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Patriots' Victory Overshadows Super Bowl Commercials, Lady Gaga

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 4:11am

New England won the Super Bowl in overtime beating the Atlanta Falcons. But the Super Bowl is more than the game — from the half-time show to the ads — we do a little Monday morning quarterbacking.

Is A Political Solution The Only Way To End The War In Syria?

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 4:11am

David Greene and Rachel Martin report on Democratic Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, who has been criticized for making a trip to Syria and meeting with President Bashar Assad.

What Will It Take To Bring Back Domestic Manufacturing Jobs?

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 4:11am

Rachel Martin talks to Scott Paul, the president of Alliance for American Manufacturing, one of 28 business and union leaders appointed to President Trump's new manufacturing jobs initiative.

For Flood Victims, Tiny Homes Make Big Impact

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 4:11am

After floods in West Virginia destroyed thousands of homes, residents struggled to find housing. Now, high school students in vocational schools are helping by building them small, functional homes.

(Image credit: Kara Lofton/West Virginia Public Broadcasting)

U.S. Companies Uncertain Of NAFTA Trading Under Trump Administration

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 4:01am

NAFTA critics say money and jobs go to Mexico, but U.S. companies, like Kansas City Southern, do benefit. The company, built around trade with Mexico, has been hit hard by Trump's victory.

(Image credit: Steve Helber/AP)

'Pachinko' Is A Family Saga Of Exile, Discrimination ... And Japanese Pinball

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 3:40am

The multi-billion dollar pinball industry is dominated by Korean Japanese, an immigrant community that has been ill-treated for generations. Author Min Jin Lee explores that history in a new novel.

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When Old Medicine Goes Bad

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 3:38am

With drug prices climbing, you may be tempted to keep unused pills and cough syrups past their expiration date. Don't do it, pharmacists warn. And get all medicine out of the bathroom cabinet now.

(Image credit: Angela Cappetta/Getty Images)

Prion Test For Rare, Fatal Brain Disease Helps Families Cope

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 3:38am

Scientists now have a fairly noninvasive way to test for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a rare form of dementia. A similar test, they say, might offer earlier diagnoses of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

(Image credit: Keith Negley for NPR)

Documentary Focuses On 'Voicelessness And Helplessness' Of Solitary Confinement

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 5:42pm

Filmmaker Kristi Jacobson talks about her new documentary Solitary, an in depth look at life as a prisoner in solitary confinement at Red Onion State Prison in Virginia.

Scholar Says Prison Uprisings Usually Come After Basic Needs Aren't Met

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 5:42pm

Prof. Heather Ann Thompson talks about the inmate unrest following a deadly prison uprising in Delaware that left a corrections officer dead last week.

Asheville, N.C. Is Gentrifying, But People Have Always Been Drawn To It

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 5:42pm

Asheville, N.C. just ranked 2nd on a realtor.com list of U.S. cities that are gentrifying the fastest. Western North Carolina political science professor Chris Cooper talks about the phenomenon.

At New York Fashion Week, Ungendered Clothes Make Appearance On Runway

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 5:42pm

Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan discusses ungendered fashion and other trends she's seeing at New York Fashion Week.

Football Played Key Role In Rhodes Scholar's Path To Success

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 5:42pm

From being thrown into poverty as a child to becoming a Rhodes Scholar, Texas Christian University senior football player Caylin Moore has come a long way and overcame seemingly insurmountable odds.

'Oklahoma City' Explores Anti-Government Sentiments That Contributed to Bombing

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 5:42pm

Director Barak Goodman talks about his new documentary Oklahoma City, which traces the Oklahoma City bombing's origins in the white supremacy movement and anti-government sentiments.

Republican State Rep. Experiences Backlash After Speaking Out Against Trump In Hawaii

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 5:42pm

Beth Fukumoto has been the Minority Leader in the Hawaiian State House of Representatives since 2012. But she was ousted from the seat last week after openly criticizing President Trump's rhetoric.

Dissecting The Laws Surrounding President Trump's Travel Ban

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 5:42pm

Jonathan Adler, legal commentator and law professor at Case Western Reserve University, discusses the tension between the judiciary and the White House after President Donald Trump's travel bans.

Trump Tweets To Blame Judge Who Blocked His Executive Order 'If Something Happens'

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 5:42pm

President Trump spent the weekend criticizing a federal judge who put a temporary stay on the travel restrictions he ordered last week. Vice President Pence and other GOP leaders took a softer tone.

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