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The After-Effects Of Hurricane Harvey Have Been 'Overwhelming'

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 6:30am

Rain continues to fall across Texas. Rachel Martin talks to Brad Kieserman, who is coordinating relief efforts in Texas for the American Red Cross from Fairfax, Va.

Harvey Causes Widespread Devastation In Areas Of Texas

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 6:30am

Houston is going through much after Hurricane Harvey roared ashore. Houses are flooded and destroyed. People are being rescued from their rooftops. There's a backlog of people requesting evacuations.

Portable Toilet Leads To Rave At Music Festival In Hungary

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 5:56am

Unsuspecting attendants at a Hungarian music festival got a surprise when they tried to use a certain portable toilet. Instead of being a real bathroom, it lead to a secret rave.

Professor Wears A Mask To Hide His Face While Grading Papers

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 5:50am

A university professor in Malaysia wears the mask to keep students from getting nervous while he's marking their papers. And what mask does he use to conceal his feelings? None other than Iron Man.

Charlottesville Officials Find Community's Emotions Are Still Raw

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 4:04am

Residents of Charlottesville, Va., are still reeling from the white nationalist rally that left on counterprotester dead. The city held a town-hall meeting Sunday to try to find ways to move forward.

Rockport Residents Who Waited Out Harvey Experienced Its Might

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 4:04am

Rockport, Texas, was among the hardest hit towns when Hurricane Harvey made landfall. Rachel Martin talks to Mashon Hunt, who is staying in a shelter in Austin after being evacuated from Rockport.

Houston Area Is Inundated With Rain And Catastrophic Floods

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 4:04am

Officials call Tropical Storm Harvey, which was a hurricane, an "unprecedented" weather event that has left thousands of homes flooded, stranding some people and overwhelming rescue workers.

Richard Armitage Weighs In On President Trump's Afghan Stragegy

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 4:04am

Ailsa Change talks to former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, who says the bulk of the military presence in Afghanistan should leave, and only a small counterterrorism force should remain.

Driving Across Texas, The Destruction From Harvey Is Evident

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 4:04am

In this postcard, we grab a ride with NPR's John Burnett as he drives from Corpus Christi to Houston. He describes what he saw driving along the Texas coast — the area hardest hit by Hurricane Harvey.

Many Gulf State Lawmakers Have Worried About Storms Like Harvey

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 4:04am

Rachel Martin talks to Republican Congressman Pete Olson of Texas about the impact of Tropical Storm Harvey and disaster preparedness in the state.

Flood Waters From Harvey Make It A Nightmare To Rescue People

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 4:04am

Cities across East Texas are taking stock of the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey and bracing for more rain. The logistical nightmare is making it difficult to rescue people from rising waters.

Attempts To Address Rape In Congo Produced Unintended Consequences

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 4:04am

Western attempts to address the crisis of rape in Congo has had unintended consequences. Congolese women feel there's only one story that aid workers want to hear from them.

Expedia's Dara Khosrowshahi Picked As Uber's New CEO

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 4:04am

After a search that included a number of well-known candidates, the board of ride-sharing giant Uber has announced its pick for CEO: Expedia's CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.

San Antonio Prepares For More Evacuees From After-Effects Of Harvey

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 4:04am

Rachel Martin talks to Ron Nirenberg, the mayor of San Antonio, Texas, about his city's response to Tropical Storm Harvey, which is seeing an influx of evacuees from other areas of the state.

Morning News Brief: Harvey Dumps On Texas, Uber Gets A New CEO

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 4:04am

Much of Houston is under water after Hurricane Harvey came ashore. The city spent much of the weekend rescuing people. And, Uber has picked a new CEO after co-founder Travis Kalanick resigned.

'Game Of Thrones' Season 7 Finale: 'We've Been Here For Some Time'

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 4:04am

"The Dragon and the Wolf." Sittin' in a tree. Attending lots of M-E-E-T-I-N-Gs. The Game of Thrones season 7 finale was filled with head-fakes and family business and feelings-meetings.

(Image credit: Helen Sloan/HBO)

Texas Capital Austin Is Spared The Brunt Of Harvey But It Still Feels Effects

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 4:04am

Hurricane Harvey has been downgraded to a tropical storm but it is still dumping a lot of rain on Texas. In the capital Austin, thousands of people are without power.

Need A Happiness Boost? Spend Your Money To Buy Time, Not More Stuff

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 4:02am

A recent study suggests that when people spend their extra cash to get help with time-consuming chores, they're likelier to feel better than if they use the money to buy more things.

(Image credit: Kristen Solecki for NPR)

Hope Hicks Is A Trump Team 'Survivor' And Now Interim Communications Director

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 4:00am

In an administration where it seems like everyone becomes an instant celebrity, Hicks has kept her head down, working hard at maintaining a low profile.

(Image credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)




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