online sales.» E-Mail This
  • Forest Service Under Fire For New Media Permit Rules

    Scott Graf
    26 Sep 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Earlier this month, it announced it would require permits for taking pictures or recording video on Forest Service land. After considerably outcry, the agency now says the rule is being misread.» E-Mail This
  • Gilligan's Island At 50: A Goofy Show From A Time Of TV Innocence

    Eric Deggans
    26 Sep 2014 | 12:35 pm
    As classic sitcom Gilligan's Island celebrates its 50th birthday, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says it is an example of a show much loved by fans despite widely acknowledged mediocrity.» E-Mail This
  • For Women In Sports TV, A Seat At The Table

    Joel Rose
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:22 am
    The number of women who report on the NFL is relatively small, especially on TV— but their voices have gotten louder since the Ray Rice story broke.» E-Mail This
 
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    Music Videos

  • Front Row: Nick Waterhouse, 'Holly'

    Greg Shea
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:18 am
    The L.A. singer performs the title cut from his new album, which evokes the sounds of vintage R&B.» 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
  • KEXP Presents: Sylvan Esso

    Jim Beckmann
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:32 am
    The duo showcases an entrancing mix of folk and electronica during a live performance in the studio.» E-Mail This
  • KCRW Presents: Avi Buffalo

    Jason Bentley, KCRW Music Director
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:15 am
    The indie-pop band performs "So What" from At Best Cuckold, the bold follow-up to a debut album released while Avi Buffalo's members were still in high school.» E-Mail This
  • Garage-Rocker AJ Davila Unplugs In A Hair Salon

    Jasmine Garsd
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:47 am
    An exciting underground music scene has sprung up in Puerto Rico, and Davila is at its helm. Just in time for fall, watch him perform a summery song called "Es Verano Ya."» E-Mail This
 
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    Concerts

  • Front Row: Nick Waterhouse, 'Holly'

    Greg Shea
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:18 am
    The L.A. singer performs the title cut from his new album, which evokes the sounds of vintage R&B.» E-Mail This
  • Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters, Live In Concert

    Bob Boilen
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:54 am
    The rock legend and his new band performed live at BAM in Brooklyn. The show was part of the Nonesuch At BAM festival, and you can watch it in its entirety right here.» E-Mail This
  • Steve Wilson With Strings On JazzSet

    Mark Schramm
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:47 am
    Today's alto man renews a classic, Charlie Parker With Strings, at the Kennedy Center.» E-Mail This
  • LA Philharmonic Live: Dudamel, Mahler And New Music

    Brian Lauritzen
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:12 am
    Gustavo Dudamel conducts Mahler's Fifth Symphony and a new percussion concerto by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang in this season opener at Walt Disney Concert Hall.» E-Mail This
  • Jack White, Live In Concert

    Robin Hilton
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    Jack White celebrated the release of his latest solo album, Lazaretto with this live concert, at the historic Fonda Theater in Hollywood, Calif.» E-Mail This
 
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    Jazz

  • Herb Alpert On World Cafe

    30 Sep 2014 | 10:02 am
    The decorated jazz veteran, now 79, sounds younger than ever on his new album, In The Mood.» E-Mail This
  • Freddy Cole On Piano Jazz

    26 Sep 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Pianist, composer, and vocalist Freddy Cole can take any song and bring out colors and nuances never heard before. He brings this special ability to "Sometimes I'm Happy" in 1998 session.» E-Mail This
  • Steve Wilson With Strings On JazzSet

    Mark Schramm
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:47 am
    Today's alto man renews a classic, Charlie Parker With Strings, at the Kennedy Center.» E-Mail This
  • First Listen: Kat Edmonson, 'The Big Picture'

    Jewly Hight
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:03 pm
    A savvy student of '60s film soundtracks, jazz-pop stylists and Brill Building songcraft, Edmonson nods to her influences at every turn. But her take on those musical languages is fresh and fluent.» E-Mail This
  • Bill Charlap And Renee Rosnes On Piano Jazz

    David Lyon
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    It's rare to have three great pianists at three pianos in one studio. Charlap and Rosnes join host Marian McPartland in this 2008 session for a trio of "You and the Night and the Music."» E-Mail This
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    Rock

  • New Mix: Thom Yorke, Robert Plant, Aphex Twin, Trent Reznor, More

    30 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    On this week's All Songs: We share great new electronic music from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross' unsettling Gone Girl soundtrack, Thom Yorke and Aphex Twin, plus new music from Robert Plant and more.» E-Mail This
  • Viking's Choice: Kayo Dot, 'The Mortality Of Doves'

    Lars Gotrich
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:42 am
    If Mr. Mister's atmospheric ballad "Broken Wings" had been written for a proggy space opera, it might sound something like this cyberpunk slow jam.» E-Mail This
  • Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

    29 Sep 2014 | 11:03 pm
    Grab yourself two free handfuls of new tunes selected by our panel of public-radio hosts, including new music from King Tuff, Sarah Jaffe, Frazey Ford, The Gotobeds, Hollie Cook and more.» E-Mail This
  • Question Of The Week: What's Your Spinal Tap Moment?

    Robin Hilton
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:40 am
    Think back to the shows you've been to. Were there any moments where everything fell apart or flopped for the band? These are the Spinal Tap moments when a band reaches its comical nadir.» E-Mail This
  • First Listen: A Winged Victory For The Sullen, 'Atomos'

    Andy Battaglia
    28 Sep 2014 | 8:03 pm
    An ambient-minded neoclassical duo that likes its sounds intensely measured, contemplative and slow, A Winged Victory For The Sullen works hard to make listeners feel eerily, gloriously lost.» E-Mail This
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    Hip-Hop

  • 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
  • First Listen: Mapei, 'Hey Hey'

    Katie Presley
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:03 pm
    The rapper turned pop singer's accessible, soaring voice is propelled by genuine charisma and heart, as she constructs her savvy, sweet pop out of sonically irresistible ingredients.» E-Mail This
  • Remembering Biggie Smalls And 'Ready To Die' 20 Years Later

    NPR Staff
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    The writer dream hampton knew the rapper personally, and sat in on the studio sessions for his debut album.» 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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    Performing Arts

  • Gilligan's Island At 50: A Goofy Show From A Time Of TV Innocence

    Eric Deggans
    26 Sep 2014 | 12:35 pm
    As classic sitcom Gilligan's Island celebrates its 50th birthday, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says it is an example of a show much loved by fans despite widely acknowledged mediocrity.» E-Mail This
  • How Not To Handle A New Voice In TV

    Eric Deggans
    23 Sep 2014 | 5:16 am
    The firestorm kicked off by a New York Times analysis of TV's most successful black female showrunner mostly highlights how some struggle to handle new voices taking over the cultural conversation.» E-Mail This
  • Deggans Picks 'Gotham,' 'Black-ish,' 'The Flash' Among Fall TV's Best

    Eric Deggans
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:33 am
    As the fall TV season begins this week, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans gives his picks on new shows to watch and a few to avoid (or hate-watch, if you like).» E-Mail This
  • For This Job, You Need A Creepy Voice And A Fabulous Scream

    Lucy Perkins
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:45 am
    Halloween may seem like it's a long ways away, but haunted houses around the country are already getting ready, and they are looking for aspiring actors who can make the hair on your neck stand up.» E-Mail This
  • Adding Color To 'The Great White Way'

    Michel Martin
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:45 am
    NPR's Michel Martin asks a panel of award-winning playwrights how diverse artists are challenging Broadway's landscape, and whether it matters.» E-Mail This
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    Your Money

  • Shifting Stance, Some GOP Candidates Back State Minimum Wage Hikes

    Mara Liasson
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:01 pm
    As free-market conservatives, Republicans are philosophically opposed to raising the minimum wage. But a handful in tight races are having second thoughts.» E-Mail This
  • Retailers' Customers Cautioned As Cyber Attacks Continue

    Sonari Glinton
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:02 am
    Home Depot says some 56 million card holders were possibly compromised in a cyber attack. It says there's no evidence that debit PIN numbers were comprised or that the breach affected online shoppers.» E-Mail This
  • These People Can Make Student Loans Disappear

    Anya Kamenetz
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:14 am
    A group called Rolling Jubilee has "abolished" more than $3 million in private student loans from the for-profit Corinthian Colleges. And it's just getting started.» E-Mail This
  • Marriott's New Envelope For Room Tips Stirs Debate

    Bill Chappell
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:03 am
    An initiative launched with Maria Shriver's input is raising questions over how the hotel company pays its staff — and whether guests should be expected to tip.» E-Mail This
  • With Debt Collection, Your Bank Account Could Be At Risk

    Chris Arnold, NPR
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:03 am
    A 1968 federal law allows debt collectors not only to garnish wages but to take from a debtor's bank account. Consumer advocates say the outdated law is overly punitive and out of touch with reality.» E-Mail This
 
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    Pop Culture

  • The Strange, Split 'Selfie' Pilot

    Linda Holmes
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:21 am
    ABC's new comedy Selfie doesn't have a good pilot. It has half of a decent pilot, however, and it has intriguing signs that inside of it, trapped under the dumb parts, there might be a good show.» E-Mail This
  • 'That's All Folks:' Saturday Morning Cartoons Bid Farewell

    29 Sep 2014 | 1:13 pm
    We remember the institution that was the Saturday morning cartoon on network TV. That phenomena came to an end over the weekend, when the CW ended its run of the Vortexx block of shows.» E-Mail This
  • Lena Dunham On Sex, Oversharing And Writing About Lost 'Girls'

    29 Sep 2014 | 11:05 am
    Dunham says when she started writing HBO's Girls, she was drawn to characters with "a bit of a Zelda Fitzgerald lost, broken woman quality." Her new essay collection is called Not That Kind of Girl.» E-Mail This
  • In 'Selfie', John Cho Gets An Unlikely Shot As A Romantic Lead

    Steve Haruch
    28 Sep 2014 | 4:03 am
    John Cho is a brilliant actor who happens to be Korean-American. Over a 17-year career he's managed to not be cast primarily as "an Asian-American" actor. In the new show Selfie, he's done it again.» E-Mail This
  • In 'Transparent,' A 70-Year-Old Divorced Dad Comes Out As A Woman

    David Bianculli
    26 Sep 2014 | 1:29 pm
    The new drama, which launches Friday on Amazon Prime, stars Jeffrey Tambor as a transgender woman coming out to her three grown kids. Tambor acts the role without any hint of cheap humor.» E-Mail This
 
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    Space

  • 2 Ways To Think About Nothing, One Mo' Time

    Robert Krulwich
    28 Sep 2014 | 2:48 am
    Let's compare two kinds of nothing: an empty patch of deep space and an empty piece of paper that was once beautiful. There's nothing to see in either. Or is there?» E-Mail This
  • India Zooms To Mars Much More Cheaply, But With Trade-Offs

    Geoff Brumfiel
    27 Sep 2014 | 5:02 am
    A U.S. probe cost $637 million to get to Mars; an Indian mission cost about a tenth as much. There are at least a few reasons why, both teams agree — starting with the differing shapes of each orbit.» E-Mail This
  • Now This: Is Voyager Lonely?

    26 Sep 2014 | 2:22 am
    Former International Space Station Commander Chris Hadfield reassures a worried five-year-old boy that the Voyager spacecraft isn't lonely and afraid.» E-Mail This
  • Robot Spacecraft Strike Up Martian Friendship

    25 Sep 2014 | 3:37 am
    Before India's space program announced its Mars orbiter had reached its destination, NASA's Curiosity Rover, tweeted it was "rolling out the red carpet on the Red Planet for the newest Mars orbiter."» E-Mail This
  • Three R's For The Digital Age: Rockets, Robots And Remote Control

    Anya Kamenetz
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:18 am
    The World Maker Faire comes to one of the nation's most diverse neighborhoods.» E-Mail This
 
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    Sports

  • Baseball's AL Wild-Card Game Was Indeed Wild

    Doreen McCallister
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:16 pm
    The Royals move on to the American League Division Series after beating the Athletics 9-8 on Tuesday night. It was the Royals first appearance in a postseason game in 29 years.» E-Mail This
  • In NFL Game, A Slide And A Prayer Spur Debate And Clarification

    Bill Chappell
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:55 am
    The NFL sides with fans who criticized an unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty called on a Muslim player who prostrated himself in the end zone Monday night.» E-Mail This
  • Who Will Win The 2014 World Series?

    Bill Chappell
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:26 pm
    If the oddsmakers are right, two Los Angeles teams will be the only ones left standing when the World Series begins in late October. But back east, some fans are pulling for a Beltway Series.» E-Mail This
  • Will The NFL's Domestic Violence Scandal Hurt Its Bottom Line?

    Uri Berliner
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:48 am
    The NFL has become a $10 billion financial juggernaut by attracting new fans and devising new ways to make money. Now, the NFL confronts what may be its most serious image problem ever.» E-Mail This
  • Europe Wins The Ryder Cup Behind A Star And A Rookie

    The Associated Press
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:23 pm
    Europe added another layer to its Ryder Cup dominance on Sunday by leaving no doubt who had the best team. Behind two early comebacks, Europe clinched the cup with four matches still on the course.» E-Mail This
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    Stories from NPR

  • Baseball's AL Wild-Card Game Was Indeed Wild

    Doreen McCallister
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:16 pm
    The Royals move on to the American League Division Series after beating the Athletics 9-8 on Tuesday night. It was the Royals first appearance in a postseason game in 29 years.» E-Mail This
  • Kurds Retake Syria-Iraq Border Crossing As U.K. Begins Bombing

    Vivian Salama and Ryan Lucas
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Rabia, which Islamic State militants had held since this summer, was reclaimed by peshmerga fighters in a bloody urban battle. But ISIS fighters advanced on the Syria-Turkey border despite airstrikes.» E-Mail This
  • Details Emerge Of Security Breach During Obama's CDC Visit

    Juana Summers
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:41 pm
    On Tuesday, The Washington Times reported that a security contractor with a gun and prior assault convictions was allowed on an elevator with President Obama during a trip to Atlanta.» E-Mail This
  • Mexico Pays To Help Its Citizens Avoid Deportation From The U.S.

    Hansi Lo Wang
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Applying to the program for immigrants illegally brought to the U.S. as children provides a work permit and prevents deportation, but costs $465. Mexico is helping some of its citizens with that cost.» E-Mail This
  • FCC Votes To Eliminate Sports Blackout Rules

    Eyder Peralta
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Unfortunately for sports fans, the rules aren't expected to change much, as the NFL could still negotiate blackout rules through contracts with broadcasters. It does, however, end FCC protection.» E-Mail This
 
 
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