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A Tour Through Mexico's Corruption Sites

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 12:12pm

Corruption is so common in Mexico that corrupt politicians are punchlines for comedians, and the inspiration behind popular songs.

Jonathan Demme And The Simple Power Of The Close-Up

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 12:11pm

Demme, who directed 36 feature films and documentaries over the course of his long and varied career, died this morning. He was a filmmaker fascinated by the pure emotional force of the human face.

(Image credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Trump Administration To Propose 'Biggest Tax Cut' In History

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 12:06pm

NPR economics correspondent John Ydstie joins Here & Now's Robin Young to go over some of the details of President Trump's tax plan.

New Evidence Suggests Humans Arrived In The Americas Far Earlier Than Thought

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 12:00pm

Until now, the earliest signs of humans in the Americas dated back about 15,000 years. But new research puts people in California 130,000 years ago. Experts are wondering whether to believe it.

(Image credit: Tom Demere/San Diego Natural History Museum)

Shred Math-Rock Duo Gnarwhal's New Song, 'Light-Up City'

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 12:00pm

The Nashville duo offers a raw and switchback-crazy seven minutes of chaotic math-rock.

(Image credit: Reese Faw/Courtesy of the artist)

New Indiana University Policy Addresses Sexual Assault In Sports

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 11:52am

The policy bans any incoming freshman or transfer student athlete with a history of sexual abuse or domestic violence from competition.

The Legacy Of The Jazz Epistles, South Africa's Short-Lived But Historic Group

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 11:46am

Hugh Masekela and Abdullah Ibrahim, two of the biggest stars to emerge from South Africa, achieved success independently. But the two are cosmically linked by a single 1960 recording session.

(Image credit: Halim's Photographic Service, Cape Town BAHA/Drum Social Histories / Baileys African History Archive / Africa Media Online)

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