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Black Sabbath Guitarist Tony Iommi Debuts Choral Work

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 5:40am

Iommi has gone from heavy metal to a choral composition for the cathedral in his hometown in England. Does that mean he found religion? Iommi said it just seemed like a nice thing to do.

After Missile Strikes, Many Wonder What Is The U.S. Policy On Syria

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 4:07am

Rachel Martin talks to Republican Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado, a member of the foreign relations committee, on whether the U.S. has a long-term strategy for dealing with Syria.

Alabama Governor Refuses To Step Down, Faces Impeachment Hearings

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 4:07am

Impeachment hearings get underway on Monday for Alabama's governor. Robert Bentley, a two-term Republican, is accused of misusing his office to cover up an alleged affair.

A Tenth Of A Point Changes Rio's Carnival Winner

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 4:07am

A Samba school in Brazil partied for days after winning Rio's Carnival competition for the first time in 30 years. But there's heartbreak: A judge made a mistake and the prize must be shared with another samba school.

What's The Issue With Nitrate Film Stock? It's Combustible

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 4:07am

The Turner Classic Movie Festival in Hollywood built a booth to project old films on nitrate stock. A firewall was needed. Nitrate can catch on fire and blow-up — just one reason it's no longer used.

Violence Escalates Against Egypt's Coptic Christian Minority

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 4:07am

Two churches were bombed in Egypt Sunday, killing more than 40 people. To learn about the Coptic Christian community that was targeted, Rachel Martin talks to Sudarsan Raghavan, Cairo bureau chief for "The Washington Post."

Syria Is The Latest Issue To Divide The GOP

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 4:07am

President Trump's decision to launch missile strikes against Syria has divided the Republican Party. Steve Inskeep talks to Jonah Goldberg of the "National Review."

Author Richard Florida On 'The New Urban Crisis'

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 4:07am

Steve Inskeep talks to author Richard Florida — who has made a career studying cities, both culturally and economically. Florida's new book is called The New Urban Crisis.

What's On The Table When It Comes To The GOP Tax Overhaul Plan

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 4:07am

The Trump administration has promised an overhaul of the federal tax code. Rachel Martin talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution, about what we know so far.

Trump Assesses Global Peacekeeping Priorities

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 4:07am

As the Trump administration assess foreign policy priorities, global peacekeeping is under a spotlight. The U.S. wants to see reforms within the U.N., as well as its peacekeeping operations worldwide — most of which are in Africa.

Rep. Mike Johnson On Revived GOP Health Care Plan

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 4:07am

After the collapse of a Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, House Republicans say they've made changes to their health care plan. Rachel Martin talks to Republican Rep. Mike Johnson.

News Brief: U.S. Strategy On Assad Lacks Details, North Korea Aggression

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 4:07am

The White House is sending mixed messages about how to handle Syria's president. And, a U.S. Navy group is moving toward the Korean peninsula as concerns mount over the north's missile program.

Drugs That Work In Mice Often Fail When Tried In People

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 3:37am

Most potential new drugs don't work when tested in people. It's a major disappointment and it drives up the cost of developing new drugs. One big reason is the use animals in medical research.

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Has Apple Lost Its Innovation Mojo?

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 3:34am

Apple was once considered the most innovative company in the tech sector. But by some accounts, it's being shown up by products from Amazon, Microsoft and now Samsung.

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Truck Crashes Into Stockholm Department Store

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 9:14am

A truck crashed into a department store in central Stockholm, killing at least two and injuring many others. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Swedish journalist Lava Selo.

Don Rickles Dies At 90. His Insult Comedy Was An Art Form

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 6:36am

Don Rickles died of kidney failure Thursday at his home in Los Angeles. His career took off in the late 1950s and '60s thanks, in part, to his friend and longtime supporter Frank Sinatra.

Is A Tweet Partisan Political Activity? Did Scavino's Tweet Violate Hatch Act?

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 6:32am

Dan Scavino, the president's social media manager and former caddie, sent a tweet calling for the primary election defeat of Justin Amash, a GOP member of the House Freedom Caucus and a Trump critic.

Sen. Kaine: Before Syria Strike, Trump Should Have Included Congress

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 6:29am

U.S. ships in the Mediterranean on Thursday launched 59 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian air base. Rachel Martin talks to Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., who says the president should have gone to Congress first.

How The Syria Strikes Affect Relations With Russia

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 5:44am

President Trump ordered airstrikes against an air base in Syria Thursday. It could alter relations with Bashar Assad's backer, Russia.

Russia Responds To U.S. Airstrikes In Syria

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 4:07am

Russians are viewing the U.S. airstrikes in Syria through a completely different lens. NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with Wall Street Journal Moscow bureau chief Nathan Hodge.




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