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Loudon Wainwright III: 'Please Discover Me Now!'

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 11:00am

Singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III joins us to read some clues and play some tunes, including a new song in which he imagines what a world in which Donald Trump became President.

Perfectly Cromulent Words

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 11:00am

In this game, contestants must decide whether the clues we give them are real words we found in the Oxford English Dictionary, or something we made up.

Three Separate, But Equally Important Initials

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 11:00am

For this game, we've rewritten the intro to Law & Order: SVU to be about other things known by three initials.

Postcard From Cleveland: Why I'm Voting For Donald Trump

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 10:16am

We asked everyone we met why they were supporting Trump. Here are some of their answers.

$1 Billion Health Care Fraud Took Advantage Of Medicare In Florida, Agents Say

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 10:07am

Investigators say Philip Esformes, 47, used his access to thousands of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries to perpetrate a massive and profitable fraud.

Bigger Budgets Boost 'Star Trek: Beyond,' But Small Screens Might Work Better

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 10:00am

Chris Klimek says the fancy effects and swooping camera work of the new Star Trek film are fun to watch, but the story's civilization-seeking imperatives might still be better served by TV.

North Miami Officer Was Aiming At Man With Autism, Union Chief Says

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 9:32am

"This not a case of a rogue cop, this is not a case of police abuse," the head of the Dade County police union says, adding that the officer who shot Charles Kinsey is praying for his recovery.

In Nice, Residents And Tourists Struggle To Adjust After Attack

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 9:23am

After last week's truck attack, "We're lost," says one resident. "We just don't know how to deal with it. We're living in endless doubt."

Songs We Love: Roosevelt, 'Fever'

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 9:00am

The German producer captures youth, boredom and adventure in a wistful pop song whose video follows three teenagers as they stumble aimlessly into chaos.

'Don't Think Twice' Scripts Improv With Ease

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 8:37am

Sad sacks and stage hogs chase stardom in Don't Think Twice. But rest assured writer/director Mike Birbiglia keeps it funny.

The Race To Stop A Looming Food Disaster In Southern Africa

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 8:17am

El Nino ruined this spring's harvest. Can food aid — and maize seeds — be delivered in time?

John Congleton And The Nighty Nite: Tiny Desk Concert

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 8:00am

These are not songs to shock, but songs to remind us of our fragility, our faults, our instincts and what an extraordinary thing it is to be an ordinary phenomenal nothing.

FOJBI Friday: Anna Haensch, Podcaster And Mathematician

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 8:00am

Joe Palca is not the only fan of big ideas in science. Anna Haensch hosts the podcast The Other Half, and uses math to explore complex social issues like racism.

We're Off To The Newport Folk Festival!

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 6:55am

We have your entire weekend planned out. Listen to sets by Ryan Adams, Elvis Costello, Alabama Shakes and more during our live stream of the Newport Folk Festival.

45 Olympic Athletes From 2012, 2008 Implicated In New Doping Tests

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 6:32am

More than 20 athletes who won Olympic medals in Beijing are among those implicated. The new findings nearly double the number of implicated athletes from those games.

Quick Thoughts On The Ups And Downs Of Google Searches For 'White People'

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 6:19am

More people have been Googling the term "white people" recently, perhaps prompted by this election cycle's racial issues. But we're trying to figure out a couple other spikes over time.

Astrophysicist, Wine Lover, Foodie: The Neil deGrasse Tyson You Didn't Know

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 6:00am

He's the man with a seemingly endless stream of science fun facts at his command. He's also a great gourmet. We talk to the famed scientist about how his two great passions collide in the kitchen.

From Mozart To Mr. Rogers: Literacy, Music And The Brain

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 6:00am

A test that can flag struggling readers before they're old enough to read and the power of music to help a child hear language. A literacy two-fer from the NPR Ed Team.

Roger Ailes' Unparalleled Impact On The Public Sphere

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 5:57am

No contemporary figure has done more to shape the intersection of American media and politics than Roger Ailes. He was forced out of Fox News this week following allegations of sexual harassment.

Search For Missing Malaysia Airlines Jetliner Will Be Suspended

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 5:55am

Of debris that's turned up, officials note that "none of it had provided information that positively identified the precise location of the aircraft."

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