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Episode 760: Tax Hero

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:27:56 -0400

One professor had a way to make filing taxes easy and painless. It worked. People loved it. But then a big tax lobby heard about it...

IMDb Adopts F-Rating Of Women's Contributions To Movies

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:00:00 -0400

The online database has embraced the rating intended to highlight directing, writing and other aspects of filmmaking by women. This expands the rating's reach to the site's more than 4 million titles.

Social Media, Math And The Mystery Of A Mumps Outbreak

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:35:00 -0400

Since August 2016, there have been nearly 3,000 cases of mumps diagnosed in Arkansas. A epidemiologist explains how her team used online data and mathematical modeling to understand the outbreak.

Health Care Plan Championed By Trump Hurts Counties That Voted For Him

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:25:00 -0400

Trump picked up big margins in small and rural counties. But those areas would take the biggest hit with tax credit changes, according to an NPR analysis of data from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Fearful Farmers Rush To Find "Guest Workers"

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:07:00 -0400

Immigration lawyers are getting a wave of calls from farmers looking for foreign "guest workers." The farmers are worried that they'll lose their existing workers to an immigration crackdown.

Powdered Vaccine Raises Hopes Of Stopping A Top Killer Of Kids

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:05:00 -0400

It's aimed at rotavirus, a nasty pathogen that can cause diarrhea and kills more than 500 children a day. The secret to the vaccine is the same thing that makes space ice cream so cool.

At SXSW, Asian-American Musicians Make A Space Of Their Own

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:55:00 -0400

This year's SXSW saw the first-ever showcase featuring exclusively Asian-American artists. Organizer Christine Minji Chang says one goal is to broaden Asian Americans' representation in the industry.

Can Sears Survive? Maybe Not, Company Admits In Financial Filings

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:41:00 -0400

Shares of the company's stock tumbled 12 percent today after the company acknowledged Tuesday that its future viability is not a sure thing. The company lost $2 billion last year.

Tillerson: Defeating ISIS 'No. 1 Goal' for U.S., But Others Should Do More

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:17:00 -0400

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is hosting officials from 68 countries to discuss how best to take on ISIS. "As a coalition we are not in the business of nation-building or reconstruction," he said.

Run The Jewels Questions Our Innocence In New Video For 'Legend Has It'

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:44:00 -0400

A video that questions the rising rate of mass incarceration, systemic disorder and the most unusual suspects? RTJ pulls all the triggers.

When Is A Deal Just A Deal? When Trump Sells A Property, It's Not Always Clear

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:39:00 -0400

President Trump's properties have been attracting a large and generous circle of buyers, from wealthy Russians to a Chinese businesswoman. Many questions are being raised about the deals' ethics.

Police Confirm At Least 4 People Dead After Attack Near U.K. Parliament

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:38:05 -0400

Police say at least four people are dead and at least 20 injured after an attack in the heart of London Wednesday. A police officer and the suspected assailant are among the dead.

U.S. Faces Undefeated Puerto Rico In World Baseball Classic Final

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:38:05 -0400

It may be the American pastime, but this is the first time a U.S. team has reached the finals of the World Baseball Classic. The U.S. faces undefeated Puerto Rico at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday night. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Jon Morosi, a reporter for, for a preview.

Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch Faces Third Round Of Senate Questioning

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:38:05 -0400

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch faced questions from senators during the third day of his confirmation hearing.

'Vice News Tonight' Seeks To Reinvent TV News For Millennials

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:38:00 -0400

Vice founder Shane Smith and chief news executive Josh Tyrangiel are trying to reinvent TV news for millennials with Vice News Tonight on HBO.