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NPR's Interview With President Obama About 'Obama's Years'

4 hours 25 min ago

Steve Inskeep interviews President Obama on NPR's radio special, the "Obama Years," about how Americans have fared since 2008. He also discusses the Brexit vote and parallels in the U.S. election.

Federal Judge Blocks Mississippi Religious Objections Law

4 hours 58 min ago

The law, which was to take effect on Friday, would have allowed merchants and government employees to deny services to same-sex couples because of religious beliefs.

Inside the Episode: Invisibilia - The Problem with the Solution

6 hours 23 min ago

Inside the Episode: Invisibilia - The Problem with the Solution

Explore the Episode

6 hours 25 min ago

Links to things we referenced in the show!

Meet the Experts

6 hours 25 min ago

Learn more about the scientists and scholars we talked to about solutions.

Read the Transcript

6 hours 25 min ago

Transcripts will be posted within 1 week after the episode airs.

For Centuries, A Small Town Has Embraced Strangers With Mental Illness

6 hours 25 min ago

Families struggle to find a safe, therapeutic place for loved ones with serious mental disorders. In Geel, Belgium, residents have brought mentally ill strangers into their homes for centuries.

NHTSA Will Look At Tesla's Autopilot Mode, After Deadly Car Crash

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 8:13pm

The fatal crash of a Tesla Model S car that was in autopilot mode when it collided with a truck on a Florida highway last month is prompting a preliminary evaluation of the feature.

1.4 Million Adults Identify As Transgender In America, Study Says

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 7:22pm

Washington, D.C., has the highest percentage of adults who identify as transgender, with 14,550 people — or around 2.77 percent of the federal district's population.

Biden: Bernie Sanders Is 'Going To Endorse' Hillary Clinton

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 6:43pm

Biden told NPR he's prepared to vouch for Clinton, who he will join on the campaign trail next week. "You're putting your rep on the line you're saying I think this person has character," he said.

Coastal Carolina University Wins First-Ever National Title In College World Series

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 6:32pm

"We're not the most talented team in America," Coastal Carolina's coach Gary Gilmore said after the game. "We're just the national champion. That's all I know."

Woman Asks Trump About Replacing TSA's 'Heebeejabis' With Veterans

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 4:54pm

"We are looking at that. We're looking at a lot of things," Donald Trump said Thursday, before quickly pivoting to border security.

Who Gets Tased? First Statewide Study Reveals Racial Disparities

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 4:53pm

Connecticut is the first state requiring police fill out a form when they use a stun gun. Research shows police used stun guns on black and Latino suspects at a higher rate than on white suspects.

Controversy Over Thailand's New 'Tier' In Human Trafficking Report

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 4:51pm

The country, widely criticized for trafficking in its seafood industry, has made improvements, says the State Department report. But critics don't agree.

VIDEO: Airstrikes Hit ISIS Convoy Fleeing Fallujah

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 4:19pm

Iraq's Ministry of Defense released dramatic aerial footage apparently showing airstrikes hitting an ISIS convoy on Tuesday. Hundreds of the group's vehicles were reported destroyed in two operations.

Floppy Ears And Green Gas From One 'BFG'

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 4:00pm

Steven Spielberg directs an adaptation of the Roald Dahl book that goes long on sentiment and on ... well, length, but finds charm in its deployment of Mark Rylance as the CGI giant's voice.

Faith And Fear In A Story Of 'Innocents'

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 4:00pm

Inspired by real events, The Innocents visits a convent in 1945 where a doctor finds herself unexpectedly treating pregnant nuns.

Le Carre Adaptation Takes 'Our Kind of Traitor' On A Tour Of The Underworld

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 4:00pm

A professor (Ewan McGregor) gets drawn into a seedy and violent world of criminal intrigue by a boisterous Mafioso (Stellan Skarsgard).

Adnan Syed, Subject Of 'Serial' Podcast, Will Get A New Trial

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 3:52pm

Months after he was granted a new hearing because of new evidence, Adnan Syed, whose 2000 murder conviction was a key focus of the Serial podcast, has been granted a new trial, his attorneys say.

Encore: 'Future Shock' 40 Years Later

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 3:25pm

Future Shock by Alvin Toffler was a huge sensation when it was published in 1970. The book perfectly captured the angst of that time and prepared society for more changes to come.




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