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Faces Of NPR: Sarah Gilbert, Carline Watson, Sarah Oliver, and Kenya Young

11 hours 6 min ago

An Inside Look into NPR's Female Executive Producers.

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Who Foots The Security Bill For Trump-Branded Properties?

11 hours 8 min ago

Some security analysts are wondering if properties with the Trump name need added protection. If so, who pays for it?

U.K. Formally Triggers Brexit

11 hours 15 min ago

The United Kingdom has officially filed for divorce from the EU. We take a look at what some of the obstacles might be.

Dream Wife's 'Somebody' Looks To Subvert Glam Rock's Dabbling Femininity

11 hours 27 min ago

The band Dream Wife began as an art school project designed to explore feminine tropes in pop music — before it became a real band dedicated to doing the very same.

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The U.S. Has An 'Active Cyber War Underway' To Thwart The North Korean Nuclear Threat

11 hours 27 min ago

New York Times reporter David Sanger talks about North Korea's nuclear program and warns that the regime, which has been "fodder for late night comedians for many many years," is no joke.

How Animals Use Physics To Survive

11 hours 28 min ago

How does a gecko manage to walk on the ceiling? And what happens when a dog shakes water off its coat? We talk with the authors of "Furry Logic."

'One Of The Boys' Tells The Story Of A Corrosive Father-Son Relationship

11 hours 29 min ago

Daniel Magariel's debut novel explores the fierce love a 12-year-old boy has for his abusive father. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls it a "slim, deeply affecting and brutal story."

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With Obamacare Standing, Red States Eye Medicaid Expansion

11 hours 36 min ago

This comes after federal lawmakers dropped their bid to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, which gives states money to expand their Medicaid programs.

2 Activists Who Secretly Recorded Planned Parenthood Face New Felony Charges

11 hours 42 min ago

A Texas judge dismissed earlier felony charges against anti-abortion activists David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt. Now they face charges in California for allegedly recording people without permission.

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Hayden Pedigo's 'Greetings From Amarillo' Is A Desert-Swept Waltz In 12 Strings

11 hours 48 min ago

The opening title track from the young guitarist's new album blooms like a field of Texas bluebonnets swaying on the side of the highway.

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A 'Nuclear' Senate Showdown Next Week Appears All But Inevitable

11 hours 49 min ago

If Senate Democrats are determined to oppose the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch, Senate Republicans are just as determined to confirm him.

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After Wet Winter, Fungi Flourish In Rain-Soaked California Forests

11 hours 56 min ago

The state was inundated with rain this winter, after enduring years of drought. That means mushrooms are popping up throughout its wet forests.

DJ Sessions: 'Mutant Funk' And More

12 hours 8 min ago

KCRW's Anthony Valadez joins us to listen to new sounds from bands like Bottle Tree, Jonti, Nils Frahm and Jonwayne.

Where Have All The Bob Seger Albums Gone?

12 hours 12 min ago

In the era of streaming music, everything ever recorded is supposed to be at our fingertips. So how did one of the biggest names in the Classic Rock canon go missing?

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3 Storm Chasers Die In Pursuit Of West Texas Storm

12 hours 15 min ago

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Jeff Piotrowski, Emmy Award-winning storm chaser, about the deaths of two of his colleagues.

6 Changes The Trump Administration Can Still Make To Obamacare

12 hours 21 min ago

The Republican overhaul bill died, but the health care drama continues. There are lots of ways the administration can change the Affordable Care Act, without congressional approval.

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This Professor Teaches Students How To Live The Prehistoric Life

12 hours 28 min ago

Washington College anthropology professor Bill Schindler tasks students with making their own tools, butchering their own meat and gathering nuts for sustenance.

Bill O'Reilly Under Fire For Mocking Rep. Maxine Waters' Hair

12 hours 36 min ago

The Fox News host said on "Fox & Friends" that he couldn't respond to Waters' comments on the House floor because he was distracted by her "James Brown wig."

White House Denies It Tried To Block Yates Testimony

12 hours 42 min ago

The Trump administration reportedly sought to block the former acting attorney general from testifying on possible links between Russia and the Trump campaign.

Sanctuary Churches: Who Controls The Story?

12 hours 49 min ago

This week on the podcast, Adrian Florido tackles this debate: When immigrants facing deportation seek sanctuary, should they make their stories public? Do they decide or does the church?

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