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His Parents' Death Gave Him A Mission: Stop The Medical Brain Drain

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:13am

Chris Ategeka left his native Uganda and earned an engineering degree in the U.S. He could have gone to Silicon Valley — but his personal history set him on a different path.

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Songs We Love: Endless Boogie, 'Back In '74'

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 9:00am

The meditative choogle from the masters of electric-blues boogie is a misadventure involving LSD, freak-shaming and an early, breakthrough live performance by KISS.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Our Great Big Summer Movie Preview

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 8:46am

Every year at this time, we sit down to make reckless box office predictions and talk up the films we're most excited to see. This time around, we're joined by Audie Cornish of All Things Considered.

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Every Time I Die's Bleak And Beautiful Love Letter To Buffalo

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 8:30am

The fervid and desperate "Map Change" is set to the strip clubs, abandoned churches and bingo halls that make up the metalcore band's New York hometown.

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Trump Warns Of Potential 'Major, Major Conflict' With North Korea

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 8:09am

"There's a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea, absolutely," the president said, adding that he would prefer a diplomatic solution.

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GDP Grew Just 0.7 Percent In First Quarter Of 2017

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 8:08am

The Commerce Department report indicates the slowest economic growth in three years.

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Antonio Lizana: Tiny Desk Concert

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 8:00am

The traditions of flamenco and jazz are disparate, but in the hands of a few Spanish jazz musicians, these two worlds commingle and find common ground.

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Regina Carter On Piano Jazz

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 8:00am

The violinist brings her stellar technique and infectious energy to bear when she joins host Marian McPartland for "Chattanooga Choo Choo" and "In a Sentimental Mood."

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Top Stories: Tillerson's NPR Interview; Acosta Confirmed As Labor Secretary

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 7:16am

Also: The Taliban open their spring military offensive against U.S.-led coalition troops; Arkansas executes another condemned inmate; and a luxury music festival in the Bahamas is a disastrous flop.

British Counterterrorism Police Shoot A Woman And Arrest 6 Suspects

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 6:37am

In two separate operations, U.K. authorities arrested a man who was carrying knives near Parliament and carried out a raid that included tear gas and gunfire elsewhere in London.

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Gas Station Cashier Remembers 1992 Los Angeles Riots

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 6:30am

Carol Park grew up working in a bulletproof cashier's booth at a gas station in Compton, Calif. Now, 25 years after the Los Angeles riots, she reflects on the violence and racism that shaped the city.

Conservatives Debate Where Things Stand After Trump's First 100 Days

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 6:29am

Steve Inskeep talks to Jonah Goldberg of the National Review and Chris Buskirk, publisher and editor of the website American Greatness, to measure President Trump's first 100 days in office.

What Did Ancient Romans Eat? New Novel Serves Up Meals And Intrigue

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 6:00am

In ancient Rome, food was a bargaining chip for position for slaves and nobles alike. At the center of Feast Of Sorrow is real-life nobleman Apicius, who inspired the oldest surviving cookbook.

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Sylvan Esso Just Wants You To Be Free

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 6:00am

Sylvan Esso singer and lyricist Amelia Meath shares the stories, joy and dreams behind each track of the band's new album, What Now.

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A Path Out Of Poverty: Career Training + Quality Pre K

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 5:00am

A new study on an innovative program in Tulsa, Okla., that links quality Head Start services with job training and parental support shows it's improving the lives of both mothers and their children.

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Museums Consider Ways To Engage Different People In The Same Art

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 4:08am

As museum curators continue to search for ways to make art accessible to the viewing public — and to engage individual interests — blogger Alva Noë says turning to neuroscience is not the answer.

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A Democrat And Advocate On Trump's First 100 Days

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 4:04am

NPR's David Greene talks with Maria Teresa Kumar about President Trump's first 100 days. She's a Democrat and the executive director of Voto Latino, a political advocacy organization for Latinos.

President Of Tajikistan Insists On Long Title

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 4:04am

"The Founder of Peace and National Unity, Leader of the Nation, President of the Republic of Tajikistan, His Excellency Emomali Rahmon," is how state media will have to introduce the president.

Pope Francis Arrives In Egypt After Attacks On Christians

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 4:04am

Pope Francis arrives in Egypt on Friday, after the Islamic State claimed responsibility for attacks on two Coptic Christian churches this month that killed dozens of people.

Comparing Trump's North Korea Policy To Past Presidents

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 4:04am

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to North Korea expert and negotiator Joel Wit about how the current administration's approach to North Korea lines up with previous administrations.




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