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Major Chains Sports Authority, Sport Chalet Close Hundreds Of Stores

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 3:34pm

Two large sporting goods chains, Sports Authority and Sport Chalet, are in the process of closing hundreds of stores nationwide. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Jim Peltz, who has been covering this story for the Los Angeles Times.

In November, People Could Be Voting Against — Not For — Trump And Clinton

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 3:32pm

The general election may be decided not by which candidate is more popular but by which one is less unpopular.

Frozen Food Recall Expands To 358 Products Amid Listeria Fears

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 3:09pm

Citing potential Listeria contamination, CRF Frozen Foods has voluntarily recalled fruit and vegetable products under 42 brands that are sold nationwide and in Canada.

Trump In Triumph: The Man Who Wasn't Welcome In The Game Takes Home The Prize

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 2:58pm

Trump's megawatt personality immediately became a magnet for viewers on TV, as did his browbeating battles with rivals and news moderators. Even without debates, Trump was everywhere seen on screen.

Frozen Food Fears: 4 Things To Know About The Listeria Recall

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 2:47pm

The FDA issued a massive recall of frozen fruits and vegetables this week. Here's what you need to know about the nasty bug that's causing all the problems.

Politics Podcast: And Then There Was ... 1?

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 2:40pm

The NPR Politics team discusses the results of the Indiana primary and the biggest news of the night — Ted Cruz suspending his presidential campaign making Donald Trump the likely nominee.

Panama Papers Fallout Hurts A Reputation Panama Thought It Had Fixed

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 2:25pm

Panama has improved transparency in its banking and legal sectors, and its economy is a bright spot in Latin America. But the Panama Papers have hurt the country's reputation.

Bernie Sanders Says He's Staying In And It's 'Good For The Democratic Party'

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 2:00pm

The Vermont senator tells NPR he will stay in until June, despite the likelihood of Hillary Clinton being the Democratic nominee.

After A Long Day At The Computer Do You Have A Medical Problem?

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 1:34pm

You're not alone if you feel a sting in your eyes and have blurry vision and neck pain after sitting in front of your computer for hours. But is there a name for your ailment?

After Ted Cruz Dropped Out, His Watch Party Became The Saddest Room In America

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 1:21pm

"[I'm] sad, hurt. Hurt by Americans," Linda Bond said. "I believe that they had an opportunity of a lifetime and instead gave into anger and emotion instead of thought."

Prince Sought Help Of Addiction Doctor A Day Before He Died, Lawyer Says

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 1:17pm

A lawyer for Dr. Howard Kornfeld said the doctor immediately dispatched his son to Prince's Minneapolis estate. The son was said to be among those who found Prince dead and called 911.

How A Cheese Factory Is Transforming The Landscape Of Northern Colorado

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 1:03pm

Leprino's is the largest mozzarella manufacturer in the world. Now that the company is expanding, Colorado dairy farmers are beefing up their operations. The changes don't come without costs.

Songs We Love: Esmé Patterson, 'No River'

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 1:00pm

Patterson casts light on the assumption people make about a woman: that she's inexhaustibly strong, yet mysteriously dangerous. "I'm human, I'm human," she reminds us.

North Dakota’s Only Congressman Backs Trump As The Likely GOP Nominee

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 12:52pm

Congressman Kevin Cramer's endorsement comes after Trump won the Indiana primary Tuesday.

Pregnant Women Are The 'Forgotten Victims' Of War

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 12:44pm

Doctors and midwives may have fled. Getting to a clinic could be risky. Women have even been shot while giving birth.

DJ Sessions: From Southern Fried Soul To Dance Party Duos

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 12:40pm

In this week's DJ Sessions, we spoke with KCRW's Raul Campos about "southern fried soul" from Texas and a dance duo from Los Angeles.

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals On World Cafe

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 12:38pm

Hear why now was the right time for Harper to reunite with his longtime backing band.

Facing Drought, Zimbabwe Says It Is Selling Off Wild Animals

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 12:19pm

A government minister said the proceeds will be used "to buy food and secure water facilities for distressed animals." Zimbabwe is famous for parks full of animals such as elephants and lions.

To Play Sports Under Taliban Rule, 'Different Kind Of Daughter' Dressed As A Boy

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 12:16pm

Growing up in the tribal region of Pakistan, Maria Toorpakai pretended she was a boy in order to compete as a weightlifter. Later she became an internationally known squash player.

From 'Once' To 'Sing Street': Director John Carney Infuses Movies With Music

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 12:16pm

The Irish director and screenwriter talks to Fresh Air's Ann Marie Baldonado about his new film, which tells the story of a young teenager in 1980s Dublin who discovers pop music and starts a band.

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