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¡Ajúa! The Hollywood Bowl Goes Latin Alternative, Celebrates Dreamers

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 7:09am

Latin Alternative bands celebrate Mexican culture at the historic Southern California venue, The Hollywood Bowl, while embracing DACA.

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On The Ground In Puerto Rico

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 7:04am

Hurricane Maria has slammed into Puerto Rico, where there are reports of wind shattering windows and tearing off roofs. David Greene talks to Miguel Santiago of member station WRTU in San Juan.

Shocking Omissions: The Resilient Reinvention Of Cher's 'Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves'

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 7:01am

The release of Cher's seventh studio album in 1971 marked the first of her comeback iterations, and manifested the perseverance that has enabled her to dominate nearly every entertainment platform.

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Bemoaning Budget Cuts, Health Care Navigators Say Feds Don't Get It

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 6:30am

The federal government has sharply cut funding to groups that help people enroll in health plans. But the groups say federal officials don't understand how much help and follow-up some people need.

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Hurricane Maria Makes Landfall In Puerto Rico

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 6:30am

As it closed in on Puerto Rico, Maria was a Category 4 hurricane but it still packed a punch. Puerto Rico has long been spared from a direct hit by a hurricane.

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Sen. Lankford On Closing Havana Embassy

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 6:21am

Mary Louise Kelly talks with Sen. James Lankford about moves to close the U.S. embassy in Cuba after diplomats have experienced hearing loss and other symptoms.

Deciphering Trump's Foreign Policy

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 6:11am

David Greene talks with Michèle Flournoy, a former Pentagon official in the Obama administration, about President Trump's speech at the United Nations about what a Trump foreign policy entails.

In A Future Ruled By Big Pharma, A Robot Tentatively Explores Freedom — And Sex: 'Autonomous'

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 6:01am

Annalee Newitz's tale of a pharmaceutical pirate and the dangerous agents hunting her is built on tender, intimate characterizations that probe notions of selfhood, gender and ownership.

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The Department Of Education Cuts Off A Student Loan Watchdog

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 5:18am

The education department has terminated two agreements with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Here's why that matters.

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Black, Jewish And Avoiding The Synagogue On The High Holy Days

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 5:06am

It's one thing when outsiders don't recognize my faith. It's a different kind of sadness when I'm made to feel like a stranger in the synagogue.

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Global Plan To Streamline 'Use By' Food Labels Aims To Cut Food Waste

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 5:00am

Confusion over "sell by" and "use by" dates is one reason why billions of tons of food are tossed each year. A new global initiative of food giants, including Walmart and Nestle, aims to tackle that.

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Hopefully This Would Be Obvious: Don't Climb A Mountain In Your Underwear

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:44am

A 19-year-old man climbed the highest peak in Wales for charity but developed hypothermia on the way down. One reason was that he was only wearing underwear.

Update On Hurricane Maria

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:10am

Hurricane Maria is hitting Puerto Rico this morning after rolling across the Caribbean and devastating parts of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Netflix Says No To 'The Upside Down' Bar

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:10am

A pop-up bar in Chicago calls itself The Upside Down, named after a parallel universe in the Netflix show Stranger Things. Then Netflix's lawyer sent a cease and desist letter full of show references.

Republicans Try Again With Health Care Overhaul

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:10am

Republican lawmakers are making another effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. We take a look at what the current proposal would do and its chances of being passed.

More Than 220 Killed In Mexico Earthquake

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:10am

More than 220 people were killed by a powerful earthquake that struck Mexico Tuesday. It's the second earthquake in less than two weeks.

Sen. Chris Coons On Protecting Robert Mueller's Investigation

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:10am

Mary Louise Kelly talks with Sen. Chris Coons, a Democrat from Delaware, who has introduced bipartisan legislation protecting Robert Mueller from being removed from his position by the White House.

Paralyzed Veterans Vs. Airlines

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:10am

A rule to track and report how airlines take care of wheelchairs has been delayed for a year by the government. The group Paralyzed Veterans of America is suing to stop that delay.

Iran Takes The Spotlight At The U.N.

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:10am

Wednesday the focus at the United Nations will be the nuclear deal with Iran, as the country's president will speak and world powers in the deal will meet. President Trump blasted the deal on Tuesday.

'I'm Really Scared Right Now': Bracing For Hurricane Maria

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:10am

As Hurricane Maria veers toward the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, people there explain how they're preparing to weather the storm.

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