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California Wildfire Claims 2 Lives

13 min 44 sec ago

A fast-moving blaze in the central part of the state, whipped up by hot temperatures and dry vegetation, has burned more than 1,900 acres. Officials warn conditions are ripe for more wildfires.

Episode 707: Brexit

39 min 43 sec ago

What just happened in the UK? And what's coming next?

Rio Drug Testing Lab Is Suspended Weeks Before Olympics

1 hour 12 min ago

The international agency that regulates anti-doping testing has shut down the Brazilian lab, raising doubts that it can be ready for the Summer Games, which start in August.

Dozens Burned During Tony Robbins Motivational Exercise

1 hour 30 min ago

Seminar participants were hoping to conquer their fears by walking over hot coals. Instead, dozens at the Dallas event were treated for burns. A Robbins representative says there was no emergency.

As A Major Zoo Closes, 10 Reasons To Rethink The Concept

1 hour 55 min ago

Are zoos really effective at education and conservation? Anthropologist Barbara J. King offers her top reasons why it's time to rethink the role of zoos.

Remembering Bluegrass Singer Ralph Stanley

2 hours 19 min ago

The genre-defining singer joined World Cafe in 2002 for a career-spanning conversation.

How Much Baseball Is Too Much For Young Kids?

2 hours 27 min ago

As commentator Alva Noë heads off to a youth baseball tournament with his 11-year-old son, he pauses to review a new book by Jeff Passan on the dangers of too much baseball in the lives of young kids.

Historic West Virginia Flash Floods Kill At Least 14 People

2 hours 29 min ago

Flooding across West Virginia has killed at least 14 people and seriously damaged or destroyed more than 100 homes. It's the worst flooding in a century for some areas of the state.

Neil Young On World Cafe

2 hours 40 min ago

Join in a listening session for Young's new live album, Earth, which also features field recordings of natural sounds.

Brexit Created Many Losers, But Some Winners Too. Which Are You?

2 hours 41 min ago

Uncertainty generated by Brexit caused many investments to head south. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 3.39 percent. Still, there were some winners, like home buyers seeking low-interest loans.

Bernie Worrell, 'Wizard Of Woo,' Dies At 72

2 hours 54 min ago

The influential keyboardist and composer had been diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer. Worrell was a key member of Parliament-Funkadelic and played with the Talking Heads.

An Emotional Ending

3 hours 11 min ago

Every answer in this final round contains a word that is also a feeling or emotion. If we said, "It's an app where avians are flung across the screen at piggies," you'd answer, "Angry Birds."

This Is Our Administrative Assistant Day!

3 hours 11 min ago

Jeff Goldblum and Maika Monroe from Independence Day: Resurgence discuss the challenges of acting with CGI aliens. Plus, they play a game based on an infamous speech from Independence Day.

OMG VIP

3 hours 11 min ago

We've mashed up the names of famous people with common text messaging abbreviations.

Starmen

3 hours 11 min ago

"Weird Al" teams up with house musician Jonathan Coulton to sing our version of David Bowie's "Starman" about popular movies in which aliens land on Earth.

This, That, Or The Other?

3 hours 11 min ago

Strut your stuff! For this Los Angeles themed edition of This, That, or The Other, contestants must guess which of three categories things belong to: Yoga Poses, Hair Styles, or Dance Moves.

Sightseething

3 hours 11 min ago

Identify famous destinations based on some one-star Internet reviews.

'Swiss Army Man' Directors Explain The Symbolism Behind A Farting Corpse

3 hours 15 min ago

The directors of Swiss Army Man — Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert — talk to NPR's Kelly McEvers about what inspired them to make a movie about a flatulent corpse, and the deeper meaning behind it.

'Swiss Army Man' Leaps From Realism To Fantasy

3 hours 15 min ago

Swiss Army Man is an absurdist movie comedy in which a shipwrecked Paul Dano befriends a surprisingly talkative corpse, played by Daniel Radcliffe.

Thrilling Playoffs Usher In New Golden Age For The NBA

3 hours 15 min ago

After a thrilling NBA Finals, NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Chris Mannix of Yahoo! Sports about the state of the league overall.

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