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New Hampshire Secretary Of State Defends Primary's First-In-The-Nation Status

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 3:39pm

Tuesday is the 100th anniversary of the New Hampshire primary. NPR talks to New Hampshire's secretary of state, who for four decades has defended the primary's first-in-the-nation status against critics who say the state isn't representative of the U.S. as a whole.

Hillary Clinton's Candidacy Highlights Generational Divide Over Feminism

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 3:39pm

With Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton vying to be the first female president in U.S. history, perhaps it shouldn't be surprising that the race has become something of a fight about what it means to be a feminist. Boomers and their millennial daughters and granddaughters have very different views.

Chipotle Closes Restaurants To Hold Meetings On Food Safety

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 3:39pm

Chipotle held food safety meetings on Monday in all its restaurants. Stores won't be open for lunch but will be later in the afternoon. Managers will review new protocols designed to prevent the outbreak of food-borne illnesses. More than 500 people got sick last year after eating at a Chipotle.

Consumer Confidence Slides In China, With Effects Beyond Its Borders

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 3:39pm

As China's stock market falls and economic growth slows, Chinese consumers are putting off purchases and trying to get their money overseas.

North Korea Rocket Launch Puts Relations With China On Edge

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 3:39pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Katy Oh, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and Asian specialist at the Institute for Defense Analyses, about the state of relations between China and North Korea, following the North Korea long-range rocket launch on Sunday.

Watch Every Performance From The All Songs Considered Sweet 16 Party

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 1:40pm

Glen Hansard, Dan Deacon, Sharon Van Etten, and Kishi Bashi were just some of the artists who performed live at the sold-out party.

World Cafe Next: Aubrie Sellers

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 1:35pm

The garage-rock-loving Nashville country singer has music in her blood. Hear and download two songs from her new album.

Car Seat Headrest: Tiny Desk Concert

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 1:18pm

Will Toledo is a wordsmith with a vision, wrapping his faults and frailties in a DIY sound that's still finely crafted. Watch him perform three songs in the NPR Music offices.

'The Big Dog' Bill Clinton Turns Into The Attack Dog Against Sanders In N.H.

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 1:18pm

The former president changed his tune and began to criticize Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Sunday evening in New Hampshire, a sign how worried the Clintons are about Sanders' momentum.

Sorry, Sushi Burrito: Japanese Program Certifies Authentic Cuisine

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 12:50pm

In a world of Big Mac sushi and Cajun rolls, Japan is launching a new program to certify the 89,000 Japanese restaurants outside the country that uphold traditional washoku cuisine values.

Damaged By Strong Storm Off Eastern U.S., Cruise Ship Heads Back To Port

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 12:40pm

The storm off of Cape Hatteras, N.C., was so severe that passengers were ordered to stay inside their cabins. The ship has been turned around and is now returning to its port in Bayonne, N.J.

Remembering Folk Singer/Songwriter Dan Hicks

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 12:39pm

Hicks, who died on Saturday, began performing with his band Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks in the late '60s. Rock historian Ed Ward has an appreciation. Originally broadcast Jan 10, 2002.

'Mad Max' Director George Miller: The Audience Tells You 'What Your Film Is'

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 12:39pm

Miller, who directed the first Mad Max film in 1979, says it will be a few years before he has any idea as to whether Mad Max: Fury Road "endures in some way."

All Chipotle Locations Closed During Lunch Today For Food Safety Meeting

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 12:35pm

The company is holding a nationwide meeting with its employees to discuss food safety.

Metropolis: 2/6/16

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 12:23pm

KCRW's Jason Bentley spins music by Flume, Massive Attack, Jamie xx and more in a two-hour EDM mix.

Campaigns Make Final Push In New Hampshire

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 12:20pm

Political scholars weigh in on the campaigns one day ahead of the New Hampshire primary.

How The Sharing Economy Works On The Farm

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 12:12pm

When times are tough for farmers, they can't invest in new machines. To compensate, farming equipment has entered the sharing economy.

N.H. Sen. Shaheen: 'I Want To See A Woman Become President'

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 12:06pm

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen says "I never hear any men who are supporting Bernie get asked about if they're supporting him because he's a man."

New Hampshire Celebrates A Century Of Voting First

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 12:02pm

The wrinkle New Hampshire added to the presidential election was holding a primary very early. Would candidates even countenance the idea of traipsing through the snow? It turned out that they would.

The Fastest And Slowest Talking States In The U.S.

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 11:52am

In a state-by-state breakdown, the firm found that northern states tended to speak faster, say more words and grow impatient quicker than southern states.




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