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First Listen: Mannequin Pussy, 'Romantic'

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 6:00am

Mannequin Pussy knows — and sounds like — the hell that is heartbreak, veering in short bursts between syrupy sweet pop and charred-walls-of-sound punk.

In 'IQ,' A Sherlock For South Central

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 6:00am

Joe Ide's debut novel follows Isaiah Quintabe, known as IQ around his Los Angeles neighborhood. IQ solves the crimes police won't touch — even when his clients can only pay him in chickens or tires.

Lucasfilm Files Suit Against New York Jedi And Lightsaber Academy

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 5:59am

The academy offers classes on how to engage in Jedi battles. They also sell swag that, according to the lawsuit, comes too close to the film's Jedi logos.

Educators Went To Jail For Cheating. What Happened To The Students?

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 5:02am

Thousands of Atlanta students were affected by the cheating scandal in which test scores were falsified. Years later, those who remain are now receiving special services.

In The Last Debate, How Well Did Trump Do?

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 4:03am

Steve Inskeep talks to Trump supporter Congressman Tom Marino of Pennsylvania, to get his take on how Trump did in the last presidential debate before November's election.

How Well Did Hillary Clinton Do In Wednesday Night's Debate?

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 4:03am

The morning after the final presidential debate, Steve Inskeep talks to Clinton surrogate Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota.

Co-Founder Of Chess Records, Phil Chess, Dies At 95

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 4:03am

By 1950, Leonard and Phillip Chess had established Chess Records as the label for urban blues. Leonard died in 1969. Phil died on Wednesday at the age of 95.

Journalists Donating To Campaigns Create Conflict, Ex-Newspaper Man Says

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 4:03am

Some journalists and ex-journalists contributed to presidential campaigns. Steve Inskeep talks to Len Downie, former executive editor of The Washington Post and a current professor of journalism.

4 Florida Voters Share Their Reactions To The Final Presidential Debate

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 4:03am

David Greene talks to Trump supporter Annie Ruiz of Miami, Clinton backer John Palys of Orlando, Trump backer Allen Sale of Lakeland, and Clinton supporter Diana Font of Orlando. NPR's Scott Detrow also fact checks what the candidates said.

Wanda Sykes New Comedy Special: 'What Happened Ms. Sykes'

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 4:03am

When Wanda Sykes performed at the White House Correspondent's Dinner, she poked fun at President Obama. She tells David Greene, that in her special, What Happened Ms. Sykes, she takes aim at her wife.

Iraqi Forces Are Expected To Need Weeks To Free Mosul From ISIS Control

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 4:03am

The fight to free the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State is expected to last many weeks. Steve Inskeep talks to journalist Fazel Hawramy for an update.

Divided States: Florida Voters Roundtable

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 4:03am

After the final debate of the presidential race, David Greene talks to a roundtable of voters from across Florida, representing a range of political opinions. They'll weigh in on how each candidate fared. And, NPR's Scott Detrow will fact check what the candidates said.

Kosovo's Government Cracks Down On Extremist Recruiting

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 4:03am

Kosovo is a small country with an outsized contribution to extremist groups in the Middle East. In recent years, more of its citizens per capita have joined armed groups in Syria than any other European nation. At least, until this year. The numbers have dropped precipitously and we examine why.

California's Dire Drought Message Wanes, Conservation Levels Drop

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 4:03am

Californians are saving less and less water as the state enters what may be its sixth year of drought, in part because they say they're hearing a less-than-clear message about the drought.

Trump, Clinton Spar In Final Debate Before Presidential Election

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 4:03am

The morning after the final presidential debate, David Greene talks to Republican pollster Jim Hobart and Democratic analyst Margie Omero. And, NPR's Mara Liasson provides highlights.

Trump's Attempt To Refocus Campaign Gets Obscured By One Blinding Final Debate Moment

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 3:47am

Donald Trump refused to say he would honor election results and was unsuccessful in changing the narrative that is enveloping his campaign. Hillary Clinton fired as many taunts as Trump landed blows.

Tech, Human Errors Drive Growing Death Toll In Auto Crashes

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 3:28am

Last year, Americans logged more than 3.1 trillion miles and 35,092 people died on the nation's roadways. Now, there's a plan to eliminate traffic fatalities within 30 years.

Clinton, Trump Debate For Third And Final Time

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 3:00am

Clinton, Trump Debate For Third And Final Time

Fact-Checking The Final Presidential Debate

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 3:00am

Fact-Checking The Final Presidential Debate

The Final Presidential Debate In 100 Words (And 6 Videos)

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 10:27pm

The final presidential debate was fast-moving with candidates clashing. Clinton was on the offense; Trump aggressively punched back.




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