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In Polluted New Delhi, Triathlete Weighs Costs Of Exercising Outside

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 4:05am

In the Indian capital of New Delhi — the city with the most polluted air in the world — exercising outdoors is as good for your lungs as chain smoking. A triathlete explains why he keeps at it.

New Technology Could Revive Pacific Northwest's Ailing Timber Industry

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 4:05am

The process uses regular wood to make a building material as strong as steel. It's been manufactured and used in buildings in Europe for years. A mill in Oregon is the first in the U.S. to produce it.

Trump Has Not Yet Earned My Vote, Rep. Jeff Fortenberry Says

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 4:05am

On Nebraska's primary day, Renee Montagne talks to Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, who endorsed Carly Fiorina early on in the GOP presidential race, but has not endorsed Donald Trump.

Federal Judge Will Have To Rule On Whether N.C. Law Discriminates

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 4:05am

The governor's lawsuit against the Department of Justice is over the contention that the state is violating the Civil Rights Act with its new law that limits protections for LGBT people.

As Opiod Crisis Escalates, Missouri Is Without Monitoring Database

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 4:05am

Missouri is the only state without a prescription drug database. David Greene talks to Danna Droz of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy; Bram Sable-Smith of member station KBIA reports.

As U.S. Attitudes Change, Some Evangelicals Dig In; Others Adapt

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 3:31am

America's culture war is being fought inside evangelical Christian circles. Some are resisting secular society's trends that conflict with biblical teaching. Others have found a way to live with them.

More Than A Mistress: Madame De Pompadour Was A Minister Of The Arts

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 3:28am

Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour, may be best known as King Louis XV's chief mistress. But she was also a well-educated tastemaker, a patron of the arts and an artist in her own right.

Methods For Reforming Neo-Nazis Help Fight The Radicalization Of Muslims

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 3:24am

To fight radicalization of young Muslims, a German program applies lessons from a unexpected source: reformed neo-Nazis. "There is a commonality between extremist ideologies," says a counselor.

North Carolina Files Lawsuit Defending Its 'Bathroom Law'

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 10:10am

North Carolina is going to court over its new law that limits protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Renee Montagne gets the latest from WUNC reporter Jeff Tiberii.




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