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Thrill Ride Accidents Renew Calls For Regulation

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 3:29pm

A Kansas waterslide recently decapitated a 10-year-old boy, and the tragedy is raising new questions about thrill ride regulation. No federal agency oversees amusement parks or water parks.

After 4-Year Siege, Rebels And Families Evacuate Darayya, Syria

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 3:29pm

After years of opposition to the Syrian regime and a brutal siege, fighters and civilians are allowed to leave a town near Damascus — in essence to surrender.

Hurricane Katrina Victim Helps People Recover After Louisiana Floods

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 3:29pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Errol Joseph, whose house was flooded by Hurricane Katrina, about how he is working with volunteers from the non-profit Lowernine.org to help people rebuild after flooding in Baton Rouge, La.

'I Just Want To Go Swimming': Burkini Creator On French Ban

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 3:29pm

Aheda Zanetti is the designer of the burkini. She's disappointed to learn about the burkini ban from beaches in France because she wants burkinis to be seen as a symbols of joy and fitness. She created it to liberate Muslim women too modest to wear Western style swim suits.

The First Couple's First Date Charms In 'Southside With You'

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 3:29pm

A Chicago couple go on a first date-that's-not-a-date in 1989 in Southside With You. Her name is Michelle. His is Barack.

Noteworthy: Maxwell

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 3:14pm

Noteworthy host Jason King speaks with the R&B icon about his creative process.

When Barack Met Michelle: 'Southside With You' Recreates The Obamas' First Date

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 3:12pm

Richard Tanne's new film is a dramatization of Barack and Michelle Obama's first date in 1989. Critic David Edelstein says the movie's mix of politics and romance has a "naive kind of charm."

Feminist Gloria Steinem Finds Herself Free Of The 'Demands Of Gender'

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 3:12pm

As she approached 60, the co-founder of Ms. magazine says, she entered a new phase in life, one in which "you can do what you want." Originally broadcast Oct. 26, 2015.

Felons' Rights Restored, Early Voting And Other Voting Law Changes This Week

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 3:10pm

Voting laws have been getting a lot of attention recently and more twists and turns can be expected before the election in November. Here's an update on where the laws stand.

Police Break Up Zimbabwe 'Mega-Demonstration' In Defiance Of Court Order

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 2:57pm

Police fired tear gas and deployed water cannons to disperse a demonstration, that represented a united opposition front against longtime ruler Robert Mugabe.

LISTEN: Maine's Governor Unleashes Obscenities On Lawmaker Who Criticized Him

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 2:17pm

Maine Rep. Drew Gattine said it was unhelpful when Gov. Paul LePage made "racially charged" statements. In response, LePage told Gattine, "I am after you" — along with much more vulgar remarks.

Judge In Stanford Sex Assault Case Is Transferring To Civil Court

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 1:56pm

Judge Aaron Persky's controversial six-month jail sentence for a former Stanford student convicted of sexual assaulting an unconscious woman continues to cast a shadow over his deliberations.

Nontraditional Traditions with Leonardo Benzant

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 1:21pm

As a visual artist, Leonardo Benzant digs deep to produce work that has been described as "otherworldly."

The Age-Old Tradition of Ditch Digging

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 1:21pm

In northern New Mexico, Hispano subsistence farmers rely on irrigation ditches to water their crops.

Gaby Moreno on Blues and Guatemalan Folk Music

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 1:21pm

From Guatemalan folk songs to the blues, Gaby Moreno creates music that sounds fresh and new while drawing from the past.

The Soundtrack to Jeurys Familia's Life

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 1:21pm

New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia is having a great year, and it might be because of the personalized walk-up he created with a musical legend.

The Geopolitics and History of Kissing in the US and Latin America

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 1:21pm

In much of Latin America, people kiss to greet but it is not that way in the U.S. We get into the geopolitics of kissing.

Head Shaving and Ear Piercing, Totally Normal Baby Traditions... For Some

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 1:21pm

We open up the conversation about baby traditions at the Latino USA offices.

Guess How Many Zika Cases Showed Up At The Olympics?

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 12:48pm

Before the games, computer scientists weren't worried about the spread of Zika. But some public health experts were. What does the data show?

A New Course At Arkansas Colleges: How To Not Get Pregnant

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 12:32pm

Arkansas, a Bible Belt state that emphasizes abstinence only in high school, is launching a mandatory program in its colleges and universities on strategies to prevent unplanned pregnancy.

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