Arun Rath

Arun Rath appears in the following:

Remembering 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper, The Wrestler So Tough, He Wore A Kilt

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Professional wrestler "Rowdy" Roddy Piper has died. He was one of professional wrestling's top villains and acted in the 1988 film They Live. Piper was 61.


SuperPACs Report Their Funds — And The Numbers Are Staggering

Saturday, August 01, 2015

SuperPACs released their latest funding numbers Friday, and already it's clear that the committees' roles in 2016 will be gargantuan.


Lebanon Evicted Syrians From A Refugee Camp; They Refused To Go

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Tensions are rising between the flood of refugees and the Lebanese, who fear that the camps will become a drain on the country's resources. "We don't have anyplace to go," is one Syrian's cry.


Notes On A Month Spent Embedded In Afghanistan

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Producer Rebecca Hersher is just back from a monthlong reporting trip to Afghanistan. She talks to host Arun Rath about her experience.


Oil-Soaked Wildlife Turn Up On California Coast, As Cleanup Efforts Continue

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Workers continue to clean the coastline near Santa Barbara, where some 105,000 gallons of crude oil were spilled. Several pelicans, both dead and alive, have been found soaked in oil.


Know That THX 'Sound' Before Movies? That's Actually 20,000 Lines Of Code

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Deep Note, THX's distinctive audio logo often heard before movies, is getting an upgrade. The sound's creator, James A. Moorer, first composed it in code in 1982.


Mr. Spock Was A Biracial Role Model Of Notable Cool

Saturday, February 28, 2015

NPR host Arun Rath remembers the late Leonard Nimoy, and the personal significance of Star Trek's Spock as a biracial character on television.


Lily McBeth Pioneered Classroom Opportunities For Transgender Teachers

Sunday, December 28, 2014

In 2006 Lily McBeth became a central figure for transgender rights after a New Jersey school board re-hired her after she underwent a sex change. She died in September at the age of 80.


If You've Ever Looked For Faces In Your Potato Chips, Thank Myrtle Young

Sunday, December 28, 2014

The Potato Chip Lady, aka Myrtle Young, died in August of this year. She was 90. Young became famous after showing her collection of unusually shaped chips to Tonight Show host Johnny Carson in 1987.


From 'Shaft' To Von Trapp, The Musicians We Lost in 2014

Sunday, December 28, 2014

NPR's Arun Rath presents the work of a few musicians who died in 2014 but didn't get enough recognition, including a rockabilly forefather, an Indian mandolin player and a leading Texas bluesman.


50 Years Of Coltrane's 'A Love Supreme'

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Fifty years ago this week, John Coltrane and his band stepped into the studio to lay down the tracks on what would become his most important statement: "A Love Supreme." NPR's Arun Rath takes a look back at the album.


As Downtown LA Grows, So Does Urgency To Fix Skid Row

Sunday, October 26, 2014

In Los Angeles, more than a thousand people sleep on the street in cardboard boxes and tents — just a mile away from City Hall. Many want to fix Skid Row, but how to do it is extremely controversial.


The Full Escovedo: What You May Not Know About Sheila E.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

If her Prince-assisted '80s hits are all you know of Sheila Escovedo, you're missing half the story. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with the drummer, singer and bandleader and dives in to her early history.


In South Korea, Ferry Rescue Efforts Yield Only Grisly Results

Sunday, April 20, 2014

It's been a grim Easter Sunday in South Korea as the death toll continues to rise from the ferry disaster that left nearly 300 passengers, many of them high school students, dead or missing.


Putin And Predispositions In The Crimean Crisis

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Julia Ioffe, editor at The New Republic, helps to make sense the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.


In Defiance Of Arrests, Protests Erupt Again In Venezuela

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Inflation and food shortages continue to spark violence in Venezuela. Dozens of people have been arrested, and protests renewed on Saturday. Reporter Girish Gupta explains the situation in Caracas.


American Icons: The Wizard of Oz

Friday, November 29, 2013

It's been over seventy years since movie audiences first watched The Wizard of Oz. Meet the original man behind the curtain, L. Frank Baum, who had all the vision of Walt Disney, but none of the business sense. Discover how Oz captivated the imaginations of Russians living under Soviet rule ...

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Bradley Manning Verdict

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Bradley Manning was convicted of violating the Espionage Act, but found not guilty of "aiding the enemy" for supplying classified information to Wikileaks. Arun Rath, reporter for Frontline and PRI's The World and new host of NPR's Weekend All Things Considered, and Fred Kaplan, War Stories columnist for Slate and author of The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War (Simon & Schuster, 2013), discuss the verdict, and what it means for the military, transparency, and journalism.

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Check-In: Bradley Manning Trial and Guantanamo Hunger Strike

Thursday, July 11, 2013

We're watching two stories related to national security and counter-terrorism efforts. Arun Rath, reporter for "Frontline" and PRI's "The World" discusses the trail of Wikileaks leaker Bradley Manning, and the ongoing hunger strike (and force-feeding of prisoners) at Guantanamo.

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KSM Guantanamo Trial Latest

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

WNYC's Brigid Bergin and Arun Rath, reporter for "Frontline" and PRI's "The World", check in from Guantanamo with the latest developments of the terror hearings and the state of the detention program in general.

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