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IMHO: A Survey About The Year In Music

Corrected on 2013-01-03 00:00:00

In a previous version of this piece, Scott Aiges incorrectly said Lil Wayne made his first appearance on a bounce track in 2012.
All Things Considered

Hitler's Hot In India

Corrected on 2024-02-16 00:00:00

An earlier version of this story misspelled Adolf Hitler's first name as Adolph.

Weekend Edition Sunday

The Rise, Fall And Redemption Of New Orleans' 'R&B Emperor'

Corrected on 2012-12-24 00:00:00

This piece's original headline ("Ernie K-Doe: A One-Hit Weirdo's Rise, Fall And Redemption") has been modified to more accurately reflect K-Doe's legacy and career.
Fresh Air

'Not Fade': Rock 'N' Roll, Here To Stay

Corrected on 2012-12-20 00:00:00

In talking about a surgical supply jingle he heard a long time ago in Boston, David Chase misremembered the company responsible for the jingle as Anderson Little. Anderson Little is actually a clothing store. We're not sure what the surgical supply company was.

Research Chimps Get Permanent Retirement Home

Corrected on 2012-12-19 00:00:00

A previous version of this post mischaracterized the controversy over federally owned chimpanzees in 2010. The primates remained retired from medical research, but the National Institutes of Health drew criticism for planning to transfer them to a research facility from a reserve.
All Things Considered

Singing Loud And Proud: Choir For LGBT Mormons Breaks Out

Corrected on 2012-12-17 00:00:00

A previous Web version of this story incorrectly identified Catherine Jeppsen as a professor at Brigham Young University. Jeppsen is an adjunct faculty member.
Morning Edition

In California, Parents Trigger Change At Failing School

Corrected on 2012-12-20 00:00:00

The audio version of this story incorrectly reports the name of the Adelanto District Teachers' Association president. She is La Nita, not Lanina, Dominique.

Many Cups Of Tea: The Business Of Sipping In Western Sahara

Corrected on 2012-12-13 00:00:00

An earlier version of this blog post identified Western Sahara as a territory of Morocco. In fact, the territory has been under dispute since 1976. The United Nations designates Western Sahara as a non-self-governing territory.
All Things Considered

UPDATE: This One Really Is The World's Most Expensive Whisky, We're Told

Corrected on 2012-12-11 00:00:00

According to Guinness World Records, the most ever paid for a bottle of whisky at auction was $460,000, in 2010. The original version of this post said that the record price was $94,000 recently paid for another bottle.

Dec. 10: A photo caption that previously appeared on this page gave an incorrect name for the reserve named after the Glenfiddich founder's granddaughter. It is the Janet Sheed — not Janet Reed — Roberts Reserve.

Sign Of The Times: Labor Strikes May Make A Comeback

Corrected on 2012-12-11 00:00:00

An earlier version of this story stated that thousands of Wal-Mart employees took part in the Black Friday protests. Wal-Mart says 100 workers participated, while one of the protest organizers, OUR Walmart, says 500 workers and thousands of activists were involved.
All Things Considered

School District Owes $1 Billion On $100 Million Loan

Corrected on 2012-12-10 00:00:00

A photo caption that previously appeared on this page incorrectly placed the school in the image, Miramonte Elementary School, in the Clovis Unified School District. The school is actually part of the Los Angeles Unified district.
Weekend Edition Sunday

Sebastian Faulks: Searching For The Self In 'Possible' Lives

Corrected on 2012-12-10 00:00:00

Previous audio and Web versions of this story incorrectly referred to a "Polish concentration camp." Poland was under German occupation and the camps were run by Germans.
Morning Edition

More Israeli Settlements Could Scuttle Peace Plan

Corrected on 2012-12-21 00:00:00

An earlier version of this transcript did not identify Daniel Seidemann as the speaker who said that construction of settlements in the West Bank area known as E1 "would dismember any potential future Palestinian state."
Weekend Edition Saturday

Sorry, Mom: The Toyota Avalon Is The Most American Car Made Today

Corrected on 2019-01-11 00:00:00

A previous version of this story and caption incorrectly referred to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. It is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Who Picks The Music You Hear At The Mall?

Corrected on 2014-02-21 00:00:00

An earlier version of this story overstated Spencer Manio's involvement in creating a theme for Under Armour. Manio did not write the theme.

Morning Edition

Sen. Chambliss: Reform Tax Code To Raise Revenue

Corrected on 2012-11-28 00:00:00

This story's original headline implied that Sen. Chambliss plans to raise tax rates. As the senator states in the interview, his plan calls for increasing revenue by reforming the tax code.
All Things Considered

Matching DNA With Medical Records To Crack Disease And Aging

Corrected on 2012-11-21 00:00:00

A previous Web version of this story, as does the audio, incorrectly said Affymetrix and a team from Kaiser processed saliva samples. The processing was done by Kaiser and UCSF.
All Things Considered

Egypt Tries To Help Hamas Broker A Cease-Fire

Corrected on 2013-01-18 00:00:00

We mistakenly refer to Michael Wahid Hanna as being associated with the Council on Foreign Relations. Hanna is a fellow at the Century Foundation.
Morning Edition

Formula 1's U.S. Fan Base 'Understated,' Andretti Says

Corrected on 2012-11-19 00:00:00

An early version of this story incorrectly referred to Mario Andretti as the only American to have won a Formula One World Championship (in 1978). Another American, Phil Hill, won the championship in 1961.
Morning Edition

Microsoft Shakeup: President Of Windows Is Out

Corrected on 2012-11-14 00:00:00

We incorrectly refer to the All About Microsoft blog as being a ZNet blog. It is a ZDNet blog. We also incorrectly identify Al Hilwa as an analyst with research firm IHS. Hilwa is a program director for IDC.
Talk of the Nation

Op-Ed: Petraeus Affair Teaches A Valuable Lesson

Corrected on 2012-11-13 00:00:00

Our guest misstated the name of the center commanded by Maj. Gen. H.R. McMaster. It is the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, Ga.

What's In A Name?

Corrected on 2012-11-07 00:00:00

The on-air challenge included an incorrect anagram. Forest, which is the first name of actor Forest Whitaker, is not an anagram of Forster, which is the last name of novelist E.M. Forster.

A Campaign Map, Morphed By Money

Corrected on 2012-11-02 00:00:00

A previous version of the electoral vote map incorrectly depicted Missouri as having been won by Barack Obama.

Election 2: To Kill The 'Man On The Street'

Corrected on 2012-11-05 00:00:00

Jonathan Haidt now teaches at New York University. He was a professor at the University of Virginia when he published "The Righteous Mind" earlier this year.
Morning Edition

Sandy Leaves Long List Of Health Threats

Corrected on 2012-11-01 00:00:00

In the audio of this story, as in a previous Web version, speaker Dan Kass says that New York City's water supply has "ample reservoirs located away from the city that are groundwater based." Kass misspoke; the reservoirs are not groundwater based.
All Things Considered

For The Love Of Cheese, Diners Unite In Italy

Corrected on 2012-11-05 00:00:00

Chef Bottura's Risotto Cacio E Pepe requires 1/2 pound of Parmigiano Reggiano, not 3 1/4 pounds, as originally posted. The recipe has been corrected below.
Morning Edition

Do Political Ads Actually Work?

Corrected on 2012-10-26 00:00:00

An earlier online version of this article incorrectly reported that Diana Mutz was a Stanford University political scientist. She is a political scientist at the University of Pennsylvania.
All Things Considered

Decision Time: Why Do Some Leaders Leave A Mark?

Corrected on 2012-10-26 00:00:00

The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, reports that the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on Dec. 8, 1941. The actual date was Dec. 7.

Mortgage Interest Deduction Could Be In Play

Corrected on 2012-10-24 00:00:00

A previous version of this story said that about 40 million taxpayers use the mortgage interest deduction. According to the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation, the most recent number is 34 million.

The Sick Turn To Crowd Funding To Pay Medical Bills

Corrected on 2012-10-30 00:00:00

A previous version of this story incorrectly said that GoFundMe takes a 5 percent cut from all money raised. In fact,GoFundMe takes an 8 percent cut from all money raised, including credit card fees.
Morning Edition

Why Are Elections On Tuesdays?

Corrected on 2012-10-24 00:00:00

A previous audio version of this story incorrectly said that Congress set the second Tuesday in November as Election Day. Congress actually set Election Day as the Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

Auschwitz Survivor, A Teacher Who Defied Nazis, Dies At 108

Corrected on 2016-10-03 00:00:00

When Antoni Dobrowolski died, the Associated Press reported he was the oldest known survivor of the Auschwitz camp, and this post repeated that claim. In fact, Yisrael Kristal was born about a year before Dobrowolski. Kristal, also an Auschwitz survivor, is now 113.

Morning Edition

Ratings Success? It's All In The (ABC) Family

Corrected on 2012-11-27 00:00:00

The audio of this story, as well as a previous Web version, incorrectly reported that MTV's 16 and Pregnant was popular before ABC Family began airing The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Actually, the ABC Family show premiered in July 2008, almost a year before the MTV program debuted.
Weekend Edition Sunday

Security Issues Force Foreign Service To Adapt

Corrected on 2012-10-22 00:00:00

We incorrectly identify Nicole Bibbins Sedaca as Sandra Bibbon Sedaka. We also incorrectly say that Kate Schmelzer is from Marshall, Wis. Schmelzer is from Marshfield, Wis.
Weekend Edition Saturday

'The Revolutionary': An Unrequited Love For China

Corrected on 2012-10-22 00:00:00

The audio version of this story incorrectly identifies Sidney Rittenberg as the only American citizen to join the Chinese Communist Party. In fact, there have been others.
All Things Considered

King Sihanouk, An Artist And Architect Of Cambodia

Corrected on 2012-10-23 00:00:00

A previous Web version of this story, as does the audio, accidentally transposed the names of the first and last interviewees. The first quote in the story is by Prince Sisowath Thomico, while the last quote is not from the prince but by Son Soubert, an adviser to Cambodia's current ruler, King Norodom Sihamoni.
Morning Edition

Obama, Romney Will Try To Sway Undecided Voters

Corrected on 2012-10-15 00:00:00

An early version of this interview misidentified the city where Patrick Henry made his famous "Give me liberty or give me death" remark. Henry said that in Richmond, Va., not Williamsburg.
Morning Edition

Spray Lights Up The Chemical That Causes Poison Ivy Rash

Corrected on 2012-10-15 00:00:00

The radio version and an earlier online version of this story identified poison ivy as the culprit in the rash suffered by Rebecca Braslau. However, poison ivy doesn't grow in California. The culprit in California is poison oak, which also contains urushiol.
All Things Considered

More Asian-Americans Seeking Higher Political Office

Corrected on 2012-10-15 00:00:00

A previous Web version of this story incorrectly stated that Charles Djou was running for election for the first time this year. Djou first ran for Congress in a special election two years ago and won.
All Things Considered

Listeners Take Stock Of Affirmative Action

Corrected on 2012-10-12 00:00:00

The audio version of this story incorrectly identifies Laurie Marhoefer as being from Okemos, Mich. Marhoefer is from Syracuse, N.Y.
Fresh Air

When Prolonging Death Seems Worse Than Death

Corrected on 2012-10-11 00:00:00

A previous Web version of this story incorrectly identified Compassion & Choices as a nonprofit organization based in the New York area. It is based in Denver.
Morning Edition

French And American Share Nobel Physics Prize

Corrected on 2012-10-11 00:00:00

We incorrectly say that the National Institute of Standards and Technology lab at the University of Colorado, Boulder, has over time won two Nobel prizes. The NIST lab in Colorado has actually won three Nobels.
Morning Edition

Ahead Of First Debate, NPR Poll Shows Romney Within Striking Distance

Corrected on 2012-10-03 00:00:00

A previous Web version of this story incorrectly characterized the percentage of people who said they might change their minds about the candidate they would support. We reported 11 percent of President Obama's supporters and 15 percent of Mitt Romney's supporters said they might still change their minds. The poll actually indicates that 11 percent of those who do not support Obama and 15 percent of those who do not support Romney might change their minds.
Talk of the Nation

Bill Pullman, Headed Back To '1600 Penn'

Corrected on 2012-10-02 00:00:00

In the audio version of this story, we incorrectly give the title of Bill Pullman's new movie as Raising Bobby. The correct title is Bringing Up Bobby.
Weekend Edition Saturday

Jimmy Hoffa: Still Searching. Still Waiting

Corrected on 2018-06-19 00:00:00

In the audio of this story, as in a previous Web version, we incorrectly say Jimmy Hoffa was pardoned. In fact, Hoffa's sentence was commuted, but there was no pardon.

Morning Edition

How Musicians Make Money On Spotify

Corrected on 2012-09-27 00:00:00

A previous Web version of this piece, as does the audio, included information provided by musician Erin McKeown about the royalty rate paid to her by Spotify each time someone plays one of her songs on the streaming service. McKeown said that rate was "point zero zero four cents" per play. Some members of our audience thought this seemed low, so we called McKeown, who confirmed the quote. Later, she realized she misspoke. Her correct rate, as she has posted on Twitter, is $0.004 — just under half a cent — per play.
All Things Considered

The Life And Times Of Movie Star 'Laura Lamont'

Corrected on 2012-09-24 00:00:00

A photo caption with this story originally stated that 'Other People We Married' was first published in 2012. It was published by FiveChapters Books in 2011 and rereleased by Riverhead Books in 2012.
Talk of the Nation

The Ugly Truth About Food Waste In America

Corrected on 2012-09-24 00:00:00

We give an incorrect name for Jonathan Bloom's blog site. It is wastedfood.com, not wastefood.com.
Morning Edition

You've Got Mail: Campaigns Still Rely On Snail Mail

Corrected on 2012-09-28 00:00:00

A previous Web version of this story, as does the audio, said that Hal Malchow devised a way to increase voter turnout using direct mail. Credit for developing that technique should be given to Fordham University professor Costas Panagopoulos.
Fresh Air

A Close Look At Your Bills' 'Fine Print'

Corrected on 2012-09-26 00:00:00

In the audio and a previous Web version of this story, David Cay Johnston incorrectly states that "a lot of the work done for the Pixar animated movies is done not in Hollywood, but in Lafayette, La." Pixar does not have production facilities in Lafayette and has not outsourced work to any companies in Lafayette.
Morning Edition

Why Some Are Exempt From Federal Income Taxes

Corrected on 2012-09-19 00:00:00

We incorrectly say that military pay is not subject to federal income taxes. While some military pay is exempt from federal income taxes, there is no blanket exemption from federal taxes for members of the military.
Morning Edition

Flap Over Romney's Tax Remarks Still Generates Buzz

Corrected on 2012-09-19 00:00:00

The name of David Letterman's show is incorrectly given as Late Night with David Letterman. The correct name is Late Show with David Letterman.
Morning Edition

Google's Digital Library Plan Hits Another Snag

Corrected on 2012-09-18 00:00:00

The audio introduction to this story mistakenly states the date that litigation was initiated against Google. The Authors Guild brought the lawsuit in 2005.
All Things Considered

Even If You're All-Powerful, It's Hard To Fix The Economy

Corrected on 2012-09-15 00:00:00

In the long term, there will be an extra million people looking for jobs and unable to find them, according to Zandi. An earlier version of this story incorrectly said there would be one million to two million people in this position.

Time Moves With The Moon

Corrected on 2012-09-17 00:00:00

Two corrections have been made to this post. 1. The rate of increase for a day should have read 1.7 milliseconds and not 1.7 microseconds. 2. When the Earth and moon are tidally locked, one day will last 47 of our present days.
Talk of the Nation

Hitchens' Widow On Mourning And 'Mortality'

Corrected on 2012-09-21 00:00:00

An audio clip of Christopher Hitchens from 2007 that is heard in this show includes incorrect information regarding the death of David Hume. Hume died on Aug. 25, 1776, not July 4 as indicated by Hitchens.
Weekend Edition Saturday

Forget The Heels: What It Takes To Be Miss Navajo

Corrected on 2016-09-03 00:00:00

A woman in the photo of three contestants was misidentified. The woman on the left is actually Krystal Parkhurst, who was previously identified as Wallita Begay.

All Things Considered

Russia Talk Throws DNC And RNC Back To Cold War

Corrected on 2012-09-10 00:00:00

A previous Web introduction to this story incorrectly identified Susan Glasser as the editor-in-chief of Foreign Affairs. Glasser is the editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy.
All Things Considered

Amazon's New Kindle Will Have Thin Profit Margin

Corrected on 2012-09-07 00:00:00

We incorrectly say that Apple does not offer an iPad with a 4G wireless connection. Some iPad models do include a 4G connection.
Tell Me More

Do Democrats Have A Gender Gap Problem?

Corrected on 2012-09-07 00:00:00

In an early version of this story, we incorrectly referred to Tel Aviv as the capital of Israel.
All Things Considered

Dusty Pretzels A Relic Of Romania's 'Folk Capitalism'

Corrected on 2012-09-12 00:00:00

We incorrectly give the name of Andrei Codrescu's book as Bibliodeath: My Archives (With Life in Parentheses). The actual title is Bibliodeath: My Archives (With Life in Footnotes).
Morning Edition

'Quite Good' May Not Be Good Enough For GM

Corrected on 2012-09-05 00:00:00

A previous Web version of this story incorrectly said that GM would lose as much as $16 billion if the government were to divest itself of its company stake. It's the government that would lose the money.
All Things Considered

Bridging The Gap Between Two Neighborhoods

Corrected on 2012-09-06 00:00:00

The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, incorrectly says that Peter Harnik lives on Capitol Hill. Harnik actually lives in Virginia, although he works on the Hill.
Morning Edition

As Temps Rise, Cities Combat 'Heat Island' Effect

Corrected on 2012-09-04 00:00:00

A previous Web version of this story, as does the audio, incorrectly said that Ebenezer Baptist Church leases out space for a community garden. While the land is adjacent to Ebenezer, it is actually leased out by Wheat Street Baptist Church.
All Things Considered

Inside America's Most Indebted City

Corrected on 2012-09-06 00:00:00

We said that Harrisburg, Pa., has the most debt per capita of any city in the country. We're not certain that's true. Harrisburg has an extremely high debt level — an estimated $1.5 billion for a city of 50,000 residents. But as Michael Maciag, the data editor of Governing.com, pointed out to us in an email, there is no standard measurement by which to rank city indebtednesss. We checked with David Jacobson, of Moody's Investors Service. Moody's is one of the ratings agencies whose job it is to rate the creditworthiness of cities. And he concurred that there is no agreed-upon measurement for municipal debt levels.
Morning Edition

To Save Change-Making Time, Chipotle Rounds Bill Up

Corrected on 2012-08-30 00:00:00

A previous version of this Web introduction, as does the story audio, incorrectly listed Missouri as one of the states where Chipotle restaurants round customers' bills to the nearest nickel. The rounding is done in New York and New Jersey.
All Things Considered

GOP Hopes House Hopeful Will 'Change Impressions'

Corrected on 2012-08-27 00:00:00

An earlier version of this story said former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had traveled to Utah to campaign for Love. She is scheduled to do so early next month.
Weekend Edition Sunday

A Pachyderm's Ditty Prompts An Elephantine Debate

Corrected on 2012-08-30 00:00:00

While McGill professor Dan Levitin explains the "cheesecake" theory of the evolution of music in this story, he does not espouse the theory himself. He believes there exists compelling evidence that music is a product of evolution.
All Things Considered

Before Reaching War Zones, Troops Risk Concussions

Corrected on 2012-08-24 00:00:00

Fort Hood is one of the Army's major bases, though not one of the main centers for basic training, as it was described in the original on air and online versions.