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Big Seed: Consolidation Is Shrinking The Industry Even Further

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 4:07am

Over the past century, small-town seed businesses have given way to global enterprises. The story of one small seed company in Nebraska helps explain what drove the transformation.

New York Lawmaker Opposed To Gun That Resembles iPhone

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 5:47am

Sen. Charles Schumer objects to a smartphone weapon. It's not an app for an iPhone — it's an acutal pistol that folds up to resemble an iPhonoe

Actor Who Voiced: 'It's A Trap,' Famous 'Star Wars' Line, Dies

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 4:50am

Admiral Ackbar, the fish looking creature with a domed head from Return of the Jedi endeared himself to fans with a single line: "It's a trap." Voice actor Erik Bauersfeld died Sunday at age 93.

Despite Protests, Princeton to Keep Woodrow Wilson's Name On School Buildings

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 4:04am

Princeton University has decided to keep former President Woodrow Wilson's name on its school of Foreign Policy despite protests on campus demanding its removal due to his segregationist views.

Predicting How Wisconsin's Democrats Will Vote In The Primary

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 4:04am

Both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders hold bragging rights. Steve Inskeep talks to Sachin Chheda, a Wisconsin Democratic consultant and former head of the Milwaukee County Democratic party.

French-Moroccan Activist Encourages Disillusioned Youth Not To Lose Their Dreams

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 4:04am

Steve Inskeep talks to Latifa Ibn Ziaten, a recipients of the State Department's international women of courage award. She works with youth in France, hoping to steer them away from extremism.

Government's Secrecy Contributes To Zeka Outbreak In Venezuela, Critics Say

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 4:04am

As the Zika virus spreads through South America and beyond, many fear Venezuela is downplaying the number of cases there. But given the secrecy and politics that shroud most government-run institutions in the country, it's hard to know for sure.

Polls Show Wisconsin Voters To Buck Trends; Vote For Sanders, Cruz

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 4:04am

Barry Burden, director of the Elections Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, talks to Steve Inskeep about which Republican and Democratic presidential contenders have support among students, unions, rural and urban voters, and why the Wisconsin primary marks such a significant point in the election season.

Buzzer-Beating Shot Capped Villanova's Victory Over UNC 77-74

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 4:04am

College basketball fans still are buzzing after Monday night's thrilling end to the Division 1 men's tournament. Villanova beat North Carolina 77-to-74 at the buzzer, in a game many believe rescued a tournament that had gone flat. Tuesday night, the women hope to match the excitement in their title game.

Sanders Aims To Use Wisconsin Primary To Edge Out Clinton

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 4:04am

Voters in Wisconsin go to the polls on Tuesday in the state's presidential primary. Traditionally the state has gone with the front-runner, but recent Democratic polls show Bernie Sanders has a good chance of beating Hillary Clinton.

Wisconsin Primary Could Clarify The Direction Of GOP, Democratic Races

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 4:04am

Renee Montagne talks to Van Mobley, a history professor and village president, the equivalent of mayor, of a Milwaukee suburb, about why he intends to vote for Donald Trump in the Wisconsin primary.

Wisconsin May End Up Playing A Pivitol Role In The GOP Presidential Race

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 4:04am

Ted Cruz is looking to upset Republican front-runner Donald Trump in Tuesday's Wisconsin primary. The stakes are getting higher as the number of contests left grows smaller.

NATO Must Be Ready To Deploy Forces If Needed, Secretary-General Stoltenberg Says

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 4:04am

NATO's Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is in Washington this week talking about what he considers the gravest security threat since the Cold War. He talks to Steve Inskeep about NATO's relevancy and the future for Libya and Syria.

Wisconsin May Play Pivotal Role In The GOP Presidential Race

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 4:04am

Ted Cruz is looking to upset Republican front-runner Donald Trump in Tuesday's Wisconsin primary. The stakes are getting higher as the number of contests left grows smaller.

Iceland Finds Itself In The Middle Of Panama Papers Leak

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 4:04am

Iceland radio reporter Haukur Holm tells Renee Montagne that thousands are demanding the prime minister resign because he hid his ownership in an offshore bank account.

'Shanghai Nightscapes': Dancing, Drinking and All That Jazz

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 4:00am

A nocturnal journey with a pair of Americans who wrote Shanghai Nightscapes, a book covering the raucous past, the abrupt disappearance and the eventual rebirth of nightlife in the city.

Unraveled: The Mystery Of The Secret Street Artist In Boston

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 3:56am

Someone has been using Lego blocks to repair the corner of a crumbling brick building in Boston. Reporter Tovia Smith set out to investigate who this person is and what else he has been up to.

Solar And Wind Energy May Be Nice, But How Can We Store It?

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 3:54am

Renewable energy is taking off across the nation, but storing the energy is still a problem that is challenging companies to innovate with solutions ranging from molten salt to ice.

After Fleeing The Taliban, An Afghan Reinvents Himself In Sweden

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 3:53am

An electrician who fled Afghanistan after the Taliban tried to force him to smuggle bombs into a military camp is starting a new life. He's just been approved to start a forestry apprenticeship.

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