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How Do People Live and Cope In The Midst Of Violent Conflict?

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:45pm

Humanitarian Zainab Salbi explains how life continues in the midst of war — and how the ones who "keep life going" are women.

What Does It Take To Endure The Harshest Climate On Earth?

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:45pm

Explorer Ben Saunders is the first person to finish the perilous trek from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole and back. He describes what he had to endure in order to survive the journey.

How 'Establishment' Became The Buzzword Of The 2016 Election

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:44pm

People have been sticking it to The Man for years. And in this year's presidential race, The Man is really, really easy to stick it to.

Native American DJ Session: From Traditional To Rap

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:40pm

Rhonda LeValdo plays music from Native American artists, ranging from traditional music to rock and rap.

'FiveThirtyEight' Statistician Nate Silver Reports On The 2016 Election

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:32pm

Silver analyzes polls and predicts election outcomes on his website, FiveThirtyEight. This year's is "maybe the most fascinating nomination race that we've ever seen," he says.

Polling Is Ubiquitous, But Is It Bad For Democracy?

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:32pm

New Yorker writer Jill Lepore examines the history of polling in America. She tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross that today's polls may be less reliable — and more influential — than ever before.

Why Should Iowa And New Hampshire Get To Vote First?

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:25pm

Texas State Representative Lyle Larson proposes a rotating schedule for primaries, to highlight larger and more diverse states.

$10-A-Barrel Oil Tax Could Add $3.50 To Average Fill-Up

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:20pm

President Obama's proposed budget includes an oil tax to pay for higher spending on "clean transportation infrastructure."

Final Occupier Refusing To Leave Oregon Wildlife Refuge

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:16pm

Three of the last four armed occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge have surrendered, according to one man — David Fry — who is refusing to give himself up to the FBI.

Viking's Choice: The World Is A Beautiful Place, 'Katamari Duquette'

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 11:58am

This might be the most desperately intense song in the emo band's catalog, and that's saying a lot.

How To Operate On A Patient Who Might Explode

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 11:54am

In rare but tricky cases, disposing of an explosive device requires removing it safely from a living person. Military doctors have ways to minimize the risks, but there's no way to eliminate them.

The Unfulfilled Promise Of Carbon Capture

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 11:52am

Despite millions in government investment, "carbon capture and storage," as it’s called, has largely flopped in California.

Chart: Access To Contraception And Abortion In Zika-Affected Countries

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 11:46am

The possibility that the Zika virus is linked to the birth defect microcephaly has sparked a public debate about women's reproductive rights in Latin America.

2016 Presidential Race Highlights Cultural Shifts

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 11:40am

In addition to watching a presidential campaign, are we watching a unique cultural moment?

Citrus In The Snow: Geothermal Greenhouses Grow Local Produce In Winter

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 11:34am

Greenhouses could make local fruits and vegetables more available year-round, but they're energy intense. In the Midwest, some growers tap into the Earth's internal heat to warm the structures.

30th Anniversary Of Spud Webb, NBA Dunk Contest Champion

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 11:33am

Spud Webb won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest in a David and Goliath-type match up. Webb, 5'7", was the shortest player to ever win.

U.N. Says 300,000 People In Key Syrian City Are At Risk Of Siege

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 11:32am

The push by Syrian government forces and their allies in the northern city of Aleppo has also displaced some 51,000 civilians since the beginning of last week, according to the U.N.

State Of The State: Wyoming, Connecticut And Kentucky

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 11:20am

As governors across the country issue their budget plans and outline policy proposals, we check in on three states.

Don't Forget About Ted Cruz

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 11:18am

The Texas senator has largely been out of the headlines after his third-place showing in New Hampshire. But that was not a bad finish for him, and now the calendar is shaping up better for him.

Pope To Visit Juárez During Mexico Trip

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 11:12am

The border city is recreating itself after years of bloodshed – something Pope Francis lived through in Argentina.




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