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Week In Politics: Cruz-Kasich Strategy, Trump Foreign Policy

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 3:24pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and the Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss Donald Trump's foreign policy speech, and Ted Cruz and John Kasich's plan to stop Trump.

Pentagon Report Says Airstrikes On Afghan Hospital Wasn't A War Crime

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 2:46pm

The Pentagon's investigation says none of the military personnel involved knew they were attacking a hospital. It says the assault, which killed dozens of people, was caused by a series of errors.

One Hand in Their Pockets, the Other in Their Hearts

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 2:11pm

We get some words of wisdom from journalist Enrique Acevedo — who recently went viral — about what's driving Latinos to get out and vote

Voices on Voting in the US Virgin Islands

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 2:11pm

People on the U.S. Virgin Islands, like on other U.S. territories, can't vote for President—yet they can serve in the military. We hear from some USVI residents about this strange contradiction.

Longtime Resident, First-Time Voter

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 2:11pm

With six months left until Election Day, many Latinos will be going to the polls, some for the very first time. What it means to become a U.S. citizen this election cycle.

The Generation Gap Between Latino Voters

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 2:11pm

Is there a generation gap dividing young and old Latino voters? Young Latinos seems to prefer Bernie Sanders, while older Latinos like Hillary Clinton.

Hillary Clinton and Honduras: The Left's Benghazi?

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 2:11pm

In the wake of the high-profile assassination of a human rights activist in Honduras, Hillary Clinton has received criticism for her role in driving U.S. policy in the 2009 Honduran coup.

The Latino Candidates for Veep

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 2:11pm

Will 2016 be the year of seeing both Republicans and Democrats choose Latinos as vice presidential candidates?

The Latinidad of Ted Cruz: Does it Even Matter?

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 2:11pm

Ted Cruz is the first Latino candidate to get as far as he has on a presidential nomination, yet the Latino community isn't excited about that narrative.

Politics Podcast: The Woman Card, Carly's Song and Respek

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 2:00pm

The politics team discuss the recent primary wins and losses, why Sanders won't run as an independent, and Donald Trump's comment about Hillary Clinton playing the "woman card."

Cracker Jack's Prize In The Box Will Now Be Digitized

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 1:43pm

Frito-Lay is upending its tradition of including a physical prize with the peanut-and-popcorn treat. Now you'll get a QR code to scan for "mobile digital experiences." Cracker Jack fans aren't amused.

Neanderthals Were Less Picky Eaters Than Early Humans

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 1:36pm

During the Ice Age, it seems Neanderthals tended to chow down on whatever was most readily available. Early humans, on the other hand, maintained a consistent diet regardless of environmental changes.

Jonathan Bush, Co-Founder of athenahealth

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 1:28pm

Host Jessica Harris talks with Jonathan Bush, co-founder of athenahealth, an internet healthcare management company. Harris also talks with Mario Schlosser, founder of Oscar Health.

West Wing Fans: 'C.J. Cregg' Returns To The White House Briefing Room

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 1:26pm

Actress Allison Janney, who played the White House press secretary in the NBC drama made a surprise appearance during the daily press briefing to talk about opioid addiction.

Latino USA

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 1:22pm

Extended PEN Interviews for Latino USA

Supreme Court Sets Deadline On Lower Court's Texas Voter ID Law Ruling

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 1:01pm

More than 18 months after it was kept alive by an appeals court's stay, Texas' controversial voter ID law remains in place.

Social Media Buzz: 'Dads Don't Babysit' And #EndGunViolence

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 12:52pm

Femi Oke of Al Jazeera English joins Here & Now's Robin Young to discuss stories currently getting traction on social media.

To Be Or Not To Be Falsely Equivalent: The Shakespeare Authorship Debate

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 12:50pm

Academics equate a Morning Edition interview to climate change denial.

What's A Delegate? And Why Do We Even Have Them In The First Place?

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 12:40pm

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Richard Pacelle, professor of political science at the University of Tennessee, to find some answers.

Songs We Love: Kaytranada, 'Glowed Up (Feat. Anderson .Paak)'

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 12:39pm

With an assist from the master of California mellow, the Montreal-based producer embodies that all-purpose millennial watchword: chill.




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