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Welcome To 'The Collapsing Empire:' Questions For John Scalzi

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 6:00am

Prolific sci-fi author John Scalzi boots up a new universe in The Collapsing Empire. It's set in a future where far-flung humanity's ability to travel and communicate between planets is under threat.

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How Lenny Kaye, The Godfather Of Garage Rock, Illuminated 'The Psalms'

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 6:00am

Lenny Kaye is an elemental force in music and a spiritually attuned diviner of sounds. On this episode, he walks us through his process and his inspirations.

(Image credit: David McClister/Courtesy of the artist)

Meet Jenni Konner, The Off-Screen 'Grown-Up' Who Helped Make 'Girls'

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 6:00am

For six seasons, Konner has been a sort of den mother to the show's millennial actresses. Today, she and Girls creator Lena Dunham are creative partners and best friends.

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What To Do Without A Laptop On A Long Flight

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 5:11am

Royal Jordanian Airlines made a list of things to do after certain electronics were banned on certain flights to the U.S. and U.K. Like: "Engage in primitive dialogue from the pre-internet era."

The Downside Of Being Away From TV While Making TV

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 5:03am

As part of a reality show, contestants spent months away from civilization in the Scottish Highlands without TV. They emerged to find out their reality show was off the air.

The U.S. Can't Really Know If Farmers Are Cutting Back On Antibiotics, GAO Says

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:20am

New FDA rules limit how farmers can give antibiotics to animals raised for meat. But a Government Accountability Office report says the FDA doesn't collect the data to know if that policy is working.

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Israel Arrests Suspect In Threats Against Jewish Community Centers

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:04am

Israeli authorities arrested a man suspected of calling in bomb threats to Jewish community centers in the U.S. and elsewhere. It was the result of an investigation by the FBI and Israeli police.

Recapping The Week In Politics And What's Ahead

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:04am

Steve Inskeep talks with Jonah Goldberg of National Review about a busy week in politics, which included a delay of a health care bill vote and news about the Trump campaign and Russia.

U.K. Ambassador On Parliament Attack

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:04am

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to British Ambassador to the United States Sir Kim Darroch following the incident in London that police are calling a terrorist attack.

Hong Kong Residents Call Election Day Beijing's 'Selection Day'

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:04am

Elections for the chief executive of Hong Kong, who runs the city, are scheduled for Sunday. But all candidates are pre-approved by China and only a small group of people can vote.

Rep. Schweikert Pushing For A Yes On Health Care Bill

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:04am

GOP lawmakers failed to come to a deal on the health care bill after a meeting with the White House on Thursday. Republican Rep. David Schweikert is lobbying his Freedom Caucus members to vote yes.

Russia-Ukraine Conflict Crosses Into Singing Contest

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:04am

Ukraine is hosting the annual Eurovision Song Contest this May, which includes entrants from countries around the world. But Ukraine has banned Russia's singer from entering the country.

British Police Make More Arrests In Attack Investigation

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:04am

British authorities have identified the attacker who killed four people on Wednesday as 52-year-old Khalid Masood. Police believe he acted alone.

Former Russian Lawmaker And Putin Critic Killed In Ukraine

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:04am

A former Russian parliamentarian who fled the country last year was shot and killed in Kiev, Ukraine on Thursday. Ukraine's president quickly labeled it an act of Russian "state terrorism."

Republicans Still Divided Over Health Care Bill

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:04am

We look at what the conflict is within the House Republican caucus over their proposed health care law, ahead of a scheduled vote Friday.

Elizabeth Warren Says GOP Health Plan Helps 'The Millionaires And Billionaires'

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:04am

Rachel Martin speaks with Sen. Elizabeth Warren about the health care debate, Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearings, and the investigations into connections between Russia and the Trump campaign.

A 161-Year-Old Boston Bookstore Moves Online

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:04am

Schoenhof's Foreign Books, an iconic 161-year-old bookstore in Harvard Square in Boston, is going to operate only as an online bookstore.

Trump Calls On GOP To Pass Health Care Or Leave The ACA In Place

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:04am

The fate of the House Republican bill to replace the Affordable Care Act is up in the air, but a vote is intended for Friday. It comes after a push from Trump, who wants a vote on the current bill.

This Week In Race: ICE Sends Chills Across US, Kaepernick, Others, Write Big Checks

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 3:01am

while much of the focus has been on deportations of Latinx, other groups have been under increased scrutiny.

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NPR News Special: Gorsuch Confirmation Hearings

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 10:00pm

NPR News Special: Gorsuch Confirmation Hearings

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