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  • Zero-Tolerance Policing Is Not Racism, Say St. Louis-Area Cops

    NPR News
    Martin Kaste
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:35 pm
    The protests following Michael Brown's death have rekindled long-standing complaints about racist policing in the St. Louis area. Cops there are now becoming more outspoken in their own defense.» E-Mail This
  • Zero-Tolerance Policing Is Not Racism, Say St. Louis-Area Cops

    NPR Most Emailed
    Martin Kaste
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:35 pm
    The protests following Michael Brown's death have rekindled long-standing complaints about racist policing in the St. Louis area. Cops there are now becoming more outspoken in their own defense.» E-Mail This
  • What's A Writer Gotta Do To Get A Little Health Care Around Here?

    NPR: Arts & Life
    Domingo Martinez
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:22 pm
    When you're making plans to become a famous author, just remember that you're going to want health care — especially when 40 rolls around and your body is no longer made of rubber.» E-Mail This
  • Market Basket Workers Win Return Of Supermarket's Former President

    NPR: Business
    Curt Nickisch
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:11 pm
    For six weeks, workers at Market Basket have protested to demand the reinstatement of the supermarket chain's former president, Arthur T. Demoulas. On Thursday, they got their way. Demoulas, who had been ousted by the company's board in June, will be returning to his position as part of a new deal.» E-Mail This
  • Night Of The Cemetery Bats

    NPR: Science
    Veronique LaCapra
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:11 pm
    And you thought cemeteries were for the dead. A nighttime census of leafy Bellefontaine in St. Louis reveals at least two species of bats. Parklike graveyards provide key habitat for urban wildlife.» E-Mail This
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    NPR News

  • Zero-Tolerance Policing Is Not Racism, Say St. Louis-Area Cops

    Martin Kaste
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:35 pm
    The protests following Michael Brown's death have rekindled long-standing complaints about racist policing in the St. Louis area. Cops there are now becoming more outspoken in their own defense.» 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 break the rules of TV quite enough to draw attention.» E-Mail This
  • When Zero Doesn't Mean Zero: Trans Fats Linger In Food

    Eliza Barclay
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:03 pm
    One in 10 packaged foods still contains trans fats, according to a new study. The problematic oils give foods a rich taste and texture and extend shelf life, but have been linked to heart disease.» 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
  • Tom Frieden's Ebola Assessment: The Risk Is Increasing

    Jason Beaubien
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:54 pm
    In an exclusive interview with NPR, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shares his impressions from a visit to West Africa.» E-Mail This
 
 
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    NPR: Business

  • Market Basket Workers Win Return Of Supermarket's Former President

    Curt Nickisch
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:11 pm
    For six weeks, workers at Market Basket have protested to demand the reinstatement of the supermarket chain's former president, Arthur T. Demoulas. On Thursday, they got their way. Demoulas, who had been ousted by the company's board in June, will be returning to his position as part of a new deal.» E-Mail This
  • JPMorgan's Been Hacked, But Answers — And Fraud — Are Hard To Find

    Jim Zarroli
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Hackers successfully infiltrated the computer systems of JPMorgan Chase and at least four other banks recently. The FBI is investigating what's being called a sophisticated cyberattack, but bank officials have not yet found any evidence of fraud.» E-Mail This
  • Russian Hackers Reportedly Hit JPMorgan, Other Banks

    Scott Neuman
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:34 am
    The FBI says it is working with the Secret Service to investigate the alleged swiping of account data, which it's thought might be in retaliation for U.S. sanctions on Moscow.» E-Mail This
  • Has The Federal Budget Deficit Problem Been Solved?

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:01 am
    David Greene talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the federal deficit: after so much talk about it, the subject seems to have faded from attention.» E-Mail This
  • Get A Russian Mortgage, Get A Cat

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:01 am
    Much like your mortgage, the cat is a loan. Cats are delivered to the new residence for a two-hour visit. In Russia, it's considered good luck for a cat to cross the threshold of a new home.» E-Mail This
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    NPR: Science

  • Night Of The Cemetery Bats

    Veronique LaCapra
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:11 pm
    And you thought cemeteries were for the dead. A nighttime census of leafy Bellefontaine in St. Louis reveals at least two species of bats. Parklike graveyards provide key habitat for urban wildlife.» E-Mail This
  • What We Really See When We Go See A Movie

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Dr. Tim Smith, a visual scientist at the University of London, discusses how our brains perceive what's seen on the big screen. How do we process images, events and stories that we see in the movies?» 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, in almost real time, during an outbreak. The virus is quickly changing its DNA. But it's still unclear what these 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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    NPR: Opinion

  • Controversy Over Sofía Vergara Obscures An Industry's Failings

    Juan Vidal
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:18 pm
    When the Colombian actress appeared in a widely-derided stunt at the Emmys, much of the attendant outrage centered on her very prominent image. Juan Vidal argues this lets Hollywood off the hook.» E-Mail This
  • An Outcast Teen Attacked With Slurs, Fists, Gasoline And A Match

    NPR Staff
    24 Aug 2014 | 7:11 am
    When Darnell Moore was a teenager in the late '80s, a group of boys doused him in gasoline and tried to light him on fire. One of his attackers was his next-door neighbor.» E-Mail This
  • The Risks And Rewards Of Reporting In A War Zone

    Scott Simon
    23 Aug 2014 | 4:32 am
    James Foley's murder by the Islamic State raises questions about the risks journalists take to report from conflict zones. NPR's Scott Simon remembers the mixed motives and rewards of the job.» E-Mail This
  • As Summer Winds Down, Wistful Dreams Of A 'Lost Estate'

    Alexander Aciman
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:17 pm
    The scent of fresh pencils is in the air, and homework assignments are around the corner. In honor of back-to-school season, author Alexander Aciman recommends The Lost Estate by Henri Alain-Fournier.» E-Mail This
  • Remembering The Highs And Lows Of Robin Williams

    Scott Simon
    16 Aug 2014 | 4:53 am
    Audiences treasured his tremendous comic energy. But, says NPR's Scott Simon, Williams' death this week reminds us that depression can affect anyone.» E-Mail This
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    NPR: Politics

  • 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
  • Obama Weighs Possible Immigration Orders — And Their Political Ripples

    Mara Liasson
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:11 pm
    President Obama is preparing to issue new executive orders on immigration. The White House is considering a wide range of actions, one of which could provide temporary work permits for people who are in the country illegally but still meet certain criteria.» E-Mail This
  • Survey: Americans Are Grumpy About Economic Recovery

    Scott Horsley
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:01 am
    A new survey by Rutgers University found two out of three Americans felt no improvement in the last year. And only about one in four expect things to get better in the year to come.» E-Mail This
  • Colo. Democrats Bet On Immigration To Boost Udall's Re-Election Bid

    Kirk Siegler
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:01 am
    Sen. Mark Udall's campaign has been hitting Republican Rep. Cory Gardner hard on the issue, and the state's Latino community is once again thought to be the constituency that could decide the race.» E-Mail This
  • Rep. Ryan Cautions Obama Not To Issue Immigration Executive Order

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:01 am
    Steve Inskeep talks to House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan about the prospects for an immigration bill. On Friday, Morning Edition will talk to Ryan about his ideas for fighting poverty.» E-Mail This
 
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    NPR: World

  • Tom Frieden's Ebola Assessment: The Risk Is Increasing

    Jason Beaubien
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:54 pm
    In an exclusive interview with NPR, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shares his impressions from a visit to West Africa.» E-Mail This
  • From Foley To His Family: A Letter Of Love, Memorized And Retold

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Melissa Block talks with Diane Foley, the mother of James Foley, the American journalist who was recently killed by extremist militants with the Islamic State.» E-Mail This
  • With Drones In Flight Over Syria, Questions Of Airstrikes Rise With Them

    Tom Bowman
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:11 pm
    U.S. surveillance drones have begun to maintain a presence over Syria, preparing for possible airstrikes against the extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State. A mission to expand airstrikes inside Syria raises new questions, though, and critics on both sides ends of the policy spectrum are weighing in.» E-Mail This
  • Rebels Storm Key Border Crossing Between Syria And Israel

    Alice Fordham
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:11 pm
    The Syrian civil war has flared up in the south of the country, near the Israeli border. A group of Islamist fighters have now captured a border crossing between Syria and Israel on the Golan Heights.» E-Mail This
  • Momentum Gathers For The West's Response To Russia

    Michele Kelemen
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Lithuania has called an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss Russia's new incursions into Ukraine. The issue's also likely to dominate an upcoming NATO summit. Since sanctions seem to have failed to change Russia's calculations, the U.S. and its European partners are still trying to find a way to effectively protect Ukraine's sovereignty.» E-Mail This
 
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    Weekend Edition Sunday

  • Aid Workers In Short Supply As Ebola Grips Liberia

    Nurith Aizenman
    24 Aug 2014 | 8:44 am
    When disaster strikes a poor country, aid workers from all over the world normally flood the zone. This time, fear of the virus is keeping experts from answering West Africa's calls for help.» E-Mail This
  • Earthquake, Aftershocks Shake Northern California

    24 Aug 2014 | 8:38 am
    Dozens of people were injured Sunday morning when a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit northern California. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Craig Miller of member station KQED about the situation in Napa.» E-Mail This
  • An Outcast Teen Attacked With Slurs, Fists, Gasoline And A Match

    NPR Staff
    24 Aug 2014 | 7:11 am
    When Darnell Moore was a teenager in the late '80s, a group of boys doused him in gasoline and tried to light him on fire. One of his attackers was his next-door neighbor.» E-Mail This
  • 50 Years Before Ferguson, A Summer Of Riots Racked The U.S.

    Hansi Lo Wang
    24 Aug 2014 | 6:57 am
    In the summer of 1964, violent demonstrations spread across seven cities, each sparked by confrontations between black residents and their predominantly white police forces.» 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
 
 
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    NPR: Economy

  • Russian Hackers Reportedly Hit JPMorgan, Other Banks

    Scott Neuman
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:34 am
    The FBI says it is working with the Secret Service to investigate the alleged swiping of account data, which it's thought might be in retaliation for U.S. sanctions on Moscow.» E-Mail This
  • Survey: Americans Are Grumpy About Economic Recovery

    Scott Horsley
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:01 am
    A new survey by Rutgers University found two out of three Americans felt no improvement in the last year. And only about one in four expect things to get better in the year to come.» E-Mail This
  • Has The Federal Budget Deficit Problem Been Solved?

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:01 am
    David Greene talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the federal deficit: after so much talk about it, the subject seems to have faded from attention.» E-Mail This
  • 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
 
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    NPR: Environment

  • Night Of The Cemetery Bats

    Veronique LaCapra
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:11 pm
    And you thought cemeteries were for the dead. A nighttime census of leafy Bellefontaine in St. Louis reveals at least two species of bats. Parklike graveyards provide key habitat for urban wildlife.» E-Mail This
  • Colossal Dam Removal Project Frees Washington's Elwa River

    Ashley Ahearn
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:01 am
    Two dams blocked the river for more than 100 years. The lower dam is completely gone and the last 30 feet of the upper dam were blown up this week. Now, the river is returning to life.» 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
  • There's A Big Leak In America's Water Tower

    Christopher Joyce
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Peaks around Glacier National Park store water that irrigates a large section of North America. But a warming climate is shrinking that snowpack, with ominous consequences for wildlife and people.» E-Mail This
  • Driven By Climate Change, Cotton Buyers Look For Alternatives

    Yuki Noguchi
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
    One clothing company whose bottom line was hurt in the wake of bad weather events decided to look to polyester fibers made from recycled plastic bottles.» E-Mail This
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    NPR: Games & Humor

  • 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
  • Did You Hear The One About The Stand-Up Comedian And The Podcast?

    Louis Enriquez-Sarano
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:33 am
    It used to be that a TV appearance was the key to success for comedians. In the past five years stand-up comedy has seen a global revival thanks to the Internet, and in particular, thanks to podcasts.» E-Mail This
  • Sandwich Monday: The Roman-Style Burger

    Ian Chillag
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:04 pm
    For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a burger, Roman-Style. At M Burger, that means two grilled cheese sandwiches replace the bun.» E-Mail This
 
 
 
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    NPR: Music

  • 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
  • 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
  • '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
  • Songs As Soundtracks To The Story Of Latin Life

    Jasmine Garsd
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:40 am
    This week on Alt.Latino, hear a Mexican legend, a mesmerizing French-Cuban duo and much more.» E-Mail This
 
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    Music Videos

  • 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
  • Ledisi Steals The Show

    Frannie Kelley
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:03 am
    Standing on a balcony in her hometown of New Orleans, the singer stops an unsuspecting crowd, and all the hustle and bustle of the French Quarter, dead in its tracks.» 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
  • 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
  • Gretchen Parlato, The Cookers On JazzSet

    Mark Schramm
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:05 am
    The 2012 Caramoor Jazz Festival presents everything from young artists making their marks to established stars still shining bright. We highlight singer Gretchen Parlato and hard bop band The Cookers.» 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

  • '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
  • 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
  • Curtis Stigers On 'Song Travels'

    15 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Stigers performs his original "You've Got the Fever," and host Michael Feinstein joins him for a duet of the standard "You Are Too Beautiful."» E-Mail This
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    Rock

  • 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
  • Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:03 am
    Download new music from Merchandise, Reigning Sound, The Barr Brothers, Field Report and more.» 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
  • First Listen Live: Alt-J, 'This Is All Yours'

    Russ Borris
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:03 am
    Join NPR Music for a live video webcast with alt-J. The British trio will perform songs from its strange and beautiful new album, This Is All Yours, live from New York City on Sept. 2 at 9 p.m. ET.» E-Mail This
  • Maps, 'You Will Find A Way'

    Robin Hilton
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:50 pm
    In a new video for the song "You Will Find A Way" by Maps, a cardboard robot, built by a lonely girl, comes to life and goes out in search of companionship.» E-Mail This
 
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    Hip-Hop

  • 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
  • A Rational Conversation: The Sound Of TDE's Success

    Eric Ducker
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
    One of the biggest and developing stories in hip-hop is the Los Angeles label Top Dawg Entertainment. The company employs an in-house production team responsible for its best and best-loved songs.» 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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    Politics

  • 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
  • Obama Weighs Possible Immigration Orders — And Their Political Ripples

    Mara Liasson
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:11 pm
    President Obama is preparing to issue new executive orders on immigration. The White House is considering a wide range of actions, one of which could provide temporary work permits for people who are in the country illegally but still meet certain criteria.» E-Mail This
  • Survey: Americans Are Grumpy About Economic Recovery

    Scott Horsley
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:01 am
    A new survey by Rutgers University found two out of three Americans felt no improvement in the last year. And only about one in four expect things to get better in the year to come.» E-Mail This
  • Colo. Democrats Bet On Immigration To Boost Udall's Re-Election Bid

    Kirk Siegler
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:01 am
    Sen. Mark Udall's campaign has been hitting Republican Rep. Cory Gardner hard on the issue, and the state's Latino community is once again thought to be the constituency that could decide the race.» E-Mail This
  • Rep. Ryan Cautions Obama Not To Issue Immigration Executive Order

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:01 am
    Steve Inskeep talks to House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan about the prospects for an immigration bill. On Friday, Morning Edition will talk to Ryan about his ideas for fighting poverty.» E-Mail This
 
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    Race

  • Zero-Tolerance Policing Is Not Racism, Say St. Louis-Area Cops

    Martin Kaste
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:35 pm
    The protests following Michael Brown's death have rekindled long-standing complaints about racist policing in the St. Louis area. Cops there are now becoming more outspoken in their own defense.» 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
  • Controversy Over Sofía Vergara Obscures An Industry's Failings

    Juan Vidal
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:18 pm
    When the Colombian actress appeared in a widely-derided stunt at the Emmys, much of the attendant outrage centered on her very prominent image. Juan Vidal argues this lets Hollywood off the hook.» E-Mail This
  • 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
  • Emmy Awards 2014: Safe Choices In A Time Of Groundbreaking TV

    Eric Deggans
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:56 pm
    NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says Monday's Emmy Awards promised to recognize TV's emerging future — but ultimately rewarded comfortable favorites over disruptive upstarts.» E-Mail This
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    Religion

  • 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
  • Leading Ferguson's Faithful Through Turmoil And Beyond

    24 Aug 2014 | 4:54 am
    As things calm down after dramatic weeks in Ferguson, Mo., Rev. Carlton Lee will address his congregation in St. Louis. He talks with NPR's Linda Wertheimer about how the city can begin to heal.» E-Mail This
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    Research News

  • 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, in almost real time, during an outbreak. The virus is quickly changing its DNA. But it's still unclear what these 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
  • There's A Big Leak In America's Water Tower

    Christopher Joyce
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Peaks around Glacier National Park store water that irrigates a large section of North America. But a warming climate is shrinking that snowpack, with ominous consequences for wildlife and people.» E-Mail This
  • Science Crowns Mozzarella The King Of Pizza Cheese

    Maanvi Singh
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:31 am
    Why do some cheeses melt and caramelize better than others? Researchers used high-tech cameras and special software to figure it out.» 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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    Art & Design

  • What Kids' Drawings Say About Their Future Thinking Skills

    Maanvi Singh
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:23 am
    There's a link between how children draw at age 4 and how well they perform on intelligence tests at age 14, researchers say.» E-Mail This
  • A Night At The Museum ... With Robots

    Priska Neely
    16 Aug 2014 | 2:18 pm
    For five nights at London's Tate Britain museum, four robots are roving through the halls controlled by people around the world.» E-Mail This
  • A Sea Of Ceramic Poppies Honors Britain's WWI Dead

    Ari Shapiro
    16 Aug 2014 | 2:48 am
    A hundred years after the start of World War I, 888,246 handmade red flowers are filling the moat at the Tower of London — one flower for each British or colonial life lost during the war.» E-Mail This
  • Beneath These Masks Is An Artist Conflicted By Junk Food

    Maanvi Singh
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:05 am
    James Ostrer slathered himself and a few friends with cream cheese and then piled candy, doughnuts and fries on top. As he photographed these human sculptures, he found a sort of catharsis.» E-Mail This
  • A Life Of Anxiety Documented

    Maanvi Singh
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:33 pm
    John Keedy used to be uncomfortable talking about his problems with anxiety, but not anymore. He hopes his series of photos will help others with mental illness see that they're not alone.» E-Mail This
 
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    Fresh Air

  • 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
  • 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
  • From Walter White To LBJ, Bryan Cranston Is A Master Of Transformation

    26 Aug 2014 | 10:44 am
    While fans were watching him portray Walt in Breaking Bad's final episodes, Cranston was already reinventing himself — playing Lyndon B. Johnson in the play All the Way. Originally broadcast March 27.» E-Mail This
  • At 71, Elvin Bishop Is Still Vigorous, And Can Do Wrong Right

    Ken Tucker
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:44 am
    The white bluesman whose corny jokes have made his music enduring and fun has a new album Can't Even Do Wrong Right. He has a raspy chuckle in his singing, and he plays the guitar precisely.» E-Mail This
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