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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.

Philippine President Hears Voice Of God: It Says, 'Don't Swear'

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 07:18:00 -0400

President Rodrigo Duterte, made headlines for his profane descriptions of U.S. leaders, said he heard the voice of God threatening to bring his plane down unless he promised to clean up his act.

In Chechnya, Take Care How You Dance At Weddings

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 07:11:00 -0400

The leader of the Russian province has set up wedding vice squads aimed at cutting down on drunkenness and "incorrect dance movements."

Pop Culture Happy Hour: Halloween With Mallory Ortberg And Audie Cornish

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 07:00:23 -0400

We bring you two Halloween-themed segments from our west coast tour: Mallory Ortberg joins us for a Halloween candy debate, and Audie Cornish sits down for our super-difficult Halloween quiz.

Art Star Ragnar Kjartansson Moves People To Tears, Over And Over

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 07:00:23 -0400

The artist's repeating performance films can bring on a sort of catharsis, and people often cry after seeing a few cycles. "He's a huge deal," says one curator. "He's been ... rocking the art world."

FOJBI Friday: Meet Kristin Hook, Tracking The Dramas Of Competitive Sperm

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 07:00:23 -0400

She's a behavioral psychologist studying the science of insect mating, and sees public outreach as part of her job. One goal: "Empower non-scientists to think and approach problems like scientists."

4 Myths About School Bullying And The 'Trump Effect'

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 06:07:23 -0400

Hillary Clinton has just proposed a $500 million initiative to help states combat bullying. Here are some things you should know.

5 Questions About Early Voting, Answered

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 06:00:23 -0400

Early voting makes casting your vote way easier, but it might not boost turnout at all.

7 Of The Most Eyebrow-Raising Campaign Ads From Across The Country

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 06:00:23 -0400

Some down-ballot candidates are really embracing the non-traditional feel of this election year, especially when it comes to their advertisements.

Teens Want More Education On The Electoral Process

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 05:03:00 -0400

High school students watching the election wonder if their schools have prepared them to be good citizens, and whether they're ready for the responsibility of voting.

Scandals Tarnish N.J. Gov. Chris Christie's Political Career

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 05:03:00 -0400

Chris Christie was once a rising star in the Republican Party. Now, he's being hammered by a series of scandals that have journalists writing his political obituary.

E-Sports Attract Big Money, Big Crowds And Former Pro Athletes

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 05:03:00 -0400

E-sports features franchise owners such as former NBA greats Shaq O'Neal, Magic Johnson and Rick Fox. The League of Legends Gaming World Championship plays out this weekend in Los Angeles.

Ohio Campaign Swing Brings Out Trump's Lighter Side

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 05:03:00 -0400

Donald Trump on Thursday campaigned in Ohio, a state where the race is tight with Hillary Clinton. If Trump is going to become president, he almost certainly needs to win the Buckeye State.

Clinton Continues To Press An Affirmative Vision For The Country

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 05:03:00 -0400

In the final days before voters go to the polls, Renee Montagne talks to Brian Fallon, press secretary for Hillary Clinton's campaign, about the ways WikiLeaks has made Clinton vulnerable.