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Episode 714: Can a Game Show Lose?

1 hour 36 min ago

Crafting a TV game show is a balancing act. Producers have to carefully calibrate the rules, the drama and the prizes just right. Sometimes they get it way wrong.

The Thistle & Shamrock: Clear Sounds

1 hour 51 min ago

Enjoy the pure beauty of the unaccompanied voice, whether solo or layered, along with virtuoso solo instrumentalists.

The Fed Sees 'Diminished Risks' In The Economy, Keeps Interest Rates Steady

1 hour 56 min ago

Federal Reserve officials are sounding more optimistic about economic growth, even though business investment remains "soft."

First Watch: Cobi, 'Don't You Cry For Me'

2 hours 37 sec ago

Hear a cry to end racial injustice from an artist you might not know, performing with just voice and guitar.

Witnesses: U.N. Peacekeepers Did Nothing As South Sudanese Soldiers Raped Women

2 hours 4 min ago

Dozens of women and girls have reportedly been raped by South Sudanese soldiers near a U.N. compound in the capital. A U.N. spokesperson said they are taking the allegations "very seriously."

Covering Hillary Clinton, A Candidate 'Forged In The Crucible' Of Conflict

2 hours 12 min ago

As a reporter for The New York Times, Amy Chozick's beat is Hillary Clinton. But, Chozick says, it's hard to get to know a candidate who "has been so scarred" by her decades in the public eye.

'Nose-y' Bacteria Could Yield A New Way To Fight Infection

2 hours 13 min ago

The search for lifesaving antibiotics is on. Scientists have turned up one promising candidate in an unlikely place — the human nose.

Failed Assassins: Would-be Presidential Shooters In History

2 hours 18 min ago

John Hinckley is being released from prison 35 years after he attempted to kill Ronald Reagan. He is one of several who aimed at a president and missed.

Kaine En Español: Pandering Or A Symbol Of Understanding For Latinos?

2 hours 32 min ago

"Speaking Spanish doesn't mean that he understands the issues," one DNC attendee said. Others Latinos say his language ability reveals a deeper ability to understand issues important to them.

Police Use Fingertip Replicas To Unlock A Murder Victim's Phone

2 hours 39 min ago

Michigan State University engineers tried 3-D-printed fingertips and special conductive replicas of the victim's fingerprints to crack the biometric lock on his Samsung Galaxy phone.

Kids On Bikes: The Sci-Fi Nostalgia Of 'Stranger Things', 'Paper Girls' & 'Super 8'

3 hours 12 min ago

Three recent properties - a Netflix series, a comic book and a 2011 Hollywood film - borrow key elements from Steven Spielberg and Stephen King to comment on adolescence in very different ways.

Philadelphia Gun Range Owner And Activist Say 'Black Guns Matter'

3 hours 15 min ago

"No one can deny, with the things that have happened over the last few weeks, we're being murdered by law enforcement — and in our own community — at alarming rates," said Maj Toure.

After 35 Years, A Court Orders Ronald Reagan's Would-Be Assassin Freed

3 hours 21 min ago

In 1981, John Hinckley Jr. shot President Ronald Reagan in an effort to demonstrate his devotion to the actress Jodie Foster.

Trump Calls On Russia To Hack Into Clinton's Emails

3 hours 22 min ago

A presidential candidate urging such a foreign breach is an unprecedented move. Clinton's campaign said it was a call for "espionage against his political opponent."

Tortoise Wins Again: Slow And Steady Pace Outruns L.A. Fire

3 hours 23 min ago

An animal control agency got a call from the sheriff's department about "a tortoise that was running down the street, and away from the fire zone."

WATCH: Marilyn Mosby: 'The System Is In Need Of Reform'

3 hours 35 min ago

The Baltimore state's attorney has dropped all remaining charges related to the death of Freddie Gray, but she says she stands by the legitimacy of the criminal charges.

The Madness Of Humanity Part 3: Tribalism

3 hours 38 min ago

Tribalism is deeply ingrained in our value system — but we can commit to goals without radicalizing them, to support groups without demonizing others, says Marcelo Gleiser.

How Dolly The Sheep's Cloned Sisters Are Thriving, 20 Years Later

3 hours 40 min ago

Twenty years ago, scientists successfully cloned the first mammal, a sheep named Dolly. 13 other sheep have been cloned from the same group of cells.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar On Race And Law Enforcement: 'We Ask Too Much' Of Police

3 hours 49 min ago

Abdul-Jabbar, a retired NBA legend and author, is one of many celebrities attending the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Bonnie Raitt On World Cafe

3 hours 56 min ago

Watch the blues singer and guitarist play "Angel From Montgomery" live in Philadelphia with Amos Lee, and hear an intimate conversation.

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