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Overcoats On World Cafe

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:21pm

The duo's music rests on two voices so perfectly in sync you'd swear they were coming from the same person. Hear songs from Overcoats' debut album, Young.

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Despite Rift, Saudi Arabia Says It Will Allow Qatari Pilgrims To Conduct Hajj

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:21pm

Qatar has been isolated by neighboring countries in a heated diplomatic standoff. But Saudi Arabia has announced it plans to open its border to allow pilgrims from the tiny Gulf country.

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Despite Rift, Saudi Arabia Says It Will Allow Qatari Pilgrims To Attend Hajj

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:21pm

Qatar has been isolated by neighboring countries in a heated diplomatic standoff. But Saudi Arabia has announced it plans to open its border to allow pilgrims from the tiny Gulf country.

(Image credit: AP)

Vice Reporter Goes Inside The White Supremacist Rally In Charlottesville

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:06pm

Vice News Tonight correspondent Elle Reeve joins Here & Now's Robin Young to talk about embedding with the organizers of the "Unite the Right" rally.

This New Haven Youth Pops Wheelies For A Cause

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:52am

In cities like Atlanta and Cleveland, urban dirt biking has caused rifts between young people, drivers and police.

Radiator Hospital's 'Dance Number' Is Here For Your Existential Bewilderment

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:40am

Play The Songs You Like is the latest Radiator Hospital record, 16 power-pop songs that no doubt run at fast clip, but giddily stick like those stretchy hands you buy for a quarter.

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How The Literature Of Partition Still Resonates Today

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:40am

Seventy years ago this week, British-ruled India was divided into India and Pakistan. NPR's Nishant Dahiya shares picks for books that illuminate the topic.

Home Runs Are Flying Out Of Major League Ballparks At Record Pace

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:33am

If the current pace continues, Major League Baseball players will break the single-season record of 5,693 home runs set in 2000.

Kyle Quinn Hid At A Friend's House After Being Misidentified On Twitter As A Racist

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:32am

A University of Arkansas professor falsely identified as a participant in a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville says the online reaction was frightening and felt like being chased by a mob.

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How Will Animals Respond To Total Solar Eclipse Darkness?

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:28am

Vicki Croke, host of WBUR's The Wild Life blog, discusses animal behavior when the world goes dark in the middle of the day.

As Rain Keeps Falling, Sierra Leone Scrambles To Find Mudslide Survivors

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:23am

Idalia Amaya, an emergency response coordinator for Catholic Relief Services, says the top priority is rescuing people trapped in their homes under the mud.

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Why Voice Apps Often Top Texting In Countries Like India

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:20am

U.S. tech companies are adapting apps to better serve new internet users around the world. Eric Bellman of The Wall Street Journal tells us more.

Bannon, Unplugged: White House Strategist Pushes Trade Agenda, Undercuts Colleagues

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:11am

Steve Bannon telephoned a liberal journalist to talk China, white nationalism, and his everyday "fight" with others in the administration. "They're wetting themselves," he said.

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In New Hampshire Town, A Debate Over A Racial Stereotype

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:11am

While New Hampshire isn't seeing much debate over old Confederate monuments, a 1950s-era mural is raising questions in the town of Durham.

As Confederate Statue Controversy Continues, Bannon Talks To The Press

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:06am

This morning President Trump once again commented on the effort to remove Confederate statues around the country.

Guest DJ: Residente On Life And Music After Calle 13

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:00am

The former Calle 13 frontman starts a new musical chapter with his latest album and documentary film, both of which are records of his two-year trip around the world.

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Van Strikes Crowd In Barcelona; Multiple Injured, At Least 2 Dead, Police Say

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:52am

Authorities are advising the public to avoid the area around Placa Catalunya, a public square in Barcelona's city center. A search is underway for a driver who plowed into a crowd and fled on foot.

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Found: 1-Carrot Diamond Ring

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:51am

Thirteen years ago, Mary Grams of Alberta, Canada, lost her engagement ring while working on the family farm. This week, her daughter-in-law found the heirloom, bizarrely adorning a vegetable.

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As Tunisia Weighs Women's Rights Proposal, Some Of The Staunchest Opponents Are Women

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:30am

Tunisia's president is pushing for his country to become the first in the Arab world to ensure equality between men and women in inheritance laws. Currently, a man's share equals that of two women.

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Bears Can Face Summer Challenges In Roadside Zoos

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:23am

Even when the Animal Welfare Act is followed, bears may not live in conditions that many would find reasonable for such large, intelligent animals to flourish, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.

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