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  • More Evidence That ADHD Drugs Don't Curb Ultimate Height

    NPR News
    Katherine Hobson
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:03 am
    Some earlier research hinted that Ritalin and Adderall can hamper a child's growth. But a study of adults who took the drugs as kids now suggests any such effect is only temporary.» E-Mail This
  • More Evidence That ADHD Drugs Don't Curb Ultimate Height

    NPR Most Emailed
    Katherine Hobson
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:03 am
    Some earlier research hinted that Ritalin and Adderall can hamper a child's growth. But a study of adults who took the drugs as kids now suggests any such effect is only temporary.» E-Mail This
  • Author Charles Cumming Ponders The Seductions — And The Sins — Of Spying

    NPR: Arts & Life
    Madhulika Sikka
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:03 am
    NPR's Madhulika Sikka profiles Cumming, the author of thoughtful spy sagas like A Colder War. Cumming's books provide plenty of action, but also grapple with the moral quandaries of espionage.» E-Mail This
  • Deborah Rutter Becomes Kennedy Center's First Female President

    NPR: Business
    Susan Stamberg
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:58 am
    On Monday, Deborah Rutter begins her job as president of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. She says it never occurred to her that she would be the first woman in the job.» E-Mail This
  • More Evidence That ADHD Drugs Don't Curb Ultimate Height

    NPR: Science
    Katherine Hobson
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:03 am
    Some earlier research hinted that Ritalin and Adderall can hamper a child's growth. But a study of adults who took the drugs as kids now suggests any such effect is only temporary.» E-Mail This
 
 
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    NPR: Science

  • More Evidence That ADHD Drugs Don't Curb Ultimate Height

    Katherine Hobson
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:03 am
    Some earlier research hinted that Ritalin and Adderall can hamper a child's growth. But a study of adults who took the drugs as kids now suggests any such effect is only temporary.» E-Mail This
  • Our Use Of Little Words Can, Uh, Reveal Hidden Interests

    Alix Spiegel
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:17 am
    When we talk, we focus on the "content" words — the ones that convey information. But the tiny words that tie our sentences together have a lot to say about power and relationships.» E-Mail This
  • Study Finds Nothing Special About Breakfast

    31 Aug 2014 | 4:46 am
    Maybe we don't need to eat our Wheaties. Linda Wertheimer talks to Emily Dhurandhar, lead author of a study that finds breakfast may not be the most important meal of the day.» E-Mail This
  • Citizen Scientists On A Mission To Find Frogs

    Sandy Hausman
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:46 am
    Summer is high season for "frogging." The North American Amphibian Monitoring Project has hundreds of volunteers crisscrossing the country to get a better handle on the fate of the nation's frogs.» E-Mail This
  • The Salmon Cannon: Easier Than Shooting Fish Out Of A Barrel

    Martha Ann Overland
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:23 am
    Alarmed by the rapid decline of wild salmon populations, a company has invented a novel way to help migratory fish over blocked rivers. It uses air pressure to fire them out of a cannon.» E-Mail This
 
 
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    Weekend Edition Saturday

  • Rick Perry's Legal Trouble: The Line Between Influence And Coercion

    Wade Goodwyn
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:19 am
    The Texas governor is charged with abuse of office and coercing a public official, but he claims he was just doing what governors do: Vetoing a budget item.» E-Mail This
  • Making Sure Those Walking Horses Aren't Hurting Horses

    Blake Farmer
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    Animal rights groups say Tennessee walking horses' distinctive high-stepping gait is partly the result of trainers hurting the animals. This year, a major show is testing to try and curb abuse.» E-Mail This
  • Why The British Allowed The Rotherham Abuse To Fester

    30 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    The Guardian's Randeep Ramesh tells NPR's Scott Simon about the social and societal forces at work in British culture which might have contributed to the cover-up of the Rotherham child abuse case.» E-Mail This
  • Taking The Tuba Above And Beyond The Low End

    Tom Vitale
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    The tuba was the first bass instrument in jazz, until it was replaced by the string bass. For nearly 50 years, Bob Stewart has been trying to carve out a new niche for his instrument in modern jazz.» E-Mail This
  • The Abercrombie Logo Loses Its Luxe

    Sonari Glinton
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    Abercrombie & Fitch is shedding its traditional logo-focused apparel. That logo, and the clothes it was affixed to, made the brand one of the most sought-after among teens in the past two decades.» E-Mail This
 
 
 
 
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    NPR: Food

  • Mugs Aren't Just For Liquids, Make A Microwave Meal In Them

    1 Sep 2014 | 1:58 am
    David Greene swaps recipes for cooking in a mug with Joe Yonan, author of the "Cooking for One" column for The Washington Post. (This piece initially aired on Feb. 25, 2013 on Morning Edition.)» E-Mail This
  • Oklahoma Joe's Restaurant Comes Home

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:19 am
    Oklahoma Joe's, in Kansas City, is changing its name after 17 years in business. It's time to claim the name of the city they are famous for.» E-Mail This
  • The Salmon Cannon: Easier Than Shooting Fish Out Of A Barrel

    Martha Ann Overland
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:23 am
    Alarmed by the rapid decline of wild salmon populations, a company has invented a novel way to help migratory fish over blocked rivers. It uses air pressure to fire them out of a cannon.» E-Mail This
  • Can Oxfam Nudge Big Food Companies To Do Right?

    Allison Aubrey and Dan Charles
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:48 am
    Oxfam is scoring the 10 biggest food companies on a scale of 1 to 10 on a host of issues, from worker rights to climate change. But will promises translate into concrete changes?» E-Mail This
  • Real Vanilla Isn't Plain. It Depends On (Dare We Say It) Terroir

    April Fulton and Eliza Barclay
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:02 pm
    There's no such thing as plain vanilla — at least if you're talking about beans from the vanilla orchid. Whether it's from Tahiti or Madagascar, vanilla can be creamy, spicy or even floral.» E-Mail This
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    NPR: Games & Humor

  • The Same Until You Shuffle

    Will Shortz
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:03 am
    Every answer this week is a made-up two-word phrase, in which both words start with 'S' and they're anagrams of each other.» E-Mail This
  • Not My Job: Gov. Deval Patrick Gets Quizzed On Burning Man

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:33 pm
    The governor of the commonwealth of Massachusetts will answer three questions about the annual art festival taking place in the desert of northern Nevada.» E-Mail This
  • Amazon Buys Twitch, Proving Gaming Live Streams Are Golden

    Elise Hu
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Twitch broadcasts gamers to huge audiences around the world, and it boasts big potential when it comes to advertising dollars. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos calls watching gameplay "a global phenomenon."» E-Mail This
  • A Puzzle Hokey Pokey, That's What It's All About

    Will Shortz
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:02 am
    Every answer is a made-up, two-word phrase, in which the first word has 5 letters. Drop its last letter and read the remaining 4 letters backward, and you'll get the second word of the phrase.» E-Mail This
  • Weekend Host Accepts Ice-Bucket Challenge

    23 Aug 2014 | 4:32 am
    People are dumping buckets of ice water over their heads all across the country to raise money for research on ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease). NPR's Scott Simon accepts the challenge.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Iraq

  • Islamic State Suffers Rare Defeat In Amerli

    Peter Kenyon
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:40 pm
    On Sunday, Iraqi and Kurdish forces broke a nearly 80-day siege by the Islamic State on the town of Amerli, where residents now have enough food and water for the first time in weeks.» E-Mail This
  • PTSD Goes Largely Untreated In Iraq's Kurdish Region

    31 Aug 2014 | 2:40 pm
    The U.S. military's attention to PTSD is well-documented but Kurdish fighters living with the same disorder haven't received nearly as much care. Arun Rath talks to journalist Jenna Krajeski.» E-Mail This
  • Iraqi Forces Reportedly Enter Besieged Northern City Of Amerli

    Scott Neuman
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:41 am
    The town of Amerli, which includes some 20,000 Shiite Turkmen, has been surrounded by Sunni Islamic State fighters for two months.» E-Mail This
  • Turkey Is Major Transit Route For Islamic State Fighters

    31 Aug 2014 | 4:46 am
    Militant fighters are crossing into Syria through Turkey and public criticism of Turkey is growing louder. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to the Financial Times' Istanbul correspondent, Daniel Dombey.» E-Mail This
  • Syrian Crisis Complicates U.S.-Iran Nuclear Talks

    31 Aug 2014 | 4:46 am
    Iran has announced that it is providing weapons to Kurdish forces to fight the Islamic State. Linda Wertheimer talks to Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.» E-Mail This
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    NPR: Law

  • Guantanamo Defense Lawyer Resigns, Says U.S. Case Is 'Stacked'

    NPR Staff
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:25 pm
    One of the lawyers for self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed resigned from the Army last week. He tells NPR the government is putting on a "show trial."» E-Mail This
  • Trial Will Decide Detroit's Fiscal Future

    Quinn Klinefelter
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:46 am
    Detroit is preparing to dig itself out of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. The legal approach Detroit uses to re-create itself will have far-reaching implications for other cities.» E-Mail This
  • Rick Perry's Legal Trouble: The Line Between Influence And Coercion

    Wade Goodwyn
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:19 am
    The Texas governor is charged with abuse of office and coercing a public official, but he claims he was just doing what governors do: Vetoing a budget item.» E-Mail This
  • John Walker Jr., Cold War Spy For Soviets, Dies At 77

    Scott Neuman
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:09 am
    The U.S. Navy warrant officer recruited his son, his brother and a friend to help him steal and sell classified message keys to the USSR over a 17-year period.» E-Mail This
  • Federal Judge Blocks Texas Abortion Restrictions

    Melissa Block
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Regulations passed in Texas, which affected clinics that perform abortions there, have been blocked by a federal judge, on the grounds that they unconstitutionally restricted access to legal abortion.» E-Mail This
 
 
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    NPR: Music

  • First Listen: Sean Rowe, 'Madman'

    Will Hermes
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:03 pm
    Madman shows Rowe mixing his folk and junk-shop rock styles together with new elements: soul, blues, gospel, R&B. The upshot, surprisingly, is his most coherent record yet.» E-Mail This
  • First Listen: Death Blues, 'Ensemble'

    Lars Gotrich
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:03 pm
    Jon Mueller is thinking about death. It sounds like a hammer hitting an acoustic guitar. William Ryan Fritch joins the Volcano Choir drummer for a blown-out, hyper-real orchestra of the self.» E-Mail This
  • First Listen: Tricky, 'Adrian Thaws'

    Andy Battaglia
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:03 pm
    On his 11th album, the Massive Attack star still showcases a brooding, searching spirit and a cinematic sense of atmosphere. But he also plays around with new facets of his persona.» E-Mail This
  • First Listen: Ryan Adams, 'Ryan Adams'

    Stephen Thompson
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:03 pm
    After a three-year hiatus, the singer's 14th album is the sound of a once-prolific genius who's only recently relearned what it's like to walk on steady footing.» E-Mail This
  • First Listen: Justin Townes Earle, 'Single Mothers'

    Jewly Hight
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:03 pm
    Earle's latest songs have a new angle on the mercurial nature of infatuation; he's acknowledging how taxing it can be to live through youthful cycles of passion that flare up and flame out so quickly.» E-Mail This
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    Music Videos

  • Sturgill Simpson: Tiny Desk Concert

    Robin Hilton
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:24 am
    The Kentucky native writes country music about loneliness, failed dreams, drinking and drugs. Here, he performs four of his songs with a thundering voice that makes the NPR offices shudder.» E-Mail This
  • Electric Youth, 'A Real Hero (Live)'

    Robin Hilton
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:50 am
    The Canadian synth pop group offers an intimate live performance of its song "A Real Hero," popularized in the 2011 film Drive.» E-Mail This
  • Ages And Ages, Singing An Anthem For (And With) Everyone

    Bob Boilen
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:27 am
    Recorded with the Berklee Gospel and Roots Choir in the ruins within Newport's Fort Adams State Park, "Divisionary (Do The Right Thing)" has a message and a chorus that everyone can enjoy.» E-Mail This
  • The Both, 'Volunteers of America'

    Robin Hilton
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:50 am
    Aimee Mann and Ted Leo's latest video as The Both, for the song "Volunteers Of America," is a touching celebration of life and love.» E-Mail This
  • Alt-J Will Debut New Album Live In New York

    Bob Boilen
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:40 am
    NPR Music and WFUV present the quirky, intoxicating English rock band alt-J live in concert on Sept. 2, performing songs from its new, unreleased album, This Is All Yours.» E-Mail This
 
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    Concerts

  • 'Miles Davis And Gil Evans: Still Ahead' On JazzSet

    Becca Pulliam
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:05 am
    In three collaborations in the late 1950s, Gil Evans and Miles Davis steered their projects into a new era for jazz. Terence Blanchard plays Davis' role with commitment and emotion in this set.» E-Mail This
  • KCRW Presents: Interpol, Live In Concert

    26 Aug 2014 | 2:17 pm
    The New York band performed selections from its upcoming album, El Pintor, in public for the first time.» E-Mail This
  • Remembering Jazz Violinist John Blake Jr.

    Patrick Jarenwattananon
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:20 am
    For decades, he created unique roles for his fiddle. Hear an interview and performance for Billy Taylor's Jazz At The Kennedy Center, an archival NPR program.» E-Mail This
  • Dee Dee Bridgewater On JazzSet

    Mark Schramm
    14 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Held each summer in the lovely hillside country of Westchester County, the Caramoor Jazz Festival is in a rolling woods, 40 miles northeast of New York City. Hear Dee Dee Bridgewater lead her quintet.» E-Mail This
  • Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors With David Sanchez: Newport Jazz 2014

    Patrick Jarenwattananon
    7 Aug 2014 | 9:24 am
    The Puerto Rican tenor saxophonist joins a select international ensemble from one of jazz's top conservatories in a festival-opening performance of his own compositions.» E-Mail This
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    Classical

  • A Surge Of Scarlatti Sonatas

    Tom Huizenga
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:08 am
    Three centuries ago, Domenico Scarlatti churned out 555 keyboard sonatas. Today, pianists, harpsichordists and even accordionists still can't get enough. Hear a clutch of new recordings.» E-Mail This
  • Enigmatic Endings: A Farewell To Summer Quiz

    Tom Huizenga
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:37 am
    The end of summer has a tendency to sneak up on us — or come to an unsettling halt. Try a quiz filled with fantastic finales and tremulous terminations.» E-Mail This
  • Bruce Hornsby's Modern Classical Moment

    NPR Staff
    23 Aug 2014 | 2:12 pm
    The pianist who spent 25 years writing pop hits says he's long been interested in the work of Charles Ives, Arnold Schoenberg and others. Now he's sharing that interest with his audience.» E-Mail This
  • A Perfectly Cromulent Classical Guide To 'The Simpsons' Marathon

    Mark Mobley
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:21 am
    For a family initially derided as crude, it sure spends a lot of time at the opera. Here's a sampling of embiggened classical music during The Simpsons marathon, which starts today on FXX.» E-Mail This
  • Masters And Disasters: The Met Opera Quiz

    Tom Huizenga
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:19 pm
    To mark the apparent end of the Metropolitan Opera's labor crisis, try a nerdworthy quiz — and learn a few quirky things about America's largest performing arts organization.» E-Mail This
 
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    Jazz

  • Taking The Tuba Above And Beyond The Low End

    Tom Vitale
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    The tuba was the first bass instrument in jazz, until it was replaced by the string bass. For nearly 50 years, Bob Stewart has been trying to carve out a new niche for his instrument in modern jazz.» E-Mail This
  • Makoto Ozoné On Piano Jazz

    29 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    The pianist solos in his original "Lullaby for Rabbit," host Marian McPartland performs a "Portrait of Makoto Ozoné," and together they enjoy musical jokes in Sonny Rollins' "Sonnymoon for Two."» E-Mail This
  • 'Miles Davis And Gil Evans: Still Ahead' On JazzSet

    Becca Pulliam
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:05 am
    In three collaborations in the late 1950s, Gil Evans and Miles Davis steered their projects into a new era for jazz. Terence Blanchard plays Davis' role with commitment and emotion in this set.» E-Mail This
  • The Private Eye Who Made Cool Jazz His Calling Card

    NPR Music
    24 Aug 2014 | 4:54 am
    The late-'50s detective series Peter Gunn was popular, but Henry Mancini's music for it became iconic. NPR's Linda Wertheimer finds out what makes the jazzy score so indelible.» E-Mail This
  • Christian McBride On Piano Jazz

    Grant Jackson
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    On this program from 2001, the bassist takes center stage to discuss his favorite gigs and jam with host Marian McPartland in "Billie's Bounce" and "Midnight Sun."» E-Mail This
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    Rock

  • First Listen: Ryan Adams, 'Ryan Adams'

    Stephen Thompson
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:03 pm
    After a three-year hiatus, the singer's 14th album is the sound of a once-prolific genius who's only recently relearned what it's like to walk on steady footing.» E-Mail This
  • First Listen: Tricky, 'Adrian Thaws'

    Andy Battaglia
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:03 pm
    On his 11th album, the Massive Attack star still showcases a brooding, searching spirit and a cinematic sense of atmosphere. But he also plays around with new facets of his persona.» E-Mail This
  • First Listen: Sean Rowe, 'Madman'

    Will Hermes
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:03 pm
    Madman shows Rowe mixing his folk and junk-shop rock styles together with new elements: soul, blues, gospel, R&B. The upshot, surprisingly, is his most coherent record yet.» E-Mail This
  • First Listen: Death Blues, 'Ensemble'

    Lars Gotrich
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:03 pm
    Jon Mueller is thinking about death. It sounds like a hammer hitting an acoustic guitar. William Ryan Fritch joins the Volcano Choir drummer for a blown-out, hyper-real orchestra of the self.» E-Mail This
  • Ty Segall Rocks Out — Acoustic-Style, And With More Polish

    NPR Staff
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:40 pm
    The garage rocker performs stripped-down versions of songs from his new album, Manipulator, and tells NPR's Arun Rath why the new songs are less rough around the edges than some of his earlier work.» E-Mail This
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    Hip-Hop

  • Hip-Hop In Print: Brooklyn Publisher Looks To 'Reverse Gentrify' Literature

    Baz Dreisinger
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:23 am
    Prodigy, one half of the hip-hop duo Mobb Deep, is the curator of Infamous Books, an imprint of Brooklyn-based independent publisher Akashic Books. His debut novel H.N.I.C. was published in 2013.» E-Mail This
  • The Underachievers: 'We're Still Young'

    Frannie Kelley
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    "Now is the time that I'm actually thinking of myself as a musician," says Issa. "Things are hitting me like, 'Oh, damn, you have this responsibility.'"» E-Mail This
  • First Listen: The Underachievers, 'Cellar Door: Terminus Ut Exordium'

    Frannie Kelley
    3 Aug 2014 | 8:01 pm
    Issa Gold and AK move words and beats so deftly on their new album, it can be difficult to keep up. But they're saying it's OK if you don't catch every word; if, right now, you don't know everything.» E-Mail This
  • Cormega: 'I Just Want To Be A Soldier For My Culture'

    Frannie Kelley
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    The New York rapper on the music industry — from sitting on the shelf, to refusing deals, posthumous releases to sales expectations — music journalism and taking risks, personal and professional.» E-Mail This
  • YG: 'I Gave Y'All What I Seen'

    Frannie Kelley
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The Los Angeles rapper tells Microphone Check the true stories behind his debut album and the rise of his partner, DJ Mustard.» E-Mail This
 
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    World

  • How The 'Kung Fu Fighting' Melody Came To Represent Asia

    Kat Chow
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:42 am
    The nine-note tune made famous in Carl Douglas' 1974 song has served as a stereotype of Asian music since the 19th century.» E-Mail This
  • Latitudes: The International Music You Must Hear In August

    Anastasia Tsioulcas
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:16 am
    African psychedelia, funked-up Indian bhangra and haunting music from France by way of Cuba — a deep treasure trove of cuts to end your summer on a high note.» E-Mail This
  • Rodrigo Amarante: Tiny Desk Concert

    Bob Boilen
    23 Aug 2014 | 5:03 am
    A veteran of Little Joy and Los Hermanos, Amarante makes warm, tender music as a solo artist. Here, he strips songs from Cavalo down to their essence using just his voice and a guitar from the '30s.» E-Mail This
  • Latin Roots: 'Uncommon Common Ground'

    7 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    A look at unexpected musical hybrids: what happens when Mexican and Indian styles meet, and more.» E-Mail This
  • Before War, A Punk Drummer Preserved Syrian Chants

    7 Aug 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Jason Hamacher wasn't trained as a photographer, a musicologist or a member of a religious community. The former Frodus drummer simply felt compelled to document this music.» E-Mail This
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    Your Money

  • A Mall With Two Minimum Wages

    Steve Henn
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:44 am
    There's a mall in California that straddles two cities. Here's what happened when workers on one side of the mall started making 25 percent more because one city voted to raise the minimum wage.» E-Mail This
  • Who's In The Office? The American Workday In One Graph

    Quoctrung Bui
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:56 am
    What is the typical American workday? We take a look at how working hours change according to job type.» E-Mail This
  • Many Homeowners Still Qualify For Mortgage Relief

    Chris Arnold
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:44 am
    A federal program known as HARP could save homeowners who qualify to refinance an average $200 a month. But many who hear about it are suspicious, says Federal Housing Finance Agency chief Mel Watt.» E-Mail This
  • If You're Too Sick To Fly, Airlines Might Not Offer A Refund

    Christopher Elliott
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:39 am
    Airlines have the right to refuse a passenger suspected of having Ebola. But if you're sick with a contagious disease, what are your rights when it comes to canceling and refunds?» E-Mail This
  • Why Restaurant And Hotel Workers May Soon Get A Raise

    Quoctrung Bui
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:09 am
    Restaurants and hotels are posting new job openings faster than they can fill them. This is a promising sign for the economy.» E-Mail This
 
 
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    Religion

  • Plea To Ferguson's Leaders: To Help Heal, Acknowledge Our Hurt

    Michel Martin
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:53 am
    NPR's Michel Martin was invited by St. Louis Public Radio to moderate an intensely emotional community conversation around race, police tactics and leadership.» E-Mail This
  • Michel Martin Goes #BeyondFerguson

    NPR Staff
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:58 pm
    NPR and St. Louis Public Radio are in Ferguson, Mo., today for a community conversation about race and law enforcement. Follow here or join us on Twitter at 7 p.m. ET to discuss #BeyondFerguson.» E-Mail This
  • At Houses Of Worship, Women Serve Food For A Higher Purpose

    Anne Noyes Saini and Ramaa Reddy Raghavan
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Across the U.S., women work the kitchens of temples, mosques and Sikh gurudwaras, putting on both simple meals and complex feasts. They see their work as serving God by serving others.» E-Mail This
  • Iraqi Christian Village: From Sanctuary To Ghost Town In 2 Months

    Peter Kenyon
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:08 am
    Villagers in Al-Qosh opened homes and schools to Iraqis fleeing the advance of the Islamic State. But that was June. Now it's a ghost town, as silent as its 6th-century monastery.» E-Mail This
  • A Growing Backlash Against 'Amish Exploitation' In Pennsylvania

    Marie Cusick
    24 Aug 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Locals in Lancaster County, Pa. — where the Amish community plays a big part in agriculture and tourism — are speaking out against reality TV shows like Breaking Amish and Amish Mafia.» E-Mail This
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    Research News

  • More Evidence That ADHD Drugs Don't Curb Ultimate Height

    Katherine Hobson
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:03 am
    Some earlier research hinted that Ritalin and Adderall can hamper a child's growth. But a study of adults who took the drugs as kids now suggests any such effect is only temporary.» E-Mail This
  • Study Finds Nothing Special About Breakfast

    31 Aug 2014 | 4:46 am
    Maybe we don't need to eat our Wheaties. Linda Wertheimer talks to Emily Dhurandhar, lead author of a study that finds breakfast may not be the most important meal of the day.» E-Mail This
  • Scientists Study How We Evolved To Stand On Our Own Two Fins

    Scott Neuman
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:56 am
    They examined an African fish that can breathe air and walk on its fins, discovering insights into the transition from sea to land some 400 million years ago.» E-Mail This
  • Ebola Is Rapidly Mutating As It Spreads Across West Africa

    Michaeleen Doucleff
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:08 am
    For the first time, researchers have tracked the spread of Ebola, almost in real time, during an outbreak. The virus is quickly changing its genetic code. But it's unclear what the mutations mean.» E-Mail This
  • An Icy Solution To The Mystery Of The Slithering Stones

    Christopher Joyce
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:46 am
    In the moonscape of Death Valley, one mystery stands out: boulders that seem to creep along the desert floor when nobody's looking. Thanks to video and GPS, scientists now think they know why.» E-Mail This
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    Space

  • Veteran Space Shuttle Astronaut Steven Nagel Dies At 67

    Scott Neuman
    23 Aug 2014 | 10:42 am
    The Air Force colonel was among the first group selected by NASA to train for the space shuttle program. He went on to fly four missions, two as commander.» E-Mail This
  • In Search Of Alien Life? Seek Out The Smog

    Geoff Brumfiel
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:06 pm
    One of the worst byproducts of our industrial society is air pollution. It's a global problem that humans have yet to get under control. One scientist thinks we might not be alone, though. Alien civilizations may be polluting their worlds, and that pollution might be one way to detect them.» E-Mail This
  • Scientists Searching For Alien Air Pollution

    Geoff Brumfiel
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:12 am
    Looking for extraterrestrial smog may be a good way to search for alien intelligence, according to a Harvard researcher.» E-Mail This
  • When Venus Was Filled With Venusians — 50 Billion Of Them

    Robert Krulwich
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:49 am
    Look up at the night sky and ask, "Anybody there?" Then consider this answer (from the 1830s): There are 22 trillion individuals in our solar system.» E-Mail This
  • If You're Born In The Sky, What's Your Nationality? An Airplane Puzzler

    Robert Krulwich
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:03 am
    Suppose two Chinese parents get on an Australian airplane and, while flying over U.S. territory, they have a baby on the plane. Can that baby be an American citizen?» E-Mail This
 
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    Technology

  • X Prize Competition Could Make 'Tricorder' A Reality

    31 Aug 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Many Star Trek gadgets have made the journey from science fiction to real life. Arun Rath talks to Grant Campany about the X Prize Foundation's competition to bring the medical tricorder to life.» E-Mail This
  • Topping $11M, Coolest Cooler Breaks Kickstarter Record

    31 Aug 2014 | 4:46 am
    NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Ryan Grepper, creator of a cooler named Coolest, which has set a new record as the highest-grossing Kickstarter campaign.» E-Mail This
  • The Salmon Cannon: Easier Than Shooting Fish Out Of A Barrel

    Martha Ann Overland
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:23 am
    Alarmed by the rapid decline of wild salmon populations, a company has invented a novel way to help migratory fish over blocked rivers. It uses air pressure to fire them out of a cannon.» E-Mail This
  • New GoPro Camera Harness Captures Dog's-Eye View

    Tom Dreisbach
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:25 pm
    This past week, the camera maker GoPro unveiled the Fetch harness, which allows people to attach the durable cameras to their dogs. The company was inspired by some DIY efforts at pet videography.» E-Mail This
  • Beware: Your Uber Ride May Come With A Side Of Oversharing

    30 Aug 2014 | 2:25 pm
    The "sharing economy" has created a lot of solutions for cheap rides and places to stay. In a piece for Ozy.com, Pooja Bhatia writes about one undesired byproduct: oversharing.» E-Mail This
 
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    Digital Life

  • X Prize Competition Could Make 'Tricorder' A Reality

    31 Aug 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Many Star Trek gadgets have made the journey from science fiction to real life. Arun Rath talks to Grant Campany about the X Prize Foundation's competition to bring the medical tricorder to life.» E-Mail This
  • Tech Week: Uber's Tricks, JPMorgan Hacked & A Desk Microwave

    Elise Hu
    30 Aug 2014 | 1:45 am
    Also in this week's roundup, Amazon's $1 billion purchase surprises some tech watchers. Yet we're most excited about finding a way to avoid physical exertion at lunch.» E-Mail This
  • New Amazon Series Pilots Fall Short Of A TV Revolution

    Eric Deggans
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:03 pm
    NPR TV critic Eric Deggans ranks Amazon's new batch of five series pilots, asking why none of them seem to break the rules of TV quite enough to draw attention.» E-Mail This
  • Michel Martin Goes #BeyondFerguson

    NPR Staff
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:58 pm
    NPR and St. Louis Public Radio are in Ferguson, Mo., today for a community conversation about race and law enforcement. Follow here or join us on Twitter at 7 p.m. ET to discuss #BeyondFerguson.» E-Mail This
  • Kids And Screen Time: What Does The Research Say?

    Juana Summers
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:59 am
    Kids read emotions better after spending several days without electronic media, according to new research.» E-Mail This
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    Fresh Air

  • John Waters Hitchhikes Across America, And Lives To Write About It

    29 Aug 2014 | 10:14 am
    The 68-year-old film director hitchhiked from Baltimore to San Francisco for his book Carsick. He says hitchhiking is "the worst beauty regimen ever." Originally broadcast June 10.» E-Mail This
  • Florida-Grown Fiction: Hiaasen Satirizes The Sunshine State

    29 Aug 2014 | 10:14 am
    Novelist and Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen writes with passion about the state he loves. His book, Bad Monkey, is an offbeat murder mystery set in Key West. Originally broadcast June 13, 2013.» E-Mail This
  • Sarah Silverman Discusses Her Movie 'Jesus Is Magic'

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:55 am
    Silverman won the Emmy for best writing for a variety special for her HBO special We Are Miracles. In 2005, she spoke with Fresh Air about her movie based on her acts in New York and Los Angeles.» E-Mail This
  • Louis C.K. Reflects On 'Louie,' Loss, Love And Life

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:55 am
    C.K. won an Emmy for outstanding writing in a comedy series for an episode on his FX show Louie. In 2011, C.K. told Fresh Air about making his comedy special and his relationship with other comedians.» E-Mail This
  • Aaron Paul On Playing A Meth Dealer On 'Breaking Bad'

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:55 am
    Paul won the Emmy for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series for playing student-turned-drug dealer Jesse Pinkman. In 2011, he said his character was supposed to die in the first season.» E-Mail This
 
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