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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.
 
Weekend Edition Sunday combines the news with colorful arts and human-interest features, appealing to the curious and eclectic. The show features interviews with newsmakers, artists, scientists, politicians, musicians, writers, theologians and historians.
 
(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.)Ask Me Another brings the lively spirit and healthy competition of your favorite trivia night right to your ears. With a rotating cast of funny people, puzzle writers and VIP guests, it features the wit of host Ophira Eisenberg, the music of house musician Jonathan Coulton, and rambunctious trivia games, all played in front ...
 
(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.
 
Tiny Desk Concerts from NPR's All Songs Considered features your favorite musicians performing at Bob Boilen's desk in the NPR Music office. Watch videos from Passion Pit, The xx, Wilco, Adele, Phoenix, Tinariwen, tUnE-yArDs and many more.
 
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.
 
(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.
 
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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Every week on Performance Today™, Bruce Adolphe re-writes a familiar tune in the style of a classical composer. We get one of our listeners on the phone, and our caller listens to Bruce play his Piano Puzzler™. They then try to do two things: name the hidden tune, and name the composer whose style Bruce is mimicking. From American Public Media.
 
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.
 
(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.)Weekend Edition Sunday combines the news with colorful arts and human-interest features, appealing to the curious and eclectic. The show features interviews with newsmakers, artists, scientists, politicians, musicians, writers, theologians and historians.
 
NPR's top daily news about world events, politics, economy and culture. Download the World Story of the Day podcast.
 
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.
 
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.)
 
Mountain Stage Podcast
 
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On Point
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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.
 
WXPN's live performance and interview program featuring music and conversation from a variety of important musicians
 
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From the Top
Weekly
 
NPR's From the Top showcases the music, stories, and unique humor of America's best young classical musicians.
 
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Alt.Latino
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Alt.Latino is a spotlight on the world of Latinx arts and culture through music, stories and conversation.
 
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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Le Show
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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.
 
Pop Culture Happy Hour is a fun and freewheeling chat about the latest movies, television, books, comics and music.
 
Alec Baldwin brings listeners into the lives of artists, policy makers and performers.
 
A daily spotlight on international musical artists and trends. Created by host Marco Werman, the Global Hit features interviews with musicians, critics and deejays around the globe.
 
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Soundcheck
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Live performances and conversations in which artists talk about their work, their process, and themselves. Genre-blind but open-eared. Hosted by John Schaefer.
 
A preview of upcoming conversations and improvisations with Marian McPartland and the brightest stars from the world of jazz.
 
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eTown
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eTown is an exciting weekly radio broadcast/podcast heard from coast to coast on NPR, public and commercial stations. Every eTown show is taped in front of a live audience and features performances from many of today's top musical artists as well as conversations and information about the world around us. eTown's mission is to educate, entertain and inspire a diverse audience through music and conversation in order to create a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable world.
 
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With Good Reason
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Each week on With Good Reason, our ever-curious host Sarah McConnell explores a world of ideas with leading scholars in literature, history, science, philosophy, and the arts. With Good Reason is created by Virginia Humanities and the Virginia Higher Education Broadcasting Consortium.
 
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CultureShift
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Your soundtrack to discovering Detroit.
 
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www.wabe.org
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Where ATL meets NPR
 
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Soundcheck
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Live performances and conversations in which artists talk about their work, their process, and themselves. Genre-blind but open-eared. Hosted by John Schaefer.
 
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Harmonia Early Music
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Harmonia Early Music is a weekly radio program, blog, and podcast produced at WFIU in Bloomington, Indiana and hosted by Angela Mariani.
 
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WNYC News
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The latest articles from WNYC News
 
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Piano Jazz Shorts
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A preview of upcoming conversations and improvisations with Marian McPartland and the brightest stars from the world of jazz.
 
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Harmonia Early Music
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Harmonia Early Music is a weekly radio program, blog, and podcast produced at WFIU in Bloomington, Indiana and hosted by Angela Mariani.
 
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Sounds Good
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About The Show The music on Sounds Good is a mix of legacy artists who are still making great music now (Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Bonnie Raitt ) deep cuts from classic artists (The Band, The Beatles, Grateful Dead, Talking Heads, REM) great contemporary artists who don' t receive commercial airplay ( Neko Case, Wilco , Jack White, Darrell Scott, The Black Keys) and those who defy the boundaries of categorization (Punch Brothers, Bela Fleck, Ry Cooder , Bill Fr ...
 
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Japan Jukebox
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Exploration of the new, old and experimental music of the Island nation, and how they rock the world from dusk to the rising sun. Every Monday night at 11 PM listeners journey across the Pacific to Japan with producers Danny Hiltz and Cody Winters . Danny and Cody have been producing Japan Jukebox for three years now and were introduced to Japanese music through video games such as Final Fantasy, Mega Man and Legend of Zelda. Intrigued by the unique compositions, they started digging deeper ...
 
A weekly one-hour conversation with guest experts and callers about travel, cultures, people, and the things we find around the world that give life its extra sparkle. Rick Steves is America's leading authority on travel to Europe and beyond. Host and writer of over a hundred public television travel shows and author of 30 best-selling guidebooks, Rick now brings his passion for exploring and understanding our world to public radio. Related travel information and message boards on www.rickst ...
 
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The Roundtable
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WAMC's The Roundtable is an award-winning, nationally recognized eclectic talk program. The show airs from 9am to noon each weekday and features news, interviews, in-depth discussion, listener call-ins, music, and much (much) more!
 
Tom Wilmer’s Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast, recorded live on-location across America and around the world- showcases the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine and spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts. We cover nouns and verbs—people, places, things, and action—everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls, and interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic. His feature, recorded live at Harland & Wolfe Shipyards in Belfast Northern Ireland, celebrat ...
 
Illuminating 60-second flights through the world of classical music with host and longtime NPR commentator Miles Hoffman. Produced by South Carolina Public Radio.
 
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DJ Rekha
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DJ Rekha is a producer, curator, and educator based in New York City. She is founder of Basement Bhangra™ and Bollywood Disco nights and co-founder of Mutiny Club night. She was named "Ambassador of Bhangra" by the New York Times. Rekha and her frequent collaborator, Dave Sharma, performed their compositions at Chicago Symphony Hall for the Sinfonetta in 2015. Rekha was the sound designer for the TONY award-winning Broadway Show, Bridge and Tunnel, received a Drama Desk Award nomination for ...
 
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The Big Listen
Weekly
 
There are tens of thousands of podcasts out there. So how do you know what to listen to? On The Big Listen — THE broadcast about podcasts from WAMU and NPR — host Lauren Ober introduces you to podcasts you might not have ever heard of, and gives you the inside scoop on shows you already love. Through interviews, listener recommendations, show snippets and more, The Big Listen helps you curate your perfect playlist.
 
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Ask Me Another
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Packed with trivia, comedy and celebrity guests, Ask Me Another is like an amusement park for your brain. Host Ophira Eisenberg and musician Jonathan Coulton take brilliant contestants on a roller coaster that'll make you laugh and scream (out the answers)—and barely anyone throws up in a trash can.
 
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Inside Appalachia
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Inside Appalachia tells the stories of our people, and how they live today. Host Jessica Lilly leads us on an audio tour of our rich history, our food, our music and our culture. Watch Inside Appalachia videos Follow the Inside Appalachia podcast on Soundcloud here . Subscribe to the Inside Appalachia podcast here or click the red button below. Inside Appalachia is a production of West Virginia Public Broadcasting with help from public radio stations in Kentucky, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania ...
 
Every week there are new marvels to look for in the outdoors, and Discover Nature highlights these attractions. The Missouri Department of Conservation’s Candice Davis brings us the stories of river otters, luna moths, red buds, and other actors as they take center stage in nature’s theater.
 
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The Comet is Coming defies definition. It's a little space jazz, a little electronic dance music, and all improvisation. The London trio's second album is Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery
 
The Sorg Opera House is hosting two concerts on Friday, April 26th and Saturday, April 27th. Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials will be on stage at the Sorg Opera House Friday night, April 26th, beginning at 8pm. Then, the next evening, Saturday, April 27th, the Blue Wisp Big Band take center stage for a special evening saluting Duke Ellington wit ...…
 
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California, wraps up this weekend. Band after band filled the stages, including more Latin artists.
 
The Supreme Court is weighing whether the Trump administration can include a citizenship question on the 2020 census. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political editor Domenico Montanaro and national correspondent Hansi Lo Wang. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.o ...…
 
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Sarath Dissanayake, charge d'affaires from the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington, D.C., about what is now known about the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka.
 
The victims of Sunday's bombings in Sri Lanka came from around the world. As funerals and burials begin, the victims are being remembered.
 
United Nations diplomats watered down a resolution condemning sexual violence in conflicts, because the Trump administration opposed language about sexual and reproductive health care for survivors.
 
The census case before the Supreme Court could have major implications on how congressional seats and hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funds are distributed in the U.S. over the next decade.
 
On the steps of New York City’s City Hall last week, about a hundred people gathered to enthusiastically chant their support for a landmark climate bill. It didn’t target cars or coal, but another major emitter — in fact, the source of nearly 70% of New York City’s greenhouse gas emissions. It’s a sector that dominates New York’s skyline, but h ...…
 
Major seed companies have a transparency problem. Farmers can't look up and compare prices for some seeds. Some have turned to co-ops and others to Silicon Valley to try to disrupt the practice.
 
Democrats have prioritized climate change as an issue in the 2020 presidential campaign. Most candidates have talked about it through the framework of the Green New Deal.
 
NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Anne Gentry, director of the Downtown Development Authority for Alpena, Mich., about a court ruling that parking enforcement by tire chalking is unconstitutional.
 
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Mathew Schmalz, associate professor of religious studies at the College of the Holy Cross, who studied Christian communities in Sri Lanka, including those attacked Sunday.
 
Major seed companies have a transparency problem. Farmers can't look up and compare prices for some seeds. Some have turned to co-ops and others to Silicon Valley to try to disrupt the practice.
 
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with terrorism expert and former FBI Supervisory Special Agent Ali Soufan about the ISIS claim of responsibility for the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka.
 
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with terrorism expert and former FBI Supervisory Special Agent Ali Soufan about the ISIS claim of responsibility for the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka.
 
Democrats have prioritized climate change as an issue in the 2020 presidential campaign. Most candidates have talked about it through the framework of the Green New Deal.
 
NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Anne Gentry, director of the Downtown Development Authority for Alpena, Mich., about a court ruling that parking enforcement by tire chalking is unconstitutional.
 
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Mathew Schmalz, associate professor of religious studies at the College of the Holy Cross, who studied Christian communities in Sri Lanka, including those attacked Sunday.
 
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with terrorism expert and former FBI Supervisory Special Agent Ali Soufan about the ISIS claim of responsibility for the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka.
 
Officials have been altering names to become more Hinducentric. "It is very dangerous for national integrity and unity," says a historian. The changes accelerated ahead of this year's elections.
 
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Mathew Schmalz, associate professor of religious studies at the College of the Holy Cross, who studied Christian communities in Sri Lanka, including those attacked Sunday.
 
NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Gary Craig, a Democrat and Chronicle reporter, about the first major pharmaceutical distributor to face federal criminal charges over its role in the opioid epidemic.
 
NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Anne Gentry, director of the Downtown Development Authority for Alpena, Mich., about a court ruling that parking enforcement by tire chalking is unconstitutional.
 
Democrats have prioritized climate change as an issue in the 2020 presidential campaign. Most candidates have talked about it through the framework of the Green New Deal.
 
Officials have been altering names to become more Hinducentric. "It is very dangerous for national integrity and unity," says a historian. The changes accelerated ahead of this year's elections.
 
Major seed companies have a transparency problem. Farmers can't look up and compare prices for some seeds. Some have turned to co-ops and others to Silicon Valley to try to disrupt the practice.
 
It took more than 30 years to develop. The hope is it will eventually save tens of thousands of lives each year. But there are a few issues.
 
In her new book, Cribsheet, economist Emily Oster offers a lifeline to parents overwhelmed by contradictory parenting guidance. She offers a data-driven, and common-sense, approach to raising a baby.
 
The justices are weighing whether the Trump administration can include a citizenship question on the 2020 census. A decision is expected this summer, when printing of the census forms is set to begin.
 
The census case before the Supreme Court could have major implications on how congressional seats and hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funds are distributed in the U.S. over the next decade.
 
United Nations diplomats watered down a resolution condemning sexual violence in conflicts, because the Trump administration opposed language about sexual and reproductive health care for survivors.
 
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Sarath Dissanayake, charge d'affaires from the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington, D.C., about what is now known about the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka.
 
The victims of Sunday's bombings in Sri Lanka came from around the world. As funerals and burials begin, the victims are being remembered.
 
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NPR's Audie Cornish talks with The Marshall Project's Justin George about the Trump administration's proposal for a new hiring rule that has drawn criticism from criminal justice reform advocates.
 
Six months after electing a diverse wave of women to Congress, "electability"-minded Democrats fear the country isn't ready for a woman, person of color or LGBTQ presidential candidate.
 
For many people in prison, an education means a chance at a new life on the outside. One Massachusetts man got that chance, and made the most of it.
 
Many young people participate in the rental economy. They own less stuff than their parents' generation, and they rent or share a lot more. For some it's a choice; for others, a necessity.
 
According to the most recent data, nearly 5,000 children in the New York City were shown to have elevated lead levels last year. But as Mayor Bill de Blasio and other elected officials have renewed the city’s commitment to ending lead poisoning in New York City, Gothamist/WNYC has found that, in one case, a family was placed in a dangerous apar ...…
 
Novelist William Faulkner is among the greatest voices in Southern literature. He referred to his writing as “a life’s work in the agony and sweat of the human spirit.” And Faulkner’s human spirit has been the life’s work of playwright, actor and director John Maxwell. He is co-author of “Oh Mr. Faulkner, Do You Write?” and with this one-man sh ...…
 
The Metropolitan Sewer District will begin accepting applications for a newly approved Customer Assistance Program (CAP). The CAP offers a 25% discount to low-income senior citizens who meet certain criteria.By tweingartner@wvxu.org (Tana Weingartner).
 
The share of people aged 25 to 54 in the labor force has fallen in the past couple of decades. What happened?
 
A Newark, New Jersey, high school principal gave bullied kids a way to wash their clothes — and a lot more. Get ready for a lesson on inspiration. Akbar Cook joins Meghna Chakrabarti.
 
“Teach a woman to fish and everyone eats for a lifetime” says an old axiom. Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre is honoring women’s ability to feed our intellect and our souls in their upcoming season. The company’s 2019-20 season will consist of works by black women playwrights in a program they’re calling “She Griots.” “The griot holds our stori ...…
 
In her new book, Cribsheet, economist Emily Oster offers a lifeline to parents overwhelmed by contradictory parenting guidance. She offers a data-driven, and common-sense, approach to raising a baby.
 
We welcome back an influential and iconic musician to the punk and hardcore scene, Bob Mould. Blazing trails in the '80s with Hüsker Dü, in the '90s with Sugar and for the last 25 years, Mould has even had a successful solo career. His latest album, 'Sunshine Rock', is an intentional look away from the politics of now and instead a look back to ...…
 
We look at the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka that killed more than 320 people. Is this the beginning of dark times in Sri Lanka? Anusha Ondaatjie, Zachary Abuza and Amarnath Amarasingam join Meghna Chakrabarti.
 
Iranian media say the parliament has approved a bill that labels all U.S. military forces as terrorist.
 
The 82-year-old British actor is currently playing Shakespeare's famed tragic figure on Broadway. "Doors have opened for women that were firmly locked many decades ago," she says.
 
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