Robert Siegel

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Stephen Wade Goes 'Across The Amerikee' With Historical Banjo And Guitar Music

Monday, August 14, 2017

The musician and historian behind the long-running stage show Banjo Dancing has a new album of banjo and guitar showpieces that span the late 19th century and well into the 20th.

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For Sen. John McCain, A Momentous Few Days

Friday, July 28, 2017

From his cancer diagnosis to his dramatic return to Washington to casting a decisive "no" vote on the health care repeal, Sen. John McCain had an eventful week.

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FDA Announces Plan To Cut Level Of Nicotine Allowed In Cigarettes

Friday, July 28, 2017

The Food and Drug Administration is proposing sweeping changes to how it regulates cigarettes and related products, including reducing the amount of nicotine allowed in tobacco cigarettes.

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As Cost Of U.S. Health Care Skyrockets, So Does Pay Of Health Care CEOs

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Compensation in recent years for the CEOs of the largest U.S. health care companies has far outstripped the wage growth of nearly all Americans, an investigation by the news site Axios has found.

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Trump Says Transgender People Will Be Banned From Military

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

President Trump said on Twitter Wednesday that transgender people will be banned from serving in the U.S. military. He took the Pentagon by surprise and raised questions about implementing the policy.

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San Antonio Trailer Tragedy: What It Says About Human Trafficking

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The recent deaths of 10 people in the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer in San Antonio highlights the dangerous ways in which illegal immigrants are transported throughout the U.S.

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Amid Trump Tweet Storm, Sessions Holds Firm

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

President Trump continued to attack his attorney general on Twitter. But allies of Jeff Sessions say he doesn't want to resign.

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Senate Scores Narrow Win In Effort to Dismantle Affordable Care Act

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence cast a tie-breaking vote that now allows the Senate to begin debating health care legislation. But what happens next on health care, no one seems to know for sure.

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Collaborator Says Sendak Would Be 'Jumping For Joy' Over New Publication

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

More than 20 years ago, Maurice Sendak and Arthur Yorinks collaborated on a book called Presto and Zesto in Limboland. But they were both busy with other projects, and never bothered to publish it.

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London Literally Stank In The Summer Of 1858 — Just Ask Dickens And Darwin

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

In One Hot Summer, historian Rosemary Ashton follows Charles Dickens, Charles Darwin and Benjamin Disraeli through an unpleasant couple of months — as the River Thames flowed with hot, smelly sewage.

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Cleric Accused Of Plotting Turkish Coup Attempt: 'I Have Stood Against All Coups'

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Nearing the anniversary of the coup attempt, Fethullah Gulen tells NPR's Robert Siegel that if he were to be extradited, he'd "go willingly." As for Turkey's president: "I want to spit in his face."

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Turkish Cleric Denies Involvement In Coup Attempt

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

From his exile compound in the Poconos, the cleric accused by the Turkish government of leading a failed coup attempt last year, Fethullah Gulen, denies any involvement.

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For Newborns Exposed To Opioids, Health Issues May Be The Least Of Their Problems

Friday, June 30, 2017

Dr. Joshua Sharfstein says worry less about the short-term withdrawal symptoms of babies exposed to opioids in the womb, and much more about the lives and mothers they go home to.

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After Decline Of Steel And Coal, Ohio Fears Health Care Jobs Are Next

Monday, June 26, 2017

Health care jobs now outnumber manufacturing jobs in Jefferson County, Ohio. Hospital administrators worry that Republican plans to cut Medicaid will lead to layoffs.

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The Soprano And The Scientist: A Conversation About Music And Medicine

Friday, June 02, 2017

NIH Director Francis Collins and Renée Fleming, who is Artistic Advisor at Large for the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., discuss music and medicine. They also sing a duet.

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Using Music And Rhythm To Help Kids With Grammar And Language

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are studying how music and rhythm activities could help children who struggle with grammar and language development.

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'Pink Slime' Trial Begins, But It's The News Media Under The Microscope

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The icky name refers to cow trimmings added to ground beef to lower its fat content. In 2012 ABC News revealed the practice. Now a beef company's defamation suit for those reports is finally in court.

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'Like Brain Boot Camp': Using Music To Ease Hearing Loss

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Researchers in Toronto are studying whether singing in a choir and practicing pitch can help hearing-impaired people function better in noisy environments.

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After Decades Covering It, Tech Still Amazes Walt Mossberg

Monday, May 08, 2017

He began covering personal technology in the 1990s, when he says tech columns were written "by geeks for geeks." As he retires, Mossberg reflects on how tech has evolved, often in unexpected ways.

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In North Korea's Capital, More Abundance Than Expected In Everyday Life

Friday, May 05, 2017

A local version of Spam. Smartphones, or two, for everyone. Amid escalating U.S.-North Korea tensions, former journalist Jean Lee visits Pyongyang and finds that, at least there, life has improved.

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