Music

Paperback Fiction Bestsellers
2:03 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of May 31, 2012

Train Dreams, in which a man struggles for survival after losing his family, debuts at No. 11.

Paperback Nonfiction Bestsellers
2:03 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of May 31, 2012

Steal Like An Artist strives to put readers in touch with the artist within. It debuts at No. 11.

Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
2:03 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of May 31, 2012

Canada, about a teen's quest to find peace in the Saskatchewan prairie, debuts at No. 3.

NPR Bestseller List
2:03 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

NPR Bestsellers: Week Of May 31, 2012

Compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide.

Monkey See
1:44 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

John Edwards: Once More With (Or Without) Feeling, He Takes Full Responsibility

Former U.S. Sen. John Edwards addresses the media alongside his daughter Cate Edwards and his parents Wallace and Bobbie Edwards yesterday after the conclusion of his trial on campaign finance charges.
Sara D. Davis Getty Images

Yesterday, after being acquitted of one of six campaign finance fraud charges against him and seeing the jury deadlock on the other five, John Edwards held a brief press conference in which he said this:

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The Two-Way
1:22 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

Catholic Nun Group Rejects Vatican Report That Found Them Afoul Of Doctrine

American nuns attend Mass at Sant'Apollinare in Rome.
Andrew Medichini AP

The board of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), which represents most nuns in the United States, rejected a report from the Vatican that found they were running afoul of church doctrine.

The report, which among other things expressed concerned about the group's "radical feminism," was issued in April and ruled that an American archbishop would bring the nuns back in line.

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Song Travels
1:18 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

Jean-Yves Thibaudet On 'Song Travels'

Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
Kasskara Decca

Originally published on Fri May 3, 2013 5:59 pm

French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet is one of the leading performers on today's classical-music scene. He has more than 40 albums to his credit, including interpretations of the classical repertoire, as well as music by George Gershwin, Duke Ellington and Bill Evans.

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NPR Story
1:10 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

Can Technology Deliver Better Health Care?

Originally published on Fri June 1, 2012 1:35 pm

Transcript

IRA FLATOW, HOST:

This is SCIENCE FRIDAY. I'm Ira Flatow. If you have trouble sleeping, your doctor might send you to a sleep lab and spend $3,000 a night to chart your sleep cycle, or you could do the same thing at home with a commercially available headband, which wirelessly transmits your sleep data to your smartphone for under 100 bucks.

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NPR Story
1:10 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

Paralyzed Rats Walk, Even Sprint After Rehab

Originally published on Fri June 1, 2012 1:18 pm

Reporting in Science, researchers write that a combination of therapies, willpower and chocolate helped rats with severe spinal cord injuries learn to walk and even run again. Neurobiologist Moses Chao, not affiliated with the study, discusses the rehab method and whether it could work in humans.

NPR Story
1:10 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

Why Ignorance Trumps Knowledge In Scientific Pursuit

Originally published on Fri June 1, 2012 1:22 pm

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IRA FLATOW, HOST:

People looking at the scientific world from the outside often see it as one dominated by facts, where scientists use a stepwise, systematic process that begins - you know, you learned all this stuff in grade school, a hypothesis, the collection of data, of observations, blah, blah, blah, you go through all these steps.

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