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Josh Ritter On World Cafe

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 1:46pm

Listen to the prolific songwriter perform at World Cafe Live and speak with host Talia Schlanger about his latest album, Gathering.

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When More Vegan Meals Are The Goal, What Is The Strategy?

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 1:18pm

Activist Tobias Leenaert counsels vegans and vegetarians to focus on vegan meals rather than vegan identities — and to talk encouragingly with meat reducers, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.

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Trump's Opioid Commission Releases Recommendations

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:52pm

Lev Facher, Washington correspondent for STAT, joins Here & Now's Robin Young with more on what to expect.

Vive Les Gourmands! How Six American Expats In Paris Changed How We Eat

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:44pm

A new book chronicles the gastronomic adventures of six influential Americans in the City of Lights and what they brought back to the U.S.

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What Funding Cuts At Midwestern Public Universities Mean For The Region's Economy

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:40pm

Public universities in the Midwest have conducted some of the country's most important research, leading to scientific and technological breakthroughs.

Obama Takes to Twitter to Promote Obamacare Enrollment

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:38pm

The former president, who has been reticent on policy issues, uses his star power to urge people to shop for health insurance as open enrollment opens on the exchanges.

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Fears Of A Black Market After Calif. Bans Some Commercial Breeding

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:35pm

Pet stores in California will only be able to sell dogs, cats, and rabbits rescued from shelters — but that doesn't mean the so-called "puppy mills" are going away.

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Market Highs Ride Positive Corporate Earnings

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:33pm

U.S. stocks opened at record highs Wednesday morning, after ending the month of October in positive territory.

Food Access Advocates Walk The Long Walk ... To The Nearest Grocery Store

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:29pm

Nearly 40 million Americans live miles away from fresh, healthy food, and participants in the "Grocery Walk" wanted to show how difficult it can be to get basic items in these often low-income areas.

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Pharrell's N.E.R.D. Is Back, And Rihanna Is Here To Help

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:22pm

"Lemon" features Rihanna spitting bars over crisp and spare production that wouldn't be out of place on an early Neptunes joint.

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Trump Slams Democrats After NYC Attack; GOP Tax Bill Delayed

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:20pm

Political analysts Angela Rye and Paris Dennard weigh in on Trump's reaction to the truck attack, and the latest on Republican tax cut efforts.

On The Scene Of The Niger Ambush

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:11pm

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with CNN senior international correspondent Arwa Damon, who visited the scene of the Oct. 4 attack.

Guest DJ: Weaves

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:08pm

The infectious Toronto band can bring to mind Bruce Springsteen or seminal punk acts from the early '80s.

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Investigators Probe Motive, Background Of NYC Attack Suspect

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:06pm

The suspect accused of killing eight people in a truck attack along the Hudson River Tuesday is from Uzbekistan and has been living legally in the U.S. since 2010.

As ISIS Promotes Vehicle Attacks, Terrorists Strike In Europe And U.S.

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:35am

The Islamic State began urging supporters to carry out vehicle attacks last year. Europe, where weapons are harder to obtain, has suffered multiple attacks. Now New York has been hit.

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Andrew Combs On Mountain Stage

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:22am

Hear the Nashville-based songwriter perform songs from his recent release Canyons Of My Mind during his first appearance on Mountain Stage.

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NPR's Head Of News Resigns Following Harassment Allegations

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:13am

"This morning I asked Mike Oreskes for his resignation because of inappropriate behavior," NPR CEO Jarl Mohn said in a memo to NPR staff. "I have received his resignation, effective immediately."

Utah Nurse Arrested For Doing Her Job Reaches $500,000 Settlement

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:10am

Body camera footage showed a Salt Lake City officer roughly arresting nurse Alex Wubbels for following a hospital policy. She plans to use some of the money to help others get access to police video.

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Lawmakers Grill Tech Firms On Russia's Use Of Social Media To Influence 2016 Election

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:47am

Executives for major tech firms, including Google, Facebook and Twitter, take questions in Congress on Wednesday about their role in Russian interference in the last election.

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