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Co-Founder Of Chess Records, Phil Chess, Dies At 95

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 4:03am

By 1950, Leonard and Phillip Chess had established Chess Records as the label for urban blues. Leonard died in 1969. Phil died on Wednesday at the age of 95.

Donald Trump Will Accept Election Results, Rep. Tom Marino Says

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 4:03am

The most memorable moment of the debate was when Trump refused to pledge that he would accept the verdict of Election Day. Steve Inskeep talks to Trump supporter Rep. Tom Marino of Pennsylvania.

Sen. Klobuchar: Trump Displayed Outlawish Instincts During Debate

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 4:03am

Steve Inskeep talks to Clinton surrogate Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, who was in Las Vegas to support Hillary Clinton during the last presidential debate with Donald Trump.

Journalists' Campaign Donations Create Conflict, Ex-Newspaper Man Says

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 4:03am

A report shows some journalists and ex-journalists contributed to presidential campaigns. Steve Inskeep talks to Len Downie, former executive editor of The Washington Post and professor of journalism.

4 Florida Voters Share Reactions To The Final Presidential Debate

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 4:03am

David Greene talks to Trump supporters Annie Ruiz of Miami and Allen Sale of Lakeland, and to Clinton backers John Palys and Diana Font, both from Orlando. NPR's Scott Detrow fact checks candidates.

Wanda Sykes' New Comedy Special: 'What Happened Ms. Sykes?'

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 4:03am

When Wanda Sykes appeared at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, she poked fun at President Obama. She tells David Greene, that in her special, What Happened Ms. Sykes?, she takes aim at her wife.

Iraqi Forces Expected To Need Weeks To Free Mosul From ISIS Control

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 4:03am

Iraqi forces are pressing against the Islamic State to retake the city of Mosul. Steve Inskeep talks to journalist Fazel Hawramy for an update.

Divided States: Florida Voters Roundtable

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 4:03am

After the final debate, David Greene talks to voters representing a range of political opinions. They'll weigh in on how each candidate fared. NPR's Scott Detrow fact checks what the candidates said.

Kosovo's Government Cracks Down On Extremist Recruiting

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 4:03am

Kosovo is a small country with an outsized contribution to Middle East extremist groups. In recent years, more of its citizens per capita joined armed groups in Syria than any other European nation.

Trump, Clinton Spar In Final Debate Before Presidential Election

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 4:03am

The morning after the third and last presidential debate, David Greene talks to Republican pollster Jim Hobart and Democratic analyst Margie Omero. And, NPR's Mara Liasson provides highlights.

California's Dire Drought Message Wanes, Conservation Levels Drop

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 4:03am

Californians are saving less and less water as the state enters what may be its sixth year of drought, in part because they say they're hearing a less-than-clear message about the drought.

Tech, Human Errors Drive Growing Death Toll In Auto Crashes

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 3:28am

Last year, Americans logged more than 3.1 trillion miles and 35,092 people died on the nation's roadways. Now, there's a plan to eliminate traffic fatalities within 30 years.

Buy An Album; Get Some Cremated Remains

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 6:13am

Fans of the experimental rock band Negativland will get a bonus gift when they buy the new album — a plastic bag with some of dead band member Don Joyce's cremated remains.

Donut Factory To Move Next Door To Trenton Police HQ

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 5:24am

The headquarters of The Trentonian newspaper is being sold to make a Dunkin' Donuts factory. The donut facility will be right next door to the Trenton police headquarters. So make your own joke there.

New Rules Would Require Airlines To Refund Baggage Fees For Delayed Luggage

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 4:14am

The White House is announcing proposed rules intended to address common passenger complaints about airline customer service.

Should Mosul Residents Flee The Fighting Or Hunker Down And Wait It Out?

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 4:07am

Steve Inskeep talks to Filippo Grandi, the U.N.'s High Commissioner for Refugees, about whether it's safer for people to stay in Mosul as Iraqi forces try to wrest control of the city from ISIS.

Not An Enormous Trump Supporter, But Florida Man Will Vote For Him Anyway

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 4:07am

David Greene talks to Robin Sussingham of member station WUSF, and to Allen Sale, who is nearing retirement and says he's voting for Trump — but that Trump wasn't his first choice for the nomination.

Ecuador Confirms It Restricted WikiLeaks Founder's Internet Connection

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 4:07am

The Ecuadorian Embassy in London has acknowledged that it has cut off WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's internet access. Steve Inskeep talks to "New York Times" London Bureau Chief Steven Erlanger.

In The Swing State Of Florida, GOP Voter Plans To Switch To Clinton's Side

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 4:07am

As part of our Divided States project, David Greene talks to Renata Sago, of member station WMFE, and Diana Font, a lifelong Republican who plans to vote for Hillary Clinton.

How A Revolutionary Ad Campaign Helped To Turn Around Subaru

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 4:07am

In two decades, Subaru has gone from struggling carmaker to steady success. What changed the company's fate? An ad campaign aimed at a group of consumers other automakers were ignoring.




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