Robert Siegel

Robert Siegel appears in the following:

'Annotated African American Folktales' Reclaims Stories Passed Down From Slavery

Friday, November 10, 2017

The new anthology, edited by Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Maria Tatar, aims to make century-old stories — of flying Africans, quizzical animals and even Uncle Remus — available to new generations.

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Harvey's Debris Remains On Texas Sidewalks As Cities Face Shortage Of Trucks

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Nearly two months after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, a shortage of debris removal trucks is slowing down the recovery effort for some cities along the coast. Many trucks have been lured to Florida by higher rates, leaving Texas cities to fend for themselves. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with officials in Groves, Texas about how they're improvising.

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The Gould That Didn't Glitter: New Box Set Of 'Goldberg Variations' Outtakes

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

In 1955, a little known Canadian pianist recorded the Goldberg Variations. The album launched Glenn Gould's career and popularized Bach's music. Now the complete recording sessions have been issued.

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The Nationals Vs. The Cubs: One Of The Strangest Half Innings In Baseball

Friday, October 13, 2017

In one half inning, batters got to first base without touching the ball in four different ways. That's not happened in major league history in over 2 million half innings.

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After Devastating Loss For USMNT, What Comes Next?

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Last night was one of the worst in U.S. men's soccer history. An embarrassing loss to Trinidad and Tobago means the team will not make the World Cup for the first time since 1986. What happens now?

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Opera Director Yuval Sharon Awarded MacArthur 'Genius' Grant

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The director's innovative production of Hopscotch, which unfolds across the city of Los Angeles, deploys over 125 performers, six composers and a fleet of limousines.

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'The Year I Was Peter The Great': A Young American In Soviet Russia

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Marvin Kalb's new book is about a very interesting year — 1956 — that he spent on a diplomatic mission to what was then the U.S.S.R. It's part memoir, part context for understanding the Cold War.

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Y.A. Tittle, Star Quarterback For LSU And NFL, Dies At 90

Monday, October 09, 2017

Y.A. Tittle was a famous quarterback for Louisiana State University, the San Francisco 49ers, and the New York Giants. Robert Siegel spoke to him back in 1995.

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The Latest In The Investigation Into Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Monday, October 09, 2017

Investigators still have not identified a motive in last week's mass shooting at a concert in Las Vegas. The Clark County coroner will announce new findings in a press conference.

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How Clive Davis Shaped 'The Soundtrack Of Our Lives'

Monday, October 09, 2017

The music mogul has spent decades shaping the careers of artists who would grow into superstars. A new Apple Music documentary aims to tell his story.

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Las Vegas Attack: A Timeline

Monday, October 02, 2017

The numbers out of Las Vegas are staggering: 59 dead, more than 500 wounded. This is how the nation's deadliest mass shooting in modern history played out.

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Dental Schools Add An Urgent Lesson: Think Twice About Prescribing Opioids

Friday, September 08, 2017

Opioid painkillers prescribed by dentists have helped fuel the nation's addiction epidemic. Dental schools are teaching the next generation of dentists that there are other ways to treat pain.

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Stephen Wade Goes 'Across The Amerikee' With Historical Banjo And Guitar Music

Monday, August 14, 2017

The musician and historian behind the long-running stage show Banjo Dancing has a new album of banjo and guitar showpieces that span the late 19th century and well into the 20th.

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For Sen. John McCain, A Momentous Few Days

Friday, July 28, 2017

From his cancer diagnosis to his dramatic return to Washington to casting a decisive "no" vote on the health care repeal, Sen. John McCain had an eventful week.

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FDA Announces Plan To Cut Level Of Nicotine Allowed In Cigarettes

Friday, July 28, 2017

The Food and Drug Administration is proposing sweeping changes to how it regulates cigarettes and related products, including reducing the amount of nicotine allowed in tobacco cigarettes.

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As Cost Of U.S. Health Care Skyrockets, So Does Pay Of Health Care CEOs

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Compensation in recent years for the CEOs of the largest U.S. health care companies has far outstripped the wage growth of nearly all Americans, an investigation by the news site Axios has found.

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Trump Says Transgender People Will Be Banned From Military

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

President Trump said on Twitter Wednesday that transgender people will be banned from serving in the U.S. military. He took the Pentagon by surprise and raised questions about implementing the policy.

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San Antonio Trailer Tragedy: What It Says About Human Trafficking

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The recent deaths of 10 people in the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer in San Antonio highlights the dangerous ways in which illegal immigrants are transported throughout the U.S.

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Senate Scores Narrow Win In Effort to Dismantle Affordable Care Act

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence cast a tie-breaking vote that now allows the Senate to begin debating health care legislation. But what happens next on health care, no one seems to know for sure.

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Amid Trump Tweet Storm, Sessions Holds Firm

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

President Trump continued to attack his attorney general on Twitter. But allies of Jeff Sessions say he doesn't want to resign.

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