Researchers disabled a gene that they think helps determine which human embryos will develop normally. The technique they used is controversial because it could be used to change babies' DNA.
The problem is that just to the west, a huge slab of the Earth's crust called the Cocos Plate is grinding relentlessly toward North America. And it's running under another slab to the north.
David Greene talks with David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the Federal Reserve's plan to shrink its balance sheet.
Danielle Allen's memoir, 'Cuz,' centers on her cousin Michael, who was sentenced to a long prison term for carjacking when he was 15. Three years after his release, he was found shot to death in a parked car. Allen mourns the death of her cousin, and denounces the prison system in her new book. Maureen Corrigan reviews two novels, 'Forest Dark' and 'Afterglow.' And TV critic David Bianculli reviews Jerry Seinfeld's new Netflix comedy special.
Born in rural Alabama, Radric Davis reinvented himself in East Atlanta as Gucci Mane. He made his name first as a drug dealer, then as a platinum selling rap artist who helped pioneer the sound of trap music. Now Gucci Mane gets to tell his own story — an autobiography that details his time behind bars, a murder charge, career highs and career lows.
Was our Constitution made for this much economic inequality? One big thinker says no.
Cities across the country court Amazon for its new headquarters. Wisconsin signs a $3 billion deal to snag Foxconn. We look at the competition for marquis employers.
All Songs Considered: First Word: Moses Sumney Walks Us Through His Sonic Dreamscape, 'Aromanticism'
We hit "play" on the Los Angeles-based singer's entire new album while he shares the stories and inspiration behind each track. He says <em>Aromanticism</em> is about lovelessness as a sonic dreamscape.
World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN: JTLC, Alanis Morissette and the 90s: Turning the Tables Listening Party
Today we're having a listening party inspired by Turning the Tables – the NPR Music list of the 150 greatest albums by women. It was spearheaded by Nashville correspondent Ann Powers, and she joins Talia Schlanger along with Alisa Ali from WFUV in New York City and Andrea Swensson from The Current in Minneapolis to discuss Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill, TLC's CrazySexyCool, and the contributions of female artists to rock and R&B in the 90s.
If you like listening to Paula Poundstone rant about the scientific studies on Wait Wait, check out this episode of her new podcast, "Live From the Poundstone Institute." Each week Paula goes toe to toe with the scientists behind these studies and subjects celebrity guests to her own psychological research.