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Inside The Refugee Camp At The Foot Of The Washington Monument

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 4:13pm

A new exhibit from Doctors Without Borders aims to show visitors what it's like to be a refugee, starting with a flimsy raft and ending in a cramped tent.

Charles Bradley Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 3:46pm

The 67-year-old soul singer is receiving treatment and has been forced to postpone several tour dates.

Why The Battle For Aleppo Is So Important

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 3:44pm

With diplomacy at a standstill, what is the military strategy for the Syrian regime and rebels? Residents fear regime forces will massacre civilians — or the current siege will force surrender.

Gloria Naylor, 'The Women Of Brewster Place' Author, Dies At 66

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 3:30pm

Gloria Naylor's debut novel, The Women of Brewster Place, won a National Book Award and became a TV mini-series starring Oprah Winfrey. Naylor has died at age 66.

U.S. Considers Efforts To Help Religious Minorities Recover From ISIS

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 3:30pm

As U.S. military planners work to help Iraqis retake territory from ISIS, the State Department is thinking about how to help Christians and other religious minorities recover from what the Obama administration has called a genocide.

A Father-Daughter Luthier Duo Builds Souls Into Guitars

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 3:30pm

Jayne Henderson set aside a career in environmental law to work with a renowned guitar maker: her dad, Wayne Henderson. She says each instrument they build is "a living, breathing thing."

Supreme Court Hears First Round Of Arguments In New Term

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 3:30pm

The U.S. Supreme Court started its new term Tuesday short-handed and evenly divided just as it was last spring. That's because the Senate has refused to process President Obama's nominee to fill the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

Music Review: 'American Band,' Drive By Truckers

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 3:30pm

Music critic Tom Moon reviews the latest release from the southern rock band, Drive By Truckers.

NPR Politics Podcast Answers Questions On VP Candidates

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 3:30pm

You've got questions — the NPR Politics Podcast team has answers! This week, they answer listener questions about the vice presidential nominees and the VP debate.

Oscar Brand, Host Of WNYC's 'Folksong Festival,' Dies At 96

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 3:30pm

Oscar Brand, host of WNYC's "Folksong Festival," died Friday at age 96. He hosted the program for 70 years, and he was also host of NPR's "Voices in the Wind." His show featured interviews with and songs by many of the greats of folk music.

Google Goes All-In On Hardware With 'Pixel' Phone, Home Assistant, VR Headset

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 3:30pm

The tech giant has been outmaneuvered in consumer products, namely by Amazon's Echo and Apple's iPhone. Google is now betting on its artificial intelligence progress to stage a comeback.

Italian Journalist Sets Out To Unmask True Identity Of Author Elena Ferrante

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 3:30pm

Over the weekend, an Italian financial journalist outed the identity of author Elena Ferrante, whose pseudonym lent intrigue to her bestselling novels. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Dayna Tortorici of n+1 magazine about the outing.

Hurricane Matthew Makes Landfall In Haiti

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 3:30pm

Hurricane Matthew hit the southern coast of Haiti Tuesday, hammering the country with category four winds. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Joanna Cherry, chief medical officer at a hospital in Port-Au-Prince, who says that in addition to trauma, the spread of cholera worries her most.

European Parliament Approves Paris Climate Agreement

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 3:30pm

Nearly 200 nations agreed last December to the most ambitious deal to slow climate change ever. It looks very likely that the requisite number of countries will actually ratify the deal this week to make it official. That will set in motion the difficult process of making sure both rich and poor countries deliver on their promises to cut emissions of greenhouse gases.

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