More Than 1,000 Russian Athletes Involved In Doping Conspiracy, Report Says

An anti-doping report has found that more than 1,000 Russian athletes were involved in state-sponsored doping, and that the "institutional conspiracy" extended far beyond previous evidence of cheating at the Sochi Olympics in 2014. The findings, published Friday, were accompanied by more than 1,000 individual documents released to the public as evidence (with athletes' names redacted). Russian officials have responded with "predetermined defiance," Charles Maynes reports for NPR from Moscow,...

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Caroline Bauman

When TNReady test scores are delivered next week, Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson says the results may be "disheartening," and will confirm the need for his proposed restructuring plan. In the short term, two elementary schools, Dunbar and Carnes, are scheduled for closure.

When considering what to give for gifts this Holiday season … think about a locally made treat.

U.S. Education Secretary John King urged Tennessee and other states to stop using corporal punishment in schools, a practice he called “harmful, ineffective, and often disproportionately applied to students of color and students with disabilities.” He says schools should explore disciplinary measures that create a positive school climate and promote nonviolent techniques for conflict resolution.

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When the Shelby County Courts system installed a new computer program on Nov. 1, some computer glitches were expected. But no one anticipated what some have called "chaos."

Jennifer Chandler

Today is National Giving Day!

First, I want to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving!

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Three years ago, bass player David Parks teamed up with DjDnyce (K97) and created a “jam session” of local musicians. The event, called “Lyfe is Dope,” soon became more of a cultural attraction, bringing together hip hop visual artists, fashion designers and filmmakers. Parks, who now lives in Los Angeles and tours with the like of Justin Bieber and Jason Derulo, talks with us about the music business and what it takes to succeed.

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Memphis loves its holiday traditions. But there's something special about this year's "Peter Pan" at Playhouse on the Square. For one, it's the 25th time the company has staged the production. But for another, now's just a very good time for kids to remind us that... well... that there's hope. Take a listen:

Brandon Dill

Treating addictions -- from nicotine to the current deadly epidemic of opioids and heroin -- has just become another nationally recognized area of research in the Memphis medical community.

Healthy Holiday Eating

Nov 16, 2016

According to the New England Journal of Medicine , people generally report a weight gain of three and a half pounds over the winter holidays, and holiday eating is mostly to blame.


Among the queries included in a questionnaire sent by President-elect Donald Trump's transition team to workers at the Department of Energy is a request for an inventory of all agency employees or contractors who attended meetings or conferences on climate change. Another question asks for a current list of professional society memberships of any lab staff. The 74-point questionnaire has raised fears among civil rights lawyers specializing in federal worker whistleblower protections, who say...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Imagine a home whose residents include retired opera singers, jazz musicians and movie and Broadway stars. This is the Lillian Booth Home just outside of New York City. John Kalish visited The Lillian Booth Home and caught up with some of its current residents. JOHN KALISH, BYLINE: Eileen Pepper (ph) is a 71-year-old retired music teacher who moved into The Lillian Booth Home two years ago. EILEEN PEPPER: My...

NPR Holiday Leftovers Presents: Puerto Rican Recipes

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Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit SCOTT SIMON, HOST: We've been searching for holiday recipes among the NPR staff these past few weeks. We've heard about Linda Wertheimer's leftover turkey tacos - that's with leftover turkeys - the tacos themselves are not leftover - and Nina Totenberg's supreme sausage stuffing. I added the supreme. We're going to turn now to Vicky Diaz-Camacho, who's an intern at NPR's Arts Desk. Thanks very much for being with us. VICKY DIAZ...

Sarah Giles of Doctors Without Borders spent four months on a search and rescue boat in the Mediterranean. She tells NPR's Scott Simon that women refugees are commonly the targets of sexual assault. Editor's note: this conversation discusses the issue of rape. Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Sarah Giles spent the last four months on board a search and rescue boat in the Mediterranean. What she saw was often devastating. She and her colleagues...

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Survivor Whose Gatlinburg Fire Escape Went Viral Has New Images To Share

Hear the radio version of this story. By now, his wildfire escape has been viewed by millions. And Michael Luciano, of Gatlinburg, is very aware he’s developed a following for his ongoing Facebook video dispatches.

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Hutchinson: Grant To Encourage Students To Enter High-Demand Work

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says students hoping to learn a high-demand trade at a community or technical college can be offered full tuition and fee coverage from the state under a new proposal. Hutchinson announced his intent to create the Arkansas Future, or ArFuture, grant at a press conference on various education-related proposals Thursday. Hutchinson said high demand fields like computer science and welding would be covered by the ArFuture Grant. Each two-year education institution would also...

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