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The Thistle & Shamrock: Notes In The Wilderness

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 4:20pm

This week's music sings of the unspoiled landscapes we love and challenges us to sustain them.

Metropolis: 4/23/16

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 4:08pm

KCRW's Jason Bentley spins music by Basement Jaxx, Classixx, Sinden and more in a two-hour EDM mix.

Charter's Merger With Time Warner Cable Nears Regulatory Approval

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 3:48pm

The Justice Department has approved the massive cable deal and FCC chairman has recommended approval, with conditions.

World Cafe Next: Karl Blau

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 3:31pm

Hear two songs from the Pacific Northwest singer-songwriter's new album, produced by Tucker Martine.

Tom Brady's 'Deflategate' Suspension Reinstated By Appeals Court

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 3:30pm

Tom Brady's four-game suspension by the NFL for reportedly deflating footballs is back on. The penalty was overturned by federal judge last summer, who agreed with Brady's argument that the penalty was unfair. But on Monday, a three-judge panel disagreed, saying the NFL was within its rights when it imposed the suspension.

National Park Service Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 3:30pm

The National Park Service is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its creation this year. NPR spends time on the job with workers in the country's busiest national park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, to explore the vast variety of work the park service does and the challenges it's facing.

Bernie Sanders Campaigns In Connecticut Before Tough Slate Of Primaries

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 3:30pm

Bernie Sanders campaigns in Connecticut ahead of the next set of primaries. Sanders is facing an uphill battle in Tuesday's contests. He needs to win at least 59 percent of pledged delegates if he hopes to overtake his rival Hillary Clinton and win the Democratic nomination. But Sanders and his supporters are vowing to fight on.

Cruz, Kasich Join Forces In Last-Ditch Effort To Stop Trump

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 3:30pm

The campaigns of Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and John Kasich have coordinated their efforts in select upcoming primaries in a last-ditch effort to deny Donald Trump the GOP nomination.

Congress Considers Plan To Restructure Puerto Rico's $72 Billion Debt

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 3:30pm

Puerto Rico is short of cash and at risk of defaulting on a $400 million debt payment due May 1. House speaker Paul Ryan pledged to have a plan ready by then to help Puerto Rico find a way to repay its more than $70 billion debt.

Connecticut Democrats Divided Over Gun Control Ahead Of Primary

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 3:30pm

Gun control has become a major subject of debate in the Connecticut Democratic presidential primary.

International Commission Finds New Clues In Death Of 43 Mexican Students

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 3:30pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Chilean lawyer Francisco Cox, who is a member of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights designated commission investigating the death of 43 students in Mexico. The experts' latest findings were released Sunday.

Beyonce Returns To The Spotlight With New Album, 'Lemonade'

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 3:30pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Treva Lindsey, an assistant professor of women's, gender and sexuality studies at Ohio State University, about Beyonce's new album Lemonade, which was released as a visual album on Saturday night.

Philadelphia Soul Singer Billy Paul Dies At 81

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 3:30pm

Philadelphia soul singer Billy Paul, who came to fame with the song "Me And Mrs. Jones," died on April 24. He was 81 years old.

After Freddie Gray, Baltimore Residents Continue To Criticize City's Police

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 3:30pm

A year after the death of Freddie Gray, residents of his Sandtown, Baltimore, neighborhood are still unhappy with the city's police. Gray died in police custody, and the officers will go on trial later this spring.

Gannett Co., Offers To Buy Tribune Publishing, Owner Of Storied Newspapers

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 3:30pm

Gannett Co., the owner of USA Today, is offering to buy Tribune Publishing in a deal valued at about $400 million. Tribune owns a number of papers in addition to the Chicago Tribune, including the Los Angeles Times and the Baltimore Sun.

U.S. Spy Chief Considers Disclosing Number Of Americans Surveilled Online

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 2:16pm

National Intelligence Director James Clapper says there are multiple obstacles in calculating just how many U.S. citizens are ensnared in government data-collection programs targeting foreigners.

Hey! What Are You Laughing At?

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 2:15pm

Humor is a funny thing: We know it when we see it — but identifying why something is humorous is another thing entirely, says psychologist Tania Lombrozo.

FACT CHECK: Bernie Sanders And Whether Poor Americans Vote

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 2:03pm

One of Sanders' stats may be off, but it's true that low-income Americans vote in far smaller numbers than their higher-income counterparts.

How Much Money Do Uber Drivers Really Make? Send Us Your Screenshots

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 1:36pm

The company sometimes promotes up to $35 an hour to draw in new drivers, but how much do drivers generally make? Drivers, send us a screenshot of your recent week.

The Cruz-Kasich Deal: Will Their Alliance Against Trump Work?

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 1:28pm

John Kasich and Ted Cruz will stay out of each other's way in three upcoming primary states. The non-aggression pact is an attempt to block Donald Trump from clinching the GOP nomination.

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