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Lady Bird Director Greta Gerwig

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 3:33pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Greta Gerwig, the Oscar-nominated director of the film Lady Bird about teenage friendship and complex, sometimes messy, female characters.

Bank Theft Brazilian Style

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 3:32pm

In Rio de Janeiro, thieves are robbing banks by blowing them up. The country's president is putting the military in charge of security there.

U.S. Seeks To Put Pakistan On Global Terror List

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 3:30pm

The U.S. is trying to get Pakistan put on a global terror watch list in the latest sign of tensions between the two countries.

National Politics Impact Local Elections

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 3:29pm

In Wisconsin, President Donald Trump's controversial comments and policies are figuring into the normally quiet, nominally nonpartisan race for state Supreme Court justice.

Texas GOP Official's Web Post Distributed By Russian Bot

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 3:28pm

Dwayne Wright, chairman of the San Jacinto County Republican Party, discovered a photo of his was shared by the web based group Heart of Texas part of Russia's campaign to influence the 2016 election.

Varied Reaction To Florida School Shooting

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 3:24pm

The Parkland, Florida school shooting has spurred student activists into action advocating gun control. But some people believe the problem is with society breakdown not guns.

State Legislator For Parkland, Florida On Gun Control Measures

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 3:19pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Rep. Jared Moskowitz who represents Parkland where last week's fatal school shootings occurred about whether any new gun regulations will go anywhere.

Idaho Ski Club Postcard

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 3:16pm

Chic ski resorts may seem the natural destination for downhill enthusiasts. Years ago, North America sprouted many little volunteer run ski clubs like Bald Mountain in Idaho.

The Experts Known As 'Ice Meisters' Create Perfect Olympic Skating Surfaces

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 3:13pm

They're not the Zamboni drivers. These skilled technicians know how to make ice for figure skating, speedskating, hockey and curling — each requiring different temperatures, textures and hardness.

(Image credit: Amin Mohammad Jamali/Getty Images)

Teens 'Lie In' At White House To Push For Stronger Gun Control

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 2:20pm

In solidarity with their peers attacked in last week's school shooting in Florida, D.C. area students called for gun control reform Monday. Hundreds more demonstrations are expected in coming weeks.

(Image credit: Evan Vucci/AP)

Rubio Calls On China-Backed Confucius Institutes In The U.S. To Close

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 12:52pm

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida is warning of the national security risk posed by Chinese-funded Confucius Institutes housed at U.S. universities.

How Analog Audio Recording Lives On

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 12:40pm

Today, sound recording has totally changed and magnetic tape technology has all but been abandoned. Or, so one would think.

Sweden Turns Away From Cash

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 12:33pm

A survey by Insight Intelligence found that only 25 percent of people in Sweden paid in cash once a week in 2017. That's down from 63 percent four years earlier.

U.S. Women Cross-Country Skiers Look For First Olympic Medal

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 12:27pm

The U.S. has only won one medal in cross-country skiing, and it was in the 1976 Olympic Games. No American woman has ever won an Olympic medal in the sport.

Soldier-Bobsledder On Order To Make U.S. Proud At Winter Games

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 12:23pm

The Army has seven active-duty soldiers competing with Team USA at the Winter Olympics, including bobsledder Nick Cunningham.

U.S., Canada Set For Rematch In Women's Hockey Gold Medal Game

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 12:20pm

The U.S. women's hockey team advanced to the gold medal final with a 5-0 win over Finland.

On Presidents Day, Looking At The Latest From The Trump Administration

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 12:12pm

Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Julian Zelizer, professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University and a CNN political analyst.

Disability Advocates Say Republican Bill Weakens Americans With Disabilities Act

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 12:06pm

The ADA Education and Reform Act, passed by House Republicans Thursday, would make it harder for people to sue businesses that do not comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Why Is Immigration Considered Controversial?

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:52am

There's actually a lot of agreement on the issue if you look at public opinion, The Atlantic's Derek Thompson writes.

Author Traces Life Of Annie Smith Peck, 'Queen Of The Climbers'

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:40am

In 1895, the 45-year-old mountaineer was named as the third woman ever to summit the Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps — and the first woman to do it in pants.

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