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Diwali Dilemma: My Complicated Relationship With The Swastika

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 12:00:23 -0400

While most Westerners see the swastika as a symbol of Nazi Germany or white supremacy, it has been a symbol of good fortune in Asia thousands of years before Hitler.

FDA Faults Hospitals For Failing To Report Safety Problems With Medical Devices

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:53:07 -0400

The Food and Drug Administration found several prominent facilities hadn't followed rules on reporting incidents in which patients died or were harmed. The problem is thought to be widespread.

A Moment Of Silence For The Black And Brown Talent That Grew On Vine

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:43:00 -0400

We'll miss Vine, but not just for its goofy, raw, six-second looped videos. We'll miss the platform for its ability to incubate young black talent.

With Days To Go, Clinton Leads In Campaign Cash

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:39:00 -0400

Hillary Clinton's campaign fundraising outpaced Donald Trump's in the first three weeks of October. She enters the home stretch with nearly four times as much cash on hand.

Discovering The Science Secrets Of Sourdough (You Can Help)

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:25:00 -0400

Many bakers treat their sourdough starters like a family heirloom. Some starters date back decades, even centuries. Now researchers want to analyze your starters to unlock their flavor secrets.

'Your Parents Came All The Way From Thailand': Kirk Wrongly Hits Rival On Heritage

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:01:00 -0400

A racially charged comment about an opponent from GOP Sen. Mark Kirk, already the most vulnerable incumbent this year, has made his already slim chances of holding his seat that much harder.

Cliffhanger Ending

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 10:37:48 -0400

Enjoy an all-new game with a phone contestant whose knowledge of popular TV characters is put to the test. Then, we hear terrible 80s TV plots, and are reminded Who's The (TV) Boss.

Commercial Break

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 10:37:48 -0400

Jonathan Coulton alters classic TV theme songs to be about more recent series. Then New Yorker critic Emily Nussbaum tells Ophira Eisenberg what it's like to get paid to watch TV.

Opening Credits

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 10:37:48 -0400

Sit back and relax as we revisit "Spin-offs," a mash-up game featuring brilliant spin-off pitches for popular TV shows, and "You Call That An Ending?", a game examining questionable TV series finales.

An Ode To Vine's Cutest Animals

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 10:35:00 -0400

The Internet is sad about the end of Vine. Here are some adorable animal Vines to cheer you up.

Top Stories: Pence Plane Skids Off Runway; Vast Marine Reserve Created

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 09:13:51 -0400

Also: The Pope honors Martin Luther, who led the Protestant Reformation; President Obama commutes the sentences of 98 federal prisoners; and Game 3 of the World Series is tonight in Chicago.

Joseph: Tiny Desk Concert

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 09:00:00 -0400

The trio's sound has grown to include elements beyond sisterly harmonies and acoustic guitar. But here, Joseph strips down to its original setup, playing newer songs the way they could have been.

A Listener's Guide To The Ghosts That Haunt Opera

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 08:49:15 -0400

Do you believe in ghosts? Composers from Mozart to John Corigliano have written them into their operas. Take a tour of some famous operatic phantoms.

Weekend LISTening: Baby Boom Boom

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 08:00:23 -0400

For your weekend playlist, new songs by Leonard Cohen, Sting and other boomer artists who, in 2016, are as creative as ever.

Nations Agree To Establish World's Largest Marine Reserve In Antarctica

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 07:49:00 -0400

At 600,000 square miles, the sanctuary covers an area twice the size of Texas and is known as polar "Garden of Eden." This unanimous agreement is the result of years of negotiations.