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If There's A Surplus Of Cheap Crude, Why Do Oil Wells Keep Pumping?

14 hours 16 min ago

Months of low prices have failed to stop oil producers from slowing their pumps. New drilling has slowed but producers need to keep the oil flowing through existing wells, or risk running out of cash.

Protesters Pull Back From Baghdad's Green Zone After Rushing Parliament

14 hours 16 min ago

Over the weekend, protesters broke through the walls surrounding the Green Zone. Rachel Martin talks to James Jeffrey, ex-U.S. ambassador to Iraq, about what the storming of Parliament means.

American Crossroads Turns Its Attention To Senate Races

14 hours 16 min ago

Conservative groups are pouring money into supporting GOP races, in the fear Republicans lose the White House. Steve Inskeep talks to Steven Law, CEO of the conservative SuperPAC American Crossroads.

In 2 Indiana Cities, All That Trump And Obama Touched Isn't Political Gold

14 hours 18 min ago

Gary has seen economic investment from Donald Trump, and Kokomo benefited from President Obama's auto bailout. But those connections haven't necessarily led to political goodwill.

Politics In Real Life: Paid Family Leave A Big Concern, Not A Top Campaign Issue

14 hours 18 min ago

After Nancy Glynn got pregnant, she learned her employer didn't offer paid family leave. Then, like many Americans, she discovered it was hard to get by without it.

Kansas Supreme Court Says Schools Could Close If System Doesn't Change

14 hours 18 min ago

Recently the Kansas Supreme Court told lawmakers: Fix our broken school funding system or public schools could shut down on June 30. Some lawmakers say Kansas already spends too much on education.

6 Years Later Families Of LA Serial Killer's Victims Still Await Closure

14 hours 42 min ago

Police allege Lonnie Franklin Jr. terrorized LA for decades, targeting mostly young black women. As his trial wraps up, critics wonder if racial bias caused the investigation to take so long.

On 'Changes,' Charles Bradley Keeps Going Forward

14 hours 45 min ago

On his third album, the soul singer carries the memory and wisdom of his late mother. "She showed me a lot of things," he says, "and maybe that's why I can hold up now, and try to be strong."

Can Songs Help You Learn Scientific Concepts?

14 hours 51 min ago

A set of studies, though preliminary, point to the promise of novel approaches to formal science instruction, like incorporating music and other media into learning, says Tania Lombrozo.

What's Good For The Heart Is Good For The Brain

15 hours 33 min ago

Choosing a heart-healthy lifestyle can help protect your brain as you age, research suggests. And it's not just memory skills that benefit. Problem solving abilities and judgement are preserved, too.

Parquet Courts On World Cafe

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 8:47pm

The band's typical brand of intensely loose guitar rock shines on its latest album, Human Performance.

Leicester City: From Last Place To Now Poised To Win English Soccer Crown

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 7:46pm

One of the greatest underdog stories in sports history is happening in England, where a small-town Leicester is poised to win the Premier League — the world's richest and most-watched soccer league.

Every Party But The Real One: A Night Chasing The #WHCD

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 5:16pm

Washington's biggest night has gotten big because of all the parties happening around the main event. A weekend of nerd prom excess could be seen as D.C. at its worst, or D.C. at its best.

Crowds Gather In Los Angeles For May Day Immigrants' Rights March

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 4:06pm

Leslie Berestein Rojas of Southern California Public Radio has an update on the annual May Day march for immigrant rights. The march comes after Donald Trump visited the state, sparking protests.

From Tahrir To Tiananmen, 'City Squares' Can't Escape Their History

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 4:06pm

Governments have tried to erase the evidence of some squares' troubled pasts, but that doesn't mean they've been forgotten. A new book gathers writers' thoughts about famous squares around the world.

Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' Still Has Us Talking

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 4:06pm

People have talked about the lyrical themes of Beyoncé's visual album. But's Emilee Lindner says the music too is notable for its blend of genres, and it sets an example for other musicians.

'Becoming Wise' Is A Meditation On Meaning

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 4:06pm

On Being host Krista Tippett talks about her new book Becoming Wise, which explores what she has learned from a career discussing faith, science and spirituality.

Protesters Storm Iraq Parliament

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 4:06pm

Shia protesters stormed into the heavily fortified Green Zone Saturday, many of them demanding an end to corruption. The BBC's Ahmed Maher has an update from Baghdad.

Anti-War Activist Daniel Berrigan Dies

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 4:06pm

Father Daniel Berrigan rose to national attention as one of a group of Catholic activists who were arrested for burning draft cards in 1968.

Words You'll Hear: Gentrification

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 4:06pm

This week is the 100th birthday of Jane Jacobs, who resisted gentrification in New York and became a respected thinker on urban planning. Author Roberta Brandes Gratz talks about Jacobs' legacy.




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