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Watch The Districts, Femi Kuti And More At The XPoNential Music Festival

Sun, 07/24/2016 - 8:00am

WXPN in Philadelphia is hosting its own music festival this weekend.

Fountains of Wayne's Chris Collingwood Returns With New Project 'Look Park'

Sun, 07/24/2016 - 6:48am

Remember the song "Stacy's Mom"? The band Fountains of Wayne is no longer together, but NPR's Elise Hu speaks with its former lead singer, Chris Collingwood, about his new solo project.

At 75, Wonder Woman Lassos In A New Generation With An Ageless Fight

Sun, 07/24/2016 - 6:48am

As the launch of the upcoming film coincides with the heroine's Comic-Con fandom, Wonder Woman appears to be hooking new fans for the same reasons she was birthed in 1941: justice, peace and feminism.

What If You Hadn't Gotten Married? 'Dark Matter' Imagines An Alternate Life

Sun, 07/24/2016 - 6:48am

Blake Crouch's new science fiction novel tells the story of Jason Dessen, a father and physics professor who suddenly finds himself in a parallel universe — in which he's unmarried and famous.

Health Officials Investigate Two Possible Cases Of Zika Virus Outbreak In Florida

Sun, 07/24/2016 - 6:48am

Federal officials investigate the first two cases of Zika that may have been contracted in southern Florida. NPR's Elise Hu and Michaeleen Doucleff discuss the new findings and their possible impact.

As VP Nominee, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine Hits The Campaign Trail With Hillary

Sun, 07/24/2016 - 6:48am

Hillary Clinton introduced Senator Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate at a huge coming-out party event in Miami. She called Kaine "my kind of guy."

Sexism In Newsroom Culture Not Unique To Allegations Against Roger Ailes

Sun, 07/24/2016 - 6:48am

Roger Ailes stepped down as head of Fox News amid claims of sexual harassment from women he worked with. NPR's Elise Hu speaks to network news veteran Betsy West about sexism in the media.

Models From Norman Rockwell's Paintings Reunite

Sun, 07/24/2016 - 6:48am

On the 100th anniversary of Norman Rockwell's first Saturday Evening Post cover, several of the children seen in his iconic portraits gathered at the Norman Rockwell Museum.

To Break Through The News Feed Echo Chamber, Political Opinion Writers Read Opposing Voices

Sun, 07/24/2016 - 6:48am

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now; Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post; Ramesh Ponnuru of National Review; and Jonathan Chait of New York Magazine, tell us who they read even if they don't always agree.

With More Money In Consumer Pockets, Back-To-School Sales Give Retailers A Boost

Sun, 07/24/2016 - 6:48am

The National Retail Federation predicts this year's back-to-school spending will shoot up. With a fall in gas prices, and lower inflation and interest rates, economists say Americans have extra cash.

Veterans In Baton Rouge Reflect On Military Background Of Victim, Shooter

Sun, 07/24/2016 - 6:48am

A group of veterans at a VFW hall near Baton Rouge discuss the recent killing of three police officers. One of the fallen officers and the shooter were both veterans of the war in Iraq.

Democratic National Convention 2016: What To Expect In Philadelphia

Sun, 07/24/2016 - 6:48am

Now that the Republican convention is over, it's the Democrats' turn. Correspondent Mara Liasson tells NPR's Elise Hu what to expect from the Democratic Party Convention that starts Monday.

A Summer Of Terrorism Points To The Limits Of Counterterrorism

Sun, 07/24/2016 - 6:24am

The recent series of major terror attacks — from Orlando to Istanbul to Nice — have exposed some uncomfortable truths about the limits of counterterrorism.

The Reason Your Feed Became An Echo Chamber — And What To Do About It

Sun, 07/24/2016 - 6:01am

It often feels as if social media serves less as a bridge than an echo chamber, with algorithms that feed us information we already know and like. So, how do you break that loop? We ask some experts.

Gay Talese Stays Too Long At 'The Voyeur's Motel'

Sun, 07/24/2016 - 6:00am

Gay Talese conflates the journalist and the voyeur in his new book about a motel owner who spied on his guests. And he makes the readers voyeurs as well: We watch him watching the unwary motel guests.

Should Doctors Game The Transplant Wait List To Help Their Patients?

Sun, 07/24/2016 - 4:00am

A transplant surgeon knows how to game the system to get his patients bumped up the list for a heart transplant by giving them care they don't need. Is that being a good doctor — or a moral failure?

Two Major California Wildfires Prompt Thousands Of Home Evacuations

Sun, 07/24/2016 - 3:10am

A burned body was found near a northern Los Angeles brushfire that's forced the evacuation of 1,500 homes. As of Saturday night, the 31-square-mile fire was just 10 percent contained.

Leaked Democratic Party Emails Show Members Tried To Undercut Sanders

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 4:52pm

Just days before the Democratic National Committee convention gets underway, WikiLeaks releases almost 20,000 emails among DNC staff, revealing discussions of topics from Bernie Sanders to the media.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf Hopes Democrats Rally Behind Clinton At DNC

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 4:03pm

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf shares a preview of the Democratic National Convention, which takes place in Philadelphia next week.

Comic-Con Fans Continue The Epic Battle Between Science And Fiction

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 4:03pm

Fans of science fiction have long wrestled with the question of just how much science should be in their fiction. Advocates of different approaches met at San Diego's Comic-Con.




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