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N.J. Commuters Struggle To Get To Work A Day After Train Crash

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:35:07 -0400

Thursday's crash disrupted service at the regional hub. Officials promised extra buses, ferries and light rail, but WNYC's Stephen Nessen reports it was chaos for many Hoboken Terminal users.



The Sweet Success Of Bananas Foster Has An Unsavory Past

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:16:19 -0400

One of New Orleans' favorite desserts is a lasting legacy of an oft-forgotten chapter in the city's history: the banana trade, and its infamous practices.



All Songs +1: John Paul White Sings The Song That Changed His Life

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:14:00 -0400

Hear Bob Boilen talk with John Paul White, formerly of The Civil Wars, about the songs that have transformed the songwriter's life.



Federal Investigators Find 'Black Box' From Hoboken Train Crash

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:03:00 -0400

Investigators are looking into what exactly happened when a commuter train plowed into the Hoboken Terminal at a high speed on Thursday morning. The crash killed one person and injured more than 100.



Reporting Embargoes That Cross The Line

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:37:57 -0400

Scientific American examines a controversial practice that NPR and others agreed to in 2014.



Bon Iver's Long-Awaited '22, A Million' Is Here

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:13:38 -0400

After weeks of anticipation fueled by cryptic imagery, Justin Vernon and company have finally released the first Bon Iver album in five years.



Songs We Love: Gillian Welch, 'Dry Town (Demo)'

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:00:29 -0400

Welch celebrates Revival's 20th anniversary with a two-disc set of unreleased songs. "I have always learned more from other artists' imperfect works than from their masterpieces," she says.



Hear Solange's Bold And Beautiful 'A Seat At The Table'

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:45:00 -0400

Solange calls her new album "a project on identity, empowerment, independence, grief and healing." It's a floating melange of R&B, bold in its quiet and understated sounds, bolder in its message.



Trump Again Attacks Former Miss Universe

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:34:00 -0400

In predawn tweets, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump again lashed out at former Miss Universe Alicia Machado and Hillary Clinton.



Joshua Bell & Jeremy Denk: Tiny Desk Concert

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:00:29 -0400

Two A-list classical artists work up a sweat as they revel in the tender and turbulent music of Brahms and Schumann.



FOJBI Friday: Meet Ian Street, The Plant Whisperer

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:00:29 -0400

Joe Palca is not the only fan of "Big Ideas" in science. Much of the natural world is noisy, but Ian Street is fascinated by the sophisticated behaviors "stemming" from our quieter cousins.



2 Stolen Van Goghs Recovered By Anti-Mafia Police In Italy

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:55:00 -0400

The two paintings — of a seascape and of a congregation at a churchwere stolen from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in 2002. "They are the real paintings!" a curator said in a statement.



How Can Dinosaurs Help Us Understand Our Own Species?

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:19:01 -0400

Earth's rocks and fossils can help us understand our own species. Paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara explains important moments in Earth's history that help us recognize our place in the world.



Are We Headed Into Another Mass Extinction?

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:19:01 -0400

At various times, life on earth has come close to being erased. Paleontologist Peter Ward explains what we can learn from previous mass extinctions.



What's The Anthropocene?

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:19:01 -0400

Have we entered a new age defined by humans? Paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara says there's "no doubt" that humans' impact on Earth will show up in the geological record.