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Bill Chappell

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Recent:
  • NPR
  • WFAE
Past:
  • WBUR
  • 90.1FM WABE
  • KUOW
  • 90.5 WESA
  • WNYC
  • WUSF
  • KTOO

Recent articles by Bill:

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Your beer needs carbon dioxide, but the price skyrocketed over the summer

The gas brings the bubbles to your beer. But brewers now face a carbon dioxide shortage — and the risk of production cuts and price hikes. → Read More

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The cheating scandal roiling the chess world has a new wrinkle

World champion Magnus Carlsen abruptly resigned after making a single move in his highly anticipated rematch with Hans Niemann. Calls have increased for an investigation. → Read More

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As bagpipes played 'Sleep, Dearie, Sleep,' a nation bids farewell to Queen Elizabeth

A procession and funeral steeped in tradition bring an end to a journey that began with Queen Elizabeth II's death at Balmoral Castle in Scotland 11 days ago. → Read More

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Mexico City's bells ring for Independence Day, in a massive celebration

"Viva México!" President Andrés Manuel López Obrador shouted repeatedly — calls that were loudly echoed by the massive crowd that packed Mexico City's Zócalo square. → Read More

A 'historically powerful' storm brings seas of up to 54 feet toward Alaska, NWS says

Virtually Alaska's entire shoreline is under some form of alert. Flood and storm warnings cover the west, and craft advisories cover both the Gulf of Alaska and the coast of the North Slope. → Read More

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No, King Charles III won't pay any inheritance tax on his massive gain

Under a government agreement, King Charles III won't have to pay the U.K.'s standard 40% inheritance tax on the massive wealth he inherits from his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. → Read More

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Roger Federer announces his retirement from competitive tennis

At age 41, his body is telling him the time has come, the Swiss tennis great said in a video message released on Thursday. Federer has won more than 100 titles, including 20 Grand Slam singles wins. → Read More

Roger Federer announces his retirement from competitive tennis

At age 41, his body is telling him the time has come, the Swiss tennis great said in a video message released on Thursday. Federer has won more than 100 titles, including 20 Grand Slam singles wins. → Read More

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BYU apologizes to a banned fan, saying it found no proof they yelled racial slurs

Brigham Young University says it found no evidence of racial heckling of Black volleyball players during a game against Duke University. Duke's top athletics official says she stands by her players. → Read More

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This map can tell you when fall foliage is peaking in 2022

Aspen, maple and other trees are about to turn vivid shades of gold, orange and crimson — but when? It depends on a range of factors, from drought to local temperatures. → Read More

This map can tell you when fall foliage is peaking in 2022

Aspen, maple and other trees are about to turn vivid shades of gold, orange and crimson — but when? It depends on a range of factors, from drought to local temperatures. → Read More

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A Florida woman touted as a 'Mother Teresa' ran a $196 million Ponzi scheme, feds say

Federal prosecutors say Johanna Garcia's company wasn't a funding miracle for small businesses but a lucrative Ponzi scheme whose co-conspirators spent millions of dollars on luxury items. → Read More

A Florida woman touted as a 'Mother Theresa' ran a $196 million Ponzi scheme, feds say

Federal prosecutors say Johanna Garcia's company wasn't a funding miracle for small businesses but a lucrative Ponzi scheme whose co-conspirators spent millions of dollars on luxury items. → Read More

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The first hurricane of the season arrived late, but don't let your guard down

"Things are all upside-down," making it hard for hurricanes to form, an expert says. But experts warn not to assume there's less risk just because the first months of hurricane season have been calm. → Read More

The first hurricane of the season arrived late, but don't let your guard down

"Things are all upside-down," making it hard for hurricanes to form, an expert says. But experts warn not to assume there's less risk just because the first months of hurricane season have been calm. → Read More

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Why the DOJ's photo of top secret documents held by Trump matters

The photo, showing top secret documents splayed across a carpeted floor in Mar-a-Lago, was called unprecedented by many observers. It has driven discussions about Trump's legal woes into overdrive. → Read More

Why the DOJ's photo of top secret documents held by Trump matters

One legal expert tells NPR that the "unusual response" by the Justice Department can only be expected in a case that pits the government against its former leader. → Read More

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A Texas school board rejects 'In God We Trust' signs in Arabic

A school board in the Dallas-Fort Worth area says it already has enough signs. Critics are testing a recently adopted Texas law that requires public schools to display a poster bearing the U.S. motto. → Read More

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A plan to bring the Tasmanian tiger back from extinction raises questions

The thylacine had trademark stripes and, rare in the animal world, abdominal pouches in both females and males. The last known specimen died in a zoo in 1936. → Read More

Venice mayor calls out 'imbeciles' surfing Italian city's historic canals

Incensed by two people he saw as making a mockery of Venice, Mayor Luigi Brugnaro offered a free dinner to anyone who could help bring them to justice. → Read More