Streams

NPR Staff

NPR Staff appears in the following:

The Dark Side To The Firefly's Flare

Saturday, July 02, 2016

If summer's a time for bugs, the firefly is a classic. But all is not so light and happy with the light-up creature: "Femme fatales" from one species actually lure males of other species to eat them.

Comment

'Valley Of The Dolls,' Still Sparkling At 50

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Jacqueline Susann's camp classic about three women seeking fame and love turns 50 this year; Sex and the City creator Candace Bushnell calls it "a darn good read" and an influence on her own work.

Comment

'A Little Piece Of Mommy On Earth': The Gifts Their Late Mom Left Behind

Friday, July 01, 2016

Ibukun Owolabi's mom died when he was just 2 weeks old, so his then-teenage sister, Alice, helped raise him instead. Now a decade later, they recall what she left them: a name and a legacy of love.

Comment

Mislabeled As A Memoirist, Author Asks: Whose Work Gets To Be Journalism?

Friday, July 01, 2016

Suki Kim wrote Without You, There Is No Us after working undercover as a teacher in North Korea. She says the response to her book is also a response to her identity as Korean and a woman.

Comment

Dev Hynes On Taking Time With His Music: 'I Want It To Be The Most Me'

Thursday, June 30, 2016

The producer known as Blood Orange says his new album is for everyone who grows up feeling "underappreciated." To serve them, he has to be wholly himself.

Comment

U.S. Envoy: 'We're Taking Out' About 1 ISIS Leader Every 3 Days

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

NPR's Kelly McEvers interviews Brett McGurk, special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, about the fight against ISIS in the wake of the Istanbul airport attack.

Comment

FACT CHECK: Trump's Speech On The Economy, Annotated

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The NPR Politics team looks at Donald Trump's claims about globalization and trade.

Comment

Smithsonian Sets Phasers To Restore On Original Starship Enterprise

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Starship Enterprise — from the original Star Trek series — has gotten a restoration fit for a real life spacecraft. It goes on display this week at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

Comment

The Cheater's High And Other Reasons We Cheat

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Like it or not, cheating and lying are part of being human. But our propensity to cheat varies based on the situation. This week we delve into how cheating works.

Comment

Human Or Machine: Can You Tell Who Wrote These Poems?

Monday, June 27, 2016

Can a computer write a sonnet that's indistinguishable from what a person can produce? A contest at Dartmouth attempted to find out. With our online quiz, you too can give it a try.

Comment

For A Survivor Of One Club Shooting, Orlando Brings Bitter Memories

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Sixteen years ago, a gunman stormed a Virginia gay bar, killing one and injuring others — like Joel Tucker. That terrible night still haunts him, even more now in the wake of the Orlando shooting.

Comment

In Songwriting, Carla Hassett Looks Home

Sunday, June 26, 2016

The Brazilian-American singer named her latest album after a song by Caetano Veloso, whose lyrics written while in exile from Brazil struck a chord.

Comment

'The Mandibles' Is Financial Dystopia With A Bite

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Lionel Shriver's newest novel is a work of speculative fiction: A national debt crisis leads to a systematic civil breakdown, bringing a once-prosperous family

Comment

The View From The Northeast Corridor: Deep Divisions Ahead Of 2016 Election

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Despite a history of Democratic electoral solidarity, a trip through the Northeast finds Republicans hoping to make inroads in November and Democrats pushing for the voting power of immigrants.

Comment

#NPRNightSky: Your Star-Studded Pix From The World's Inkiest Skies

Sunday, June 26, 2016

We asked, you answered, with photos of the heavens from Botswana, Tanzania — and Oregon.

Comment

Novelist Chris Cleave On 'Brexit': 'We've Just Shot Ourselves In Both Feet'

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Younger Britons overwhelmingly voted to stay in the European Union, while most older voters supported leaving. The British novelist says the results don't bode well for his children's future.

Comment

Out Of Ashes, An Unwavering Resolve: 'That's The Legacy. We Never Ran Away'

Friday, June 24, 2016

Before the Orlando shooting, the deadliest attack on LGBT people in the U.S. happened at a New Orleans gay bar. Decades later, a pastor recalls the fire's brutal — but, somehow, hopeful — aftermath.

Comment

'If It Were Easy, It Wouldn't Be Interesting,' Say 'Ninja Warrior' Producers

Thursday, June 23, 2016

The American Ninja Warrior obstacle course is so hard that, at first, no one managed to complete it. But the show's executive producers say that's OK: "It's not about winning," says Arthur Smith.

Comment

Beyond Country And Blues: The Jazz Legacy Of Houston

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Though not well known for its jazz scene, Houston has produced some of the country's best jazz musicians, including Jason Moran.

Comment

The Case For 1971 As Rock's Greatest Year

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

That year, music journalist David Hepworth argues, offered an explosion of talent from David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Al Green, John Lennon and more. He discusses his new book, Never a Dull Moment.

Comment