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Bloomberg Promises $15 Million To Help Make Up For U.S. Withdrawal From Climate Deal

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 12:58pm

"Americans will honor and fulfill the Paris Agreement by leading from the bottom up – and there isn't anything Washington can do to stop us," Michael Bloomberg said.

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'Fresh Air' Interviews With Beatles Ringo Starr And Paul McCartney

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 12:56pm

To mark the 50th anniversary of the U.S. release of Sgt Pepper, we listen back to Terry Gross' 1995 interview with Ringo Starr, as well as her 2001 and 2012 interviews with Paul McCartney.

Gal Gadot Shines As 'Wonder Woman,' Despite The Film's By-The-Numbers Plot

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 12:56pm

DC Comics' new Wonder Woman adaptation centers on a trained warrior who hates war. Critic David Edelstein says the heroine is the best part of the film's "tacky superhero universe."

Joyce DiCamillo On Piano Jazz

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 12:56pm

The veteran pianist, composer and educator duets with host Marian McPartland on for a rousing rendition of "Falling in Love with Love."

(Image credit: Courtesy of the artist)

What To Watch For As Summer TV Season Begins

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 12:52pm

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans joins Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd with more on what to expect from this summer's lineup.

Cicadas Arrive Early In Nation's Capital

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 12:45pm

Every 17 years, the Washington, D.C. area is overrun by cicadas. But this spring, thousands are showing up ahead of schedule.

In Louisiana Fishing Village, The Floods Keep Rising And The Land Keeps Sinking

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 12:40pm

State officials say routine flooding from rising seas and eroding coastlines could make everyday life in some places impossible in the coming decades.

May Jobs Report Shows Unemployment Hitting 16-Year Low

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 12:33pm

The economy added 138,000 jobs, fewer than economists expected. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Michael Regan of Bloomberg News.

Social Media Buzz: From Kathy Griffin To 'Covfefe'

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 12:26pm

Griffin continues to face criticism after posting a photo of her holding a model of President Trump's head covered in blood.

Nuclear Power Plants Struggle To Compete With Cheap Natural Gas

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 12:20pm

The Three Mile Island nuclear plant survived a partial meltdown in 1979, but it may fall victim to cheap natural gas.

Mexico State Governor's Race Seen As Referendum On Ruling Party

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 12:14pm

Mexico state encompasses some of the richest and poorest suburbs of the country's capitol, and has long been a breeding ground for the ruling party's elite.

'Who Threatens You?' Researchers Asked Teen Girls Affected By Conflict

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 10:35am

Concern usually focuses on soldiers and other armed personnel. But a survey of nearly 1,300 girls in sub-Saharan Africa revealed a different perspective.

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John Prine Has Stories Enough To Fill A Book

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 10:22am

After nearly 50 years of songwriting, John Prine has released a book, Beyond Words, full of photos, handwritten lyrics and notations full of typical cockeyed humor and Zen-like poetic observation.

(Image credit: Courtesy of John Prine)

Songs We Love: Bill Orcutt, 'Ol' Man River'

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 10:00am

Orcutt's guitar playing scrambles conventional logic, but his take on the song from the 1927 musical Show Boat might be one of his gentlest tracks ever.

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Climate Accord Decision Is A Win For Self-Destruction

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 9:47am

The Trump Administration's choice to leave the Paris climate deal will have consequences that will not be measured in election cycles or decades or even generations, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.

(Image credit: NOAA/NASA)

Many COPD Patients Struggle To Pay For Each Breath

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 9:35am

One in 9 Medicare enrollees have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and many of them can't afford the inhalers that keep them out of the emergency room.

(Image credit: Carolyn Van Houten for Kaiser Health News)

Watch: Radiohead Shares Video For Previously Unreleased Song, 'I Promise'

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 9:01am

The song, recorded during sessions for the band's 1997 album OK Computer, is an acoustic meditation on themes common throughout the record, including alienation and paranoia.

(Image credit: Danny Clinch)

Songs We Love: Glen Campbell, 'Arkansas Farmboy'

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 8:55am

The bluegrass-blessed ballad channels the experience of memories growing at once more vivid and more disordered — as they do for everyone, but especially for someone with dementia.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the artist)

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