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Should We Stop Telling Kids They're Smart?

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 8:43am

Carol Dweck finds that the words adults use to describe kids' progress affects the children's belief in their own potential.

Can Mindfulness Help You Quit Smoking?

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 8:43am

Psychiatrist Judson Brewer describes how patients who practice simple mindfulness techniques can kick unhealthy habits.

What Is A Nudge?

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 8:43am

How can a simple adjustment - a nudge - change our behavior for the better? Professor Richard Thaler says his "nudge theory" can make it easier for people to save money, eat healthily and more.

FOJBI Friday: Meet William Chen, Gamer Scientist

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 8:00am

Joe Palca is not the only fan of "Big Ideas" in science. William Chen has designed a fun board game about climate change in hopes of engaging more laypeople on this important issue.

First Watch: Casket Girls, 'Tears Of A Clown'

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 8:00am

The eerie Savannah, Ga. pop band wants to express its rage with the current state of our culture as it relates to freedom and race. They've written "Tears of a Clown" to reflect their frustration.

Mashrou' Leila: Tiny Desk Concert

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 8:00am

A rock band from Beirut gives a stunning performance, with songs that mix hedonism and heady, hyper-literate lyrics.

Songs We Love: D∆WN, 'Not Above That'

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 7:57am

At this point, Dawn Richard — known these days as D∆WN — is simply beyond pop music. The Machinedrum-produced track celebrates cosmic desire with a video that moves the galaxy.

In Armenia Visit, Pope Aims For Reconciliation In A Tense Region

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 7:38am

Last year, Pope Francis called the Ottoman Empire's slaughter of Armenians "the first genocide of the 20th century," sparking a diplomatic spat with Turkey. He begins a 3-day visit to Armenia Friday.

After More Than 40 Years, U.K. Votes To Leave The EU

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 6:44am

To try to make sense of this enormous development, David Greene and Rachel Martin talk to novelist Robert Harris and the BBC's Jonny Dymond. Harris says the EU was a "marvelous creation."

British Writer Frederick Forsythe Was On Winning Side Of Brexit Vote

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 6:36am

Well-known author Frederick Forsythe, who wrote The Day of the Jackal and other books, talks to David Greene and Rachel Martin about why he is happy the U.K. will be leaving the European Union.

Britain's EU Exit: What Comes Next?

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 6:16am

Britain will be getting a new prime minister soon and that leader will have to negotiate the country's exit from the EU, a process that could take up to two years.

Director Taika Waititi's 'Wilderpeople' Is Good For A Laugh — And Then A Cry

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 6:00am

The Kiwi actor/filmmaker uses humor to address painful situations in his films. His latest, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, follows a city kid trekking through the wilderness with his reluctant foster dad.

On Parliament-Funkadelic And A Less 'Squeaky-Clean Picture' Of Blackness

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 6:00am

Parliament showed me that being black has liabilities, but that it's also a powerful gift.

High Test Scores At A Nationally Lauded Charter Network, But At What Cost?

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 6:00am

Rocketship charter schools were supposed to revolutionize education, Silicon Valley-style, and enroll 1 million students. It hasn't worked out exactly that way.

Fairbank's Midnight Sun Baseball Game Called Because Of Darkness

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 5:53am

In Alaska this time of year, it stays light almost through the night. The first pitch was at 10:30 p.m. The game was called in the 7th inning because of storm clouds and a briefly setting sun.

U.K. Vote Shocks The World. What's Next?

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 5:33am

To examine the impact of the Brexit outcome on the United States, David Greene and Rachel Martin talk to David Rennie, the Washington bureau chief of The Economist magazine.

Underwear Stolen From One Seashore In Scotland

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 5:12am

Kites, local birds of prey, are stealing swimmers' underwear, weaving them into nests. A member of a wildlife group says the birds have a discerning eye, preferring name-brand garments like Armani.

U.K. Votes To Leave The European Union

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 4:04am

NPR correspondents Eleanor Beardsley in Paris and John Ydstie in Washington, along with Peter Speigel, who covers the E.U. for "The Financial Times," discuss the impact of the Brexit vote on France and the rest of Europe.

British Reaction To Brexit Outcome; Cameron To Step Down

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 4:04am

David Greene talks to former British Ambassador to the U.S. Peter Westmacott about the results of the Brexit referendum in Britain.

Brexit Votes Are Totaled: United Kingdom Votes To Leave The European Union

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 4:04am

Final results of the Brexit vote have been announced: The U.K. will leave the European Union. We get results and analysis of Britain's EU referendum from NPR's Frank Langfitt in London, Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson in Berlin and Jim Zarroli in New York on the market reaction.

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