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Santa Fe High School Student Describes Horror That Unfolded In Texas School Shooting

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 3:21pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Bree Butler, a high school senior at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, about the school shooting that left at least 10 dead and 10 others injured.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Calls Mass Shooting At Santa Fe High School A Tragedy

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 3:21pm

A shooting at Santa Fe High School, just 30 miles outside of Houston, Texas, has left at least 10 people dead and 10 others injured.

A Look At Where Those Duty Free Shops In Airports Got Started

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 3:21pm

The origin story for those duty free shops in airports go back to a port town in Ireland trying to cash in on the early days of air travel. Since then, the bargains have become much harder to believe in.

How The Trump Administration's 'Zero Tolerance' Immigration Policy Is Playing Out In California

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 3:21pm

It's unclear whether the Trump administration's new "zero tolerance" policy at the border will have its intended effect of deterring illegal border crossings. Some in the San Diego area welcome the crackdown, believing lax immigration enforcement plagues the border lands.

Week In Politics: How The Trump Administration Responds To Gun Violence

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 3:21pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to David Brooks of the New York Times, and E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and the Brookings Institution about the Trump administration's response to gun violence and mass shootings, a new policy proposal that would limit funding for health care institutions that perform abortions or refer patients to providers or clinics where they can get an abortion, and Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Boyd Tinsley Of The Dave Matthews Band Accused Of Sexual Misconduct By Former Protégé

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 2:06pm

A trumpet player named James Frost-Winn who formerly played with Tinsley's group Crystal Garden has accused the violinist of harassment, filing a civil suit in Washington state on Thursday.

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Ebola Outbreak: How Worried Should We Be?

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 2:03pm

The world is mobilizing to send staff and resources to the Democratic Republic of Congo to address the outbreak. That's a tough job when the epicenter is an 11-hour drive from the nearest airstrip.

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Plane Carrying More Than 100 People Crashes After Takeoff In Havana, Reports Say

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 1:49pm

The Boeing 737-200 crashed in a field midday Friday at José Martí International Airport, local media report. First responders rushed to put out the flames.

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Fox's Cavuto: Trump Skeptic, Genial Workhorse

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 1:33pm

Neil Cavuto is something of a rarity at Fox: a civil presence and a critic of the president. He also hosts 17 hours live every week despite health issues so severe he can hardly read a teleprompter.

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HBO's Heavy-Handed 'Fahrenheit 451' Lacks The Poetry Of Ray Bradbury's Original

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 1:21pm

Critic Dave Bianculli says that the new TV movie "dilutes and deflates" the 1953 novel it draws from. Viewers should "skip the movie, and go back and read Bradbury's book."

In Life And Fiction, Edward St. Aubyn Sheds The Weight Of His Past

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 1:21pm

St. Aubyn's semi-autobiographical novels featuring Patrick Melrose, an Englishman from a posh but monstrous family, are now the basis of a Showtime miniseries. Originally broadcast May 20, 2014.

A Royal Wedding With Global Appeal

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:54pm

Interest in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle transcends borders in a way that past royal weddings have not, writes Autumn Brewington, who anchored the Washington Post's royal wedding blog in 2011.

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Learning From Past Outbreaks To Help Contain Ebola In Congo

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:52pm

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson discusses lessons from the 2014-2016 outbreak with Dr. Tom Friedan, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Oak Ridge Boys Go Retro On New Album

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:40pm

Here & Now's Robin Young talks with members William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban about the new album, which features gospel with a bit of '50s flair.

George Ezra On World Cafe

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:38pm

Ezra's sophomore album Staying at Tamara's brings more production and more sheen, but keeps his natural talents at the forefront of the record. Hear an in-studio performance.

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How I Made It: Monsieur Periné

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:34pm

Santiago Prieto, songwriter and string instrumentalist of Colombian "gypsy-jazz" band, Monsieur Periné, talks about how the band assembled their most recent album: Encanto tropical.

The 'Spanish Myth' in New Mexico and One Man's Unexpected DNA Test Results

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:33pm

With the advent of genealogical DNA testing, many people who consider themselves "Hispano," or direct descendants of Spanish settlers, are trying to find out exactly how much Spanish blood they have.

House Rejects Farm Bill After Republican Revolt Over Immigration

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:33pm

The $867 billion farm bill would have tightened work requirements on food stamp recipients and overhauled federal agricultural policy.

Episode #1821

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:32pm

Latino USA travels to New Mexico to try to understand tensions between Hispano and Pueblo people. Also, the "Spanish Myth" and Monsieur Periné's new album.

Royal Wedding Dressed Up To Be TV Spectacle

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:25pm

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are an unusual couple by the standards of British royalty, and their story has captivated audiences around the world.

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