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First Listen: Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions, 'Until The Hunter'

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 6:00am

Nearly 30 years into her career, Mazzy Star's singer still takes her time in the pursuit of beauty. Here, she works with My Bloody Valentine's Colm O'Ciosoig, as well as guests like Kurt Vile.

First Listen: Lambchop, 'FLOTUS'

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 6:00am

Kurt Wagner's ambition has taken a hard left on the Nashville group's new album, which ditches Lambchop's typical organic feel for something far more progressive.

First Listen: Kristin Hersh, 'Wyatt At The Coyote Palace'

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 6:00am

In an album named for her teenage son, the singer-songwriter and punk mystic reflects upon some of her life's most perception-altering junctures.

The First 100 Days: What Clinton And Trump Want To Get Done

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 5:00am

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have both sketched out what they would do during their first few months in the White House, including bills they'd send to Congress and steps they'd take on their own.

Dualing Florida Presidential Rallies

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 4:09am

Presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both campaigned in Florida this week. The differences between the two rallies paint a portrait of two very different candidates.

Italians Decry Rome's Invasion Of McDonald's And Cheap Souvenir Shops

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 4:09am

Some intellectuals have written a letter to the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural organization bemoaning the siege of fast-food joints that have replaced Rome's workshops and bookstores.

In Florida, People Wait For Hours To Get Into Presidential Rallies

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 4:09am

Fans of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton tell their stories while waiting outside rallies in Tampa and Coconut Creek, Florida.

Clinton, Trump Rallies Draw Crowds In Florida

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 4:09am

Presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both campaigned in Florida this week. The differences between the two rallies paint a portrait of two very different candidates.

Republicans Try To Counter Democrats' Money In Down-Ballot Races

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 4:09am

Worried about losing the Senate, Republicans are funding down-ballot races. Renee Montagne talks to Steven Law, head of the Senate Leadership Fund, which will give $25 million to six Senate races.

Afghan Girl From Famed Photo 3 Decades Ago Is Jailed In Pakistan

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 4:09am

The green-eyed Afghan girl, famous from the photo taken by Steve McCurry for National Geographic, has been arrested in Pakistan for having a fake ID card. She's been living as a refugee in Pakistan.

President Zuma Is In A Power Struggle With South Africa's Finance Minister

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 4:09am

South Africa's ruling African National Congress is fracturing over questions regarding President Jacob Zuma's leadership, and fraud charges the state has made against his finance minister.

Bill Clinton Campaigns For Hillary At Fayetteville State University

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 4:09am

Bill Clinton has been tasked with driving up Democratic turnout for Hillary Clinton's campaign. On Wednesday, he was in North Carolina.

Traveling Exhibit Shows What It's Like To Be A Refugee

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 4:09am

A Doctors Without Borders exhibit leads visitors through a simulation during which they're crowded onto a tiny boat and led through stifling hot tents and makeshift latrines.

Rep. Schiff 'Appalled' That National Guard Troops Asked To Repay Bonuses

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 4:09am

Nearly 10,000 Calif. National Guard troops have been asked to repay large enlistment bonuses that they earned for fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Renee Montagne talks to California Rep. Adam Schiff.

Hey, Indians Fans – Where Was The Love Before The World Series?

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 4:00am

The Indians are enjoying sellout crowds in Cleveland for Series games against the Chicago Cubs. But where were those enthusiastic fans during 2016 regular season?

Seniors' Teeth Need Dental Care, But Insurance Coverage Is Rare

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 4:00am

Aging takes a toll on teeth, but Medicare doesn't cover most dental needs, and private plans often have skimpy coverage. That means people are paying out of pocket for care or going without.

National Science Test Scores Are Out, But What Do They Really Tell Us?

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 3:45am

The results are mixed for fourth-, eighth- and 12th-graders. More than that, though, experts say the nation's report card may be out of step with the latest goals for science learning.

In Fight Over N.D. Pipeline, Tribe Leader Calls For Peace And Prayers

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 3:44am

Protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline have been raging. Tribe leader Dave Archambault II says he's telling supporters "not to react to any form of aggression that law enforcement brings."

'Good Girls Revolt' Takes On Gender Bias In The Newsroom

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 3:43am

Amazon's new series Good Girls Revolt, set in 1969, was inspired by a landmark gender bias case at Newsweek. Showrunners also hired women at every level of the cast and crew — a Hollywood rarity.

Little Fish Tales: Micro Fishers Focus On The Species, Not Size

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 3:42am

Want to hear a really big fish story? These guys don't. They're micro-fishers, seeking out the smallest fish and the largest number of species in this relatively new sport.




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