NPR News

Pages

Field Recordings
10:00 am
Fri June 29, 2012

Reignwolf: A One-Man Rock Show

Reignwolf performs backstage at the Sasquatch Music Festival for an NPR Music Field Recording.
Mito Habe-Evans NPR

Originally published on Wed August 15, 2012 4:16 pm

The way he was tearing it up during an impromptu set at the Sasquatch Music Festival, you'd barely notice that Jordan Cook, a.k.a. Reignwolf, broke a string midway through his fiery rendition of "In the Dark" — that is, until you saw the mangled remnants of his guitar, smoldering on the ground after he'd wrenched every wailing chord from its guts.

Read more
Shots - Health Blog
9:56 am
Fri June 29, 2012

Supreme Court Health Care Ruling Prompts Foot Race In Press Corps

Mark Wilson Getty Images

Originally published on Fri June 29, 2012 5:37 pm

There were winners and losers in the journalistic race to get out the news of the Supreme Court's momentous ruling upholding the administration's health care law Thursday.

Read more
Sports
9:53 am
Fri June 29, 2012

R.A. Dickey On 'Winding Up' As A Knuckleballer

R.A. Dickey currently plays for the New York Mets. He was previously with the Seattle Mariners, Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers and Milwaukee Brewers.
courtesy of the author

Originally published on Thu November 8, 2012 10:53 am

This interview was originally broadcast on April 10, 2012. Since it aired, R.A. Dickey has pitched two consecutive one-hitters.

Most pitchers in the majors stick to fastballs, curveballs, sliders and change-ups when facing batters at the plate.

Read more
Mountain Stage
9:52 am
Fri June 29, 2012

John Lilly On Mountain Stage

John Lilly on Mountain Stage.

Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

For a special road show recorded in partnership with the Birthplace of Country Music Alliance in Bristol, Tenn./Va., Mountain Stage brought along a hometown favorite, singer-songwriter John Lilly. The editor of West Virginia's treasured Goldenseal magazine since 1997, Lilly plays music that recalls the sounds of a different era.

Read more
Around the Nation
9:47 am
Fri June 29, 2012

How To Avoid Bankruptcy (If You're A City)

A headline in The Record newspaper in Stockton, Cailf., tells the story of the city's plan for operating under Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection following failed talks with bondholders and labor unions.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

The city of Stockton, Calif., filed for federal bankruptcy protection Thursday, becoming the largest city in U.S. history to do so.

Some worry it's part of a wave. Six other municipalities have filed for bankruptcy protection this year. That's roughly on track with last year's pace, which saw 13 bankruptcies — the most in two decades.

A wave of municipal bankruptcies could be the country's next big financial crisis, several Wall Street analysts have warned.

Read more

Pages