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Lock Screen: At These Music Shows, Phones Go In A Pouch And Don't Come Out

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 3:40am

The Lumineers are among many artists frustrated with people on their mobile devices during performances. Their singer explains why they're asking fans to lock up their phones with a new technology.

From Farm To Distillery, Heirloom Corn Varieties Are Sweet Treasures

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 3:21pm

With names like Hickory King and Boone County White, heirloom corn finds new popularity. A Kentucky hilltop farmer makes it into corn chips, and a distillery has picked its first historical variety.

Female Tea Workers In One Indian State Fight For Their Rights

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 3:02pm

They were earning a little less than $3.50 a day. Then their bonus was cut. They didn't trust their union to stand up for them. So they had only one choice.

How Blockchain Helps Brooklyn Dwellers Use Neighbors' Solar Energy

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 9:55am

A project called TransActive Grid is testing a new way to trade solar power among neighbors. For now only credits are being traded — not actual energy — using the technology that underpins bitcoin.

Brexit As Seen Through The Eyes Of A Young Migrant

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 4:03am

Some 100,000 Lithuanians live in the U.K. — a huge percentage of the tiny EU nation. We hear from one young Lithuanian, back in Vilnius for the summer, whose future is now in question after Brexit.

Sanders Centers Platform Fight On Trans-Pacific Trade Deal

Sun, 07/03/2016 - 11:50am

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders applauded much of the Democrats' draft platform, but stressed his concerns that it does not flatly oppose the TPP trade deal, which Sanders wrote "threatens our democracy."

If Some Homeowner Trends Continue, Signs Of Another Housing Bubble Ahead

Sun, 07/03/2016 - 7:04am

Double-digit price rises, easy credit and no money down — these all led to a housing bubble a decade ago. NPR's Rachel Martin asks UCLA economist Stephen Oliner if we are headed for disaster.

'Brexit' Hits The Big Screen: U.K. Film Industry Rattled By Referendum

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 4:07pm

Many film and television productions in the U.K. rely on tax breaks and funding from the EU. They say they're nervous for what the "Brexit" results could mean for their business.

In Race To Increase Diversity, NASCAR Recruits College Athletes

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 7:38am

NASCAR is trying to diversify its workforce. The race teams want more minorities in their pit crews, and they're recruiting former college athletes.

Why Are Diamonds Worth So Much?

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 7:38am

Someone bid $61 million for an uncut diamond this week. NPR's Scott Simon asks Rachelle Bergstein, author of "Brilliance and Fire: the Biography of Diamonds," what makes a rock worth so much money?

After Tesla Crash, Will Driverless Technology Transition Slow?

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 7:38am

The first reported death involving a driverless car raises questions about their future. Not just over safety concerns, but our own attitudes to relinquishing control.




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