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For Serial's Upcoming Season 2, Tap The Lightbulb

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 5:51pm

For Serial's Upcoming Season 2, Tap The Lightbulb

Gyrocopter Pilot Who Landed On Capitol Lawn Pleads Guilty

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 5:36pm

Florida mailman Doug Hughes landed his flying machine on Capitol Hill last April to bring awareness to campaign finance.

Episode 664: The Great Inflation

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 5:23pm

For much of the 70s inflation was bad. Prices rose at over 10 percent a year. Nothing could stop it — until one powerful person did something very unpopular. Today's show: How we beat inflation.

#NPRreads: French Civilization, 15-Minute Appointments And Palestinian 3G

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 5:22pm

Also this week: a glimpse into the mind of ISIS, from a former hostage.

Episode 664: The Great Inflation

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 5:16pm

For much of the 70s inflation was bad. Prices rose at over 10 percent a year. Nothing could stop it — until one powerful person did something very unpopular. Today's show: How we beat inflation.

Pray For Paris: Religious Leaders On Making Sense Of Violence

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 4:59pm

Many Americans have turned to their faiths in the wake of the attacks on Paris. So we turn to three religious leaders to see how they are leading their congregations in praying for Paris.

Sony CEO Reflects On Immobilizing Cyberattack 1 Year Later

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 4:59pm

One year ago this month, Sony suffered a cyberattack perpetrated by North Korean hackers. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton about how the company has recovered.

Iowans Voice Fear, Support Of Syrian Refugees

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 4:23pm

No Syrian refugees have arrived in Iowa yet, but people are concerned — some over a Paris-style attack coming to the U.S., and others over proposals they've heard that could single out Muslims.

One Week After Paris Attacks, Life Continues In The Place De La République

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 4:13pm

NPR's Robert Siegel visits a baker whose shop is across the street from one of the attack sites in Paris to see how he is coping a week after the horrific violence.

Investigation Continues 1 Week After Paris Attacks

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 4:13pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Robert Siegel in Paris one week after the terror attacks there. Some key suspects in the attacks are dead, but many questions remain.

Thanksgiving Trend Watchers Test Recipes So You Don't Have To

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 4:01pm

The creators of The Bitten Word food blog publish an annual survey of Thanksgiving recipes suggested by food magazines. This year, there were lots of ancient grains and citrus-flavored desserts.

Grace Potter On World Cafe

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 3:58pm

Hear the Nocturnals leader rock through a few of the songs from her first solo album, Midnight.

'Scandal' Abortion Storyline Marks Bold Move For Network Television

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 3:21pm

The winter season finale for the hit ABC TV show, Scandal, featured the lead character seemingly getting an abortion. That's highly unusual for network television and an invitation to controversy. NPR recaps the episode and the reaction.

Paris Attackers' Use Of Suicide Vests Marks Important Change In ISIS Fight

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 3:21pm

Last week's rampage in Paris marked the first time suicide vests have been used in a European terrorist attack. NPR reports on how difficult they are to make and the damage they can do.

U.S. Military Personnel Help Rescue Hostages From Hotel In Mali

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 3:21pm

American military personnel helped rescue some Americans and others in Mali after the hotel where they were staying was overrun by gunmen.

More Than 130 Survive Hostage Situation At Mali Hotel

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 3:21pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Katarina Hoije, a freelance journalist who is outside the Radisson Blu hotel in Mali's capital where gunmen held at least 170 people this morning.

National Institutes Of Health To Retire Last 50 Research Chimps

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 3:21pm

The National Institutes of Health announced their 50 remaining chimps will be going into retirement. NPR's Ari Shapiro spoke with Cathy Willis Spraetz, president and chief executive of Chimp Haven, where the chimps will ultimately be housed.

Alberto Nisman Conspiracy Theories Fly As Argentine Election Nears

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 3:21pm

The mysterious death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman riveted Argentines 10 months ago. But amid a swirl of confusing conspiracy theories, it's not an issue in Sunday's presidential vote.

What Questions Would You Ask Your 18-Year-Old Or Older Self?

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 3:21pm

After our interview with man who videotaped himself at age 18 asking questions to be answered by his older self, we tweeted this question: If you could talk to your 18 year-old self — or ask your older self questions — what would you say? We read some of the responses.

When Fees Attack: Rolling Over A 401(k) Can Trigger Big-Time Charges

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 3:21pm

One of the moments our retirement nest eggs are most vulnerable is when we change jobs. That's when some financial advisers charge fees to roll them over — and those fees can be hard to see.




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