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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:33:44 -0400NPR's Robert Siegel talks to radio historian Frank Absher about the heyday of CBS Radio, which is now up for sale. CBS was one of the first networks to truly realize the power of news and develop its use.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:33:44 -0400NPR takes a look at the 2016 Senate races that matter to GOP prospects of maintaining control of the chamber.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:33:44 -0400A century ago, people relied on nature to make basic things: toothbrushes were made of silver, combs were made of ivory, and clothes were made of cotton. In a lot of ways, life as we know it today, is possible because of plastic. We can now afford phones, computers and medical devices in part because of one chemist's discovery a century ago. But his descendants have some regrets.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:33:44 -0400NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Ginette Hemley of the World Wildlife Fund about the CITES meeting and the challenges in trying to protect endangered species, particularly elephants.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:33:44 -0400The Supreme Court could play as an issue in the presidential election after the unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia left the court short handed.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:33:44 -0400NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Ingrid Jacques of the Detroit News editorial board about the paper's endorsement of libertarian candidate Gary Johnson.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:33:44 -0400NPR's Robert Siegel talks to the mayor of Hoboken, N.J., Dawn Zimmer, about the commuter train crash on Thursday that killed one person and injured more than 100.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:33:44 -0400A commuter train crashed into a rail station during morning rush hour in Hoboken, N.J., Thursday killing at least one person and injuring more than 100. Trains are among the safest modes of transportation in the world, and crashes in the U.S. are rare. Crash investigators explain what might have gone wrong.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:33:44 -0400Woody Allen's first foray into television, Crisis in Six Scenes, debuts on Amazon Friday. The series is a six-part comedy set in the 1960s with a cast that includes Miley Cyrus.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:33:44 -0400President Obama hosted this year's U.S. Olympics team at the White House Thursday afternoon. He also saluted some former Olympians who didn't get the recognition they deserved after their own games.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:33:44 -0400Wells Fargo's John Stumpf was pilloried again Thursday in an appearance before the House Financial Services Committee. Stumpf reiterated his apology for the fake accounts scandal and promised the bank would do better, but it did little good. Many lawmakers wanted to know why it took the bank so long to put an end to the fraudulent practices.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:33:44 -0400NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Steven Ditmeyer, former director of research and development at the Federal Railroad Administration, about the New Jersey Transit train crash.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:33:44 -0400A commuter train crashed at the Hoboken station in New Jersey on Thursday just across the Hudson River from Manhattan.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:33:44 -0400Gary Bryner tells Studs Terkel about being a union member and working in an auto factory for General Motors. About 40 years later, he reflects on how factory work and the role of unions have changed.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:29:00 -0400Wednesday night's aurora borealis forecast was particularly strong, so Icelandic officials tried to reduce light pollution so the green glow would be more visible to people in the capital.