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Arkansas Poised To Ban Most Use Of Monsanto Herbicide

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:51am

Regulators in Arkansas have voted to ban summertime use of a weedkiller that's blamed for damaging millions of acres of crops and wild vegetation. Monsanto is fighting the measure.

The Rise Of The Far-Right In German Politics

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:51am

German voters go to the polls this weekend in national elections, and although Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to win handily, the right-wing AfD party has been on the rise.

Enough With The Pumpkin Spice Already

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:51am

Because not all foods are pumpkin spice flavored yet, the company Simply Beyond has made a spray-on pumpkin spice flavoring. Because there's clearly not enough pumpkin spice in the world.

Heritage Foundation On Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:51am

The clock is ticking on the Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. David Greene talks to Tommy Binion of the conservative Heritage Foundation about the Graham-Cassidy bill.

What Do New Sanctions On North Korea Accomplish?

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:51am

President Trump has announced new, ramped up sanctions on North Korea. Suzanne DiMaggio of the think tank New America explains the sanctions and their impact with NPR's David Greene.

What It Means To Be German

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:51am

Germany took in over a million refugees in 2015. Ahead of this weekend's election, we explore the process of becoming a German citizen.

The Scene In Puerto Rico

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:51am

David Greene talks with Samantha Schmidt of The Washington Post, who discusses the situation on the ground in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria devastated the island this week.

The Limits Of Free Speech In Germany

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:51am

Shahak Shapira, an Israeli artist based in Berlin, talks about what it's like to push the boundaries of free speech in Germany.

Detroit Red Wings Selling Vials Of 'Melted Ice' (Also Known As Water)

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:51am

The Detroit Red Wings are selling commemorative vials of "melted ice" — also known as water — from their former hockey rink. They cost $85 and benefit the team's foundation. There are only 3,000.

Army Of Volunteers Helps In Mexico Search And Rescue

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:51am

Dozens of survivors have been pulled from the wreckage following Tuesday's powerful earthquake in central Mexico. But with each passing hour, the chances of finding survivors diminishes.

A Health Care CEO On Graham-Cassidy

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:51am

David Greene speaks with Independence Health Group CEO Dan Hilferty, which serves 8.5 million people in 24 states and Washington, D.C., about the Graham-Cassidy health care bill.

News Brief: German Election, Trump Vs. GOP In Alabama, Search And Rescue In Mexico

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:51am

Even if German Chancellor Merkel is re-elected Sunday, there's no guarantee it will be business as usual. Also, a Senate campaign in Alabama is exposing division between Trump and other Republicans.

How An Air Traveler With Autism Found Strength In A Stranger's Kindness

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:51am

Russell Lehmann, who has autism, suffered a major meltdown at the airport in June. An airline employee saw him and tried to help. That "meant the world," Russell says, and changed his life.

(Image credit: Courtesy of StoryCorps)

Arkansas Defies Monsanto, Moves To Ban Rogue Weedkiller

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:51am

Arkansas regulators are on a collision course with Monsanto, voting to ban use during the growing season of a drift-prone herbicide that Monsanto says is farmers' best hope for weed-free fields.

(Image credit: Dan Charles/NPR)

On 'Sky Trails,' David Crosby Recounts His Regrets And Revelations

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:25am

The revered folk-rock songwriter returns with his third solo album in four years, which meditates on past mistakes and personal growth.

(Image credit: Henry Diltz/Courtesy of the artist)

With New Healthcare Bill, Senate GOP Give 'Repeal And Replace' Another Shot

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 8:35am

Senate Republicans have a new plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, but some moderate Republicans aren't yet on board.

NATO Chief On President Trump's U.N. General Assembly Address

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 6:46am

Mary Louise Kelly talks to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg for his reaction to Trump's remarks to the U.N., and to get his views on the state of the international security alliance.

Mass. Gov. Baker Opposes Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 6:30am

David Greene talks to GOP Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, who signed a letter urging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to table the Graham-Cassidy bill, which attempts to repeal Obamacare.

World Leaders Urge Trump Not To Pull Out Of Iran Nuclear Pact

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 6:29am

Mary Louise Kelly talks to former Obama adviser Ben Rhodes, who warns if President Trump pulls out of the deal, it will alienate allies, and Iran may restart its nuclear program.

Portugal Has a Pigeon Population Problem

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 5:43am

Officials there reportedly are trying to be as nice as they can about reducing their numbers. They've built a hotel for birds. The plan: lure the pigeons there to nest, and then steal their eggs.




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