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Facing A Shaky Future, Nebraska Family Farm Ponders A Renaissance

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 7:24am

Even as the American agricultural industry is dominated by big operations, small family farms like the Jantzens' wonder what's next. So Katie, the family's eldest daughter, is eyeing a reinvention.

Bernie Or Hillary: Catching Up With Young Democrat Roundtable

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 6:56am

The tone of the race has gotten nastier in recent days. Rachel Martin checks in with four young voters about the campaign. Two are supporting Bernie Sanders and two are backing Hillary Clinton.

The Boston Globe Imagines A Trump-Run America

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 6:56am

The Boston Globe printed a mock front page Sunday on its Ideas section, satirizing a potential Donald Trump presidency. Rachel Martin talks with editor Kathleen Kingsbury about the commentary.

High Stakes And Rivalry As NBA Season Draws To An End

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 6:56am

The regular basketball season ends next week with some dramatic, potentially record-setting games in store. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Mike Pesca of The Gist about the league's best and worst teams.

Rearrange The Letters In These Names To Solve This Puzzle

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 6:56am

Every answer this week is an anagram of a six-letter girl's name. Take the name and the synonym and identify the anagram.

With Hollywood's Advanced Digital Face-Lifting, Do We Even Need Actors?

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 6:56am

Rachel Martin talks to journalist Logan Hill about the often invisible digital retouching in media. You can now digitally replace just about anything on an actor's body — including the actor himself.

One Year Later, Reverend Reflects On Freddie Gray

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 6:56am

Mourners gathered at Baltimore's New Shiloh Baptist Church for Freddie Gray's funeral almost a year ago. Reverend Harold Carter Jr. talks to Rachel Martin about how the community has been affected.

AdvoCare Responds To Scam Accusations

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 6:56am

The multi-level marketing company AdvoCare responds to last week's conversation between NPR's Rachel Martin and ESPN journalist Mina Kimes.

Alt.Latino Gets Experimental

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 6:56am

Rachel Martin talks to Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd, the hosts of NPR's Alt. Latino podcast, about three new songs from incredible female artists, ranging from groovy to sultry, to experimental.

Revisiting Rolling Stone's Discredited Campus Rape Story

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 6:56am

T. Rees Shapiro, a reporter withTthe Washington Post who helped break the story, updates Rachel Martin on what's happened since the magazine's retracted story on a rape at the University of Virginia

Hanging On: A Pressured Middle Class In Economic Recovery

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 6:56am

In a new weekly segment, we'll examine the increasing pressure on the middle class and how that's driving political discourse. Rachel Martin begins by interviewing The Atlantic's Derek Thompson.

Paris Terror Suspect Confesses He Was In Video With Brussels Bombers

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 6:56am

Paris terror suspect Mohamed Abrini, who was arrested Friday, confessed to prosecutors that he was "the man in the hat," seen in surveillance video before the deadly terror attacks in Brussels.

A Case For State Religious Freedom Laws

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 6:56am

After the religious freedom bill was passed in Mississippi this week, we hear from someone who backs the policy. Rachel Martin speaks with Matt Sharp of the Alliance Defending Freedom.

Doggone It, Why Do They Make It So Hard To Take A Pooch On A Plane?

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 6:00am

Our 94-pound Rhodesian Ridgeback has moved from the U.S. to Kenya, then to Nepal and now to Turkey. It was really ruff.

Frodo, Bilbo, Kullervo: Tolkien's Finnish Adventure

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 6:00am

While still at university, J.R.R. Tolkein became fascinated by Finnish mythology, abandoning his Classics degree to adapt the epic Story of Kullervo — work that led to the creation of Middle Earth.

Buster Keaton And Samuel Beckett Walk Into A Movie Studio ...

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 4:55am

In 1964, the silent film master and the celebrated playwright made a film together. It was Beckett's first movie — and it showed. Notfilm tells the story of their collaboration.

A Former Mexican President Looks At Trump And Sees A 'Dictator'

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 4:47am

"We know about dictators in Latin America," Mexico's former president, Vicente Fox, tells NPR. "So I really want American citizens to really consider, is that really the best option that you have?"

For The Navajo Nation, Uranium Mining's Deadly Legacy Lingers

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 4:08am

Uranium mining on Navajo lands ended in 1986, but the tribe is still suffering profound health effects. The government started cleanup only recently; many of the polluters have gone out of business.

Kerala, India: At Least 100 Killed In Temple Fire

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 3:01am

A series of fireworks were set off early Sunday against local orders, triggering a massive fire that injured at least 200. Most were killed in the collapse of a building that stored the fireworks.

Cruz Puts Another Hurdle On Trump's Path To GOP Nomination

Sat, 04/09/2016 - 10:28pm

The Texas senator took home all 34 of Colorado's delegates, thanks in large part to an organized campaign strategy that could give him Trump a real fight for the nomination.

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