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'Acela Primary': Voters Hit The Polls In 5 Northeastern States

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 3:28pm

Tuesday is the so-called "Acela primary." Voters headed to the polls in five northeastern states and we'll hear from them.

Your Song Changed My Life: Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page On Lonnie Donegan

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 3:28pm

NPR Music's Bob Boilen talks with Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin about a song that changed his life, "Rock Island Line," by Lonnie Donegan.

As Law School Applicant Pool Shrinks, Student Bodies Diversify

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 3:28pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Aaron Taylor, a law professor at St. Louis University who monitors patterns of student enrollment, about the declining number of people applying to law school.

When Personalization Leads To Discrimination On AirBnB

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 3:28pm

In the sharing economy, the goal to personalize the exchange can have some unintended consequences. The Hidden Brain podcast explores how discrimination plays out on AirBnB.

'Reuters' Reporter Explores Life In Chernobyl 30 Years After Nuclear Disaster

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 3:28pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Matthias Williams, chief Ukraine correspondent for Reuters, about what Chernobyl is like today 30 years after the nuclear power plant exploded.

Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Police Officer In Yard Sign Case

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 3:28pm

If you pick up a yard sign at a candidate's HQ and you are a police officer, are you committing an actionable offense? The Supreme Court has decided in favor of the officer — who was demoted — in this case, saying his rights were violated.

Hillary Clinton Hopes To Extend Delegate Lead As She Eyes General Election

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 3:28pm

Hillary Clinton has started pivoting toward the general election as she hopes to extend her delegate lead Tuesday night out of the reach of Bernie Sanders.

'Saturday Night Live' Announces Plan To Cut Ads In Favor Of Branded Content

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 3:28pm

Saturday Night Live and NBC announced they will cut nearly 30 percent of ads and replace them with branded content. The network says it hopes this change will result in more sustained live viewership.

British Inquest Finds Police At Fault For Hillsborough Soccer Stadium Disaster

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 3:28pm

An inquest into the deaths of 96 soccer fans in a British sports stadium has concluded that faulty policing was responsible. The supporters of Liverpool Football Club were crushed to death during a game in 1989. Their relatives had to fight for nearly 30 years to overcome a police cover-up, which included allegations that the fans themselves were to blame for the disaster.

Federal District Judge Upholds North Carolina's Sweeping Voter ID Law

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 3:28pm

A federal district judge upheld North Carolina's new voting law, including requirements that voters show a government-issued photo ID at the polls and only vote in the correct precinct. Opponents of the law say they will appeal, but the decision could be in effect for the November elections, which voter advocates say might mean some voters, especially minorities, will be disenfranchised. The judge said that did not appear to be the case.

GOP Rivals Focus On Future Contests To Deny Donald Trump The Nomination

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 3:28pm

Donald Trump is hoping for big wins in Tuesday's primaries, as his rivals focus on future contests to deny him the nomination.

The Improvisational Surgeon: Cardboard Casts, No Power, Patients Galore

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 3:27pm

A new report says 5 billion people lack access to even the most basic surgical care. Why is surgery ignored in the global health landscape?

London's Big Ben To Go Silent For Repairs

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 3:12pm

Next year, the bell at London's landmark clock will not toll the hours for a few months while repairs are made. It's only the third period of silence in the past 157 years.

Paul Burch On World Cafe

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 2:33pm

The country singer's new album, Meridian Rising, tells Jimmie Rodgers' story as he might have sung it.

Beneath An Ugly Outside, Marred Fruit May Pack More Nutrition

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 2:13pm

Why are some fruits and veggies born ugly? Fighting off fungus, heat and pests can leave blemishes. Some researchers think these battle scars may actually boost the antioxidant content in produce.

VIDEO: Chocolate Bars With A Political Bite

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 1:35pm

It's often said that Washington, D.C., is a town obsessed with politics. Apparently, that obsession extends to its chocolatiers. We visit a factory making politically inspired chocolate bars.

Gannett Ready To Pay $815 Million For Tribune Publishing

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 12:52pm

The media giant is trying to acquire the parent company of the Los Angeles Times and eight other daily newspapers.

New Moon Hooch, Summer Cannibals, PUP, More

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 12:44pm

On this week's All Songs: A premiere from Summer Cannibals, the sax trio Moon Hooch and more.

How A City With 446 Bridges Deals With Infrastructure

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 12:40pm

Pittsburgh has more bridges than even Venice, Italy, but at least 20 are now labeled "structurally deficient."

'Dentist Of Horror' Gets 8 Years For Harming Patients In France

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 12:40pm

Jacobus Van Nierop performed "useless and painful procedures" on more than 100 people in a rural French town, the prosecutor argued. He won't be practicing dentistry again.




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