Herbie Hancock: 'On A Path To Find My Own Answer' In a candid interview, the ever-innovative pianist traces the lines between Buddhist chants, Sly Stone and Miles Davis, while shedding new light on some hard facts about his past.
How Much Would You Pay For A Putin-Themed Music Box? A music box with a figurine of Vladimir Putin is expected to be auctioned in Germany for several million dollars. The box, made by world-renowned puppet maker Christian Bailly, plays a Russian Waltz.
Die-Hard And Fair-Weather Fans Alike Have A Case Of Royals Fever Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night, tying up the World Series. And most Royals fans, are feeling pretty good this October. They're amazed to see their team play baseball at all this post-season, and to even have a spot in the World Series.
To Get Women To Work In Computer Science, Schools Get Them To Class In 1984, the percentage of women studying computer science flattened, and then plunged. Computer science programs are trying to get that number back up.
Is There Really Such A Thing As A 'Trophy Wife'? The idea of a "trophy wife" is common in popular culture: Attractive young women trade beauty for status by "marrying up" and finding wealthy husbands.
In Canada, Investigation Continues After Shooting Near Parliament Canadian police have lifted a lockdown in Ottawa, one day after a gunman killed a soldier at a war memorial and then stormed the city's Parliament building. Steve Inskeep gets the latest developments from NPR's Jackie Northam.
What The New Factory Worker Should Know In previous generations, manufacturing jobs were dirty, dangerous and low-skill. The new factory jobs are almost all clean, require increasingly higher skills and take very few people to do them.
Tweets In Hong Kong Put Kenny G In Jam With Communist Party The saxophone superstar, hugely popular in mainland China, walked into a minefield in Hong Kong. Selfies with demonstrators sparked a response from the government — and Kenny G took down the tweets.
Hong Kong Protests Pull Attention From China's Self-Reflection China's ruling Communist Party is wrapping up a meeting that it claims will advance the rule of law. But leaders are facing an urgent distraction in Hong Kong. The protests there raise difficult questions about China's future political direction at a time when its leaders seem least prepared to answer them.