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Lenore Raphael On Piano Jazz

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:17:08 -0400

Hear the award-winning pianist and vocalist's take on tunes like "I'm Old Fashioned," and a duet with host Marian McPartland on "Blue Monk."

Iconic Plague Images Are Often Not What They Seem

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:14:23 -0400

Many images that have been used traditionally to depict the Black Death are, in fact, not images of the plague at all. Now, a group of dedicated historians are trying to correct the record.

From Israel, Quiet Efforts Are Underway To Aid Civilians In Syria

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:03:00 -0400

The two countries have fought each other in the past and technically remain in a state of war. But both the Israeli military and private organizations are quietly delivering humanitarian aid.

Who Are The Confederate Men Memorialized With Statues?

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:54:09 -0400

Confederate statues and monuments are coming down all over the country.

'Sour Heart' Offers A Fierce, Fresh Take On The 'Hell' Of Coming To America

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:21:48 -0400

The stories in Jenny Zhang's powerful debut collection center on the violent, sometimes disturbing experiences of young Chinese-American girls growing up in Queens, NY.

Maryland State House Removes Statue Of Judge Who Wrote Dred Scott Decision

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:21:00 -0400

The infamous 1857 decision upheld slavery and declared that blacks were not citizens. Maryland's State House Trust voted Wednesday to remove the statue from its grounds, where it stood for 145 years.

Top Stories: Latest On Spain Attacks; Boston Readies For Controversial Rally

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:49:04 -0400

Also: President Trump will review U.S. military plans for Afghanistan; the U.N. blames the Saudi-led coalition for half of Yemen's child casualties; and Tropical Storm Harvey nears the Caribbean.

Help Us Make A Playlist For The Solar Eclipse

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:45:01 -0400

On Monday we'll turn the All Songs Considered 24/7 stream into a giant mixtape to score the solar eclipse and we want your help.

What We Know: Multiple Terrorist Attacks Hit Spain

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:20:00 -0400

Police believe the attacks that killed 14 people are the work of an organized group of terrorists — and that they acted after an accidental explosion earlier this week.

Dancing In The Dark: 30+ Songs To Enjoy During The Solar Eclipse

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:01:16 -0400

Like solar eclipse glasses, this playlist is a must! Be sure to have it ready to enhance your viewing pleasure on Aug. 21.

50 Years Later, Yusuf/Cat Stevens Reworks A Lost Song

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:00:19 -0400

The folk-pop legend returns by revisiting an early, unreleased demo. "Mary and the Little Lamb" is gentle but brightly rendered, complete with a new verse.

On Isolation and Belonging: Stories We Tell Ourselves 25 Years After High School

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:47:03 -0400

It's been 25 years since NPR's Rachel Martin graduated from high school, and it got her wondering about how people think back on — and are shaped by — their teenage selves.

Pop Culture Happy Hour: The Regrettable Television Pop Quiz Returns

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:20:00 -0400

It seemed like time for a breather from summer movies, so we invited our pal Sam Sanders into the studio to play a game that goes all the way back to our very first episode in 2010.

Do Laptops Help Learning? A Look At The Only Statewide School Laptop Program

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:15:00 -0400

It was 15 years ago that Maine began the first, and still the only, statewide school laptop program. Experts worry that an attempt to bridge the digital divide might have widened it.

At Least 4 Arrested In Connection With Spain Attacks

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:05:00 -0400

A fourth person has been arrested in connection with the attacks in northeastern Spain that killed 14 and more than 100. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Fiona Govan of The Local Spain.