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Philadelphia Archdiocese Campaigns Against Abuse Victims' Recourse Bill

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 4:11am

The bill would give sexual abuse victims more time to sue abusers. David Greene talks to state Rep. Nick Miccarelli, who voted for the legislation; then found out his parish wasn't happy about it.

U.K. Brewery's Trio Of Pale Ales Reflects Voters 'Brexit' Sentiments

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 4:11am

Sue Copper, owner of Little Valley Brewery in the U.K. has created a trio of beers representing the varying sentiments in Britain about the upcoming EU referendum. David Greene and Rachel Martin report.

Trump Fires Campaign Manager Who Got Him Through The Primaries

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 4:11am

Donald Trump fired Corey Lewandowski on Monday, in what may be a symptom of much larger dysfunction inside his campaign. David Greene talks to Rick Tyler, former spokesman for Sen. Ted Cruz.

Senate Rejects 4 Gun Measures Sparked By Orlando Shooting

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 4:11am

The measures were introduced following a 15-hour talk-a-thon in which Democrats demanded new controls on gun sales following the shootings in Orlando, Fla.

Terry McMillan's Latest: Revisiting Past Loves, Rediscovering Yourself

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 3:50am

In her new novel, I Almost Forgot About You, McMillan's heroine confronts midlife malaise by reconnecting with men from her past.

Darjeeling 2.0: India's Tea Auction Goes Digital

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 3:49am

When most tea auctioneers switched to online sales, J Thomas was the last holdout, insisting on selling Darjeeling at live auctions just as it has always done. That all changed this month.

Low Oil Prices Fuel Reconsideration Of Petroleum Reserves

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 3:48am

The Department of Energy is considering the future of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Some argue it's no longer needed or should be smaller because U.S. oil production has increased.

Big U.S. Companies Are Weighing In On This Week's Brexit Vote Too

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 3:46am

U.S. firms that do business in the United Kingdom, such as Mars and Chase, are speaking out against the idea of the U.K. leaving the EU. They say it would complicate their operations in Europe.

Politics Makes Abortion Training In Texas Difficult

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 3:46am

The hostile climate surrounding abortion in Texas has made it hard for doctors-in-training to learn to do abortions. Professors feel intimidated, and there are fewer clinics where residents can train.

FBI Releases Partial Transcripts From Orlando Shooter's 911 Calls

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 11:04am

Authorities have omitted some material but recently released partial transcripts of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen's various calls to 911 during the siege.

Cleveland Celebrates NBA Championship Title

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 6:34am

The last time a major prol sports team from Cleveland won a title was in 1964. What the Cleveland Browns won then wasn't even called the Super Bowl yet. A loaf of bread, it cost 20 cents back then.

Life-Size Crochet Version Of Bernie Sanders Attends Party Convention

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 6:14am

At the state Democratic convention in Washington, delegate Donna Burdick arrived carrying a life-sized puppet of the Vermont senator that she had crocheted.

Politics In The News: Monday Roundup

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 4:02am

David Greene examines the state of the GOP and what next month's Republican convention might bring, with commentator and columnist Cokie Roberts and Robert Costa of The Washington Post.

Harry Potter Inc. Hopes To Re-Create The Magic, Hogwarts And All, With 'Cursed Child'

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 4:02am

Lynn Neary wonders if the latest "Harry Potter story" (technically the script of a new play) merits the marketing push it's getting.

U.N. Report: ISIS Is Committing Genocide Against Yazidis

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 4:02am

The U.N. Human Rights Commission report says ISIS is committing crimes against the Yazidi population in Syria and Iraq. Renee Montagne talks to Vitit Muntarbhorn, one of the authors of the report.

How Do Europeans Feel About Britain Possibly Leaving The EU?

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 4:02am

Renee Montagne talks to Suzanne Lynch, the EU correspondent for The Irish Times newspaper, about Brexit from the European Union perspective.

Cleveland Wins Its First NBA Championship By Defeating Golden State

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 4:02am

The Cleveland Cavaliers did something never before done in the NBA. They came back from being down 3-1 to win the championship over the Golden State Warriors — the team with the best regular season.

Sen. King On How 2016 Is Different From Other Presidential Campaigns

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 4:02am

David Greene talks to Senator Angus King of Maine about what he calls "dog whistle rhetoric" — specifically, Trump alienating American Muslims and insinuating that President Obama aided terrorists.

Harry Potter Play Goers Know 'Cursed Child' Ending Before The Book Is Out

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 4:02am

The play, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," is in previews in London. A book version comes out at the end of July and J.K. Rowling hopes theatregoers will keep the plot secret till then.

Nascent Journal To Help Refugees Preserve And Publish Their Research

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 4:02am

Renee Montange talks to Paul Ostwalt, editor-in-chief of "The Journal of Interrupted Studies." It's a new academic journal based at Oxford University that will publish works by migrants and refugees whose academic research has been interrupted.

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