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How Pablo Picasso And Diego Rivera Influenced Each Other

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 4:01am

Two brilliant artists met just over a century ago when Pablo Picasso invited Mexican Diego Rivera to his Paris studio. A new exhibition in Los Angeles explores how they influenced each other.

Trump's Pick To Lead The EPA Has A History Of Battling The EPA

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 4:01am

Donald Trump has reportedly tapped Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, a conservative crusader with close ties to the oil and gas industry to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.

The Challenges Facing Globalization

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 4:01am

If trade deals are renegotiated, what does it mean for globalization? Host Steve Inskeep talks to analyst David Wessel and NPR's Frank Langfitt, who is reporting from Sunderland, England.

A Birthday Party With More Than A Million RSVPs

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 4:01am

A father in Mexico said "everyone is cordially invited" to his daughter's 15th birthday party. The video went viral and more than 1 million people said they would come.

Military-Trained Police May Be Slower To Shoot, But That Got This Vet Fired

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 2:41am

A Marine-turned-cop was fired after he did not shoot a man with a gun. His Marine training led him to believe there wasn't clear hostile intent; his bosses say he risked other officers' lives.

As He Leaves The Senate, Harry Reid Says He's Hopeful On Trump

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 2:39am

Reid, the Nevada Democrat, is wrapping up a 30-year run in Congress. "I agree with the American people - I don't have a real high regard for Congress either, because we're not getting things done."

Once The Stuff Of Jazz Legend, 1930s Recordings Are Finally Out

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 2:29am

In 2010, the acquisition of William Savory's legendary collection of almost 1,000 live recordings had jazz fans salivating. Now, 40 restored tracks from the Savory archives are available on iTunes.

Life Expectancy In U.S. Drops For First Time In Decades, Report Finds

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 11:02pm

Overall, U.S. life expectancy dipped in 2015 — the first drop since 1993. That's because the death rate went up between 2014 and 2015, driven by an increase in mortality among people younger than 65.

Episode 740: Burnout

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 7:08pm

All types of companies are struggling with burnout. Many try to fix it. Most of them fail. One exception: A 26-year-old call center manager, with stress balls and costumes in her arsenal.

What Legal Recourse Do Victims Of Fake News Stories Have?

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 6:04pm

Real people hurt by fake news can sue under defamation law. But University of Denver law professor Derigan Silver notes that winning monetary damages doesn't undo the damage to a person's reputation.

Diver's Ambassador Life Showed Bigotry Is Never Far From The Surface

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 5:42pm

Years after Pearl Harbor and decades before a proposed "Muslim Registry," Sammy Lee tried to "prove that in America, I could do anything." America hasn't always been convinced.

Deadly Fire In Oakland May Spark Crackdown On Off-The-Grid Artists' Spaces

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 5:17pm

Rents in the Bay Area are among the highest in the country, pushing many artists into illegal work/live spaces like the Ghost Ship, where a fire left 36 dead. Now, officials vow to step up regulation.

Behind Trump's Taiwan Phone Chat, A Veteran Washington Insider

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:52pm

Former GOP senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole helped Taiwan connect with the Trump transition team. Federal disclosure reports show Dole has lobbied for Taiwan for nearly two decades.

Information Overload? Not Everybody Is Feeling It, Pew Study Says

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:25pm

A Pew Research Center study finds that people do not feel as overloaded by information as they did a decade ago. In fact, people with more access to information find it helps them simplify their life.

Study: Child Laborers In Bangladesh Are Working 64 Hours A Week

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:17pm

A new report from the Overseas Development Institute finds that impoverished children are working long hours in violation of the country's labor laws.

School Choice 101: What It Is, How It Works And Does It Work?

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:16pm

President-elect Donald J. Trump said on the campaign trail that school choice is "the new civil rights issue of our time." But talk of school choice is, at best, confusing.

Mental Health Care Gets A Boost From 21st Century Cures Act

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:08pm

Early intervention for treating psychosis and grants to train more psychologists and psychiatrists are just some of the ways the 21st Century Cures Act would change mental health care.

Pearl Harbor 75 Years Later: U.S. Recalls A Shocking Attack

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:02pm

America remembers the fallen — and how the nation responded to what President Franklin Roosevelt called a "date which will live in infamy."

Energy Giant Shell Inks Oil Deal With Iran

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:00pm

Royal Dutch Shell has signed an agreement to develop oil and gas fields in Iran, despite the nuclear deal's uncertain future. It's the largest energy company to return since sanctions were lifted.

Trump Taps Former Wrestling Magnate To Head Small Business Administration

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:49pm

Linda McMahon, the co-founder of the pro-wrestling enterprise World Wrestling Entertainment. She ran to become the first female Senator of Connecticut, but lost both bids.

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