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Nigerians Wants Answers After Another Mass Kidnapping

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 4:05am

The northeastern Nigerian community of Dapchi is devastated. It's been nearly three weeks since insurgents seized 110 girls from a boarding school there.

News Brief: Trump To Meet Kim, Brazil Reacts To Tariffs

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 4:05am

President Trump has agreed to a meeting with Kim Jong Un at an unspecified time and place, the White House said. Also, we hear how Brazil is reacting to Trump's tariffs on steel.

'Mommy, You Can Do That': Navigating Work-Life Balance Thousands Of Miles From Home

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 4:05am

Zoe Courville and Lora Koenig, colleagues and fellow climate scientists, spend weeks at a time away from their families doing research. At StoryCorps, they talk about their struggles as working moms.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Marilyn Koenig)

Eddie Kramer Completes Posthumous Jimi Hendrix Trilogy With 'Both Sides Of The Sky'

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 4:05am

Producer and engineer Eddie Kramer brings continuity and freshness to Hendrix's posthumous canon with a new album.

(Image credit: Chuck Boyd/Authentic Hendrix, LLC)

Too Many Candidates? Democrats Grapple With Oversupply In Southern California

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 4:05am

A big, blue wave of candidates in California could actually wipe out Democrats' hope of winning a House majority by eliminating the party's chances flipping some key GOP seats in the state.

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Invisibilia: When Death Rocks Your World, Maybe You Jump Out Of A Plane

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 4:00am

The first episode of this season's Invisibilia podcast explores how people cope when something happens that fundamentally shifts how they view themselves. The author's mother decided to try skydiving.

(Image credit: Sara Wong for NPR)

Despite Opposition, Trump Is Expected To Unveil International Tariffs Soon

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 6:37am

Rachel Martin talks to Glenn Hubbard, dean of Columbia University Graduate School of Business, about the looming tariffs. Dean is a former chairman of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers.

California Disagrees With Justice Department's Immigration Lawsuit

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 6:17am

The Trump administration is suing the state for obstructing efforts to arrest illegal immigrants. Rachel Martin talks to Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, who is among those defying federal efforts.

What's So Funny, Alexa?

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 4:11am

Over the past few days, Amazon has received complaints saying Alexa devices are laughing without being prompted. Amazon says it will fix the bug by making the laughing command more specific.

Some Unions Concerned About Steel Tariffs

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 4:11am

Steve Inskeep speaks to Ken Neumann, Canadian national director of the United Steelworkers Union, about President Trump's steel tariff proposals.

What's Next For Florida Gun Laws

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 4:11am

State Rep. Randy Fine discusses the gun control measures Florida lawmakers have passed with NPR's Rachel Martin.

TPP Goes Forward Without The U.S.

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 4:11am

The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal will be ratified today by 11 countries. The U.S. was instrumental in organizing the pact, but President Trump pulled out soon after taking office.

Trump's Televised Meetings

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 4:11am

Many of President Trump's recent meetings have been televised live. There are parallels to the boardroom sessions on his TV show The Apprentice.

Unions Divided Over Steel Tariffs

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 4:11am

Steve Inskeep speaks to Ken Neumann, Canadian national director of the United Steelworkers Union, about President Trump's steel tariff proposals.

France Proposes Fines For Catcalling

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 4:11am

France has proposed fining catcallers as part of a new measure on sexual violence. The gender equality minister says women should be able to walk in the streets feeling secure.

What We Know About Russian Spies And Nerve Agents

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 4:11am

British authorities say that a former Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned by a nerve agent in England this week. Steve Inskeep speaks with Alastair Hay, a toxicologist at Leeds University.

A Swan's Swan Song

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 4:11am

Police in Cheshire, England received a disturbing call. Someone had beheaded a swan. They discovered it was a plastic swan.

Gen. Martin Dempsey On Leadership And 'Radical Inclusion'

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 4:11am

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with former Army Gen. Martin Dempsey about his new book Radical Inclusion, in which he argues that the demands of leadership have changed since Sept. 11.

News Brief: Florida Gun Bill Progresses, View From China On Tariffs

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 4:11am

Florida lawmakers have passed a package of gun control measures. Also, we hear about how the Chinese government is responding to President Trump's talk of steel tariffs.

China Churns Out Half The World's Steel, And Other Steelmakers Feel Pinched

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 4:11am

U.S. steel producers have seen their market share erode since China began ramping up production. President Trump sees tariffs on imports as a way to protect domestic producers.

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