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Able Was I

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 10:01am

Buckle up in your racecar and get ready to ride, because this game is all about palindromes! Each answer is a word that can be read the same both forwards and backwards.

Stump Jonathan Coulton

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 10:01am

In this installment of Stump Jonathan Coulton, we ask him to tell us what color the sun is from space.

50/50 Chance

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 10:01am

The answer to every clue is either "more than 50," or "fewer than 50." That's all you need to know. May the odds be in your favor.

Netflix And NOT Chill

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 10:01am

This game is a play on the slang term "Netflix and Chill," but every answer ends with a word rhyming with "Chill."

Feds Act To Help More Ex-Inmates Get Medicaid

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 9:42am

To reduce recidivism and promote health, the Department of Health and Human Services is taking steps to make it easier for ex-prisoners to sign up for or restart Medicaid coverage.

With New Deals, Apple And SoundCloud Remix The Dance Music Marketplace

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 9:29am

Apple's agreement with Dubset could ease legal posting of DJ sets that contain copyrighted material. SoundCloud is unveiling a paid service. It's hard to say for sure who is going to benefit.

U.S. Steel Says China Is Using Cyber Stealth To Steal Its Secrets

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 9:11am

The steelmaker is asking a U.S. agency to investigate its claims that the Chinese government not only dumps steel at unfair prices, but also uses computer hackers to steal intellectual property.

Video: Horse Lords' Hypnotic 'Truthers' Will Blast Your Noodle

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 9:00am

The Baltimore group makes body music influenced by Saharan desert blues, krautrock, jazz and the band Television. Watch a rhythmic cascade of glitchy shapes and letters in the video for "Truthers."

Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 8:05am

Hear new music by Big Thief, Sheer Mag, Seratones and more in April's mix of the songs taking over the left side of the dial.

Florist: Tiny Desk Concert

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 8:00am

Emily Sprague performs three quiet, delicate songs in the NPR Music offices with help from members of New York's Epoch collective.

Trump Rally In Southern California Is Scene Of Large Counterprotest, Arrests

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 7:56am

Hundreds of protesters filled the streets outside the Pacific Amphitheater, where Donald Trump spoke as his presidential campaign gets rolling ahead of California's June primary.

North Korean Court Sentences American To Prison Term

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 6:16am

Now sentenced to 10 years in prison and hard labor over espionage charges, Kim Dong-chul, 62, is reportedly a former resident of Fairfax, Virginia.

A Glimpse Of Listeners' #NPRpoetry — From The Punny To The Profound

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 6:06am

It was a simple idea: Would you, our listeners, tweet us poems for National Poetry Month? Your response contained multitudes — haiku, lyrics, even one 8-year-old's ode to her dad's bald spot.

Germany's Beer Purity Law Is 500 Years Old. Is It Past Its Sell-By Date?

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 6:00am

For centuries, German law has stipulated that beer can only be made from four ingredients. But as Germany embraces craft beer, some believe the law impedes good brewing.

Lawsuit Will Decide Who Owns 'Star Trek' Language Klingon

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 5:20am

Paramount Pictures holds the copyright to Klingon, spoken by some characters in "Star Trek." The Language Creation Society is arguing Klingon is a real language, and is therefore not copyrightable.

Les Waas, Creator Of Iconic Mister Softee Jingle, Dies At 94

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 5:06am

Les Waas, a beloved prankster, wrote the memorable song that drew children to the Mister Softee ice cream truck, among other well-known tunes. He passed away earlier this month, at 94 years old.

Behind The Scenes: How A Fourth-Grade Class Reported Our Story

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 4:50am

For our profile of Marlem Diaz-Brown, we asked her students to do the reporting. Here's how we got an exclusive look inside their classroom.

'Unbroken Brain' Offers New Insights On Addiction

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 4:40am

Commentator Alva Noë reflects on Maia Szalavitz's new book presenting the view that addiction is a learning disorder.

What To Do When You're Stuck On A College Waitlist

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 4:30am

Tens of thousands of students are on admissions waiting lists for colleges — they won't find out until later in the summer if they've even been accepted.

Aleppo Airstrikes Hit Home For A Local Doctor

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 4:30am

Dr. Rami Kalazi discovered his friend, a pediatrician, was killed after the Al Quds hospital was destroyed by airstrikes in Aleppo, a few miles from the makeshift medical facility where Kalazi works.




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