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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.


A year in, the U.S. makes a pledge: 'Ukraine will decide what victory looks like'

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin says the U.S. wants to put Ukraine in the best position to end the war, but he declined to say if battlefield victories or diplomacy were the shared end goal.


There is a myth about mass migration to Europe. But some people do risk it all

Monday, February 20, 2023

The challenges facing Africa are real, but depending on who you talk to, the solution is either to risk it all for a better life in Europe or stay on the continent and fight for a better future there.


Madonna decries 'ageism and misogyny' after criticism of her new look

Friday, February 17, 2023

Legendary singer Madonna was criticized on social media for her new look after an appearance at the Grammys. Novelist Jennifer Weiner defends the artist's "new face" as a beautiful provocation.


If there's a war against climate change, Saint-Louis is on the front line. And losing

Monday, February 13, 2023

The UNESCO World Heritage city of Saint-Louis is perched precariously between the Atlantic Ocean and the Senegal River. And it's on borrowed time.