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  • Scott Mulvahill: Tiny Desk Concert
    by Bob Boilen on February 18, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    Scott Mulvahill has been trying to win the Tiny Desk Contest for each of its four years. And while he's never won, we all loved him so much we had to invite him to play. […]

  • Can You Guess The Meaning Of These Humanitarian Icons?
    by Malaka Gharib on February 18, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    They're used in infographics, maps, charts and signs to help make crisis-related information easier to understand. See if you can understand what they convey. […]

  • 'Tram Car 015' Is A Delightful Ride
    by Amal El-Mohtar on February 18, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    P. Djèlí Clark's novella about about two supernatural investigators on the trail of a malign spirit in a magical alternate Cairo packs wonderful characters into a thoughtfully-built world. […]

  • Rep. Joe Courtney On Trump's Emergency Declaration
    on February 18, 2019 at 11:56 am

    NPR's David Greene speaks with Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., about the legal options for Congress and states to counter President Trump's national emergency declaration. […]