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Harper Lee's 'Go Set a Watchman': Read the First Chapter

Read the first chapter of Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set a Watchman,’ which will be published July 14<p>In 1957, when she was 31 years old, Harper Lee submitted her first attempt at a novel to the publisher J.B. Lippincott.<p>Titled ‘Go Set a Watchman,’ it was set in the ’50s and opened with a woman named Jean …

Literature

Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Hear The Songs<p><b>03</b>Dk/Pi<p><b>Toggle more options</b><p>Aero Flynn, 'Dk/Pi'<p><b>from</b> Aero Flynn<p>Eau Claire, Wis., is known for spawning Bon Iver's Justin Vernon. Now, here comes another reclusive, enigmatic creative force from the wooded north. Josh Scott was once the frontman of Amateur Love, a bar-band peer of …

New Albums

Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba helping club recover from tragic death of Tito Vilanova

Interview: As Catalans prepare take on Manchester City, Alba admits the players have only recently begun to recover from death of the beloved former manager<p><b>Manchester City</b> will have been encouraged to learn of <b>Barcelona</b>’s <b>shock defeat by Màlaga</b> on the weekend, but they should be wary of meeting a …

A Filmmaker Follows Education Without Required Classes — Even Math

"So you don't have to do math?" asks a child early on in the documentary <i>Approaching the Elephant</i>. His teacher, Alex, has just explained one of the rules of the Teddy McArdle Free School, where this student and a dozen or so others (who, from the looks of it, range in age from around five to ten) …

Teaching

First Listen: Rhiannon Giddens, 'Tomorrow Is My Turn'

Tomorrow Is My Turn<p><b>Audio for First Listens is no longer available after the album is released.</b><p>What does it take for a work of art to become an intervention? In music, any reinterpretation alters the original, if only because different fingerprints touch it. But certain lineages — folk music, for …

New Albums

Iranian-American Filmmaker Breaks Out Of Boxes, Into The Box Office

Everyone keeps trying to put Desiree Akhavan in a box, but there are just too darn many: Iranian-American, bisexual, millennial, Brooklynite, female director, screenwriter, actor, comedian. Her work is informed by her life experience of not quite fitting in anywhere. That's evident in her debut …

Box Office

Latin Music We Loved In 2014: Texas Heat and Miami Soul

Throughout 2014, our friends Jasmine Garsd and Felix Contreras over at NPR's Alt.Latino have dropped by <i>Weekend Edition</i> to share new records they love with us.<p>This week, they're giving us a recap of their favorite artists of the year, from a soulful Miami singer who is taking a page from Janis …

Meryl Streep: The Fresh Air Interview

Meryl Streep won a Golden Globe for her performance as Margaret Thatcher in <i>The Iron Lady</i>. She talks about preparing for that role and how her perceptions of herself have changed over the years.<p><i>Originally broadcast Feb. 6, 2012.</i><p>Transcript<p>DAVID BIANCULLI, HOST:<p>This is FRESH AIR. I'm David Bianculli …

For These Millennials, Gender Norms Have Gone Out Of Style

Cameron Finucane, a burly, 26-year-old technology consultant in Ithaca, N.Y., started painting his nails a few months ago. He has just started dating Emily Coon, a 24-year-old writer who has sworn off nail polish.<p>Finucane and Coon, as well as many other millennials, say they find traditional …

Toxic Park Wire

To have toxic soil removed from <b>Merrie Christmas Park</b>, concerned citizens would have to pay about one third of the $175,000 cost, say Miami City Commissioners. Otherwise the city will pay for burying it under two feet of clean fill, which they say is safe and practical. Neighbors of the park, which …

Everglades work needs to include rising seas, report says

Restoration work to repair Florida’s ailing Everglades does not adequately address risks from climate change and rising seas, a comprehensive update …

The 5 Worst Invasive Species in the Florida Everglades

As I write in a cover story in TIME this week, invasive species are a growing threat around the U.S. And there’s no place quite as thoroughly invaded …

More trees felled in Everglades as deadly fungus spreads

A fungus carried by an invasive beetle from southeast Asia is felling trees across the Everglades, and experts have not found a way to stop the blight from spreading.<p>Then there's a bigger problem — the damage may be leaving Florida's fragile wetlands open to even more of an incursion from exotic …

Keystone XL carbon emissions 'would be four times higher than US thought'

The much-debated Keystone XL pipeline could produce four times more global warming pollution than the State Department calculated earlier this year, a new study concludes.<p>The US estimates didn’t take into account that the added oil from the pipeline would drop prices by about $3 a barrel, spurring …

Spain clears oil exploration off Canary Islands

Spain’s governnment has given oil group Repsol the all-clear to explore for oil and gas off the coast of the tourism-dependent Canary Islands, sparking an outcry from environmental groups.<p>The industry ministry gave Repsol a three-year licence to drill in three sites some 50km (30m) off the coast of …

Earth sliding into ‘ecological debt’ earlier and earlier, campaigners warn

Humans have used up the natural resources the world can supply in a year in less than eight months, campaigners have warned.<p>The world has now reached “Earth overshoot day”, the point in the year when humans have exhausted supplies such as land, trees and fish and outstripped the planet’s annual …

US sailors prepare for fresh legal challenge over Fukushima radiation

The first time it occurred to James Jackson that there could be lasting damage from his US Navy service during Japan’s tsunami and nuclear disaster came when his eldest son, Darius, was diagnosed with leukaemia.<p>Darius, now 15, spent a month in hospital in early 2013, soon after his diagnosis. “I …

Hiroshima hit by series of landslides – in pictures

Rescue workers have been searching for survivors in the wreckage after a series of landslides hit the outskirts of Hiroshima, Japan. Torrential rain in the early morning apparently caused slopes to collapse in an area where many of the buildings were newly constructed

Urban Farms Build Resilience Within Singapore's Fragile Food System

At a local FairPrice Supermarket in central Singapore, you'll find baby carrots grown in Bakersfield, Calif. — the same ones for sale at my local grocery store in Washington, D.C.<p>Such well-traveled vegetables aren't unusual in the tiny island state, which imports more than 90 percent of its food …

Viola Davis Gets Groundbreaking Role As ABC Bets On Diversity

She has won a Tony Award, been nominated for an Oscar and joined <i>Time</i> magazine's list of the most influential people in the world.<p>But until she was cast as sexy, hard-nosed attorney and law professor Annalise Keating on ABC's new drama <i>How to Get Away with Murder</i>, Viola Davis had never seen a …

In One-Sided Semifinal, Germany Hands Brazil A Devastating Loss

Germany poured seven goals on Brazil in the World Cup semifinal. The home team had faced a steep challenge, playing without two key players, one injured and one suspended.<p>Transcript<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:<p>Shock and tears in Brazil. In an utter blowout, Germany beat the home team 7-1, that's right 7-1 …

In Google Newsroom, Brazil Defeat Is Not A Headline

If you do a Google search on the World Cup game in which Germany slaughtered Brazil 7-1, the top results will say things like "destroy," "defeat," and "humiliate."<p>But Google itself is choosing to steer clear of negative terms. The company has created an experimental newsroom in San Francisco to …

Israel Continues Gaza Offensive, Hints At Ground Operation

<b>Update at 2:42 p.m. ET</b><p>Israeli leaders are signaling that a ground invasion might be imminent as the offensive on Gaza intensifies, killing at least 53 people and wounding 465 others.<p>The toll comes from the Palestinian Authority's Health Ministry.<p>Reporter Daniel Estrin tells NPR's Newscast unit that …

What Happens When Israeli Mourners Visit A Palestinian Family

The family of slain Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdeir received condolences from an unlikely source Tuesday: Israelis who had asked to come and mourn with them.<p>The scene was predictably awkward, even painfully so. But as NPR's Ari Shapiro reported for today's <i>Morning Edition</i>, the visit also …

Kids Think The Darndest Thoughts

When you were growing up, did you believe something that you later learned — as an adult — wasn't true?<p>We tossed that question to the Internet and answers came flooding in – more than 7,000. (Thank you all.) Turns out, many people had endlessly entertaining thoughts as children.<p>Certain ideas popped …