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Metropolis: 5/7/16

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 12:33pm

KCRW's Jason Bentley spins a two-hour EDM mix featuring a guest DJ set from Justin Martin.

Book Reveals The Complexities Of Rescuing And Rehabilitating Hummingbirds

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 12:20pm

Do rescue efforts that try and protect the species do more harm than good?

7 Years Later, 'Good Wife' Ends As It Began: With Betrayal And Uncertainty

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 12:17pm

TV critic David Bianculli discusses the final episode of the CBS drama and the legacy of the show as a whole. "The Good Wife managed to be one of TV's best series for its entire run," he says.

Richard Russo Returns To North Bath, NY, In 'Everybody's Fool'

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 12:17pm

The Pulitzer-Prize winning author of Empire Falls says his characters are inspired by his parents' working-class World War II generation. Russo's new novel is set in a small town in upstate New York.

Being A Mom When You Didn't Really Have One

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 12:12pm

Kavitha Cardoza reports on foster children who have grown up and now have children of their own.

Trumponomics 101: Plan To Negotiate Down U.S. Debt Stuns Economists

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 11:52am

Derek Thompson of the Atlantic says Trump's economic plans would cause the "dumbest recession in American history."

Longevity Researchers Launching World’s Largest Dog Aging Study

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 11:40am

The Dog Aging Project will study 10,000 companion dogs, looking at the animals’ genetics, biome, epigenetics and more.

Tracking Mercury's Transit Across The Sun

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 11:33am

The planet's transit is visible as a small black dot with help from special light-filtering telescopes.

Why Many Midwestern Farmers Are Pro-TPP

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 11:29am

A coalition of more than 200 agriculture groups wrote an open letter urging Congress to approve the trade deal, saying it'll help U.S. farmers stay competitive in an increasingly crowded world market.

How GPS Has Gone Beyond Mapping

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 11:20am

GPS is used to monitor the electrical grid, to make agriculture more efficient, and even to keep very accurate time.

North Carolina Governor Files Lawsuit over Transgender Bathroom Law

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 11:06am

The lawsuit comes as a response to a Department of Justice letter warning that the state's new transgender bathroom law violates the Civil Rights Act.

Philippines Votes For President; 'The Punisher' Leads The Pack

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 10:52am

Rodrigo Duterte is known for shocking language and has been linked to extrajudicial killings. He has won support from Filipinos who are looking for someone to crack down on crime and corruption.

Conservative Author P.J. O'Rourke Reluctantly Backs Clinton

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 10:37am

O'Rourke will be voting for Hillary Clinton, but he's not happy about it. "She's wrong about absolutely everything, but she's wrong within normal parameters," he said.

Dude, Where Are The Women? #AllMalePanels In Global Development

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 10:23am

The aid industry focuses on issues about women and is dominated by female staffers. So why are they often absent in high-level public conversations?

North Carolina Files Lawsuit Defending Its 'Bathroom Law'

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 10:10am

North Carolina is going to court over its new law that limits protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Renee Montagne gets the latest from WUNC reporter Jeff Tiberii.

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