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Which Colleges Might Give You The Best Bang For Your Buck?

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 5:21am

A recent study looked at colleges across the country and which ones were able to graduate low-income students into high earning jobs.

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For Black College Prospects, Belonging And Safety Often Top Ivy Prestige

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 5:05am

Over the past three years, nearly a third of HBCUs have seen at least a 20 percent increase in applications, which correlates with protests over high-profile racial-violence incidents.

(Image credit: Chris Shinn/Courtesy of Spelman College)

Ethics Watchdog Has Big Impact On Federal Workers, But Not On Trump

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 5:03am

The Office of Government Ethics has been in the spotlight since President Trump ignored its call to divest his businesses. It has no enforcement power, but still has a big impact on federal workers.

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LGBTQ Advocates Fear 'Religious Freedom' Bills Moving Forward In States

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 4:46am

The Trump administration hasn't taken action on its promises to protect religious liberties, which some see as opposing LGBTQ people. But some state legislatures are taking this as support.

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Lots Of People Donate Their Cars, But This Owner Donated His Auto Repair Shop

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 3:43am

An auto mechanic in Baltimore wanted to unload his car repair shop after decades of work. But instead of selling it, he donated it to a nonprofit that will use the shop to teach budding mechanics.

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Trump Will Be First President In 36 Years To Skip White House Correspondents Dinner

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 7:01pm

The president tweeted that he will not attend this year's dinner. He'll be the first president to do so since Reagan missed it in 1981, after he was shot.

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Barbershop: CPAC Controversies, Trump Transgender Policy, The Oscars

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 5:20pm

Political journalist Bridget Johnson, Trump supporter Jeff Giesea and radio host Farajii Muhammad discuss the week's big topics. We ask our guests what they think was the biggest news story.

'The Americans' Showrunners On Writing Cold War-Era Drama Amid New Russian Relations

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 5:20pm

Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields, co-showrunners of the acclaimed series "The Americans," about Russian spies in the Washington, D.C., area, look ahead a season amid newly tense times with Russia.

Doctor Takes Death Education To High School Classrooms

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 5:20pm

NPR's Michel Martin talks with Dr. Jessica Zitter about preparing high-school students to deal with end-of-life care. Zitter is a critical care and palliative medical doctor in Oakland, Calif.

Tattoo Artist Covers Up Racist Insignia For Free: 'Enough Hate In This World'

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 5:20pm

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with tattoo shop owner, Dave Cutlip of Brooklyn Park, Md., who has offered to cover up any racist or gang affiliated tattoos at no cost. Cutlip says sometimes people change.

South Africa Xenophobic Attacks

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 5:20pm

Tensions over immigration erupted into violence in Pretoria, South Africa, this week. Reporter Peter Granitz says foreigners are scapegoats for those who are actually upset with the government.

After White Nationalist Moves Upstairs, Virginia Chocolatiers Get Unexpected Support

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 5:20pm

Blüprint Chocolatiers in Alexandria, Va., has a new neighbor, Richard Spencer, who's drawing protesters. Initially worried their chocolate sales would drop, the reaction has been surprising.

Trump Administration House Bars Major Media Organizations From Latest Press Briefing

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 5:20pm

The relationship between the White House and the news media took another step backward Friday when CNN, The New York Times, BuzzFeed and others were kept out of secretary Sean Spicer's briefing.

Tom Perez Elected As New DNC Chair

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 5:20pm

Democrats elected the former Obama labor secretary as the party chair at the Democratic National Committee meeting in Atlanta today. Perez picked his final opponent Rep. Keith Ellison as deputy chair.

'Ring Of Fire' Eclipse Set To Blaze In Southern Skies

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 2:38pm

The annular solar eclipse, which will leave just a sliver of sun shining behind the moon, will be visible from the southern hemisphere Sunday. Here's how to watch, even if you're outside its path.

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State Budget Cuts Hit Universities

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 1:01pm

Missouri is among dozens of states considering budget cuts, and state universities are likely victims since higher education often ends up on the budgetary chopping block.

Lucille Horn, Who Was Nursed To Health In A Coney Island Sideshow, Dies At 96

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 12:32pm

At a time when incubators were rejected by most doctors, Martin Couney treated Horn with one at a sideshow of premature infants. She died earlier this month, 96 years after most experts expected.

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WATCH: After Health Scare, Fiona The Baby Hippo Goes For A Dip

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 10:50am

Born six weeks early, the tiny one-month-old hippo has had a rather tough time. But in a video released by the Cincinnati Zoo, Fiona shows off her resilience — and her moves in the pool.

(Image credit: Cincinnati Zoo/Screenshot by NPR)

Not My Job: We Quiz Cosmos Expert Neil deGrasse Tyson On Cosmetology

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 10:12am

Sure, he knows a lot about stars, but what does he know about hair stylists and spa experts? Originally broadcast Oct. 24, 2015.


Sat, 02/25/2017 - 10:12am

Bill Kurtis reads three news-related limericks: Office Bud, Cottontail Haze and Wacky Road.




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