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In the 1990s, NPR and the Smithsonian Institution produced a 26-part series documenting 200 years of African-American sa...
06/20/2019

In the 1990s, NPR and the Smithsonian Institution produced a 26-part series documenting 200 years of African-American sacred music. Now, Wade in the Water has been re-released. Listen to the episodes, in order, at this link or in your NPR One app. https://t.co/6zKmwzwri2

Samin Nosrat, award-winning chef, is the star of the Netflix series Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat. She's also an Iranian-America...
05/29/2019
🔊 Listen Now: Salt Fat Acid Race

Samin Nosrat, award-winning chef, is the star of the Netflix series Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat.

She's also an Iranian-American woman trying to represent two cultures often perceived as being at odds with each other. Listen to her on NPR's Code Switch:

Code Switch on NPR One | 24:33

In 2018, Atlanta was hit with a ransomware attack, causing serious disruptions to the city's operations.It cost as much ...
05/24/2019
What Happens When A Hacker Holds An Entire City's Data Hostage?

In 2018, Atlanta was hit with a ransomware attack, causing serious disruptions to the city's operations.

It cost as much as $17 million to rebuild the city's systems, according to some reports. We explain the rise of ransomware attacks 👇

Hackers are increasingly targeting local and state governments, taking their data hostage and demanding ransoms.

In 1965, James Reeb, a white minister and civil rights activist, was killed in Selma, Ala. Three men were arrested, trie...
05/14/2019
🔊 Listen Now: The Murder Of The Rev. James Reeb

In 1965, James Reeb, a white minister and civil rights activist, was killed in Selma, Ala. Three men were arrested, tried and acquitted. No one was ever held accountable.

For more than 50 years, witnesses buried the truth. We returned to Selma to figure out why.

Listen to the first episode of White Lies 👇

White Lies on NPR One | 51:42

🚨 Some personal news! 🚨We've updated our Amazon Alexa skill for new users ⤵️If you ask Alexa to play the news, you'll no...
05/06/2019
Asking Alexa for news no longer has to stop with the latest headlines

🚨 Some personal news! 🚨

We've updated our Amazon Alexa skill for new users ⤵️

If you ask Alexa to play the news, you'll now get the latest headlines ~PLUS~ a continuous stream of up-to-date local, national & international stories that you can skip, rewind & much more. Just ask "Alexa, what's the news," and choose NPR. More here:

NPR and other news organizations will be able to easily turn a short news briefing into an extended — even infinite — listening experience.

In 2014, Ebola spread across West Africa. The result was catastrophic. In its wake came an effective vaccine.Now there's...
04/30/2019
There's Finally A Vaccine Against Ebola. So Why Is The Virus Surging Again?

In 2014, Ebola spread across West Africa. The result was catastrophic. In its wake came an effective vaccine.

Now there's a new outbreak – this time in the Congo. And it’s proving hard to contain. Here’s why 👇

When Ebola struck West Africa, the result was catastrophic. Despite an effective vaccine, a new outbreak in Congo is proving hard to control.

In 1991, at a small club in Seattle, Nirvana played "Smells Like Teen Spirit" live for the first time."They started play...
04/23/2019
🔊 Listen Now: 'Smells Like Teen Spirit,' The Anthem For A Generation That Didn't Want One

In 1991, at a small club in Seattle, Nirvana played "Smells Like Teen Spirit" live for the first time.

"They started playing the new song and people erupted," Jennie Boddy remembers. "We were being slimed on by shirtless guys, just moshing."

The song made Nirvana world famous within months of its release and forged an instant connection with Gen X.

American Anthem on NPR One | 7:19

2019 could be a big year for CRISPR, the powerful gene-editing technology.Last year, a Chinese scientist stunned the wor...
04/22/2019
What Is CRISPR? How A Gene-Editing Tool Could Revolutionize How We Treat Diseases

2019 could be a big year for CRISPR, the powerful gene-editing technology.

Last year, a Chinese scientist stunned the world after using CRISPR to genetically modify twins.

Despite the controversy and ethical concerns, scientists say the breakthrough technology could eventually help cure many diseases.

A Chinese scientist stunned the world after using CRISPR to genetically modify twins. Despite ethical concerns, scientists say CRISPR is a major breakthrough.

With no local government or police force, Arivaca, Ariz. — a small town on the U.S.-Mexico border — has had to deal with...
04/19/2019
🔊 Listen Now: Militias Test The Civility Of An Arizona Border Town

With no local government or police force, Arivaca, Ariz. — a small town on the U.S.-Mexico border — has had to deal with an unusual problem: out-of-town militias.

The militias have flocked to the town of 700 to try to patrol the border and stop migrants, raising resentment and tensions among those who live there.

Civility Wars on NPR One | 7:57

After last week's election, Benjamin Netanyahu is poised to serve his fourth consecutive term as Israel's prime minister...
04/15/2019
How Israel Changed Under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

After last week's election, Benjamin Netanyahu is poised to serve his fourth consecutive term as Israel's prime minister.

NPR's Jerusalem correspondent explains his legacy — and how Israel has changed under his leadership.

Left-wing and right-wing Israelis have become more polarized when it comes to agreeing on concepts of democracy. NPR's Daniel Estrin explains why.

A chance conversation between two Harvard academics revealed a striking connection — they shared the same mentor.George ...
04/08/2019
🔊 Listen Now: A Math Teacher's Life Summed Up By The Gifted Students He Mentored

A chance conversation between two Harvard academics revealed a striking connection — they shared the same mentor.

George Berzsenyi, now a retired math professor, has mentored thousands of gifted high school students. Many of his protégés are among some of America's top mathematicians and scientists.

Science on NPR One | 10:56

There have been more cases of measles in the U.S. in the first three months of 2019 than in all of 2018, the CDC reports...
04/05/2019
Amid U.S. Measles Outbreaks, A Look At 'Vaccine Hesitancy'

There have been more cases of measles in the U.S. in the first three months of 2019 than in all of 2018, the CDC reports. But why? We explain 👇

In the U.S., there are two main ways measles spreads. NPR's Mara Gordon explains why we're seeing an uptick in the viral infection.

U.S.-backed troops captured the last of ISIS' remaining territory in Syria last week.But the end of the "caliphate" does...
03/28/2019
With The Caliphate Defeated, Does ISIS Have A Future?

U.S.-backed troops captured the last of ISIS' remaining territory in Syria last week.

But the end of the "caliphate" doesn't mean the end of ISIS. Here's why:

In March, U.S.-backed troops captured the group’s last remaining territory and declared an end to the so-called caliphate.

Election fraud racked North Carolina's 9th district. With a new primary in May, some 2020 candidates hope to make electi...
03/18/2019
The Only Undecided 2018 Midterm Race Is Now Becoming A 2020 Issue

Election fraud racked North Carolina's 9th district. With a new primary in May, some 2020 candidates hope to make election security a key campaign issue.

Here's why that matters.

After an investigation found election fraud in North Carolina's 9th congressional district, results from the midterm election were tossed out.

With deepening divisions in the U.S., there are growing calls for civility. But is "civility" used as a tool to build di...
03/14/2019
Civility Wars: What Does It Mean To Be Civil?

With deepening divisions in the U.S., there are growing calls for civility. But is "civility" used as a tool to build dialogue or a weapon to silence it?

NPR is traveling across the country to find out what civility means in all areas of American public life.

NPR explores how people are grappling with the idea of “civility” in all areas of American public life.

Oakland.Los Angeles.West Virginia.Across the nation, teachers are going on strike. Hear NPR's education correspondent ex...
03/05/2019
One Factor That's Motivating Teachers To Go On Strike: School Choice

Oakland.
Los Angeles.
West Virginia.

Across the nation, teachers are going on strike. Hear NPR's education correspondent explain what's going on with the national debate over public education.

NPR education correspondent Anya Kamenetz explains the factors motivating many public school teachers in the U.S. to go on strike.

You asked. We answered.The 2020 census could have big impacts. We unpack your burning questions about the citizenship qu...
02/25/2019
Answering Your Questions About The 2020 Census

You asked. We answered.

The 2020 census could have big impacts. We unpack your burning questions about the citizenship question, redistricting possibilities and more.

NPR national correspondent Hansi Lo Wang explains the citizenship question slated for the 2020 census and how it could impact redistricting.

As the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing nears, some preservationists say the landing site needs to be hist...
02/21/2019
🔊 Listen Now: How Do You Preserve History On The Moon?

As the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing nears, some preservationists say the landing site needs to be historically protected. But how?

One law professor has brought the issue to the U.N.🌛

Space on NPR One | 3:58

The Oscars are just a few days away 📽️ Catch up on the films nominated this year with NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour team.
02/19/2019
Oscars 2019 Recaps and Reviews

The Oscars are just a few days away 📽️

Catch up on the films nominated this year with NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour team.

Catch up on reviews of Oscar-nominated movies from NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour team.

Need a lovey-dovey listen on this Valentine's Day? John is a hopeless romantic. But what happens when a meet-cute goes h...
02/14/2019
🔊 Listen Now: The Cat and the Whippet

Need a lovey-dovey listen on this Valentine's Day?

John is a hopeless romantic. But what happens when a meet-cute goes hilariously wrong? Will his dream of a fairy-tale romance come true?

Love Me from CBC on NPR One | 26:13

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