Robert Siegel

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Pittsburgh Offers Driving Lessons For Uber's Autonomous Cars

Monday, April 03, 2017

Uber has been testing driverless cars in the city for the past six months. Local officials are happy for the investment the experiment brings and for the boost to the city's reputation as a tech hub.


Oral History Project Hopes To Preseve Memories Of Navy Dolphins

Friday, March 10, 2017

Robert Siegel pays a visit to an oral history project that is trying to preserve the memories of the dolphins once used by the U.S. Navy to work on underwater mines.


How Did We Get To 11 Million Unauthorized Immigrants?

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

The story of how that population grew so large is a long one that's mostly about Mexico, and full of unintended consequences.


In America's Heartland, A Power Company Leads Charge For Electric Cars

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Kansas City Power & Light is building an ambitious, $20 million network of 1,000 charging stations. It's turning its service area into one of the fastest-growing electric vehicle markets in the U.S.


Rollout Of Chevy Bolt May Mark Turning Point For Electric Car Market

Monday, February 13, 2017

The Chevy Bolt can go 238 miles on a single charge and costs about $30,000, after a federal tax credit. But the clean-car industry needs government support to thrive, and that's far from certain.


Donald Trump Sworn In As 45th President Of The United States

Friday, January 20, 2017

At the U.S. Capitol Friday morning, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. In his inaugural address, he laid out his vision for the country.


Comic Hero: Why Donald Trump's Candid Rhetoric Resonates With Supporters

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Donald Trump's manner of speaking has caught the ears of supporters and detractors alike. He sounds different than past presidents, and his authentic rhetoric seems to mimic stand-up comedy.


Political Pollsters Reflect On What Went Wrong In 2016

Thursday, January 05, 2017

2016 was a year of failure for political polling in several Western democracies. France, Britain and the U.S. were all taken by surprise after polls underestimated the support for conservative presidential candidates and Brexit. Now, pollsters in all three countries are reflecting on what went wrong.


Remembering 'Ghost Soprano' Marni Nixon

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

We take a moment to remember Marni Nixon, a singer who lent her voice to actresses in some of Hollywood's biggest movie musicals. She died in July of complications from breast cancer.


What Will Be The Reaction To Kerry's Speech On Mideast Peace?

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Secretary of State John Kerry gave a presentation of the administration's Middle East peace plan on Wednesday. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Kurtzer.


The U.S. And Its Long History With The 'Middle Kingdom'

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Journalist John Pomfret has written extensively about U.S.-China relations throughout history. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Pomfret about his book, The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom.


Trump Expected To Deliver Economic Message

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump has been taking credit for good economic news since his election. Robert Siegel talks with NPR's Scott Detrow about the strong economy Trump is inheriting.


In Youngstown, Ohio, Support For Trump Echoes Memories Of Local Political Hero

Friday, November 04, 2016

Youngstown, Ohio, is considered a Democratic stronghold, but there is strong support for Donald Trump in the Mahoning Valley area this presidential year, which echoes memories of another outspoken, over-the-top political outsider — the late Congressman James Traficant.


College Republicans At Ohio State Consider The Future Of The GOP

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Two college Republicans at the Ohio State University explain why they're supporting Donald Trump, and consider how his candidacy will affect the future of their party.


Ohio Republicans Consider Future Of The GOP After Divisive Election

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Establishment Republicans in Ohio, Attorney General Mike DeWine, National Committeewoman Jo Ann Davidson and Franklin County GOP Chair Doug Preisse, consider the future of the GOP.


Ohio Volunteers Remain Steadfast In Support Of Donald Trump

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

NPR's Robert Siegel travels to Springfield, Ohio, which has seen the loss of many blue collar jobs in recent decades, and joins volunteer Laura Rosenberger as she canvasses a neighborhood in search of Trump supporters. Rosenberger says she doesn't always vote Republican and hasn't voted at all the past couple of years, but says Donald Trump has made her an enthusiastic Republican voter this year.


At 92, Charles Aznavour Is Still With His First Love — His Audience

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

"They are my confidantes," the French-born singer-songwriter says. He speaks to NPR's Robert Siegel about his current U.S. tour, his early days in New York and his role as an Armenian ambassador.


20 Years Later, Humans Still No Match For Computers On The Chessboard

Monday, October 24, 2016

IBM's Deep Blue beat chess great Garry Kasparov in 1997. Humans and computers play the game differently, but have computers taught humans much about the game?


College Graduates Weigh In On The Value Of Higher Education

Thursday, September 01, 2016

A year ago we met nine students from Maryland who made three different choices about college: community, public and elite private. Today we talk with them again as they reflect on those decisions.


Federal Appeals Court Throws Out North Carolina's Voter ID Law

Friday, July 29, 2016

A three-judge panel of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down a North Carolina law that requited voter identification. The unanimous decision found the law was "passed with racially discriminatory intent."