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In 'Monsters,' Graphic Novelist Emil Ferris Embraces The Darkness Within

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 12:58pm

After West Nile virus left her paralyzed, the Chicago illustrator had to relearn how to draw. She says that experience was key to the publication of My Favorite Thing Is Monsters.

(Image credit: Fantagraphics)

For Opioid-Addicted Inmates, More Jails Rely On Vivitrol

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 12:52pm

Untreated inmates are 12 times more likely to overdose in the first two weeks after they are released. But one drug may offer a solution.

Remembering Michael Sharp, American U.N. Worker Killed In Congo

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 12:40pm

Sharp, 34, was part of the U.N. "Group of Experts" tasked with conflict resolution in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Trump Administration May Make Only Modest Changes To NAFTA

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 12:33pm

The Trump administration may be willing to live with some of the most controversial provisions of the trade agreement, according to The Wall Street Journal.

13 Church Members Killed In Collision Between Bus, Pickup Truck In Texas

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 12:21pm

Federal investigators have begun looking into what caused the wreck 75 miles west of San Antonio. The victims, who ranged in age from 61 to 87, were returning from a retreat.

Former Lawmakers Favor Independent Commission To Probe Russian Election Meddling

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 12:20pm

"I am not impressed that the Congress is sufficiently united to do a careful job," longtime Democratic Rep. Lee Hamilton tells Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson.

Santander Bank To Pay $26 Million Over Subprime Auto-Loan Lending Practices

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 12:15pm

Here & Now's Robin Young talks with Deirdre Fernandes, business reporter with The Boston Globe, about the bank's practices, and the settlement.

Canadian Court Decision A Victory For Aboriginal Rights

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 12:12pm

Canada declared the Sinixt extinct decades ago. But the tribe is back in Canada, thanks in large part to a landmark court case.

North Carolina Lawmakers To Vote On 'Bathroom Bill' Repeal

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 12:06pm

Some advocates say the new bill isn't enough, and it remains to be seen if the repeal will pass.

Watch Electric Guest Perform 'Dear To Me' Live In The Studio

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 12:00pm

In a highlight of its live set for KCRW, the Los Angeles indie-pop group plays the first single from Plural.

(Image credit: Dustin Downing/KCRW)

A Debt Collector Is Killed In China, Triggering Debate Over Right To Self-Defense

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 11:56am

"China's law does not really encourage people to defend themselves, because that would be encouraging them to rise up and resist [authority]," a Chinese lawyer noted.

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U.S. Arrests Mexican State Prosecutor, Says He's Also A Drug Smuggler Named 'Diablo'

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 11:10am

U.S. prosecutors say they'll seek to compel Edgar Veytia to forfeit some $250 million if he's convicted. He was arrested this week in San Diego.

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Tillerson Asserts 'Difficult Choices' Are Ahead For U.S. And Turkey

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 11:08am

The U.S. secretary of state's remarks at a joint news conference punctuated a day of delicate discussions in Turkey, which is facing a number of issues at home and abroad.

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A Forgotten Shipwreck Imperils Washington's Oysters

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 10:53am

The sunken Hero, an Antarctic research vessel from the 1960s, is leaking oil into Willapa Bay, where more than half of the state's oysters are grown. And no one knows how to remove it.

(Image credit: Molly Solomon/Oregon Public Broadcasting)

From The Archives: Hear Tracy Chapman's First NPR Interview, From 1988

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 10:33am

Hear the "Fast Car" singer talk about her self-titled debut album in this 1988 interview from All Things Considered.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the artist )

The U.S. Is Ramping Up Military Engagement, Which Could Be A Risk For Trump

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 10:29am

President Trump seems to have given the U.S. military a freer hand — but without apparent diplomatic or political strategies to accompany the increased military engagement.

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Lonely People Report More Severe Cold Symptoms, Study Finds

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 10:11am

The study builds on previous evidence linking loneliness to more serious health problems, but the findings do not link the sheer size of a person's social network to cold symptom severity.

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Top Stories: N.C. 'Bathroom Bill'; Trump Revised Travel Ban Still Blocked

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 9:22am

Also: President Trump invites China's president to his Florida resort, Seattle will sue the Trump administration over sanctuary cities; and David Friedman is the new U.S. ambassador to Israel.

Songs We Love: The Secret Sisters, 'Tennessee River Runs Low'

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 9:00am

Alabama's humid sense of wonder runs through The Secret Sisters' third album, You Don't Own Me Anymore. Visual folk artists Butch Anthony and John Henry Toney appear in the duo's new video.

(Image credit: Abraham Rowe/Courtesy of the artist)

Hear The First Single From Dan Auerbach's New Solo Record 'Waiting On A Song'

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 9:00am

There's new music coming from Black Keys guitarist and songwriter Dan Auerbach — despite the fact that the video for his new song clearly shows he's been abducted by aliens.

(Image credit: Alysse Gafkjen/Courtesy of the artist)




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