Last Build Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2016 12:00:23 -0400Copyright: Copyright 2016 NPR - For Personal Use Only
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 12:00:23 -0400While 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.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:53:07 -0400The 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.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:43:00 -0400We'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.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:39:00 -0400Hillary 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.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:25:00 -0400Many 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.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:01:00 -0400A 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.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 10:37:48 -0400Enjoy 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.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 10:37:48 -0400Jonathan 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.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 10:37:48 -0400Sit 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.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 10:35:00 -0400The Internet is sad about the end of Vine. Here are some adorable animal Vines to cheer you up.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 09:13:51 -0400Also: 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.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 09:00:00 -0400The 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.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 08:49:15 -0400Do you believe in ghosts? Composers from Mozart to John Corigliano have written them into their operas. Take a tour of some famous operatic phantoms.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 08:00:23 -0400For your weekend playlist, new songs by Leonard Cohen, Sting and other boomer artists who, in 2016, are as creative as ever.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 07:49:00 -0400At 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.