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Drivers Beware: Crash Rate Spikes With Every Hour Of Lost Sleep

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:01:17 -0500

An analysis of car accidents found that drivers who slept only five or six hours in the previous 24 had nearly twice the accident rate of drivers who slept a full seven hours or more.

A Stabbing, A Possible Ebola Outbreak, And A 'Time Bomb'

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:17 -0500

In Liberia, a team of epidemiologists have to delay a criminal investigation, look the other way on illegal drug use and build trust to stop an outbreak of Ebola.

Biden Hints He's Leaving The Door Open To A 2020 Run

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:39:00 -0500

Vice President Joe Biden turned 74 last month and would 78 after the 2020 election. Biden decided against a run this past cycle, after losing his son Beau to cancer in 2015.

Sammy Lee Climbed Above Racism, Dove Into Olympic History

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:38:00 -0500

Sammy Lee, a Korean War veteran and the first American platform diver to win gold in consecutive Olympics, dies of pneumonia at the age of 96.

Researchers Confident Mysterious Pair Of Mummified Knees Belonged To Queen Nefertari

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:02:00 -0500

Italian archaeologists found a pair of mummified knees in Nefertari's tomb in 1904. For the first time, tests indicate that the knees belonged to the great queen herself.

Despite Its Promise, The Internet Of Things Remains Vulnerable

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:52:00 -0500

There is currently no government regulation around the Internet of things, and Security technologist Bruce Schneier fears it will take a disaster for that to change.

Miranda Lambert Mixes Assertiveness With Vulnerability On Her New Record

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:42:33 -0500

Lambert's new release features 24 songs on 2 CDs. Critic Ken Tucker calls The Weight of These Wings a collection that "keeps on giving the deeper you get into it."

11 Transgender Americans Share Their Stories In HBO's 'The Trans List'

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:42:00 -0500

Nicole Maines and Kylar Broadus are both featured in the new HBO documentary. "We all come out publicly," Broadus says. "There is no hidden way to come out as a trans person."

Video Calls Replace In-Person Visits In Some Jails

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:21:00 -0500

Video visitation is growing in popularity at U.S. jails, but there's a catch: Many jails have ended in-person visits between inmates and their families as they adopt the new technology.

Metropolis: 12/3/16

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:55:17 -0500

This week's two-hour mix from KCRW's Jason Bentley begins with a track by Anderson .Paak, KCRW's pick for best new artist of 2016.

After 15 Years Of Silence, New York City's Trinity Church Organ Returns

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:37:21 -0500

The historic organ of New York City's Trinity Church has been silent for 15 years. That's because Trinity is on Wall Street, and it was buried in dust and debris during the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Now the organ is in Georgia and has just been reconsecrated.

Tech Plays Role As The Weapon Of Choice In Crime Fiction

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:37:21 -0500

NPR's Art Silverman reads a lot of crime thrillers. In the last year, he's noticed "The Internet of Things" seems to being playing a big role as the weapon of choice.

Oakland Warehouse Fire Survivor: 'We Were A Family'

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:37:21 -0500

Over the weekend, a fire broke out in a warehouse in Oakland where a number of people lived and that was holding a concert. The death toll continues to rise. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Carmen Brito, who lived in the warehouse and escaped from the building after the fire broke out.

Investigators Continue Recovery Efforts From Oakland Warehouse Fire

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:37:21 -0500

Fire investigators in Oakland, Calif., are continuing recovery efforts from Friday night's deadly fire at a warehouse party. The death toll is expected to rise and may not be final for days.

Judge Declares Mistrial In South Carolina Police Shooting Trial

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:37:00 -0500

A judge in South Carolina declared a mistrial in the police shooting case of Michael Slager. Slager was video taped shooting Walter Scott after he fled a traffic stop. Jurors deadlocked on Slager's guilt.