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  • 6:27pm Jan 22, 2016
    National National

    Major Snow Storm Shuts Down Transportation Along East Coast

    The snowstorm predicted to dump up to two feet of snow on parts of the East Coast is also expected to bring just about every mode of transportation but sleds to a standstill. Airlines are cancelling thousands of flights from the Carolinas to New England. Washington, D.C., is shutting down the metro, while roads and rails are expected to be completely impassible. And those who didn't plan ahead may wind up stranded.
  • 6:16pm Jan 22, 2016
    National National Arts

    Film Academy Votes To Increase Diversity

    Following criticism of the lack of diversity in this year's Oscar nominations, the academy has voted to approve changes aimed at doubling the number of women and people of color by 2020.
  • 5:43pm Jan 22, 2016
    World News World News National

    IKEA Executive On Why The West Has Hit 'Peak Stuff'

    IKEA's Chief Sustainability Officer Steve Howard tells NPR's Ari Shapiro how his company plans to keep expanding even while he says many in the Western world have lost their appetite for more stuff.
  • 5:18pm Jan 22, 2016
    National National Music Politics & Government

    'Ain't Got No Home': Why Woody Guthrie Despised Donald Trump's Father

    Will Kaufman, a professor of American literature and culture at the University of Central Lancashire, says he has discovered unpublished lyrics by Woody Guthrie, in which the folk singer denounced Fred Trump, Donald's father. The elder Trump happened to be Guthrie's landlord in the early 1950s.
  • Katerina Maylock teaches a college test preparation class at Holton Arms School in Bethesda, Md. The current version of the SAT college entrance exam is having its final run, when thousands of students nationwide will sit, squirm or stress through the nea
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    5:05pm Jan 22, 2016
    National National Education

    A History Of The SAT In 4 Questions

    The SAT has gone through big changes since 1926. The test reflects the nation's biases and times. Here's our subjective tour of the exam's history — in four questions.
  • 5:05pm Jan 22, 2016
    National National Politics & Government

    FBI Probe Uncovers Corruption In Allentown, Penn.

    Covert recordings, political bribes, raided offices and now, federal indictments. An FBI probe is dismantling an entire political administration after uncovering deep corruption within. But these politicians aren't in Congress or even in a state governor's office. This scandal is ripping through the tiny city council of Allentown, Penn., and the FBI is throwing everything it's got into the investigation.
  • 4:20pm Jan 22, 2016
    National National Politics & Government

    Week In Politics: Presidential Campaigns Gear Up For Iowa Caucuses

    As the presidential primary polls get tighter, attacks are getting sharper. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post about the Democratic and Republican races.
  • 4:13pm Jan 22, 2016
    National National Science Politics & Government Environment

    EPA Faces Fallout From Flint, Mich., Water Crisis

    A top EPA official resigned Thursday over the handling of the ongoing water contamination crisis in Flint, Mich. The role of the EPA and whether the federal agency should have done more has been a recurring theme in White House discussions this week.
  • 4:13pm Jan 22, 2016
    National National Politics & Government Health & Safety

    Bernie Sanders Revives Debate Over Single-Payer Health Care

    Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has revived the debate over a single-payer health care system. NPR explores the arguments for and against it.