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Chicago's Fine Arts Building Has 10 Floors But Innumerable Stories

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 4:02am

Let's take a trip to Chicago. On a prime block of Michigan Avenue stands the Fine Arts Building. Producer and violinist David Schulman takes us on an audio tour with the people who know the building the best.

How The Stories Told Of Brilliant Scientists Affect Kids' Interest In The Field

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 4:02am

New social science study examines the effects of stories on achievement. Researchers found that students perform better in science where they read stories about how famous scientists struggled rather than when they read stories about what those scientists achieved.

Family Won't Be Charged In Gorilla Incident At Cincinnati Zoo

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 4:02am

Local authorities will not charge the mother of the 3-year-old boy who fell into a gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo last month. The gorilla was shot and killed by an emergency response team sent to rescue the child.

Where The Latino Voting Bloc Stands With The Remaining Presidential Candidates

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 4:02am

David Greene talks to Mindy Romero, director of the California Civic Engagement Project, about the distribution of the Latino vote this election cycle, and what the candidates risk losing by not appealing to them early and consistently.

Clinton Has The Delegates To Claim Democratic Nomination, AP Tally Shows

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 4:02am

In addition to Renee Montagne's conversation with former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, a Clinton supporter, Tamara Keith reports on Clinton campaign in California.

The View From The Sanders' Campaign

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 4:02am

David Greene talks to the N.J. chairman of Bernie Sanders' campaign, state Assemblyman and Democratic superdelegate John Wisniewski. Sam Sanders is covering the Bernie Sanders campaign in California.

In U.S.-China Talks, The Metaphors Flow Freely

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 4:02am

Ancient Chinese poetry and quick metaphors are the go-to rhetorical aids in the latest meet-up between American and Chinese counterparts.

While Grieving Continues, Church Shooting Was Charleston's Call To Action

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 3:49am

It's been nearly a year since a gunman killed nine worshippers at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C. The attack shocked the community and exposed lingering racial tension.

NPR's Zabihullah Tamanna, Journalist And Father, Killed In Afghanistan

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 8:29am

Interpreter Zabihullah Tamanna was killed Sunday along with photojournalist David Gilkey. "Zabi," as he was known, was hired by Philip Reeves, who calls the Afghan "a lovely man" with "deep wisdom."

Young Dancer Forgoes Princess Getup For Hot Dog Costume

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 5:52am

During princess day at her dance class, Ainsley Turner wore a weenie costume. And in a lineup next to all the sparkling dresses, she stood straight, beaming with pride.

King Tut's Dagger Made From A Meteorite, Researchers Believe

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 4:45am

A gold and crystal dagger that's in Tut's crypt has been found to have a blade composed of iron, nickel and cobalt. A material so valued, that at the time it was dubbed "iron from the sky."




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