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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Talk Shows With Guy Branum

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 9:08am

We've wanted to spend some time talking about talk shows — not just hosts, but guests, too — for a while now. We got the perfect opportunity when Guy Branum came to town.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 9:06am

The word of the week: shakeup.

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SXSW Public Radio Day Stage: Stream Live Sets From The Shacks, Nikki Lane, Mélat

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 9:00am

Stream performances from The Shacks, Mélat, Nikki Lane, Natalie Prass, Lo Moon, and Sunflower Bean.

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Adam Foss: Can Prosecutors Stem The Tide Of Mass Incarceration?

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 8:23am

Former prosecutor Adam Foss lays out the damaging effects an arrest, a criminal record, and a prison sentence can have on marginalized individuals. He argues prosecutors can be at the helm of reform.

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Dena Simmons: How Does Imposter Syndrome Affect Students Of Color?

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 8:23am

When Bronx-native Dena Simmons received a scholarship to attend a majority white boarding school, she felt like an imposter. Simmons suggests ways students of color can be made to feel more accepted.

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Miriam Zoila Pérez: How Does Racism Affect Pregnant Women And Babies?

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 8:23am

Why do pregnant women of color have different health outcomes from their white counterparts? Writer and activist Miriam Zoila Pérez explains the ways racism manifests for these women and their babies.

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Clint Smith: How Should You Raise A Black Son In America?

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 8:23am

How do you raise a child in a world taught to fear the color of their skin? Poet and writer Clint Smith explains the difficulty of black parenting, and the implications of being black in America.

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Marian McPartland: A Centennial Celebration

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 8:20am

No jazz musician has ever been heard more on public radio than the late Marian McPartland. But for all her ubiquity, how well did we really know her?

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When Other Cultures' Holidays Become An Excuse To Party

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 7:00am

From St. Patrick's Day to Cinco de Mayo, holidays from specific cultures and religions have been embraced by people looking for a reason to celebrate. What's gained and what's lost?

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National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster Is Expected To Leave Trump Administration

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 6:37am

President Trump publicly chastised McMaster last month, after he said that "the evidence is now really incontrovertible" that Russia had interfered in the 2016 election.

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What's Next For McMaster

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 6:11am

National security adviser H.R. McMaster is expected to leave his White House position. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with John Nagl, who worked with McMaster on counterinsurgency strategy in Iraq.

Rep. Ted Yoho On Change At The State Department

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 6:06am

Republican Rep. Ted Yoho of Florida says he's eager to work with the new secretary of state, Mike Pompeo.

Mueller Reportedly Subpoenas Trump Business Records

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 5:50am

Special counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed records from some of President Trump's businesses, according to The New York Times. NPR's David Greene talks with Times reporter Michael Schmidt.

God Intervenes In Basketball Game ... Maybe

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 4:23am

In March Madness, Loyola Chicago beat Miami with a last-second three-pointer. Team chaplain Sister Jean is a 98-year-old nun who said she prayed for good calls from the referees.

Get A Vasectomy To Get Off Work To Watch Basketball

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 4:13am

It's March Madness, but college basketball games are inconveniently scheduled during work. Many urologists say they see a spike in vasectomy procedures in March.

Layoffs Hit 'Chicago Tribune' Newsroom

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 4:09am

The Chicago Tribune went through a new round of layoffs on Thursday. The newspaper's parent company Tronc has big plans to change what readers will see on the websites of its newspapers.

Austin Residents Respond To Package Bombings

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 4:09am

People in Austin, Texas are on edge after three package bombs killed two people and injured three others. Now, a prominent black church is hosting a gathering to "unite and protect" the community.

Democratic Adviser Talks 2020 Strategy

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 4:09am

Longtime Hillary Clinton adviser Philippe Reines tells NPR's Rachel Martin about how he thinks Democrats can win in 2020. He says they shouldn't get too excited about Conor Lamb's apparent victory.

News Brief: H.R. McMaster's Future, Russia Sanctions, Russian Election

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 4:09am

Reports say national security adviser H.R. McMaster may be on his way out. Also, Ian Talley of The Wall Street Journal discusses sanctions on Russia, which is holding an election Sunday.

'Hey, Taxi Boy': A Son On The Lessons He Learned From His Cabdriver Dad

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 4:09am

In this StoryCorps conversation, a New York lawyer revisits pivotal moments with his Pakistani father. Their starkly different roads have brought them to similar conclusions about life.

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