Dec 12, 2013 — As the album cover closes on this collection of favorite music games, Fugazi's Ian MacKaye and NPR's Stephen Thompson identify acoustic renditions of punk songs performed by house musician Jonathan Coulton. Plus, "Our Magnum Opus," a musical final round.
Dec 12, 2013 — We continue the hour of our favorite musical games. Join host Ophira Eisenberg and house musician Jonathan Coulton as they lead the games "Triple Word Score" and "Happy and You Know It." Plus, contestant try out-lyricizing the clever Cole Porter in the game "Pen It Like Porter."
Dec 12, 2013 — Shake, rattle and roll! Play along as host Ophira Eisenberg and house musician Jonathan Coulton rework famous songs into trivia questions, in the games "With The Beatles" and "Call Me M.B."
Dec 12, 2013 — Gas, groceries and rents are all pricier in Summit and Eagle counties than in Denver, just a hundred miles away. Health insurance costs a lot more in these mountain communities, too, and some folks are crying foul. Their congressman — a Democrat — is asking the feds for relief.
Dec 12, 2013 — The Los Angeles County supervisor wants to create an independent commission to oversee the department following charges of inmate abuse and racial profiling.
Dec 12, 2013 — As many as 6 million pilgrims have made their way to the Mexican capital to pay homage to the Virgin of Guadalupe on Thursday. One woman has turned the country's most revered religious icon into a cartoon characterization, using it to build a multimillion-dollar company.
Dec 12, 2013 — Ireland has made a concerted effort to grow its tech industry, through tax incentives and development programs. Officials credit the initiative with helping uplift the country's economy. But the country has also faces local and international criticism for its approach.
Dec 12, 2013 — We asked you to photograph your commute. We had no idea you would make such connections!
Dec 12, 2013 — When Jeremy Richman and Jennifer Hensel lost their daughter in the Connecticut shooting, they couldn't understand why someone would do such a thing. In seeking an answer, they're funding research into the forces that increase a person's risk of aggression — and have also found a path to healing.
Dec 12, 2013 — Nearly a century after it was founded by Walt Disney, the studio is still producing magical cartoons. NPR's Renee Montagne talks about history and the future with John Lasseter — the chief creative officer of both Disney and Pixar Animation Studios.