Kelly McEvers

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This 10-Pound Keyboard From The 1980s Is Making A Comeback

Friday, July 14, 2017

IBM's Model F keyboard was manufactured from 1981 until 1994 and cost hundreds of dollars. Computer aficionados treasure it, but it's hard to find these days. So one man is working to bring it back.

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'You're Never Too Old To Screw Up': Keegan-Michael Key On 'Friends From College'

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Key's new Netflix show is about how even in your 40s, you can still make mistakes. The actor tells NPR he never expected to make it in the entertainment industry: "I stumbled up into this," he says.

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'GLOW' Co-Creators Explain Why Wrestling Is Like Greek Theater

Friday, July 07, 2017

The Netflix show follows a 1980s women's wrestling circuit. Showrunner Carly Mensch says you can see wrestling as "super reductive" or see it as "storytelling at its most potently inclusive and epic."

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Before Her Teacher's Murder, This 'Keepers' Witness Was Already Living A Nightmare

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

In the docuseries The Keepers, Jean Wehner shares her story of being abused by her high school chaplain. She says the teacher she confided in may have been killed for knowing too much.

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Eddie Izzard: Coming Out Gave Me The Confidence For Everything Else

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Fair warning: There are no actual jazz chickens in Eddie Izzard's new Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens. But it does provide insight into what makes the acclaimed comedian tick.

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Former New Mexico Governor Discusses His Role In Otto Warmbier Negotiations

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson on the death of American college student Otto Warmbier, who returned from North Korea in a coma last week.

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Congress Has A Rich History Of Legislating In Secrecy

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

A small group of Senate Republicans is drafting a major healthcare bill in complete secrecy. Critics are calling for more transparency but it turns out Congress has a history of legislating in secret.

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On 'Musas,' Natalia Lafourcade Celebrates Legends Of Latin Music

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

The Mexico City singer-songwriter talks to NPR's Kelly McEvers about her growing pride in her heritage and the importance of introducing younger listeners to Latin American musical history.

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Food Critic Now Halfway Through Taco-A-Day Quest. Will He Fold?

Friday, June 02, 2017

In January, Mike Sutter of the San Antonio Express-News began his great adventure by eating at a different joint every day for a year. And six months in, we thought we'd taco bout how it's going.

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'Rolling Stone' Founder Jann Wenner On 50 Years Of Rock And Roll History

Thursday, May 11, 2017

When Wenner started Rolling Stone, he says, other publications weren't taking rock and roll seriously. Since then, the magazine has documented five decades of music, politics and culture.

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Don't Be Fooled: 'Generation Wealth' Is More About Wanting Than Having

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Lauren Greenfield's 500-page photo collection shows toddlers in designer clothes and magnums of champagne. But it's also about how ostentatious displays of wealth have replaced real social mobility.

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What's Next? Sixth Season Of 'Veep' Probes Post-Presidential Life

Monday, May 08, 2017

Julia Louis-Dreyfus says growing up in Washington, D.C., and later living in Los Angeles helped her prepare for her role in the HBO comedy. "You're selling a brand of yourself," she says.

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'Aggressive Yet Sublime': A Looter, Nirvana And The Los Angeles Riots

Monday, May 01, 2017

Gilbert Monterrosa was 15 years old during the 1992 riots. He and some friends decided to loot a Fedco department store where he found something unexpected — Nirvana's album, Nevermind.

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'I Think It's Hard To Be A Person': Aimee Mann On Compassionate Songwriting

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

The singer-songwriter's music has long been characterized as melancholy. For her album Mental Illness, she leaned into that stereotype, writing songs that empathize with other people's struggles.

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Documentarian Says 'Anarchist Cookbook' Author Was Filled With Remorse

Monday, April 03, 2017

But remorse and regret are two different things. William Powell's 1970s book contains instructions for making explosives. Charlie Siskel interviewed him for his film American Anarchist.

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Tillerson Talks NATO Spending In Brussels

Friday, March 31, 2017

At NATO headquarters in Brussels Friday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson pressed other members of the security alliance to contribute more money to it.

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Police Videos Aren't Going Away. How Can We Learn From Them?

Saturday, March 25, 2017

In the era of body cameras and cellphones, the act of seeing police do their job is radically altering the public-police relationship, and changing civilian and police behavior and perceptions alike.

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Video Captures Police Encounter With Murder Suspect

Thursday, March 23, 2017

On April 16, 2015, police officer Jesse Kidder encountered a murder suspect named Michael Wilcox in Cincinnati, Ohio. The video went viral because of the surprising way the encounter unfolded.

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20 Years Ago, Biopic Helped Give Pop Star Selena Life Beyond Her Tragic Death

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

In the 1990s, Tejano music singer Selena Quintanilla Perez made a rare crossover to mainstream American audiences. The movie Selena debuted two years after her murder.

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In 'Confirmed Kills,' Iliza Shlesinger Cloaks Social Commentary In Comic Rants

Monday, March 20, 2017

Comedian Iliza Shlesinger's standup is physical. She contorts and snorts and stalks the stage as she becomes the characters in jokes that explore what it's like to be a woman in today's society.

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