Morning Edition Hear the Morning Edition program for January 25, 2021

Morning EditionMorning Edition

Daphne Rubin-Vega played Mimi in Rent. "It was a lot of fun to actually be able to practically apply my research of partying ..." she says. "I knew these people. I knew this world." She's pictured above with Adam Pascal in New York Theatre Workshop's 1996 production of rent. Joan Marcus hide caption

toggle caption
Joan Marcus

Theater

13,140,000 Minutes: It's Been 25 Years Since The First Performance Of 'Rent'

On Jan. 25, 1996, a new rock musical by a little-known writer, Jonathan Larson, gave its first performance. But that show almost didn't happen: Larson died of an aortic aneurysm early that morning.

Leaving Distant.lo
Untitled Ramtin Arablouei
Current Ocoeur
Glow Ocoeur

Demonstrators raise their arms and chant "Hands up, don't shoot" on Aug. 17, 2014, as they protest the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Fatal Police Shootings Of Unarmed Black People Reveal Troubling Patterns

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/956177021/960253921" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Lunamoth Pensees
Karine Pensees
Classic Battle Sam Spence
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Classic Battle
Album
Music From National Football League Films Volume IV
Artist
Sam Spence

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Round-Up Sam Spence

Daphne Rubin-Vega played Mimi in Rent. "It was a lot of fun to actually be able to practically apply my research of partying ..." she says. "I knew these people. I knew this world." She's pictured above with Adam Pascal in New York Theatre Workshop's 1996 production of rent. Joan Marcus hide caption

toggle caption
Joan Marcus

13,140,000 Minutes: It's Been 25 Years Since The First Performance Of 'Rent'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/959666108/960253927" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Finale B Jesse L. Martin, Adam Pascal et. al.
Seasons of Love [From Rent] The O'Neill Brothers

Under Solicitor General Noel Francisco, the Trump administration regularly leap-frogged over appeals courts, going directly to the Supreme Court to block decisions it didn't like from federal trial courts. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Andrew Harnik/AP

Biden's Solicitor General Faces Tough Choices On Trump Supreme Court Positions

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/960027322/960253933" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Junk Trichotomy
Five Trichotomy
Night White Erik Friedlander
King Rig Erik Friedlander
Night of the Skeptic Tin Hat Trio
Divide ambinate
As It Is ambinate
Dance Tingvall Trio
Puls Tingvall Trio
The Line Ahmad Jamal
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
The Line
Album
Saturday Morning: La Buissone Studio Sessions
Artist
Ahmad Jamal

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Morning EditionMorning Edition