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Are Your Pipes Made Of Lead? Here's A Quick Way To Find Out

16 hours 41 min ago

Flint, Mich., brought the risk of lead pipes to many people's attention, but the problems go further. Help us build a map of where lead pipes could be affecting people's drinking water.

Guest Dose: Steven Julien Of FunkinEven

16 hours 41 min ago

The don of revered electronic music label Apron Records is about to release his first album under his given name. He brings the future boogie on NPR Music's latest Recommended Dose guest dance mix.

Fermentation Fervor: Here's How Chefs Boost Flavor And Health

17 hours 9 min ago

As more chefs experiment with microorganisms to transform ingredients and create new flavors, fermentation has gone from ancient preservation technique to culinary tool du jour.

Invisibilia: Is Your Personality Fixed Or Can You Change Who You Are?

18 hours 41 min ago

A man committed a horrible crime. Then he decided he no longer wanted to be a bad person. It is possible to change our personalities, psychologists say, even though we like to think they're innate.

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BBC Projects United Kingdom Votes To Leave The European Union

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 11:27pm

The so-called "Brexit" will come to pass, the BBC and other British media outlets project. The British pound plunged against the U.S. dollar.

Bluegrass Pioneer Ralph Stanley Dies At 89

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 10:52pm

Stanley was one of the early leaders of bluegrass music, and enjoyed an unexpectedly broad following after he sang "Oh, Death" in the film Oh, Brother, Where Art Thou.

VW And Regulators Reportedly Near Emissions Scandal Deal

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 10:42pm

Media reports say a $14 billion settlement is imminent between Volkswagen and U.S. agencies over the company's use of devices to cheat on emissions tests on its diesel engines.

Polls Close In The U.K. After Day Of Voting On Brexit Referendum

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 6:57pm

The polls have closed in a referendum that could determine the future of the United Kingdom. Voters had their say Thursday on whether the U.K. should stay in the European Union.

Labor And Business Can Agree On This: Congress Should Act On Immigration

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 6:22pm

Unions and employers both called for congressional action after the Supreme Court blocked White House plans to defer some deportations.

Senators Reach Deal On National GMO Labeling Bill

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 5:39pm

The new bill would require companies to disclose genetically modified ingredients in food products. But critics dislike that this information does not have to appear directly on the food label.

Depressed Teen's Struggle To Find Mental Health Care In Rural California

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:36pm

After a teenager attempted suicide, her parents searched in vain for therapists who would take their insurance and were accepting new patients. The family paid for therapy with credit cards instead.

Beyond Country And Blues: The Jazz Legacy Of Houston, Texas

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:36pm

Though not well known for its jazz scene, Houston has produced some of the country's best jazz musicians, including Jason Moran.

'If It Were Easy, It Wouldn't Be Interesting,' Say 'Ninja Warrior' Producers

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:36pm

The American Ninja Warrior obstacle course is so hard that, at first, no one managed to complete it. But the show's executive producers say that's OK: "It's not about winning," says Arthur Smith.

C.W. Stoneking On World Cafe

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:33pm

The Australian singer-songwriter's live sound is almost like listening to a pile of old blues 78s.

A Victory For Affirmative Action, And For Many Colleges A Sigh Of Relief

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:30pm

By a 4-3 vote, the Supreme court has upheld the use of race in admissions at the University of Texas at Austin. Much of higher education welcomed the decision.

PHOTOS: 78 People Dead After Powerful Tornado Slams Into Eastern China

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:14pm

A tornado and hailstorms hit east China's Jiangsu Province, killing at least 78 people. At least 500 people were injured — 200 critically — and search and rescue efforts are ongoing.

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