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There's a turf war going on over where Hollywood strikers can picket

Friday, September 15, 2023

Hollywood actors and writers have been picketing for months now. And there's an ongoing turf war being fought over where, exactly, strikers can and cannot protest.


Librarians worry e-book pricing might affect people's ability to borrow books

Friday, November 18, 2022

Local libraries are paying a lot more for e-books than they would for physical books. Librarians worry this hike in pricing might affect people's ability to borrow the books they want to read.


The U.S. mint is rethinking nearly two centuries of coin design

Friday, June 24, 2022

The U.S. mint is beginning to roll out a new set of quarters honoring American women. The mint is also trying to allow the artists a little more creativity with the design.


A Racist Law From 1834 Stands In The Way Of A Chehalis Tribe Business Venture

Thursday, June 03, 2021

The Chehalis Tribe in Washington state has a plan to create jobs and revenue. The problem? A racist law from 1834.


Barry Lopez, Acclaimed Author And Traveler Beyond Many Horizons, Dies At 75

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Lopez — who won a National Book Award in 1986 for Arctic Dreams — wrote about his travels to far places. But his writings aren't just travelogues, they remind us of how precious life on Earth is.


On 'McCartney III,' Paul McCartney Is A One-Man Show Again

Friday, December 18, 2020

McCartney has been busy in quarantine. The artist speaks about his new album, McCartney III, the quirks of writing love songs and remembering his late friends John Lennon and George Harrison.


Family Reigns Supreme On Jeff Tweedy's New Album, 'Love Is The King'

Thursday, October 29, 2020

The leader of Wilco isn't touring anytime soon, but he's kept creating with help from his sons, who appear with him on a new solo album and in a playful livestream series on Instagram.


Stephen Malkmus On The Challenge Of Playing Acoustically And Pavement's Reunion

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to the former Pavement frontman about his new album Traditional Techniques, getting his old band back together and whether or not his teenage children listen to his music.


Swamp Dogg On Reinvention, Country Music And Getting Another Rolls-Royce

Monday, March 09, 2020

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to the longtime outsider soul artist about his new country-influenced album Sorry You Couldn't Make It, which features contributions from Bon Iver and Jenny Lewis.


Inside The Controlled Chaos Of Dan Deacon's 'Mystic Familiar'

Thursday, February 06, 2020

The composer and electronic musician hit a wall while making his first solo album in five years. Finishing the record meant finding inspiration in everything from Brian Eno to a tree in his yard.


On 'Seeking Thrills,' Georgia Channels A Lifetime On The Dance Floor

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

British musician Georgia has a new album out full of throwback dance beats and stripped-back vocals. It's called Seeking Thrills and aims to capture the unifying force of a good club beat.


Here Comes YouTube: 'Billboard' To Change How It Calculates Top Albums

Thursday, January 02, 2020

Starting Jan. 3, Billboard is changing the way it calculates the top albums of the week. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Slate writer and critic Chris Molanphy about what the rule changes mean.


'Switched On Pop' Podcast Turns Accessible Music Analysis Into A New Book

Thursday, December 26, 2019

The popular podcast examines the craft of pop music with an accessible academic lens. Now, the hosts have authored a book that covers episodes on Taylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepsen and Drake.


What Matters To Health Care Voters: 5 Voices From New Hampshire

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Health care is shaping up to be a major issue in the 2020 elections and is dividing the field of Democratic presidential candidates. But what drives voters? Here are a few of their stories.


Months After Massive ICE Raid, Residents Of A Mississippi Town Wait And Worry

Sunday, November 17, 2019

The biggest workplace immigration raid ever in a single state occurred on Aug. 7 in Mississippi. In Morton — a town that's about 25% Latino — the effects have rippled throughout the community.


How A Complicated Web Connects 2 Soviet-Born Businessmen With The Impeachment Inquiry

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The case of Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman blurs the line between impeachment and a criminal investigation — and unfolds like a mystery novel. The Giuliani associates face campaign finance charges.


'We Will Always Sing': Black Belt Eagle Scout Makes Space For The Marginalized

Monday, September 09, 2019

Katherine Paul, who performs under the name Black Belt Eagle Scout, uses the pow wow music of her youth to shape her songs and isn't afraid to assert who they are for.


Sinkane Harnesses Hope For Sudan In 'Dépaysé' Album

Friday, May 31, 2019

Sinkane's lead singer Ahmed Gallab talks about the band's latest album, Dépaysé, Sudan's regime change and the resilience of his people.


'They Know That I'm The Real Deal': Transgender Baritone Makes Opera History

Thursday, May 30, 2019

In her U.S. debut as Don Giovanni, Lucia Lucas became the first known trans person to sing a principal role on an American opera stage.


Vampire Weekend Is Looking For The Cool Within The Uncool

Friday, May 03, 2019

Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig talks about Father of the Bride, the band's first album in six years, along with all the changes that time has brought.