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Black Evangelical Amisho Baraka: Why I'm Not Voting For Trump Or Clinton

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 3:56am

Morning Edition's David Greene talks to Christian rapper Amisho Baraka, who says that as a black evangelical, he's not comfortable supporting either party's presidential candidate.

Resources To Quell Protests Will Be Helpful, Charlotte Mayor Says

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 7:02am

North Carolina's governor declared a state of emergency after more unrest. Steve Inskeep talks to Mayor Jennifer Roberts, who says more resources that come with the declaration will be a big help.

North Korea Accidentally Opens Access To Its Websites

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 6:28am

Researcher Matthew Bryant had a look, and realized that in all of North Korea there are only 28 websites. One is a flight booking site. Another appears to be some kind of social network.

Hotel Provides Framed Photos Of Jeff Goldblum For Fan's Stay

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 5:56am

When the Calif. hotel asked Seth Freedland what else they could do to make his stay better, Seth answered that his girlfriend would love framed photos of Jeff Goldblum in the room. The hotel did it.

In Indiana, The Last Remnants Of America's Free African-American Settlements

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:07am

Lyles Station has been a black-owned farming community since the 1800s. A small number still farm, and their story is told at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African-American History and Culture.

If You Think Eating Is A Political Act, Say Thanks To Frances Moore Lappe

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:07am

When Frances Moore Lappe wrote the best-selling Diet For A Small Planet back in 1971, she helped start a conversation about the social and environmental impacts of the foods we choose.

'Genius Grant' Winner Is A Genius At Inspiring Students

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:07am

Engineering professor Rebecca Richards-Kortum wins a MacArthur Fellowship for inspiring her students to invent medical devices for the developing world.

Chicago Mayor To Address Effort To Reduce Gun Violence

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:07am

The city is hiring nearly 1,000 thousand police officers over the next two years. Mayor Rahm Emanuel will outline a broader effort to try to reduce gun violence in a speech Thursday night.

Why Isn't Hillary Clinton Doing Better With African-American Voters?

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:07am

Hillary Clinton has been working to attract more black voters, and President Obama also made an appeal for her. Steve Inskeep talks to Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina, who is a Clinton supporter.

Trump Still Trying To Sway Black Voters To The Side Of Republicans

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:07am

Donald Trump is continuing his efforts to reach out to Africa-Americans. He spoke on Wednesday at a predominantly black church in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

Power Of Place Exhibit: Indiana's Last Remaining Black Settlement

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:07am

Lyles Station has been a black-owned farming community since the 1800s. A small number still farm, and their story is told at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African-American History and Culture.

U.S. Officials Approve Deal With Iran For Boeing Planes

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:07am

The U.S. Treasury gave its approval for Boeing to sell 80 airliners to Iran — a deal made possible by the easing of sanctions in the nuclear agreement signed last year.

In First Debate With Clinton, Trump To Demonstrate He's Ready To Lead

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:07am

Donald Trump goes into Monday's presidential debate looking to appear as a plausible alternative to Hillary Clinton. On Wednesday, we heard what Clinton faces — now we examine Trump's challenges.

'70's Food Movement Promoted Benefits Of Plant-Based Diet

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:07am

Frances Moore Lappe wrote the book, Diet for a Small Planet, which advocates a vegetarian diet. The book started a conversation about the political, economic and health implications of food choices.

Bioengineering Professor Who Encourages Creativity Wins Genius Grant

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:07am

The annual MacArthur Fellowships, also known as the MacArthur genius grants have been unveiled. One of the 23 winners is a ground breaking global health engineer.

N.C. Governor Declares State Of Emergency After More Protests

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:07am

There was a second night of protests in Charlotte, following Tuesday's shooting death of Keith Scott, a 43 year-old African-American man, by a Charlotte police officer.

Can An Airline Affect The Direction Of Science?

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:07am

Research collaborations often involve scientists from all over the world. A new study looks at plane ticket prices, and how they relate to the direction of science.

Clinton Courts Voters With Disabilities

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:07am

Hillary Clinton's campaign is making a pitch on creating economic opportunity for disabled Americans, a level of attention that disability advocates say is rare in a presidential campaign.

Breaking Taboo, Swedish Scientist Seeks To Edit DNA Of Healthy Human Embryos

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:07am

A Swedish biologist wants to change the genes of healthy human embryos to find ways to treat infertility and perhaps other diseases. The experiments intensify ethical questions genetic engineering.

The Issues: How Clinton And Trump Come Down On Law And Order

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:07am

Law and order have been a major theme this year on the campaign trail. But that means very different things to the two major party presidential candidates.




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