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Immigrants In Post-Harvey Houston

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 6:46am

When disaster strikes it is often those on the lower end of the economic ladder, like immigrants, who suffer the most.

Houston's Recovery

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 6:46am

Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Marvin Odum, Houston's chief recovery officer, about the city's need for more federal aid since the region was hit by Hurricane Harvey.

Week In Politics

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 6:46am

Washington was roiled by sexual harassment allegations and resignations this week, even as the Russia investigation pressed on.

A Visit To Houston's Himalaya: Pakistani And Indian Food With Deep Texas Roots

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 6:46am

Chef Kaiser Lashkari's Pakistani restaurant has become a Houston institution. It's also emblematic of the multi-ethnic city itself, with flavors that borrow happily from other culinary traditions.

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A Conversation With Houston's 'Raptivist' Genesis Blu

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 6:46am

Genesis Blu is both a psychotherapist who works with teenagers and a rapper. "I love them equally," she says.

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As Mueller's Russia Probe Forges Ahead, Potential Legal Endgames Begin to Take Shape

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 6:00am

No one on the outside knows what cards Robert Mueller holds, but his actions offer some clues. Here's a look at some of the laws the special counsel might try to use in a potential prosecutions.

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Rows Of Hot Pink Paper, All Saying #MeToo

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 6:00am

Mexican artist Monica Mayer brings her "Clothesline Project" to the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.

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Houston Ship Channel And Galveston Bay Digging Out After Harvey

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 5:36am

The sediment and muddy freshwater that spilled into these Texas bodies of water are causing problems for the shipping and oyster industries.

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Biologists With Drones And Peanut Butter Pellets Are On A Mission To Help Ferrets

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 4:00am

To increase populations of the endangered black-footed ferret, scientists aim to save prairie dogs, a main food source. The biologists use drones and medicated peanut butter-flavored pellets to do it.

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DNC Group Calls For Drastic Cut In 'Superdelegates' As Part Of Nomination Process

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 5:16pm

The DNC's Unity Reform Commission is calling for a 60 percent reduction in superdelegates and wants the party to offer same-day party affiliation switching. It calls its recommendations "historic."

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What About Sexual Harassment On Wall Street?

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 5:03pm

Many of the recent sexual assault allegations have surfaced in industries dominated by men. NPR's Michel Martin talks to Wall Street executive Sallie Krawcheck about sexual harassment in finance.

Despite Maduro's Unpopularity, Venezuela's Opposition Isn't A Shoo-In For Election

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 5:03pm

Venezuelans are suffering under increasing shortages of food, medicine, and other basics. But growing anger from this has not translated into greater success at the ballot box for the opposition.

'Desert Bus': Even In Virtual Reality, It's Still 'Boring'

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 5:03pm

Desert Bus may be the world's most boring video game. Players drive a bus from Arizona to Nevada in real time, an eight-hour trip. Now the game has a sequel - just as boring, but in virtual reality.

Barbershop: Russia Olympic Ban, NFL Hitting And More

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 5:03pm

On this week's Barbershop, NPR's Michel Martin talks sports and culture with journalism professor and sports commentator Kevin Blackistone, CNN's AJ Willingham, and documentarian Bryan Fogel.

Reaction To Trump's Appearance At Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 5:03pm

President Trump appears at the grand opening of the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum even as the NAACP and civil rights activists say his presence is an insult.

SoCal Wildfires: The Latest And What's Next

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 5:03pm

The California wildfires have forced thousands of people out of their homes. And hot, dry, windy conditions are making it hard for firefighters to contain the blazes.

SoCal Wildfire Victim Tells Her Story

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 5:03pm

The ongoing SoCal wildfires have burned more than 100,000 acres, forced thousands of people to evacuate, and destroyed hundreds of structures. Cal Fire says there is no end in sight.

How To Not Spoil Your Kids This Christmas

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 5:03pm

Parents have the conflicting desires to give their kids everything they want but not leave them entitled and spoiled. Two experts gave us some advice about how to manage this balancing act.

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'Millennials': Be Careful How We Use This Label

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 5:03pm

The Wall Street Journal announced that it would consider how it uses the term "millennial." Linguist Ben Zimmer weighs in on whether this term has painted a whole generation with too broad a brush.

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Trump Attends Opening Of Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Despite Controversy

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 2:19pm

Two black Democratic lawmakers who decided not to attend said Trump's presence at the opening was "an insult." But the state's GOP governor said residents should be proud Trump would be there.

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