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  • 'Crippling' Snowfall Predicted As Storm Hits Northeast

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    Bill Chappell
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:24 pm
    In areas such as New York City, the worst of the snow is expected to hit around midnight. The next time the city will have less than a 50 percent chance of snow won't come until 3 p.m. ET Tuesday.» E-Mail This
  • 'Crippling' Snowfall Predicted As Storm Hits Northeast

    NPR Most Emailed
    Bill Chappell
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:24 pm
    In areas such as New York City, the worst of the snow is expected to hit around midnight. The next time the city will have less than a 50 percent chance of snow won't come until 3 p.m. ET Tuesday.» E-Mail This
  • New Technology Immerses Audiences At Sundance Film Festival

    NPR: Arts & Life
    Mandalit del Barco
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    From flying like a bird to walking through a refugee camp in Syria, virtual reality has enabled journalists, filmmakers and artists to immerse their audience in their stories like never before.» E-Mail This
  • Intended For Millennials, Dish's Sling TV Is A Cord Cutter's Dream

    NPR: Business
    Eric Deggans
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Dish Network soon debuts its Sling TV streaming service, with a small group of cable channels for $20 a month. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans tried it and says Sling TV is a welcome challenge to cable.» E-Mail This
  • On The Ant Highway, There's Never A Backup

    NPR: Science
    Joe Palca
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    A team of Indian physicists has made a mathematical model that purports to explain why ants don't have traffic jams. NPR's Joe Palca explains as part of his series, Joe's Big Idea.» E-Mail This
 
 
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    NPR: Business

  • Intended For Millennials, Dish's Sling TV Is A Cord Cutter's Dream

    Eric Deggans
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Dish Network soon debuts its Sling TV streaming service, with a small group of cable channels for $20 a month. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans tried it and says Sling TV is a welcome challenge to cable.» E-Mail This
  • 2015 Will Continue Streak Of Shrinking U.S. Budget Deficit

    Bill Chappell
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:20 pm
    The federal budget deficit will fall in 2015, the sixth consecutive year of decreases relative to the overall economy, according to new figures by the Congressional Budget Office.» E-Mail This
  • Just Plane Sad: A Show Of Support For SkyMall

    Elise Hu
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:20 pm
    News last week that SkyMall's parent company has filed for bankruptcy protection inspired an outpouring of odes to the kitschy in-flight catalog.» E-Mail This
  • Greece's Left-Wing Prime Minister Takes Charge

    Krishnadev Calamur
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:01 am
    Alexis Tsipras, who led Syriza to a momentous win in the parliamentary election, was sworn in today amid fears about what his win means for the country's bailout agreements with the European Union.» E-Mail This
  • Sling TV Could Be Cable-Cutter's Dream

    Eric Deggans
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:17 am
    Sling TV launches in a few weeks. That's the new streaming service from Dish that allows viewers to stream content previously only available through cable.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Opinion

  • Week In Politics: State Of The Union, Iran, Israel

    23 Jan 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Robert Siegel talks to regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss President Obama's State of the Union address, Vice President Biden's future, and the U.S.' relationships with Iran and Israel.» E-Mail This
  • Debate: Is Amazon The Reader's Friend?

    NPR Staff
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:01 pm
    Two teams of editors and writers, including best-selling author Scott Turow, face off over Amazon's influence over the publishing industry, in the latest debate from Intelligence Squared U.S.» E-Mail This
  • Frank Deford To The NBA: Who's On Worst?

    Frank Deford
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:58 pm
    Commentator Frank Deford marvels at the topsy-turvy nature of the NBA this season; some usually mediocre teams are at the top, and some usually great teams are collectively having an off year.» E-Mail This
  • Week In Politics: State Of The Union Preview, Romney, Immigration

    16 Jan 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Audie Cornish talks to regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss President Obama's early rollout of the State of the Union, Romney and the GOP race to the White House, and the House vote on immigration.» E-Mail This
  • Remembering A 'Giant': 'Everything We Did, We Did Together'

    NPR Staff
    16 Jan 2015 | 12:25 am
    Colleen Kelly Starkloff was working at a nursing home when she met her future husband. He was quadriplegic. His disability was only one of the obstacles they overcame to having a family.» E-Mail This
 
 
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    Weekend Edition Sunday

  • The Potential Impact Of Big Data On Medicine

    Amy Standen
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:04 am
    Some researchers say big data could change the way medical research is done and the way individual doctors make medical decisions. Others say it raises too many questions when it comes to medicine.» E-Mail This
  • Super Bowl Talk (Other Than Ball Deflation)

    25 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    The Super Bowl is one week away. What would we be talking about if we weren't talking about deflated footballs? Mike Pesca of Slate.com joins NPR's Rachel Martin to answer that question.» E-Mail This
  • A Puzzle Full Of Air

    Will Shortz
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Every answer today is a word starting with the letters A-R, which you will identify from its anagram. For example, given AR plus ROB, the answer would be "arbor."» E-Mail This
  • At Its Core, Warped Family Drama 'Mommy' Is 'A Story Of Love'

    NPR Staff
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    In his award-winning film, Xavier Dolan, 25, tackles the relationship between a single mom and her troubled son. He says, "I feel like I knew this kid. ... He's just the worst version of who I was."» E-Mail This
  • Threats Build Against Journalists In Afghanistan

    25 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    A new report by Human Rights Watch details the dangers Afghan journalists face from the Taliban. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Najib Sharifi about the government's failure to protect journalists.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Books

  • These 13 'Almost Famous Women' Stirred Up Trouble, Or Trouble Found Them

    Maureen Corrigan
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:14 am
    Megan Mayhew Bergman's stories about historical women are littered with bad-girl paraphernalia, like smashed-up motorcycles and morphine needles. In this collection, their lives are richly imagined.» E-Mail This
  • 'Ghettoside' Explores Why Murders Are Invisible In Los Angeles

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:14 am
    In her new book, journalist Jill Leovy studies the epidemic of unsolved murders in African-American neighborhoods and the relationships between police and victims' relatives, witnesses and suspects.» E-Mail This
  • In 'Fatherland,' A Daughter Outlines Her Dad's Radicalization

    NPR Staff
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:12 pm
    Falling in love with your handsome pen pal, moving overseas to marry him, then finding out he's part of a terrorist organization: That's the Bunjevac family story, told in a new graphic memoir.» E-Mail This
  • For A Taste Of Grimdark, Visit The 'Land Fit For Heroes'

    Genevieve Valentine
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:03 am
    Richard K. Morgan's epic sword-and-planet (and alien technology) Land Fit for Heroes series is a good introduction to grimdark, a subgenre that aims to show the gritty underside of fantasy fiction.» E-Mail This
  • In Winter, Keeping Warm With Beloved Books

    Juan Vidal
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:03 am
    Critic Juan Vidal says winter is a time for turning inward and warding off the chill with your favorite books, the ones you return to over and over again when the days get shorter and snow closes in.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Economy

  • 2015 Will Continue Streak Of Shrinking U.S. Budget Deficit

    Bill Chappell
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:20 pm
    The federal budget deficit will fall in 2015, the sixth consecutive year of decreases relative to the overall economy, according to new figures by the Congressional Budget Office.» E-Mail This
  • Greece's Left-Wing Prime Minister Takes Charge

    Krishnadev Calamur
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:01 am
    Alexis Tsipras, who led Syriza to a momentous win in the parliamentary election, was sworn in today amid fears about what his win means for the country's bailout agreements with the European Union.» E-Mail This
  • Greek Voters Usher Leftist Party Into Office

    Joanna Kakissis
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:04 am
    Greece's radical left Syriza party is the first anti-austerity party to win elections in Europe, throwing into doubt whether the troubled country stays the course on an international austerity plan.» E-Mail This
  • Anti-Austerity Leftists Win Greek Election

    Scott Neuman
    25 Jan 2015 | 6:39 am
    The leftist Syriza party, which has vowed to roll back EU-mandated austerity measures, have edged out the ruling center-right party of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.» E-Mail This
  • Foe Of 'Fiscal Waterboarding' Leads Going Into Greek Election

    Joanna Kakissis
    24 Jan 2015 | 5:42 am
    If elected on Sunday, Syriza would be the first anti-austerity party to come to power in the Eurozone. But it would still have to pay off Greece's debt and help the country out of a deep depression.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Games & Humor

  • Sandwich Monday: Girl Scout Cookie Coffeemate

    Ian Chillag
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:57 pm
    For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try Girl Scout Cookies in a new form. Coffeemate has somehow blended them into nondairy creamer, so you can start your day the disturbing way.» E-Mail This
  • A Puzzle Full Of Air

    Will Shortz
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Every answer today is a word starting with the letters A-R, which you will identify from its anagram. For example, given AR plus ROB, the answer would be "arbor."» E-Mail This
  • Between The Laughs, South African Comedian Hopes To Educate

    NPR Staff
    24 Jan 2015 | 2:02 pm
    Trevor Noah, a new international correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, turns a sharp eye on American policy — while answering the questions about world news that people are afraid to ask.» E-Mail This
  • Not My Job: We Quiz Funk Legend George Clinton On The British Parliament

    24 Jan 2015 | 8:08 am
    Clinton, the founding father of funk, is the creator of the bands Parliament and Funkadelic. We'll ask him three questions about another kind of parliament — namely, the British Parliament.» E-Mail This
  • State Of Mind

    22 Jan 2015 | 8:02 am
    Get on that midnight train to...North Korea?? Guess what US state actually completes these lyrics as Jonathan Coulton sings famous songs with the wrong geographic regions in their titles.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Iraq

  • ISIS Demands $200 Million Ransom For Japanese Hostages

    Peter Kenyon
    20 Jan 2015 | 1:26 pm
    The Japanese government is facing a ransom demand of $200 million for the lives of two Japanese men held by the self-described Islamic State. The demand was made in a video posted online, in which a hooded fighter gave Japan 72 hours to come up with the money.» E-Mail This
  • ISIS Frees 200 Elderly Yazidis; Reportedly 'Too Expensive To Feed'

    Scott Neuman
    18 Jan 2015 | 6:07 am
    The mostly infirm refugees from the religious minority were released by the self-declared Islamic State. Speculation is that they had become a burden to the militants.» E-Mail This
  • Is U.S. Gaining Or Losing Ground Against ISIS?

    15 Jan 2015 | 2:12 pm
    Is the U.S. gaining or losing ground in its bombing campaign against ISIS? Audie Cornish puts the question to Jennifer Cafarella, a fellow at the Institute for the Study of War.» E-Mail This
  • Hundreds Of U.S. Military Trainers Headed For Iraq

    Tom Bowman
    15 Jan 2015 | 1:46 pm
    They are expected to head to Iraq in the coming weeks to build up an Iraqi Army that has all but fallen apart. The additional American soldiers and Marines will work out of an ever-expanding number of training sites around the country. U.S. officials expect ground operations sometime in the spring to take back territory seized by the so-called Islamic State.» E-Mail This
  • France 'At War With Jihadism And Radical Islamism,' Prime Minister Says

    Krishnadev Calamur
    13 Jan 2015 | 1:04 pm
    But Manuel Valls said the country wasn't at war with ordinary Muslims or their religion. His remarks came ahead of a 488-to-1 vote to reauthorize French airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Media

  • Intended For Millennials, Dish's Sling TV Is A Cord Cutter's Dream

    Eric Deggans
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Dish Network soon debuts its Sling TV streaming service, with a small group of cable channels for $20 a month. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans tried it and says Sling TV is a welcome challenge to cable.» E-Mail This
  • Just Plane Sad: A Show Of Support For SkyMall

    Elise Hu
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:20 pm
    News last week that SkyMall's parent company has filed for bankruptcy protection inspired an outpouring of odes to the kitschy in-flight catalog.» E-Mail This
  • A GOP Weekend, Courtesy Of The Koch Network And Citizens United

    Peter Overby
    25 Jan 2015 | 6:24 am
    Contenders for the 2016 presidential race spoke at Saturday's Iowa Freedom Summit, and on Sunday night, Sens. Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul will participate in a live-streamed discussion.» E-Mail This
  • Threats Build Against Journalists In Afghanistan

    25 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    A new report by Human Rights Watch details the dangers Afghan journalists face from the Taliban. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Najib Sharifi about the government's failure to protect journalists.» E-Mail This
  • Facebook Aims To Weed Fakes From Your News Feed

    24 Jan 2015 | 5:42 am
    No, Macauley Culkin didn't die — that was a fake news story you saw on Facebook. This week, Facebook added a feature for reporting hoaxes. NPR's Laura Sydell explains the details to Scott Simon.» E-Mail This
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    NPR: Movies

  • At Sundance, 'Project Syria' Puts Viewers In Center Of Conflict

    26 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    At the Sundance Film Festival, "Project Syria" places participants in Aleppo during a rocket blast and later in a Syrian refugee camp. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with project lead Nonny de la Pena.» E-Mail This
  • New Technology Immerses Audiences At Sundance Film Festival

    Mandalit del Barco
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    From flying like a bird to walking through a refugee camp in Syria, virtual reality has enabled journalists, filmmakers and artists to immerse their audience in their stories like never before.» E-Mail This
  • It'd Be No 'Folly' To Remake This Musical Classic

    Bob Mondello
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Now that the Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods has made more than $100 million at the box office in just three weeks, NPR's movie critic Bob Mondello has a modest musical proposal.» E-Mail This
  • Behind The Oscars, An Academy Lacking Variety

    25 Jan 2015 | 2:12 pm
    Membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are largely white, male and older than 60 years old. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Darnell Hunt of UCLA about how the lack of diversity affects their decisions.» E-Mail This
  • Got $15 Million? Actor Rowan Atkinson Has A Car For Sale

    Scott Neuman
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:58 pm
    The actor who most famously plays Mr. Bean wrecked the high-performance car back in 2011. Luckily, he wasn't seriously injured. But it did cost him $1.4 million to get it fixed.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Music

  • George Ezra: Listen To This Man, He'll Make You Swoon

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Ezra has a voice that can float high and delicate, but it can also wade deep. His debut album, Wanted On Voyage, is named for the words inscribed on Paddington Bear's suitcase.» E-Mail This
  • Carnegie Hall Live: The Chicago Symphony Plays A Colorful Concert

    Brian Wise
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:59 am
    Hear the CSO and its charismatic conductor Riccardo Muti in a program showing the muscle and subtlety of the of orchestra in music by Scriabin, Debussy and Mendelssohn.» E-Mail This
  • From Prog-Rock Pioneer To Kitsch King: Remembering Demis Roussos

    Anastasia Tsioulcas
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:04 am
    Greek songman Demis Roussos lived an enormously colorful life, from his start as a prog-rock pioneer to being held captive by Hezbollah terrorists. He died Sunday at age 68 in Athens.» E-Mail This
  • Metropolis: 1/24/15

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:03 am
    KCRW's Jason Bentley spins music by Panda Bear, A-Trak, Gorgon City and more in a two-hour EDM mix.» E-Mail This
  • World Cafe Next: Viet Cong

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:46 am
    The Canadian rock band's debut is harsh and stormy. Hear and download two songs from Viet Cong here.» E-Mail This
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    Music Videos

  • KEXP Presents: Meatbodies

    Jim Beckmann
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:33 am
    The band lifts the riff-heavy "Mountain" from sludgy depths into a woozy, psychedelic headspace.» E-Mail This
  • Girlpool, 'Chinatown'

    Lars Gotrich
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:52 am
    When Harmony Tividad and Cleo Tucker harmonize, it's like a lightning bolt to the gut.» E-Mail This
  • Andrew Combs, 'Nothing To Lose'

    Ann Powers
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:03 am
    For any young artist, an important leap happens when influences are absorbed and the act of mining the past transforms into something personal.» E-Mail This
  • KCRW Presents: The Budos Band

    Jason Bentley
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:03 am
    Watch the Afro-soul collective perform "The Sticks" live on Morning Becomes Eclectic.» E-Mail This
  • Rubblebucket: Tiny Desk Concert

    Bob Boilen
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:18 pm
    Even without its confetti cannon, the band brings a fun mix of brass and brash to the NPR offices.» E-Mail This
 
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    Concerts

  • Carnegie Hall Live: The Chicago Symphony Plays A Colorful Concert

    Brian Wise
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:59 am
    Hear the CSO and its charismatic conductor Riccardo Muti in a program showing the muscle and subtlety of the of orchestra in music by Scriabin, Debussy and Mendelssohn.» E-Mail This
  • A David Murray Double Bill

    Patrick Jarenwattananon
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:30 pm
    The monstrously talented and astoundingly prolific tenor saxophonist returned to New York this winter to present a four-clarinet summit and a new trio with Geri Allen and Terri Lyne Carrington.» E-Mail This
  • Our Point Of View At Le Poisson Rouge

    Patrick Jarenwattananon
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:02 pm
    The supergroup of contemporary Blue Note Records artists — names like Robert Glasper, Lionel Loueke and Ambrose Akinmusire — gather together for a program of originals and Blue Note classics.» E-Mail This
  • Prestige Records' 65th Anniversary Party

    14 Jan 2015 | 11:57 pm
    A half century ago, a small but important label recorded Miles, Trane, Sonny and Monk. A trio led by the rising star drummer Jamison Ross takes on classics from the Prestige catalog.» E-Mail This
  • Butler, Bernstein And The Hot 9 At Jazz Standard

    Patrick Jarenwattananon
    14 Jan 2015 | 11:31 pm
    One comes from a line of New Orleans piano geniuses. Another comes from New York's downtown scene. They bonded over old jazz, and together, inject modern twists into early repertoire.» E-Mail This
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    Music Lists

  • Swan Songs: Classical Musicians We Lost In 2014

    Tom Huizenga
    9 Jan 2015 | 5:35 am
    From composers and conductors to instrumentalists, singers and critics, the classical music world said goodbye to many masterful musicians last year.» E-Mail This
  • 662 Shows In 365 Days: Bob Boilen's Year In Concerts

    Bob Boilen
    9 Jan 2015 | 5:03 am
    The All Songs Considered host saw 555 different bands play in 144 venues across 16 cities over the course of 2014. Here is the list of his favorites.» E-Mail This
  • 5 Locally Grown Projects At Winter Jazzfest 2015

    Tim Wilkins
    8 Jan 2015 | 9:14 am
    The 11th annual music marathon now features artists from around the world, but its main attraction is still the chance to hear new ideas from New York's top improvisers.» E-Mail This
  • Tapping The Sounds Of Portugal

    NPR Staff
    4 Jan 2015 | 2:05 pm
    World music DJ Betto Arcos is back with a stash of music he collected while traveling through Portugal, including a song by someone he considers to be the Frank Sinatra of fado.» E-Mail This
  • Recommended Dose: A 2014 Dance Mix

    Otis Hart
    31 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    A mix of our favorite underground dance tracks, just in time for the biggest party of the year.» E-Mail This
 
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    Jazz

  • First Listen: Diana Krall, 'Wallflower'

    Ann Powers
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:02 pm
    The singer takes a loving look back at the '70s and '80s pop that helped shape her. Along the way, without grandstanding, Krall strips away the baggage of the original performers' iconic personas.» E-Mail This
  • Gary Burton On Piano Jazz

    Grant Jackson
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:19 am
    The vibraphonist performs a set of tunes by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Duke Ellington and others.» E-Mail This
  • When Henry Met Steven

    21 Jan 2015 | 11:45 pm
    Trumpeter and arranger Steven Bernstein says that virtuoso pianist Henry Butler is "everything you ever loved about music, all being in one place." Their collaboration transforms early blues songs.» E-Mail This
  • A David Murray Double Bill

    Patrick Jarenwattananon
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:30 pm
    The monstrously talented and astoundingly prolific tenor saxophonist returned to New York this winter to present a four-clarinet summit and a new trio with Geri Allen and Terri Lyne Carrington.» E-Mail This
  • Our Point Of View At Le Poisson Rouge

    Patrick Jarenwattananon
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:02 pm
    The supergroup of contemporary Blue Note Records artists — names like Robert Glasper, Lionel Loueke and Ambrose Akinmusire — gather together for a program of originals and Blue Note classics.» E-Mail This
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    Rock

  • World Cafe Next: Viet Cong

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:46 am
    The Canadian rock band's debut is harsh and stormy. Hear and download two songs from Viet Cong here.» E-Mail This
  • KEXP Presents: Meatbodies

    Jim Beckmann
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:33 am
    The band lifts the riff-heavy "Mountain" from sludgy depths into a woozy, psychedelic headspace.» E-Mail This
  • Andrew Combs, 'Nothing To Lose'

    Ann Powers
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:03 am
    For any young artist, an important leap happens when influences are absorbed and the act of mining the past transforms into something personal.» E-Mail This
  • Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders, 'To Keep And To Be Kept'

    Russ Borris
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:03 am
    The Australian band teases its upcoming North American debut with a new song featuring Sharon Van Etten.» E-Mail This
  • First Listen: John Carpenter, 'Lost Themes'

    Marc Masters
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:02 pm
    The film director is known for composing and performing his own soundtracks. On Lost Themes, he reaches beyond the movies to craft a collection of understandably cinematic-sounding music.» E-Mail This
 
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    World

  • From Prog-Rock Pioneer To Kitsch King: Remembering Demis Roussos

    Anastasia Tsioulcas
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:04 am
    Greek songman Demis Roussos lived an enormously colorful life, from his start as a prog-rock pioneer to being held captive by Hezbollah terrorists. He died Sunday at age 68 in Athens.» E-Mail This
  • Dengue Fever: Retro Pop, Cambodian Style

    NPR Staff
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Brothers Ethan and Zac Holtzman formed Dengue Fever in the late '90s, inspired by 1960s Cambodian psych-rock. Rachel Martin speaks with them and singer Chhom Nimol about their album, The Deepest Lake.» E-Mail This
  • In Modern Klezmer, 'The Oldest Old Guy' Is The King Of The Scene

    Jon Kalish
    24 Jan 2015 | 5:42 am
    Pete Sokolow has been called irascible and a tough-as-nails teacher. He's also one of the last living links to klezmer's immigrant pioneers — and to a new generation of musicians, he's invaluable.» E-Mail This
  • Discoveries From globalFEST 2015

    13 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    From Senegal, Colombia, Tunisia and more, some of the most remarkable music groups in the world played over the weekend in New York City.» E-Mail This
  • First Listen: Red Baraat, 'Gaadi Of Truth'

    Bob Boilen
    11 Jan 2015 | 8:03 pm
    Along with the brass band's Punjabi roots, you're likely to hear '70s-style D.C. go-go beats, hip-hop, funk, trance-inducing South Asian Qawwali sounds and traces of South American cumbia.» E-Mail This
 
 
 
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    Sports

  • Australia Banking On 'Wild Thing' At Australian Open

    26 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    It's time for the quarterfinals at the Australian Open. NPR's Melissa Block speaks to ESPN contributor, Kamakshi Tandon from Melbourne, Australia about who is playing well and who is packing for home.» E-Mail This
  • Intended For Millennials, Dish's Sling TV Is A Cord Cutter's Dream

    Eric Deggans
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Dish Network soon debuts its Sling TV streaming service, with a small group of cable channels for $20 a month. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans tried it and says Sling TV is a welcome challenge to cable.» E-Mail This
  • Baseball Hall Of Fame Legend Ernie Banks Dies At 83

    26 Jan 2015 | 2:04 am
    The Chicago Cubs slugger was affectionately called "Mr. Cub" and "Mr. Sunshine." He spoke about his life in baseball with Steve Inskeep. (This piece initially aired Oct. 13, 2009 on Morning Edition).» E-Mail This
  • Rising Football Star: Prepare For The Worst, Pray For The Best

    Michel Martin
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Football is the most watched sport in America — and increasingly, one of the most controversial. High school football star Nahshon Ellerbe shares what he loves about the game.» E-Mail This
  • High Schools Seek A Safer Path Back From Concussion

    Lauren Silverman
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:59 am
    Returning immediately to demanding physical or mental activities after a concussion can be bad for the brain, neuroscientists agree. But what about after symptoms resolve? How much rest is best?» E-Mail This
 
 
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