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    NPR: World

  • Norway Becoming First Country To Eliminate FM Radio

    Miles Parks
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:01 pm
    The switch from analog to digital radio offers more channels at a fraction of the cost, the government says.» E-Mail This
  • Mediterranean Migration Crisis Represents Scope Of Smuggling Business

    20 Apr 2015 | 2:32 pm
    NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Leonard Doyle of the International Organization for Migration, which estimates that more than 21,000 migrants have made it to Europe since the beginning of the year.» E-Mail This
  • When Danish Cows See Fresh Spring Pasture, They Jump For Joy

    Sidsel Overgaard
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Thousands of spectators gather every April to see ecstatic cows return to fields on organic farms around Denmark. The organic industry says the event has helped fuel demand for organic foods.» E-Mail This
  • European Leaders Address Migrant Crisis In Mediterranean

    Lauren Frayer
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:26 pm
    European leaders say they have come up with a plan in response to the flood of migrants crossing the Mediterranean sea from Africa. If the death toll is confirmed in the latest tragedy Sunday, as many as 1,800 people have died making the perilous crossing to Europe so far this year.» E-Mail This
  • Trial Of Former Auschwitz Guard To Begin In Germany

    Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:26 pm
    The trial begins Tuesday of a 93-year-old man who is accused of committing war crimes while working at Auschwitz. There are doubts that he will live long enough for the trial to be completed.» E-Mail This
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    Weekend Edition Saturday

  • Advice For Beleaguered Battleground State Residents: Leave Town

    Linda Wertheimer
    18 Apr 2015 | 6:10 am
    With the presidential campaign season already underway, NPR's Linda Wertheimer has a hot tip for swing state voters feeling besieged: Rent your house to a political operative and take a vacation.» E-Mail This
  • Wordless Ads Speak Volumes In 'Unbranded' Images Of Women

    NPR Staff
    18 Apr 2015 | 4:43 am
    Artist Hank Willis Thomas strips slogans and brands off ads to create images that expose American preoccupations. His last series focused on African-Americans; his new work features white women.» E-Mail This
  • The Week In Sports: The Cubs Next Big Thing

    18 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    NPR's Tom Goldman joins host Linda Wertheimer to talk about the NBA playoffs — is a Cleveland championship in the offing? — and Kris Bryant's debut on the diamond with the Chicago Cubs.» E-Mail This
  • Culinary Siblings Give Pasta A Healthy Makeover

    18 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    In a low-carb world, pasta has issues. But it's poised for a comeback, say Joseph Bastianich and Tanya Bastianich Manuali, who talk with NPR's Linda Wertheimer about their cookbook, Healthy Pasta.» E-Mail This
  • Formerly Homeless Vet And His Dad Remember His Darkest Moments

    NPR Staff
    18 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    When Marine Cpl. Zach Stiles returned from Iraq, he couldn't sleep, hold down a job or pay rent. He and his father sat down with StoryCorps to talk, for the first time, about his life after the war.» E-Mail This
 
 
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    Children's Health

  • You Don't Want To Mess With An Angry Mother

    Jason Beaubien
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Phyllis Omido's toddler had a mysterious ailment. After doctors came up with a diagnosis, she set out to shut down a Kenyan polluter. Now she's won the Goldman Environmental Prize for her work.» E-Mail This
  • Doctors Don't Always Ask About Pet-Related Health Risks

    Nancy Shute
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:07 pm
    People can pick up germs and parasites from their pets, and some of them can be nasty. Health care providers for all species could do a better job of communicating the risks, a study finds.» E-Mail This
  • See Priya Cook: Gender Bias Pervades Textbooks Worldwide

    Maanvi Singh
    19 Apr 2015 | 4:03 am
    In almost every corner of the world, women are either completely written out of school books, or they're portrayed in stereotypical, subservient roles, a report says. What will it take to fix this?» E-Mail This
  • E-Cigarettes Grow In Popularity Among Teen Students, Survey Says

    Debbie Elliott
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:03 am
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its annual youth tobacco survey. Among the findings: The use of electronic cigarettes has tripled among U.S. teenagers in the last year.» E-Mail This
  • Use Of E-Cigarettes Triples Among U.S. Teens

    Rob Stein
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:19 pm
    Even as the use of traditional cigarettes and most other tobacco products dipped or stayed the same from 2013 to 2014, the use of e-cigarettes climbed among students in high school and middle school.» E-Mail This
 
 
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    NPR: Food

  • When Danish Cows See Fresh Spring Pasture, They Jump For Joy

    Sidsel Overgaard
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Thousands of spectators gather every April to see ecstatic cows return to fields on organic farms around Denmark. The organic industry says the event has helped fuel demand for organic foods.» E-Mail This
  • Appetite For Gulf Seafood Is Back, But The Crabs And Oysters Aren't

    Laine Kaplan-Levenson
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:32 pm
    Five years after the BP oil spill, the public has stopped asking whether seafood from the Gulf is safe to eat. But now there's a supply issue, and fishermen worry about the future of their industry.» E-Mail This
  • This Robot Chef Has Mastered Crab Bisque

    NPR Staff
    19 Apr 2015 | 2:20 am
    The system, a pair of robotic arms, learned to cook by mimicking the motions of a top chef. Even though it can't smell or taste, its maker says the robot should be able to make 2,000 meals by 2017.» E-Mail This
  • Late Chicago Chef Sought To Open 'A New Page In Gastronomy'

    NPR Staff
    18 Apr 2015 | 2:34 pm
    A star of molecular gastronomy, Homaro Cantu, 38, took his own life this week. Cantu owned a Michelin-starred restaurant, but he also wanted to cure world hunger and improve Americans' eating habits.» E-Mail This
  • Culinary Siblings Give Pasta A Healthy Makeover

    18 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    In a low-carb world, pasta has issues. But it's poised for a comeback, say Joseph Bastianich and Tanya Bastianich Manuali, who talk with NPR's Linda Wertheimer about their cookbook, Healthy Pasta.» E-Mail This
 
 
 
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    Music Videos

  • KEXP Presents: A Place To Bury Strangers

    Jim Beckmann
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:04 pm
    One of New York's loudest bands brings dark melodies and a wild light show to the KEXP studio.» E-Mail This
  • Sheer Mag, 'Fan The Flames'

    Lars Gotrich
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:52 am
    The Philly rock band returns after last year's killer single with another that answers the question, "What if we gave this Thin Lizzy riff a disco beat?"» E-Mail This
  • Jessie Ware: Tiny Desk Concert

    Bob Boilen
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:41 am
    Ware's singing brings warmth to electronic music and a swooning quality to her own pop, so it's no surprise that her visit to the Tiny Desk was filled with casual poise and spontaneity.» E-Mail This
  • Rosa Díaz: Tiny Desk Concert

    Felix Contreras
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:03 am
    The singer's lyrics reflect deeply felt emotions in this sophisticated, passionate performance with cellist Daniel de Jesus.» E-Mail This
  • KCRW Presents: Ride

    Jason Bentley
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Watch the British band, which just reunited after 20 years, as it performs "Leave Them All Behind."» E-Mail This
 
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    Concerts

  • Jessie Ware: Tiny Desk Concert

    Bob Boilen
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:41 am
    Ware's singing brings warmth to electronic music and a swooning quality to her own pop, so it's no surprise that her visit to the Tiny Desk was filled with casual poise and spontaneity.» E-Mail This
  • Simón Bolívar Big Band Jazz In Concert

    15 Apr 2015 | 4:45 pm
    The flagship jazz band of Venezuelan youth music education program El Sistema presents both American jazz masters and Venezuelan composer. It performs at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City.» E-Mail This
  • Carnegie Hall Live: Jordi Savall And Le Concert Des Nations

    Brian Wise
    15 Apr 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Hear a consummate master of early music, conductor and viola da gamba player Jordi Savall, lead his ensemble Le Concert des Nations in an exhilarating array of 17th- and 18th-century French music.» E-Mail This
  • Live Tonight: KCRW Presents Alabama Shakes, In Concert

    15 Apr 2015 | 9:06 am
    Watch Brittany Howard and her crew perform songs from their new album, Sound & Color, during a live video webcast on Monday, April 20, at 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT).» E-Mail This
  • Shamir, Live In Concert: SXSW 2015

    Stephen Thompson
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:06 am
    Sporting a Yo Gabba Gabba T-shirt, Shamir clearly came to have a blast at our SXSW showcase. Watch him perform three songs from his upcoming album, Ratchet.» E-Mail This
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    Classical

  • Julia Wolfe Wins Music Pulitzer For 'Anthracite Fields'

    Tom Huizenga
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:23 pm
    The composer is the second from the new-music collective Bang on a Can to win the award with a choral work. Her oratorio explores the lives of coal miners and their families a century ago.» E-Mail This
  • Carnegie Hall Live: Jordi Savall And Le Concert Des Nations

    Brian Wise
    15 Apr 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Hear a consummate master of early music, conductor and viola da gamba player Jordi Savall, lead his ensemble Le Concert des Nations in an exhilarating array of 17th- and 18th-century French music.» E-Mail This
  • The Hypnotic Groove Of Xenakis

    Tom Huizenga
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:33 am
    The modernist composer's solo percussion music — fueled by quick pulses in bongos and the fat punctuations of bass drums — flows in a new recording.» E-Mail This
  • From Ballrooms To Concert Halls, Mexico Kept This Cuban Style Alive

    Betto Arcos
    10 Apr 2015 | 11:03 pm
    Born in Cuba in the late 1800s, danzón had couples gliding in a kind of formal square dance a century later.» E-Mail This
  • Twitter Outrage Takes Toronto, Canceling Two Pianists

    Anastasia Tsioulcas
    9 Apr 2015 | 6:23 pm
    Classical pianist Valentina Lisitsa is a YouTube star. Reactions to her divisive and fiercely political Twitter account became the catalyst for a string of problems at the Toronto Symphony.» E-Mail This
 
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    Jazz

  • The 2015 NEA Jazz Masters Concert

    20 Apr 2015 | 3:12 pm
    In a performance at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Carla Bley, George Coleman, Charles Lloyd and Joe Segal are recognized for their lifetimes of artistry and service to the music. Watch at 7:30 p.m. EDT.» E-Mail This
  • Jazz's 'Sound Seeker' Finds Ancient Strings From Hungary And Greece

    NPR Staff
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:29 am
    Saxophonist Charles Lloyd has built his career on merging musical styles, places and times. For his latest album, the newly minted NEA Jazz Master worked in two old European instruments.» E-Mail This
  • Henry Mancini On Piano Jazz

    17 Apr 2015 | 8:22 am
    In a 1985 session, the composer, arranger and pianist plays "Days Of Wine And Roses" and other favorites.» E-Mail This
  • Celebrating Billie Holiday's Centennial With Cassandra Wilson

    17 Apr 2015 | 7:01 am
    On a new album, one of today's top singers turns her blues, country and folk-tinged delivery on Holiday's songbook. Jazz Night catches Wilson live in concert, and catches up with key collaborators.» E-Mail This
  • Simón Bolívar Big Band Jazz In Concert

    15 Apr 2015 | 4:45 pm
    The flagship jazz band of Venezuelan youth music education program El Sistema presents both American jazz masters and Venezuelan composer. It performs at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City.» E-Mail This
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    Rock

  • 'Sound & Color' A Bold Leap Forward For Alabama Shakes

    Tom Moon
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:40 pm
    On their new album, the band's backing musicians match the intensity of lead singer Brittany Howard.» E-Mail This
  • KEXP Presents: A Place To Bury Strangers

    Jim Beckmann
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:04 pm
    One of New York's loudest bands brings dark melodies and a wild light show to the KEXP studio.» E-Mail This
  • Sheer Mag, 'Fan The Flames'

    Lars Gotrich
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:52 am
    The Philly rock band returns after last year's killer single with another that answers the question, "What if we gave this Thin Lizzy riff a disco beat?"» E-Mail This
  • Randy Newman On Mountain Stage

    20 Apr 2015 | 11:02 am
    The show dips into its 30-year archive to revisit the singer-songwriter's first appearance in 1999.» E-Mail This
  • World Cafe Next: Emil Friis

    20 Apr 2015 | 10:49 am
    The Danish musician originally wrote this music for a French gangster film that didn't pan out.» E-Mail This
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    Hip-Hop

  • Hank Shocklee: 'We Had Something to Prove'

    Ali Shaheed Muhammad
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Public Enemy producer Hank Shocklee talks about hip-hop's often overlooked influence on technology and the current state of the genre with Microphone Check.» E-Mail This
  • In Compton, Boogie Just Wants To Empower His Neighborhood

    16 Apr 2015 | 11:58 am
    The rapper's son has changed Boogie's outlook on life: "I need to show him that he can be strong where he at and make a difference in this world."» E-Mail This
  • Heems: 'If Someone's Got To Do It, It Should Be Me'

    Ali Shaheed Muhammad
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:03 am
    "It's when you step out of the community that you get to look at it through a lens where you might be able to help," says the Queens rapper. "But then you're so far out of it, how do you get back in?"» E-Mail This
  • First Listen: The Alchemist & Oh No, 'Welcome To Los Santos'

    Andrew Matson
    12 Apr 2015 | 8:03 pm
    Sprawling over 14 songs and two dozen vocal acts, Welcome To Los Santos still holds together as a diverse, modern West Coast rap album, complete with heavy rock, electro and funk influences.» E-Mail This
  • Your Song Of The Week: Kendrick Lamar's 'King Kunta'

    Robin Hilton
    10 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    This week we're introducing a mini-podcast from All Songs Considered for conversations about news, songs, musicians that have captured our imagination.» E-Mail This
 
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    World

  • Stromae, 'Carmen'

    Anastasia Tsioulcas
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    The international superstar puts social media in the cross hairs in his latest video. Watch this thought-provoking animated short from the director of The Triplets of Belleville.» E-Mail This
  • Latitudes: The International Music You Must Hear Now

    Anastasia Tsioulcas
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:41 am
    From a rebooted Romanian band to a simmering cauldron of pan-Atlantic sounds, hear five don't-miss tracks from around the globe.» E-Mail This
  • World Cafe Next: BKO Quintet

    30 Mar 2015 | 9:20 am
    Hear and download two songs from a Malian band that modernizes traditional music.» E-Mail This
  • DJ Betto Arcos Spices Up The Accordion

    NPR Staff
    29 Mar 2015 | 2:21 pm
    The Global Village host is back with a stack of music that tests the sonic limits of the squeezebox.» E-Mail This
  • Stromae, Live In Concert: SXSW 2015

    Stephen Thompson
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:12 am
    After an NPR staffer led Stromae through the crowd prior to his set, she likened the experience to walking John Lennon through the crowd at the height of Beatlemania.» E-Mail This
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    Your Money

  • Hillary Clinton Supports Amendment To Get Hidden Money Out Of Politics

    Peter Overby
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:57 pm
    Clinton called campaign finance reform one of the "four big fights" of her campaign. But does this idea of a constitutional amendment to restrict or eliminate big money stand a chance?» E-Mail This
  • When Rates Turn Negative, Banks Pay Customers To Borrow

    John Ydstie
    14 Apr 2015 | 2:26 pm
    European interest rates are being pushed so low — to less than zero — that some banks are paying borrowers to take loans. Such low rates are aimed at boosting Europe's economy, but there are risks.» E-Mail This
  • Big Bills A Hidden Side Effect Of Cancer Treatment

    Sarah Jane Tribble
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:17 am
    Cancer treatment is increasingly expensive, even for patients who have insurance. Some doctors advocate discussing the costs of cancer treatment as they would hair loss, pain or other side effects.» E-Mail This
  • John Hancock Hopes You'll Trade Activity Data For Insurance Discounts

    Krishnadev Calamur
    8 Apr 2015 | 8:33 am
    Life insurance customers will receive discounts each year based on their activity levels. The practice is used in Australia, Europe, Singapore and South Africa. But privacy experts are concerned.» E-Mail This
  • The Risky Boom In Carefree Social Payment Apps

    Noah Nelson
    7 Apr 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Lots of young adults are using apps like Venmo to settle all kinds of debts. As the apps get more popular, they've become targets for scammers and hackers. But that hasn't seemed to scare away users.» E-Mail This
 
 
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    Religion

  • Shroud Of Turin Goes Back On Display In Italy For A Limited Engagement

    Scott Neuman
    19 Apr 2015 | 7:53 am
    The 14-by-3.5-foot cloth, believed by many faithful to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, will be shown to the public until June 24.» E-Mail This
  • Pope 'Considering' Cuba Visit, Vatican Says

    Scott Neuman
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:37 am
    The Holy See is in talks for Francis to make a trip to the island nation in September. The pontiff helped forge a breakthrough in relations between Havana and Washington.» E-Mail This
  • Vatican Ends Battle With U.S. Nuns

    Sylvia Poggioli
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:03 am
    The Vatican took over the Leadership Conference of Women Religious three years ago claiming the group undermined Catholic teaching while promoting "certain radical feminist themes."» E-Mail This
  • They Speak Hebrew And Keep Kosher: The Left-Behind Ethiopian Jews

    Gregory Warner
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:17 pm
    Two years ago, Israel ended with great fanfare a program that brought tens of thousands of Ethiopian Jews to Israel. But many are in limbo, separated from family, the result of stricter religious law.» E-Mail This
  • Vatican Ends Scrutiny Of U.S. Nuns

    Krishnadev Calamur
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:53 am
    It's an abrupt conclusion to a five-year doctrinal overhaul of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, the main umbrella group for nuns in the U.S., that began in 2012.» E-Mail This
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    Research News

  • Why Handsome Men May Be At A Disadvantage When It Comes To Hiring

    Shankar Vedantam
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:01 am
    Researchers have known that beautiful people have advantages. But experiments find that in many hiring and evaluation decisions, being a good looking man can be a distinct disadvantage.» E-Mail This
  • See Priya Cook: Gender Bias Pervades Textbooks Worldwide

    Maanvi Singh
    19 Apr 2015 | 4:03 am
    In almost every corner of the world, women are either completely written out of school books, or they're portrayed in stereotypical, subservient roles, a report says. What will it take to fix this?» E-Mail This
  • Gazing Into Those Puppy-Dog Eyes May Actually Be Good For You

    Geoff Brumfiel
    18 Apr 2015 | 2:34 pm
    Gazing into your dog's eyes apparently triggers happy feelings in both parties - suggesting that dogs really may love us back. (This piece originally aired on All Things Considered on April 16, 2015.)» E-Mail This
  • Setting The Record Straight On The Phrase 'Gateway Drug'

    18 Apr 2015 | 2:34 pm
    Denise Kandel coined the term, often associated with marijuana, in a research paper 40 years ago. But her work suggested nicotine, not pot, was most likely to lead to the use of harder drugs.» E-Mail This
  • Use Of E-Cigarettes Triples Among U.S. Teens

    Rob Stein
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:19 pm
    Even as the use of traditional cigarettes and most other tobacco products dipped or stayed the same from 2013 to 2014, the use of e-cigarettes climbed among students in high school and middle school.» E-Mail This
 
 
 
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