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The Mellon Family And The Start Of The National Gallery Of Art

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 4:02am

Philanthropist and art collector Paul Mellon gave the gift of art to the American people. The National Gallery of Art in Washington is honoring that gift as part of its 75th anniversary celebration.

Trump's Primary Comments May Have Widened The Divide With Latino Voters

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 4:02am

Republicans already face a deficit with Latino voters, and comments made by Trump may have worsened his position in an important swing state: Colorado. Renee Montagne talks to California State Senator Joel Anderson about his support for presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump.

New Mexico Ended Civil Asset Forfeiture. Why Then Is It Still Happening?

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 4:02am

New Mexico passed a sweeping overhaul of civil asset forfeiture — the process through which police can seize suspicious assets without obtaining a conviction. Legislators say some cities' budgets are so dependent on forfeited assets that they disregarding the law.

Momentum Grows To Oust California Judge After Rape Sentence Sparks Outrage

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 4:02am

A California judge is under fire for giving what some are calling a slap on the wrist to a former Stanford University student convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman after a frat party. The student, who was facing up to 14 years in prison, was sentenced to 6 months in county jail.

Chicago's Fine Arts Building Has 10 Floors But Innumerable Stories

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 4:02am

Let's take a trip to Chicago. On a prime block of Michigan Avenue stands the Fine Arts Building. Producer and violinist David Schulman takes us on an audio tour with the people who know the building the best.

How The Stories Told Of Brilliant Scientists Affect Kids' Interest In The Field

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 4:02am

New social science study examines the effects of stories on achievement. Researchers found that students perform better in science where they read stories about how famous scientists struggled rather than when they read stories about what those scientists achieved.

Family Won't Be Charged In Gorilla Incident At Cincinnati Zoo

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 4:02am

Local authorities will not charge the mother of the 3-year-old boy who fell into a gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo last month. The gorilla was shot and killed by an emergency response team sent to rescue the child.

Where The Latino Voting Bloc Stands With The Remaining Presidential Candidates

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 4:02am

David Greene talks to Mindy Romero, director of the California Civic Engagement Project, about the distribution of the Latino vote this election cycle, and what the candidates risk losing by not appealing to them early and consistently.

Clinton Has The Delegates To Claim Democratic Nomination, AP Tally Shows

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 4:02am

In addition to Renee Montagne's conversation with former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, a Clinton supporter, Tamara Keith reports on Clinton campaign in California.

The View From The Sanders' Campaign

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 4:02am

David Greene talks to the N.J. chairman of Bernie Sanders' campaign, state Assemblyman and Democratic superdelegate John Wisniewski. Sam Sanders is covering the Bernie Sanders campaign in California.

In U.S.-China Talks, The Metaphors Flow Freely

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 4:02am

Ancient Chinese poetry and quick metaphors are the go-to rhetorical aids in the latest meet-up between American and Chinese counterparts.

With Anti-Poverty Plan, Ryan And House GOP Launch 2016 Campaign Agenda

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 4:00am

Speaker Ryan is leading the effort to outline the GOP's goals after this election. The series of proposals will leave room for presumptive nominee Donald Trump to put his stamp on the party platform.

While Grieving Continues, Church Shooting Was Charleston's Call To Action

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 3:49am

It's been nearly a year since a gunman killed nine worshippers at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C. The attack shocked the community and exposed lingering racial tension.

What Makes America (And Civilization) Great

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 3:11am

From inventing ways to clean water on large scales, to building the internet, to landing a science lab on Mars, we've been solving problems with big dreams made real for 240 years, says Adam Frank.

How Google's Laszlo Bock Is Making Work Better

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 11:10pm

This week on Hidden Brain, Shankar talks to Google's Laszlo Bock. Insider tips and insights about what works — and what doesn't work — in recruiting, motivating, and retaining a talented workforce.

AP: Clinton Heads Into Final Primaries With Enough Delegates For Nomination

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 10:02pm

The Associated Press says that with additional commitments from superdelegates, Clinton has now crossed the threshold of 2383 delegates.

California Rape Case Sentence Sparks Outrage

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 8:33pm

Former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner was sentenced to six months in county jail for sexual assault. Prosecutors had recommended six years in prison. An online petition seeks the judge's recall.

Clinton Has Enough Delegates To Claim Democratic Nomination, AP Reports

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 7:42pm

Clinton is the first woman ever to head a major-party ticket in this country. She now has the commitment from the 2,383 delegates necessary to become the presumptive nominee.

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