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Glacier National Park Gives Montanans A Close View Of Climate Change

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 4:05am

David Greene visits Glacier National Park in Montana to explore the extent to which concerns involving climate change may inform Montanans' view of the presidential election.

2016 Should Be A Good Year For New Graduates To Launch A Career

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 4:05am

Job prospects for college and high school graduates are looking better this year than they have in a very long time. Except for the energy sector, many industries are searching for young talent now.

In Big Sky Country, Land Rights Are A Major Issue For Montana Ranchers

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 4:05am

As part of Morning Edition's "A View From Here" series, David Greene visits ranchers in central Montana to hear how the struggles over land rights may inform their views of the presidential election.

Presidential Election Redefines Debate Over The Role Of Government

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 4:05am

One of the longest-held divides inside American politics is over the role of government. This election year, both the Democrats and the Republicans may be pushed into increasing the government's role.

Beyond 'Sesame Street': A New Sesame Studios Channel On YouTube

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 4:00am

Sesame Workshop, the company behind Sesame Street, unveils a new initiative to reach kids in a digital and mobile age. NPR gets a sneak peek.

Nearing Life's End, A Mother Reflects On 'The Most Important Thing I Did'

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 3:37am

Patricia Mishler was diagnosed with ALS — a death sentence, according to her doctors. But before she goes, whenever that may be, she says she knows her greatest achievements: her two daughters.

Churchill Downer: The Forgotten Racial History Of Kentucky's State Song

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 3:33am

"My Old Kentucky Home" is sung every year at the Kentucky Derby. Written in 1852 as an anti-slavery ballad, the song has a more sinister meaning upon closer examination.

Sturgill Simpson Puts A Paternal Twist On Hard-Edged Country

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 3:30am

On A Sailor's Guide to Earth, Simpson focuses on bringing beauty and a sentimental spirit to his buzzed-about country sound. The album is meant to be a musical letter to his wife and son.

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