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LAPD To Begin Yearlong Drone Program

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:33pm

The program will be tightly controlled, but some citizens remain fearful of what it could mean for policing.

George W. Bush Slams 'Bigotry,' Politics Of Populism That Led To Trump, Sanders

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:23pm

The former president made the remarks at a forum put on by his namesake center. "To renew our country, we only need to remember our values," the 43rd president said.

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'Stranger Things' Returns To Thrill For 2nd Season

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:20pm

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with executive producer Shawn Levy about the Netflix series' upcoming season, and surprising success.

Pentagon Investigating Niger Ambush That Left 4 Green Berets Dead

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:11pm

There are many lingering questions about the mission that ended in the deaths of four American soldiers in Niger earlier this month.

One Affordable Care Act Architect Reflects On Its Uncertain Future

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:06pm

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Kathleen Sebelius, who was secretary of Health and Human Services from 2009 to 2014 under former President Obama.

Workers In California Wine Country Eager To Return After Wildfires

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:55am

About one-third of the Sonoma County economy is related to agriculture, and wildfires have hit the wine industry hard.

After California Fires, Napa Wine Growers Optimistic About Recovery

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:52am

The wildfires struck the industry at one of its busiest times of the year. But the impact hasn't been as bad as it could have been.

Alt.Latino Guest DJ Antonio Sanchez: Jazz Drummer, Musical Activist

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:45am

The jazz drummer Antonio Sanchez is much more than that job title suggests — his new album Bad Hombre addresses current events instrumentally.

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DJ Sessions: Kansas City Jazz 101

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:40am

Kansas City is one of America's most famous cradles of jazz, according to Chuck Haddix, DJ and host of "The Fish Fry" on KCUR.

Back-And-Forth Continues Over NFL Anthem Protests

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:33am

The league says it wants its players to stand for the anthem, but so far there hasn't been any move that forces them to do so.

Poet Kwame Alexander On His First Young Adult Novel 'Solo'

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:20am

The book tells the story of a high school senior trying to figure out love, life's purpose and his place in his family.

Amnesty For Little Book Lovers: New York City Libraries Shelve Kids' Late Fees

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:19am

On Thursday, the city's public library systems are forgiving fines on overdue materials checked out by readers age 17 and under, reopening library doors to young readers once blocked by unpaid fees.

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New York Times Changes Social Media Policy After Claims Of Bias

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:11am

NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik joins Here & Now's Robin Young to talk about the challenges facing the paper in the Trump era.

Senate Votes On $4.1 Trillion Budget To Clear Way For Tax Cuts

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:06am

NPR's Ron Elving joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to discuss the latest in politics.

Court Puts A Hold On Order That Approved Undocumented Teen's Abortion

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:46am

The minor, who's being referred to as Jane Doe, has obtained a judge's permission to have an abortion. But the Department of Health and Human Services has refused to allow her to visit a clinic.

The Love Letters Of A Young Barack Obama On View At Emory University Library

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:42am

The musings of the future president at age 21 reveal familiar themes of alienation and lack of belonging that would arise again in his later writing.

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Should College Professors Give 'Tech Breaks' In Class?

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 9:51am

Is it necessary coddling or just good science to give college students breaks to check their phones in class? Anthropologist Barbara J. King takes a look.

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Moonshine Makes A Comeback in Virginia. And This Time, It's Legal

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 9:45am

While the revival has taken off around the country, it's especially strong in Virginia, where many of the twists, turns and car chases that are a part of moonshine lore took place.

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Broken Social Scene On World Cafe

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 9:44am

A performance session that brings a reminder of comfort in chaos, and community alike.

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Shocking Omissions: The Embodied Vulnerability Of Yeah Yeah Yeahs' 'Fever To Tell'

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 9:00am

On its debut album, the band escaped the confines and conventions of early aughts indie rock through Karen O's ability to match sexuality with intimacy and heartbreak.

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