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World Cafe Next: Thelma Plum

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 5:08pm

On World Cafe's recent trip to Sydney, Australia, we met a young artist who just keeps experimenting.

Hundreds Of Hateful Incidents Reported In Wake Of Trump's Victory

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 5:03pm

Students in Michigan chant "build a wall" at classmates, and in Los Angeles taunt a child about deportation. Reports of hostile behavior toward minorities and women have surfaced since the election.

Sense Of Place Sydney: Boy & Bear

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 4:54pm

All week, World Cafe travels to Sydney, Australia, to meet the local bands making an impact Down Under. First up is a folk-rock band that's enjoyed great success in the U.S., too.

Bernie Sanders Calls For 'Fundamental Reassessment' Of Democratic Party

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 4:44pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Sen. Bernie Sanders about his new book, Our Revolution, which outlines his programs to combat inequality, discrimination and lack of opportunity in the U.S.

'The Worst I've Ever Seen'; Fires Sweep Through Southeastern U.S.

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 4:27pm

Officials suspect some cases of arson. In Alabama, the governor is offering an award for information about anyone who purposely set fires. A severe drought has increased the risk posed by blazes.

Critics See Legal, Political Risks If Trump Keeps Ties To His Businesses

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 4:24pm

Donald Trump has said he will turn management of his business interests over to family members. An adviser says the president-elect should consider removing himself completely from running his firms.

Judge Orders Brendan Dassey Of 'Making A Murderer' Released From Prison

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 4:20pm

Dassey's homicide conviction was overturned in August after a judge ruled his confession had been involuntary. On Monday, the judge ordered he be freed pending an appeal by Wisconsin prosecutors.

Obama: Democratic Party Needs To Reflect, 'Show Up Everywhere'

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 4:20pm

"When your team loses, everybody gets deflated, and it's hard and it's challenging," the president said. "I think it's a healthy thing for the Democratic Party to go through some reflection."

Here's Why The Republican National Committee Says It Won Tuesday

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 4:04pm

Donald Trump shocked the pollsters and pundits not just by winning but by taking a surprisingly large Electoral College victory. Here's how the RNC says he did it.

Hate Crimes Rose In 2015, With Religious Bias A Growing Motivation, FBI Data Shows

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 4:02pm

Hate crimes in 2015 increased by more than 6 percent, according to the FBI's crime statistics. Religiously motivated incidents rose by nearly 23 percent, with anti-Muslim attacks up 67 percent.

Obama Talks Transition In First Post-Election News Conference

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 3:35pm

President Obama held his first press conference since the presidential election and his meeting with his successor, Donald Trump.

Distrust Of Government Drove Many New Hampshire Voters To Trump

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 3:35pm

Distrust of the government drove many Donald Trump supporters to vote in New Hampshire. They hope changes at the White House will better support middle class Americans.

Journalist Gwen Ifill: In Her Own Words

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 3:35pm

Pioneering journalist Gwen Ifill, host of Washington Week and PBS NewsHour, has died. She spoke about herself and her career many times over the years.

Obama Holds First News Conference Since Election Of Trump

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 3:35pm

President Obama held a news conference on Monday, his first since the election of Donald Trump.

PBS News Anchor Gwen Ifill Dies At 61

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 3:35pm

Pioneering African-American journalist Gwen Ifill has died. Ifill was best-known as host of the programs Washington Week and PBS NewsHour. She also moderated two vice presidential debates and presidential primary debates this year. She was 61.

Report: Disasters Are Even More Disastrous Than We Think

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 3:21pm

When damage from floods and quakes is tallied, the emphasis is on lost property and possessions. The poor face another, even more devastating kind of loss.

David Dye Announces A Changing Role With World Cafe Radio Show

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 3:10pm

David Dye announced to listeners of WXPN-FM his decision to step back from his full-time role as World Cafe Host and Producer after Friday, March 31, 2017.

Tech Leaders Vow To Resist Trump, But They Also Hope To Find Common Ground

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 2:51pm

With issues ranging from privacy to trade, many leaders find themselves at odds with the president-elect's campaign stances. But CEOs say they'll look for ways to work with his administration.

Spanking Young Children Declines Overall But Persists In Poorer Households

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 2:44pm

One-quarter of mothers with the lowest incomes told researchers they'd administered physical discipline to a kindergarten-age child in the past week. Overall, though, physical discipline has declined.

Chelsea Manning Asks President For Clemency And 'First Chance At Life'

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 2:19pm

In an emotional letter, Manning talks about how the struggle with her gender led to one largest leaks of classified information in U.S. history.

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