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'Tracking The Song Lines Of The Land': Tori Amos Traces Her Roots On 'Native Invader'

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:09am

On her new album, the celebrated musician and indomitable seeker moves fluidly between the personal and political, taking stock of the present moment and exploring her familial roots.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the artist)

'His Ideology Is White Supremacy': Ta-Nehisi Coates On Donald Trump

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:09am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to writer Ta-Nehisi Coates about his cover story in The Atlantic magazine about Donald Trump, and how voters reacted to the first African-American president.

(Image credit: Paul Marotta/Getty Images)

Conservative Publisher Quits 'NYT' Best-Seller List

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:09am

Conservative book publisher Regnery has announced that it will no longer use the New York Times best-seller list in its promotional materials. Regnery says it is biased.

Human Rights Watch Analyst On The Violence In Myanmar

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:09am

Richard Weir is an Asia analyst with Human Rights Watch. He talks with Rachel Martin about recent satellite photos that the group says show a burned Rohingya village in Myanmar.

Hurricane Irma's Impact On Puerto Rico

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:09am

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks to Associated Press reporter Dánica Coto about the impact of Hurricane Irma in Puerto Rico as one of the strongest-ever storms in the Atlantic gets closer to the island.

Opioid Crisis Looms Over Job Market, Worrying Employers And Economists

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:08am

Companies across the U.S. say it's getting harder to find applicants and keep workers once they've been hired. Economists from the Federal Reserve to Wall Street say opioid addiction may be a factor.

(Image credit: Yuki Noguchi/NPR)

In The Weeks Before Freshman Year, Money Worries Aplenty

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 3:44am

Students often struggle over the summer to make their bills balance out, and it's one of the main reasons that nearly a third of low-income students with college going plans don't show up in the fall.

(Image credit: Sam Octigan for NPR)

North Korea Promises More 'Gift Packages' For The U.S.

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 6:34am

David Greene talks to Suzanne DiMaggio, a senior fellow at the think tank New America and who held talks with North Korean officials is year, about how Trump should handle the North Korean threat.

President Trump's Actions Risk Alienating Latino Voters In Nevada

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 6:25am

With the decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, pardoning Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio and threats to build a wall with Mexico, Trump runs the risk of turning off more Latino voters.

Look! Up In The Sky! It's A Bird. It's A Plane. It's A Sandwich?

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 5:54am

Mitchell Wirth in North Dakota had worked up an appetite working in a field. A posted video shows a pilot friend dropping a Subway sandwich for him from a moving airplane.

A Man In Japan Plays 'Despacito' On Calculators

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 5:33am

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee had the song of the summer with "Despacito." In an unusual cover of the song: two calculators are used to play the tones on each key that mimic the notes of the hit song.

Amazon's 1-Click Patent Is About To Expire. What's The Big Deal?

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:59am

Our Planet Money team looks back at the early days of the Internet when buying with one click seemed novel enough to warrant a patent, and how this gave Amazon an advantage.

Out-Of-Control Wildfires Threaten Western States

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:59am

While the nation's attention has largely been on hurricanes, the wildfire crisis in Montana and much of the Northwest continues to worsen with no reprieve from the weather in sight.

Harvey Recovery Will Take Time, HUD Secretary Ben Carson Says

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:59am

Rachel Martin talks to Ben Carson, secretary of Housing and Urban Development, about recovery efforts and his department's role in assisting Texas and Louisiana property owners affected by flooding.

ISIS Fighters In Syria Are Occupied By Battles On Multiple Fronts

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:59am

While a convoy of its fighters and families rambles through Syria, the Islamic State is losing ground in important cities to forces backed by the U.S. and others from the Syrian government.

Houston Schools Assess Harvey's Damage, Students Due Back Next Week

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:59am

Principals and administrators reported to work Monday for the first time this school year. Officials say nearly a quarter of the buildings suffered major damage. Students are expected back Monday.

Rough Translation: American Surrogates

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:59am

Wealthy Chinese woman are hiring Americans to be surrogate moms. We explore how the relationship between a Chinese woman and her American surrogate changed during a particularly difficult pregnancy.

Houston Methadone Clinics Reopen After Harvey's Flooding

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:59am

Many people in Houston who are dependent on opioids couldn't get the treatments they needed. Clinics that offer methadone and other opioid addiction therapies are getting back up and running.

Trump Gives Congress A 6-Month Window To Deal With DACA

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:59am

For many the decision to repeal DACA is too stiff. For others the 6-month delay is disappointing. Rachel Martin talks to Mark Krikorian, an immigration hardliner at the Center for Immigration Studies.

Houston Methadone Clinics Reopen After Harvey's Flooding

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:59am

Hurricane Harvey disrupted treatment for people addicted to opioids. Many need to get connected to a specialty clinic that can provide medication-assisted treatment.

(Image credit: AFP/Getty Images)




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