NPR

  • Most Topular Stories

  • Industry Payments To Nurses Go Unreported In Federal Database

    NPR News
    Charles Ornstein
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:01 am
    The latest data on drug and device company payments to health professionals largely exclude nurse practitioners and physician assistants, even though they play an increasing role in patient care.» E-Mail This
  • Industry Payments To Nurses Go Unreported In Federal Database

    NPR Most Emailed
    Charles Ornstein
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:01 am
    The latest data on drug and device company payments to health professionals largely exclude nurse practitioners and physician assistants, even though they play an increasing role in patient care.» E-Mail This
  • After Sketchy Science, Shark Week Promises To Turn Over A New Fin

    NPR: Arts & Life
    Neda Ulaby
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:44 am
    Shark Week is here, and scientists are afraid. Not of the toothy swimmers — but of inaccuracies, bad science and the demonization of animals that aren't as ferocious as Discovery Channel has made out.» E-Mail This
  • Industry Payments To Nurses Go Unreported In Federal Database

    NPR: Business
    Charles Ornstein
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:01 am
    The latest data on drug and device company payments to health professionals largely exclude nurse practitioners and physician assistants, even though they play an increasing role in patient care.» E-Mail This
  • Pluto-Bound Spacecraft Nears Its Quarry

    NPR: Science
    Geoff Brumfiel
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:45 am
    After nearly a decade of traveling through space, NASA's New Horizons probe is about to arrive at Pluto. On Tuesday it will begin an intensive, weeklong study of the distant world.» E-Mail This
 
 
 
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Weekend Edition Saturday : NPR

  • An Outsider In Buenos Aires Goes Incognito, For Love Of Tango

    NPR Staff
    4 Jul 2015 | 6:40 am
    Carolina de Robertis' new novel, God of Tango, features a 17-year-old widow, recently arrived from Italy with little besides a violin. It's Argentina, 1913 — and a magical new music fills the barrios.» E-Mail This
  • At Age 3 — Transitioning From Jack To Jackie

    Eric Westervelt
    4 Jul 2015 | 6:25 am
    What would you do if your 3-year-old son told you assuredly that he wanted to be a girl? An Oakland, Calif., couple told their child it was OK, and sad, sad boy became a joyful little girl.» E-Mail This
  • A Reopened Embassy In Havana Could Be A Boon For U.S. Businesses

    Michele Kelemen
    4 Jul 2015 | 6:07 am
    When the U.S. reopens its embassy in Havana, it will increase its staff. That should mean more help for American businesses hoping to gain a foothold on the Communist island.» E-Mail This
  • Williams Survives, Nadal Falls At Wimbledon

    4 Jul 2015 | 4:52 am
    The world's tennis greats are facing off at Wimbledon. Howard Bryant of ESPN is there and tells NPR's Eric Westervelt what's been happening on the grass courts.» E-Mail This
  • Greeks Divided Ahead Of Eurozone Vote

    Joanna Kakissis
    4 Jul 2015 | 4:52 am
    Greeks are preparing for Sunday's referendum, which the government insists is about whether to accept more austerity. Critics say it's about keeping the euro.» E-Mail This
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Weekend Edition Sunday : NPR

  • At An Asylum In Juarez, 'We Believe In Hope'

    Mandalit del Barco
    5 Jul 2015 | 6:28 am
    A recovering drug addict turned pastor runs an ad hoc asylum for Mexico's indigent and mentally ill. In a filthy desert dotted with dumps, the asylum is "a recycling center for human beings."» E-Mail This
  • What's A Pirate's Least-Favorite Puzzle? One That Hates Arrrrs

    Will Shortz
    5 Jul 2015 | 5:03 am
    In each pair of clues, the answer to the first clue is a word that contains the consecutive letters A-R. Drop the A-R, and the remaining letters in order will form a word that answers the second clue.» E-Mail This
  • Alan Rickman Returns To Directing With 'A Little Chaos'

    Lynn Neary
    5 Jul 2015 | 4:54 am
    Alan Rickman has had a rich career as an actor. For the first time in nearly two decades, Rickman is behind the camera for the movie A Little Chaos.» E-Mail This
  • 'Amy' Is A Portrait Of An Artist Whose Life Goes Very Wrong

    5 Jul 2015 | 4:54 am
    A new film by award-winning director Asif Kapadia explores the turbulent life of Amy Winehouse. NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with the director about his film, which uses taped interviews and family videos to paint an intimate portrait of the late singer.» E-Mail This
  • Sunday's World Cup Is U.S. Women's Chance For Payback

    Shereen Marisol Meraji
    5 Jul 2015 | 4:54 am
    The Women's World Cup final is tonight in Vancouver, Canada. It's a rematch of the United States and Japan — the finalists from the last tournament in 2011. Japan won that game on a penalty kick.» E-Mail This
 
 
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    NPR: Games & Humor

  • What's A Pirate's Least-Favorite Puzzle? One That Hates Arrrrs

    Will Shortz
    5 Jul 2015 | 5:03 am
    In each pair of clues, the answer to the first clue is a word that contains the consecutive letters A-R. Drop the A-R, and the remaining letters in order will form a word that answers the second clue.» E-Mail This
  • I Want My Puzzle Back

    1 Jul 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Even if you've never set foot in a Chili's, you know their classic jingle. In this game, contestants are given clues to three-syllable things that rhyme with "back."» E-Mail This
  • Drive My Car

    1 Jul 2015 | 1:40 pm
    See if you can identify the fictional rides for sale in this game.» E-Mail This
  • Celebrity Foods

    1 Jul 2015 | 1:40 pm
    In this punny round, contestants are described famous people who have food as part or all of their last names.» E-Mail This
  • Your Answer Is Some Kind Of Land

    1 Jul 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Jonathan Coulton revisits the John Mayer song "Your Body is a Wonderland" to be about other things that end in "-land."» E-Mail This
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    NPR: Iraq

  • Iraqi Soldiers, Generals Shift The Blame For Battlefield Defeats

    Alice Fordham
    23 Jun 2015 | 1:07 pm
    A soldier blames poor leadership for the recent loss of Ramadi. A pair of generals blame everything from corruption to a lack of training and weapons. Will this ever be an effective fighting force?» E-Mail This
  • U.S. Military Officials Say Iraq Needs More Fighters To Battle Islamic State

    Tom Bowman
    17 Jun 2015 | 1:05 pm
    The nation's top military officials said the U.S. needs a greater commitment from Iraq in the fight against the self-declared Islamic State but argued against sending any U.S. combat troops there.» E-Mail This
  • Will The U.S. Win A Second Chance At A Sunni Awakening?

    Rachel Martin
    14 Jun 2015 | 4:42 am
    In 2007, Sunni sheikhs, fed up with al-Qaida, started fighting alongside the U.S. in Iraq. The U.S. needs help again, this time against ISIS militants. But can they win Sunni trust a second time?» E-Mail This
  • A Glimpse Of Life In Mosul

    13 Jun 2015 | 2:07 pm
    BBC reporter Ghadi Sary speaks with NPR's Arun Rath about secretly filmed videos obtained of harrowing conditions in the Iraqi city of Mosul, which is controlled by the self-declared Islamic State.» E-Mail This
  • U.S. To Deploy 450 More Troops To Iraq

    Tom Bowman
    11 Jun 2015 | 2:02 am
    They'll speed up training and equipping of Sunni soldiers in Anbar province. The aim is to get more Sunnis working with the Shiite government to defeat the so-called Islamic State, also known as ISIS.» E-Mail This
 
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Music Videos : NPR

  • KCRW Presents: Bilal

    Jason Bentley
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:48 am
    The Philly-bred soul singer brings real pathos to the KCRW studio for a performance of "Satellites."» E-Mail This
  • Jazz Lives At Duke Ellington's Resting Place

    Anastasia Tsioulcas
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:56 am
    See young jazz musicians honor their departed elders at a cemetery that's more like a hall of fame.» E-Mail This
  • And The Kids: Tiny Desk Concert

    Bob Boilen
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:06 am
    The fun, colorful trio plays music that's full of life, with dissonant sounds that still feel suited for singing along.» E-Mail This
  • WAMU's Bandwidth Presents: Cold Beat

    Ally Schweitzer
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:03 am
    Grass Widow's bassist has a new indie-pop band, which mixes rich harmonies with dark subject matter.» E-Mail This
  • KEXP Presents: Speedy Ortiz

    Jim Beckmann
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:41 am
    Sadie Dupuis has figured out how to channel the saltiest bits of '90s-inspired indie-rock.» E-Mail This
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Concerts : NPR

  • And The Kids: Tiny Desk Concert

    Bob Boilen
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:06 am
    The fun, colorful trio plays music that's full of life, with dissonant sounds that still feel suited for singing along.» E-Mail This
  • Oddisee: Tiny Desk Concert

    Suraya Mohamed
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:03 am
    The charismatic Brooklyn-via-D.C.-area rapper creates just the right amount of space in his music. Here, he performs three songs live in the NPR Music offices.» E-Mail This
  • Hop Along: Tiny Desk Concert

    Lars Gotrich
    22 Jun 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Frances Quinlan's voice whispers with a rasp that feels small one moment, then lets loose a gut-punching howl the next. But at the Tiny Desk, it's all about Hop Along's urgent arrangements.» E-Mail This
  • Watch Miguel Perform 'Wildheart' In Concert

    Timmhotep Aku
    22 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    The R&B star performed songs from his brand new album, Wildheart, during a live webcast from Le Poisson Rouge in New York City.» E-Mail This
  • Strand Of Oaks: Tiny Desk Concert

    Bob Boilen
    19 Jun 2015 | 7:10 am
    Timothy Showalter's music is filled with bite and sometimes regret, but also a good deal of warmth. Here, he plays three songs from HEAL, performed with just his voice and a guitar.» E-Mail This
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Jazz : NPR

  • First Listen: 'Nina Revisited... A Tribute to Nina Simone'

    Salamishah Tillet
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    The tribute, which strives to update Simone's ability to capture the hope and rage of the '60s for a contemporary audience, features six songs performed by Ms. Lauryn Hill.» E-Mail This
  • Dwike Mitchell On Piano Jazz

    3 Jul 2015 | 9:03 am
    Known for his duo work with bassist and French-horn player Willie Ruff, the pianist forms a new duo with Marian McPartland to perform "Don't Worry 'Bout Me."» E-Mail This
  • Jazz Lives At Duke Ellington's Resting Place

    Anastasia Tsioulcas
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:56 am
    See young jazz musicians honor their departed elders at a cemetery that's more like a hall of fame.» E-Mail This
  • Jimmy Greene Remembers A 'Beautiful Life'

    30 Jun 2015 | 1:25 pm
    The saxophonist's latest album is dedicated to the memory of his 6-year-old daughter, killed in the 2012 mass shooting in Newtown, Conn. His quartet performs the genre-spanning music in concert.» E-Mail This
  • The Sound Of Twin Danger: Frank Sinatra Meets The Clash

    NPR Staff
    28 Jun 2015 | 3:48 pm
    Singer Vanessa Bley and former Sade collaborator Stuart Matthewman make up the new cocktail jazz band Twin Danger, which has been causing a scene with its self-titled debut and live shows.» E-Mail This
 
 
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Research News : NPR

  • Pluto-Bound Spacecraft Nears Its Quarry

    Geoff Brumfiel
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:45 am
    After nearly a decade of traveling through space, NASA's New Horizons probe is about to arrive at Pluto. On Tuesday it will begin an intensive, weeklong study of the distant world.» E-Mail This
  • Coping While Black: A Season Of Traumatic News Takes A Psychological Toll

    Cheryl Corley
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Research on the psychological effects of racism, especially on people of color, is still in the early stages. But psychologists warn that events like the Charleston shooting can cause serious stress.» E-Mail This
  • Checking DNA Against Elephants Hints At How Mammoths Got Woolly

    Nell Greenfieldboyce
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:13 pm
    A clump of a mammoth's fur bought on eBay led scientists to a long list of ways the extinct species was special. One specific gene likely played a role in helping mammoths thrive in icy weather.» E-Mail This
  • Not All Online Restaurant Reviews Are Created Equal

    Shankar Vedantam
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:08 am
    Reviews on TripAdvisor or Yelp by tourists tend to be significantly more lenient than reviews by locals. Reviews written a long time after the reviewer visits the restaurant are similarly lenient.» E-Mail This
  • How Your Brain Remembers Where You Parked The Car

    Jon Hamilton
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:08 pm
    When people saw photos that linked a famous person with a famous place, it changed the behavior of certain neurons in their brains. And it changed their memories, too.» E-Mail This
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Sports : NPR

  • U.S. Soccer Fans Ecstatic Over World Cup Victory

    6 Jul 2015 | 2:01 am
    Throngs of American soccer fans brought traffic to a crawl in Vancouver, Canada, on Sunday. They were celebrating the Women's World Cup championship. The U.S. beat Japan 5-2.» E-Mail This
  • U.S. Wins Women's World Cup Final Over Japan 5-2

    Shereen Marisol Meraji
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:01 am
    The game played in Vancouver, Canada, was a rematch of the 2011 World Cup final, which Japan won in a dramatic penalty kick shoot-out. The U.S. women have won a total of three World Cup trophies.» E-Mail This
  • U.S. Women Win World Cup Final 5-2, After Spectacular Start

    Camila Domonoske
    5 Jul 2015 | 5:13 pm
    In the first five minutes, Carli Lloyd scored two swift goals. Lauren Holiday brought the score up to 3, and then Lloyd scored from midfield for a hat trick. The team led 4-0 after just 15 minutes.» E-Mail This
  • From The Gridiron To The Galaxy At Large: An Astronaut's Unexpected Journey

    5 Jul 2015 | 2:12 pm
    When NFL hopeful Leland Melvin suffered a hamstring injury, it opened the door to an unusual backup career: NASA astronaut. (This piece originally aired Feb. 7, 2015 on Weekend All Things Considered» E-Mail This
  • The Week In Sports: The World Cup Conclusion

    5 Jul 2015 | 4:54 am
    England took bronze Saturday in the Women's World Cup. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to Mike Pesca of Slate's The Gist podcast about Sunday's final game to decide who will win gold.» E-Mail This
 
 
Log in