Robert Siegel

Robert Siegel appears in the following:

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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Two Decades Later, Success For Man Who Imagined Turning His Life Around

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Steven Mallory who had just given up drug dealing when NPR interviewed him in 1994 and 1995. Now, the Dayton, Ohio, resident works a full-time job, owns two businesses and is a grandfather.

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During World War I, U.S. Government Propaganda Erased German Culture

Friday, April 07, 2017

As the U.S. entered World War I, German culture was erased as the government promoted the unpopular war through anti-German propaganda. This backlash culminated in the lynching of a German immigrant.

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Lynching Of Robert Prager Underlined Anti-German Sentiment During World War I

Thursday, April 06, 2017

It became dangerous to be German in the U.S. after the country entered World War I. But it was fatal for Robert Prager. The immigrant was lynched in the town of Collinsville, Ill. It's a story people in the St. Louis suburb didn't talk about for years, but today it's on display at a local museum.

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'Hemingway Didn't Say That' (And Neither Did Twain Or Kafka)

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

There are tons of quotes from famous people out there — and a lot of them are just plain wrong. Author Garson O'Toole has dedicated himself to setting the record straight.

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Pittsburgh Offers Driving Lessons For Uber's Autonomous Cars

Monday, April 03, 2017

Uber has been testing driverless cars in the city for the past six months. Local officials are happy for the investment the experiment brings and for the boost to the city's reputation as a tech hub.

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Oral History Project Hopes To Preseve Memories Of Navy Dolphins

Friday, March 10, 2017

Robert Siegel pays a visit to an oral history project that is trying to preserve the memories of the dolphins once used by the U.S. Navy to work on underwater mines.

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How Did We Get To 11 Million Unauthorized Immigrants?

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

The story of how that population grew so large is a long one that's mostly about Mexico, and full of unintended consequences.

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In America's Heartland, A Power Company Leads Charge For Electric Cars

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Kansas City Power & Light is building an ambitious, $20 million network of 1,000 charging stations. It's turning its service area into one of the fastest-growing electric vehicle markets in the U.S.

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Rollout Of Chevy Bolt May Mark Turning Point For Electric Car Market

Monday, February 13, 2017

The Chevy Bolt can go 238 miles on a single charge and costs about $30,000, after a federal tax credit. But the clean-car industry needs government support to thrive, and that's far from certain.

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Donald Trump Sworn In As 45th President Of The United States

Friday, January 20, 2017

At the U.S. Capitol Friday morning, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. In his inaugural address, he laid out his vision for the country.

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Comic Hero: Why Donald Trump's Candid Rhetoric Resonates With Supporters

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Donald Trump's manner of speaking has caught the ears of supporters and detractors alike. He sounds different than past presidents, and his authentic rhetoric seems to mimic stand-up comedy.

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Political Pollsters Reflect On What Went Wrong In 2016

Thursday, January 05, 2017

2016 was a year of failure for political polling in several Western democracies. France, Britain and the U.S. were all taken by surprise after polls underestimated the support for conservative presidential candidates and Brexit. Now, pollsters in all three countries are reflecting on what went wrong.

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Remembering 'Ghost Soprano' Marni Nixon

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

We take a moment to remember Marni Nixon, a singer who lent her voice to actresses in some of Hollywood's biggest movie musicals. She died in July of complications from breast cancer.

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What Will Be The Reaction To Kerry's Speech On Mideast Peace?

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Secretary of State John Kerry gave a presentation of the administration's Middle East peace plan on Wednesday. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Kurtzer.

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