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First Listen: Kacy & Clayton, 'Strange Country'

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 6:00am

Singer Kacy Anderson and fingerstyle guitarist Clayton Linthicum carve out plenty of room for play in their take on British and Appalachian folk and pre-electric blues.

First Listen: Gregory Porter, 'Take Me To The Alley'

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 6:00am

The popular jazz singer follows a familiar pattern on his new album: It's acoustic, unconcerned with fashion or complexity, and both overpowering and soothing. That's a good thing.

First Listen: Seratones, 'Get Gone'

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 6:00am

On the Louisiana band's first album, blues, classic rock and gospel come together with concision, force and a punk-rock heart.

Three Generations Of Trauma Haunt 'Ladivine'

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 6:00am

Marie NDiaye's unflinching new novel handles heavyweight emotions — guilt, shame, grief, cruelty — with sharp-edged writing and clear-eyed courage. It's an intense read, but an engrossing one.

12-Year-Old Girl Enters 5K But Runs Half Marathon

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 5:21am

LeeAdianez Rodriguez-Espada was late for the 5K in Rochester, N.Y. She jumped in with a group of runners and eventually realized they were half marathoners. She decided to keep going.

A Tale Of Two Trumps On The Campaign Trail

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 5:00am

In a 24 hours span, the whiplash between a calmer, more presidential Trump versus the bombastic, caustic politician stood in stark contrast.

Residents Of Ohio County Are On Edge After 8 Family Members Are Murdered

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 4:08am

Authorities in rural Pike County are tight-lipped about the details of the probe into last week's murders. Lourdes Garcia-Navarro talks to Chris Graves, a columnist with the Cincinnati Enquirer.

28 Pages In Sept. 11 Report Should Be Declassified, Ex-Sen. Graham Says

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 4:08am

Former Senator Bob Graham, who co-chaired the joint congressional inquiry into the September 11th terrorist attacks, talks to Lourdes Garcia-Navarro about why he wants the White House to declassify secret pages of the report that address allegations of Saudi ties to the hijackers.

When It Comes To Foreign Policy, Trump Promises To Put America First

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 4:08am

Donald Trump delivered his first formal foreign policy speech on Wednesday to a group of conservative experts and writers in Washington, D.C. — telling them that his goal is "peace and prosperity, not war and destruction." To delve into the GOP front-runner's foreign policy speech, Steve Inskeep talks to one of his advisers Walid Phares (FEHR'-ihs).

Florida Gov. Scott Tries To Attract Businesses To The Sunshine State

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 4:08am

Florida Governor Rick Scott heads to California on a trade mission next week to try to encourage businesses there to relocate.

Assessing The Myth Of Vladimir Putin

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 4:08am

Is the Russian president the unquestioned master of his realm? Steve Inskeep talks to Mark Galeotti, a professor at New York University, about a piece he's written for the website Vox.

Secretary Foxx Pushes To Make Transportation Projects More Inclusive

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 4:08am

Highways are supposed to help get people from one place to another, but Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says that in many cases they have also divided neighborhoods. He wants to change that.

1 Year Ago, Nepal Buckled Under A Quake That Killed 9,000 People

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 4:08am

A year after a devastating earthquake, reconstruction work in Nepal is proceeding slowly and thousands are still living in temporary shelters. The government has been criticized for its sluggish response.

Data Initiative Aims To Help With Police Force Transparency

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 4:08am

The White House is pushing the initiative as a way to overhaul police practices by tracking them. But police departments can choose whether to participate, and even which kinds of data to release.

Ted Cruz Names His Pick For Vice President: Carly Fiorina

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 4:08am

Ted Cruz announced Wednesday that he is picking former rival Carly Fiorina as his running mate. It's a last-ditch move designed to shake up the GOP primary race in which he badly trails Donald Trump.

Syrian Peace Talks Falter; Violence Intensifies

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 4:08am

The United Nation's special envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura is due to give the Security Council an update on the civil war in Syria. The opposition has walked away from peace talks, and there's been an uptick in the violence. Lourdes Garcia Navarro talks to de Mistura, who's in Geneva.

Expert Doubts Trump's Pledge Of A More Consistent Foreign Policy

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 4:08am

GOP front-runner Donald Trump delivered his first formal foreign policy speech on Wednesday. Richard Fontaine, a former adviser to Senator John McCain, talks to Steve Inskeep about Trump's speech.

Is There Evidence Of Saudi Deception In The Sept. 11 Report?

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 4:08am

What do we know concerning Saudi Arabia's involvement in the Sept. 11 attacks, and when may the report's 28 classified pages be made public?

In Bangladesh, Editor OF LGBT Magazine Is Hacked To Death

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 4:08am

The founder of a LGBT magazine was killed on Monday. His death is the latest in a string of murders of bloggers and activists in the country. Steve Inskeep talks to journalist Saad Hammadi.

How A Cheating Husband Gave Rise To Nashville's Hot Chicken Craze

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 3:30am

The story goes that a woman decided to punish her cheating husband by heaping hot pepper on his chicken. It ended up tasting really good, and now the popularity of Nashville Hot Chicken is spreading.




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