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Norah Jones On Piano Jazz

7 hours 6 min ago

The smoky-voiced singer reinvents standards like "The Nearness Of You" in a 2003 session.

More On Nate Parker And 'Birth Of A Nation': Join Our Twitter Chat, 2PM EST

7 hours 16 min ago

On this week's podcast, we dug into rape allegations filed 17 years ago against the highly lauded black actor and director. Join Gene Demby and the Code Switch team to continue the conversation.

Planet Money Buys Oil

7 hours 27 min ago

We bought 100 barrels of oil from a Kansas preacher. We followed it out of the ground, through a refinery, and into someone's gas tank.

After 4 Years Of Siege, Civilians And Rebels Evacuate Syria's Daraya

7 hours 31 min ago

Rebels and the government have struck an agreement to hand over control of the city in exchange for safe passage. This ends the years-long standoff in one of Syria's most desperate places.

Hard Working Americans On World Cafe

7 hours 38 min ago

Hear the Todd Snider-fronted supergroup perform songs from its new album, Rest In Chaos.

House Hunters Intergalactic

7 hours 56 min ago

Andromeda Dunker, narrator of HGTV's House Hunters reads real estate ads and contestants identify what celestial body she's describing.

Who You Gonna Call?

7 hours 56 min ago

We took the "Ghostbusters" theme song and rewrote it to be about other things that end with "busters," such as... gangbusters, or bunker busters.

I'm A Business, Man

7 hours 57 min ago

In this game we mash up the name of a famous person with the name of a company. If we said, "This California Gurls singer tries her hand at men's fashion," you'd answer, "Katy Perry Ellis."

You Do Know Jack

7 hours 59 min ago

For this final round, every correct answer contains the name "Jack." For example, if we said, "A person who cuts down trees," you'd answer, "He's a lumberjack," and be O.K.

Naturi Naughton & Omari Hardwick: Power Puzzlers

7 hours 59 min ago

Naturi Naughton and Omari Hardwick reveal what inspires their characters on Starz's Power, then sing the titles to classic 90s R&B hits.

Mystery Guest

7 hours 59 min ago

Rebecca McMackin works in Brooklyn, and she has hired some temporary workers to help her out with an interesting problem. Ophira and Jonathan must figure out who these workers are, and what they do.

Pie In The Skymall

7 hours 59 min ago

In this game, contestants tell us if something is a real or fake SkyMall product.

All U.S. Blood Donations Should Be Screened For Zika, FDA Says

8 hours 17 min ago

The recommendations from the Food and Drug Administration represent a major expansion in testing blood for Zika. Earlier, the agency had advised testing only in areas with an active outbreak.

Brazilian Police Charge Ryan Lochte With Making A False Report

9 hours 17 min ago

The saga of the swimmer and the robbery-that-wasn't continues. The charge against the 32-year-old U.S. Olympian carries a penalty of up to 18 months in prison in Brazil.

Songs We Love: Sarah Potenza, 'Monster'

9 hours 27 min ago

The brassy roots-rocker's anthem conveys her determination to revel in her corporeality and flamboyant performance style. "That kind of flash is Americana," she says. "It is big."

Reports: New Trump Campaign CEO Faced Domestic Violence Charge In 1996

9 hours 37 min ago

Stephen K. Bannon, the new Trump campaign chief, is the third top Trump adviser who's landed in hot water during this campaign.

Nina Diaz: Tiny Desk Concert

9 hours 45 min ago

As a solo artist on leave from Girl In A Coma, the singer finds new ways to sound ferocious. Here, she performs three songs from an album due out in the fall.

Top Stories: Latest On Italian Quake; Bolivian Minister Killed

9 hours 46 min ago

Also: Housing Secretary Castro visits flood damaged Louisiana; many large wildfires continue to burn in the West; and President Obama quadruples the size of a national marine park off Hawaii.

In Bolivia, Striking Miners Kidnap And Kill High-Level Minister

10 hours 16 min ago

The country's deputy interior minister was going to talk with the miners about their demands. Officials say he was seized Thursday and then beaten to death.

FOJBI Friday: Meet Michael Parker, Public Speaker For Science

10 hours 23 min ago

Joe Palca is not the only fan of "Big Ideas" in science. Immunobiologist Michael Parker is prepping for a SeptemberTEDx talk on the ways microbes have helped shape human evolution.

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