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Bittersweet Little Rock And Roller

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 8:10am

Chuck Berry's life story includes serious mistreatment of women, but fully reckoning with his legacy means also acknowledging the women and girls who made his groundbreaking rock and roll possible.

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Sampha: Tiny Desk Concert

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 8:00am

A Tiny Desk Concert as intimate as it gets (that's saying something). Just Sampha, a piano and three heart-wrenching songs that seem to double as coping mechanisms.

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Listen: NPR's Live Special Coverage - Gorsuch Confirmation Hearing

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 7:55am

Listen: NPR's Live Special Coverage - Gorsuch Confirmation Hearing

Republicans Aim To Have Neil Gorsuch Confirmed By Early April

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 7:43am

Supreme Court nominee Judge Gorsuch appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. Rachel Martin talks to Sen. Charles Grassley, who as chairman of the panel, leads the confirmation effort.

Harvard Scientists Call For Better Rules To Guide Research On 'Embryoids'

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 7:01am

Some recent studies in synthetic biology, they say, raise new questions about the ethical limits of creating entities that might feel pain or resemble human embryos — or mimic humans in other ways.

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Martin McGuinness, A Former IRA Leader And A Peacemaker, Dies At 66

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 6:33am

The unusual arc of Martin McGuinness's public life culminated in his 2012 meeting with Queen Elizabeth II; both of them called it an important moment for peace.

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Why Play Curling When You Can Play Extreme Curling?

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 6:11am

In the sport of curling, players slide stones across the ice. In an extreme version played in Russia's Ural Mountains, they slide cars on the ice. An auto insurance firm sponsors the tournament.

Nescafe Opens A Nap Cafe In Tokyo

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 6:01am

Patrons can snooze on reclining beds for up to two hours as long as they buy an item from the menu. And guests get a free cup of coffee.

'Lucky You' Is A Perfect Balance Of Humor And Tragedy

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 6:00am

Erika Carter's intelligent, unpretentious debut follows an aimless group of friends in their 20s, whose lives spin out of control during a supposedly detoxifying trip to a remote house in the country.

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U.S. Limits Electronic Devices On Flights From 8 Muslim Countries

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 5:00am

Passengers on flights coming into the U.S. will be allowed to carry smartphones into the plane's cabin. But all larger electronic devices, like laptops and cameras, must be placed in checked baggage.

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Archaeologists In Syria Use 'Data Water' To Confound Antiquities Smugglers

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 4:01am

Syrian archaeologists are using a new product to try to stop the illegal flow of antiquities. It's a high-tech liquid visible under special light that carries tagging data on where items come from.

Groups Behind Trump Resistance Look To Use Windfall Wisely

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 4:01am

Progressive groups have enjoyed a fundraising bonanza since Trump's election. Whether it's the ACLU or Planned Parenthood, the cash is flowing in to organizations opposed to Trump and his policies.

Hindu Priest With A History Of Bigotry Selected To Run India's Uttar Pradesh

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 4:01am

The party of India's prime minister swept state assembly elections in the country's largest state. Over the weekend, a controversial Hindu priest was picked to the influential post of chief minister.

Can An Obamacare Architect Find Common Ground With Trump?

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, one of the architects of Obamacare, who is now advising President Trump on how to replace it. Emanuel met for the third time with Trump on Monday.

Martin McGuinness, Irish Rebel Turned Politician, Dies At 66

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 4:01am

The Sinn Fein revolutionary turned peacemaker Martin McGuinness has died at the age of 66. McGuinness never tried to hide that he had been a commander of the IRA — classified as a terrorist organization by the British, Irish and U.S. governments.

Archeologists In Syria Use 'Data Water' To Confound Antiquities Smugglers

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 4:01am

Syrian archeologists are using a new product to try to stop the illegal flow of antiquities. It's a high-tech liquid visible under special light that carries tagging data on where items come from.

Sen. Blumenthal Will Oppose Gorsuch If He's Out Of Mainstream

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 4:01am

The Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch are underway. Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal, who is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

VA Urged To Take Advantage Of Momentum And Keep Reforming Itself

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 4:01am

The combination of a GOP controlled government and a secretary held over from the Obama administration may have created an opportunity for progress at the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs.

Choreographer Trisha Brown, Who Reshaped Modern Dance, Dies At 80

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 4:00am

Trisha Brown, a choreographer who cemented the traditions of American postmodern dance, has died. She was 80. Brown is remembered by her colleagues for her dedication, attention to detail and art.

Trump Administration Ratchets Up Pressure On Sanctuary Cities

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 4:00am

Homeland Security officials on Monday made public the first weekly list of local jails, and the unauthorized immigrants they released before federal officials could deport them.




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