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  • U.S. Marine In Mexican Jail Is Now Free, Mexican Judge Orders

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    Eyder Peralta
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Andrew Tahmooressi said he made a wrong turn and ended up across the border in Mexico with his legally registered guns, which were illegal in Mexico. He has been in a Mexican jail for seven months.» E-Mail This
  • A Week Later, Third Victim In Washington School Shooting Dies

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    Chris Hopkins
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Shaylee Chuckulnaskit's family described her as "a loving daughter, a caring sister, a devoted friend and a wonderful part of our community. We can't imagine life without her."» E-Mail This
  • A 19th Century Novel Explains Quantitative Easing

    NPR: Arts & Life
    John Lanchester
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:34 pm
    This week, the Federal Reserve ended the quantitative easing program. Author John Lanchester says Anthony Trollope's 19th century novel The Way We Live Now clarifies the current financial situation.» E-Mail This
  • A 19th Century Novel Explains Quantitative Easing

    NPR: Business
    John Lanchester
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:34 pm
    This week, the Federal Reserve ended the quantitative easing program. Author John Lanchester says Anthony Trollope's 19th century novel The Way We Live Now clarifies the current financial situation.» E-Mail This
  • Virgin Galactic 'Spaceship Two' Crashes In Calif.

    NPR: Science
    Geoff Brumfiel
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:38 pm
    The Virgin Galactic Spaceship Two was undergoing a test flight when it crashed in the California Desert. The spaceship is designed to take tourists to space.» E-Mail This
 
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  • A Week Later, Third Victim In Washington School Shooting Dies

    Chris Hopkins
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Shaylee Chuckulnaskit's family described her as "a loving daughter, a caring sister, a devoted friend and a wonderful part of our community. We can't imagine life without her."» E-Mail This
  • U.S. Marine In Mexican Jail Is Now Free, Mexican Judge Orders

    Eyder Peralta
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Andrew Tahmooressi said he made a wrong turn and ended up across the border in Mexico with his legally registered guns, which were illegal in Mexico. He has been in a Mexican jail for seven months.» E-Mail This
  • The Gangs of Cambodia Town

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Behind the model minority myth hides the story of the Southeast Asian gangs in Long Beach, Calif. We hear the story of two Cambodian-American former gang members: Father and son.» E-Mail This
  • A Japanese-Mexican-American Artist

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:10 pm
    L.A.-based artist, Shizu Saldamando, talks to us about her work and the politics of depicting everyday life.» E-Mail This
  • Latino and Asian-American Solidarity

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Maria Hinojosa talks to Hyphen Magazine's Abigail Licad about the history of collaboration between Latinos and Asian Americans.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Science

  • Virgin Galactic 'Spaceship Two' Crashes In Calif.

    Geoff Brumfiel
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:38 pm
    The Virgin Galactic Spaceship Two was undergoing a test flight when it crashed in the California Desert. The spaceship is designed to take tourists to space.» E-Mail This
  • A Field Of Medicine That Wants To Know Where You Live

    Alison Bruzek
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Where do you live? Health specialists think that simple question could make a difference in how doctors prevent and treat diseases for individuals. That's expanding its storied role in public health.» E-Mail This
  • 1 Dead After Commercial Spaceship Crashes During Test Flight

    Eyder Peralta
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:05 pm
    The Virgin Galactic Spaceship Two was undergoing a test flight when it crashed in the California desert. The spaceship is designed to take tourists to space.» E-Mail This
  • Lava Flow In Hawaii Spares Homes, But Threatens To Cut Off Community

    Scott Neuman
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:47 am
    The state has sent National Guard troops to the town of Pahoa to assist with a road block and security.» E-Mail This
  • Parasite Turns Bees Into Zombie-Like Creatures

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:57 am
    Biologists are reporting signs of a possible zombie apocalypse. Well, at least for the honeybee population. A parasite that has been turning bees on the West Coast into zombie-like creatures has started infecting bees in the East, and biologists are still puzzled as to how it all works.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: People & Places

  • A Week Later, Third Victim In Washington School Shooting Dies

    Chris Hopkins
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Shaylee Chuckulnaskit's family described her as "a loving daughter, a caring sister, a devoted friend and a wonderful part of our community. We can't imagine life without her."» E-Mail This
  • U.S. Marine In Mexican Jail Is Now Free, Mexican Judge Orders

    Eyder Peralta
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Andrew Tahmooressi said he made a wrong turn and ended up across the border in Mexico with his legally registered guns, which were illegal in Mexico. He has been in a Mexican jail for seven months.» E-Mail This
  • The Gangs of Cambodia Town

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Behind the model minority myth hides the story of the Southeast Asian gangs in Long Beach, Calif. We hear the story of two Cambodian-American former gang members: Father and son.» E-Mail This
  • A Japanese-Mexican-American Artist

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:10 pm
    L.A.-based artist, Shizu Saldamando, talks to us about her work and the politics of depicting everyday life.» E-Mail This
  • Latino and Asian-American Solidarity

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Maria Hinojosa talks to Hyphen Magazine's Abigail Licad about the history of collaboration between Latinos and Asian Americans.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: World

  • With Mexican Students Missing, A Festive Holiday Turns Somber

    Carrie Kahn
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:21 pm
    The Day of the Dead is a time when Mexicans remember loved ones with grand floral tributes. But the atmosphere is downbeat in the state of Guerrero, where 43 students are still missing.» E-Mail This
  • U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power Sees Signs Of Hope In West Africa

    NPR Staff
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:59 pm
    After a four-day visit to Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, she reports progress — along with the need for continued support.» E-Mail This
  • How Liberia Is Starting To Beat Ebola, With Fingers Crossed

    Michaeleen Doucleff
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:54 pm
    There's potentially some good news about Ebola: While cases are still rising in Sierra Leone, the outbreak shows signs of slowing in Liberia. Communities are banding together to get Ebola out.» E-Mail This
  • A Biography Of 'Boo' Across The World

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Halloween is "boo" day. For such a short word, it's remarkably effective, and uttered — or shouted — in many parts of the world. Where did it come from and why is it so satisfying to say?» E-Mail This
  • Burkina Faso's President Steps Down After 27 Years

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:33 pm
    President Blaise Compaoré succumbed to pressure after growing protests in the streets of the capital. The military has taken control of the country, which is one of America's strongest allies in west Africa. Audie Cornish talks with Pierre Englebert, professor of African politics at Pomona College.» E-Mail This
 
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    Weekend Edition Sunday

  • Lifted On Giant Inner Tubes, An Old Tree Moves In Michigan

    Tracy Samilton
    26 Oct 2014 | 9:29 am
    A 250-year-old oak tree once stood in the way of the University of Michigan's new business school — until it was moved this weekend. It wasn't easy, though, and definitely not cheap.» E-Mail This
  • Fresh From Appalachia: Chinese Medicinal Herbs

    Robbie Harris
    26 Oct 2014 | 9:13 am
    As alternative medical treatments gain traction in the U.S. and the demand for Chinese herbs grows, farmers in Appalachia are responding.» E-Mail This
  • World Series Game 4: A Small Ball Paradise

    26 Oct 2014 | 7:08 am
    In last night's Game 4, the San Francisco Giants pummeled the Kansas City Royals in an 11-4 victory. The win has tied the World series with two games apiece.» E-Mail This
  • Celebrating One Of Music's Most Gifted Bassists

    26 Oct 2014 | 7:08 am
    The rock bass player Jack Bruce has passed away at age 71. The Scottish musician was best known for his work with the 1960s band Cream, one of the greatest rock trios of all time.» E-Mail This
  • Mayor Reflects On Washington State School Shooting

    26 Oct 2014 | 7:08 am
    Marysville, Wash., is reeling from the recent school shooting that left two people dead. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring about the shooting and its effect on the community.» E-Mail This
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    Stories from NPR

  • A Week Later, Third Victim In Washington School Shooting Dies

    Chris Hopkins
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Shaylee Chuckulnaskit's family described her as "a loving daughter, a caring sister, a devoted friend and a wonderful part of our community. We can't imagine life without her."» E-Mail This
  • U.S. Marine In Mexican Jail Is Now Free, Mexican Judge Orders

    Eyder Peralta
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Andrew Tahmooressi said he made a wrong turn and ended up across the border in Mexico with his legally registered guns, which were illegal in Mexico. He has been in a Mexican jail for seven months.» E-Mail This
  • The Gangs of Cambodia Town

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Behind the model minority myth hides the story of the Southeast Asian gangs in Long Beach, Calif. We hear the story of two Cambodian-American former gang members: Father and son.» E-Mail This
  • A Japanese-Mexican-American Artist

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:10 pm
    L.A.-based artist, Shizu Saldamando, talks to us about her work and the politics of depicting everyday life.» E-Mail This
  • Latino and Asian-American Solidarity

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Maria Hinojosa talks to Hyphen Magazine's Abigail Licad about the history of collaboration between Latinos and Asian Americans.» E-Mail This
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    Stories from NPR

  • A Week Later, Third Victim In Washington School Shooting Dies

    Chris Hopkins
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Shaylee Chuckulnaskit's family described her as "a loving daughter, a caring sister, a devoted friend and a wonderful part of our community. We can't imagine life without her."» E-Mail This
  • U.S. Marine In Mexican Jail Is Now Free, Mexican Judge Orders

    Eyder Peralta
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Andrew Tahmooressi said he made a wrong turn and ended up across the border in Mexico with his legally registered guns, which were illegal in Mexico. He has been in a Mexican jail for seven months.» E-Mail This
  • The Gangs of Cambodia Town

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Behind the model minority myth hides the story of the Southeast Asian gangs in Long Beach, Calif. We hear the story of two Cambodian-American former gang members: Father and son.» E-Mail This
  • A Japanese-Mexican-American Artist

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:10 pm
    L.A.-based artist, Shizu Saldamando, talks to us about her work and the politics of depicting everyday life.» E-Mail This
  • Latino and Asian-American Solidarity

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Maria Hinojosa talks to Hyphen Magazine's Abigail Licad about the history of collaboration between Latinos and Asian Americans.» E-Mail This
 
 
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    NPR: Education

  • Former Band Member Convicted Of Manslaughter In Hazing Death

    Greg Allen
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    A former member of Florida A&M University's marching band was convicted of manslaughter on Friday. Prosecutors said Dante Martin helped organize the hazing that took Robert Champion's life.» E-Mail This
  • 50 Great Teachers: A Celebration Of Great Teaching

    Steve Drummond
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:03 am
    Our new series will tell the stories of great teachers, and explore some big questions: What is great teaching? Can it be taught? How do good teachers become great ones?» E-Mail This
  • A $1.3 Billion Question: What's The Future Of LA's iPad Program?

    Annie Gilbertson
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:57 am
    The departure of Superintendent John Deasy leaves the controversial program — and the future of the district's technology plans — up in the air.» E-Mail This
  • New Initiative Hopes To Connect Qualified Students With College Know-How

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Thousands of qualified students from low-income backgrounds don't attend college because they don't have the information they need to apply. NPR's Melissa Block speaks with former New York City Schools chancellor Harold Levy about a program, funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, which aims to use the Internet to link high school students to counselors and mentors.» E-Mail This
  • So Who Was Socrates, Anyway? Let's Ask Some Kids

    Elissa Nadworny
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:03 am
    In part two of our look at the ancient Greek philosopher, we ask students at a California school about the Socratic teaching method and the questions it inspires.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Food

  • Cash For Halloween Candy? Dentists' Buyback Program Is Booming

    Allison Aubrey
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:57 am
    If you're like many parents, by tomorrow morning you'll be facing a candy glut. One possible solution? Sell it to a dentist participating in a program that sends candy care packages to troops.» E-Mail This
  • A Traditional Strudel Recipe 'Pulled' From The Past

    Sasa Woodruff
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    It's hard work to stretch pastry dough as large as a tabletop. That's why few people still make tahana strudla the traditional way. But for Sasa Woodruff, the strudel is a link to her Slovak roots.» E-Mail This
  • Apps Aim To Guide You On 'Sustainable Food' (Whatever That Means)

    Alison Bruzek
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:04 am
    Consumers who care about how their food is produced have a growing number of apps they can turn to at the supermarket. The problem? Nailing down just what sustainability means when it comes to food.» E-Mail This
  • VIDEO: You Don't Know Jack-O'-Lanterns

    Adam Cole
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:25 am
    Explore the guts and glory of pumpkin science with Skunk Bear's latest video.» E-Mail This
  • Decoding The Food And Drink On A Day Of The Dead Altar

    Karen Castillo Farfán
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The Mexican tradition celebrates the dead and welcomes their return to the land of the living once a year. Enticing them to make the trip is where the food, drink and musical offerings come in.» E-Mail This
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    NPR: Games & Humor

  • Sandwich (Replacement) Monday: Soylent

    Eva Wolchover
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:34 pm
    For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try Soylent, a meal-replacement substance. It's the thing to eat if you hate eating.» E-Mail This
  • Take This Job And Puzzle It

    Will Shortz
    26 Oct 2014 | 5:02 am
    A series of sentences will be given; each one contains a blank. Put the name of an occupation in the blank to complete the sentence in a punny way.» E-Mail This
  • Not My Job: Brady Bunch's Florence Henderson Gets Quizzed On Weird Science

    25 Oct 2014 | 7:23 am
    For decades, Florence Henderson, who presided over the Brady Bunch, was America's perfect Mom. We'll ask Henderson three questions about the Ig Nobels — awarded for real, if ridiculous, research.» E-Mail This
  • IQ Test

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    These words, names, and phrases contain the letters "IQ" consecutively somewhere inside of them. Does this somewhat oblique game pique your interest?» E-Mail This
  • Very Confused TV Guide

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    Have you ever been perplexed by the on-screen guide descriptions of your favorite TV shows? Us too. We serve up descriptions of shows, whose titles have been taken perhaps a bit too literally.» E-Mail This
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    NPR: Health Care

  • Seeing Red During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Anne Loeser
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:20 am
    Decades of effort to raise awareness of breast cancer hasn't helped to reduce the death toll once it spreads. One woman living with metastatic breast cancer says it's way past time for a change.» E-Mail This
  • Ebola Researchers Banned From Medical Meeting In New Orleans

    Jason Beaubien
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:06 pm
    One of the top scientific conferences on tropical diseases will take place without the people who have the most recent and direct experience with Ebola in West Africa.» E-Mail This
  • Medicare Concedes, Agrees To Pay For Woman's Home Health Care

    Susan Jaffe
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:38 pm
    A 78-year-old Vermont woman has won the latest skirmish in her long-running battle with Medicare. The agency agreed to pay for home health care coverage even though she remains disabled.» E-Mail This
  • What A Brush With SARS Taught A Doctor About Ebola

    John Henning Schumann
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:52 am
    A young doctor put on a protective suit so he could examine a man who might be sick with SARS. It was hard to tell who was more frightened: the doctor or the patient.» E-Mail This
  • Emory Hospital Shares Lessons Learned On Ebola Care

    Jim Burress
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    The same Atlanta hospital that treated the first U.S. Ebola patient in August discharged its fourth patient Tuesday. All survived. Patients in isolation need extra emotional support, the team says.» E-Mail This
 
 
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    NPR: Middle East

  • Israel Reopens Disputed Religious Site In Jerusalem To Worshippers

    Krishnadev Calamur
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:59 am
    The Temple Mount, sacred to both Muslims and Jews, was closed Thursday following the attempted assassination of a right-wing Jewish activist. More than 1,000 security personnel have been deployed.» E-Mail This
  • What Was The Result Of U.S. Attack Against Khorasan Group In Syria?

    David Welna
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:57 am
    More than a month after the U.S. targeted a shadowy al-Qaida bomb-making group known as the Khorasan in Syria with Tomahawk cruise missiles, little is known about the impact of that attack.» E-Mail This
  • Sweden Recognizes Palestine, Drawing Sharp Israeli Criticism

    Krishnadev Calamur
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Israel's foreign minister says diplomacy is "more complicated than ... furniture from Ikea." His Swedish counterpart responds that diplomacy, like Ikea furniture, needs "a partner ... [and] a manual."» E-Mail This
  • Kurdish Fighters Enter Kobani To Help Battle ISIS Extremists

    Peter Kenyon
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    As peshmerga troops start to arrive in the Syrian border town, some Syrian insurgents say that reinforcement is needed more urgently in Aleppo — which is nearly encircled by government forces.» E-Mail This
  • How Much Does It Cost To Run A Caliphate?

    Dina Temple-Raston
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    The self-proclaimed Islamic State is known as the world's richest terrorist organization, but the group is having to pay for services to the areas they are controlling in Syria and Iraq. U.S. analysts and officials say the financial burden of the group's territorial ambitions could ultimately lead to ISIS' demise.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: Music

  • 'Anything That Connects': A Conversation With Taylor Swift

    NPR Staff
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:29 pm
    In an interview with NPR's Melissa Block, Swift addresses what's changed since she began her career — not just for her, but for the teenaged girls who have always been her biggest supporters.» E-Mail This
  • 'Merry Widow' Operetta: Stage Versus Screen

    Lloyd Schwartz
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:32 am
    The Metropolitan Opera will be celebrating New Year's Eve with Franz Lehar's The Merry Widow in a new production starring soprano Fleming. But its greatest incarnations have been on film.» E-Mail This
  • The Thistle & Shamrock: Tales For All Hallow's Eve

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Hear music for the season and spine-chilling Scottish tales, narrated by host Fiona Ritchie.» E-Mail This
  • Leftover Cuties On 'Song Travels'

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:55 am
    Leftover Cuties' sound is both retro and refreshing. Hear the Los Angeles noir-pop band perform its unique interpretation of "You Are My Sunshine."» E-Mail This
  • Kenny Drew Jr. On Piano Jazz

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:34 am
    In this 1992 session, Drew interprets Thelonious Monk's "In Walked Bud." Then, he and host Marian McPartland collaborate in a performance of "Falling In Love with You."» E-Mail This
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    NPR: Stories from NPR

  • A Week Later, Third Victim In Washington School Shooting Dies

    Chris Hopkins
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Shaylee Chuckulnaskit's family described her as "a loving daughter, a caring sister, a devoted friend and a wonderful part of our community. We can't imagine life without her."» E-Mail This
  • U.S. Marine In Mexican Jail Is Now Free, Mexican Judge Orders

    Eyder Peralta
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Andrew Tahmooressi said he made a wrong turn and ended up across the border in Mexico with his legally registered guns, which were illegal in Mexico. He has been in a Mexican jail for seven months.» E-Mail This
  • The Gangs of Cambodia Town

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Behind the model minority myth hides the story of the Southeast Asian gangs in Long Beach, Calif. We hear the story of two Cambodian-American former gang members: Father and son.» E-Mail This
  • A Japanese-Mexican-American Artist

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:10 pm
    L.A.-based artist, Shizu Saldamando, talks to us about her work and the politics of depicting everyday life.» E-Mail This
  • Latino and Asian-American Solidarity

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Maria Hinojosa talks to Hyphen Magazine's Abigail Licad about the history of collaboration between Latinos and Asian Americans.» E-Mail This
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    Music Videos

  • In Conversation With George Clinton

    NPR Staff
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
    Watch the inimitable funk stalwart sit for not one but two interviews about his work and where it comes from. Along the way, he tells stories about his many decades in the music industry.» E-Mail This
  • Sun Ra Arkestra: Tiny Desk Concert

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:31 am
    With costumes inspired by Egyptian symbolism and science fiction, the late jazz innovator's band plays an out-of-this-world set in the NPR Music offices on Halloween.» E-Mail This
  • Banks: Tiny Desk Concert

    Stephen Thompson
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:36 am
    On record, Banks is at the center of lavish productions, each suitable for throbbing remixes and banks of swirling lights. Here, though, she serves notice as a powerful singer in her own right.» E-Mail This
  • Greylag, 'Yours To Shake'

    Robin Hilton
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:20 am
    Suspense builds throughout Greylag's mesmerizing video for the song "Yours To Shake." It's a moody study on good and evil, and the struggle to know not only which is which, but which we want.» E-Mail This
  • T-Pain: Tiny Desk Concert

    Frannie Kelley
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:10 am
    We asked the King of Auto-Tune if he'd grace the Tiny Desk without any embellishment or effects to show what's really made his career: his voice, and those songs.» E-Mail This
 
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    Concerts

  • Cayetana, Live In Concert

    Otis Hart
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:23 am
    Led by singer Augusta Koch and her bright blue hair, the Philadelphia punk band performs most of the songs from its melodic debut album, Nervous Like Me, during NPR Music's recent CMJ show.» E-Mail This
  • To Miles, From Wayne

    16 Oct 2014 | 8:23 am
    In the late 1960s, saxophonist Wayne Shorter wrote a series of pieces for trumpeter Miles Davis and orchestra. They were never recorded — until Wallace Roney played them at the Detroit Jazz Festival.» E-Mail This
  • NPR Music Presents: Elle Varner, B.J. The Chicago Kid, Lia Ices And Cayetana

    16 Oct 2014 | 8:15 am
    Join us live at 8:30 p.m. ET for a video webcast featuring rising R&B stars Elle Varner and B.J. The Chicago Kid, the ethereal-yet-energetic Lia Ices and Philly punk trio Cayetana.» E-Mail This
  • Johnny O'Neal: Live at Mezzrow

    Patrick Jarenwattananon
    9 Oct 2014 | 1:32 pm
    After decades off the scene, the old-school virtuoso pianist and singer is re-establishing himself in New York. Every week, he welcomes guest performers to one of the city's smallest rooms.» E-Mail This
  • Very Very Threadgill

    Patrick Jarenwattananon
    9 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    The saxophonist and composer has long been an standard-bearer for boundary-crossing music. From uptown Manhattan, Jason Moran curates a concert retrospective of his wildly creative universe.» E-Mail This
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    Classical

  • A Violin Concerto Back From Beyond The Grave

    Nina Totenberg
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:46 am
    After composer Robert Schumann died, his Violin Concerto languished in a library — until a grandniece of the man he wrote it for got out her Ouija board.» E-Mail This
  • Just Who Is This Opera Star Singing At The World Series Tonight?

    Anastasia Tsioulcas
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Joyce DiDonato — a Kansas native and lifelong Royals fan — happens to be one of the world's greatest opera singers. Here's what makes her so extraordinary.» E-Mail This
  • Ghosts In The Music: A Spooky Songs Quiz

    Tom Huizenga
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:03 am
    Think you know your musical ghouls and ghosts? From country and classical to rock and jazz, try this hair-raising Halloween puzzler.» E-Mail This
  • Maya Beiser Shreds The Cello

    NPR Staff
    26 Oct 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Beiser gives some of her favorite rock and blues numbers a modern cello workover on her new album, Uncovered.» E-Mail This
  • Danish String Quartet: Tiny Desk Concert

    Tom Huizenga
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:03 am
    The Danish String Quartet doesn't live on Brahms and Beethoven alone. Watch the versatile group play Danish folk tunes, from centuries-old Fanø wedding dances to traditional Roskilde reels.» E-Mail This
 
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    Jazz

  • Kenny Drew Jr. On Piano Jazz

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:34 am
    In this 1992 session, Drew interprets Thelonious Monk's "In Walked Bud." Then, he and host Marian McPartland collaborate in a performance of "Falling In Love with You."» E-Mail This
  • Sun Ra Arkestra: Tiny Desk Concert

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:31 am
    With costumes inspired by Egyptian symbolism and science fiction, the late jazz innovator's band plays an out-of-this-world set in the NPR Music offices on Halloween.» E-Mail This
  • The Funky Tune That Was Too Big For Miles Davis

    Patrick Jarenwattananon
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:36 am
    Trumpeter Wallace Roney played Davis' understudy for many years. So it was fitting when he resurrected a long-lost orchestral composition that Wayne Shorter wrote for his mentor.» E-Mail This
  • Roy Hargrove On Piano Jazz

    27 Oct 2014 | 9:41 am
    On this episode of Piano Jazz from 1998, Hargrove joins host Marian McPartland for "I Wish I Knew," and McPartland performs her original "Threnody."» E-Mail This
  • Who Sang It First? Mockingbirds And Musicians Cover Each Other In New Orleans

    Eve Abrams
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    The mockingbird is known for latching on to sounds and repeating them. But in the case of a certain four-note phrase New Orleans musicians use to communicate, the bird may be the original artist.» E-Mail This
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    Rock

  • Viking's Choice: A Pregnant Light, 'Born To Ruin'

    Lars Gotrich
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:28 am
    As a solo artist, Damian Master is unbound by the metal in his catalog. "Born To Ruin" contains his most anthemic statement of purpose yet, curled under a swaggering riff and his fire-spitting bark.» E-Mail This
  • Greylag, 'Yours To Shake'

    Robin Hilton
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:20 am
    Suspense builds throughout Greylag's mesmerizing video for the song "Yours To Shake." It's a moody study on good and evil, and the struggle to know not only which is which, but which we want.» E-Mail This
  • Hear A Stunning Bonus Track From Angel Olsen's 'Burn Your Fire For No Witness'

    Bob Boilen
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    "May As Well" is a bonus track on the deluxe edition of Burn Your Fire For No Witness, an album that started as one of Bob Boilen's favorites of the year and has only gotten better with time.» E-Mail This
  • John Mellencamp On World Cafe

    29 Oct 2014 | 8:06 am
    The heartland rock singer-songwriter takes a mellower approach on his new album, Plain Spoken.» E-Mail This
  • Crying, 'War Of Attrition'

    Lars Gotrich
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:46 am
    As outrageous power-pop hooks go note-for-note with a series of ecstatic 8-bit blips, the soulful coo of Elaiza Santos nicely offsets Crying's penchant for playful excess.» E-Mail This
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    Hip-Hop

  • What Is It About Kendrick Lamar?

    NPR Staff
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:39 am
    In two years since releasing his major label debut, good kid, m.A.A.d. city, Lamar has moved into hip-hop's spotlight full time. Microphone Check's Frannie Kelley and Ali Shaheed Muhammad explain why.» E-Mail This
  • T.I.: 'We Make Music That Come From The Heart'

    Frannie Kelley
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:03 am
    The Atlanta rapper, actor and businessman spoke about being mentored by Andrew Young and using songwriting to talk to himself, as well as everybody else.» E-Mail This
  • Outkast And Atlanta: Until They Close The Curtain

    Frannie Kelley
    3 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    The hometown shows the duo played had a bittersweet quality because people thought it might be their last chance to see one of the most-respected and best-loved groups of all time together.» E-Mail This
  • Father, 'Look At Wrist' (feat. ILOVEMAKONNEN & Key!)

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:38 am
    The mixture of honesty and humor is why we keep coming back.» E-Mail This
  • Andre 3000: 'You Can Do Anything From Atlanta'

    Frannie Kelley
    26 Sep 2014 | 5:03 am
    "The best way to represent the places where you from is be yourself, completely," says the musician and actor.» E-Mail This
 
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    World

  • 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
  • Latitudes: 50 Years Of Nonesuch, 10 Essential Recordings

    Anastasia Tsioulcas
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:38 pm
    The label has become a crucial ambassador, introducing many world-music artists to American fans. Hear 10 songs from across Nonesuch's remarkable 50-year history.» E-Mail This
  • Tsapiky: Dance Music Fit For A Funeral

    Banning Eyre
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:13 pm
    In the West, we're used to hearing dance music at weddings. In southern Madagascar, guests might hear tsapiky, a regional guitar-band music, at funerals, as well as any other number of ceremonies.» E-Mail This
  • Bio Ritmo: Tiny Desk Concert

    Felix Contreras
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:54 am
    The 10-piece salsa band has burnished its reputation on dance floors, where it never fails to make people move. So push some furniture out of the way, press play on this video, and enjoy.» E-Mail This
  • Remembering Mandolin Hero U. Srinivas

    Anastasia Tsioulcas
    25 Sep 2014 | 12:03 pm
    The gifted Indian musician died Sept. 19 at just 45. Hear his music and celebrate his unlikely achievement — bringing a Western instrument into the heart of South Indian classical music.» E-Mail This
 
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    Race

  • Payments Start For N.C. Eugenics Victims, But Many Won't Qualify

    Eric Mennel
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:04 pm
    North Carolina forcibly sterilized thousands of people between 1929 and 1976. The state has begun compensating victims, but some who were sterilized may never receive restitution from the fund.» E-Mail This
  • The Creepiest Ghost And Monster Stories From Around The World

    Cecily Meza-Martinez
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Did you know about the bat-demon of Tanzania? Or the Japanese girl who haunts school bathrooms? We've rounded up some spooky stories that come from different cultural contexts. The chills translate.» E-Mail This
  • Navajo Nation Presidential Candidate Suspends Campaign

    Tristan Ahtone
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:36 am
    After the latest in a flurry of decisions on whether his lack of fluency in the Navajo language disqualifies him from the presidential ballot, Chris Deschene's candidacy is now in limbo.» E-Mail This
  • A Timeline Of Sitcoms Featuring Families Of Color

    Kat Chow
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:03 am
    Folks say it's a new golden age of small-screen diversity. But how much browner is today's TV sitcom landscape compared with prime-time eras of the recent past?» E-Mail This
  • Navajo Nation Changes Language Law

    Tristan Ahtone
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:13 am
    Chris Deschene's campaign to become president of the Navajo Nation could get a boost after a requirement for candidates to be fluent in the Navajo language is altered.» E-Mail This
 
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    Research News

  • Less Than Jubilant Genes: Why The Brits Keep Calm

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:19 am
    A study of genes of people from different nations found British people have a short form of the gene controlling serotonin. The British are more disposed to grumpiness than the Danes or the Dutch.» E-Mail This
  • Virus Sleuths Chip Away At Ebola Mysteries

    Nell Greenfieldboyce
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:57 am
    Big questions have bedeviled virus hunters for 38 years: Why do people differ in their response to Ebola? Is it becoming more or less dangerous? There's now more evidence about who gets sick and why.» E-Mail This
  • Ebola Researchers Banned From Medical Meeting In New Orleans

    Jason Beaubien
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:06 pm
    One of the top scientific conferences on tropical diseases will take place without the people who have the most recent and direct experience with Ebola in West Africa.» E-Mail This
  • Scientists Implicate More Than 100 Genes In Causing Autism

    Nancy Shute
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Spontaneous gene mutations, not ones inherited from parents, increase a child's risk of autism, scientists say. By comparing genes within families they've identified more than 100 suspects.» E-Mail This
  • Blood Test For Ebola Doesn't Catch Infection Early

    Richard Harris
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:20 pm
    A highly sensitive blood test for Ebola exists, so why isn't it being used to test all returning health workers from West Africa? Because the virus isn't in the blood in the first stages of infection.» E-Mail This
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    Space

  • Virgin Galactic 'Spaceship Two' Crashes In Calif.

    Geoff Brumfiel
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:38 pm
    The Virgin Galactic Spaceship Two was undergoing a test flight when it crashed in the California Desert. The spaceship is designed to take tourists to space.» E-Mail This
  • 1 Dead After Commercial Spaceship Crashes During Test Flight

    Eyder Peralta
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:05 pm
    The Virgin Galactic Spaceship Two was undergoing a test flight when it crashed in the California desert. The spaceship is designed to take tourists to space.» E-Mail This
  • 18 Student Science Experiments Lost In Rocket Explosion

    29 Oct 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Melissa Block speaks with high school freshman Natalie Moyer about her experiment that was lost on the Antares rocket when it exploded on Tuesday.» E-Mail This
  • Rocket Explosion Comes At A Tough Time For NASA

    Russell Lewis
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Investigators spent the day at a NASA launch facility in Virginia trying to understand why a private cargo rocket exploded moments after liftoff. There were no injuries but the accident is a setback for the company, Orbital Sciences, and NASA. NASA is relying on private contractors to help ferry supplies to the International Space Station. The accident also changed the discussions happening at an annual space convention being held this week in Huntsville, Ala.» E-Mail This
  • Russian Engines Could Be Focus Of Antares Launch Failure Probe

    Scott Neuman
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:32 am
    NK-33 engines, originally destined for a Soviet-era moon shot that never got off the ground and later used in the Antares, are suspect, some scientists say.» E-Mail This
 
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    Stories from NPR

  • A Week Later, Third Victim In Washington School Shooting Dies

    Chris Hopkins
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Shaylee Chuckulnaskit's family described her as "a loving daughter, a caring sister, a devoted friend and a wonderful part of our community. We can't imagine life without her."» E-Mail This
  • U.S. Marine In Mexican Jail Is Now Free, Mexican Judge Orders

    Eyder Peralta
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Andrew Tahmooressi said he made a wrong turn and ended up across the border in Mexico with his legally registered guns, which were illegal in Mexico. He has been in a Mexican jail for seven months.» E-Mail This
  • The Gangs of Cambodia Town

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Behind the model minority myth hides the story of the Southeast Asian gangs in Long Beach, Calif. We hear the story of two Cambodian-American former gang members: Father and son.» E-Mail This
  • A Japanese-Mexican-American Artist

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:10 pm
    L.A.-based artist, Shizu Saldamando, talks to us about her work and the politics of depicting everyday life.» E-Mail This
  • Latino and Asian-American Solidarity

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Maria Hinojosa talks to Hyphen Magazine's Abigail Licad about the history of collaboration between Latinos and Asian Americans.» E-Mail This
 
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    Digital Life

  • Selfies With Bears Prompt Warning From Park Rangers

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:22 am
    Selfies with bears are showing up on Instagram. Rangers in South Lake Tahoe have been sufficiently worried to issue a warning: Wild bears are unpredictable, and could attack. #bearselfie» E-Mail This
  • In An Online, On-Demand Age, TV Reruns Are Redefined

    Eric Deggans
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:57 am
    FX's new digital platform, Simpsons World features all 25 years of episodes from The Simpsons. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says it's also among several sites that are revitalizing the TV rerun.» E-Mail This
  • A $1.3 Billion Question: What's The Future Of LA's iPad Program?

    Annie Gilbertson
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:57 am
    The departure of Superintendent John Deasy leaves the controversial program — and the future of the district's technology plans — up in the air.» E-Mail This
  • Doppelnamers: When Your Digital Identity Is Also Someone Else's

    Elise Hu
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:57 am
    Finding your email double or Twitter twin is easier than ever, with Web searches and social media reminding us how un-special our names really are. So how do you stand out when others share your name?» E-Mail This
  • Moving Past The Password, But At What Cost?

    Charles Pulliam-Moore
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:28 am
    Apps working with a new Twitter service would simply ask for your phone number instead of a password. In exchange, the company would get some of the most valuable information about you.» E-Mail This
 
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