Subscribe: NPR Topics: People & Places
Preview: NPR Topics: People & Places

Stories from NPR : NPR

Assorted stories from NPR

Last Build Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:01:01 -0500

Copyright: Copyright 2018 NPR - For Personal Use Only

Homeland Security Secretary Says She 'Did Not Hear' Trump Use 'That' Vulgar Word

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:01:01 -0500

At a contentious congressional testimony, Kirstjen Nielsen said under oath said President Trump and others used "tough language" on immigration, but not a particular

The Fine Line Between A Bad Date And Sexual Assault: Two Views On Aziz Ansari

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:34:18 -0500 published a woman's account of a date with comedian Aziz Ansari that she says turned into "the worst night" of her life. In conversation with NPR's Kelly McEvers, two writers — Caitlin Flanagan of The Atlantic and Anna North of Vox — discuss whether the story describes a bad date, sexual assault or something in between.

How The Convenience Economy Has Led To Clutter In Urban China

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:34:18 -0500

The advent of shared bikes and food delivery service apps have led to an unprecedented amount of clutter on the sidewalks of China's largest city. Where pedestrians once walked freely, they now have to compete with speeding electric scooters belonging to armies of food delivery men along limited sidewalk space due to heaps of shared bicycles strewn about.

How Active Duty Military Are Navigating Changing Attitudes Toward Marijuana

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:34:18 -0500

California is the latest state to begin legal recreational sale of marijuana. That presents a challenge to the thousands of active duty military — and their families — who must navigate changing attitudes toward marijuana use, which is still prohibited under federal law.

In Egypt, Potential Candidates Prepare To Enter Presidential Race

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:34:18 -0500

Filing to run for president of Egypt begins this weekend, but potential candidates say they're afraid of the consequences of taking on hardline President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who looks to run again.

Held Captive By Their Parents, 13 Children Found In California

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:34:18 -0500

On Sunday, 13 children were discovered emaciated, shackled and held captive by their parents in a home in Riverside County, California. The motive is still unknown. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with KVCR's Benjamin Purper, who was on the scene and is following the story.

White House Physician Says Trump Is In 'Excellent Health'

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:34:18 -0500

The White House physician made public comments on Tuesday about President Trump's checkup at the Walter Reed Military Medical Center. Last week, the doctor said the president is in "excellent health."

Radio Artist, Writer Joe Frank Dies At 79

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

Radio artist and writer Joe Frank died Monday at age 79. Ira Glass, who worked as a production assistant for NPR programs that featured Frank, pays tribute to the artist whose approach to making radio has inspired producers around the country to experiment with and stretch the medium beyond traditional boundaries.

BlackRock CEO Says Companies Need To Do More Than Deliver Profits

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

Laurence Fink, CEO of the investment firm BlackRock, is telling other CEOs they need to do more than just deliver profits. In a letter published by The New York Times, Fink says companies must show how they are making positive contributions to society.

Toyota Announces Makeover Of Its Flagship Car

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

Toyota is investing in a major makeover of its Avalon sedan. It's an interesting choice because Americans are bypassing sedans in favor of SUVs. And while the Avalon is reliable, its styling is considered stodgy, at best.

As Flu Season Strains Hospitals, Doctor Offers Advice For How To Stay Healthy

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

An unusually severe flu season has strained hospitals around the country with overflowing emergency rooms. In California alone, at least 42 people have died from the flu. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Dr. Adrian Cotton, chief of medical operations at Loma Linda University Health System, about the influx of patients and what people can do to protect themselves.

Texas Rep. Will Hurd Says He Hopes To Preserve DACA

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

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, about the future of an immigration deal in Congress. Hurd says he hopes to preserve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

How Benny Goodman Orchestrated 'The Most Important Concert In Jazz History'

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

Eighty years ago, barriers were broken when Benny Goodman took a mixed race band to play jazz to Carnegie Hall.

Song Premiere: Mt. Joy, 'Jenny Jenkins'

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:02:47 -0500

The Slingshot band combines old-school classic rock with touches of rootsy acoustic music — a sound that overflows with hooks, tenderness and singalong moments.

The Case For Earmarks

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:01:58 -0500

Congressional earmarks have a bad reputation. But, our guest argues, they're just what America needs.