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Flint's Undocumented Migrants Hesitate To Request Help During Water Crisis

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:09am

Some undocumented immigrants in Flint, Mich., are just finding out that the water from their taps is contaminated with lead. Fear of being deported keeps some from picking up free water and filters.

Monitoring The Anti-Government Cause In Oregon

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:09am

Three more people have been arrested in connection with the armed protesters occupying a wildlife refuge in Oregon. On Tuesday, eight were arrested and one was killed.To find out what other militias and patriot groups are saying about the incident, Steve Inskeep talks to Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Italian Lawmakers Debate Legalizing Same-Sex Civil Unions

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:09am

Legislation to legalize same-sex civil unions is fueling passions across Italy. Activist say they expect hundreds of thousands of anti-gay adoption supporters to protest against the bill on Saturday.

Defiant Trump Exposes More Divisions Within Republican Ranks

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:09am

The presidential candidates are in Iowa. Front-runner Donald Trump holds his own event Thursday night after pulling out of the GOP debate. Steve Inskeep talks to Jonah Goldberg of the National Review.

Human Smuggler: Central Americans Are Worth Their Weight In Gold

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:09am

It has gotten harder for undocumented migrants to sneak into the U.S. from Latin America. That has led to a rise in the price charged by human smugglers.

CDC Expects Larger Numbers Of Zika Virus Cases To Be Reported

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:09am

Zika virus only recently appeared in the Americas. Steve Inskeep talks to Dr. Beth Bell, head of the office dealing with emerging infectious disease at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Finicum's Death Changes Tone Of Occupied Wildlife Refuge In Oregon

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:09am

One person was killed as authorities arrested militants who had been occupying the federal refuge. Family identified the man as Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, an Arizona rancher and father of 11 children.

Militants Encouraged To End Occupation Of Wildlife Refuge

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:09am

Ammon Bundy is asking the remaining armed militants occupying a national wildlife refuge in Oregon to stand down and return home to their families. Bundy was arrested on Tuesday.

Denmark's Far-Right Party Argues Migrants Should Help Pay for Their Stay

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:09am

Steve Inskeep talks to Martin Henriksen of the Danish People's Party about a new law in Denmark requiring migrants to hand over personal property, to pay for government services they'll be getting.

Iran's President Is In Paris To Look For Business Opportunities

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:09am

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is in Paris, where he's holding talks with French leaders and marking the lifting of sanctions on Iran by signing major contracts with a number of French companies

6 Questions Ahead Of The Trump-Fox Split-Screen Squirmish

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:00am

Donald Trump has once again commanded the spotlight creating yet another unprecedented moment in presidential campaigns. He bolted a Fox News debate and is holding his own counter event instead.

Guest Workers, Legal Yet Not Quite Free, Pick Florida's Oranges

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 3:59am

Most of the workers who are picking oranges in Florida are temporary "guest" workers from Mexico. They have signed contracts to work for growers who arranged their visas and provide their housing.

How Do You Measure Passion? Figuring The Value Of Social Media Followers

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 3:38am

Having millions of followers on Twitter or Instagram isn't necessarily a great achievement if they don't engage with you. Putting a value on social media followers is a burgeoning business.

Inmate-Run Program Helps Vets Behind Bars Navigate VA Maze

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 3:37am

For the last decade, a Veteran Service Organization operating inside a prison has aided 1,000 incarcerated veterans in receiving more than $15 million in benefits for themselves and their dependents.

Chechnya's Strongman Praises Putin, Threatens 'Traitors'

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 3:36am

Ramzan Kadyrov is an aggressive supporter of Vladimir Putin, vilifying opponents of the Russian president as traitors and "Satans" who should be eliminated. But his bluster may provoke a backlash.

First Listen: KING, 'We Are KING'

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 10:00pm

The R&B trio, whose 2011 debut EP broke the Internet, finally follows it with an album of dreamy, idiosyncratic, self-produced soul music.

First Listen: Junior Boys, 'Big Black Coat'

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 10:00pm

The long-running duo returns with another set of inventive, era-spanning, synth-driven techno-pop that sets Jeremy Greenspan's alternately husky and delicate voice against synthetic backgrounds.

First Listen: Sidestepper, 'Supernatural Love'

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 10:00pm

Richard Blair reassembles his innovative Afro-Colombian pop band, and the result never looks back. Instead, it shimmers and percolates while ignoring boundaries altogether.

First Listen: Lucinda Williams, 'The Ghosts Of Highway 20'

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 10:00pm

The singer-songwriter's new double-length set is a road album of a sort, as well as a remarkable distillation of Williams' writerly gifts.

First Listen: Dr. Dog, 'The Psychedelic Swamp'

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 10:00pm

The Philly psych-rock band revisits some of its earliest material, now fully fleshed out. Loopy, charming idiosyncrasy abounds.

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