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Ohio Voter Would Like A Female President Just Not Hillary Clinton

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 4:04am

Steve Inskeep broadcasts from Cincinnati, Ohio, a state nearly split between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. We hear from retired business owner Linda Caudill, who is an ardent Trump supporter.

Years After Police Shooting, Woodcarver's Brother Remembers The Man He Lost

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 3:30am

A Native American woodcarver, crossing the street with his carving knife, was killed when an officer mistook him for a threat. "I want them to know him the way I did," his brother says.

'Hanoi Hannah,' Whose Broadcasts Taunted And Entertained American GIs, Dies

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 6:47am

Trinh Thi Ngo was one of North Vietnam's most recognizable radio voices, broadcasting propaganda in English to U.S. service members during the Vietnam War. She was 87.

Voter-Registration Drives In Fla. Focus On Puerto Ricans

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 5:30am

The fastest growing group of voters in Florida is up for grabs. Hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans have moved to the swing state in recent years, and both parties are aggressively courting them.

New Research Zeroes In On Sources Of Methane-Emissions Uptick

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 5:25am

New research reveals that the amount of methane from oil and gas operations is much larger than previously thought. But the recent uptick in methane emissions seems to be from agriculture.

President Of EMILY's List On The PAC's Priorities For Election Day

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 5:14am

Renee Montagne talks to Stephanie Schriock, president of the pro-abortion rights political action committee EMILY's List, about the group's spending on political races this election.

Norway's Prime Minister Gets Caught Trying To Catch 'Em All

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 5:01am

There was a debate going on in Parliament, and Prime Minister Erna Solberg was in her seat — but not totally paying attention. She was playing Pokemon Go.

In Colo., The Rural-Urban Divide Looks Like 'Core Values' Vs. 'Progress'

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 4:56am

Voters in Denver and the eastern plains of Colorado illustrate the divide between voters in urban and rural areas, along social, economic and educational lines.

Arctic Squirrel Study Shows Why Males Are More Likely To Be Eaten

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 4:40am

Researchers used tiny trackers to follow the squirrels' movements. While females chased after food and their babies, males hung out above ground, basking in the sun, making them easy pickings.

Once A Clinton Nemesis During Whitewater, Now A Clinton Supporter

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 4:25am

Michael Chertoff was lead counsel to the Senate committee investigating Whitewater in the '90s. Now, the former Homeland Security chief says Hillary Clinton would do a "good job" on national security.

NSA Contractor Charged With Stealing Classified Materials

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 4:01am

The FBI arrested an NSA contractor. Harold Thomas Martin III is in custody, charged with stealing classified materials. The NSA has worried about another inside job since Edward Snowden's 2013 leaks.

Missouri's GOP Senate Incumbent Faces Challenge From Gun-Loving Democrat

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 4:01am

One of the most competitive Senate races this year is in Missouri, where Democratic challenger Jason Kander is using his experience with guns to challenge Republican incumbent Roy Blunt.

How Do You Teach Politics During An Election That Defies Convention?

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 4:01am

Many of the conventional rules of presidential politics have been fundamentally upended in the wake of Donald Trump's historic candidacy. Have teachers of politics had to adjust their course content? We talk to professors to find out.

Aid Worker Recounts Harrowing Rescue Of Migrants In Mediterranean Sea

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 4:01am

David Greene talks with Peter Sweetnam, who heads the humanitarian organization Migrant Offshore Aid Station, about the more than 11,000 migrants rescued off Libya's coast this week.

On The Appalachian Trail, Combat Veterans Learn To Let Things Go

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 4:01am

The first American ever to walk the Appalachian Trail in one season was a World War II vet, who said he wanted to walk off the war. Now a nonprofit sponsors combat veterans to do the same thing. NPR's Quil Lawrence tagged along as they finished the 2,100-mile trek.

Gov. Scott Walker, Pence Debate Prepper, On Trump's Strategy, Party Policy

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 4:01am

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker prepped Mike Pence for the vice presidential debate. NPR's Renee Montage asks Walker about the differences in demeanor and positions between Pence and Donald Trump.

For D.C.'s LGBT Community, A Police Liaison Who Can Relate

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 4:01am

Sgt. Jessica Hawkins was a cop for 20 years before she transitioned. Getting through that first day at work after she came out was hard — but it turned out to just be the start.

Hospital Charged Parents $39.35 To Hold Their Newborn 'Skin To Skin'

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 6:01am

The Utah couple posted the bill on Reddit — not in anger, since the C-section went well, but because they "got a chuckle" out of being charged to hold their baby. A nurse had an explanation, though.

Should've Had The Full Breakfast: Welsh Politician Stumbles Over 'Brexit'

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 5:44am

Andrew Davies, a politician from Wales, was talking about Britain's exit from the E.U. At a key point in his speech, his stomach took over: "Mark my words. We will make breakfast — Brexit a success."

3 Chemists Share Nobel Prize For Work On 'Molecular Machines'

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 5:22am

The 2016 Nobel for chemistry goes to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa. The chemists are French, Scottish and Dutch, respectively.




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