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In Warmer Climate, A Luxury Cruise Sets Sail Through Northwest Passage

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 5:38am

Climate change is opening up the Arctic to luxury cruises, including an Alaska-to-New York voyage. The vacation destination takes advantage of warming oceans but raises safety and ethical concerns.

Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Enforcement of State Bathroom Law At UNC

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 8:50pm

Three transgender plaintiffs challenging North Carolina's law will be allowed to use the bathrooms that match their gender identities, at least until the case is tried in November.

Appeals Court Says Using Fake Social Security Number Doesn't Have To Mean Deportation

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 7:22pm

The judges say although an immigrant was convicted of using false documents to work, that doesn't make her guilty of moral turpitude. One judge calls the case a waste of taxpayers' money.

Three Miles Ahead

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 6:19pm

Hear three interpretations of the musical icon: on screen, with actor and director Don Cheadle; on the page, with co-biographer Quincy Troupe; and on stage, with trumpeter Keyon Harrold.

Animal Rights Activist On Trial In Canada For Giving Water To Pigs

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 6:17pm

Anita Krajnc is facing charges of criminal mischief because she gave water to pigs bound for the slaughterhouse. If convicted, she could be sentenced to six months in jail or a $5,000 fine.

Cecile McLorin Salvant And Sullivan Fortner

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 6:05pm

The communication between piano and voice often becomes deeply personal. Two rising stars of their instruments prove as much in duet at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Episode 721: Unbuilding A City

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 6:05pm

Why is it so hard to knock down 17 vacant houses in a shrinking city?

'Southside With You' Has Us Asking: Where Is The Love In Black Movies?

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 6:01pm

The movie Southside with You is opening in theaters. The film follows Michelle and Barack Obama's very first date, and shows something we don't get too see too often in film: black romance.

'Mystery Shoppers' Help U.S. Regulators Fight Racial Discrimination At Banks

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 4:43pm

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is sending undercover operatives to ferret out racial discrimination. They're called "testers" or "mystery shoppers" and pose as customers applying for loans.

After Louisiana Floods, A Photographer Finds Resilience

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 4:22pm

Photographer Collin Richie and three colleagues have been shooting portraits of people who were impacted by the floods in Louisiana. The images focus on what people were able to save.

KCRW Presents: Miguel

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 4:00pm

Watch the boundary-pushing R&B singer perform "What's Normal Anyway" live in the studio.

Before Migrants Reach U.S., Mexico Deports Central Americans

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 3:29pm

The idea of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border has dominated the U.S. presidential election. But efforts in Mexico barring Central Americans from traveling north might doing the job of a wall.

Britney's Back: Spears Returns With Ninth Studio Album, 'Glory'

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 3:29pm

Tom Moon reviews the new album from Britney Spears, Glory. This is Spears' ninth studio album.

After Hurricane Sandy, Many Chose To Move Rather Than Rebuild

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 3:29pm

After catastrophic flooding, it might make sense not to rebuild and insure homes that were damaged. Some neighborhoods have retreated rather than rebuilt and insured. That has a lot of advantages, but it is hard to pull off.

Obama Expands National Marine Monument Off Hawaii Coast

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 3:29pm

President Obama expanded a national marine monument to encompass 582,578 square miles of land and sea off Hawaii. It's now the largest protected area on the planet. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Douglas McCauley, assistant professor at University of California, Santa Barbara, about its beauty and significance.

Aftershocks Continue In Central Italy After Devastating Quake

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 3:29pm

Aftershocks continue to rattle the region in central Italy that's still digging out after a midweek earthquake killed more than 260 people. The region is Europe's most quake-prone, and residents are proving resilient.

Week In Politics: Trump Shifts On Immigration Policy

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 3:29pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times about Donald Trump's shift on immigration and Hillary Clinton's speech linking Trump to white supremacists.

Trump's Many Shifts On Immigration Confuse Supporters And Opponents Alike

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 3:29pm

After launching his presidential campaign with promises to deport millions of immigrants in this country illegally, Donald Trump has taken a series of positions on the issue that have confused his supporters and opponents alike.

University Of Chicago Tells Freshmen It Does Not Support Trigger Warnings

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 3:29pm

Incoming freshman to the University of Chicago will not be shielded from ideas or materials they may find harmful. The university alerted students in a welcoming letter that as a policy it does not provide safe spaces or trigger warnings, but it's not barring individual professors from doing so.

Thrill Ride Accidents Renew Calls For Regulation

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 3:29pm

A Kansas waterslide recently decapitated a 10-year-old boy, and the tragedy is raising new questions about thrill ride regulation. No federal agency oversees amusement parks or water parks.

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