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The Two-Way
9:29 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Trevor Noah Will Replace Jon Stewart As Host Of 'The Daily Show'

Trevor Noah, 31, will become the new host of The Daily Show later this year.
Comedy Central

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 8:26 pm

South African comedian Trevor Noah will become the new host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show, stepping into the role Jon Stewart has filled for 16 years.

Confirming reports of his new job Monday morning, Noah tweeted, "No-one can replace Jon Stewart. But together with the amazing team at The Daily Show, we will continue to make this the best damn news show!"

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From Scratch
9:29 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Tony Fadell, Founder Of Nest Labs

Host Jessica Harris talks to Tony Fadell, founder of Nest Labs and former Apple developer. Harris also talks with Lyndon Rive, co-founder of SolarCity.

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture
9:10 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Why We Need Ruth Bader Ginger Ice Cream

Two imagined Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavors.
Courtesy of Amanda McCall

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 10:41 am

Last week, Amanda McCall proposed "10 delicious solutions to Ben & Jerry's women problem": a suite of new flavors calling attention to Ben & Jerry's gross underrepresentation of women in their flavor names.

By McCall's count, only two of Ben & Jerry's more than 20 person-named flavors over the past three decades have featured women: "Liz Lemon's Greek Frozen Yogurt" and "Hannah Teter's Maple Blondie."

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The Two-Way
8:53 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Germanwings Crash: Co-Pilot Was Treated For Suicidal Tendencies

Airplanes' contrails streak the sky close to where a Germanwings plane crashed last week, in Seyne les Alpes, France.
Thomas Lohnes Getty Images

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 11:59 am

Updated at 10:05 a.m. ET.

Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot of the Germanwings plane that crashed in the French Alps last week with 150 passengers on board, received treatment for suicidal tendencies for several years before he became a pilot, a German prosecutor says.

Christoph Kumpa, a spokesman for Duesseldorf investigators, says Lubitz "had been in treatment of a psychotherapist because of what is documented as being suicidal at that time."

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Microphone Check
8:35 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Jean Grae: 'It's Not Just For Me. It's For You Guys.'

Jean Grae in Brooklyn.
Polina Yamshchikov for NPR

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The Two-Way
7:32 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Sticking Points In Iran Nuclear Talks: Sanctions And A Fuel Stockpile

Ahead of Tuesday's deadline, Secretary of State John Kerry, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi wait Monday for the opening of a plenary session on Iran's nuclear program at the Beau-Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Fabrice Coffrini AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 11:33 am

With Tuesday's deadline for an international deal on Iran's nuclear program approaching, foreign ministers from Iran and six world powers are trying to hash out an agreement. The debate currently centers on where Iran's nuclear fuel should be stored, and how — and when — economic sanctions should be lifted.

Other details, such as rules controlling enrichment, the length of the deal and how it would be enforced, also remain unsettled.

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Mental Health
5:29 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Iran Nuclear Talks Bog Down As Tuesday Deadline Approaches

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 9:49 am

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Middle East
5:27 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Yemenis Pay The Price For Saudi Arabia-Iran Rivalry

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 11:50 pm

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NPR Story
5:04 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Politics In The News: Religious Freedom Act

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 7:33 am

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NPR Story
5:04 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Voting In Nigeria Affected By Isolated Violence And Irregularities

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 12:33 pm

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NPR Story
5:04 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Recovery Efforts Continue For Victims of Germanwings Crash

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 7:33 am

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NPR Story
5:04 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Tikrit Battle: U.S. And Iran-Backed Militias Are On The Same Side

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 7:33 am

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Shots - Health News
3:39 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Compression Clothing: Not The Magic Bullet For Performance

Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross pulls on compression sleeves before a 400-meter race at the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Istanbul in 2012.
Martin Meissner AP

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 3:27 pm

Maybe you've seen them in the gym, or even squeezed into them yourself: super-tight T-shirts, leggings, knee and calf sleeves, even tube tops. More and more athletes are wearing compression garments, hoping they will improve their performance and recovery.

But do they work? This is a question Abigail Stickford, a postdoctoral researcher at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, wanted to answer.

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First Listen
11:03 pm
Sun March 29, 2015

First Listen: Toro Y Moi, 'What For?'

Toro y Moi's new album, What For?, comes out April 7.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 3:56 am

The first sound you hear on Toro y Moi's fourth album is the buzz and roar of race-car engines on the speedway. For those who've followed Chaz Bundick since his debut album, 2010's Causers Of This, it's a peculiar sound. Bundick has never sounded like a man taken with velocity; with speeding quickly from one destination to the next.

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First Listen
11:03 pm
Sun March 29, 2015

First Listen: Royal Thunder, 'Crooked Doors'

Royal Thunder's new album, Crooked Doors, comes out April 7.
Courtesy of the artist

Writing a breakup album is one thing. Blood On The Tracks, 808s And Heartbreak, Domestica, Vulnicura — these records capture a heartbreaking perspective with power and clarity, but they each come from a singular voice.

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First Listen
11:03 pm
Sun March 29, 2015

First Listen: Say Lou Lou, 'Lucid Dreaming'

Say Lou Lou's new album, Lucid Dreaming, comes out April 6.
Courtesy of the artist

"Gold was different," Isaac Asimov wrote in his final novella. "It had a feel. Each piece had a weight. Piled together it had a gleaming beauty." The choice Asimov's protagonist faces when he says this is between payment for a job in the intangible electronic currency on which his world runs, or in 200 pieces of solid gold. In writing Gold, and in giving his character this choice (and subsequent obsession), Asimov contributed to the millennia-spanning narrative of human intoxication by chemical element 79.

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First Listen
11:03 pm
Sun March 29, 2015

First Listen: The Mountain Goats, 'Beat The Champ'

The Mountain Goats' new album, Beat the Champ, comes out April 7.
Lissa Gotwals Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 10:13 am

When thinking about populism, it's easy to focus on either the relatable day-to-day struggles of average people — of the majority somewhere in the middle, glorified by so many rootsy tropes — or the more strung-out striving of those at the bottom. In politics and in culture, "the little guy" has typically made it far enough up the ladder to have a voice echoed in anthems and slogans, or else sunk far enough into desperation, homelessness or famine so as to surpass the need for detail entirely.

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First Listen
11:03 pm
Sun March 29, 2015

First Listen: Waxahatchee, 'Ivy Tripp'

Waxahatchee's new album, Ivy Tripp, comes out April 7.
Michael Rubenstein Courtesy of the artist

Waxahatchee began as a vehicle for the raggedly beautiful indie-pop home recordings of Katie Crutchfield, a singer-songwriter who'd appeared in a small assortment of bands in her hometown of Birmingham, Ala. On her 2012 debut, American Weekend, Crutchfield set a narrative tone for the increasingly fleshed-out recordings to follow: She writes from the perspective of one who's young, keenly intelligent, and both hyper-aware of and overwhelmed by everything that could ever go wrong.

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First Listen
11:03 pm
Sun March 29, 2015

First Listen: Jessie Baylin, 'Dark Place'

Jessie Baylin's new album, Dark Place, comes out April 7.
Will Holland Courtesy of the artist

Over the last few years, Jessie Baylin has probably received more media attention for having a child with her husband, Kings Of Leon drummer Nathan Followill, than she has for making music. She hasn't released an album since 2012's Little Spark and was unsure if and when she'd record another. Ultimately, though, she reconvened with her longtime co-writer and producer, Richard Swift, to craft 11 seductively seclusive pop songs, dubbing the set Dark Place and including this inscription in the liner notes: "And this record is for you, Violet."

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