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The Power Hour

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 18:00:15 -0500

This week on Hidden Brain's radio show, we tackled a big topic: power. From our conflicted feelings toward the powerful, to the ways we gain and lose power ourselves, and how power really can corrupt.



Trump Aims To Play Salesman During Davos Economic Forum

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:58:04 -0500

President Trump travels to a global summit in Switzerland this week. He'll promote his "America First" policies, and also meet with leaders of Israel, the U.K. and the African Union.



Ursula K. Le Guin, Whose Novels Plucked Truth From High Fantasy, Dies At 88

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:41:00 -0500

The novelist, best known for works such as the Earthsea series and The Left Hand of Darkness, used her fantastic realms to grapple with difficult themes. And she kept working until her death.



Why Are U.S. Allies Killing Each Other In Syria?

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:27:59 -0500

The U.S. partners with both Turkey and the Syrian Kurdish group that the Turkish are attacking.



Investigation Finds Pattern Of Behavior By Former Public Radio Host Garrison Keillor

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:27:11 -0500

An investigation by MPR News has learned of a years-long pattern of behavior that left several women who worked for Garrison Keillor feeling mistreated, sexualized or belittled.



The Mystery Of Contract Work: Why So Many Guys?

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:19:19 -0500

An NPR/Marist poll shows 65 percent of contract workers are men and 62 percent are under 45. Contract workers gain flexibility, but when business goes down, they're often the first to be fired.



CIA Director Offers A Window Into Trump's Morning Routine

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:15:00 -0500

When the sun rises over Washington, President Trump is often watching Fox News and tweeting. He also gets a briefing most mornings by CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who explained in a speech how it works.



Why The Delay Correcting False Alert? Hawaii Governor Forgot Twitter Password

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:12:40 -0500

The missile warning hit phones at 8:07 a.m. in Hawaii. David Ige didn't tweet a correction until 8:24. One reason for the wait: "I don't know my Twitter account logons and the passwords," he said.



Cozy Winter Songs: It's An All-Winter All-Skate

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:53:47 -0500

A playlist of icy jams by Fleet Foxes, Tori Amos, Bon Iver and more.



Do You Work A Side Gig On Top Of Your Full-Time Job?

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:53:02 -0500

NPR is interested in hearing from people who work side jobs on top of their full-time positions.



After Months In Limbo For Children's Health Insurance, Huge Relief Over Deal

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:34:00 -0500

The Children's Health Insurance Program drew bipartisan support for two decades. After brinkmanship over the federal budget, an agreement to end the shutdown has assured CHIP funding for six years.



NPR's Staff Diversity Numbers, 2017

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:26:52 -0500

Keeping on trend since 2012, the race and ethnicity numbers showed only incremental change.



Naomi Parker-Fraley, From Rosie The Riveter Poster, Dies At 96

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:18:00 -0500

The woman in the famed "Rosie the Riveter" poster has died. Naomi Parker-Fraley was 96. After years of scholarship and conflicting claims, she was believed to be the real Rosie.



Breaking Down The 2018 Oscar Nominations

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:18:00 -0500

The Oscar Nominations have arrived. NPR's Linda Holmes and Bob Mondello discuss the whys and wherefores behind both surprises and snubs from this year's contenders.



In Brazil, Court Will Determine If Former President Will Run Again

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:18:00 -0500

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva left Brazil's presidency at the end of 2010 with a more than 80 percent approval rating. Since then, he's been convicted of corruption. But that hasn't dimmed his ambition. He may again seek the presidency, but a court ruling will determine how challenging that path might be.