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Clock Continues To Tick On Flint's Drinking Water Crisis

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:06am

For more than two years, residents of Flint, Michigan, have had unsafe drinking water. Steve Inskeep talks to Bishop Bernadel (Burr-nuh-DELL) Jefferson of Faith Deliverance Center, a church in Flint, who has become one of the leaders of the fight for clean water.

Obama To Travel To Flint, Where City Water Still Requires A Filter

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:06am

President Obama visits Flint, Michigan, on Wednesday for the first time since the city's water crisis began. Flint residents are still relying on bottled water and faucet filters to get safe drinking water.

Scientists Look To Insects To Diagnose The Health Of A National Park

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:06am

Put on your waders and foam-soled boots — we're about to adventure into a shallow creek in Great Smoky Mountains National Park which straddles the border of North Carolina and Tennessee. Entomologist Becky Nichols uses insects to evaluate the health of the park's streams and the ecosystems they are part of.

Rep. Tom Marino Weighs In On Trump's Victory In Indiana

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep talks to Pennsylvania Republican Congressman Tom Marino, who supports Donald Trump.

Cruz Drops Out Of GOP Race; Party Official Calls Trump 'Presumptive Nominee'

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:06am

The race for the GOP presidential nomination is all but over. After losing in Indiana Tuesday night, Senator Ted Cruz suspended his campaign. That leaves Trump and Ohio Governor John Kasich, and Trump has a commanding lead over Kasich.

While The GOP Race Is Essentially Over, Sanders And Clinton Press On

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:06am

Bernie Sanders won the Democratic primary in Indiana. It wasn't a big enough win to erode Hillary Clinton's massive lead in pledged delegates, but it was a win. Sanders vows to fight on.

Uptick In Fighting In Syria Keeps Humanitarian Aid From Aleppo

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:06am

Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. and Russia are working on details of a more durable cease-fire in Syria that would include Aleppo, the country's largest city. Rachel Martin talks to Jan Egeland, head of the Norwegian Refugee Council and an adviser to the U.N.'s special envoy for Syria, who is trying to expand the areas of Syria receiving humanitarian aid.

Hollywood Rediscovers Cuba. Is It Too Soon To Call It Havanawood?

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:06am

The first blockbuster since the U.S. embargo is filming in Cuba: Fast & Furious 8. Filmmakers are rushing to take advantage of the island's distinctive look and it's relatively cheap labor.

Indiana Primary: Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump Win; Ted Cruz Drops Out

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:06am

Donald Trump won decisively on Tuesday. NPR's Mara Liasson reports on the GOP turning point. And, Rachel Martin talks to Democratic pollster Margie Omero and Republican pollster Jim Hobart.

Amid Water Crisis, Obama Prepares To Visit Flint

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:00am

He's there to check in on federal efforts to help the Michigan city's residents after dangerous levels of lead in tap water were discovered last year.

As A Guerrilla Movement, Tiny Homes May Emerge As Alternative To Shelters

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 3:40am

Tiny homes are a growing solution to homeless veterans and vulnerable youth, especially those who identify as LGBTQ. But the movement faces challenges from regulations and neighbors across the nation.

Why Do Cities Keep Vying To Host The Olympics?

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 3:33am

They invariably never live up to what the politicians and construction moguls promise, says sports commentator Frank Deford.

Huge Wildfire Empties Canadian City In Forced Evacuation

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 3:33am

More than 6,500 acres have been damaged as residents of Fort McMurray, Alberta, are ordered to evacuate.

This Ain't Your Mama's Grindcore Band — It's His

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 3:32am

The Grindmother is a Canadian metal band that's just released its debut album. It's also what the group's 67-year-old lead singer prefers to be called.




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