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Deceptive Cadence
1:29 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Can You Beat Out The 'Rite' Rhythm?

London cabbies beat out Stravinsky's time.
London Symphony Orchestra

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Medical Treatments
1:23 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Truvada And At-Home Test Join Fight Against HIV

Truvada is a pill that's already used to treat people with HIV. A daily dose can also significantly reduce the risk of new infection. And a panel recommended the FDA approve an over-the-counter HIV test, OraQuick. Users could test and interpret their results at home in as little as 20 minutes.

1:16 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

One 'Last Dance' With Disco Queen Donna Summer

Donna Summer, who sang some of the most memorable anthems of the disco era from "Love to Love You Baby" to "Bad Girls," has died after a long battle with cancer. She had a top 40 hit every year from 1976 to 1984, including the song she once told NPR she'd perform till the very end, "Last Dance."

Around the Nation
1:00 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Non-White Birth Rate May Inspire Policy Changes

Originally published on Thu May 17, 2012 1:33 pm

The Census Bureau announced that for the first time non-whites now make up the majority of births in the U.S. The demographic shift raises questions about how this trend will affect policy in the country, particularly with regard to education and social programs.

Live in Concert
12:53 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Live On May 31: Regina Spektor In Concert

Regina Spektor, performing live at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City, May 31, 2012.
Gisel Figallo-Florez for NPR

Originally published on Sun May 12, 2013 7:29 pm

Regina Spektor has spent much of the past decade perfecting an oddly lovely mix of sweet melodies, piano-driven pop, flashes of experimentalism, and cheery but wistful ruminations on love and heartache. But Spektor writes and performs with the passion of punk, and her otherwise innocent story-songs take unconventional turns.

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