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Symphony Of The City: Nigerian Artist Draws Songs From The Bustling Market

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Emeka Ogboh's exhibition, "Market Symphony," brings listeners the rich sounds of a Lagos market. "There are stories in the soundscape," he tells NPR's Michel Martin. "There are stories from the city."

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Gospel Star Kirk Franklin Wants To Help You Lose Your Religion

Sunday, January 31, 2016

The gospel star is known for merging hip-hop and gospel. His new album has a controversial title; he says he hopes it will help make God famous.

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What Young Republicans Have To Say About Their Party's Candidates

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Monday's Iowa caucuses are being billed, as they are every election season, as "a fight for the soul of the Party," both Democratic and Republican.

Yes, it's a worn-out cliché, but especially on the Republican side this year, it's a real battle.

For some insight into the race and the ...

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To Rebuild 'The Collapse Of Parenting,' It's Going To Be A Challenge

Sunday, January 31, 2016

As many know, parenting isn't an easy job. It can be hugely frustrating and even lonely trying to figure out what's best for your kid. Should you be a taskmaster or a best friend? Is there a middle ground? The pressures of full-time work and round-the-clock activities can make that ...

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How Do We Read Books Embedded With Racism?

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Last week, a conversation on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday, about reading books with difficult material surrounding race and gender to your children, sparked a lot of criticism.

NPR's Rachel Martin spoke with editor Jeremy Adam Smith about the controversy over A Birthday Cake For George Washington, a children's ...

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A Video Game IRL: Drone Racing League Aims To Be NASCAR In The Air

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Can drone racing be the next NASCAR? That's what Nick Horbaczewski is banking on. He is the CEO of the Drone Racing League, and he has lined up millions in venture capital to bring his vision to reality.

Using remote-control quadcopters with onboard cameras and virtual reality goggles, pilots ...

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With 'MartyrLoserKing,' Saul Williams Aimed To Make A Modern-Day Parable

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Saul Williams is a man with a message — and he'll will use any medium available to share that message. As a writer and poet he's published five books, including The Dead Emcee Scrolls: The Lost Teachings of Hip-Hop. As an actor he's appeared in film and television, and recently ...

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Book Diagnoses Darwin With Anxiety And Warhol As A Hoarder

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Was Andy Warhol a collector of beautiful and mundane things, or was he a full-blown hoarder? Did Abraham Lincoln suffer from melancholia, or was he clinically depressed? Did Albert Einstein have autism? These are the questions journalist Claudia Kalb seeks to answer in her new book, Andy Warhol Was A ...

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Behind The Music: Bernie Sanders

Saturday, January 30, 2016

No, this isn't a parody: The presidential candidate has a folk album. The producer of the 1987 recording gives NPR a glimpse inside the studio — and explains the then-mayor's "talking-blues approach."

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Puerto Rico Health Official 'Very Concerned' About Zika's Spread

Saturday, January 30, 2016

An epidemiologist says the island has been lucky so far, but needs to stop the virus at its source — where mosquitoes breed.

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Alexander Chee's Voice Shines Through In 'Queen Of The Night'

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Readers have waited almost 15 years for a second novel from the acclaimed Alexander Chee, following the highly-praised Edinburgh. The wait is over.

The Queen Of The Night is sprawling, soaring, bawdy and plotted like a fine embroidery. Lilliet Berne is the most famous soprano in the French opera. She ...

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How Exactly Do The Iowa Caucuses Work?

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Iowa's process of picking their choice for president is complicated. We try to demystify it in this space.

Here are the basics:


What is a caucus and how does it work?

The short answer:

It's essentially a neighborhood meeting of sorts — for politically active, like-minded people. ...

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Diane Rehm Finds New Life In The Profound Challenge Of Being Alone

Saturday, January 30, 2016

For decades, Diane Rehm has hosted her own daily talk show. The Peabody Award winner first took over as host of the midday show for NPR member station WAMU in 1979; only late last year, Rehm announced that she plans to retire sometime after the 2016 presidential election.

That ...

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Politics Podcast: Knocking On Doors With Bernie, And Negative Snapchat

Friday, January 29, 2016

With the Iowa caucuses just days away, the NPR Politics Podcast team is joined by special guest Clay Masters, the host of Morning Edition on Iowa Public Radio. Clay, who's covering the presidential campaign, talks about his experience knocking on doors with both the Clinton and Sanders campaigns.

The ...

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Amid A Lost Love, A Son And Father Finally Speak The Secret Between Them

Friday, January 29, 2016

It was a love long hidden, and cut short all too soon. But it was only around the time Andy Goodling's boyfriend died that he was finally ready to tell his father: "Bryan was my everything."

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Richard Dreyfuss: Like It Or Not, There's A Bit Of Bernie Madoff In All Of Us

Thursday, January 28, 2016

"He was a completely despicable human being, but in order to achieve that he had to be lovable," says Dreyfuss, who plays the Ponzi-scheme perpetrator in an upcoming two-part ABC miniseries.

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Is It Realistic To Recommend Delaying Pregnancy During Zika Outbreak?

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Some Latin American countries are calling on women to postpone getting pregnant. Women's rights activist Monica Roa thinks that's "naive and ineffective."

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Fambul Tok: Forgiveness And 'Family Talk' In Sierra Leone

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Sahr and Nyumah were barely teenagers when rebel soldiers from the Revolutionary United Front stormed their villages in Sierra Leone. The two friends fled with their families and neighbors — Sahr to the bush and Nyumah to the road leading to Guinea. But both were captured.

Rebel soldiers forced Nyumah ...

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More African-Americans Are Learning Their Roots With Genetic Testing

Sunday, January 24, 2016

The Social Life of DNA is a new book that explores what cutting-edge DNA testing technology means for African-Americans who lost their history in the slave trade.

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Move Over, Comic Book Guy: Philly Comics Store Prizes Diversity In Its Heroes

Sunday, January 24, 2016

At Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse in Philadelphia, owner Ariell Johnson says diversity isn't just an afterthought. She tells NPR's Michel Martin that new faces keep the heroics interesting.

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