Mark de Clive-Lowe (@markdeclivelowe) is a jazz artist with both a visionary outlook and an old soul. As a concert pianist deeply steeped in the jazz tradition, he's courageously committed himself to modern forms of hip-hop and electronic music. The half Japanese, half New Zealander hunkered himself inside London's burgeoning broken beat music scene for more than a decade and began to master the innovative ways of improvisational electronic artists. Follow the link in our bio for the full video. (Credit: @jazznightinamerica)
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"The Chinese figured out that technology is the key to wealth and power, and the source of technology is still the West for China," says James Lewis, a specialist in China and technology at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The question is: "How do they get their hands on that Western technology?"⠀
The Chinese government has been forming global partnerships with Western think tanks, recruiting key talent at networking events sponsored by the Chinese government and working with U.S. universities, says Michael Brown, managing director of the Pentagon's Defense Innovation Unit in Mountain View, Calif. (Image: @hisiheyah | Angela Hsieh/NPR)
Sixty years ago, “La Bamba” a Mexican folk tune sung entirely in Spanish became a rock and roll phenomenon. Generations after Ritchie Valens, the East L.A. band Las Cafeteras is known for a version of the song that mixes traditional Mexican ‘son jarocho’ with hip-hop. (Image: @jessapons | Jessica Pons for NPR)
1. Audra Palacio was born in the Linden Houses, a public housing structure that houses thousands of families close to the Brownsville neighborhood in Brooklyn, N.Y. She now works for New York City Housing Authority, and is pursuing a master's degree. 2. Audra’s mother Ruth Palacio (from left), Audra’s sister Shantel Palacio, Audra’s father Peter Palacio and Cyril Castillo greet a neighbor outside the Palacios' home in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, N.Y. 3. Shantel Palacio and Maliah Jones, 7, at their house in the Nehemiah homes. The Palacios passed their Nehemiah home on to Shantel and she is pursuing a Ph.D. in education policy.
When the Palacio family moved out of the Linden Houses, they didn't just get a backyard. They shifted their future, like a ship changing course. A lot of factors determine a child's success: having a mom like Ruth Palacio, tough but loving, is definitely one of them. But can moving from one block to another truly determine a child's future? (Images: @kholoodeid | Kholood Eid for NPR)
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When most of us think about how we came to our political views, we often give a straightforward answer. We believe our stances on taxes, immigration or national security are shaped by those around us — our friends, parents, teachers. We assume our life experiences are the root of our political ideologies. But what if there is something deeper in us that drives the music we listen to, the food we eat — even the politicians that we elect? (Image: @hisiheyah | Angela Hsieh/NPR)
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Why do women in Senegal commit infanticide -- kililng a newborn baby?
Infanticide is the second-most common reason women are in jail in Senegal. To learn more about this horrific act, correspondent Allyn Gaestel and photojournalist Ricci Shryock interviewed women who have been accused of infanticide and spoke to various officials who are addressing the problem.
The woman pictured above delivered her eighth child and says the baby was stillborn. She was arrested and found guilty of infanticide but was released after serving 3 years and is now living on her brother’s farm. (Image: @ricci_s | Ricci Shryock for NPR)
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Researchers know there's an achievement gap that exists at 18 months. That's before any formal learning has taken place. An organization in Boston is trying to help parents close this gap. Follow the link in our bio for the full story. (Image: @shannondrewthis | Shannon Wright for NPR)
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As a counselor, Niasha Fray saw firsthand the obstacles black women face in breast cancer treatment. She's now program director of the Duke Center for Community and Population Health Improvement in Durham, N.C.
Black women are more likely to die from breast cancer than white women. One reason may be that they face economic and cultural barriers to taking the medications that can prevent recurrence. (Credit: @justincookphoto | Justin Cook for NPR)
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The number of women nominees at several levels of political office has blown past previous records this year. The overwhelming majority of that growth is among Democrats. So experts are asking if 2018 will fundamentally change what it takes to get women to run. (Data Source: Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University, Charts: Danielle Kurtzleben/NPR) Notes: Independents and third-party candidates are not represented here. CAWP only has data for state legislative nominees going back to 1992.
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Florida school districts now have to ask if a new student has ever been referred for mental health services. It's a legislative attempt to help troubled kids. Will it work, or increase stigma instead? (Image: @andreadaquino_pictures | Andrea D'Aquino for NPR)
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Supporters gather outside the Las Vegas Convention Center as they watch President Trump's rally on screens in the parking lot on Sept. 20. Latinos make up about 28 percent of the population of Nevada, and that number is growing. Republicans are relying on the white rural vote to come out strong. But if they can shift at least some of the Latino vote in the state, it will be vital for protecting Sen. Dean Heller's seat. (Image: @allisonshelley | Allison Shelley for NPR)
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New short-term insurance policies will likely be cheaper than Affordable Care Act plans. But those lower prices mean they won't pay for as much health care. (Image: @abbey_lossing | Abbey Lossing for NPR)