National / International News

VIDEO: Syria: Aleppo on the brink

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 15:07
Lyse Doucet reports from the Syrian city of Aleppo a UNESCO World Heritage site that is a battleground in the Syria conflict.

Irish FA backs Keane over 'incident'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 15:07
Republic of Ireland assistant boss Roy Keane has the "full support" of the Irish FA after an "incident" at the team hotel.

Nadella steers Microsoft to recovery

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 15:07
Satya Nadella steers Microsoft away from irrelevance

'Shame in the City' and comet joy - papers

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 15:02
The effects of the latest bank rate rigging scandal and the successful mission to land a spacecraft on a comet feature on front pages.

Housing market dip 'only temporary'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 15:01
A slowdown in activity in the housing market and slowing property prices will only be "temporary", according to surveyors.

Making life easier for first-time buyers

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 15:00
The challenges facing first-time buyers

Shell "warned pipeline could leak"

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 15:00
Oil firm Royal Dutch Shell was told a pipeline had reached the end of its life years before it spilled up to 500,000 barrels of oil in Nigeria, according to court documents seen by the BBC.

Coalition grip weakened by Pup split

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 14:59
The Australian Coalition government's ability to control the Senate has become more difficult after an apparent split in the Palmer United Party.

Mexico state congress attacked

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 14:52
Demonstrators attack the Guerrero state congress building, in south-west Mexico, in new protests over the case of 43 missing students.

40 Percent Of The World's Cropland Is In Or Near Cities

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-12 14:49

Just how much of the world's cropland can we really call urban? That's been a big mystery until now.

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VIDEO: First glow-in-the-dark cycle path

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 14:45
The cycle path called a work of art

VIDEO: Ayoade on 'cleaning up on Tinder'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 14:45
Actor and director, and star of the IT Crowd, Richard Ayoade talks about playing geeks, and middle-aged people on Tinder.

VIDEO: Fiddler on the Roof turns 50

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 14:26
The iconic American musical celebrates its golden anniversary with a revival show at Washington DC's Arena State.

Face to face with a man-eating tiger

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 14:25
The people attacked by tigers who lived to tell the tale

Farewell To Randy Jackson, An Example Of All That Ails 'American Idol'

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-12 14:08

As founding judge Randy Jackson announces his departure from American Idol, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says he embodies all that's wrong with a pioneering show that's become a pop culture cliche.

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Ebola In 3-D: A Video Game To Guide Health Care Workers Through A Ward

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-12 13:56

Oh no, I touched my face! Uh-oh, I sat on a bed. A hackathon is developing a video game to train doctors and nurses volunteering for Ebola duty in West Africa.

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After Ferguson, Police Body Cameras Catching On

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-12 13:45

The Columbia, Mo., police department gave its officers body cameras in July, saying they could help exonerate officers from claims of abuse of force. After Ferguson, the demand for cameras surged.

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Mitch McConnell's Mission: Making The Senate Work Again

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-12 13:44

Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell has wanted to be Senate majority leader since grade school. Now, as he starts his sixth term in office, he'll finally get his wish.

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Norman Lear and Amy Poehler Talk creativity

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-11-12 13:39

During Marketplace's LA Roadshow, Kai Ryssdal sat down with actor, writer and producer Amy Poehler as well as veteran TV producer Norman Lear to talk about their careers.


Bill Youngblood

For Lear, fights with network executives were the norm. But for Poehler? Not so much.

"Because there's a lot of different outlets for television now... people that want to be a bit more provocative know that they have a place and a home in cable," Poehler says.

Bill Youngblood

But Lear and Poehler weren't always big-time TV producers. Lear's family had to make it through the Great Depression. Growing up, Poehler says her family always had to keep track of money too.

"When no one really has any money, everybody knows how much money everybody makes," Poehler says.

Even though money comes a little easier for Poehler these days, she admits her career sometimes seems like a bad boyfriend.

"Your career will never call you back, it flirts openly with other people. It's never gonna marry you... It likes it when you ignore it."

Bill Youngblood

Listen to the full conversation with Poehler and Lear, from our stage show "How I Learned the Business of Creativity," in the audio player above.




New Volkswagen Policy OKs Interactions With Unions At U.S. Factory

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-12 13:39

The automaker said the new would allow dialogue with groups, including unions. It comes months after the United Auto Workers lost a vote to represent workers at the Chattanooga, Tenn., factory.

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