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The View From Here: Thomson, Ill., And It's Mostly Unused Mazimum Security Prison

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 4:07am

Morning Edition begins a new election year series called: "The View From Here." We'll be listening to voters across the country, discovering: how where you live defines what you need from your government. David Greene visits Thomson, Illinois, home to a maximum security prison that has been virtually unused since it opened 16 years ago.

Presidential Campaign Moves From Wisconsin Nice To New York Nasty

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 4:07am

The focus of the presidential contest has moved to New York, a state where both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton can claim roots. The two Democratic candidates have traded in their rather gentle jabs for sniping over who's qualified to be president.

Online Comfort For Real-World Cancer Can Be Surprisingly Sweet

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 4:00am

Steve Julian is a morning anchor for KPCC-FM in Los Angeles, a playwright and a former cop. His communities are legion, and all cared deeply when he got his terminal diagnosis. How best to reach out?

The 'Larger Than Life' Legend Of The Ballpark Aisles

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 3:32am

Clarence "Fancy Clancy" Haskett has been selling beer and snacks at Baltimore Orioles games so long, he's made vending an art form. "My mindset is I'm a professional athlete," he says.

Pop Culture Happy Hour Exclusive Preview

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 11:07pm

Trey Graham returns to Pop Culture Happy Hour for a discussion of the best bad movies. Then, Glen Weldon tests the panel in a top-secret quiz. Plus, what's making us happy this week.

A 'War' On Wheels: The Biker Shootout At Waco, And What Came Next

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 9:17pm

A shootout between two rival biker groups in Waco, Texas, left nine people dead. On this episode of Embedded, Kelly McEvers tries to understand what caused the fight.

Call A Random Swede? We Tried It Out

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 6:59pm

As a way to encourage communication between people from different countries, Sweden invited people from all over the world to call a number that would connect them to a random Swede. So we did.

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