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NPR's top daily news about world events, politics, economy and culture. Download the World Story of the Day podcast.
 
Every weekday, All Things Considered hosts Ailsa Chang, Audie Cornish, Mary Louise Kelly and Ari Shapiro present the program's trademark mix of news, interviews, commentaries, reviews, and offbeat features. Michel Martin hosts on the weekends.
 
NPR's daily top stories that you can't miss. Exceptional, moving, offbeat, or just plain funny. Subscribe to the Story of the Day podcast.
 
Morning Edition takes listeners around the country and the world with multi-faceted stories and commentaries every weekday. Hosts David Greene, Steve Inskeep, Noel King and Rachel Martin bring you the latest breaking news and features to prepare you for the day.
 
The NPR Politics Podcast is where NPR's political reporters talk to you like they talk to each other. With weekly roundups and quick takes on news of the day, you don't have to keep up with politics to know what's happening. You just have to keep up with us.
 
Mountain Stage Podcast
 
(Order of stories changed to match how they originally aired each day, with stories from previous 6 programs included afterwards. See http://kevin.micke.com/ for details.)Hosted by Terry Gross, Fresh Air from WHYY is the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues. One of public radio's most popular programs, Fresh Air features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.
 
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Up First
Daily
 
NPR's Up First is the news you need to start your day. The biggest stories and ideas — from politics to pop culture — in 10 minutes. Hosted by Rachel Martin, David Greene and Steve Inskeep, with reporting and analysis from NPR News. Available weekdays by 6 a.m. ET. Subscribe and listen, then support your local NPR station at donate.npr.org.
 
(Order of stories changed to match how they originally aired each day, with stories from previous 6 programs included afterwards. See http://kevin.micke.com/ for details.)Every weekday, All Things Considered hosts Ailsa Chang, Audie Cornish, Mary Louise Kelly and Ari Shapiro present the program's trademark mix of news, interviews, commentaries, reviews, and offbeat features. Michel Martin hosts on the weekends.
 
NPR's top stories about business, money, Wall Street, companies and the economy that you can't miss. Subscribe to the Business Story of the Day RSS feed.
 
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Environment : NPR
Daily
 
Breaking news on the environment, climate change, pollution, and endangered species. Also featuring Climate Connections, a special series on climate change co-produced by NPR and National Geographic.
 
(Order of stories changed to match how they originally aired each day, with stories from previous 6 programs included afterwards. See http://kevin.micke.com/ for details.)Morning Edition takes listeners around the country and the world with multi-faceted stories and commentaries every weekday. Hosts David Greene, Steve Inskeep, Noel King and Rachel Martin bring you the latest breaking news and features to prepare you for the day.
 
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NPR News Now
Daily+
 
The latest news in five minutes. Updated hourly.
 
Breaking news on the environment, climate change, pollution, and endangered species. Also featuring Climate Connections, a special series on climate change co-produced by NPR and National Geographic.
 
Assorted stories from NPR
 
Hear live shows from Spiritualized, Andrew Bird, Wilco, Bon Iver, Alabama Shakes, Beirut and many more. Recorded by NPR Music at venues and festivals across the country.
 
Morning Edition takes listeners around the country and the world with multi-faceted stories and commentaries every weekday. Hosts David Greene, Steve Inskeep, Noel King and Rachel Martin bring you the latest breaking news and features to prepare you for the day.
 
Every weekday, All Things Considered hosts Ailsa Chang, Audie Cornish, Mary Louise Kelly and Ari Shapiro present the program's trademark mix of news, interviews, commentaries, reviews, and offbeat features. Michel Martin hosts on the weekends.
 
Tiny Desk Concerts from NPR Music feature your favorite musicians performing at All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen's desk in the NPR office. Hear Wilco, Adele, Passion Pit, Tinariwen, Miguel, The xx and many more. This is the audio version of the podcast. A video version is also available.
 
NPR's top daily news about world events, politics, economy and culture. Download the World Story of the Day podcast.
 
Every weekday, All Things Considered hosts Ailsa Chang, Audie Cornish, Mary Louise Kelly and Ari Shapiro present the program's trademark mix of news, interviews, commentaries, reviews, and offbeat features. Michel Martin hosts on the weekends.
 
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On Point
Daily
 
Go behind the headlines: From the economy and health care to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point hosts Meghna Chakrabarti and David Folkenflik speak with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR for NPR.
 
Morning Edition takes listeners around the country and the world with multi-faceted stories and commentaries every weekday. Hosts David Greene, Steve Inskeep, Noel King and Rachel Martin bring you the latest breaking news and features to prepare you for the day.
 
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Here & Now
Daily
 
NPR and WBUR's live midday news program
 
Morning Edition takes listeners around the country and the world with multi-faceted stories and commentaries every weekday. Hosts David Greene, Steve Inskeep, Noel King and Rachel Martin bring you the latest breaking news and features to prepare you for the day.
 
Pop Culture Happy Hour is a fun and freewheeling chat about the latest movies, television, books, comics and music.
 
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KUER 90.1, NPR Utah
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A podcast from KUER 90.1, an NPR member station broadcasting from the Eccles Broadcast Center at the University of Utah.
 
Morning Edition takes listeners around the country and the world with multi-faceted stories and commentaries every weekday. Hosts David Greene, Steve Inskeep, Noel King and Rachel Martin bring you the latest breaking news and features to prepare you for the day.
 
NPR's weekly current events quiz. Have a laugh and test your news knowledge while figuring out what's real and what we've made up.
 
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TED Radio Hour
Weekly
 
Guy Raz explores the emotions, insights, and discoveries that make us human. The TED Radio Hour is a narrative journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, and new ways to think and create.
 
Bullseye from NPR is your curated guide to culture. Jesse Thorn hosts in-depth interviews with brilliant creators, culture picks from our favorite critics and irreverent original comedy. Bullseye has been featured in Time, The New York Times, GQ and McSweeney's, which called it "the kind of show people listen to in a more perfect world." (Formerly known as The Sound of Young America.)
 
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storytelling
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[slideshow id=104] With the issue of mayoral control of schools hanging in the balance, State Senators Ruben Diaz, Sr., Pedro Espada, Jr., Hiram Monserrate and Carl Kruger met for lunch to publicly discuss the amendments they want included in the controversial legislation. The group wants a parent training center added to the bill to better inform parents on how they can get involved with their child's education. The senators say they are not against Mayor Bloomberg controlling the schools, ...
 
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On Point | Books
Weekly
 
Go behind the headlines: From the economy and health care to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point hosts Meghna Chakrabarti and David Folkenflik speak with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR for NPR.
 
Go behind the headlines: From the economy and health care to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point hosts Meghna Chakrabarti and David Folkenflik speak with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR for NPR.
 
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1A
Daily
 
1A is home to the national conversation. Joshua Johnson hosts with great guests and frames the best debate in ways to make you think, share and engage.
 
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www.wabe.org
Daily+
 
Where ATL meets NPR
 
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RadioWest
Daily
 
Conversation and stories that explore the way the world works. Produced by KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City and hosted by Doug Fabrizio. Find archived episodes at http://radiowest.org
 
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Hidden Brain
Weekly
 
Shankar Vedantam uses science and storytelling to reveal the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, shape our choices and direct our relationships.
 
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Le Show
Weekly
 
Part-time New Orleans resident Harry Shearer hosts a look at the worlds of media, politics, cyberspace, sports and show business while providing an eclectic array of music along the way.
 
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Fresh Air
Daily
 
Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.
 
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Invisibilia
Rare
 
Unseeable forces control human behavior and shape our ideas, beliefs, and assumptions. Invisibilia—Latin for invisible things—fuses narrative storytelling with science that will make you see your own life differently.
 
Hosts/nerds Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are your friendly music buddies with the week's best new music discoveries, including conversations with emerging artists, icons and more. Hear songs that can completely change your day, with humor, heart and (sometimes) a whole lot of noise. Directions for use: Morning commute, the gym, or alone time. (If rash persists, discontinue use.)
 
The NPR Illinois Education Desk is a community funded initiative to report on stories that impact you. Stories on the state of education from K-12 to higher education.
 
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New Zealand and Australia are condemning comments made by Turkey's president comparing the Christchurch mosque shootings and battles between ANZAC forces and Ottoman Turks during World War I.
 
President Trump is in Ohio touting the growth in manufacturing jobs during his presidency. At the same time, he is fighting with General Motors over its closure of a plant in Lordstown, Ohio.
 
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Mark Follman of Mother Jones about the trend toward deemphasizing the gunman associated with a mass shooting, in the media or by public officials.
 
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Wall Street Journal higher education reporter, Doug Belkin, about the rise of accommodations during ACT and SAT testing, following news of the college admissions scandal.
 
President Trump lashed out at the husband of his senior adviser, Kellyanne Conway. Conway's husband George has been criticizing Trump on twitter. Why does this feud matter?
 
When an Indiana company learned their goods were being counterfeited in China, they did everything they could to make it stop. But pursuing an intellectual property claim in China takes a lot of work.
 
People in Nebraska and Iowa are dealing with the devastation from historic flooding. In Kansas and Missouri, residents are preparing for what could come their way.
 
The flooding across the Midwest could result in more than a billion dollars of losses for farmers and ranchers. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Iowa Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Julie Kenney.
 
The bill for Woodstock 50 has been announced featuring acts like Imagine Dragons, Jay-Z and Miley Cyrus. The lineup is prompting conversation online. NPR Music's Stephen Thompson weighs in.
 
Salif Keita is among the best African singers of the past century. But, after some 25 albums over a 40-year career, Keita says he's retiring from recording.
 
President Trump is nominating Stephen Dickson, a former Delta Airlines exec, to lead the Federal Aviation Administration while it is being sharply criticized for its oversight of plane manufacturers.
 
In a Mississippi death penalty case, the justices were skeptical of the way the state picked and dismissed black jurors and appeared ready not to uphold the conviction.
 
The first drug for severe postpartum depression has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Thousands of women could benefit from the drug, but there are drawbacks, including a $35,000 price tag.
 
Avalanche forecasters in Colorado say it's going to be a bad year. They're predicting the highest danger level for snow slides since they began forecasting in 1973.
 
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Gerald Bourke of the World Food Programme, as relief workers in Africa are still learning about the scope of devastation from Cyclone Idai.
 
Midwest flooding has stranded communities, washed out bridges and caused huge damage to structures and farms. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Maj. Gen. Daryl Bohac of the Nebraska National Guard.
 
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with film critic William Bibbiani about the role movie posters play today, following the release of the poster for Quentin Tarantino's, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
 
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Wall Street Journal reporter Jessica Donati about the Trump administration's debate over what should happen to the more than 70,000 Venezuelans seeking refuge in the U.S.
 
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with reporter Steve Bousquet about efforts in the Florida legislature to make it more difficult for people with felony convictions to vote.
 
Regional stories from the KBIA Newsroom, including: Missouri Makes Way For More Nursing Students To Ease Statewide Shortage More Than Half Of Missourians Who Were Dropped From Medicaid Didn't Answer Mail Broken Levees Flood Northwest Missouri Farmland Missouri Regulators Approve Midwest Wind Energy Power Line…
 
Regional stories from the KBIA Newsroom, including: Missouri Makes Way For More Nursing Students To Ease Statewide Shortage More Than Half Of Missourians Who Were Dropped From Medicaid Didn't Answer Mail Broken Levees Flood Northwest Missouri Farmland Missouri Regulators Approve Midwest Wind Energy Power Line…
 
Two high-profile plane crashes. The grounding of its bestselling jetliner. How did Boeing get here, and how can it recover from this crisis of confidence?
 
After a deadly white supremacist rally in 2017, once-marginalized voices in Charlottesville, Va., are demanding to be heard by the City Council. That has led to a debate over civility.
 
Midwest flooding has stranded communities, washed out bridges and caused huge damage to structures and farms. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Maj. Gen. Daryl Bohac of the Nebraska National Guard.
 
Midwest flooding has stranded communities, washed out bridges and caused huge damage to structures and farms. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Maj. Gen. Daryl Bohac of the Nebraska National Guard.
 
President Trump is nominating Stephen Dickson, a former Delta Airlines exec, to lead the Federal Aviation Administration while it is being sharply criticized for its oversight of plane manufacturers.
 
President Trump is nominating Stephen Dickson, a former Delta Airlines exec, to lead the Federal Aviation Administration while it is being sharply criticized for its oversight of plane manufacturers.
 
The first drug for severe postpartum depression has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Thousands of women could benefit from the drug, but there are drawbacks, including a $35,000 price tag.
 
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Gerald Bourke of the World Food Programme, as relief workers in Africa are still learning about the scope of devastation from Cyclone Idai.
 
The first drug for severe postpartum depression has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Thousands of women could benefit from the drug, but there are drawbacks, including a $35,000 price tag.
 
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Gerald Bourke of the World Food Programme, as relief workers in Africa are still learning about the scope of devastation from Cyclone Idai.
 
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Wall Street Journal reporter Jessica Donati about the Trump administration's debate over what should happen to the more than 70,000 Venezuelans seeking refuge in the U.S.
 
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with reporter Steve Bousquet about efforts in the Florida legislature to make it more difficult for people with felony convictions to vote.
 
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with film critic William Bibbiani about the role movie posters play today, following the release of the poster for Quentin Tarantino's, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
 
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Wall Street Journal reporter Jessica Donati about the Trump administration's debate over what should happen to the more than 70,000 Venezuelans seeking refuge in the U.S.
 
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with reporter Steve Bousquet about efforts in the Florida legislature to make it more difficult for people with felony convictions to vote.
 
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with film critic William Bibbiani about the role movie posters play today, following the release of the poster for Quentin Tarantino's, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
 
Two high-profile plane crashes. The grounding of its bestselling jetliner. How did Boeing get here, and how can it recover from this crisis of confidence?
 
Two high-profile plane crashes. The grounding of its bestselling jetliner. How did Boeing get here, and how can it recover from this crisis of confidence?
 
New Zealand and Australia are condemning comments made by Turkey's president comparing the Christchurch mosque shootings and battles between ANZAC forces and Ottoman Turks during World War I.
 
New Zealand and Australia are condemning comments made by Turkey's president comparing the Christchurch mosque shootings and battles between ANZAC forces and Ottoman Turks during World War I.
 
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Mark Follman of Mother Jones about the trend toward deemphasizing the gunman associated with a mass shooting, in the media or by public officials.
 
President Trump is in Ohio touting the growth in manufacturing jobs during his presidency. At the same time, he is fighting with General Motors over its closure of a plant in Lordstown, Ohio.
 
President Trump is in Ohio touting the growth in manufacturing jobs during his presidency. At the same time, he is fighting with General Motors over its closure of a plant in Lordstown, Ohio.
 
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Mark Follman of Mother Jones about the trend toward deemphasizing the gunman associated with a mass shooting, in the media or by public officials.
 
Steve Inskeep talks to former FBI special agent Clint Watts about documents showing federal investigators were examining Michael Cohen's business dealings far before the FBI raided his house.
 
As a teen, Heidi Schreck debated the Constitution in competitions. Later she realized it had failed to protect four generations of women in her family. "I believed it was perfect. I believed it was a tool of justice. I did not realize as a 15-year-old girl how profoundly I had been left out of it. I didn't realize that it didn't protect me," Sc ...…
 
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Wall Street Journal higher education reporter, Doug Belkin, about the rise of accommodations during ACT and SAT testing, following news of the college admissions scandal.
 
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