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On new album, Ben Folds reflects on 'What Matters Most'

Wednesday, June 07, 2023

Ben Folds reflects on his songwriting process, injecting empathy into lyrics, and why he believes that "we don't need any new albums."


What to expect in Biden's Oval Office address about the debt ceiling deal

Friday, June 02, 2023

President Biden delivers the first Oval Office address of his presidency. It comes a day after Congress passed a bipartisan deal to lift the debt ceiling, narrowly avoiding the deadline.


Alex Anwandter's disco-infused homage to dancefloor liberation

Thursday, June 01, 2023

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Chilean musician Alex Anwandter about his new disco-influenced album El Diablo en el Cuerpo.


Congress ponders regulation of powerful emergent A.I. platforms

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Can Congress keep up with the pace of growth in artificial intelligence? Paul Scharre of the Center for a New American Security talks about the current attempts to regulate A.I.


Kara Jackson, celebrated poet, returns to her first love: music

Friday, May 12, 2023

Kara Jackson is mostly known for her poetry. But singing was her first love, and she's now out with her debut album, Why Does the Earth Give Us People to Love?


In a Baltimore basement, a jazz detective strikes gold

Monday, May 08, 2023

New recordings of old jazz performances at Baltimore's now-closed Famous Ballroom are being released for the first time.


Jury finds Ed Sheeran didn't copy "Let's Get It On"

Thursday, May 04, 2023

Ed Sheeran has won a copyright trial brought by the co-writer of Marvin Gaye's Let's Get It On.


On debut album, Abraham Alexander finds solace in vulnerability

Friday, April 28, 2023

On his debut album, Sea/Sons, Abraham Alexander reflects on his upbringing as the son of Nigerian immigrants in Greece and the family's eventual journey to settle in the U.S.


Lucinda Williams and her suitcase full of songs

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

NPR's Juana Summers talks with singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams about her new memoir Don't Tell Anyone the Secrets I Told You.


Unearthing legendary Baltimore jazz performances

Friday, April 21, 2023

New recordings of old jazz performances at Baltimore's now-closed Famous Ballroom are being released for the very first time.


Cooking Nigella Lawson recipes for 365 days straight

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Nathan Young, a marketing professional from England, spent 365 days making recipes by cookbook writer Nigella Lawson — with enthusiastic guidance from Lawson herself.


Megadonor's purchase of Clarence Thomas' property was never disclosed, report says

Thursday, April 13, 2023

New reporting from ProPublica raises further questions about Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' financial entanglements.


Former FDA commissioner defends original approval of mifepristone

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

As access to the abortion pill mifepristone hangs in legal limbo, former FDA Commissioner Jane Henney reflects on the agency's decision to approve the drug in 2000.


'Succession' gets one step closer to finding a successor

Monday, April 10, 2023

NPR's Linda Holmes and Eric Deggans recap the new explosive episode of the HBO series Succession.


How Nakhane wrote an 'existential sex album'

Wednesday, April 05, 2023

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with South African musician Nakhane about their new album, Bastard Jargon. Percussive and made for the dancefloor, it also probes deep cultural and political questions.


The Los Angeles schools superintendent discusses the labor strike

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Alberto Carvalho, superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, after union workers began a three-day strike.


How Volker Bertelmann created the score for "All Quiet On The Western Front"

Friday, March 03, 2023

NPR's Robin Hilton sits down with composer Volker Bertelmann to talk about how he channeled the drama and horror of World War I into his Oscar-nominated score for "All Quiet On The Western Front."


Senegal's artists are fighting the system with a mic and spray paint

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

A cultural center in Senegal is creating a safe space where artists can use their platform to speak about climate change while also finding opportunities in the art and music scene.


People smugglers keep trying to recruit this boat captain. Here's why he says no

Saturday, February 25, 2023

By day, Saint-Louis native Pape Dieye is a boat captain-turned-tour guide for a fancy hotel that caters to Westerners. By night, he turns down requests to smuggle human beings across the ocean.


In Ukraine, evidence mounts of Russian war crimes

Friday, February 24, 2023

A year into the war in Ukraine, evidence of alleged war crimes by Russian soldiers is mounting.