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Finally, Some Good News For Manatees And Green Sea Turtles

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 3:36pm

These two species have been in danger of extinction for decades, but have responded well to conservation efforts. Those measures are going to stay in effect.

Anonymous Football Player Details Fear Of Health Risks In 'NFL Confidential'

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 3:31pm

In part two of their conversation, NPR's Audie Cornish talks to an anonymous professional football player, whose new book is called NFL Confidential, about the fear of injury from playing football.

Congress Ends Ban On Federal Funding For Needle Exchange Programs

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 3:31pm

The U.S. Congress has ended a ban on federal funding for syringe exchange programs. The recent rise of abuse of heroin and prescription painkillers via injection motivated lawmakers to revisit the issue. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Rep. Hal Rogers of Kentucky, a Republican who led the effort.

Music Review: 'Blackstar,' David Bowie

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 3:31pm

Music critic Will Hermes reviews the new album from David Bowie which is being called Blackstar.

Forecast For Vikings-Seahawks Game Reminds Former Player Of 'Freezer Bowl'

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 3:31pm

The weather for Sunday's Vikings vs. Seahawks football game looks like it will be ridiculously cold. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Dave Lapham, a former player for the Cincinnati Bengals and currently the color analyst for the Bengals radio broadcast, about how to survive the frigid conditions.

Lottery Pitfalls: What Not To Do If You Win

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 3:31pm

The Powerball jackpot has reached a record $800 million. Jon Ogg of "24/7 Wall Street" tells us what not to do if you're the winner.

Amid Chinese Uncertainty, U.S. Economy Shows Strength With Jobs Report

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 3:31pm

After a frightening week for global financial markets, the U.S. economy showed real strength on Friday when the Labor Department released the December jobs report. It showed employers added 292,000 jobs, which is a strong number.

Week In Politics: Gun Control Debate, Republican Presidential Race

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 3:31pm

Political columnists David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post join NPR's Kelly McEvers to discuss the latest in the gun regulations debate, and Marco Rubio's tactics to compete for Ted Cruz votes.

Homeland Security Hints At Crackdown On 'Real IDs'

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 3:31pm

The government is warning that come Sunday residents of some states might need a passport to enter military bases and other federal facilities unless those states make changes to their drivers licenses. At issue is a law Congress passed after Sept. 11 to make it more difficult for people to use fake IDs. The government has been waiving the "Real ID Act" in many states but is warning those days may soon end.

Why Does The Federal Government Manage So Much Public Land In The West?

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 3:31pm

The federal government owns huge swaths of land in the West. How it came to have all that land and authority over it is complicated and fraught with ages old controversies. NPR explores the history of land ownership in the West.

Philadelphia Police Investigate Extremist Connections In Officer Ambush

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 3:31pm

A Philadelphia man is in custody after allegedly ambushing a city police officer in his squad car. The officer is recovering from the attack. The man told police he shot the officer in the name of Islam and ISIS. Philadelphia's police commissioner says the city is looking for connections between the shooter and extremist groups. The man has a criminal record and the commissioner referred to him as appearing deranged.

Mexico Recaptures Drug Kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 3:31pm

Mexican authorities announce the recapture of Joaquin Guzman Loera, aka "El Chapo," the drug kingpin who escaped a maximum security prison six months ago.

'Star Wars' Just Keeps Breaking Records

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 3:31pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to director J.J. Abrams about making the movie; he says he feels an 'enormous relief that it's out in the world.' Warning: This will not be a spoiler-free conversation!

Sabiduría: Staying True to Yourself

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 3:18pm

Chicana feminist Cherríe Moraga tells a story of sticking to her beliefs in the face of a massive institution.

Cristela on Bringing Her Perspective to the Work of Sitcoms

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 3:18pm

We revisit Maria Hinojosa's conversation with comedian Cristela Alonzo about her short-lived sitcom Cristela! The show has found a new audience online on Netflix.

The Enduring Feminist Wisdom of Cherríe Moraga

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 3:18pm

Chicana feminist Cherríe Moraga explains why the woman-of-color feminism she helped champion decades ago is needed now more than ever.

U.S. Forces Increasingly Drawn Back Into Afghanistan's Battles

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 2:31pm

The president said the U.S. combat mission is over, but a Green Beret died Tuesday during an assault on Taliban forces. "Americans are very much in the thick of these fights," says a retired general.

The Year in B2B DJ Sets

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 2:26pm

Listen to the year's best dance-music tag-teams featuring Disclosure, Seth Troxler, Four Tet, Floating Points, Eric Prydz, Maya Jane Coles, Michael Mayer and others.

Powerball Pot At Record $800 Million — And Growing

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 2:08pm

Before the next drawing, on Saturday night, experts say the lottery could top $1 billion.




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