Browsing articles from "December, 2017"

Apple Issues Apology After Admitting To Slowing Down Older iPhones

Dec 29, 2017   //   by Administrator   //   World News  //  Comments Off on Apple Issues Apology After Admitting To Slowing Down Older iPhones

Apple is doing damage control after iPhone owners expressed outrage when the company admitted to intentionally slowing down older phones to preserve battery life. NPR’s Ari Shapiro talks with Will Oremus, who is covering the story for Slate, now that Apple has put out an unsigned apology.

British Monarch Recognizes Citizens’ 2017 Contributions To Public Life

Dec 29, 2017   //   by Administrator   //   World News  //  Comments Off on British Monarch Recognizes Citizens’ 2017 Contributions To Public Life

Every new year the British monarch recognizes people who have made a contribution to public life in the U.K. While the “New Year’s Honors List” usually includes members of the political, social and economic elite, the majority of those honored are ordinary people who have helped others in their daily lives.

Trump’s Relationship With NATO, 1 Year Into His Presidency

Dec 28, 2017   //   by Administrator   //   News from US  //  Comments Off on Trump’s Relationship With NATO, 1 Year Into His Presidency

President Trump criticized NATO once again in his National Security Strategy speech, but NATO ambassadors say the U.S. continues to be very supportive where it counts: on the ground.

How Mary Tyler Moore’s Career-Woman Role Inspired A Generation

Dec 28, 2017   //   by Administrator   //   News from US  //  Comments Off on How Mary Tyler Moore’s Career-Woman Role Inspired A Generation

Mary Tyler Moore is one of the notable people who died this year. She’s known for her ground breaking role as career woman Mary Richards on her ’70s TV sitcom, but she also chipped away at how women were seen on TV when she played a housewife on The Dick Van Dyke Show years earlier.

Tropicalia Music Still Speaks To Young Marginalized Urban Brazilians

Dec 28, 2017   //   by Administrator   //   World News  //  Comments Off on Tropicalia Music Still Speaks To Young Marginalized Urban Brazilians

In Brazil, there’s been a resurgence of Tropicalia — the anti-authoritarian, anarchic music that emerged under the military junta of the 1960s. It’s back and fused with rap and lyrics fighting for Brazil’s poor and marginalized.

Harvard Student Cracks Incan Code

Dec 28, 2017   //   by Administrator   //   World News  //  Comments Off on Harvard Student Cracks Incan Code

The Incas did not have a written language. Instead, they communicated using a system of knots in colored strings — called khipus. NPR’s Ari Shapiro speaks with Harvard student Manny Medrano about his groundbreaking work analyzing the code.

Tom Petty Showed Grace And Beauty In Songwriting

Dec 27, 2017   //   by Administrator   //   News from US  //  Comments Off on Tom Petty Showed Grace And Beauty In Songwriting

Tom Petty wrote a lot of hits during his more than 40 years making music. Petty is one of the many notable people who died in 2017. As much as he was known for big classic rock anthems, he was also capable of just tremendous grace and beauty in his songwriting, as seen in the song “Wildflowers.”

Russian Doping Whistleblower Says He Fears For His Life

Dec 27, 2017   //   by Administrator   //   News from US  //  Comments Off on Russian Doping Whistleblower Says He Fears For His Life

NPR’s Robert Siegel speaks with Michael Isikoff, chief investigative correspondent for Yahoo News about Grigory Rodchenkov, the whistleblower in the Russian doping scandal. Rodchenkov fled to the U.S. and says he now fears for his life.

‘WSJ’ Analysis Shows Fake Comments Submitted To Government Agencies

Dec 27, 2017   //   by Administrator   //   World News  //  Comments Off on ‘WSJ’ Analysis Shows Fake Comments Submitted To Government Agencies

NPR’s Ari Shapiro speaks with Wall Street Journal reporter James Grimaldi about the discovery that at least five governmental agencies receive fake comments challenging the agencies’ rules. In its latest analysis, The Journal found that 40 percent of those surveyed said they did not write the comments attributed to them on the Labor Department’s website.

Liberia Waits For Presidential Election Results

Dec 27, 2017   //   by Administrator   //   World News  //  Comments Off on Liberia Waits For Presidential Election Results

Liberia’s electoral commission will have preliminary results on a presidential runoff that will mark the West African country’s first democratic transfer of power since 1944. In the race, the nation’s vice president is pitted against a national soccer star.

Pages:«1234567...13»

Categories

Current Times

  • NPT: 2018-11-14 03:44 PM
  • EST: 2018-11-14 04:59 AM
  • PST: 2018-11-14 01:59 AM