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Cultural Appropriation In Pop Music — When Are Artists Are In The Wrong?

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 7:41am

When Coldplay and Beyoncé released the music video for their new song, they were immediately accused of cultural appropriation. What does that mean? And how pervasive is it in the music industry?

Super Bowl 50 Tightens Cybersecurity

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 7:41am

This year's Super Bowl will be held in the most technologically advanced stadium in the world. FBI special agent John Lightfoot talks to NPR's Rachel Martin about the threat of cyber attacks.

South Korea, Allies Condemn North Korean Rocket Launch

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 7:41am

North Korea launched a long-range rocket Saturday, defying warnings of tougher sanctions. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Seoul correspondent Elise Hu about reaction from South Korea and its allies.

Clinton And Sanders Test New Campaign Tactics Ahead Of New Hampshire

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 7:41am

Hillary Clinton is trailing Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire. The way they're campaigning in that state ahead of Tuesday's primary tells you something about how they're positioned in the race.

TV Ad-Spending Bonanza Revs Up In New Hampshire

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 7:41am

Presidential campaigns are spending tens of millions of dollars ahead of the New Hampshire primary. That's a windfall for the state's only network TV affiliate, where much of the money is being spent.

Australia Maintains Detention Policy For Boat-Traveling Refugees

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 7:41am

The Australian High Court has upheld the country's policy of sending asylum-seekers to remote offshore detention centers. Rachel Martin talks to Matt Siegel of Reuters in Australia about the decision.

From Gangland To San Fran, Here's A Puzzle With A Grand Plan

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 7:41am

Every answer given in this week's puzzle is a compound word or a familiar two-word phrase, in which each part contains the consecutive letters A-N.

Love The Music Of Coen Brothers Films? You Can Thank Carter Burwell

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 7:41am

Burwell has scored 16 movies for the Coens, but his work on Hail, Caesar! — as well as Todd Haynes' Carol, for which he's nominated for an Oscar — presented a few brand-new challenges.

For Singer Ane Brun, 'Freedom Is Really An Absence Of Fear'

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 7:41am

"Let your mind and body rest so it can heal." That's the mantra that inspired the Norwegian artist on her latest album, When I'm Free.

South Africans Lacking Permanent Housing Seen As Squatters

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 7:41am

A post-apartheid promise that hasn't been realized was housing for all, or at least for more. Many South Africans still lack homes, with some pushed out of the temporary structures they build.

Slow Jam Takes Los Angeles Drivers Out Of Fast Lane

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 7:41am

The mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Carcetti, came up with a novel way to warn drivers of a major road closure.

Carly Fiorina Pulled From Debate – But Still In The Race

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 7:41am

Carly Fiorina was the only candidate to be excluded from Saturday's GOP debate. Rachel Martin talks with Fiorina about the debate, and her rationale for staying in the race despite her low numbers.

Rubio And Cruz Targeted In GOP Debate

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 7:41am

Seven Republican candidates faced off in New Hampshire Saturday night, just days ahead of that state's primary. Fireworks flew as several candidates face a make-or-break election.

Day After Deadly Quake In Taiwan, Survivors Still Emerging From Rubble

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 7:41am

More than 170 people have been saved from a collapsed high-rise building, and rescuers believe more survivors are trapped inside. At least 26 people are confirmed dead after Saturday's earthquake.

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