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Flying Cars Are (Still) Coming: Should We Believe The Hype?

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 12:03pm

Airbus and Uber are planning for a future of flying cars and sky taxis. "You literally push a button and you get a flight," an Uber executive says. But will our Tomorrowland ever really arrive?

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The Moral And Political Expectations Of Silicon Valley's Elite

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 11:52am

Silicon Valley investor Doug Derwin published a series of full-page newspaper ads calling on Elon Musk to sever ties with the Trump administration.

Psychiatrist Recalls 'Heartbreak And Hope' On Bellevue's Prison Ward

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 11:44am

Dr. Elizabeth Ford treated mentally ill inmates in New York City for more than a decade. It was almost universal, she says, that they had suffered abuse or significant neglect as children.

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Yates, Clapper To Testify In Open House Hearing On Russian Election Meddling

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 11:34am

On May 8, two Obama administration officials — former acting Attorney General Sally Yates and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper — will appear before the House investigation.

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How Mike WiLL Made-It And Kendrick Lamar Created The Year's Most Urgent Music

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 11:19am

The super producer who made trap go pop on collaborations with Miley Cyrus, Rae Sremmurd and Beyoncé reveals how Kendrick Lamar inspired him to scale back for bigger impact on DAMN.

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Why China Is Selling Cheap HIV Tests In Campus Vending Machines

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 10:50am

It's a pilot project to reach youth who are at risk of infection — and reluctant to come to clinics because of the stigma around HIV/AIDS. Is anyone buying?

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Listen: Shabazz Palaces Returns With 'Shine A Light'

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 10:29am

Sentient beings and mysteries await as the experimental hip-hop group announces a new album and tour dates.

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Hear Sufjan Stevens' Latest 'Planetarium' Collaboration, 'Mercury'

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 10:23am

The gorgeous new song feels like an elegy to lost love but may be more of an ode to the Roman god of thievery.

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Scientists Create Artificial Womb That Could Help Prematurely Born Babies

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 10:10am

The device kept fetal lambs alive for about a month, allowing them to continue to mature. It has not been tested in humans, and some say the device raises ethical questions.

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Beyoncé Funds College Scholarship Award For 'Bold, Creative' Women

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 9:59am

Tied to the one-year anniversary of her Lemonade project, she will be funding "Formation Scholars" at four institutions of higher learning, including two historically black colleges.

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Robert Siegel Stepping Down As 'All Things Considered' Host In 2018

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 9:55am

Siegel has spent more than 40 years at NPR — and more than three decades as host of All Things Considered. He says he will be leaving that role in January to "begin a new phase of life."

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Watch Big Boi Perform 'Mic Jack' With Sleepy Brown On 'The Tonight Show'

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 9:41am

"Mic Jack" has got a lot of what you want in a Big Boi jam: an '80s R&B funk swagger fully loaded with sweaty synths.

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Changes To Federal Insurance Plans Could Hurt Families Of Chronically Ill Kids

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 9:39am

Some urge ending funding to the Children's Health Insurance Program, and moving those 8 million kids to marketplace plans. But research shows the out-of-pocket costs to many families would soar.

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China Moves To Increase Number Of Electric Vehicles On Its Roads

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 9:37am

By early next year, Beijing will require automakers in China to ensure that at least 8 percent of all vehicles they manufacture are electric.

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Robert Siegel and 'All Things Considered'

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 9:32am

After one of the most storied careers in NPR's history, Robert has decided to step down as the host of All Things Considered in January 2018.

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The Good And Goofy 'Great News' Comes To NBC

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 9:00am

A new NBC comedy has a lot of 30 Rock DNA, and it shows. While it's uneven at first, viewers who stick with it will get a satisfying blast of very silly jokes.

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Songs We Love: Palm, 'Walkie Talkie'

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 9:00am

Experimental but precise, curious but composed, Palm's new song feels put together like a Jackson Pollock jigsaw puzzle.

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The Mountain Goats On Growing Up, And Growing Older, In Goth

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 9:00am

"When I was 16 I dyed my hair black and I started wearing white Oxfords." John Darnielle shares the Nashville Symphony Chorus-starring barnburner "Rain In Soho."

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New Mix: Shakey Graves, The War On Drugs, The Mountain Goats, More

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 8:03am

Special guests from the NPR Music team join All Songs Considered this week to share some of their favorite releases from April.

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Ivanka Trump Talks Female Entrepreneurs And Her Father At W20 Summit In Berlin

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 7:53am

The first daughter said women must have access to credit and mentors, "to encourage this next generation" of female business owners. But remarks about her father drew the biggest reaction.

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