Ruby Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté
Samba Geladio Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Samba Geladio
Album
Ali & Toumani
Artist
Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

North Carolina-born Chris Hughes attended Harvard University, where he shared a room with his Facebook co-founder, Mark Zuckerberg. He bought a majority stake in the venerable magazine The New Republic in 2012, and is the magazine's publisher and editor-in-chief. Jason Gardner/The New Republic hide caption

toggle caption Jason Gardner/The New Republic

Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes Redesigns 'The New Republic'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/170523571/170530156" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

American poet Robert Frost, shown here in 1955, died on Jan. 29, 1963. Now, 50 years after his death, a rare collection of letters, audio and photographs sheds new light on his religious beliefs. AP hide caption

toggle caption AP

Rare Robert Frost Collection Surfaces 50 Years After His Death

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/170474762/170530158" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
The Desert, The Ocean Grant Gordy
Lauren's Waltz Grant Gordy

The eye of Hurricane Earl in the Atlantic Ocean, seen from a NASA research aircraft on Aug. 30, 2010. This flight through the eyewall caught Earl just as it was intensifying from a Category 2 to a Category 4 hurricane. Researchers collected air samples on this flight from about 30,000 feet over both land and sea and close to 100 different species of bacteria. Jane Peterson/NASA hide caption

toggle caption Jane Peterson/NASA

Bird, Plane, Bacteria? Microbes Thrive In Storm Clouds

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/170459317/170456775" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Morning Edition button No information available
Rainyway Back Home Nujabes

The NRA and some concealed-carry activists say the best defense against gun violence is armed "good guys." Here, a man fires his pistol at an indoor range in Aurora, Colo., last summer. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

toggle caption Alex Brandon/AP

Armed 'Good Guys' And The Realities Of Facing A Gunman

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/170456129/170530160" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

President Clinton speaks to a member of the House on Aug. 11, 1994, lobbying for votes for the crime bill. Marcy Nighswander/AP hide caption

toggle caption Marcy Nighswander/AP

Key Player In '94 Assault Weapons Ban: 'It's Going To Be Much More Difficult' Now

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/169551103/170530231" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Everywhere You Turn The Bad Plus
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Everywhere You Turn
Album
These Are the Vistas
Artist
The Bad Plus

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Big Eater The Bad Plus
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Big Eater
Album
These Are the Vistas
Artist
The Bad Plus

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Postal rates for domestic first-class mail went up just a penny this week, but for businesses that ship packages internationally — like small record labels — the rate increases are much larger. John Gress/Corbis hide caption

toggle caption John Gress/Corbis

Rising Postal Rates Squeeze Small Record Labels

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/170498909/170530234" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Buffalo Nickel Bela Fleck
Smoothie Song Nickel Creek
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Smoothie Song
Album
This Side
Artist
Nickel Creek

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Ingots Kaki King
Solipsist Kaki King

The use of security cameras such as these, looking out over Tiananmen Square in Beijing, is on the rise in China. Critics say the government is using them to discourage dissidents. Ed Jones /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Ed Jones /AFP/Getty Images

In China, Beware: A Camera May Be Watching You

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/170469038/170530238" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Spies Coldplay
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Spies
Album
Parachutes
Artist
Coldplay

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Trouble Coldplay
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Trouble
Album
Parachutes
Artist
Coldplay

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Metal Gear Solid: Sons of Liberty Theme London Philharmonic Orchestra
A Hero Unmasked Takumi Saito, Ryo Koike, Hiroaki Takahashi, Riichiro Kuwabara

A demonstrator shouts anti-government slogans as he stands in front of the Justice Ministry in the Tunisian capital, Tunis, on Nov. 6, 2012, as part of a demonstration by radical Salafi Muslims protesting against the imprisonment of hundreds of Salafist militants. Amine Landoulsi/AP hide caption

toggle caption Amine Landoulsi/AP

Tunisia's Salafis: 'A Danger' Or Preachers Of God's Law?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/170493435/170530240" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
At the Well Markus James
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
At the Well
Album
Nightbird
Artist
Markus James

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Weather Change Markus James
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Weather Change
Album
Timbuktoubab
Artist
Markus James

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

In 1800, when the tapestry cap was made, Aleppo was a major textile center, dotted with workshops where silk was woven and crafted. This 1873 photograph shows a Muslim man and woman from the region. Courtesy of The Textile Museum hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of The Textile Museum

From Aleppo, An Artifact Of A Calmer Age

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/170091382/170530242" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Dinaresade Ensemble Unicorn
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Dinaresade
Album
On the Way to Bethlehem (Music of the Medieval Pilgrim)
Artist
Ensemble Unicorn

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Mevlâna Ensemble Unicorn
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Mevlâna
Album
On the Way to Bethlehem (Music of the Medieval Pilgrim)
Artist
Ensemble Unicorn

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?