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Trump Base Supports National Guard Deployments To Border

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 3:58am

David Greene talks to Phoenix-based conservative talk show host Chris Buskirk about President Trump signing a proclamation sending National Guard troops to the border with Mexico.

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg To Testify Before Congress

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 3:58am

Rachel Martin talks to Congressman Tony Cardenas about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg scheduled to appear before two House committees next week regarding the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

ProPublica: Teen Who Informed On MS-13 Slated For Deportation

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 3:58am

Rachel Martin talks with Hannah Dreier of ProPublica about her reporting on MS-13 and the story of Henry, a gang member who tried turn his life around but could be deported by immigration authorities.

Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act: A Classic Economics Horror Story

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 3:58am

The U.S. and China have announced new protectionist tariffs, in what some fear is a trade war. We bring you the story of a bygone era of American protectionism: the Smoot-Hawley tariffs of the 1930s.

Trump Readies National Guard To Monitor U.S.-Mexico Border

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 3:58am

President Trump is directing the Defense Department and the Department of Homeland Security to work with governors to deploy the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border.

Morning News Brief

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 3:58am

President Trump signed a proclamation to send National Guard troops to the border with Mexico in a bid to cut down on illegal immigration. And, more information is out about Facebook's handling of its user data.

Surgeon General Urges More Americans To Carry Opioid Antidote

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 11:01pm

The drug naloxone can reverse opioid overdoses and save lives. U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams says more Americans should have naloxone on hand in case loved ones, friend or neighbors need help.

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Impact Of China's New Tariffs Could Be 'Huge' On U.S. Soybean Farmers

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 8:45am

Grant Kimberly of the Iowa Soybean Association tells NPR that if long term, the effect of China's proposed tariffs on U.S. soybeans could be "devastating" to American soybean producers.

Dueling Tariff Announcements Blamed For Stock Market Volatility

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 7:16am

The U.S. and China have been making comments on trade and that seems to be driving movement in global financial markets. We review the causes and effects of the ups and downs of the markets.

Trump's Not A Criminal Target In Russia Probe, 'Washington Post' Reports

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 6:35am

David Greene talks to Washington Post reporter Robert Costas about special counsel Robert Mueller telling President Trump's legal team that the president is not a criminal target at this point.

Tariff Announcements Create Volatility In Financial Markets

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 6:28am

Noel King talks to White House trade adviser Peter Navarro, who explains the administration's approach to trade and its next steps. NPR's Scott Horsley weights in on their conversation.

What We Know About The YouTube Shooter

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 5:02am

A woman killed herself after shooting several people at YouTube's headquarters in California on Tuesday.

China Announces New Retaliatory Tariffs

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 5:01am

China announced new tariffs on U.S. products in response to U.S. tariffs on Chinese products.

A Flock Of Seagulls And Pepperoni

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 4:33am

A man with a suitcase of pepperoni was staying at a Canadian hotel in 2001. The hotel didn't have a refrigerator so he left it near an open window, only to return to a flock of seagulls and a mess.

Fleetwood Mac Charts, 41 Years Later

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 4:21am

Fleetwood Mac's 1977 song "Dreams" is hitting no. 16 on a top rock chart because of its newfound popularity in Twitter memes.

3 Generations In Memphis Reflect On Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 4:09am

Robert Tunstall, his daughter, Karen Hartridge and his grandson, James Hartridge discuss their family's experiences with racism in Memphis and the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

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The History Of The U.S. Census

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 4:09am

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with commentator Cokie Roberts, who answers listener questions about the history of the U.S. census.

Potential Candidates Travel To New Hampshire

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 4:09am

New Hampshire is already playing host to politicians with presidential ambitions — and audiences are already interested in hearing their pitches.

Working With Scott Pruitt

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 4:09am

Political pressure is building on Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt. Lawyer David Rivkin worked with Pruitt and talks with NPR's David Greene.

3 Generations In Memphis

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 4:09am

Robert Tunstall, his daughter Karen Hartridge and his grandson James Hartridge about their family's experiences with racism in Memphis and the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

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