Robert Siegel

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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.


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.


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."


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


'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.


'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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


'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.


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.


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.


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.


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.