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Federal emergency funds benefit richer, whiter communities, studies show

An analysis found that emergency funding has disproportionately benefited wealthier communities with higher rates of white, non-Hispanic residents.

How a high-flying media executive with a $1 million annual paycheck and big plans to revamp the LA Times found himself out of a job after 5 months

An NPR article led Levinsohn to leave his job heading the Los Angeles Times. He spoke for the first time about accusations in the article against him.

A former Fox exec who’s starting his own news website says he’s a ‘beneficiary’ of the #MeToo movement because his recent hire...

Former Fox executive, Ken LaCorte, has hired a former NPR executive Michael Oreskes and another former Fox editor John Moody to work for LaCorte News.

An NPR host who’s interviewed thousands of people over 45 years has the only icebreaker you’ll ever need, and it’s just 4 words

Etiquette experts recommend avoiding asking someone "What do you do?" NPR's Terry Gross has a better way to start conversations.

GOP support for Kavanaugh and Trump is plummeting

Support for Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court nominee, has fallen to its lowest levels since President Donald Trump announced the pick in July — and Republican women are a key reason.
John Collison.

The youngest self-made billionaire on Earth says his success is less about his own brilliance and more about his employees — and luck

John Collison, a 27-year-old originally from Ireland, is the world's youngest self-made billionaire, worth an estimated $1 billion. He and his brother, Patrick, are the cofounders of Stripe, a $9.2 billion payments company they run out of San Francisco.
Patrick Collison.

The 29-year-old CEO of Stripe reveals what it’s really like running a $9.2 billion startup

Stripe, the payments company founded eight years ago by two Irish brothers, is now worth $9.2 billion. But its 29-year-old CEO, Patrick Collison, says running a successful startup doesn't get any easier.
David Sedaris, author of books including "Calypso."

Millions of readers love David Sedaris for his hilarious, poignant essays — but he says he’s just being himself

David Sedaris is an award-winning author and performer who's sold millions of books. Around the release of his latest, "Calypso," we discussed his career path and the value of not compromising on who you are.
Mom does not have to be kept in a box.

Looks like almost everything we thought we knew about the right way to raise kids could be wrong

Family and parenting look a lot different outside the US. An NPR article highlights multiple ways in which Americans are making childrearing more difficult for themselves.