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Jelani Cobb On His Epic 'New Yorker' Piece On Black Lives Matter

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 9:20am

NPR's Kelly McEvers spoke with Jelani Cobb, who has charted the genesis and evolution of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Watch The Live Looping Wonder Of Bayonne

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 9:00am

The Austin-based electronic composer Roger Sellers, who writes and records as Bayonne, makes live looping look like an endurance sport.

Viking's Choice: Perturbator, 'Neo Tokyo'

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 9:00am

James Kent's barrage of synths conjures up a dark urban future in this anime-inspired track.

Republicans Keep Posting Phenomenal Turnout Numbers

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 9:00am

Add together the 23 states where Republicans have voted or caucused this year, and you get 12.4 million people — a bump of nearly 67 percent across those states compared with 2012.

Asian American Teens Say They Lie To Doctors About Sex

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 8:45am

Doctors presume that Asian American teens aren't having sex, and teenagers presume that doctors will tell their parents if they ask about contraception or other key aspects of sexual health.

Can We Grasp Reality?

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 8:37am

There will always be that elusive part of reality that escapes us; it's not finding the final answer but wanting to know that makes us matter, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.

Top Stories: Ferguson Reviews Court Agreement; More On Yesterday's Voting

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 8:14am

Also: North Korea claims it miniaturized nuclear warheads to fit atop missiles; Beatles producer George Martin dies; and Google's artificial intelligence program wins the first "Go" game.

Songs We Love: Mary Lattimore, 'Otis Walks Into The Woods'

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 8:00am

An emotionally striking song and video by the Philadelphia harpist known for her collaborations with Kurt Vile, Sharon Van Etten, Thurston Moore and others.

5 Headlines That Explain Tuesday's Primary Results In Michigan And Beyond

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 7:46am

Bernie Sanders pulled off an upset in Michigan, but Hillary Clinton handily took Mississippi. On the Republican side, Donald Trump racked up three more victories and Ted Cruz won in Idaho.

Martin Made The Beatles Much More Interesting, Connolly Says

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 6:50am

In 1962, George Martin signed an unknown band: The Beatles. Steve Inskeep talks to Ray Connolly, who made a documentary series with Martin called The Rhythm of Life, about Martin's death at age 90.

Sanders Narrowly Defeats Clinton In Michigan; She Wins Miss. Primary

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 6:23am

As expected, Hillary Clinton won the Mississippi primary. Michigan was the bigger prize and polls leading into the primary had Clinton up by double digits, but that's not how it turned out.

Ferguson Council Revives Deal On Courts And Police, Plans A Vote

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 6:09am

If Ferguson's city council approves the consent decree, it would require the city to provide police officers with more training, body cameras, and to change its court system.

Alabama Man To Plead Guilty To Stealing 750,000 Quarters

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 6:06am

Federal prosecutors in Birmingham, Ala., say a former armored transportation company worker has agreed to plead guilty to stealing nearly $200,000. All of it was in quarters.

ISO 2 Affordable Bedrooms In NYC? Good Luck With That

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 6:01am

Apartment buildings are going up all over Manhattan, but it's harder than ever to find an affordable place to live in New York. It's a scene played out nationwide as rents soar and wages stall.

Some Of Life's Best Lessons Can Be Found In 'Lousy' Kitchen Jobs

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 6:00am

Commentator Rachael Cusick says one of her first jobs — a maddening summer stint as a breakfast line cook — may seem irrelevant on her resume, but it gave her valuable experience to last a lifetime.

'What Is Not Yours' Is Flawless

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 6:00am

Helen Oyeyemi's new story collection has all the sly humor, gorgeous writing and magical characterization as her novels. Critic Michael Schaub calls it a dreamy, spellbinding masterpiece.

Luke Skywalker Endorses U.S. Senate Challenger

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 5:47am

The seat from Ohio is currently held by Rob Portman. President Obama backs challenger Ted Strickland. And Mark Hamill of Star Wars fame endorsed P.G. Sittenfeld.

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