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Hear 'Inside Edition,' Sneaks' One-Minute Micro-Pop Jam

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:25:38 -0500

As Sneaks, Washington, D.C.'s Eva Moolchan works in brief bursts. Recorded by Ex Hex's Mary Timony, Moolchan trades funky bass lines for a minimalist synth sample.

A Vermont Town In The Eye Of The Refugee Resettlement Storm

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:11:06 -0500

When the leaders of Rutland, an aging and ailing town, decided to host Syrian refugees, it made them a target of a national effort to oppose refugee settlement. The first families arrived this month.

Italy Avalanche Death Toll Reaches 15 As Prospects Of Finding More Survivors Dim

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:37:00 -0500

Hopes are dwindling that anyone trapped in an avalanche-buried ski resort could still be alive after six days. Separately, six people reportedly were killed in the nearby crash of a rescue helicopter.

New Medical Worry: Deadly Fungal Infection That Resists Treatment

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:13:00 -0500

Candida auris first was identified in Japan in 2009 and now has been found in five continents.

Science And Facts, Alternative Or Otherwise

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:10:00 -0500

Science, with its emphasis on public facts, gives us a model for answering many of the most important questions we face as a society. Adam Frank asks: Given our needs, tell me, what's the alternative?

Columbia University Reveals Details Of How It Profited From Slavery

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:08:00 -0500

Research by faculty and students found that leaders of King's College, which later became Columbia, owned slaves and that the institution raised money from those who owned enslaved people.

Independent Audit Concludes NPR Not At Fault In Death Of Two Of Its Own

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:06:00 -0500

The internal report recommends improvements to security protocols.

Ladies And Gentlemen, No Joy's 'Califone' Is Floating In Space

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:00:26 -0500

The shoegaze duo turns down the noise for bustling dream-pop on its new single, accompanied by a video featuring guitars dropped like bombs from a fighter jet and Jasamine White-Gluz's floating head.

Medical Debt Is Top Reason Consumers Hear From Collection Agencies

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 10:36:00 -0500

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reports that 59 percent of people contacted by a debt collector had outstanding medical bills. Telecommunications and utility bills trailed far behind.

Trump Gives Green Light To Keystone, Dakota Access Pipelines

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 10:33:00 -0500

The pipelines had been blocked by the Obama administration, and President Trump's actions are expected to reignite the energy vs. environment debate.

2017 Oscar Nominations: 'La La Land' Leads With 14, Including Best Picture

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 10:30:00 -0500

Among the nine nominees for Oscar's best picture include La La Land, Moonlight, Arrival, Fences and Lion. The 89th Academy Award nominations were announced Tuesday morning.

Satirist Takes Berlin Holocaust Memorial Selfie-Takers To Task

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 10:12:00 -0500

A Berlin-based Israeli satirist tweaks selfies taken at the memorial to elicit discomfort — and reflection. The memorial, he says, is "not just another backdrop for goofy selfies."

Nico Muhly's 'Mathematical, Organic And Achingly Beautiful' Philip Glass

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 10:07:00 -0500

The young composer recalls his teenage discovery of Music In 12 Parts — listening on a Discman while walking in New York — and how it later energized his own compositions.

Ásgeir Announces New Album, Shares 'Unbound'

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 09:38:00 -0500

Ásgeir's first album is owned by one in every 10 people in Iceland and became a huge hit worldwide. Hear the first song from his follow-up, which has an intriguing electronic sound.

Suspended 'Saturday Night Live' Writer Apologizes For Tweet About Barron Trump

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 09:31:00 -0500

Writer Katie Rich has apologized after an attempt at humor that resulted in her indefinite suspension, a person familiar with the situation says.