NPR7 min readScience
Most Teachers Don't Teach Climate Change; 4 In 5 Parents Wish They Did
As students around the globe participate in Earth Day, a new NPR/Ipsos poll finds 55% of teachers don't teach or talk about climate change and 46% of parents haven't discussed it with their kids.
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The Calidore String Quartet: Tiny Desk Concert
The Calidore String Quartet confirms that the centuries-old formula – two violins, a viola and a cello – is still very much alive and evolving.
NPR3 min readPolitics
Comedian Wins Ukrainian Presidency In Landslide
Other than playing a teacher turned president on TV, Volodymyr Zelenskiy has no political experience. He defeated incumbent Petro Poroshenko in a landslide.
NPR3 min readPolitics
Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton Joins Democratic Race For President
Moulton is the fourth House Democrat to join the 2020 campaign. A critic of party leadership, the Marine Corps veteran also adds to the share of 40-and-under candidates in the race.
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Vote: What's Your Favorite Desk In The Wild From The 2019 Tiny Desk Contest?
While the Tiny Desk Contest judges look for a winner, we're hosting weekly fan-favorite votes on fun themes. First up: entry videos filmed in the great outdoors.
NPR2 min readPolitics
U.S. Won't Renew Sanction Exemptions For Countries Buying Iran's Oil
Japan, China, India, Turkey and South Korea have been benefiting from temporary waivers since President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal and reimposed sanctions on Iran last year.
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Kate Smith's 'God Bless America' Dropped By Two Major Sports Teams
Her rendition of the patriotic song had been a staple for New York Yankees and Philadelphia Flyers games for decades. Critics say that other elements of the singer's career were clearly racist.
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'Game Of Thrones' Season 8, Episode 2: 'Think Back To Where We Started'
On the eve of the biggest battle yet, the series pauses for an episode that delivers old-school Game of Thrones thrills: characters talking in rooms — including a milestone Jaime/Brienne moment.
NPR3 min readScience
Beyond Annoying: How To Identify The Sounds of A Troublesome Snore
Most snoring is harmless, aside from the misery it might cause your bed mate. In some cases though, it's a sign of sleep apnea, a serious condition. Here's how to know the difference.
NPR6 min readScience
Scientists Dig Into Hard Questions About The Fluorinated Pollutants Known As PFAS
PFAS are a family of chemicals accumulating in the soil, rivers, drinking water and the human body. How much exposure to these substances in clothes, firefighting foam and food wrap is too much?
NPR7 min readPolitics
After Democrats Surged In 2018, Republican-Run States Eye New Curbs On Voting
After high turnout in the 2018 midterms gave Democrats big gains, several Republican-controlled states are considering changing the rules around voting in ways that might reduce future turnout.
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Sri Lanka Explosions Target Churches and Hotels, Killing At Least 138
Updated at 4:50 a.m. ET At least 138 people were killed and nearly 500 hospitalized from injuries after explosions went off at three churches and three hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, according to officials. A security official told The Associ
NPR4 min read
The Beauty And The Power Of African Blacksmiths
An exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art highlights the remarkable skills and creativity of iron workers from over 100 ethnic groups across the continent.
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'Flowers Over The Inferno' Has A Tantalizing Weirdness
Ilaria Tuti's crime thriller, set in the mountains of northern Italy, stars a classic odd couple of cops: A gruff, aging, unhealthy veteran detective and her young whippersnapper of a partner.
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Sunday Puzzle: City Sounds
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Weekend Edition Puzzlemaster Will Shortz play a word game with KANW and KUNM listener Kirstie Newman of Santa Fe, N.M.
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For Mongolia's Ice Shooters, Warmer Winters Mean A Shorter Sports Season
This season's final competition, originally scheduled for mid-March, had to be bumped up by two weeks. "The river was already melting," the town's mayor explained.
NPR3 min read
'Gentleman Jack' Swaggers Off The Page And Onto The Screen
A new HBO show takes on the life of Anne Lister, a real-life British landowner of the 1830s whose voluminous coded diaries detailed her extensive — and sometimes open — love affairs with women.
NPR3 min read
'Nearing 90,' Judith Viorst Says She's Never Been Happier
Judith Viorst's new collection of poetry is called Nearing 90, though she's quick to note she's only "a girl of 88." She's still writing, looking forward to grandchildren graduation, and feeling good.
NPR4 min read
From 'Little House' to Libertarianism: Rose Wilder Lane's Troublemaking Life
Cartoonist Peter Bagge takes on the life of another independent woman in Credo, his biography of pioneering libertarian Rose Wilder Lane (also known for being the daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder).
NPR3 min read
Not Just Child's Play: World Tiddlywinks Champions Look To Reclaim Their Glory
David Lockwood and Larry Kahn, "the Ali-Frazier" of Tiddlywinks, are vying to win the World Pairs title. To the professional winkers, the game is far more than shooting discs, or "winks," into a cup.
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'Ramy' Is About One Millennial American Muslim — And Everyone's Racist Uncles
A new TV series from the comedian Ramy Youssef — based on his own experience growing up as an Egyptian American in New Jersey — is trying out some different first-generation narratives.
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Inside The Mueller Report, This Man Found A Photo Of His Dad Being Used By Russians
Coal miner Lee Hipshire was photographed in 1976 emerging from a mine after a long day's work. Years after his father's death, his son found out the photo was used by Russian trolls to support Trump.
NPR2 min read
Helvetica, The Iconic Font Both Loved And Loathed, Gets Its 1st Redesign In 36 Years
The updated font even has a new name: "Helvetica Now." But like many changes, some people are skeptical.
NPR4 min readSociety
20 Years On, The Background Check System Continues To Miss Dangerous Gun Buyers
Mere months before the shooting at Columbine High School, the federal government established a background check system to screen gun buyers but shootings haven't waned.
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Disciplining Kids Without Yelling: Readers Tell Us Their Tricks
Our readers share some tricks for getting your children to listen without raising your voice — sometimes without even saying a word.
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Emotionally Complex 'Arid Dreams' Operates On Multiple Levels
Duanwad Pimwana is one of Thailand's preeminent female writers, and this newly translated story collection — while not uniformly flawless — lets readers watch her grow into a true master of the form.
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Opinion: Amid Devastation, Paris Firefighters' Bravery Is An Inspiration
NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the efforts of the firefighters who rushed into the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris when it caught fire earlier this week.
NPR5 min readPolitics
In Korean DMZ, Wildlife Thrives. Some Conservationists Worry Peace Could Disrupt It
The heavily fortified no-man's land separating North and South Korea, largely untouched by humans, has become an ecological niche for the region's flora and fauna, including endangered species.
NPR3 min read
100 Dances For 100 Years Of Merce Cunningham
To celebrate the centennial of the modern-dance pioneer's birth, dancers at theaters in London, New York and Los Angeles performed a total of 100 solos that the master choreographed.
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'Republic Of Lies' Explores The Fixation With Conspiracy Theories
Author Anna Merlan's recitations are chilling, as are her warnings that fringe beliefs tend to go mainstream — and how their rise is seen against a resurgence in nationalism and white supremacy.
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