NPR

NPR

1 hr

NPR delivers breaking national and world news. Also top stories from business, politics, health, science, technology, music, arts and culture.

Recent Stories

The new sitcom is about a white, middle-aged Detroiter who falls head over heels for a Nigerian nurse. We asked a couple of Nigerian viewers what they think of the show.

Blaming "Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational Hostility" as the reason for his reversal, the president said he will consider other sites for next year's meeting of international leaders.

Yang says Democrats need to articulate a vision for the country. "When we're talking about Donald Trump, we are losing to Donald Trump, even if it's in the context of talking about impeaching him."

In an interview with NPR, the congresswoman said her decision to endorse Sanders is part of a movement that is "far larger than a presidential campaign."

Palm oil plantations have led to widespread deforestation in Indonesia. But now some farmers are turning to a different crop — damar, a kind of anti-palm oil, grown in forest-based farms.

Two days into a cease-fire, clashes continue along Syria's northern border. Petraeus, who once commanded U.S. forces in the region, told NPR that withdrawing U.S. troops is unfair to Kurdish allies.

In compliance with the Letwin Amendment, approved 322 to 306 on Saturday, a reluctant Prime Minister Boris Johnson sent a letter to the EU requesting an extension to the Oct. 31 no-deal deadline.

What started as a fare-dodging protest by students turned violent in Santiago on Friday, as metro stations and buses were burned and riots spilled out into the streets.

The Education Department is proposing that it collect more information on bullying and sexual assaults happening at schools, and less information on things like preschool suspension rates.

While many Catalans are outraged at the central government's crackdown on the independence movement, the huge demonstrations have obscured deep divisions in Catalan society.

The band couldn't afford instruments. So they made their own out of scavenged items, like kitchen pots and air-conditioner parts. On their U.S. tour, they stopped by NPR's Tiny Desk.

President Trump commissioned Rudy Giuliani as his top guy for Ukraine, and the White House also appointed "three amigos" to carry out its policy. The administration says nothing's wrong here.

More from KCRW

For years, the big studios have been self-censoring in an effort to get their films to play in China. Now, ‘South Park’ is confronting the issue of Hollywood and China head-on.

from The Business

A last minute cease-fire in Syria; Mick Mulvaney confirms, then quickly denies a quid pro quo; and no one likes billionaires at the Democratic debate, not even the billionaire.

from Left, Right & Center

On Thursday night at a campaign rally in Texas, President Trump played to his base by calling multiple investigations into his conduct as a personal attack on his supporters and the…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Latest

The head of Pacific Gas and Electric, Bill Johnson, recently admitted that his utility did a poor job of overseeing the scheduled blackouts in the Bay Area last week.

What can California’s utilities learn from San Diego’s planned blackouts?

The head of Pacific Gas and Electric, Bill Johnson, recently admitted that his utility did a poor job of overseeing the scheduled blackouts in the Bay Area last week.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Two of the most urgent crises facing Americans---mental health and homelessness---are inextricably linked. The failure to see this has only made things worse.

We’re having the wrong conversation about mental health

Two of the most urgent crises facing Americans---mental health and homelessness---are inextricably linked. The failure to see this has only made things worse.

from Scheer Intelligence

Did you tick the donor box when you got your driver’s license?

The big and shady business of organ harvesting

Did you tick the donor box when you got your driver’s license?

from Greater LA

Shannon James has a full-time job as a dock worker at the Port of Long Beach.

Long Beach dock worker helps the homeless

Shannon James has a full-time job as a dock worker at the Port of Long Beach.

from Greater LA

The movie “Parasite” centers on two families in South Korea. The Kims live in a basement apartment. The Parks live in a mansion on a hill.

‘Parasite’ director Bong Joon Ho on class conflict and drawing from Hitchcock

The movie “Parasite” centers on two families in South Korea. The Kims live in a basement apartment. The Parks live in a mansion on a hill.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Vice President Mike Pence announced today that Turkey would halt its invasion of northern Syria so a Kurdish-led militia could withdraw from the region.

Turkey agrees to a ceasefire in Syria. What is the Pentagon’s new strategy in the region?

Vice President Mike Pence announced today that Turkey would halt its invasion of northern Syria so a Kurdish-led militia could withdraw from the region.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

For the last 30 years, Shirin Neshat has used different media to explore complicated political realities, with a particular focus on Iran and America.

Iranian American artist Shirin Neshat opens first US exhibit

For the last 30 years, Shirin Neshat has used different media to explore complicated political realities, with a particular focus on Iran and America.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney today announced that President Trump awarded next year’s G7 Summit of world leaders to his own resort near Miami.   
  Mulveney also…

White House withheld aid to Ukraine for political reasons

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney today announced that President Trump awarded next year’s G7 Summit of world leaders to his own resort near Miami.  Mulveney also…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand