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Red Light Camera Use Declines After Public Outrage

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 3:28pm

Red light cameras increase safety at intersections at no cost to taxpayers, but over the last several years, the number of communities using red light cameras has fallen. Community outrage is one of the main reasons there are fewer cameras. Meanwhile, safety advocates are trying to increase the number of cameras by better educating local governments on how to use them.

Obama Removes Decades-Old Ban On Weapon Sales To Vietnam

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 3:28pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Sandy Pho, a China scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center, about Vietnam's interest in getting military help from the U.S. due to tensions with China.

Viacom CEO Files Lawsuit In Corporate War With Sumner Redstone

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 3:28pm

A corporate soap opera involving the CEO of Viacom and the company's single largest shareholder intensified Monday and appears headed to a courtroom.

As Primary Drags On, Sanders Supporters Grow More Opposed To Clinton

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 3:28pm

As Bernie Sanders fights on against Hillary Clinton, he has some goals short of the nomination in sight, while his supporters remain relatively reluctant to support Clinton.

GOP Convention Loses Corporate Sponsors Over Donald Trump

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 3:28pm

Donald Trump called the last GOP convention boring. Now he's causing conflict, as liberal groups urge companies not to donate because of him.

Investigators Conduct Deep Sea Search For EgyptAir Flight 804

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 3:28pm

A large number of wreckage from EgyptAir Flight 804 could be in the Mediterranean Sea between Crete and Egypt. Scientists from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory say the sea's depth could make an efficient search difficult.

Hospitals Struggle With How To Innovate In Age Of New Technology

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 3:28pm

A growing number of hospitals offer state of the art technology. But what that means varies widely from hospital to hospital and in fact, many hospitals continue to grapple with how to upgrade and innovate in traditional systems. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Dr. Neal Sikka, who works on innovation and technology at George Washington University Hospital.

In New Age Of Interrogations, Police Focus On Building Rapport

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 3:28pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with investigative journalist Robert Kolker, whose article in Wired explores the new police interrogation technique called rapport-building.

Inventing A Machine That Spits Out Drugs In A Whole New Way

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 2:12pm

A refrigerator-sized machine could someday make lifesaving drugs on site when outbreaks occur or where medicine is in short supply, like on the battlefield.

5,000-Year-Old Chinese Beer Recipe Revealed

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 2:11pm

Researchers discovered ancient "beer-making tool kits" in underground rooms built between 3400 and 2900 B.C. Analyses of funnels, pots and jugs show the brewers were using pretty advanced techniques.

Hey, Hey, It's 50 Years Of The Monkees!

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 2:05pm

Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard wrote a song for The Monkees' new album, titled Good Times! NPR's Stephen Thompson shares "Me & Magdalena" with All Things Considered host Ari Shapiro.

Metropolis: 5/21/16

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 1:41pm

Hear music from Classixx, Anohni, Gorgon City and more in this week's two-hour EDM mix from KCRW's Jason Bentley.

Your New Robot Overlord Turns Out To Be A Pretty Good Marimba Player

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 1:28pm

Over the weekend, a four-armed robot named Shimon did something amazing: It played an improvised jazz set alongside a human bandmate at a music festival.

Little Scream Casts A Dreamy Spell With 'Cult Following'

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 1:08pm

Musician Laurel Sprengelmeyer — aka Little Scream — refers to prayer, devotion, heaven and Satan on her new album. Critic Ken Tucker calls Cult Following a "testament to desire and endurance."

Susan Silverman On Anxiety, Adoption And Making A Family In An Uncertain World

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 1:08pm

In Casting Lots, the rabbi and mother of five explains how Judaism helped her come to terms with her anxiety. She says she and her sister, comic Sarah Silverman, are "two sides of the same coin."

Longer Commutes Are Hazardous To Your Health

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 12:52pm

Extended commutes in heavy traffic are tied to stress, less time to exercise, and more exposure to air pollution.

Left-Leaning Candidate Wins Austria's Presidential Election — Barely

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 12:52pm

Retired economics professor Alexander Van der Bellen edged out anti-immigrant populist candidate Norbert Hofer by just more than 31,000 votes — 0.6 percent of the vote.

The Fast Talking Dean Of Hamilton College

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 12:45pm

Pat Reynolds holds the record for the fastest reading of graduates’ names at the college’s commencement ceremony.

Checking In With The Class Of 2016

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 12:40pm

In our first of several conversations with recent graduates, we talk with Konje Machini, a graduation senior at the University of Chicago.

Officer Charged In Death of Freddie Gray Is Found Not Guilty

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 12:33pm

Baltimore police officer Edward Nero was acquitted today in Baltimore.

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