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How A Cheese Factory Is Transforming The Landscape Of Northern Colorado

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 1:03pm

Leprino's is the largest mozzarella manufacturer in the world. Now that the company is expanding, Colorado dairy farmers are beefing up their operations. The changes don't come without costs.

Songs We Love: Esmé Patterson, 'No River'

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 1:00pm

Patterson casts light on the assumption people make about a woman: that she's inexhaustibly strong, yet mysteriously dangerous. "I'm human, I'm human," she reminds us.

North Dakota’s Only Congressman Backs Trump As The Likely GOP Nominee

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 12:52pm

Congressman Kevin Cramer's endorsement comes after Trump won the Indiana primary Tuesday.

Pregnant Women Are The 'Forgotten Victims' Of War

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 12:44pm

Doctors and midwives may have fled. Getting to a clinic could be risky. Women have even been shot while giving birth.

DJ Sessions: From Southern Fried Soul To Dance Party Duos

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 12:40pm

In this week's DJ Sessions, we spoke with KCRW's Raul Campos about "southern fried soul" from Texas and a dance duo from Los Angeles.

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals On World Cafe

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 12:38pm

Hear why now was the right time for Harper to reunite with his longtime backing band.

Facing Drought, Zimbabwe Says It Is Selling Off Wild Animals

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 12:19pm

A government minister said the proceeds will be used "to buy food and secure water facilities for distressed animals." Zimbabwe is famous for parks full of animals such as elephants and lions.

To Play Sports Under Taliban Rule, 'Different Kind Of Daughter' Dressed As A Boy

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 12:16pm

Growing up in the tribal region of Pakistan, Maria Toorpakai pretended she was a boy in order to compete as a weightlifter. Later she became an internationally known squash player.

From 'Once' To 'Sing Street': Director John Carney Infuses Movies With Music

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 12:16pm

The Irish director and screenwriter talks to Fresh Air's Ann Marie Baldonado about his new film, which tells the story of a young teenager in 1980s Dublin who discovers pop music and starts a band.

Advance In Human Embryo Research Rekindles Ethical Debate

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 12:04pm

Scientists have been able to keep human embryos alive twice as long as before. The technique is reopening a debate over a rule limiting research on human embryos to 14 days.

How Did Donald Trump Become The Likely GOP Nominee?

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 11:52am

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson traces Trump's path from his announcement to his primary election and caucus victories.

Hurry: Buy Space On An Olympic Runner

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 11:45am

Nick Symmonds, a two-time Olympian, is auctioning space on his shoulder on eBay to make a point about earnings for elite runners.

For Insomniacs, Behavioral Therapy Is Better Than Sleeping Pills

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 11:40am

If you have chronic insomnia, the American College of Physicians this week said that it's better treated with therapy than sleeping pills.

Home Care Workers Are In Demand, But Poorly Paid

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 11:35am

Employees of one of the nation's fastest growing industries also make some of its lowest wages.

#MayThe4thBeWithYou: How The Internet Is Celebrating Star Wars

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 11:30am

It's Star Wars day, so dust off your Stormtrooper costume and bake a Princess Leia cupcake. (Just kidding, we know there's no dust on that costume.)

TSA Boosts Number Of Security Staff, Aiming At Airport Bottlenecks

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 11:26am

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson hopes that adding staff to security checkpoints will prevent longer wait times that had been projected for this summer.

Minimum Wage: An Award-Winning Chef's Solution

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 11:20am

In Seattle, some entrepreneurs are embracing the call for a higher minimum wage.

Kasich Dropping Out Of Presidential Race; Donald Trump Assured GOP Nomination

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 11:17am

The Ohio governor is suspending his presidential campaign, leaving Donald Trump assured of the GOP nomination. Kasich only won one state, his home of Ohio,and was far behind in the delegate count.

A Shot At An Equal Education

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 11:11am

How much does it cost to educate a student? Michigan is wrapping up a school funding study.

Indiana Primary Halts Ted Cruz’s Campaign

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 11:06am

We speak with NPR's Ron Elving about Cruz's campaign and the likely presidential nominees for both parties.

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