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Episode 681: The Oil Kingdom

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:33pm

For years, Saudi Arabia has been living off one resource and one resource only: Oil. But now, the price of a barrel has plummeted, and the country is scrambling to adapt.

Basia Bulat On World Cafe

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:31pm

The Canadian multi-instrumentalist expands her discography with a pop album produced by Jim James.

Tift Merritt On Mountain Stage

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:20pm

The alt-country singer-songwriter plays old and new material, both solo and with the house band.

Britain To Foreign Workers: If You Don't Make $50,000 A Year, Please Leave

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:10pm

To reduce the number of foreign workers, some of those making less than $50,000 won't qualify to stay in Britain beyond April. Critics say the deal would cause labor shortages.

'Food Surgeon' Dissects Candy And Fruit With Weirdly Hypnotic Flair

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:09pm

The Food Surgeon, a channel on YouTube, turns a camera and a doctor's operating tools on familiar foods. It's just art, says the guy behind the videos, a food-loving engineer in Seattle.

CDC Sees Major Challenges Ahead In The Fight Against Zika

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:07pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is involved on nearly every front, from diagnostics to the study of a possible link to microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome.

Is Amazon Planning Hundreds Of Bookstores? Analysts Doubt It

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:07pm

A mall real estate executive let slip that Amazon plans to build up to 400 walk-in stores. Analysts were skeptical, and now the executive says his comment wasn't intended to represent Amazon's plans.

Political Makeup Artist Uses Position To Highlight Heroin Crisis

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 3:44pm

Political makeup artist Kriss Blevins is using her unique position to tell the presidential candidates about the heroin crisis and her stepdaughter who died of an overdose.

U.K. Ambassador To U.S. On Importance Of Finding Political Solution In Syria

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 3:44pm

NPR's Audie Cornish interviews Kim Darroch, the United Kingdom's new ambassador to the United States, about the Syrian peace talks in Geneva and the Supporting Syria conference being hosted by his country on Thursday.

Adnan Syed Of 'Serial' Appears In Court For Shot At New Trial

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 3:44pm

Adnan Syed, whose case was widely publicized by the podcast Serial, is in court Wednesday for a hearing that offers him a chance at a second trial. He was convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend more than 15 years ago.

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