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What Former Employees Say ITT Tech Did To Scam Its Students

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 12:25pm

Here are the accounts from several former employees and students about what happened behind closed doors at ITT Tech to lure students into expensive loans that rarely paid off.

One Scholar On Similarities, Substantial Differences Between Trump And Hitler

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 12:20pm

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Harvard University professor Daniel Ziblatt about whether the comparisons are fair or unnecessarily inflammatory.

States Push For Automatic Voter Registration To Boost Turnout

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 12:11pm

Daniel Diorio, a policy specialist with the National Conference of State Legislatures, tells Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson how the laws work.

Trump Taps Iowa Governor To Be Ambassador To China

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 12:06pm

Gov. Terry Branstad has a long-standing friendship with Chinese President Xi Jingping.

Reports: Trump Taps Retired Marine General To Head Homeland Security

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 12:01pm

Ret. Gen. John Kelly, the former boss of the U.S. Southern Command, would be the third former general picked by President-elect Trump.

How Charcoal Offers A Look Back At The Northeast's Industrial Past

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 11:52am

For a long time, charcoal the lifeblood of the Northeast's iron industry, fueling furnaces that manufactured everything from weapons of war to iron train wheels.

After Oakland Fire, Debate Over How To Make Artist Housing Affordable And Safe

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 11:47am

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Kelley Lindquist, president of Artspace, about affordable artist housing in the U.S.

Baltimore Artists Evicted From Warehouse After Oakland Fire

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 11:42am

Artists evicted from the Bell Foundry say the city was using the Oakland fire as an excuse to raze and redevelop the Bell Foundry.

Oakland Artists Fear Crackdown On Illegal Living Spaces

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 11:40am

The tragic warehouse fire in Oakland, Calif., is raising fears of a backlash against the city's artists and the way many of them live and work.

Trump's Victory Tour Stump Speech, Annotated

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 11:37am

The president-elect is giving speeches in swing states he won that hark back to his rallies during the campaign. NPR policy and political experts check the claims Trump is making on his victory tour.

Ohio Legislature Moves To Ban Abortion As Early As 6 Weeks After Conception

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 11:22am

At six weeks after conception, many women still don't know they are pregnant. Similar laws have been struck down in other states, but supporters hope for a different outcome in a Trump administration.

Trump Selects Long-Serving Iowa Governor As Ambassador To China

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 11:19am

Gov. Terry Branstad, a Trump backer and the nation's longest-serving governor, has extensive ties to China and a friendship with Chinese President Xi Jinping that goes back decades.

At The Heart Of A Polish Christmas Ad, A Hard Kernel — And Some Happy Tears

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 10:53am

The sweet little story of an aging man learning the English language features a kid, a puppy — and a hopeful take on a journey made by hundreds of thousands of Poles.

Plane Crashes In Northern Pakistan; 48 People Are Believed Dead

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 10:29am

Those onboard included former pop singer Junaid Jamshed, according to local media. Pakistan's aviation agency says the crash seems to have been an accident, not the result of an attack.

Megyn Kelly On Trump And The Media: 'We're In A Dangerous Phase Right Now'

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 10:27am

The Fox News host tells Fresh Air that she worries about Trump's "de-legitimization" of the media. "Too many millions of Americans aren't listening at all to what the press tells them," Kelly says.

North Platte Canteen: Where The Heartland Opened Its Heart In WWII

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 10:22am

At this bustling Nebraska railroad hub, volunteers — mostly women — greeted and fed about 6 million soldiers. And the taste of those home front meals was a comfort to troops on the battlefield.

Viking's Choice: Krallice, 'Hate Power'

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 9:53am

Released as a free download via Adult Swim's singles program, "Hate Power" is a brisk and blistering three minutes and 45 seconds, a vertiginous metal-punk spew.

Hear This Year's Grammy Nominees On World Cafe

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 9:00am

Nominations for the 59th Grammy Awards were announced Tuesday. Hear interviews and performances from a handful of this year's nominees.

Pop Culture Advent Calendar, Day 7: The 'No Dames' Number From 'Hail, Caesar!'

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 9:00am

In the Coen Brothers' film, screen idol Burt Gurney (Channing Tatum) taps away the blues.

Indie Surprises Among Grammy Latin Nominees

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 9:00am

Alt.Latino takes a quick look at some unexpected Grammy nominees for Latin music.

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