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Donnie Fritts And John Paul White On World Cafe

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 12:46pm

Two generations of Florence, Ala., musicians teamed up to make Fritts' new album, Oh My Goodness.

Remembering President Garfield

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 12:45pm

James A. Garfield emerged as the surprise Republican nominee in 1880. He won the presidency, but was only in office for six months.

Should Quarterly Earnings Reports Matter?

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 12:40pm

Laurence Fink, head of the world's largest investing company, would like the public to put less emphasis on quarterly earnings.

Country's Deepest Lake Has Invasive Species Problem

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 12:25pm

Crayfish are loving the rising water temperatures in Oregon's Crater Lake, jeopardizing native species in the process.

‘American Crime Story’ And Louis C.K.’s Surprise Online Series Shine

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 12:20pm

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says "The People vs. OJ Simpson" season of "American Horror Story" could be one of the best finds of 2016.

'The Yid' Puts A Brash, Screwball Spin On Soviet Anti-Semitism

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 12:19pm

Paul Goldberg's debut novel is an ambitious historical fantasy about Stalin's 1953 plan to purge Jews from the Soviet Union. Critic Maureen Corrigan says The Yid is a wildly inventive "what if" story.

Who Are America's 'Homegrown Terrorists'?

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 12:19pm

CNN's Peter Bergen describes how the Internet and social media have been used to radicalize and recruit Americans to jihad — and how some new jihadists then use those same tools to draw in others.

New Orleans: A City In The Grip Of King Cake Madness

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 12:19pm

In New Orleans, Carnival is a month-long season where the colorful brioche cakes dominate the diet and culture. King cakes fuel workplace rituals, inspire contests and drive a collective obsession.

How The Iowa Caucuses Have Changed The Race

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 12:06pm

Two party insiders – Democrat Howard Dean and Republican Paris Dennard – share their analyses.

New Mix: Santigold, Macklemore, PJ Harvey, Iggy Pop, More

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 12:02pm

In this week's mix, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton showcase a number of artists who reflect on their past to make powerful new music.

Alphabet Tops Apple As World's Most Valuable Company

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 11:52am

The parent company of Google officially overtook Apple to become the most valuable publicly-traded company in the world.




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