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A Georgia Boy Started Reading At 6 Months Old. Now 12, He's In College

Monday, October 19, 2020

Caleb Anderson is a sophomore at Chattahoochee Technical College in Marietta, Ga. He's taking calculus and macroeconomics and wants to be an aerospace engineer to help "people reach the stars."


What It's Like When COVID-19 Lasts For Months

Monday, August 10, 2020

Some people who get COVID-19 are stuck with lasting, debilitating symptoms. Two women share their stories of how they've been suffering for the "long haul."


Drummer Makaya McCraven, The 'Beat Scientist,' Talks About His New Album

Thursday, July 30, 2020

The jazz drummer records live performances and then manipulates those recordings in creative ways. His new album pulls from the pool of recordings that shaped his 2018 work, Universal Beings.


As Georgia Governor Calls To Reopen Schools, Largest District Will Teach Online Only

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Public schools in Gwinnett County will move online this fall. The district's superintendent said most everyone will have the Internet but he "can't guarantee" reliable access for all.


Phoebe Bridgers On Her New Album 'Punisher,' Surprise Released A Day Early

Thursday, June 18, 2020

The LA singer-songwriter talks about her second solo album, which includes guest appearances from peers like Conor Oberst, copying ideas from her heroes and the way lyrical specificity mimics poetry.


A New Library Of Congress Project Commissions Music Of The Coronavirus Pandemic

Friday, June 12, 2020

The Library of Congress is debuting 10 works of new music about the COVID-19 pandemic. The project takes inspiration from Giovanni Boccaccio, a writer who collected stories about the Black Death.


Maryland Restaurant Floats Social Distancing Dining Plan: Inner Tube Tables

Friday, May 22, 2020

Fish Tales Bar & Grill in Ocean City commissions tables for one that keep patrons 6 feet apart — that is when the restaurant can reopen. "It's like a big baby walker," owner Shawn Harman says.


Climate And Floodwaters Are Top Of Mind For Some Iowa Voters

Monday, February 03, 2020

Davenport, Iowa, faced historic flooding last year that damaged much of the city's downtown riverfront. Business owners are concerned about future floods and how climate change plays a part.


He Was A Horse That Never Won A Race. So Why Would Someone Steal Him?

Friday, November 29, 2019

On Christmas Eve 2004, Urgent Envoy disappeared from his stable in the middle of the night. He had finished his only ever race in last place, but that didn't matter to the trainer who took him.


A Legendary Collaboration Continues: Neil Young And Crazy Horse Reunite For 'Colorado'

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Neil Young and Crazy Horse have put out music together for 50 years. Young talks to NPR's David Greene about their latest album, Colorado.


Family Of El Paso Victims Speaks Out

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Andre and Jordan Anchondo were among the 22 people killed after Saturday's shooting in El Paso. The Anchondo family says the couple died trying to shield their 2-month-old son from gunfire.


How To Talk With Kids About Violent Attacks In The News

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

NPR's David Greene talks with Dr. David Schonfeld, director of the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement about how to talk to children about mass shootings and trauma.


serpentwithfeet Crafts His Own Language For Queer Life

Monday, June 18, 2018

Growing up, Josiah Wise says, he was closeted because he didn't have the language to express himself. His new album is intended to put words to his identity that go beyond sex and attraction.


Doctor Who Wrote 1980 Letter On Painkillers Regrets That It Fed The Opioid Crisis

Friday, June 16, 2017

In 1980, Dr. Hershel Jick wrote a one-paragraph letter about low rates of addiction among hospitalized patients given narcotics. It was later cited as evidence that long-term opioid use was safe.


Meet Binky, The Social Media App Where Nothing Matters

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

A new social media app lets you think that you're liking, commenting and sharing an infinite list of random posts. But "it's all meaningless," Binky creator Dan Kurtz says. And that's the point.