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Latin Musicians Bring A Message Of Resistance To SXSW

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:36pm

A spirit of protest motivated many Latin bands at this year's festival. Hear thoughts and music from some of the artists who performed, including Gina Chavez and members of Ozomatli and Fea.

(Image credit: Adam Kissick for NPR)

AT&T, Verizon Take Ads Off Google Over Extremist Videos

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:33pm

The companies say they're acting after their ads were placed on YouTube videos with extremist content.

Kendrick Lamar Hints At His Forthcoming Testament

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:30pm

The bigger question is not when, but how Lamar's next LP will make a connection between God and gangsta rap.

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Can Cardboard Boxes Save Infants' Lives?

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:24pm

Since January, about 3,800 New Jersey parents have opted to lay their infants to sleep in simple cardboard boxes.

Philippines Considers Lowering Age Of Criminal Responsibility To 9

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:13pm

Spurred by President Rodrigo Duterte’s promise to be tough on crime, legislators in the Philippines are considering lowering the age that juveniles are tried as adults for crime.

Investigation Into Trump And Russia Just Got Cloudier

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:12pm

The chair of the House Intelligence Committee says President Trump's aides may have been monitored incidentally during the presidential transition.

Trump Ally Goes From 'No' To 'Yes' On GOP Health Care Plan

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:06pm

Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Lou Barletta explains what changed in the Republican health care proposal to get him to support it.

Census Considers Middle East/North Africa Box For Race

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 11:52am

The U.S. Census Bureau is proposing changes to the way it categorizes race. Here & Now's Robin Young hears more from Arwa Mahdawi, writer for The Guardian.

DJ Sessions: Opera That Transports Listeners To Italy

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 11:40am

"There was no one who did it better than Pavarotti, but I think that Lawrence Brownlee comes pretty close," Minnesota Public Radio's Ryan Lohr says.

March Madness Continues, Team USA Celebrates World Baseball Title

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 11:33am

While the men's and women's college basketball tournaments are getting most of the attention, there's also baseball to consider.

What You May Have Missed From Neil Gorsuch's Busy Week In Washington

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 11:20am

President Trump's Supreme Court nominee testified before a Senate committee this week. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson reviews key moments from the hearings.

Hear The Megaphonic Thrift's Lysergic Noise-Pop Gem, 'Bergen Revels'

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 11:18am

The band's 2015 album, which won a Norwegian Grammy, will now be available stateside. Here's a great track from Sun Stare Sound for those that missed it.

(Image credit: Karen Sofie Sørensen/Courtesy of the artist)

Facing Thin Margin, House Prepares For Health Care Vote

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 11:06am

Many Freedom Caucus conservatives say the GOP bill doesn't go far enough to repeal provisions in the Affordable Care Act.

GOP Health Bill Changes Could Kill Protections For Those With Pre-Existing Conditions

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 11:00am

House Republicans are considering a deal that would remove the requirement that health insurance plans cover 10 essential health benefits, hoping to secure the votes of conservative lawmakers.

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Songs We Love: 'Agent Blå, 'Rote Learning'

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 10:36am

The gothy teens of Gothenburg, Sweden's Agent Blå mix indie-pop and post-punk to make what they call "death pop." The first single from the band's debut album is sinister and sweet.

(Image credit: Fredrik Andersson/Courtesy of the artist)

Food Is Just One Serving Of What Meals On Wheels Gives Seniors

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 10:30am

The service delivers meals to homebound seniors and people with disabilities and could be facing big cuts in the Trump budget. Studies show the program improves health and saves money.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Meals on Wheels America)

Schumer Says He'll Oppose Gorsuch Nomination, Sets Up Filibuster Showdown With GOP

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 10:30am

The Senate Democratic leader says Judge Gorsuch is not independent of President Trump.

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How Two Armenian Immigrants Made Turkish Delight An American Hit

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 10:02am

Decades ago, an orchard in Washington state began producing "Aplets & Cotlets," a version of a confection based on childhood memories and hard work — and still beloved in the Pacific Northwest.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Liberty Orchards Co., Inc. )

Israel Arrests Man Suspected In Wave Of Bomb Threats Against Jewish Centers

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 9:49am

The 19-year-old is the "primary suspect" in the case, according to authorities. Scores of bomb threats were phoned in to Jewish community centers across the U.S. over the past few months.

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Hungry? Call Your Neighborhood Delivery Robot

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 9:01am

Self-driving delivery robots have popped up on the sidewalks of Washington, D.C. — and other locations have expressed interest. The bots learn about traffic patterns with every trip they take.

(Image credit: Meg Kelly/NPR)

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