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Documenting The History Of Connecticut River Log Drives

9 hours 14 min ago

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, logs up to 30 feet long were floated downriver to sawmills in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Books To Give As Gifts This Year

9 hours 24 min ago

If you're looking to give a book to a friend or family member this holiday, NPR Books editor Petra Mayer shares her picks.

Chicago Man, 27, Charged In Fatal Shooting Of 9-Year-Old

9 hours 26 min ago

The police superintendent said the boy was killed as part of a dispute between warring gangs, and he pledged to obliterate the gangs.

Checking In On Greece's Debt Crisis

9 hours 33 min ago

There has been good news for the Greek economy this week – $2 billion of good news. That was the latest infusion of bailout loans.

Daby Touré, Musician Inspired By African Diaspora

9 hours 46 min ago

The Mauritanian singer-songwriter's peripatetic childhood exposed him to a cosmopolitan mix of languages, cultures and music.

'Better Call Saul' And 'The Great American Dream Machine' Shine As DVD Box Sets

9 hours 50 min ago

TV critic David Bianculli shares his enthusiasm for two newly released DVD box sets: season one of Better Call Saul and a four-DVD set of the 1970s PBS variety show, The Great American Dream Machine.

Cruz Surges, Trump Stands Firm On 'Cheering Muslims' 9/11 Claim

10 hours 39 sec ago

Margaret Talev of Bloomberg News and Jay Newton-Small of Time magazine join us for our weekly look at the race for 2016.

For Twist On Tradition, Try Mexican Mole Sauce On Turkey Leftovers

10 hours 15 min ago

Legend has it that the sauce made with chili peppers and chocolate was created in 16th century Mexico to season a turkey dish.

In Brazil, Deforestation Is Up, And So Is The Risk Of Tree Extinction

10 hours 24 min ago

Brazil's Environment Ministry announced that deforestation in the country has increased by 16 percent. A separate study warned that more than half the Amazon's tree species may be threatened.

After The Paris Attacks, The French Flag Makes A Roaring Comeback

10 hours 26 min ago

The flag flies on public buildings and is often waved at sporting events, but it has not been a symbol the French personally embrace. That has changed dramatically in the wake of the Nov. 13 attacks.

Diabetes Education Is Critical, But Not Always Easy To Get

10 hours 33 min ago

Most states require insurers cover some diabetes education, but it can be confusing for patients to figure out what it will cost them.

Justice Breyer: Supreme Court Must Look Beyond U.S. Borders

10 hours 46 min ago

The court interprets the constitutionality of U.S. law, but 20 percent of the cases have an international component.

Climate Change Winners And Losers

10 hours 54 min ago

The man who coined the term "biological diversity" back in 1980 explains that while many species will suffer, some will do well and adapt.

60 Years Later, What Can Activists Learn From The Montgomery Bus Boycott?

10 hours 58 min ago

Decades after Rosa Parks changed history, a new generation faces the challenge of remaking the civil rights movement for the next century. What can they learn from the past to build for the future?

What To Expect At The Paris Climate Summit

11 hours 17 sec ago

Alden Meyer of the Union of Concerned Scientists explains the key issues, as leaders from more than 190 nations prepare to gather.

New Yorkers May Soon Be Able To Buy Kickbacks ... As Souvenirs

11 hours 52 min ago

If a concerned citizen has his way, there will be a Museum of Political Corruption in Albany, N.Y. "I tell people, quite frankly, I want to institutionalize corruption," Bruce Roter says.

#NPRreads: Warren Buffet's Grandson And A New Mosque In Rural Wyoming

12 hours 8 min ago

Also this week: the virtual reality stories of three displaced children.

Debris From U.S. Rocket Found Off English Coast

12 hours 40 min ago

The piece of rocket, most likely from the unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 that blew up after takeoff in June, was covered in barnacles and originally mistaken for a dead whale.

Songs We Love: The Spook School, 'August 17th'

13 hours 17 min ago

Hear the Scottish queer punk band perform a moving DIY ballad about loving someone who is in love with someone else.

Mitch Albom's 'The Magic Strings Of Frankie Presto' On World Cafe

14 hours 3 min ago

The author's new novel looks at the history of music through the life of fictional guitarist Frankie Presto.




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