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Reborn At 40, She Uncovered New Life In A 'Dream' — Looking At Skulls

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 4:30am

But not just looking at skulls — reconstructing human faces from them. This forensic artist once worked several jobs, hating "every morning I got up." Then, she took a class in anthropology.

When A Resume Of Failures Becomes A Recipe For Success

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 4:30am

When a friend suffered what he called "a professional setback," Johannes Haushofer put together his "CV of failures." Haushofer says failure is an essential part of what is means to be a scientist.

Key And Peele Duo Are Back As Action-Duo In 'Keanu'

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 4:30am

Lourdes Garcia Navarro talks with Wesley Morris, critic at large for The New York Times, about Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, the comedians behind the award-winning sketch comedy show.

U.S. Service Members Disciplined In Mistaken Bombing Of Afghan Hospital

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 6:25pm

The airstrikes killed 42 people at a civilian hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, in October 2015. U.S. officials say personnel attacked the wrong target.

Carlos Henriquez: The Bronx Pyramid

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 5:48pm

The bassist spends a lot of time in midtown Manhattan for his day job with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. But his roots, and the music he's made about them, are uptown.

Syria Hospital Bombing: Are The Rules Of War Blowing Up?

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 5:09pm

The destruction of a hospital in Aleppo is part of a disturbing trend. And it's not just happening in Syria.

Weighing The Good And The Bad Of Autonomous Killer Robots In Battle

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 4:55pm

It sounds like science fiction, but it's a very real and contentious debate that is making its way through the U.N. Advocates of a ban want all military weapons to be under "meaningful human control."

3 Things To Know About The NFL Draft That Don't Have Much To Do With Football

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 4:31pm

Most notably, a 22-year-old German wide receiver could be the first player drafted straight from Europe to the NFL.

Why Chobani Gave Employees A Financial Stake In Company's Future

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 4:12pm

Workers at the yogurt maker got a potential windfall when the company said it would give them shares that could be worth up to 10 percent of the firm. It reflects a rising trend in employee ownership.

'The Family Fang' Makes Art Together, Falls Apart Together

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 4:00pm

Jason Bateman directs a cast including himself, Nicole Kidman and Christopher Walken in the story of a family where the parents' experimental performances included the kids from an early age.

'Keanu' Finds Key And Peele On The Hunt For A Kitty

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 4:00pm

The sketch comedy duo Key and Peele pull off the difficult feat of translating their sensibility into a feature film that recalls out-all-night sagas like Adventures In Babysitting.

A Maternal Melodrama Unfolds Around An Unusual Girl In 'Viktoria'

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 4:00pm

A dictator commandeers and pampers a young girl in Maya Vitkova's boldly visceral fairy tale.

'L'Attesa': Two Women Wait, Perhaps In Vain

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 4:00pm

Juliette Binoche plays another in a string of grieving-survivor roles in the visually powerful story of a mother who meets her son's girlfriend.

'Jungle Book' Love: Why I Identify With The 'Flower In Underpants'

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 3:51pm

Growing up in India, she was a fan of the dubbed-in-Hindi TV series. As a globetrotting adult, she is touched by the Disney movie version.

Latin Roots: Daymé Arocena

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 3:46pm

See and hear the vivacious 23-year-old Cuban singer as she performs in the World Cafe studio.

Andrew Bird On World Cafe

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 3:40pm

The violinist, writer and singer opens up on his new album, Are You Serious? Hear a live session.

China Passes Law Putting Foreign NGOs Under Stricter Police Control

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 3:39pm

China's legislature has passed a controversial law giving police sweeping powers to monitor and control foreign non-governmental organizations that operate in China.

3 Artists From Abroad, For International Jazz Day

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 3:31pm

Bassist and Jazz Night In America host Christian McBride spotlights a vocalist from France, a drummer from Mexico and a trumpet-playing South African legend.

Congress Poised To Approve Bill Designating Bison As National Mammal

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 3:29pm

Move over bald eagles, there's a new animal in town — bison! The National Bison Legacy Act, which designated the magnificent beasts as the national mammal, passed the House on Tuesday. The Senate is expected to pass the act later this week. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Germaine White, cultural specialist for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes in northwest Montana.

Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump Eye General Election After Key Primary Wins

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 3:29pm

After winning key Northeastern primaries, presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are pivoting to the general election.




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