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Got Back Pain? Try Yoga Or Massage Before Reaching For The Pills

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 4:02am

New guidelines encourage doctors to tell patients to try non-drug therapies for acute lower back pain first.

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Alison Krauss And Buddy Cannon On The Working Relationship Behind 'Windy City'

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 4:01am

Krauss' new album is her first solo effort in 18 years, but she and Cannon — who produced Windy City — go back much further than that.

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Lead Ammunition Poisons Wildlife But Too Expensive To Change, Hunters Say

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 3:43am

Just before leaving office, the Obama administration banned the use of lead ammunition on federal land. Some hunters want President Trump to reverse the ban.

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Facebook Wants Great Power, But What About Responsibility?

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 1:41pm

Mark Zuckerberg has announced a plan to make Facebook the only primary platform people use to connect to others virtually. But he fails to discuss the responsibilities that come with that power.

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Have Spare Time? Try To Discover A Planet

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 11:00am

Astronomers think there's an undiscovered planet lurking in the far reaches of the solar system, and they're asking the public's help to find it.

(Image credit: Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

How The EPA Became A Victim Of Its Own Success

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 6:50am

The Trump administration faces protests and likely lawsuits for its plan to aggressively rein in the EPA. But environmental protection was not always so politically divisive.

Democrats Want Further Investigations Into Russia, Trump's Businesses

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 6:44am

Steve Inskeep talks with Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, a Democratic member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Democrats are upset with the committee's Republican-set agenda.

The Thimble Will No Longer Pass Go In Monopoly

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 5:14am

Monopoly, the board game, is getting a revamp. Makers of the game are holding a contest and letting voters choose the next generation of game pieces. And voters have rejected the thimble.

Couple Moves On From Silence About Time In Japanese Internment Camps

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 4:08am

This weekend marks the 75th anniversary of Franklin Roosevelt's executive order that led to the internment of Japanese-Americans. We hear from two people who were interned when they were children.

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Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Lankford On Scott Pruitt And EPA

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 3:59am

Steve Inskeep talks to Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford about Friday's vote to confirm Scott Pruitt to lead the EPA. The vote is before a deadline for Pruitt to release emails with fossil fuel interests.

Trump Boasts Of 'Incredible Progress' In 4 Weeks Of Presidency

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 3:59am

It's now four weeks since President Trump was sworn in. Despite setbacks, like the sacking of his national security adviser, Trump is talking about "incredible progress" he's made since taking office.

Russians React To Trump Aides' Reported Links To Russia

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 3:59am

President Trump's been dogged by reports saying his aides had contact with Russian intelligence. We look at how people in Russia are reacting to the news.

Counterterrorism Expert Richard Clarke On Trump's Relations With Intelligence Agencies

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 3:59am

Rachel Martin speaks to former counterterrorism official Richard Clarke about Michael Flynn's resignation and the many developments related to the intelligence community this week.

Using The Blockchain To Change Prisons

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 3:59am

Charlie Shrem went to prison for his involvement in Bitcoin trading. Now he's out and part of the next evolution of Bitcoin's future, investments that trade using Bitcoin's underlying technology.

Trump Attacks The Media As 'Dishonest'

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 3:59am

Donald Trump decided to hold a news conference Thursday, and spent much of it insulting the news media.

A Journey Of 30 Years Began With A Single Fortune Cookie

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 3:59am

Donald Lau wrote fortunes in fortune cookies for 30 years, but now he's quitting because he can't conjure up new bits of wisdom. Now he's training a successor. But when one door closes another opens.

Winston Churchill Ponders Extraterrestrial Life In Newly Discovered Essay

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 3:59am

Astrophysicist Mario Livio discusses a recently unearthed essay written by Winston Churchill in 1939. Churchill wrote about the possibility of space travel and life on other planets.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman On Fighting Trump Travel Ban

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 3:59am

Steve Inskeep talks to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman about his legal challenges to the White House's travel ban and other ways he is opposing President Trump's agenda.

Trump's Thursday News Conference, Explained

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 3:59am

At a news conference Thursday, Donald Trump said the media is being "dishonest" and talked about his new nominee to lead the Department of Labor.

Migrants Choose Arrest In Canada Over Staying In The U.S.

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 3:59am

A rural road in northern New York has become a magnet for refugees who no longer want to stay in the U.S. Growing numbers are stepping into Canada, knowing Mounties immediately will arrest them.

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