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Hundreds Protest Shooting Of Unarmed Black Man In El Cajon, Calif.

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 7:28am

Police took nearly an hour to respond to a 911 call from a woman who said her mentally ill brother was acting erratically. About a minute after officers arrived on Tuesday, one shot and killed him.

First Listen: Conor Oberst, 'Ruminations'

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 6:00am

Oberst's distinctive warble is set against a spare patchwork of acoustic guitar, piano and the occasional harmonica, drawing most of the attention to his dark, personal words.

First Listen: Shovels & Rope, 'Little Seeds'

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 6:00am

Parenthood gives the husband-and-wife Americana duo the will to rock on an album that's informed by both birth and death.

First Listen: Phish, 'Big Boat'

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 6:00am

The band's 13th album feels like a tonal sequel to 2014's terrific Fuego, thanks to a balanced ear for Phish's on-stage exuberance and sonic cohesion.

First Listen: Brent Cobb, 'Shine On Rainy Day'

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 6:00am

On his first full-length album, the young country singer-songwriter imaginatively teases out the subtle textures of small-town life.

Hardboiled Historical Noir With A Heart In 'By Gaslight'

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 6:00am

Steven Price's hefty new novel stars William Pinkerton, whose father founded the famous detective agency that bears his name, plus a colorful cast of Victorian ne'er-do-wells. And a severed head.

Maine Teen Stopped For Driving Twice The Speed Limit On I-95

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 5:42am

Police say the 18-year-old driver of a Dodge Neon was driving at 146 mph. The speed limit is 70. The state policemen who stopped the driver said it was the fastest he'd ever clocked someone driving.

Maine Teen Stopped For Driving Twice The Speed Limit On I-95

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 5:07am

Police say the 18-year-old driver of a Dodge Neon was driving at 146 mph. The speed limit is 70. The state policemen who stopped the driver said it was the fastest he'd ever clocked someone driving.

'Working: Then & Now': Police Officer

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 4:09am

In 1971, Studs Terkel interviewed Renault (ren-AULT pronounce the T) Robinson, one of the few black Chicago police officers. Robinson spoke bluntly about the role of race in urban policing. This series, Working Then and Now, is the first broadcast of tapes that Terkel made for his book "Working." The interview comes from the Radio Diaries podcast and Project & [And].

Tech Group To Set Industry Standards For Artificial Intelligence

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 4:09am

Artificial intelligence is increasingly becoming part of everyday life: think Apple's Siri. Major tech firms formed a group to help the public understand AI and develop standards so it isn't misused.

Lawmakers In Congress Override Obama's Veto Of Sept. 11 Lawsuit Bill

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 4:09am

Renee Montagne talks to former Senator Bob Graham about the congressional override of President Obama's veto of a bill that would allow Sept. 11 victims' families to sue the Saudi government.

FCC To Vote On Controverisal Set-Top-Box Plan

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 4:09am

The Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to vote Thursday on a proposal to free you from having to rent your set-top box in order to watch cable TV. But the idea is not without controversy.

The Scandal That Envelops Wells Fargo Keeps Growing

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 4:09am

Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf goes before the House Financial Services Committee on Thursday to further respond to questions about the misuse of customer accounts. Former employees are suing the bank.

Early Voting Begins In The Battle Ground State Of Iowa

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 4:09am

Iowa starts early voting on Thursday and within a few weeks, millions of Americans will be casting early ballots. The rise of early voting has changed how campaigns operate.

Intense Unrest Follows Protests Against Zimbabwe's Longtime President

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 4:09am

The southern African nation of Zimbabwe is facing its most intense unrest in years. We examine what's fueling the anger, and the rising opposition against President Robert Mugabe.

U.S.-Saudi Relations Appear To Enter A New Phase

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 4:09am

The vote to override Obama's veto of a Sept. 11 lawsuit bill pits lawmakers from both parties against Saudi Arabia. On the other hand, the Senate has cleared the way for arms sales to the kingdom.

Breaking With Tradition, Ariz. Paper Backs Democrat Hillary Clinton

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 4:09am

The Arizona Republic has endorsed a Democrat for president for the first time in 126 years. Steve Inskeep talks to Nicole Carroll, editor of the paper, about why they are backing Hillary Clinton.

Flawed Research Tool Leads To Faulty Medical Findings

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 4:00am

Just as natural antibodies help your body find and fight microbial invaders, tailored research antibodies let scientists target and study cancer cells. But too many are poorly made, scientists say.

Stakes Grow Higher In The Cat-Bird Wars

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 3:54am

A new book — and an extraordinary backlash to it — has put poison, predator cats and at-risk wildlife front and center, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.

'Cup Noodles' Turns 45: A Closer Look At The Revolutionary Ramen Creation

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 3:48am

Today instant ramen is consumed in at least 80 countries around the world and even considered popular currency in American prisons.

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