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The Rise And Fall Of FOX News CEO Roger Ailes

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 1:09pm

Ailes resigned last week amid allegations of sexual harassment. Biographer Gabriel Sherman joins Fresh Air to discuss the accusations, as well as Ailes' influence on political discourse in America.

The Enduring Musical Influence Of Electric Guitarist Charlie Christian

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 1:09pm

Born in 1916, Christian died when he was just 25 years old. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead calls him "the single greatest influence on a signature 20th-century instrument."

Dystopian Novel Challenges Misogyny As 'The Natural Way Of Things'

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 1:09pm

Charlotte Wood's short, gripping book focuses on 10 women who have been sent to a prison camp after various sex scandals. Critic John Powers calls The Natural Way of Things a ferocious novel.

French Army Asks Citizens To Enlist — But No Muslim Headscarves, Please.

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 1:02pm

Two sisters, devout Muslims and French patriots, wanted to help the military in the wake of a terrorist attack. They were told they have to remove their headscarves. So what did they do?

A Sniff Test For Alzheimer's Checks For The Ability To Identify Odors

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 12:57pm

New research suggests it may be possible to spot people in the early stages of Alzheimer's by testing their ability to recognize fragrances. The goal is a quick and inexpensive screening test.

Judge Drops Charges Against Anti-Abortion Activists Behind Covert Recordings

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 12:55pm

A Texas judge has dismissed felony charges against two people who concealed their identities and tried to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood.

Disturbing Images Of Juvenile Prisoners Being Abused In Australia

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 12:49pm

Australia's prime minister asked for an investigation into how teenage prisoners are treated after a national news program broadcast video of young people hooded and shackled.

Who Is Delrawn Small? Why Some Police Shootings Get Little Media Attention

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 12:15pm

Some police shooting victims like Alton Sterling and Philando Castile become national symbols. Their faces are splashed across the media, and their names become hashtags. So why are others forgotten?

Swaziland's Secret Weapon Against Child Abuse: Grandmothers

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 12:02pm

In 2008, it ranked as one of the worst African countries for child abuse. Now it's one of the 10 best in protecting its kids. How did Swaziland do it?

'First Dude'? Why Bill Clinton Could Make A Powerful First Spouse

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 11:33am

For Bill Clinton, a return to the White House could look much like his life does now as a former president.

Viking's Choice: Spirit Adrift, 'Psychic Tide'

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 11:20am

Spirit Adrift communes with the wide-eyed expanse of American doom-metal.

FBI Investigates Possible Russian Connection To Leaked DNC Emails

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 11:07am

Hackers tied to two Russian intelligence agencies breached DNC computers in May, but whether the same hackers turned over thousands of emails to WikiLeaks is still under investigation.

Suicide Bombing In Somalia's Capital Kills 13 Near Peacekeeping Base

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 11:03am

Car bombs detonated at checkpoints near the entrance to one of the African Union bases in Mogadishu, killed more than a dozen people. The base is used by the Union's peacekeeping troops.

Reports: Sanders Was In Talks To Nominate Clinton Ahead Of DNC Roll Call

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 10:29am

According to reports, the Vermont senator was in talks to formally nominate Clinton

Songs We Love: Lydia Loveless, 'Out On Love'

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 10:14am

The sassy agent of rock 'n' roll chaos turns in an uncharacteristically hushed and spare song that approaches the twisted path of passion and loss with a new, sober gravity.

Priest Killed In Attack On Church In Northern France; ISIS Blamed

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 10:06am

A pair of knife-wielding attackers stormed a church, killing a priest and taking hostages before police intervened. Renee Montagne talks with the Wall Street Journal's Noemie Bisserbe in Paris.

'Clone Sisters' Of Dolly The Sheep Are Alive And Kicking

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 10:04am

Dolly, the first cloned mammal, had early arthritis and died young, raising concerns that clones age prematurely. But a study confirms the sheep's four sister clones are healthy and aging well.

2 Men Take Hostages, Kill Priest In French Church; Attack Claimed By ISIS

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 9:57am

Two men attacked a church near the city of Rouen during Tuesday Mass, killing an 86-year-old priest before being shot to death by police.

The Remarkable Inconsistency Of Climate Denial

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 9:26am

People who benefit from science daily somehow manage to find a place to simultaneously reject it: Whether climate or vaccines, the same contradiction between words and action arises, says Adam Frank.

New Mix: Wilco, Sleigh Bells, The Julie Ruin, JEFF The Brotherhood, More

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 9:24am

On this week's All Songs Considered, we share songs that are punk in spirit, synth-fueled, noisy and touched with real-life tragedy.




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