6:06am

Fri January 23, 2015
Television

What Is ... 'Morning Edition'?

Originally published on Fri January 23, 2015 10:41 am

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6:05am

Fri January 23, 2015
The Two-Way

Saudi King Abdullah Leaves Behind A Complex Legacy

Originally published on Fri January 23, 2015 12:14 pm

Saudi King Abdullah, seen here last November, died early Friday. NPR's Kelly McEvers says he was a man who laid the foundation for reform in the conservative Arab country.
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Saudis are mourning the passing of King Abdullah, who died early Friday at the age of 90 after a long illness.

As NPR's Kelly McEvers reported, he is being remembered as a man who laid the foundation for reform in the conservative Arab country. Dignitaries from around the world, including Vice President Joe Biden, will gather today in Saudi Arabia for Abdullah's funeral. Several Arab countries have declared a day of mourning.

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4:13am

Fri January 23, 2015
Politics

Republicans In Congress Need Strong Ideas, Ohio Governor Says

Originally published on Fri January 23, 2015 7:14 am

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Now, in his state of the union speech this week, President Obama said the nation was emerging from crisis at home and abroad. And the crisis is certainly easing in Ohio, where Republican John Kasich is the governor.

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4:11am

Fri January 23, 2015
Politics

House Approves Measure That Would Bar Federal Funding For Abortions

Originally published on Fri January 23, 2015 7:14 am

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4:03am

Fri January 23, 2015
Research News

Why NFL Teams Should Reconsider Giving Coaches The Heave-Ho

Originally published on Fri January 23, 2015 7:14 am

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4:03am

Fri January 23, 2015
Sports

Will 'Deflategate' Let The Air Out Of Super Bowl Hype?

Originally published on Fri January 23, 2015 7:14 am

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4:03am

Fri January 23, 2015
Latin America

Questions Over Prosecutor's Death Envelop Argentina

Originally published on Fri January 23, 2015 7:14 am

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2:37am

Fri January 23, 2015
Shots - Health News

A Blind Woman Gains New Freedom, Click By Click By Click

Originally published on Fri January 23, 2015 3:24 pm

Daniel Horowitz for NPR

For someone who is blind, a simple click can be the sound of sight.

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8:00pm

Thu January 22, 2015
Savannah Music Festival

Savannah Music Festival: Pokey Lafarge

Airs Thursday, January 22 at 8 p.m. Ardently exploring the origins of American music in jazz, blues, country and western swing, singer and guitarist Pokey Lafarge seems like a throwback, yet the music he plays never sounds old-fashioned. In this episode, we listen to Pokey Lafarge's final performance of four given at the 2014 Savannah Music Festival. 

7:01pm

Thu January 22, 2015
All Tech Considered

Police Departments Issuing Body Cameras Discover Drawbacks

Originally published on Fri January 23, 2015 12:03 pm

A Philadelphia police officer demonstrates a body-worn camera being used as part of a pilot project last December.
Matt Rourke AP

Wearable video cameras are fast becoming standard-issue gear for American police. The cameras promise a technological answer to complaints about racial bias and excessive force.

But in fact, the beneficial effects of body cameras are not well-established yet. And the police departments that rushed to buy them are now dealing with some unintended consequences.

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