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What Was 'A Blog Supreme'?

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:00:16 -0400

A history of NPR's jazz thing, and a goodbye, from its editor.

Despite The Odds, Syrian Activist Keeps Basement Schools Running In Aleppo

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 07:00:29 -0400

Marcell Shehwaro recently stopped by the United Nations to plead her case for intervention in Syria. But she's still operating schools out of the basement in opposition-held parts of Aleppo.

Peace Corps Volunteer Is As Strong As Legendary Horse Of Kyrgyzstan

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 07:00:29 -0400

She wanted to promote exercise — and challenge the belief that women aren't as physically capable as men. So she jumped into a chilly, choppy lake.

Magic In The Air: 3 Young Adult Fantasy Reads For Fall

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 07:00:29 -0400

You may be back in school, but your bookshelf doesn't have to reflect that — we've got three YA fantasy novels for fall starring three girls grappling with the impact of magic on their lives.

Trump And The Testosterone Takeover Of 2016

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 06:18:00 -0400

It's a historic election, with the first female major-party nominee. But for all that, Trump's masculinity has been on unusually prominent display.

From Miss Universe to Monica Lewinsky, Trump Flirts With A Risky Line Of Attack

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 06:00:00 -0400

Throughout the presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton has accused her opponent, Donald Trump of being sexist. The Trump campaign has responded in ways that may seem counter-intuitive.

Big Wings, Bigger Dreams: A Sleepover In The Space Shuttle's Shadow

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 06:00:00 -0400

Sleepovers at the National Air and Space Museum's huge annex near Washington, D.C., offer a real-life night at the Smithsonian.

Hurricane Matthew Strengthens Into Category 5 In Caribbean

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 02:58:00 -0400

With wind speeds of 160 mph, the storm is expected to make landfall on Jamaica on Monday, and remains a threat to Haiti and Cuba. Forecasters say it's the strongest in the Atlantic since 2007.

The VA Will Now Pay For Fertility Treatment For Wounded Vets

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:32:48 -0400

Congress has reversed a law passed in 1992 that prohibited the Department of Veterans Affairs from paying for IVF for veterans and their families, after mounting political pressure.

Episode 727: You Asked For It, Again

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:21:28 -0400

New show! You asked us questions about the economy and oddities in your world. We answer.

The United Nations Is Launching A Space Mission

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:52:00 -0400

The U.N. is planning to send its first spacecraft into orbit, packed with scientific experiments from countries that can't afford their own space programs.

Police Release Videos Of Shooting Of Unarmed Black Man in El Cajon, Calif.

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:06:00 -0400

After days of progressively larger and angrier protests in a San Diego suburb, local officials released surveillance and witness video in an effort to bring calm.

Gary Johnson Is Probably The Healthiest Candidate For President

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:58:00 -0400

The 63-year-old Libertarian presidential nominee has run 17 marathons and four Ironman Triathlons. He doesn't drink or smoke cigarettes, though his doctor doesn't address his past marijuana use.

In Year Since Water Crisis Began, Flint Struggles In Pipe Replacement Efforts

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:48:00 -0400

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Laura Sullivan, a professor of mechanical engineering at Kettering University, about the difficulties in replacing thousands of lead pipes that contaminated water in Flint.

Lee Musiker On Piano Jazz

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:18:05 -0400

The award-winning conductor, pianist and composer performs "Fascinating Rhythm" and other standards with Marian McPartland.