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CDC Urges Americans To Get A Flu Shot As Soon As Possible

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:22:38 -0400

There's plenty of vaccine available this year, and the sooner people get vaccinated the better, federal health officials say. A recent drop in vaccination, especially among the elderly, concerns them.

Americans Unconvinced Of Potential Good Of Self-Driving Cars, Study Finds

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:27:10 -0400

Most Americans say they should always have the option to drive themselves. That's despite the fact the average driver is excited by driverless technology.

Federal Safety Investigators Head To Site Of Hoboken Train Crash

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:20:57 -0400

Steve Inskeep talks with NPR's David Schaper about what might have caused a commuter train to overshoot the terminal Thursday morning. At least 100 people were injured, and one death was reported.

Old West Gunslinging Meets Futuristic Androids In HBO's 'Westworld'

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:12:42 -0400

HBO's latest series is a high-tech theme park, whose visitors get to live out their wildest dreams of being in the Old West. Critic John Powers calls Westworld an "unexpectedly resonant show."

Rats That Reminisce May Lead To Better Tests For Alzheimer's Drugs

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:04:00 -0400

Most potential Alzheimer's drugs are tested on mice. But rats may be a better choice because they seem to have a type of memory that's more like ours, and also are highly vulnerable to Alzheimer's.

Why Is No One Punished For Attacks On Aid Workers?

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:49:00 -0400

The attack on the trucks delivering humanitarian aid in Aleppo was potentially a war crime. But it's not likely anyone will go to jail for it. Is this the new normal?

Witness Describes Damage To Hoboken Terminal After Train Crash

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:48:00 -0400

Attorney Claudia Bernal was on her way to work in New York City when she was detoured due to the crash. NPR's Joel Rose says the New Jersey terminal is a main point of entry to Manhattan.

Turkey's President Recommends Extending State Of Emergency

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:43:00 -0400

Thousands of people have been arrested or dismissed under the current state of emergency after a failed coup attempt July 15. The date has been declared a national holiday for "democracy and freedom."

Train Crashes Through Landmark Terminal In Hoboken, N.J.

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:39:00 -0400

Witness Mark Cardona describes the scene of a commuter train crash near the Hudson River. Nancy Solomon of member station WYNC also reports what she's seeing and hearing.

First Listen: Helado Negro, 'Private Energy'

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:11:00 -0400

The latest album by musician Roberto Lange mixes his unmistakable keyboard sounds with stripped-down dance beats and lyrics waiting to be assigned a narrative from your own life.

Kate Bush To Release Rare Live Recordings

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:48:00 -0400

A three-disc set, due out Dec. 2, features highlights from her 2014 concert series at London's Hammersmith Apollo theater. It was her first set of live performances in 35 years.

Commuter Describes Scene Of Train Crash In Hoboken, N.J.

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:46:00 -0400

Commuter Ben Fairclough says he had just gotten off a different train and was walking toward the station when he found his path blocked by the crashed train. He describes the scene to Steve Inskeep.

Watch Norah Jones Perform 'Flipside' Live In The Studio

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:44:33 -0400

The song is from the jazz and pop singer-songwriter's new album, Day Breaks. Here, Jones and her band play it live at KCRW.

Watch Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf Face House Panel Over Fake Accounts

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:37:00 -0400

Questions for Stumpf include one about his sale of $13 million in stock, which Rep. Carolyn Maloney calls "by far the largest open-market sale of Wells Fargo stock" in the CEO's tenure.

Songs We Love: Empire of the Sun, 'To Her Door'

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:00:28 -0400

"When you've got the undeniable, magical aura of Doctor Buckingham, things blossom." The Australian synth duo gets a lush assist from the Fleetwood Mac guitarist on its breezy new song.