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After Opposition Candidate Withdraws, Presidential Vote In Kenya Could Still Happen

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 3:44pm

Kenya's opposition leader withdrew from the upcoming rerun of the recent presidential election, creating a constitutional crisis. Today, Kenya's courts allowed a distant contender to put his name on the ballot suggesting the Oct. 26 vote will happen.

In An Effort To Get People To Tune In, Government Agencies Try Podcasting

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 3:44pm

Government agencies have a number of ways to get out their messages. There's press releases, news conferences and social media. And now, several cabinet departments are trying their hand at podcasts.

Trump Continues To Use Twitter As Main Form Of Communication

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 3:44pm

President Trump has had a combative few days on Twitter, going after NBC and the organization's "license" to report news, and trading digs with Republican Sen. Bob Corker.

Anthropologist Jason De Leon Awarded MacArthur 'Genius' Grant

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 3:44pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with anthropologist Jason de Leon, who was awarded a MacArthur fellowship in recognition of his work which shines a light on the human toll of U.S. immigration policies. His Undocumented Migration Project involves collecting artifacts left behind by migrants living and dead, from the Sonoran Desert.

Las Vegas Survivors Search For The Heroes Who Helped Save Them

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 3:44pm

Survivors of the Las Vegas shooting and their families are searching for the strangers that helped them that night. They say they want to say thank you.

Weinstein Scandal Raises Questions About Non-Disclosure Agreements

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 3:44pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Jonathan Handel about whether non-disclosure agreements, like those reportedly signed by Harvey Weinstein and women who accused him of sexual harassment, are legal.

Weinstein Company Must Find Way Forward Without Disgraced Movie Mogul

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 3:44pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Benjamin Fritz of The Wall Street Journal about the future of the Weinstein Company and its place in Hollywood now that its founder is facing dozens of allegations of sexual assault.

Smithsonian Night Market Celebrates The Art Of Asian Cuisine

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 3:24pm

Food is central to culture, but museums often overlook it. So for their grand reopening, the Smithsonian's Asian art museums are giving center stage to cuisine from across Earth's largest continent.

(Image credit: Lapis Bistro)

Latin Roots: La Vida Bohème

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 3:17pm

La Vida Bohème makes anthemic rock and roll that exudes charisma. But at its center, you'll find hope in the face of danger.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the artist)

In Major Shift, Boy Scouts Says It Will Begin Allowing Girls To Join

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 2:48pm

The Boy Scouts of America says that girls can join its Cub Scout program beginning next year and that it hopes to have a program in place for older girls in 2019.

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Giving Birth Is Hard Enough — Now Try It In The Middle Of A Wildfire

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 2:24pm

Wildfires that spread quickly in Northern California meant that hospitals had to evacuate on the fly. One woman in the middle of childbirth tells her story.

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Trump Expected To Nominate Kirstjen Nielsen As Next Homeland Security Secretary

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 1:46pm

Kirstjen Nielsen currently serves as John Kelly's principal deputy chief of staff in the White House and was also Kelly's chief of staff when he recently led the Department of Homeland Security.

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75 Years Later, A Look At The 'Life, Legend, and Afterlife' Of 'Casablanca'

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 1:20pm

Film historian Noah Isenberg revisits the making of the classic Hollywood film in his new book, We'll Always Have Casablanca. "Seventy-five years after its premiere, its still very timely," he says.

Noah Baumbach Explores Love, Resentment And Anger In 'The Meyerowitz Stories'

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 1:20pm

Baumbach's new film mixes comedy with deep emotional pain. It revolves around three adult siblings whose father is a self-absorbed sculptor. Baumbach's previous films include The Squid and the Whale.

'Revenge,' Shock And Rage, After U.S. Men's Team Whiffs On World Cup

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 12:56pm

"We can't beat Trinidad," commentator Taylor Twellman said, before asking, "What are we doing? ... What are we doing?!?!"

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Tina Brown On Harvey Weinstein: 'Personal Grossness,' 'Fearful' And 'Paranoid'

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 12:52pm

Writer and editor Tina Brown joins Here & Now's Robin Young to talk about the allegations of sexual assault and rape against Harvey Weinstein.

There's Gold In Them Thar Sewage Pipes, Swiss Researchers Say

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 12:42pm

Each year, more than $3 million in gold and silver winds up in Swiss wastewater, scientists found. But in most cases, it doesn't make economic sense to extract and recycle the metals.

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DJ Sessions: New Sounds From Beck, Cut Chemist, The War On Drugs

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 12:40pm

KCRW DJ Raul Campos shares his latest favorites, including new sounds from musical chameleon Beck, Cut Chemist and The War On Drugs.

Trump Touts Stock Market Growth, Tax Cut Plan

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 12:33pm

President Trump tweeted Wednesday about the rise in the stock market since he was elected, then went on to argue for massive tax cuts.

Be Our Next Intern

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 12:32pm

You won't have to get coffee. But you might have to ride a hoverboard. Apply by Sunday, Oct. 15.

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