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  • With Deadline Looming, Whispers Of Extension Begin In Iran Nuclear Talks

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    Eyder Peralta
    23 Nov 2014 | 1:19 pm
    The two sides have been trying to hammer out a historic accord curbing Iran's nuclear programs, but with less than 24 hours before a self-imposed deadline, there is still no news of a deal.» E-Mail This
  • Racial Disparities, Border Photos, And Barbie

    NPR Most Emailed
    23 Nov 2014 | 3:49 pm
    In this week's podcast of Weekends on All Things Considered, a look at racial disparities in arrests, photos of found objects from the US-Mexico border, and Mattel's controversial Barbie book.» E-Mail This
  • 'Getting On' Star Niecy Nash: 'I Never Wanted To Be Funny'

    NPR: Arts & Life
    NPR Staff
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Nash says it took her a long time to see her comedic side as a gift, but she finally embraced it. Now her role as Nurse Didi in the HBO comedy serieshas opened the door to more serious opportunities.» E-Mail This
  • Car Ride Service Puts Gender In The Driver's Seat

    NPR: Business
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Car share programs are extremely popular, but so are concerns for safety. NPR's Tess Vigeland talks to Stella Mateo, founder of SheRides, which allows passengers to choose the gender of their driver.» E-Mail This
  • Could Magnets Help Lessen The Impact Of Concussions In Football?

    NPR: Science
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:10 pm
    A researcher at Virginia Commonwealth University is experimenting with putting magnets in football helmets to dull the impact. NPR's Tess Vigeland speaks with neuroscientist Raymond Colello.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR Most Emailed

  • Racial Disparities, Border Photos, And Barbie

    23 Nov 2014 | 3:49 pm
    In this week's podcast of Weekends on All Things Considered, a look at racial disparities in arrests, photos of found objects from the US-Mexico border, and Mattel's controversial Barbie book.» E-Mail This
  • Ebola Gatekeeper: 'When The Tears Stop, You Continue The Work'

    Kelly McEvers
    23 Nov 2014 | 3:25 pm
    At the height of the Ebola outbreak in Monrovia, one woman stood at the gates of a hospital, turning away patient after patient. The hospital had 100 beds for Ebola patients; all of them were full.» E-Mail This
  • 'Getting On' Star Niecy Nash: 'I Never Wanted To Be Funny'

    NPR Staff
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Nash says it took her a long time to see her comedic side as a gift, but she finally embraced it. Now her role as Nurse Didi in the HBO comedy serieshas opened the door to more serious opportunities.» E-Mail This
  • Racial Disparities In Arrests Are Prevalent, But Cause Isn't Clear

    NPR Staff
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Ferguson police statistics show the department does arrest African-Americans at a higher rate than it arrests other racial groups. But that disparity is true for police departments across the country.» E-Mail This
  • Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Dies

    23 Nov 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Marion Barry, the former mayor of Washington, D.C., died early Sunday morning. NPR's Tess Vigeland speaks with D.C.-based Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page about Barry's complex legacy in the city he ran during four terms.» E-Mail This
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    NPR: Arts & Life

  • 'Getting On' Star Niecy Nash: 'I Never Wanted To Be Funny'

    NPR Staff
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Nash says it took her a long time to see her comedic side as a gift, but she finally embraced it. Now her role as Nurse Didi in the HBO comedy serieshas opened the door to more serious opportunities.» E-Mail This
  • After Injury, Tony Little Told Himself: 'You Can Do It!'

    NPR Staff
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:10 pm
    The muscle man with the ponytail was once on track to become Mr. America. But a car accident shattered Tony Little's hopes of competing. Just when he hit rock bottom, he got a life-changing idea.» E-Mail This
  • 'Madagascar' Director Polishes His Penguin Voice

    NPR Staff
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Tom McGrath, an executive producer of Penguins of Madagascar who also co-directed the first three films in the franchise, says he came to voice the part of the penguin Skipper kind of by accident.» E-Mail This
  • Making A Change To Keep A Constant Consonant

    Will Shortz
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:39 am
    Given two words, change the first consonant sound in each word to the same new consonant sound and you'll phonetically name two things in the same category.» E-Mail This
  • How Author John Safran Lost A Year In Mississippi

    23 Nov 2014 | 4:14 am
    God'll Cut You Down is a new book based on the tangled true story about the murder of a white supremacist by a black hustler. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with the book's author, John Safran.» E-Mail This
 
 
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    NPR: Opinion

  • These 'True Tales' Add Nuance To The Immigration Discussion

    Gustavo Arellano
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:27 pm
    President Obama announced an executive action on immigration this week. For an in-depth look at the issue, author Gustavo Arellano recommends two nonfiction collections about Mexican immigrants.» E-Mail This
  • Week In Politics: Obama's Executive Action On Immigration

    21 Nov 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Robert Siegel talks with E.J Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times about President Obama's immigration speech.» E-Mail This
  • Debate: Should Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?

    NPR Staff
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Several states allow doctors, in certain circumstances, to help terminally ill people end their lives. The emotionally charged issue is at the center of the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.» E-Mail This
  • Outside Of The Games, Are Sports Corrupt?

    Frank Deford
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:49 am
    Commentator Frank Deford discusses some recent sports-related scandals, including the abuse of young swimmers by their coaches, and fake classes created for college athletes.» E-Mail This
  • Six Words: 'With Kids, I'm Dad. Alone, Thug'

    NPR Staff
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:44 am
    With his brown skin and long dreadlocks, Marc Quarles stands out in his predominantly white neighborhood. He's particularly aware of that, he says, when his biracial children aren't with him.» E-Mail This
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    NPR: People & Places

  • Ebola Gatekeeper: 'When The Tears Stop, You Continue The Work'

    Kelly McEvers
    23 Nov 2014 | 3:25 pm
    At the height of the Ebola outbreak in Monrovia, one woman stood at the gates of a hospital, turning away patient after patient. The hospital had 100 beds for Ebola patients; all of them were full.» E-Mail This
  • 'Getting On' Star Niecy Nash: 'I Never Wanted To Be Funny'

    NPR Staff
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Nash says it took her a long time to see her comedic side as a gift, but she finally embraced it. Now her role as Nurse Didi in the HBO comedy serieshas opened the door to more serious opportunities.» E-Mail This
  • Racial Disparities In Arrests Are Prevalent, But Cause Isn't Clear

    NPR Staff
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Ferguson police statistics show the department does arrest African-Americans at a higher rate than it arrests other racial groups. But that disparity is true for police departments across the country.» E-Mail This
  • Ebola: Then And Now

    23 Nov 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Much about what we know about Ebola was discovered in an outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1976. Joel Breman and Karl Johnson were among the first doctors to work on the outbreak.» E-Mail This
  • After Injury, Tony Little Told Himself: 'You Can Do It!'

    NPR Staff
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:10 pm
    The muscle man with the ponytail was once on track to become Mr. America. But a car accident shattered Tony Little's hopes of competing. Just when he hit rock bottom, he got a life-changing idea.» E-Mail This
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    NPR: Politics

  • Families Feel Sidelined As U.S. Reviews Hostage Policy

    Chris Benderev
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:01 am
    The White House is reviewing how it handles hostage crises following the brutal murders of Americans abroad, but families of hostages say they're often left out of the conversation.» E-Mail This
  • Immigrants Scramble To Figure Their Status Under Obama's Plan

    Richard Gonzales
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:14 am
    After President Obama announced his immigration plan this week, communities across the country began making preparations for immigrants who are here illegally to apply for work permits.» E-Mail This
  • As Gay Marriages Rise, Now Comes The Case For Same-Sex Divorce

    Lucy Perkins
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:49 am
    Many couples have traveled to states where gay marriage is recognized to get hitched. Those who do have a much harder time getting divorced once they get back home.» E-Mail This
  • Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Dies

    Allison Keyes
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:59 pm
    The fiery Washington, D.C., politician who was famously re-elected after going to jail for crack cocaine possession, has died after months of battling a number of health issues. He was 78.» E-Mail This
  • Some In Las Vegas Not Sold On Obama's Immigration Pitch

    Nate Rott
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:20 pm
    President Obama made his sales pitch for why five million people should be protected from deportation, Friday. But many in Las Vegas, where Obama defended the executive action, aren't happy about the changes.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: World

  • Families Feel Sidelined As U.S. Reviews Hostage Policy

    Chris Benderev
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:01 am
    The White House is reviewing how it handles hostage crises following the brutal murders of Americans abroad, but families of hostages say they're often left out of the conversation.» E-Mail This
  • After Two Months, Hong Kong Residents Want Protesters To Head Home

    Frank Langfitt
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:13 am
    More than 2,000 tents still occupy city streets. The longer the pro-democracy demonstration goes on, the more unwelcome it becomes.» E-Mail This
  • U.S. And Turkey Discuss Strengthening Syrian Opposition

    Deborah Amos
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:14 am
    Vice President Joe Biden wraps up his trip to Turkey, where he held talks on the fight against ISIS. The U.S. and Turkey disagree on how to deal with the threat of the so-called Islamic State.» E-Mail This
  • Tunisian Election Completes Its Transition To Democracy

    23 Nov 2014 | 4:14 am
    Thousands of Tunisians called for an end to dictatorship in 2011. Now the country will hold its first democratic presidential election. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to journalist Naveena Kottoor.» E-Mail This
  • Iran Talks Intensify On Day Before Deadline

    Peter Kenyon
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:14 am
    The deal that lifted some economic sanctions in return for inspections of Iran's nuclear program expires Monday. Intense negotiations are underway this weekend to reach a more permanent agreement.» E-Mail This
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    Weekend Edition Saturday

  • Ebola Survey Teams Take A Grim Census In Sierra Leone

    Nurith Aizenman
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:16 am
    As Ebola surges in the east African country, the capital city sends surveillance teams into the neighborhoods to record who might be sick with the virus — or already dead.» E-Mail This
  • Rumors Of Boko Haram Attack Send Nigerian Refugees Fleeing Again

    Ofeibea Quist-Arcton
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:06 am
    Many of the displaced ended up in camps in the city of Yola. Now they're racing further away as concerns grow that Yola also faces attack, and that the government isn't doing enough to stop it.» E-Mail This
  • In Response To Attacks, Israel Takes Down Palestinian Homes

    Emily Harris
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:05 am
    After a deadly attack by a Palestinian militant last month, Israel blew up his apartment. Israel says the aim is deterrence, while others call it collective punishment.» E-Mail This
  • Cavaliers, Lakers Lagging: The Week In Sports

    22 Nov 2014 | 4:51 am
    With the basketball season underway, NPR's Scott Simon and ESPN.com's Howard Bryant talk about how the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Philadelphia 76ers are doing so far.» E-Mail This
  • What We Learn When Find Silence

    22 Nov 2014 | 4:51 am
    From NPR's Guy Raz, host of the TED Radio Hour: the story of environmentalist John Francis, who took a 17-year vow of silence — and what he learned about the power of quiet.» E-Mail This
 
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    Stories from NPR

  • Racial Disparities, Border Photos, And Barbie

    23 Nov 2014 | 3:49 pm
    In this week's podcast of Weekends on All Things Considered, a look at racial disparities in arrests, photos of found objects from the US-Mexico border, and Mattel's controversial Barbie book.» E-Mail This
  • Ebola Gatekeeper: 'When The Tears Stop, You Continue The Work'

    Kelly McEvers
    23 Nov 2014 | 3:25 pm
    At the height of the Ebola outbreak in Monrovia, one woman stood at the gates of a hospital, turning away patient after patient. The hospital had 100 beds for Ebola patients; all of them were full.» E-Mail This
  • 'Getting On' Star Niecy Nash: 'I Never Wanted To Be Funny'

    NPR Staff
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Nash says it took her a long time to see her comedic side as a gift, but she finally embraced it. Now her role as Nurse Didi in the HBO comedy serieshas opened the door to more serious opportunities.» E-Mail This
  • Racial Disparities In Arrests Are Prevalent, But Cause Isn't Clear

    NPR Staff
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Ferguson police statistics show the department does arrest African-Americans at a higher rate than it arrests other racial groups. But that disparity is true for police departments across the country.» E-Mail This
  • Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Dies

    23 Nov 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Marion Barry, the former mayor of Washington, D.C., died early Sunday morning. NPR's Tess Vigeland speaks with D.C.-based Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page about Barry's complex legacy in the city he ran during four terms.» E-Mail This
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    Stories from NPR

  • Ebola Gatekeeper: 'When The Tears Stop, You Continue The Work'

    Kelly McEvers
    23 Nov 2014 | 3:25 pm
    At the height of the Ebola outbreak in Monrovia, one woman stood at the gates of a hospital, turning away patient after patient. The hospital had 100 beds for Ebola patients; all of them were full.» E-Mail This
  • 'Getting On' Star Niecy Nash: 'I Never Wanted To Be Funny'

    NPR Staff
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Nash says it took her a long time to see her comedic side as a gift, but she finally embraced it. Now her role as Nurse Didi in the HBO comedy serieshas opened the door to more serious opportunities.» E-Mail This
  • Racial Disparities In Arrests Are Prevalent, But Cause Isn't Clear

    NPR Staff
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Ferguson police statistics show the department does arrest African-Americans at a higher rate than it arrests other racial groups. But that disparity is true for police departments across the country.» E-Mail This
  • Ebola: Then And Now

    23 Nov 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Much about what we know about Ebola was discovered in an outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1976. Joel Breman and Karl Johnson were among the first doctors to work on the outbreak.» E-Mail This
  • After Injury, Tony Little Told Himself: 'You Can Do It!'

    NPR Staff
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:10 pm
    The muscle man with the ponytail was once on track to become Mr. America. But a car accident shattered Tony Little's hopes of competing. Just when he hit rock bottom, he got a life-changing idea.» E-Mail This
 
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    Author Interviews

  • How Author John Safran Lost A Year In Mississippi

    23 Nov 2014 | 4:14 am
    God'll Cut You Down is a new book based on the tangled true story about the murder of a white supremacist by a black hustler. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with the book's author, John Safran.» E-Mail This
  • Author Wrestles With Wolves In 'Treat Us Like Dogs'

    22 Nov 2014 | 4:51 am
    NPR's Scott Simon talks to Carolyn Chute about her new novel, Treat Us Like Dogs and We Will Become Wolves. The book follows a reporter as she investigates a remote commune and its charismatic leader.» E-Mail This
  • 'Recasting' India's Economic Policy For The Free Market

    Nishant Dahiya
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:03 am
    Fortune India editor-at-large Hindol Sengupta's new book chronicles India's lurching progress away from a state-controlled economy to a more open system that encourages business and investment.» E-Mail This
  • How Can We Find More Time To Be Still?

    NPR/TED Staff
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:21 am
    Pico Iyer says sitting still and reflecting is hard work, but we bring so much more to our experiences and relationships when we make time to think.» E-Mail This
  • Why Should We Look At The Clouds More Often?

    NPR/TED Staff
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:21 am
    You don't need to plan a trip to find beauty and perspective. Just look up, says Gavin Pretor-Pinney, and stop for a moment every day to admire the beauty in the sky above and in our everyday lives.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Environment

  • A Bus Isn't The Only Thing That Can Be Powered By Poop

    Linda Poon
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:03 am
    Human waste can help things grow and even cook your dinner. It might sound gross, but don't worry, the odor has been removed. Plus: It's good for the environment!» E-Mail This
  • What We Learn When Find Silence

    22 Nov 2014 | 4:51 am
    From NPR's Guy Raz, host of the TED Radio Hour: the story of environmentalist John Francis, who took a 17-year vow of silence — and what he learned about the power of quiet.» E-Mail This
  • Starfish Illness Harms Other Sea Creatures

    22 Nov 2014 | 4:51 am
    Starfish in the Pacific northwest are being decimated by what's called wasting disease. Researcher Drew Harvell tells NPR's Scott Simon that warming seas are making it worse.» E-Mail This
  • Shrinking Glaciers Could Squeeze Washington's Water Supply

    Ashley Ahearn
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Washington state is home to more glaciers than any other state in the lower 48. And they're receding faster than ever before.» E-Mail This
  • Why Should We Look At The Clouds More Often?

    NPR/TED Staff
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:21 am
    You don't need to plan a trip to find beauty and perspective. Just look up, says Gavin Pretor-Pinney, and stop for a moment every day to admire the beauty in the sky above and in our everyday lives.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Health Care

  • Georgia's 'Coverage Gap' Leaves Many Uninsured

    Jim Burress
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:34 pm
    The state did not expand Medicaid so many of their target audience — African-Americans and Latinos — may make too much to qualify for Medicaid but too little to get subsidies.» E-Mail This
  • In The Hospital, There's No Such Thing As A Lesbian Knee

    Kelli Dunham
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:06 am
    People in the LGBT community often have a hard time getting appropriate health care. But the problems aren't unique to them. Doesn't everyone want to have a doctor call them by their preferred name?» E-Mail This
  • The 2 Things That Rarely Happen After A Medical Mistake

    Marshall Allen
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:13 am
    When patients are harmed by a medical error, they rarely are told about it or given an apology, according to a study based on ProPublica's Patient Harm Questionnaire.» E-Mail This
  • White House Acknowledges Over-Counting Obamacare Signups

    Scott Neuman
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:40 pm
    The administration said some people who had dental plans separate from their health care coverage were mistakenly counted twice. The GOP says it was a deliberate attempt to inflate the numbers.» E-Mail This
  • A Worry In Theory, Medical Data Privacy Draws A Yawn In Practice

    Scott Hensley
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:25 am
    Nearly three-quarters of Americans say their doctors use electronic records. The overwhelming majority of people aren't particularly concerned about the privacy of the information, an NPR poll finds.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Interviews

  • Countering The 8-Hour Sleep Schedule

    23 Nov 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Many assume that sleeping 8 or 9 consecutive hours at night is instinctual. But in a recent essay in Aeon, Karen Emslie says that this sleep schedule is in fact distinctly modern.» E-Mail This
  • How One Family Is Reacting To Obama's Immigration Plan

    22 Nov 2014 | 2:20 pm
    This week, President Obama announced an executive action to protect millions from deportation. NPR's Tess Vigeland speaks with Arlete Pichardo about her reaction to the news, and how it will affect her family.» E-Mail This
  • What Does Its Chosen Banner Say About ISIS?

    22 Nov 2014 | 2:20 pm
    The so-called Islamic State is known for its social media savvy, but they also use more traditional propaganda: a flag. Tess Vigeland talks with vexillologist Ted Kaye about its design and history.» E-Mail This
  • Fresh Air Weekend: Norman Lear, A Review Of Basement Tapes, Jon Stewart

    22 Nov 2014 | 6:03 am
    Lear, co-creator of All In The Family, talks about his new memoir; Ken Tucker reviews an album of musicians using Bob Dylan's lyrics; Stewart talks about his future hosting the Daily Show.» E-Mail This
  • 'If We Left, They Wouldn't Have Nobody'

    NPR Staff
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:19 am
    When an assisted living home closed in California, many residents were still there with nowhere to go. But a cook and a janitor stayed, without pay, and took care of them.» E-Mail This
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    NPR: Iraq

  • Families Feel Sidelined As U.S. Reviews Hostage Policy

    Chris Benderev
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:01 am
    The White House is reviewing how it handles hostage crises following the brutal murders of Americans abroad, but families of hostages say they're often left out of the conversation.» E-Mail This
  • U.S. And Turkey Discuss Strengthening Syrian Opposition

    Deborah Amos
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:14 am
    Vice President Joe Biden wraps up his trip to Turkey, where he held talks on the fight against ISIS. The U.S. and Turkey disagree on how to deal with the threat of the so-called Islamic State.» E-Mail This
  • Iraq, Syria In The Midst Of A Refugee 'Mega-Crisis'

    Michele Kelemen
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:18 pm
    The UN's top official for refugees, Antonio Guterres, says the wars in Iraq and Syria have created a "mega-crisis" straining the world's relief efforts.» E-Mail This
  • Despite A Massacre By ISIS, An Iraqi Tribe Vows To Fight Back

    Alice Fordham
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:52 am
    The Albu Nimr tribe recently had some 600 members slaughtered by ISIS in western Iraq. The Sunni tribesmen say they're regrouping but need help, which the U.S. has now pledged.» E-Mail This
  • Near The Front Lines In Iraq, An Homage To The White House

    Leila Fadel
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:34 am
    A Kurdish businessman decided he'd like to live in the White House. So he is building a 32,000-square-foot version of the U.S. presidential residence in Irbil, near the raging war against ISIS.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Middle East

  • Families Feel Sidelined As U.S. Reviews Hostage Policy

    Chris Benderev
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:01 am
    The White House is reviewing how it handles hostage crises following the brutal murders of Americans abroad, but families of hostages say they're often left out of the conversation.» E-Mail This
  • U.S. And Turkey Discuss Strengthening Syrian Opposition

    Deborah Amos
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:14 am
    Vice President Joe Biden wraps up his trip to Turkey, where he held talks on the fight against ISIS. The U.S. and Turkey disagree on how to deal with the threat of the so-called Islamic State.» E-Mail This
  • Iran Talks Intensify On Day Before Deadline

    Peter Kenyon
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:14 am
    The deal that lifted some economic sanctions in return for inspections of Iran's nuclear program expires Monday. Intense negotiations are underway this weekend to reach a more permanent agreement.» E-Mail This
  • What Does Its Chosen Banner Say About ISIS?

    22 Nov 2014 | 2:20 pm
    The so-called Islamic State is known for its social media savvy, but they also use more traditional propaganda: a flag. Tess Vigeland talks with vexillologist Ted Kaye about its design and history.» E-Mail This
  • In Response To Attacks, Israel Takes Down Palestinian Homes

    Emily Harris
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:05 am
    After a deadly attack by a Palestinian militant last month, Israel blew up his apartment. Israel says the aim is deterrence, while others call it collective punishment.» E-Mail This
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    NPR: Movies

  • 'Madagascar' Director Polishes His Penguin Voice

    NPR Staff
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Tom McGrath, an executive producer of Penguins of Madagascar who also co-directed the first three films in the franchise, says he came to voice the part of the penguin Skipper kind of by accident.» E-Mail This
  • In Bowling Alleys And In Rock Clubs, The Dude Abides

    Daniel Hajek
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:03 am
    The Big Lebowski star Jeff Bridges is known as an actor, but he's been playing music for just as long. "Whenever I'm working, I'll have my guitar with me," he says.» E-Mail This
  • Remembering 'Comic Meteor' Mike Nichols

    Scott Simon
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:48 am
    Critics sometimes carped that they couldn't find a unifying theme to his work, but Nichols had fun doing different things. NPR's Scott Simon remembers the actor, director and comedian.» E-Mail This
  • In 'The Homesman,' Wind Is The Sound Of Insanity

    Tim Greiving
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:03 pm
    Two composers became instrument builders to score the film, set in the pioneer days of the American West. "We both knew what the movie sounded like. We just had to find it," Tommy Lee Jones says.» E-Mail This
  • Benedict Cumberbatch: Code Breaker Alan Turing Was A Puzzle Himself

    NPR Staff
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Cumberbatch stars in The Imitation Game, as the British mathematician who helped break German codes. "It's a war thriller, it's a love story and a tragic testament to a genius wronged," he says.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Stories from NPR

  • Racial Disparities, Border Photos, And Barbie

    23 Nov 2014 | 3:49 pm
    In this week's podcast of Weekends on All Things Considered, a look at racial disparities in arrests, photos of found objects from the US-Mexico border, and Mattel's controversial Barbie book.» E-Mail This
  • Ebola Gatekeeper: 'When The Tears Stop, You Continue The Work'

    Kelly McEvers
    23 Nov 2014 | 3:25 pm
    At the height of the Ebola outbreak in Monrovia, one woman stood at the gates of a hospital, turning away patient after patient. The hospital had 100 beds for Ebola patients; all of them were full.» E-Mail This
  • 'Getting On' Star Niecy Nash: 'I Never Wanted To Be Funny'

    NPR Staff
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Nash says it took her a long time to see her comedic side as a gift, but she finally embraced it. Now her role as Nurse Didi in the HBO comedy serieshas opened the door to more serious opportunities.» E-Mail This
  • Racial Disparities In Arrests Are Prevalent, But Cause Isn't Clear

    NPR Staff
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Ferguson police statistics show the department does arrest African-Americans at a higher rate than it arrests other racial groups. But that disparity is true for police departments across the country.» E-Mail This
  • Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Dies

    23 Nov 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Marion Barry, the former mayor of Washington, D.C., died early Sunday morning. NPR's Tess Vigeland speaks with D.C.-based Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page about Barry's complex legacy in the city he ran during four terms.» E-Mail This
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    Music Videos

  • J Mascis: Tiny Desk Concert

    Bob Boilen
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:03 am
    The Dinosaur Jr. frontman, one of the world's loudest musicians, performs unplugged and acoustic in the NPR Music offices.» E-Mail This
  • KCRW Presents: Jenny Lewis

    Jason Bentley
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:19 pm
    The former Rilo Kiley singer performs her new song "She's Not Me" at Los Angeles' Apogee Studios.» E-Mail This
  • Front Row: St. Paul And The Broken Bones, 'I'm Torn Up'

    Greg Shea
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:57 am
    Watch the Alabama soul band's earthshaking performance of the opening track from its debut album, Half The City.» E-Mail This
  • Public Service Broadcasting: 'Gagarin'

    Robin Hilton
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:22 am
    This is the best thing you'll watch all day. It turns out J. Willgoose, Esq. and Wrigglesworth, the two unassuming guys behind the band Public Service Broadcasting, have some killer moves.» E-Mail This
  • Meredith Monk On Q2's 'Spaces'

    Kim Nowacki
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:04 pm
    The composer and singer describes her own sound as "folk music from another planet." Q2 visits the Tribeca loft that's been home to Monk's white-hot creative energies for more than 40 years.» E-Mail This
 
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    Concerts

  • Ellis Marsalis' 80th Birthday Concert

    Patrick Jarenwattananon
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:16 pm
    A pianist who brought bebop to New Orleans and an educator to generations of music students, the elder Marsalis has become a father figure of modern jazz to more than just his famous sons.» E-Mail This
  • Revive Big Band At Berklee

    Patrick Jarenwattananon
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:50 pm
    What would it sound like if someone bridged the gap between large ensemble jazz and classic hip-hop anthems? One multi-generational group of musicians has made it their aim to find out.» E-Mail This
  • Front Row: St. Paul And The Broken Bones, 'I'm Torn Up'

    Greg Shea
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:57 am
    Watch the Alabama soul band's earthshaking performance of the opening track from its debut album, Half The City.» E-Mail This
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Reaches Labor Deal With Musicians

    Scott Neuman
    9 Nov 2014 | 12:32 pm
    The Grammy award-winning ensemble will open the first concert of its 70th anniversary season with Beethoven's ninth symphony, the "Ode to Joy."» E-Mail This
  • BJ The Chicago Kid, Live In Concert

    Kiana Fitzgerald
    4 Nov 2014 | 5:03 am
    For a couple years now BJ The Chicago Kid has been the answer when rappers need a little help baring their souls. Watch him step into the spotlight at NPR Music's show during CMJ.» E-Mail This
 
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    Jazz

  • Ravi Coltrane On Piano Jazz

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:37 am
    Coltrane and host Marian McPartland discuss his family's musical heritage and his individual approach to music, with performances of "Naima" and Giant Steps," in a session from 2000.» E-Mail This
  • Bobby Charles On World Cafe

    21 Nov 2014 | 7:20 am
    Revisiting an archival interview with the late Louisiana songwriter.» E-Mail This
  • A Jazz Piano Christmas 2014

    Patrick Jarenwattananon
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:36 pm
    The 25th anniversary of the holiday special brings together keyboard players of all stripes. Harold Mabern, Kris Davis, Lynne Arriale and Cyrus Chestnut play seasonal favorites for solo piano.» E-Mail This
  • Ellis Marsalis' 80th Birthday Concert

    Patrick Jarenwattananon
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:16 pm
    A pianist who brought bebop to New Orleans and an educator to generations of music students, the elder Marsalis has become a father figure of modern jazz to more than just his famous sons.» E-Mail This
  • SpokFrevo Orquestra: Carnival And Jazz

    19 Nov 2014 | 8:44 pm
    A big band from Brazil has developed a unique, jazz-influenced take on a holiday tradition. Maestro Spok and his 17-piece crew present an adventurous program at Jazz at Lincoln Center.» E-Mail This
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    Hip-Hop

  • First Listen: Your Old Droog, 'Your Old Droog'

    Frannie Kelley
    16 Nov 2014 | 8:33 pm
    If this is the first time you're hearing of somebody called Your Old Droog, don't even trip.» E-Mail This
  • T-Pain Rises Above The Haters

    Monika Evstatieva
    13 Nov 2014 | 2:08 pm
    After initial success, the 30-year-old singer and songwriter, known for his Auto-Tuned hits, became a target for derision. It took time but now he's made it clear: "I'm not fake."» E-Mail This
  • Run The Jewels: 'I'm Taking This Life'

    Frannie Kelley
    11 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    "Me and Mike have managed to find a decent way to express something symbolically that kids need to be able to say simply," says El-P. "I'm taking it over."» E-Mail This
  • Why The Caged Bird Raps

    NPR Staff
    10 Nov 2014 | 12:02 am
    Caged Bird Songs pairs some of the late Maya Angelou's poems and lyrics to hip-hop beats — but producer Shawn Rivera says the rhythms were already there.» E-Mail This
  • A Rational Conversation: The 20-Year-Old Album That's MF DOOM's Missing Link

    Eric Ducker
    6 Nov 2014 | 5:03 am
    New information on an album shelved back in 1994 has become fodder for even more discussions of the shadowy rapper — some focused on his murky origins and others about his plausible impact.» E-Mail This
 
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    World

  • 'World Music' With A Kick

    Jasmine Garsd
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:05 am
    NPR's Anastasia Tsioulcas recently returned from an international world-music festival. Here, she joins Alt.Latino to share some of her thrilling finds.» E-Mail This
  • Sax Ed: The NPR Music Saxophone Quiz

    Tom Huizenga
    6 Nov 2014 | 5:03 am
    From classical and rock to jazz and world music, the saxophone has invaded many cultures and styles. Try this quiz celebrating the bicentennial of the instrument's inventor, Adolphe Sax.» E-Mail This
  • World Cafe Next: Jungle Fire

    3 Nov 2014 | 12:47 pm
    The L.A. band fuses Latin rhythms with funk, Afrobeat and jazz to produce an incendiary effect.» E-Mail This
  • 'Global Village' Goes To Mexico: 4 Songs That Fuse Style And Tradition

    NPR Staff
    1 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    KPFK's Betto Arcos joins NPR's Arun Rath to share a genre-bending mix of songs from Mexico. Dive into a frenetic blend of cumbia, funk, jazz, flamenco, norteño and more.» E-Mail This
  • Latitudes: 10 Musical Discoveries From Around The World

    Anastasia Tsioulcas
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:03 am
    Hear music and see pictures from fantastic performances that electrified the 2014 edition of WOMEX, the foremost marketplace for world music.» E-Mail This
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    Your Money

  • For Millions Of Millennials: Some College, No Degree, Lots Of Debt

    Selena Simmons-Duffin
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Noelle Johnson has about $20,000 in student loans and is still working on her degree. Without the higher earnings a B.A. can bring, even a modest student debt load can pose a big challenge.» E-Mail This
  • 6 Pitfalls To Avoid When Picking Insurance On The Job

    Jay Hancock
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:59 am
    Even if your health insurance is provided by an employer, your plan may be changing quite a bit in 2015. Here's a guide to the questions you should keep in mind when looking over your options.» E-Mail This
  • No 'Misteak': High Beef Prices A Boon For Drought-Weary Ranchers

    Andrew Schneider
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:48 am
    If you've shopped for meat recently, you no doubt have noticed that beef prices are up. That may be hard on consumers, but the prices are helping ranchers purchase expensive feed and rebuild herds.» E-Mail This
  • Firm Accused Of Illegal Practices That Push Families Into Foreclosure

    Chris Arnold
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:33 am
    A class action lawsuit alleges Ocwen Financial, one of the nation's largest mortgage servicers, charges marked-up and illegal fees. The firm says it will vigorously defend itself against the claims.» E-Mail This
  • To End Food Waste, Change Needs To Begin At Home

    Grant Gerlock
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:47 am
    The U.S. throws out 35 million tons of food each year. While many restaurants, supermarkets and processors are taking responsibility, many consumers aren't. An EPA pilot program aims to change that.» E-Mail This
 
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    Politics

  • Families Feel Sidelined As U.S. Reviews Hostage Policy

    Chris Benderev
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:01 am
    The White House is reviewing how it handles hostage crises following the brutal murders of Americans abroad, but families of hostages say they're often left out of the conversation.» E-Mail This
  • Immigrants Scramble To Figure Their Status Under Obama's Plan

    Richard Gonzales
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:14 am
    After President Obama announced his immigration plan this week, communities across the country began making preparations for immigrants who are here illegally to apply for work permits.» E-Mail This
  • As Gay Marriages Rise, Now Comes The Case For Same-Sex Divorce

    Lucy Perkins
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:49 am
    Many couples have traveled to states where gay marriage is recognized to get hitched. Those who do have a much harder time getting divorced once they get back home.» E-Mail This
  • Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Dies

    Allison Keyes
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:59 pm
    The fiery Washington, D.C., politician who was famously re-elected after going to jail for crack cocaine possession, has died after months of battling a number of health issues. He was 78.» E-Mail This
  • Some In Las Vegas Not Sold On Obama's Immigration Pitch

    Nate Rott
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:20 pm
    President Obama made his sales pitch for why five million people should be protected from deportation, Friday. But many in Las Vegas, where Obama defended the executive action, aren't happy about the changes.» E-Mail This
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    Race

  • Running Late? Nah, Just On 'CPT'

    Kat Chow
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:38 am
    In this installment of our semi-regular Word Watch series, we look at a popular term for the practice of never being on time.» E-Mail This
  • Ferguson Clergy Call For Peace From The Pulpit

    Tim Lloyd
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:14 am
    Religious leaders await a grand jury's decision in St. Louis. Many of them have been deeply involved with demonstrations following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.» E-Mail This
  • Ferguson Activist: It's A Wicked Air Looming

    23 Nov 2014 | 4:14 am
    As Ferguson, Mo., braces for the grand jury decision on whether police officer Darren Wilson should face charges, NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Rasheen Aldridge, a community activist.» E-Mail This
  • Ferguson Grand Jury Will Reportedly Meet Again Monday

    Bill Chappell
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:19 pm
    A community is holding its breath, awaiting a decision on whether to charge police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, 18. Brown's family is calling for calm.» E-Mail This
  • Ferguson Braces For Grand Jury Decision

    Cheryl Corley
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:51 am
    A grand jury decision on whether Officer Darren Wilson will face charges for killing Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., may be near. The grand jury met behind closed doors on Friday.» E-Mail This
 
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    Space

  • Comet Lander's Big Bounce Caught On Camera

    Geoff Brumfiel
    17 Nov 2014 | 11:46 am
    An orbiting spacecraft caught the Philae lander bounding on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The lander sent home some scientific data before its batteries ran out.» E-Mail This
  • Comet Lander, Firefighters Execute Dazzling Feats Above The Earth

    Scott Simon
    15 Nov 2014 | 5:09 am
    The sky was full of wonders this week, NPR's Scott Simon muses, as a spacecraft landed on a comet and two window washers were rescued 69 stories above the streets at the new One World Trade Center.» E-Mail This
  • Comet Lander Sends Back Data, Settles In For A Potentially Long Nap

    Dana Farrington
    14 Nov 2014 | 5:13 pm
    Mission Control re-established contact with the Philae lander today, but its bumpy landing left it in the shadow of a cliff — a bad spot when you're relying on solar power.» E-Mail This
  • 'Shirtstorm' Leads To Apology From European Space Scientist

    Bill Chappell
    14 Nov 2014 | 9:46 am
    As the Rosetta mission made history by putting a lander on a comet, one of its leading scientists drew wide criticism for wearing a shirt featuring lingerie-clad women.» E-Mail This
  • Comet Lander Deploys Drill, But Could Lose Power Tonight

    Bill Chappell
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:59 am
    Fearing that Philae's batteries won't last past Friday, engineers are looking at possible ways to help it get more power from its solar panels. One ray of hope: Its comet is heading toward the sun.» E-Mail This
 
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    Stories from NPR

  • Ebola Gatekeeper: 'When The Tears Stop, You Continue The Work'

    Kelly McEvers
    23 Nov 2014 | 3:25 pm
    At the height of the Ebola outbreak in Monrovia, one woman stood at the gates of a hospital, turning away patient after patient. The hospital had 100 beds for Ebola patients; all of them were full.» E-Mail This
  • 'Getting On' Star Niecy Nash: 'I Never Wanted To Be Funny'

    NPR Staff
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Nash says it took her a long time to see her comedic side as a gift, but she finally embraced it. Now her role as Nurse Didi in the HBO comedy serieshas opened the door to more serious opportunities.» E-Mail This
  • Racial Disparities In Arrests Are Prevalent, But Cause Isn't Clear

    NPR Staff
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Ferguson police statistics show the department does arrest African-Americans at a higher rate than it arrests other racial groups. But that disparity is true for police departments across the country.» E-Mail This
  • Ebola: Then And Now

    23 Nov 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Much about what we know about Ebola was discovered in an outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1976. Joel Breman and Karl Johnson were among the first doctors to work on the outbreak.» E-Mail This
  • After Injury, Tony Little Told Himself: 'You Can Do It!'

    NPR Staff
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:10 pm
    The muscle man with the ponytail was once on track to become Mr. America. But a car accident shattered Tony Little's hopes of competing. Just when he hit rock bottom, he got a life-changing idea.» E-Mail This
 
 
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