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Former Bush Chief Of Staff Andy Card On The Trump White House

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 12:06pm

Card joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to weigh in on the choice of John Kelly for chief of staff, and the White House under President Trump.

Portugal. The Man, 'Feel It Still' (Live)

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 12:00pm

Watch the Portland-based band play special versions of its new songs live in the studio for KCRW.

(Image credit: Larry Hirshowitz/KCRW)

LL Cool J To Become Kennedy Center's First Hip-Hop Honoree

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:59am

The rapper is part of an evolving appreciation of hip-hop for the Kennedy Center — and is also the youngest honoree in its history.

(Image credit: Ronald Martinez/BIG3/Getty Images)

Russian Prime Minister Slams Trump Administration 'Weakness' Over U.S. Sanctions

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:29am

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said the U.S. sanctions package "ends hopes for improving our relations with the new administration." President Trump signed the bill but called it "seriously flawed."

(Image credit: Alexei Nikolsky/AP)

Female Retired Marine With Viral Campaign Ad Hopes To Bridge Gap In Democratic Party

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:02am

Amy McGrath, a retired Marine fighter pilot, says she likes the idea of single-payer health care, but that she's also a fiscal conservative.

(Image credit: Mosaic Films, Inc./Mark Nickolas/McGrath Campaign)

Songs We Love: Saba Abraha, 'Wicked Ways'

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:00am

Music is doing its job when it makes you feel like you can actually sit with your angst.

(Image credit: Marlon Williams/Courtesy of the artist)

'Madam' Will Make You Dance — And Think Twice About Transgender People

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 9:51am

Progress is being made on transgender rights in Pakistan. But a new music video by a popular singer shows the discrimination that persists.

(Image credit: Jimmy Khan Official/Screenshot by NPR)

Top Stories: Trump On Russian Sanctions; Women's Advice On Surviving Childbirth

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 9:33am

Also: More earthquakes rock central Oklahoma; Germany blames Vietnam for a kidnapping; and heat records are being set on the West Coast.

Chop Suey: A Classic American Chinese Dish Takes On A Mexican Flair

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 9:23am

Jocko Fajardo grew up in Arizona eating Mexican food. But his go-to comfort dish is an American Chinese classic with a little Mexican thrown in. He tells us how the dish came to his family.

(Image credit: NPR)

'Solid State': Jonathan Coulton's Sci-Fi Concept Album Becomes A Graphic Novel

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 9:00am

Coulton recruited writer Matt Fraction and artist Albert Monteys to tell a time-fractured tale of corporate greed and internet trolls.

(Image credit: Image Comics)

Songs We Love: Bonnie 'Prince' Billy With The Roots Of Music, 'The Curse'

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 9:00am

Pan-generational brass bands join this joyous, weird trip through New Orleans cemeteries and streets, with cameos from stalwarts of local street culture.

(Image credit: YouTube)

First Listen: Alex Williams, 'Better Than Myself'

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 8:56am

The 26-year-old country singer is a student of old-line outlaw country and its tradition of leathery, knowing tall talk.

(Image credit: Nicole Flammia/Courtesy of the artist)

First Listen: Downtown Boys, 'Cost of Living'

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 8:54am

The songs on Cost Of Living are a big leap forward in the evolution of one of punk's most revolutionary groups.

(Image credit: Miguel Rosario/Courtesy of the artist)

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