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The Affordable Care Act, Medicaid And Divorce

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 4:05am

As Republicans unveil their Affordable Care Act replacement, we examine how Medicaid expansion has affected divorce rates among older people.

March Madness: It's All About The Bracket

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 4:05am

Commentator Mike Pesca thinks the popularity of March Madness, the NCAA's annual basketball tournament, has less to do the game and a lot do to with the structure.

Millions Head To The Polls In Indian State Elections

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 4:05am

For the past five weeks, millions of Indians have been voting in state elections. The contests have implications for the national elections two years from now.

Longtime Diplomat Looks Back At 40 Years On The World Stage

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 4:05am

Retiring U.S. diplomat Daniel Fried looks back on 40 years of service. Fried talks with Steve Inskeep about America's role in the world, and why he disagrees with a "winner-take-all" foreign policy.

Cokie Roberts Answers Your Health Care Questions

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 4:05am

Republicans have unveiled a new health care proposal. Commentator and columnist Cokie Roberts answers questions from listeners about the history of politics and health care in the U.S.

Syrian Psychiatrist In The U.S. Uses Online Platform To Help Mental Health Workers

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 4:05am

A Syrian psychiatrist who lives in the U.S. has found a way to help the thousands of people suffering from trauma back in and around his homeland.

Rep. Buddy Carter On The Republican Health Care Plan

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 4:05am

Republicans begin the markup of a bill that would deliver on their promise to replace the Affordable Care Act. Steve Inskeep speaks with Republican Rep. Buddy Carter of Georgia, who supports the bill.

Republican Rep. Dave Brat Says He Can't Support Revised ACA

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 6:47am

Rachel Martin talks to Rep. Dave Brat of Virginia, who says the last thing Republicans need to do when it comes to the Affordable Care Act, is to replicate a system that doesn't work.

Magician Juggles His Way Out Of Trouble With The Police

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 6:21am

Police in Arkansas thought they had a drunk driver on their hands when they pulled over Blayk Puckett. But Puckett demonstrated he was sober by juggling.

Oops! Minnesota Wild Hockey Player Hits Teammate By Mistake

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 5:43am

Minnesota's Chris Stewart, a real brawler, threw the first punch against a member of the San Jose Sharks. Instead, he connected with the nose of his teammate Zach Parise.

Is Trump's Revised Travel Order Disguised As A Muslim Ban?

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 4:01am

The administration issued a revised travel ban that it hopes will stand up in court. David Greene talks to Gadeir Abbas, of the Council on American Islamic Relations, who plans to challenge the order.

Is Trump's Revised Travel Order Disguising A Muslim Ban?

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 4:01am

The administration issued a revised travel ban that it hopes will stand up in court. David Greene talks to Gadeir Abbas, of the Council on American Islamic Relations, who plans to challenge the order.

Hollywood Historian And TCM Host, Robert Osborne, Dies At 84

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 4:01am

Robert Osborne, the longtime host of Turner Classic Movies, has died. The film historian and actor was a fountain of information and movie factoids, earning him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Democratic Rep. Tonko Weighs In On GOP Plans To Reshape ACA

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 4:01am

Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Congressman Paul Tonko of New York, about the Republican House bill to replace parts of the Affordable Care Act.

Appeals Court To Hear Case Involving Mississippi's Controversial Flag

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 4:01am

A federal appeals court hears arguments in a suit challenging the state flag and its Confederate emblem. An African-American resident claims the flag amounts to state-sanctioned racial discrimination.

Trump White House Releases Revised Temporary Travel Ban

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 4:01am

Rachel Martin talks to Jayson Ahern, former acting head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, about implementing the revised executive order issued on Monday.

GOP Bill: Repeals Parts Of Obamacare, Retains Some Subsidies

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 4:01am

House Republicans have released their plan to reshape the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. It faces challenges from within the party, interest groups and the public.

Facebook Enlists Fact-Checkers To Probe Disputed Stories

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 4:01am

Facebook has been criticized for providing a platform to fake news stories, especially during the presidential campaign. It is working with independent fact-checkers to examine flagged stories.

Somali Students Help Teachers Learn What It's Like To Be A Refugee

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 4:01am

Research shows that schools treat black and white children differently. But in one town in Maine, Somali students are leading workshops on their culture for teachers and administrators.

ACLU Promises To Block Trump's Revised Temporary Travel Ban

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 4:01am

The American Civil Liberties Union pledges to block the new travel ban from taking effect. Rachel Martin talks to Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the ACLU's national Immigrants' Rights Project.




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