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For Dartmouth Seniors In 1969, 'Anxiety' And 'Foreboding' Watching Vietnam War Draft

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 12:20pm

It was the first draft lottery since the World War II and was an effort to conscript young men into the effort in Vietnam.

Barrow, Alaska, Changes Its Name Back To Its Original 'Utqiagvik'

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 12:17pm

The northernmost community in the U.S. has voted to officially restore its traditional Inupiaq name.

Economics Professor: Trump's Carrier Deal Addresses Only Part Of The Problem

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 12:06pm

There's no shortage of manufacturing jobs in Indiana, according to Michael Hicks, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University.

Watch Róisín Murphy Perform 'Exploitation' Live For KCRW

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 12:00pm

The Irish art pop musician showcases her singular aesthetic in a live performance for KCRW.

Princess Cruises Hit With Largest-Ever Criminal Penalty For 'Deliberate Pollution'

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 11:52am

The Department of Justice says Princess Cruise Lines will pay a $40 million penalty for "deliberate pollution of the seas and intentional acts to cover it up."

For Tattoo Artists, Race Is In the Mix When Ink Meets Skin

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 11:40am

Skin tone is only part of the challenge for an oft-tattooed customer who wants to see herself reflected in the "human canvases" of tattoo artists.

Inside The Minds Of ISIS Recruits

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 11:40am

A new German report found that about half the recruits studied remain committed to the ISIS ideology, raising concern about attacks in their home countries.

Could The End Be Coming For NFL Thursdays?

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 11:33am

Amid speculation that the league may eliminate the weekly matchup, sports analyst Mike Pesca joins Here & Now's Robin Young to weigh in.

Cleve Jones Looks Back On Life Of LGBTQ Activism In New Memoir

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 11:20am

When Jones was teenager in the 1970s, he considered suicide because of his sexuality. Then he discovered there were other people like him.

Undocumented Harvard Students Worry About Family, Deportation

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 11:11am

WBUR's Tonya Mosley profiled two students who benefit from the government protections of attending college, without being deported.

Trump Announces Carrier Jobs Deal, Kicks Off 'Thank You' Tour

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 11:06am

As the president-elect travels to Indiana, NPR's Scott Detrow joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to discuss the latest on the transition.

UNESCO Deems Belgium's Beer Culture A Treasure Of Humanity

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 11:06am

The agency noted Belgium's beer experts — zythologists — who taste and study complex and often experimental brews. It's one of 16 cultural elements that are being recognized.

Life Inside The Alzheimer's Ward: A Hidden World Revealed

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 10:51am

The dementia wing of a nursing home is foreign territory to most people. Photographer Maja Daniels spent three years documenting the lives of people with Alzheimer's in a hospital in France.

Before Deadly Crash In Colombia, Pilot Said He Was Out Of Fuel

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 10:50am

A charter plane crashed near Medellín, Colombia, on Monday night, killing 71 people. According to leaked audio and witness accounts, the pilot cited "fuel problems" and asked for priority landing.

In California, Squid Is Big Business. But Good Luck Eating Local Calamari

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 10:42am

While the U.S. has a thriving squid industry, chances are the calamari you are eating made a 12,000-mile round trip before ending up on your dinner plate.

All Songs +1: Peter Silberman On Compassion, Impermanence And Hearing Loss

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 10:15am

The Antlers' singer discusses coming back to music after temporarily losing his hearing and how that's changed his sound.

Buzz Aldrin Is Medically Evacuated From Antarctica

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 9:44am

The second man to walk on the moon fell ill during a trip to the South Pole and is being flown to New Zealand. Aldrin is 86 years old.

Lab-Grown Diamonds Come Into Their Own

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 9:35am

Commercial labs can now make the large, clear diamonds people prize for engagement rings and other jewelry in as little as 72 hours. How will this change the diamond industry?

Recommended Dose: Our Favorite Dance Tracks Of November

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 9:31am

We've got ambient atmospherics for a time of tension. Hear new music from Dedekind Cut, Visible Cloaks, Tyco, Yussef Kamaal, MJ Guider and Burial.

Hear Strand Of Oaks' Anthemic New Song, 'Radio Kids'

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 9:30am

"Radio was my freedom as a kid," Strand of Oaks' Tim Showalter says. "No internet, no scene, no way to find music except radio."

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