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    NPR: Politics

  • Close Iowa Senate Race Could Come Down To How Women Vote

    Robert Siegel
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Joni Ernst, who's an officer in the Iowa Army National Guard, presents herself as a mother, soldier, leader. But many women aren't responding to that.» E-Mail This
  • N.H. Senate Race Becomes Focal Point For Both Parties

    Ron Elving
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:23 am
    Incumbent Democrat Sen. Jeanne Shaheen had maintained a lead over the Republican field throughout the year in the swing state. But Republican Scott Brown, former Massachusetts senator, has closed the gap since his nomination in September.» E-Mail This
  • Turf Shifts In Culture Wars As Support For Gay Marriage Rises

    Mara Liasson
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:23 am
    Campaigning against gay marriage used to help Republicans win elections — but now GOP candidates in tight races are backing away from mentioning social issues on the stump.» E-Mail This
  • This Political Ad Was Paid For By — Oh, Never Mind

    Peter Overby
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:23 am
    This midterm cycle, more than half the ads from so-called outside groups are being paid for by secret donors. That means voters will never know who's paying tens of millions of dollars for those ads.» E-Mail This
  • Will Ebola Impact Midterm Elections?

    19 Oct 2014 | 4:43 am
    Weekend Edition Sunday's new segment, "For the Record," kicks off with politics and Ebola. NPR's Rachel Martin asks NPR's Mara Liasson and Dallas columnist J. Floyd about the politics of the disease.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: US

  • Unrest In Ferguson May Speed Up Decline Of Real Estate

    Durrie Bouscaren
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Many in the city are worried about its future, and there's speculation there will be a "mass migration" should violence erupt again. But some residents remain committed to the city.» E-Mail This
  • When Reassuring Isn't: The Rush To Test Cruise Passenger For Ebola

    Nell Greenfieldboyce
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Galveston, Texas, officials meant well when they tested a passenger while she was still at sea. But some say airlifting a blood sample in a Coast Guard helicopter was needlessly alarming.» E-Mail This
  • One Lawyer's Fight For Young Blacks And 'Just Mercy'

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    When police pulled a gun on Bryan Stevenson as he was sitting quietly in his car in Atlanta, he knew he had to effect change. His memoir describes his attempts, including freeing men on death row.» E-Mail This
  • Eye Phone? Your Next Eye Exam Might Be Done With Your Phone

    Nancy Shute
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:46 am
    Doctors need to look at the eyes to diagnose disease, but the machines they use are big and expensive. An iPhone or tablet may do as well, scientists say, bringing eye care to the underserved.» E-Mail This
  • Indiana Officials Say Man Has Led Them To Multiple Bodies

    Scott Neuman
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:37 am
    Suspect Darren Vann confessed to one murder, with which he has been charged, and subsequently led police to six other corpses in northwestern Indiana, authorities say.» E-Mail This
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    NPR: World

  • Tunisia's Emerging Tech Sector Hampered By Old Policies

    Aarti Shahani
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:44 pm
    When Tunisia's young people protested in 2011, they had one key demand: jobs. Now, despite new political leadership, that demand remains unmet — even in tech, the sector that offers the most promise.» E-Mail This
  • Climate Change Has Coffee Growers In Haiti Seeking Higher Ground

    Peter Granitz
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Haiti's once-flourishing coffee trade has been badly battered. The latest threat: climate change. Locals who still rely on coffee for their livelihood must learn to grow it in changing climes.» E-Mail This
  • The Artificial Boundary That Divides Iraq

    Leila Fadel
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:59 am
    A checkpoint near Kirkuk marks the line between Kurdish-controlled territory and the world of Islamic State extremists. Some 5,000 civilians stream across daily, lives and families divided.» E-Mail This
  • Nepal Ends Rescue Efforts After Deadly Avalanches In Himalayas

    Sam Sanders
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:40 am
    Locals and international tourists are among at least 39 people known to have died in blizzards and avalanches throughout the foothills of Nepal's Himalayan mountain range last week.» E-Mail This
  • Sweden's Sub Hunt Evokes Cold War Memories

    Scott Neuman
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:14 am
    Stockholm has a grainy photo of what it says shows "foreign underwater activity" in an incident eerily similar to the grounding of a Soviet submarine in the same waters in 1981.» E-Mail This
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    Weekend Edition Saturday

  • 424 Steps To Happiness: A Father's Journey Beyond 'The Fall'

    NPR Staff
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:33 am
    A son with cerebral palsy inspires a new way to think about imperfection, exaltation and love in a new memoir by Brazilian novelist and screenwriter Diogo Mainardi.» E-Mail This
  • A Candidate With Low Poll Numbers, But High Hopes

    Scott Simon
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:41 am
    Dr. Doug Butzier was the Libertarian candidate for the U.S. Senate in Iowa when he died in a small plane crash this week. NPR's Scott Simon thinks on the hopes even "lost cause" candidates inspire.» E-Mail This
  • Texas Can Enforce Voter ID Law For November Election

    18 Oct 2014 | 4:43 am
    The Supreme Court announced that Texas can use its controversial new voter ID law for the November election. NPR's Scott Simon gets the latest from Supreme Court correspondent Nina Totenberg.» E-Mail This
  • Two Wildcard Teams Meet In World Series

    18 Oct 2014 | 4:43 am
    The World Series starts Tuesday. NPR's Scott Simon talks to sports correspondent Tom Goldman about the unexpected stars of the series — the managers.» E-Mail This
  • Brooklyn DA Works To Overturn His 'Legacy Of Disgrace'

    18 Oct 2014 | 4:43 am
    Since Kenneth Thompson became district attorney, he's been investigating a number of old cases. As he tells NPR's Scott Simon, he recently asked a judge to throw out a 30-year-old murder conviction.» E-Mail This
 
 
 
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    NPR: Education

  • The Secret Lives Of Teachers

    Steve Drummond
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:03 am
    Our new series looks at what teachers do when they're not teaching. Artist? Carpenter? Quidditch player? What's your secret life?» E-Mail This
  • The New Vocabulary Of Urban Education

    Eve Abrams
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
    The names that many big-city schools, teachers and students use to describe themselves are changing. Exhibit A: New Orleans.» E-Mail This
  • LA Schools Superintendent Steps Down, Defends Tenure

    Scott Neuman
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:16 am
    John Deasy's resignation, announced by the Los Angeles school board Thursday, comes after high-profile tussles with the teachers union and a troubled initiative to put an iPad in every student's hand.» E-Mail This
  • New Research Suggests Small High Schools May Help After All

    Patricia Willens
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:03 am
    A New York City entrant in a long-running research controversy over the effectiveness of small high schools reveals that a reform derided as a failure has positive impact.» E-Mail This
  • LA Schools Superintendent To Leave After iPad Controversy

    17 Oct 2014 | 2:03 am
    The Los Angeles schools superintendent is stepping down. John Deasy's resignation follows a contracting scandal that put him on the defensive. He talks to Steve Inskeep about why he resigned.» E-Mail This
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    NPR: Environment

  • 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
  • Do We Need A New 'Environmental Impact' Label For Beef?

    Eliza Barclay
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Labels like "organic" and "grass-fed" don't capture the beef industry's true environmental impact, researchers say. Why not have a label that assesses water use, land use and greenhouse gas emissions?» E-Mail This
  • New GMOs Get A Regulatory Green Light, With A Hint Of Yellow

    Dan Charles
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:51 pm
    Farmers will be able to plant types of corn and soybeans that can tolerate doses of two weedkillers. It may be one of the most significant developments the world of weedkilling in more than a decade.» E-Mail This
 
 
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    NPR: Iraq

  • The Artificial Boundary That Divides Iraq

    Leila Fadel
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:59 am
    A checkpoint near Kirkuk marks the line between Kurdish-controlled territory and the world of Islamic State extremists. Some 5,000 civilians stream across daily, lives and families divided.» E-Mail This
  • Turkey Says It's Helping Iraqi Kurds Join Fight For Kobani

    Scott Neuman
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:03 am
    The remarks by the country's foreign minister could signal a shift in Ankara's largely neutral stance on the conflict at its doorstep.» E-Mail This
  • ISIS Threat Is 'Extremely Worrying' Says Counter-Insurgency Expert

    19 Oct 2014 | 4:43 am
    A decade after the U.S. took control of Fallujah, America is at war again. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with former Lt. Col. John Nagl, whose counter-insurgency manual helped shape U.S. strategy in Iraq.» E-Mail This
  • James Foley Memorial Set In His New Hampshire Home Town

    18 Oct 2014 | 4:43 am
    A memorial for journalist James Foley will be held Saturday, on what would have been his 41st birthday. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Rev. Marc Montminy, who is presiding over the service.» E-Mail This
  • In Iraq, Anbar Province Remains Fiercely Contested

    Alice Fordham
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Over the last few weeks, Islamic State fighters in Iraq have been on the offensive in Anbar province, just west of Baghdad. We look at the latest on efforts to drive back the extremists.» E-Mail This
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    NPR: Law

  • One Lawyer's Fight For Young Blacks And 'Just Mercy'

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    When police pulled a gun on Bryan Stevenson as he was sitting quietly in his car in Atlanta, he knew he had to effect change. His memoir describes his attempts, including freeing men on death row.» E-Mail This
  • Supreme Court Lets Texas Enforce Voter ID Law For Nov. Election

    Scott Neuman
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:01 am
    With three justices dissenting, the high court's ruling effectively blocks a lower federal court decision declaring the law restrictive and unconstitutional.» E-Mail This
  • Brooklyn DA Works To Overturn His 'Legacy Of Disgrace'

    18 Oct 2014 | 4:43 am
    Since Kenneth Thompson became district attorney, he's been investigating a number of old cases. As he tells NPR's Scott Simon, he recently asked a judge to throw out a 30-year-old murder conviction.» E-Mail This
  • Texas Can Enforce Voter ID Law For November Election

    18 Oct 2014 | 4:43 am
    The Supreme Court announced that Texas can use its controversial new voter ID law for the November election. NPR's Scott Simon gets the latest from Supreme Court correspondent Nina Totenberg.» E-Mail This
  • Supreme Court Allows Texas To Use Voter ID Law In November

    The Associated Press
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:15 am
    A majority of the justices rejected an emergency request from the Justice Department to prohibit the state from requiring voters to produce photo identification in order to cast ballots.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Media

  • The Boston Herald's Missed 'Cartoongate' Lessons

    Eric Deggans
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:24 pm
    The newspaper's heartfelt column about a political cartoon that was widely criticized as racist raises a question: Did editors learn the right lessons from the uproar?» E-Mail This
  • One Feminist Critic's Battle With Gaming's Darker Side

    NPR Staff
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:23 pm
    This week, Anita Sarkeesian, known for her series critiquing the portrayal of women in video games, canceled a talk at Utah State University after the school received a threat of a mass shooting.» E-Mail This
  • In Forcing Out Senior Executive, New CEO Mohn Puts Stamp On NPR

    David Folkenflik
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Kinsey Wilson, hailed by many observers as a digital visionary, was abruptly ousted earlier this month. CEO Jarl Mohn says he sees untapped opportunities for growth in radio and digital audiences.» E-Mail This
  • Free Speech In Hong Kong, Then And Now

    Frank Langfitt
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:16 am
    NPR's Frank Langfitt has traveled to Hong Kong since 1997, when the former British colony reverted to Chinese rule. Back then, residents spoke openly and gave their full names. Not anymore.» E-Mail This
  • HBO GO Available To Non-Cable Subscribers In 2015

    Eric Deggans
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Starting next year, HBO says it will offer its programming on the web to those without a cable subscription. The service will be offered in the U.S. and there are plans to bring it overseas.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Music

  • 'You Cannot Go Back': Annie Lennox On 'Nostalgia'

    NPR Staff
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:37 pm
    The singer and activist tackles jazz standards, including "Strange Fruit" and others, on her new album. Here, she and NPR's Steve Inskeep discuss how she connects with the present through the past.» E-Mail This
  • Anthony D'Amato: Tiny Desk Concert

    Bob Boilen
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:07 pm
    D'Amato's new album The Shipwreck From The Shorecan feel Motown-y, garage-y and Springsteen-y, and all that production serves his songs well. But here the Tiny Desk, his music is sparer.» E-Mail This
  • Jessie Ware On Learning To Trust Herself

    NPR Staff
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:45 pm
    The pop singer and songwriter sounds more comfortable and assured on her second album, Tough Love. "This life is quite bizarre sometimes," she tells NPR's Audie Cornish.» E-Mail This
  • Ex Hex's 'Rips' Does What It Says On The Cover

    Ken Tucker
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The initial triumph of Rips is that nearly every one of its songs is sing-along-catchy, immediately memorable.» E-Mail This
  • World Cafe Next: The Stray Birds

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:07 am
    Download two songs from the well-loved Pennsylvania folk trio's new album, Bad Medicine.» E-Mail This
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    Music Videos

  • Anthony D'Amato: Tiny Desk Concert

    Bob Boilen
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:07 pm
    D'Amato's new album The Shipwreck From The Shorecan feel Motown-y, garage-y and Springsteen-y, and all that production serves his songs well. But here the Tiny Desk, his music is sparer.» E-Mail This
  • KEXP Presents: alt-J

    Jim Beckmann
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:04 am
    Watch the eclectic English rock band perform "Bloodflood Pt. II" from its new second album, This Is All Yours, live from a Seattle studio.» E-Mail This
  • Ásgeir: Tiny Desk Concert

    Bob Boilen
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:34 am
    The Icelandic singer's voice is angelic and yearning, his songs simple and universal. At the Tiny Desk, his raw, slowed-down arrangements bring a sense of grace to what were already elegant songs.» E-Mail This
  • KCRW Presents: Paolo Nutini

    Jason Bentley, KCRW Music Director
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:15 am
    Scottish by birth and Italian by blood, Nutini frequently tops the charts in Europe. Watch his soulful performance of "Let Me Down Easy," the second single from his new album Caustic Love.» E-Mail This
  • The Fastest Fingers At The Festival, For Django Reinhardt

    Patrick Jarenwattananon
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:03 am
    A group of European gypsy jazz masters closed out the Newport Jazz Festival with a dazzling set full of flying fingers. After everyone left, we asked the players to perform one more just for us.» E-Mail This
 
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    Concerts

  • NPR Music Presents: Elle Varner, B.J. The Chicago Kid, Lia Ices And Cayetana

    16 Oct 2014 | 8:15 am
    Join us live on Oct. 22 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
  • Jazz At Lincoln Center Opening Night

    Patrick Jarenwattananon
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:39 am
    Joined by special guests Pedrito Martinez (percussion) and Chucho Valdés (piano), the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra premieres new music by Wynton Marsalis inspired by Afro-Cuban religious practice.» E-Mail This
  • Miguel Zenón's 'Identities Are Changeable'

    Patrick Jarenwattananon
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:04 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
  • Johnny O'Neal: Live at Mezzrow

    Patrick Jarenwattananon
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:04 pm
    After decades off the scene, the old-school virtuoso pianist and singer is re-establishing himself in New York. Every week, he welcomes guest performers to one of the city's smallest rooms.» E-Mail This
  • Very Very Threadgill

    Patrick Jarenwattananon
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:04 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
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    Classical

  • 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
  • Twenty Years Later, 'Klinghoffer' Still Draws Protests

    Joel Rose
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Some critics charge that John Adams' opera is anti-Israel, even anti-Semitic. But the opera's supporters dispute that. With its Met debut on Monday, there are calls to burn the set to the ground.» E-Mail This
  • The Case Of The Stolen Stradivarius

    Daniel Hajek
    12 Oct 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Milwaukee Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond was carrying his rare Stradivarius violin out to the parking lot after a show when he was suddenly attacked. The violin, worth millions, was stolen.» E-Mail This
  • The Royal Shakespeare Company Releases Music From Its Archive

    Ari Shapiro
    12 Oct 2014 | 3:08 am
    For more than a century, the Royal Shakespeare Company has commissioned music for plays. Its archive tracks the way music changes over time and across many productions.» E-Mail This
 
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    Jazz

  • 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
  • Cassandra Wilson On Piano Jazz

    17 Oct 2014 | 10:19 am
    In 1999, host Marian McPartland welcomed the vocalist in for an hour of jazz standards, including "Surrey With The Fringe On Top" and "Old Devil Moon."» E-Mail This
  • Reimagining Brubeck

    16 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    The late pianist Dave Brubeck left jazz with a large body of compositions. Hear how his iconic music was rearranged by members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.» E-Mail This
  • 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
  • The Fastest Fingers At The Festival, For Django Reinhardt

    Patrick Jarenwattananon
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:03 am
    A group of European gypsy jazz masters closed out the Newport Jazz Festival with a dazzling set full of flying fingers. After everyone left, we asked the players to perform one more just for us.» E-Mail This
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    Rock

  • Anthony D'Amato: Tiny Desk Concert

    Bob Boilen
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:07 pm
    D'Amato's new album The Shipwreck From The Shorecan feel Motown-y, garage-y and Springsteen-y, and all that production serves his songs well. But here the Tiny Desk, his music is sparer.» E-Mail This
  • The Budos Band On World Cafe

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:22 am
    The nine-member band showcases a mix of funk and Afrobeat on its new album, Burnt Offering.» E-Mail This
  • Broken Water, 'Love And Poverty'

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:03 am
    The normal becomes tranquil in the dreamy Olympia noise-pop band's new video, as it gathers its friends in Hysterics, Vex, Gag and Priests to stack books, line up strips of paper and burn dandelions.» E-Mail This
  • KEXP Presents: alt-J

    Jim Beckmann
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:04 am
    Watch the eclectic English rock band perform "Bloodflood Pt. II" from its new second album, This Is All Yours, live from a Seattle studio.» E-Mail This
  • Sleater-Kinney Reunites, Announces New Album

    Robin Hilton
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Eight years after going on indefinite hiatus, the trio is back. They'll release a new album on Jan. 20 called No Cities to Love. Hear the song "Bury Our Friends" now.» E-Mail This
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    Hip-Hop

  • 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
  • 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
 
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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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    Politics

  • Close Iowa Senate Race Could Come Down To How Women Vote

    Robert Siegel
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Joni Ernst, who's an officer in the Iowa Army National Guard, presents herself as a mother, soldier, leader. But many women aren't responding to that.» E-Mail This
  • N.H. Senate Race Becomes Focal Point For Both Parties

    Ron Elving
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:23 am
    Incumbent Democrat Sen. Jeanne Shaheen had maintained a lead over the Republican field throughout the year in the swing state. But Republican Scott Brown, former Massachusetts senator, has closed the gap since his nomination in September.» E-Mail This
  • Turf Shifts In Culture Wars As Support For Gay Marriage Rises

    Mara Liasson
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:23 am
    Campaigning against gay marriage used to help Republicans win elections — but now GOP candidates in tight races are backing away from mentioning social issues on the stump.» E-Mail This
  • This Political Ad Was Paid For By — Oh, Never Mind

    Peter Overby
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:23 am
    This midterm cycle, more than half the ads from so-called outside groups are being paid for by secret donors. That means voters will never know who's paying tens of millions of dollars for those ads.» E-Mail This
  • Will Ebola Impact Midterm Elections?

    19 Oct 2014 | 4:43 am
    Weekend Edition Sunday's new segment, "For the Record," kicks off with politics and Ebola. NPR's Rachel Martin asks NPR's Mara Liasson and Dallas columnist J. Floyd about the politics of the disease.» E-Mail This
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    Race

  • One Lawyer's Fight For Young Blacks And 'Just Mercy'

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    When police pulled a gun on Bryan Stevenson as he was sitting quietly in his car in Atlanta, he knew he had to effect change. His memoir describes his attempts, including freeing men on death row.» E-Mail This
  • The Boston Herald's Missed 'Cartoongate' Lessons

    Eric Deggans
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:24 pm
    The newspaper's heartfelt column about a political cartoon that was widely criticized as racist raises a question: Did editors learn the right lessons from the uproar?» E-Mail This
  • Liberians Wonder If Duncan's Death Was A Result Of Racism

    Rebecca Hersher
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:03 am
    Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian national, died of Ebola in an American hospital. But white American patients have survived. Some Liberians believe racism is the reason for Duncan's demise.» E-Mail This
  • Watching 'Dear White People' At Harvard

    Shereen Marisol Meraji
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Dear White People follows four black students at a prestigious, majority-white college, where racial tensions are threatening to bring chaos to campus. So why not catch a screening at Harvard?» E-Mail This
  • Supreme Court Lets Texas Enforce Voter ID Law For Nov. Election

    Scott Neuman
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:01 am
    With three justices dissenting, the high court's ruling effectively blocks a lower federal court decision declaring the law restrictive and unconstitutional.» E-Mail This
 
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    Religion

  • 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
  • Mormon Teens Re-Enact Handcart Disaster To Bring History To Life

    Micah Schweizer
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:43 am
    In 1856, Mormons walking to Salt Lake City, dragging wooden carts, got stuck in a blizzard. Each year, thousands of Mormon teenagers return to that site to follow in the footsteps of their ancestors.» E-Mail This
  • Bishops Fail To Agree On Same-Sex Unions

    19 Oct 2014 | 4:43 am
    Catholic bishops finished a two-week gathering at the Vatican on Saturday. Their discussions focused on the family and controversial issues, including gays and divorcees. But many were disappointed.» E-Mail This
  • Vatican Bishops Scrap Opening To Gays, Divorced Members

    Scott Neuman
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:32 am
    Earlier this week an interim summary of the synod on family issues included conciliatory language on gays and on the taking of holy communion for divorced church members.» E-Mail This
 
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    Sports

  • Remembering The '69 World Series And The Miracle Mets

    Brian Naylor
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:53 pm
    The Kansas City Royals are the surprise team in the World Series, which reminded NPR's Brian Naylor of the series he attended 45 years ago, when the Miracle New York Mets upset the favored Baltimore Orioles.» E-Mail This
  • Sometimes Leaving A Youth Sport Is A Family Affair

    Edward Munoz
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Edward Munoz grew up a soccer phenom and his family invested in making him a success. School suffered, so he quit playing two years ago but only recently talked with his father about that decision.» E-Mail This
  • Don't Sing It: San Francisco Giants Will 'Never Be Royals'

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:59 am
    With the World Series starts Tuesday: the Giants vs. the Kansas City Royals. Supporting their Giants, San Francisco radio stations banned the Lorde song, "Royals."» E-Mail This
  • Are The Royals Just Lucky? The Week In Sports

    19 Oct 2014 | 4:43 am
    Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants are coming to a head in the upcoming World Series. Slate.com's Mike Pesca takes a look at the odds.» E-Mail This
  • Two Wildcard Teams Meet In World Series

    18 Oct 2014 | 4:43 am
    The World Series starts Tuesday. NPR's Scott Simon talks to sports correspondent Tom Goldman about the unexpected stars of the series — the managers.» E-Mail This
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    Technology

  • Tunisia's Emerging Tech Sector Hampered By Old Policies

    Aarti Shahani
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:44 pm
    When Tunisia's young people protested in 2011, they had one key demand: jobs. Now, despite new political leadership, that demand remains unmet — even in tech, the sector that offers the most promise.» E-Mail This
  • Will Apple's Mobile Wallet Replace Your Leather Wallet?

    Aarti Shahani
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:23 am
    Many have tried and failed with this kind of payment option before. But Apple's launch is bigger, with more financial institutions' support, and consumers may be more security-conscious.» E-Mail This
  • One Feminist Critic's Battle With Gaming's Darker Side

    NPR Staff
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:23 pm
    This week, Anita Sarkeesian, known for her series critiquing the portrayal of women in video games, canceled a talk at Utah State University after the school received a threat of a mass shooting.» E-Mail This
  • Robot Bees Could Assist With Tricky Rescue Operations

    Scott Simon
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:43 am
    Robert Wood, an electrical engineer at Harvard's Microrobotics Lab, is engineering colonies of RoboBees. They don't sting, and they can be used for surveillance or crop pollination.» E-Mail This
  • Chinese Find Number URLs Easier Than Letters

    18 Oct 2014 | 4:43 am
    Chinese characters don't readily work with the English-centric internet. The New Republic's Chris Beam tells NPR's Scott Simon that the Chinese use numbers that when pronounced, sound like words.» E-Mail This
 
 
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