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Politics In Zimbabwe Has A New Soundtrack

Friday, July 20, 2018

Ebba Chitambo, 66, made music during Zimbabwe's fight for independence. Now, he's giving advice to a new generation of musicians about writing political music.


Survivors Of Political Violence 'Will Make Sure There's Peace' In Zimbabwe's Election

Friday, July 20, 2018

Survivors of political violence in Zimbabwe are being trained to serve as election monitors in the country's July 30 vote. Past elections have been marred by violence and allegations of rigging.


'Free But Not Free': Zimbabwe's Amateur Filmmakers Turn A Lens On Their Country

Saturday, July 14, 2018

For a contest after the ouster of Robert Mugabe, filmmakers responded to the question "What does it mean to be Zimbabwean?" Their short films featured some uncomfortable answers.


'A New Life': An Activist Comes Home To Zimbabwe, Hoping To Hold Leaders Accountable

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

"I know for sure that if it was still Robert Mugabe, I would never dare to do it," says Savanna Madamombe. "The Mugabe era is gone, and it's something that can't ever be allowed to come back."


Matt Maltese Writes Love Songs For The End Of The World

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

The 22-year-old singer has been likened to David Bowie in fashion sense, Morrissey in vocal similarities and Father John Misty in his knack for satirical and apocalyptic-themed lyrics.


Roxanne Shante Smells Her Flowers With 'Roxanne Roxanne' Biopic

Friday, March 23, 2018

The new Netflix film chronicles the rapper's early career.


Goran Bregović Reconciles Religion With Music On 'Three Letters From Sarajevo'

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

"I like to understand music as a conversation," the Balkan singer says. "Music is language."


We LYLAS, But It's Time To Say TTFN As AOL Instant Messanger Signs Off For Good

Friday, December 15, 2017

AOL instant messenger signed off for the final time this morning — 20 years after changing online communication.


3 Generations Of Actresses Reflect On Hollywood, Harassment — And Hitchcock

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Actress Tippi Hedren talks with her daughter, actress Melanie Griffith, and her granddaughter, actress Dakota Johnson, about how being a woman in Hollywood has — and hasn't — changed over the years.


From Rolls-Royce To Grey Poupon, A Look At Brand Mentions In Chart-Topping Songs

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Musicians love to sing about cars — but they've also referenced mustard, bandages and chocolate. Bloomberg reporter Kim Bhasin talks about analyzing the lyrics of popular songs for brand mentions.


Meet The 5 New Inductees Of The National Teachers Hall Of Fame

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Five teachers were inducted into the National Teacher Hall of Fame this year and NPR's Claudio Sanchez sat down with them to get their take on what it means to be a teacher.


Students Compete In First-Ever International High School Robotics Competition

Monday, July 17, 2017

The first-ever international high school robotics competition is happening in Washington, D.C., this week. Over 150 countries from six continents sent teams to compete.


Explorers Probing Deep Sea Abyss Off Australia's Coast Find Living Wonders

Thursday, June 15, 2017

A monthlong expedition into one of the deepest, least-documented places on the planet discovered hundreds of unknown species. The finds included a "faceless fish" undocumented there since 1873.


A New Kind Of March Madness Hits Schools

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

It's March Mammal Madness, a bracket with real animals facing off in fictional battles. Hundreds of science classes are playing in schools around the country.


Hungry? Call Your Neighborhood Delivery Robot

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Self-driving delivery robots have popped up on the sidewalks of Washington, D.C. — and other locations have expressed interest. The bots learn about traffic patterns with every trip they take.


Congress Erases K-12 Rules, A Financial Aid Foul-Up And Other Education News

Saturday, March 11, 2017

From DACA to FAFSA, a Senate squeaker to a Supreme Court do-over, it was a busy week for education news in the nation's capital.


Washington, D.C., 5th Graders Try King Cake At The French Embassy

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

A group of fifth graders from Shepherd Elementary in Washington, D.C., gets a taste of king cake at the French embassy. They're visiting as part of the city's Embassy Adoption Program, which pairs embassies with local public school students.


Transgender Students, For-Profit Colleges And Changes To The SAT

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Our weekly recap of the latest national education news. Highlights: Betsy DeVos spoke to a major conservative gathering, and the College Board took steps to fight cheating.


DeVos Spars With Teachers, Trump On Autism And More Education Stories Of The Week

Saturday, February 18, 2017

With Secretary Betsy DeVos rolling up her sleeves and joining President Donald Trump to talk with educators and parents, Washington, D.C., is at the center of a lot of education news this week.


Beyond DeVos, What 5 Key Trump Appointees Could Mean For Schools

Friday, February 17, 2017

Here's a roundup of how new leadership could affect education.