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Donald Trump Jr. Is Impressed By The 'Smile On A Face' Of India's Poor

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:29pm

He may have thought he was paying the poor a compliment. India's poor, however, do not always have reason to smile.

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KFC Store Closures In The U.K. Prompt Calls To Police With Complaints Of Chicken Shortage

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:16pm

KFC had to temporarily shutdown a number of stores in the U.K. due to a chicken supply shortfall. The company switched delivery companies, and the new firm failed to meet the demand.

Tanzania's Biggest City Finds Success With Region's First Bus Rapid Transit System

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:16pm

Dar es Salaam is the only East African city with a bus rapid transit system. It is a model for so many African cities that are growing at an intense pace, but don't have the kind of money they need to build more expensive infrastructure.

West Point Posthumously Admits Florida Shooting Victim Who Helped His Classmates Escape

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:16pm

Peter Wang died holding open a door to help his classmates escape last week's shooting in Parkland, Fla. It was his dream to go to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Now, the academy's posthumously admitted him.

After Florida Shooting, Trump Meets With Students and Teachers

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:16pm

President Trump held a meeting today with students and teachers affected by last week's school shooting in Florida, as well as other prominent massacres.

Why There Will Likely Never Be Another Pastor Like Billy Graham

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:16pm

The pastor to presidents — that's how Billy Graham was known. He earned that role because he earned their trust, and there will likely never be another like him.

Kurds Asking For Help From Syrian Forces To Repel Turkish Attacks In Syrian War

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:16pm

The Syrian war has taken a new twist as Kurds have asked for help from Syrian forces to repel Turkish attacks. It's an area where the U.S., Iran and Russia are already on the ground backing various sides.

Famous Evangelist, 'America's Pastor' Billy Graham Dies At 99

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:16pm

Billy Graham, the most famous American evangelist of the 20th century, has died. He preached during a time when the U.S. was less polarized politically and culturally, and he was known as "America's Pastor." Largely silenced by illness in his final years, Graham was somewhat eclipsed by his son Franklin, who took his father's ministry in a far more conservative direction.

U.N. Calling For Ceasefire After Hundreds Of Civilians Killed In Damascus Suburb

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:16pm

A Syrian government offensive against a rebel-held suburb of Damascus has killed hundreds of civilians. The United Nations and humanitarian groups are urgently calling for a ceasefire to little effect so far.

Students From Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Rallying For Gun Control in Tallahassee

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:16pm

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School traveled to Florida's capital to push for gun control legislation. They're holding a rally and meeting with dozens of legislators.

Yale's Whiffenpoofs A Cappella Group Admits First Woman

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:16pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Sofia Campoamor, the first female member to be selected to for Yale's a cappella group, The Whiffenpoofs, since its founding in 1909.

Sexual Harassment In Nashville Spurs A New Bill To Extend Protections To Artists

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 2:31pm

HB 1984 would effectively expand the definition of employment in the state — though not the strict federal criteria for proving harassment.

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After Parkland, States Take A Fresh Look At Gun Legislation

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 2:21pm

The effects of Florida's shooting are reaching beyond the state's borders into legislatures across the country.

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Looped: Lo Moon

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 2:17pm

Watch on this episode of KCRW's Looped as inaugural Slingshot artist Lo Moon talks to Anthony Valadez before their show at the Troubadour.

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Pakistan Says It Dodged U.S. Efforts To Put It On A Terror-Finance List

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 2:01pm

"Our efforts paid" off, says Pakistan's foreign minister, claiming a global task force failed to reach consensus on punishing the country.

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Episode 545: The Blue Pallet

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 1:57pm

How do you reinvent something as simple as the wooden shipping pallet?

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Even The Hamburglar Might Like McDonald's New Vegan Burger (We Did)

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 1:26pm

Sales of McDonald's new soy-based McVegan have far surpassed estimates in Sweden, where half the population says it's interested in more vegetarian options. Are diners just curious or truly lovin' it?

(Image credit: McDonald's Sweden)

Tense, Moody 'Golden Exits' Finds Drama In Everyday Gossip And Betrayal

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 1:07pm

Reviewer Justin Chang says "not much happens — and yet everything seems to be at stake" in Alex Ross Perry's film about six moderately unhappy Brooklynites and the visitor who interrupts their lives.

New Box Set Showcases The Reserved Style Of The Late Jazz Pianist Teddy Wilson

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 1:07pm

Wilson became famous in the 1930s, playing in Benny Goodman's small groups and recording his own combo sides with a young Billie Holiday. A new collection reveals what else Wilson was up to back then.

Actor Richard Jenkins: Reading 'Shape Of Water' Script Was A 'Holy Mackerel' Moment

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 1:07pm

Jenkins started out in theater and didn't get a movie role until he was in his 30s. Now 70, he's up for an Oscar for best supporting actor for his role in The Shape of Water.

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