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How Small Inequities Lead To Big Inequalities

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:58:30 -0400

How do societal inequalities arise and persist? Tania Lombrozo interviews philosopher Ron Mallon about "accumulation mechanisms": the processes that explain how small biases can have big effects.

Suicide Bomber Kills At Least 24 In Afghanistan's Capital

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:29:00 -0400

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the latest attack in a wave of recent violence in Kabul.

Songs We Love: Stephen Stills & Judy Collins, 'Everybody Knows'

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:00:03 -0400

Half a century ago, they were a folk-rock power couple. Now they reunite with a tribute to the late Leonard Cohen.

Poland's President Says He Will Veto Controversial Legislation, Defying His Party

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:49:00 -0400

Critics say the two controversial measures would have undermined the independence of the judiciary. Poland has seen days of demonstrations across the country against the legislation.

The Shins: Tiny Desk Concert

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:21:00 -0400

James Mercer, the emotional and creative heart of The Shins, gives a moving performance at the Tiny Desk, with two new songs and a classic from the band's 2003 album Chutes Too Narrow.

Top Stories: Kushner Issues Statement; White House Distrusts Mueller

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:30:00 -0400

Also: Russian Ambassador Kislyak completes his service and returns to Russia; a robot finds possible melted fuel in the damaged Fukushima reactor; and Scott Blumstein wins the World Series of Poker.

Kushner Says He Did Not Collude With Russia During 2016 Campaign

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:04:00 -0400

Senior adviser Jared Kushner states that during the presidential campaign he had "hardly any" contact with Russia representatives. He is set to participate in a closed-door meeting with senators.

Scars Still Run Deep In Motor City 50 Years After Detroit Riots

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:51:00 -0400

Detroit police raided an illegal after-hours club when a brick was thrown and the city ignited into five days of rioting. Many African-Americans see it as rebellion against decades of harassment.

Jared Kushner Will Need To Clear Up Many Questions, Sen. Klobuchar Says

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:43:00 -0400

Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota about the Trump administration officials who have agreed to be interviewed by senators concerning the Russia probes.

Jared Kushner Says 'I Did Not Collude' Ahead Of Senate Committee Appearance

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:23:00 -0400

Kushner states that during the presidential campaign he had "hardly any" contact with Russia representatives. He is set to participate in a closed-door meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Excited To See Metallica, New York Teenager Loses Car In Toronto

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:04:52 -0400

After the concert, Gavin Strickland wandered around for hours looking for his car. With the help of a woman who likes scavenger hunts, Strickland drove his car back home to New York.

Fascinating Algorithm: Dan Tepfer's Player Piano Is His Composing Partner

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:00:00 -0400

Tepfer sees jazz as the pursuit of freedom within a framework — a premise that underlies his work with improvisational algorithms and a Yamaha Disklavier. He unpacks the project in this video.

Man Gets Stuck In Trash Chute Trying To Retrieve Phone

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 06:33:00 -0400

In Washington, D.C., a man had to be rescued after he accidentally dropped a cellphone into an apartment building's trash chute. Rescuers eventually hauled him out using a harness.

Jason Isbell On World Cafe

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 06:00:04 -0400

Isbell discusses the ways his daughter Mercy's childhood differs from his own and how being a dad has influenced his new music. Hear the conversation, including a surprise cameo from Mercy herself.

Are Helicopter Parents Ruining Summer Camp?

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 06:00:00 -0400

In a wired world, summer camp is one of the last phone-free zones. But campers, staff and especially parents don't always appreciate the message.