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Last Build Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:00:03 -0400

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NPR Follows The Herd On Milk Marketing Survey

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:00:03 -0400

Lighthearted reports spread a non-scientific poll result.

Week In Politics: Senate GOP Health Care Bill, Georgia Special Election

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:32:00 -0400

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times, about the Senate Republican health care bill, the special election in Georgia, and the latest on the investigations into the Trump administration and Russia.

Challenges To Ethical Journalism In 2017

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:31:00 -0400

NPR and Colorado Public Radio journalists talk about newsroom decisions.

Disney Is Taking Stereotypes And Diversity Seriously, Or Is It?

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:06:30 -0400

From "Moana" to "Beauty and the Beast" and "Zootopia," new Disney films for children are becoming more inclusive and questioning of racial and gender stereotypes. A look at new Disney films, stereotypes, representation and diversity.

What Does Mistrial In Cosby's Case Mean In Court Of Public Opinion?

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 08:00:29 -0400

On this Father's Day, NPR's TV critic Eric Deggans analyzes the impact of the mistrial in the sexual assault case against superstar comic and philanthropist, Bill Cosby — once known as America's Dad.

'Gracious Address' By Queen Elizabeth II Won't Have All The Ceremonial Dress

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 08:40:00 -0400

All the pomp and circumstance of Elizabeth II's speech to Parliament won't be all the pomp and circumstance it usually is. That's a bummer for NPR's Melissa Block as she writes in this commentary.

Week In Politics: Russia Investigation, Senate Health Bill

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 16:38:00 -0400

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times about the political news of the week.

'Sharing Information' Or 'Leaking'?

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 11:36:00 -0400

NPR's policy on the language of leaks.

How The NBA Has Used Social Media To Move The Ball On Issues

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 05:11:00 -0400

The NBA's bold approach to social media has an impact well beyond the world of basketball. Commentator Ramesh Srinivasan takes a look at what sets basketball apart from all the rest.

After Years Of Restraint, A Linguist Says 'Yes!' To The Exclamation Point

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:29:00 -0400

F. Scott Fitzgerald once declared that using an exclamation point was like laughing at your own joke, but linguist Geoff Nunberg begs to differ. He has begun embracing the mark in his own writing.

Why We Should Say Someone Is A 'Person With An Addiction,' Not An Addict

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 05:00:00 -0400

Journalists should quit calling a person who uses drugs an "addict," according to The Associated Press Stylebook. This follows a trend toward "person first" descriptions of people with diseases.

A Dad Takes His Son To The Doctor And Discovers Fear Of Vaccines

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 05:00:00 -0400

As a science journalist, I know vaccines are safe. But when it was time to take my son to get his shots, I suddenly found myself overwhelmed by fear. Does science stand a chance against emotion?

Week In Politics: Comey Testifies Before Senate Committee

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 16:38:00 -0400

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with political analysts Guy Benson of and Matthew Yglesias of Vox about former FBI Director James Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, and reaction by the White House and others.

Doubling Down On Language And Style

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 15:29:00 -0400

NPR pays great attention when setting standards, but adherence sometimes falls short.

Learn To Sniff Like A Dog And Experience The World In A New Way

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 04:00:00 -0400

We humans think we don't have a very good sense of smell. But psychologist Alexandra Horowitz says dogs can show us how to train our noses so they give us a window into a secret world.