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In Big Sky Country, Land Rights Are A Major Issue For Montana Ranchers

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 4:05am

As part of Morning Edition's "A View From Here" series, David Greene visits ranchers in central Montana to hear how the struggles over land rights may inform their views of the presidential election.

Presidential Election Redefines Debate Over The Role Of Government

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 4:05am

One of the longest-held divides inside American politics is over the role of government. This election year, both the Democrats and the Republicans may be pushed into increasing the government's role.

Beyond 'Sesame Street': A New Sesame Studios Channel On YouTube

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 4:00am

Sesame Workshop, the company behind Sesame Street, unveils a new initiative to reach kids in a digital and mobile age. NPR gets a sneak peek.

Nearing Life's End, A Mother Reflects On 'The Most Important Thing I Did'

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 3:37am

Patricia Mishler was diagnosed with ALS — a death sentence, according to her doctors. But before she goes, whenever that may be, she says she knows her greatest achievements: her two daughters.

Churchill Downer: The Forgotten Racial History Of Kentucky's State Song

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 3:33am

"My Old Kentucky Home" is sung every year at the Kentucky Derby. Written in 1852 as an anti-slavery ballad, the song has a more sinister meaning upon closer examination.

Sturgill Simpson Puts A Paternal Twist On Hard-Edged Country

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 3:30am

On A Sailor's Guide to Earth, Simpson focuses on bringing beauty and a sentimental spirit to his buzzed-about country sound. The album is meant to be a musical letter to his wife and son.

FDA Finalizes Rules On E-Cigarettes, Cigars And Hookahs

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 9:49am

The Food and Drug Administration released long-awaited plans Thursday. In addition to barring sales of tobacco products and e-cigarettes to people under age 18, the agency imposes other restrictions.

KFC Launches Edible Nail Polish In Hong Kong

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 6:03am

The two edible nail polishes are based on the company's Original and Hot & Spicy recipes. The Hong Kong test group is being asked to choose a nail flavor that will be massed produced.

Trump's Golf Course, Trump's Rules?

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 5:50am

Former boxing champ Oscar De La Hoya says he saw Donald Trump cheat twice while they played golf together two years ago. They were playing at the Trump National Golf Club in Los Angles.

Video By 2 ESPN Female Reporters Calls Attention To Hateful Online Posts

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 4:07am

ESPN host and reporter Sarah Spain comments on her viral video #MoreThanMean, in which male sports fans read hateful social media comments made to her and a colleague, to their faces.

Sanders Reminds Appalachia Voters He Has Championed Their Cause

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 4:07am

Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump will be in West Virginia on Thursday ahead of its primary on May 10. Appalachia is an important region for Sanders, who has done well among the white working class.

Theaters Welcome Another Superhero Movie: 'Captain America: Civil War'

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 4:07am

Captain America: Civil War is the latest offering from the Marvel universe and it's a thriller with strong political themes.

Colorado Springs Agrees To Stop Jailing People Too Poor To Pay Court Fines

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 4:07am

Debtors' prisons have long been illegal in the United States. But many courts across the country still send people to jail when they can't pay their court fines — even when they're too poor to pay.

Pat Buchanan On Why He Shares Trump's Ideas On Foreign Policy

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 4:07am

Pat Buchanan, who twice ran for the Republican presidential nomination, is known for his isolationist streak. He says Donald Trump's success is evidence that there is a revolution going on in America.

Jobs Tug Of War: Kansas City Businesses Poached By Kansas, Missouri

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 4:07am

Kansas and Missouri offer incentives to locate within their borders. Politicians call this job creation. But is it really creating a job if it came from a few miles away across the state border?

After Indiana, Trump Puts Primaries Behind Him; Looks Ahead To November

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 4:07am

Donald Trump once had 16 opponents in the Republican presidential race. With John Kasich's exit on Wednesday, Trump stands alone as the apparent GOP nominee.

Study: Party Affiliation Plays A Role In Defining Policy Threat

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 4:07am

Rachel Martin talks to Carroll Doherty of the Pew Research Center about a new report that compares the attitudes of the supporters of various presidential candidates toward foreign policy issues.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Rule Would Ban Class-Action Waivers

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 4:07am

Consumer groups say people should be able to join class actions if they fell they've been harmed. Industry groups say arbitration clauses are necessary to protect against frivolous lawsuits.

Can A Hospital Tell A Doctor To Stop Talking About Abortion?

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 3:45am

A doctor filed a complaint against a Washington, D.C., hospital, saying that by telling her not to say that she does abortions, the hospital is stigmatizing the procedure. The hospital cites safety.

Novelist Richard Russo: 'I Find Myself Now ... Having Lived The American Dream'

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 3:31am

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author says his blue-collar grandfather would have been astonished by the life Russo leads. His new book, Everybody's Fool, is a sequel to 1993's Nobody's Fool.




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