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  • Poll Finds Most Women Believe Mammograms Should Be Done Annually

    NPR News
    Scott Hensley
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:40 am
    Two-thirds of women disagree with the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation for screening mammograms every two years starting at age 50, an NPR-Truven Health Analytics poll finds.» E-Mail This
  • Poll Finds Most Women Believe Mammograms Should Be Done Annually

    NPR Most Emailed
    Scott Hensley
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:40 am
    Two thirds of women disagree with the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation for screening mammograms every two years starting at age 50, an NPR-Truven Health Analytics poll finds.» E-Mail This
  • How Brewers Are Churning Out Tangy Sours Without The Hefty Price Tag

    NPR: Arts & Life
    Alastair Bland
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:03 am
    Sour beers are made by deliberately adding microbes to create complex brews with a crisp, acidic taste. But that process takes lots of time and money, resulting in a pricey final product. Until now.» E-Mail This
  • How Brewers Are Churning Out Tangy Sours Without The Hefty Price Tag

    NPR: Business
    Alastair Bland
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:03 am
    Sour beers are made by deliberately adding microbes to create complex brews with a crisp, acidic taste. But that process takes lots of time and money, resulting in a pricey final product. Until now.» E-Mail This
  • Scientific Findings Often Fail To Be Replicated, Researchers Say

    NPR: Science
    Shankar Vedantam
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:06 am
    A massive effort to test the validity of 100 psychology experiments finds that more than 50 percent of the studies fail to replicate. This is based on a new study published in the journal "Science."» E-Mail This
 
 
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    NPR: Business

  • How Brewers Are Churning Out Tangy Sours Without The Hefty Price Tag

    Alastair Bland
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:03 am
    Sour beers are made by deliberately adding microbes to create complex brews with a crisp, acidic taste. But that process takes lots of time and money, resulting in a pricey final product. Until now.» E-Mail This
  • Department Of Justice Sued For Fake News Story

    Lauren Hodges
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:14 am
    The Associated Press has filed a lawsuit against the DOJ for a government sting operation in 2007 in which the FBI created a fake news story and impersonated a journalist.» E-Mail This
  • White House Explores Ways To Do Business With Cuba

    Michele Kelemen
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:06 am
    It will take an act of Congress to lift the trade embargo against Cuba. President Obama, however, does have ways to make it easier for Americans to go to Havana or to sell goods there.» E-Mail This
  • NLRB Ruling Could Pave The Way For Fast-Food Unions

    Yuki Noguchi
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:06 am
    The National Labor Relations Board ruling says companies that use franchises and contractors will be held responsible for working conditions of employees, even if they don't directly supervise them.» E-Mail This
  • Disney And Universal Bask In The Glow Of Summer Box Office Sales

    28 Aug 2015 | 2:06 am
    Steve Inskeep looks at what was hot and what was not at the summer box office with Kim Masters, editor-at-large for The Hollywood Reporter and host of member station KCRW's The Business.» E-Mail This
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    NPR: Science

  • Scientific Findings Often Fail To Be Replicated, Researchers Say

    Shankar Vedantam
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:06 am
    A massive effort to test the validity of 100 psychology experiments finds that more than 50 percent of the studies fail to replicate. This is based on a new study published in the journal "Science."» E-Mail This
  • Froggy Went A-Courtin', But Lady Frogs Chose Second-Best Guy Instead

    Nell Greenfieldboyce
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Given two choices of attractive mates, female frogs pick the top vocalist. But add a third, inferior male to the mix, and females go for No. 2. The "decoy effect" shapes some human choices, too.» E-Mail This
  • A Message In A Bottle Makes Its Way Home — More Than A Century Later

    27 Aug 2015 | 1:38 pm
    Guy Baker of England's Marine Biological Association tells the story of a postcard his group recently received. It was addressed to George Parker Bidder — the MBA's esteemed former president, dead for more than 60 years — and had been found in a bottle dropped in the North Sea more than a century earlier.» E-Mail This
  • Help Wanted: Last Pediatrician On Mendocino Coast Retires

    Farida Jhabvala Romero
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:23 am
    For 35 years, Dr. Bill Mahon has tended newborns and broken bones, given kids checkups and spinal taps. But luring new doctors with big debt and urban dreams to the redwoods is harder than it sounds.» E-Mail This
  • Good Vibrations Key To Insect Communication

    Christopher Joyce
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:05 am
    For some insects, sound waves or vibrations are the real social media — high-speed rumbles sent through the air and along leaf stems to help the bugs claim territory, send warnings and find mates.» E-Mail This
 
 
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    NPR: World

  • Defrocked Archbishop Dies Awaiting Trial On Sex Abuse Charges

    Scott Neuman
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:07 am
    Former Polish Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski was accused of paying for sex with children and possessing child pornography while he served as the Holy See's ambassador to Dominican Republic.» E-Mail This
  • Japan's Little League Teams Train To Be Winners

    Anthony Kuhn
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:06 am
    Japan's team clinched a spot in Saturday's championship games at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa. Their training involves strict discipline, drilling and group responsibility.» E-Mail This
  • Migrants Risk It All To Get To Richer E.U. Countries

    Joanna Kakissis
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:06 am
    Hundreds of thousands of migrants risk their lives to reach Europe. But when they get to the continent their journey isn't over. Most go on at more risk and greater cost to reach Germany and Sweden.» E-Mail This
  • White House Explores Ways To Do Business With Cuba

    Michele Kelemen
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:06 am
    It will take an act of Congress to lift the trade embargo against Cuba. President Obama, however, does have ways to make it easier for Americans to go to Havana or to sell goods there.» E-Mail This
  • Has A Long-Lost Nazi Train Packed With Gold Been Found In Poland?

    28 Aug 2015 | 2:06 am
    Officials in Poland are investigating claims that two men have discovered a Nazi-era train full of gold. Two men, who want a finder's fee, say they found it in an abandoned coal mine.» E-Mail This
 
 
 
 
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    NPR: Games & Humor

  • Sister Versus Sister

    26 Aug 2015 | 8:45 pm
    Uzo Aduba and her sister Chioma revisit their childhoods with a game about '80s TV show theme songs. The winner gets to watch TV after dinner!» E-Mail This
  • On The Double

    26 Aug 2015 | 8:45 pm
    We double dare you to try your hand at this final round-- every answer contains the word "double."» E-Mail This
  • Top Of The Morning

    26 Aug 2015 | 8:45 pm
    A toponym is a word derived from a geographical place name, like "champagne" or "sandwich" — play along as we ask them to identify other (lesser-known) toponyms.» E-Mail This
  • Cooking The Books

    26 Aug 2015 | 8:45 pm
    Not all cookbooks are actually about food. Play along and mash up the titles of famous books with various delicacies. Who could forget Truman Capote's classic novel, In Cold Blood Sausage?» E-Mail This
  • Random Questions With: Uzo Aduba

    26 Aug 2015 | 8:45 pm
    Uzo Aduba admits she quit acting the same day she was offered the part of Crazy Eyes on Orange is the New Black.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Law

  • Department Of Justice Sued For Fake News Story

    Lauren Hodges
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:14 am
    The Associated Press has filed a lawsuit against the DOJ for a government sting operation in 2007 in which the FBI created a fake news story and impersonated a journalist.» E-Mail This
  • Associated Press Files Suit; Demands FBI Arrest Records

    Carrie Johnson
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:06 am
    The Associated Press has filed suit against the Justice Department, accusing the FBI of creating fake news in order to entrap a criminal suspect. The AP is demanding more information about the ruse.» E-Mail This
  • NLRB Ruling Could Pave The Way For Fast-Food Unions

    Yuki Noguchi
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:06 am
    The National Labor Relations Board ruling says companies that use franchises and contractors will be held responsible for working conditions of employees, even if they don't directly supervise them.» E-Mail This
  • Kentucky Clerk's Office Continues To Refuse Marriage Licenses

    Lauren Hodges
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:40 am
    A same-sex couple was denied a license Thursday morning, even after a federal appeals court denied Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis' bid to refuse to issue marriage licenses for religious reasons.» E-Mail This
  • Deputies In Oregon Town Go On Leave As State DOJ Investigates Sheriff

    Bill Chappell
    26 Aug 2015 | 3:02 pm
    Citing an attorney who represents the Klamath County Peace Officers Association, Oregon Public Broadcasting says the deputies feared retaliation from the sheriff.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Media

  • Department Of Justice Sued For Fake News Story

    Lauren Hodges
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:14 am
    The Associated Press has filed a lawsuit against the DOJ for a government sting operation in 2007 in which the FBI created a fake news story and impersonated a journalist.» E-Mail This
  • Associated Press Files Suit; Demands FBI Arrest Records

    Carrie Johnson
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:06 am
    The Associated Press has filed suit against the Justice Department, accusing the FBI of creating fake news in order to entrap a criminal suspect. The AP is demanding more information about the ruse.» E-Mail This
  • Why Shooters Record Themselves In The Act

    Aarti Shahani
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:03 am
    The Virginia shooter who murdered two TV journalists allegedly recorded the attack himself. Experts say wearable cameras will become a regular part of the toolkit for killers who want attention.» E-Mail This
  • Death Of Journalists Points Out Dilemma Of Publicizing Mass Shootings

    26 Aug 2015 | 2:19 pm
    NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with NYU journalism professor Mitch Stephens about the killing of two journalists Wednesday. He says publicizing this type of violence presents a dilemma for news media.» E-Mail This
  • Suspect Kills Self After Fatally Shooting 2 Journalists On Air

    Sandy Hausman
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:28 pm
    A gunman shot and killed a reporter and her videographer Wednesday on live television in Virginia. The suspect, a disgruntled former station employee, then posted his own video of the shootings on social media, and later died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.» E-Mail This
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    NPR: Movies

  • Disney And Universal Bask In The Glow Of Summer Box Office Sales

    28 Aug 2015 | 2:06 am
    Steve Inskeep looks at what was hot and what was not at the summer box office with Kim Masters, editor-at-large for The Hollywood Reporter and host of member station KCRW's The Business.» E-Mail This
  • Movie Review: 'The Second Mother'

    Kenneth Turan
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:06 am
    The Brazilian movie, The Second Mother, is a film about the unspoken class barriers that exist within a home that come crashing down when the live-in housekeeper's daughter suddenly appears.» E-Mail This
  • From One Low Moment, 'Queen Of Earth' Follows A Swirl Of Pain

    Scott Tobias
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:03 pm
    The latest from director Alex Ross Perry stars Elisabeth Moss in the story of a woman who spends a very hard week in a very isolated place.» E-Mail This
  • A 'Second Mother,' Trapped In Service

    Ella Taylor
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Brazilian filmmaker Anna Muylaert's comedy suggests that to look at a society's political health, you look at the way the help is treated — like the housekeeper at the story's center.» E-Mail This
  • 'We Are Your Friends' Gets A Blissful Beat, Sometimes

    Mark Jenkins
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Zac Efron is little more than a good-looking void in this story of dance music in the San Fernando Valley, but the film is intermittently engaging as a medley of themes and genres.» E-Mail This
 
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    Music Videos : NPR

  • KCRW Presents: The Internet

    Jason Bentley
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:43 am
    Odd Future affiliates Syd Tha Kyd and Matt Martians perform the sleekest neo-soul this side of Sade.» E-Mail This
  • NxWorries, 'Suede'

    Timmhotep Aku
    25 Aug 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Producer Knxwledge and vocalist Anderson .Paak take us for a ride on the wild side in their new video.» E-Mail This
  • Caroline Rose: Tiny Desk Concert

    Bob Boilen
    24 Aug 2015 | 12:35 pm
    Inspired by rockabilly, fast country and frequent travel, the singer plays music as if she's just met her new best friend: It's fresh, fun and performed with contagious enthusiasm.» E-Mail This
  • Folk Alley Presents: Charlie Parr

    Linda Fahey
    22 Aug 2015 | 5:03 am
    The Minnesota roots musician grapples with uneasiness and instability in "Over The Red Cedar." Watch him perform the song live in the studio.» E-Mail This
  • Front Row: Conor Oberst, 'Artifact #1' (Live)

    Greg Shea
    21 Aug 2015 | 9:39 am
    Watch Oberst perform "Artifact #1," from his latest solo album, alongside Southern-rock sister duo Larkin Poe.» E-Mail This
 
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    Music Lists : NPR

  • Recommended Dose: August's Best Dance Tracks

    Piotr Orlov
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:03 am
    New music from Joy Orbison, one of the leading lights of the U.K. garage and house revivals, plus more dance tracks for the waning days of summer in our monthly mix.» E-Mail This
  • Recommended Dose: Our Favorite Dance Tracks From July

    Sami Yenigun
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:03 am
    This month's mix features boogie from Australia, funk and techno from London, deep house from Paris, broken beats from Berlin, and a remix of one of last year's most memorable songs.» E-Mail This
  • Written Then, Heard Now: Reimagining Old Texts Through Global Songs

    NPR Staff
    19 Jul 2015 | 2:09 pm
    KPFK's Betto Arcos spins four time-traveling songs that repurpose old texts — including an Iraqi poem and a folk song from Communist Albania — by setting them to modern music from around the world.» E-Mail This
  • Songs For A Plutonian Road Trip

    Mark Mobley
    14 Jul 2015 | 4:53 am
    As the New Horizons spacecraft arrives at Pluto, here are nine songs inspired by the controversial dwarf planet.» E-Mail This
  • A Dazzling Tune For Summer Driving

    5 Jul 2015 | 4:54 am
    On this week's Wingin' It, journalist and musician Sylvie Simmons talks to NPR's Lynn Neary to share her favorite road trip song, "Bohemian Rhapsody," by Queen.» E-Mail This
 
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    Jazz : NPR

  • First Listen: Cécile McLorin Salvant, 'For One To Love'

    Patrick Jarenwattananon
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:03 pm
    Salvant explores the quaint art of jazz singing, but with her own aesthetic idiosyncrasies intact. Her toolbox contains anywhere from a rich, husky voice to one that tiptoes theatrically, girlishly.» E-Mail This
  • Arturo O'Farrill On Piano Jazz

    21 Aug 2015 | 7:51 am
    The pianist and bandleader joined Marian McPartland in 2002 to perform a duet of Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Wave."» E-Mail This
  • Bobby McFerrin On Song Travels

    21 Aug 2015 | 7:43 am
    The Grammy-winning singer joins host Michael Feinstein to discuss his own musical evolution. McFerrin demonstrates his a cappella style and performs songs from Porgy And Bess.» E-Mail This
  • A Witness To History: Guest DJ Arturo O'Farrill

    Felix Contreras
    20 Aug 2015 | 10:41 am
    Alt.Latino talks to a bandleader with deep roots in Cuban music and a role in current events. O'Farrill just released a new album called Cuba: The Conversation Continues.» E-Mail This
  • Bertha Hope On Piano Jazz

    14 Aug 2015 | 8:15 am
    The pianist performs her own "In Search Of Hope" and "Nieta," a tune by her late husband Elmo Hope.» E-Mail This
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    Rock : NPR

  • Beirut And The Arcs To Play Back-To-Back First Listen Live Concerts In New York

    Saidah Blount
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:28 am
    On two consecutive nights in September, we're bringing Beirut and The Arcs to stages in New York City to play songs from their new albums, and you can win tickets.» E-Mail This
  • Don't Know BOOTS? Here's Why You Should Listen Now

    Bob Boilen
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:33 am
    BOOTS is one of the most interesting new musicians of 2015. You may know him from his work with Beyoncé or from FKA twigs. But here's a glimpse of his soon-to-be-released debut album.» E-Mail This
  • Viking's Choice: Foxing, 'The Magdalene'

    Lars Gotrich
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:02 am
    When raised in the church, sex and God can be...complicated. The St. Louis emo band's song tackles the guilt of earthly pleasures in a devotional tone, yet pulsing with curiosity.» E-Mail This
  • KCRW Presents: The Internet

    Jason Bentley
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:43 am
    Odd Future affiliates Syd Tha Kyd and Matt Martians perform the sleekest neo-soul this side of Sade.» E-Mail This
  • First Listen: The Arcs, 'Yours, Dreamily'

    Mike Katzif
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:03 pm
    In his new band, The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach plays immersive, funky R&B and soul that's embellished with velvety harmonies, hissy tape recordings and lip-curling attitude.» E-Mail This
 
 
 
 
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    Sports : NPR

  • Segway-Riding Cameraman Knocks Over Sprinter Usain Bolt

    28 Aug 2015 | 3:04 am
    Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt had just beat American Justin Gatlin in the 200 meter World Championship when a cameraman riding a Segway lost control and crashed into him. Bolt was knocked down.» E-Mail This
  • Japan's Little League Teams Train To Be Winners

    Anthony Kuhn
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:06 am
    Japan's team clinched a spot in Saturday's championship games at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa. Their training involves strict discipline, drilling and group responsibility.» E-Mail This
  • Darryl Dawkins, NBA's 'Chocolate Thunder,' Dies At 58

    Shai Ben-Yaacov
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:06 am
    Ex-NBA player Darryl Dawkins was known for thunderous dunks. Dawkins played 13 seasons in the NBA after being drafted out of high school by the Philadelphia 76ers. He died on Thursday at age 58.» E-Mail This
  • Darryl Dawkins, The NBA's 'Chocolate Thunder,' Has Died

    Bill Chappell
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Dawkins played 13 seasons in the NBA after being drafted out of high school by the Philadelphia 76ers. At 6 feet, 11 inches and more than 250 pounds, he broke two glass backboards in one month.» E-Mail This
  • Usain Bolt Is Knocked Over By Segway-Riding Cameraman After Winning Gold

    Bill Chappell
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:22 am
    The incident happened at the World Athletics Championships, where a highly anticipated match-up had pitted the Jamaican against America's Justin Gatlin.» E-Mail This
 
 
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