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World Cafe Next: Leif Vollebekk

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 8:00am

After trying on other artists' styles, the Canadian songwriter has found his own remarkable voice. Hear two songs.

Ro James: Tiny Desk Concert

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 8:00am

Bringing the heat to the NPR Music offices, the R&B singer performs three funky, sexy, stripped-down songs from his debut album, Eldorado.

Top Stories: Trump Picks Carson For HUD: Abe To Visit Pearl Harbor

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 7:48am

Also: A presidential ballot recount starts in Michigan today; a South Carolina shooting suspect wants his death penalty lawyers back - partially; and a popular Aleppo girl's Twitter is deleted.

Amanda Shires On World Cafe

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 7:00am

The natural-born fiddler performs songs from a new album born just a few days before her daughter.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Will Become First Japanese Leader To Visit Pearl Harbor

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 6:36am

President Obama and Abe will visit the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor together later this month. The historic trip will happen weeks after the 75th anniversary of the Japanese surprise attack.

Trump's Businesses And Potential Conflicts: Sorting It Out

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 6:00am

President-elect Trump has interests in hundreds of businesses. Many government agencies and policies could affect his profits. Here's a look at some of his businesses, and the possible conflicts.

Trump Taps Ben Carson For Secretary Of Housing And Urban Development

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 5:25am

The famed retired neurosurgeon and former GOP presidential candidate is an unorthodox pick to lead the agency which oversees affordable housing programs and enforces fair housing legislation.

Army Will Search For Another Route For Dakota Access Pipeline

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:39am

The Army's decision to look for an alternative route for the Dakota Access Pipeline comes with less than two months left in the current administration.

North Dakota Congressman Addresses Pipeline Controversy

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:39am

Kevin Cramer, a North Dakota congressman who's considered a possible energy secretary, discusses how President-elect Donald Trump might address questions over the Dakota Access Pipeline.

In Vermont, You Can Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:39am

The only catch is that it can't be more than 20 feet tall.

In European Votes, Italy's Prime Minister To Step Down, Austria Elects Leftist

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:39am

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi claims he'll resign after this weekend's defeat of his constitutional reform intended to streamline government. Also, Austria elected a leftist president.

The Politics Of Trade Under Trump

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:39am

After President-elect Trump convinced Carrier to keep some 1,000 jobs in Indiana, what else can we expect? Jonah Goldberg of the National Review weighs in with Pittsburgh-based journalist Salena Zito.

TV Executives Plan To Skip Q-and-A Session With Critics

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:39am

It's a regular event for TV critics to gather in Los Angeles for press conferences with networks and cable companies. But this year, top executives won't hold question and answer sessions.

Al Pacino, James Taylor And The Eagles Are Honored At The Kennedy Center

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:39am

Actor Al Pacino, along with singers Mavis Staples and James Taylor, pianist Martha Argerich and The Eagles are recognized at the 39th Kennedy Center Honors on Sunday.

After Criticizing Generals In The Campaign, Trump Names Them To Top Jobs

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:39am

President-elect Donald Trump has already picked two former generals, Michael Flynn and James Mattis, for top positions and is considering at least one more, David Petraeus.

This Week, The Cleveland Browns Didn't Lose

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:39am

We should note that the Browns, who are 0-12 so far this season, did not play this weekend.

Satirical Magazine 'Charlie Hebdo' Creates A German Edition, Takes On Nationalist Movements

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:39am

The French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo now has a special German edition. The publication's editor explains how it plans to cover controversial topics, such as nationalist movements in Europe.

The Death Toll In Oakland's Deadliest Fire Stands At 33

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:39am

Officials in Oakland continue their grim search for victims of a fire that swept through a warehouse used as a communal artists' residence. The death toll is 33, making it the city's deadliest fire.

A Big Win For The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe In Pipeline Dispute

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:39am

After months of protests against a controversial pipeline, the Army Corps of Engineers says it will look for an alternative route for the final section of the project in North Dakota.

When Doctors Talk To Parents About HPV Vaccine: Make It Brief

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:39am

A decade after HPV vaccine was introduced in the U.S., many doctors still hesitate to routinely recommend that get children vaccinated against the cancer-causing virus.

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