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Southern Baptist Head Urges Evangelicals To Avoid Political Ideology Amid Crossroads

Monday, June 25, 2018

Rachel Martin talks to pastor J.D. Greear, the megachurch leader assumes his role at the same time Southern Baptists grapple with the #MeToo movement and navigate their identity in politics.


From 'Squirt' To 'Squib,' Mike 'Doc' Emrick's Verbal Mastery Makes Hockey More Vibrant

Thursday, June 07, 2018

The renowned NBC announcer is famous for painting a visual picture of hockey using a dense and vivid vocabulary. For one game, a fan logged 153 different ways he used to describe how the puck moved.


Angélique Kidjo Connects Talking Heads With Her African Roots

Monday, June 04, 2018

The first time Kidjo heard Talking Heads' "Once in a Lifetime," she knew it was an African song. Almost 35 years later, her new cover album sounds as if it really had been conceived in West Africa.


Indy 500 Pioneer Janet Guthrie Savors The Day She Made History

Sunday, May 27, 2018

In 1977, the racing world was fascinated with driver Janet Guthrie's presence at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The day she sealed her spot in the race-day lineup, nothing seemed to be going right.


'I Don't Know Where It's From': Former UFO Program Head On Navy Jet Footage

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Luis Elizondo used to run a Pentagon office that investigated unidentified flying objects seen by the U.S. military. He says his staff often could not explain what it saw.


Guillermo Del Toro Says 'Shape Of Water' Is An Antidote For Today's Cynicism

Friday, December 01, 2017

In the Mexican director's latest film, a mute cleaning lady befriends a sea creature who is able to communicate without words. "The movie is about connecting with 'the other,' " del Toro says.


Want To Slow Global Warming? Researchers Look To Family Planning

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

A recent study shows that the biggest way to reduce climate change is to have fewer children, but, says one of its authors, the report isn't meant to tell people how to plan their futures.


Beam Me Up, Scotty ... Sort Of. Chinese Scientists 'Teleport' Photon To Space

Friday, July 14, 2017

Chinese scientists have announced they pulled off a successful teleportation of a photon from Earth to space. But what does that really mean?


Imagine Dragons On Catching Up To Rock Stardom

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Burnt out after years of hard touring, the "Radioactive" band hit the brakes. Now, it's bounced back with a new album, Evolve. Singer Dan Reynolds and guitarist Wayne Sermon tell Michel Martin more.


Lorde On Dialing Out And Turning Inward

Thursday, June 15, 2017

After the rush of stardom accompanying her 2013 debut, the singer felt "deeply conspicuous" working in her native New Zealand. To finish her new album, Melodrama, she let herself get lost in New York.


Going There: Civics 101 - What Does It Mean To Be A Good Citizen?

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Join NPR's Michel Martin and WVIA in Scranton, Pennsylvania for a night of conversation and entertainment as we discuss the meaning of an active citizen.


Going There: Beyond Borders

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Border cities can be places of division and unity. Join Michel Martin and KPBS in San Diego for compelling discussions on the tensions and possibilities found in border cities.


Female Marines Tackle What They Call A Corps' 'Culture of Sexism'

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Maj. Janine Garner's photo was swept into the online group in which users, including some fellow troops, graded or demeaned military women. Now she is joining with other Marines to return fire.


Jackie Evancho On Speaking Out Through Music

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Since her performance at President Trump's inauguration, the 16-year-old vocalist has advocated for transgender rights and released Two Hearts, which includes some of her first original songs.


Going There: Who Needs College?

Thursday, March 02, 2017

NPR's Michel Martin joins Wisconsin Public Radio for a night of conversation and entertainment to discuss the purpose of college in 2017.


'No One Eats Alone On Christmas': Restaurant Serves Free Meals To Homeless, Elderly

Saturday, December 24, 2016

The Muslim-owned restaurant is expecting hundreds to attend their free, three-course meal on Christmas day.


Born Before Women Could Vote, Now They're Proud To Vote For Clinton

Sunday, November 06, 2016

The website I Waited 96 Years documents women born before the 19th Amendment was ratified, which gave women the right to vote. Now they're proud to be voting for a woman major-party nominee.


So, Which Is It: Bigly Or Big-League? Linguists Take On A Common Trumpism

Sunday, October 23, 2016

If you've followed the 2016 presidential election, you've probably heard Donald Trump say it: "bigly." Or is that "big-league"? We asked linguists to settle the score — and offer a little context.