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First Listen: Damien Jurado, 'Visions Of Us On The Land'

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 6:00am

Jurado finishes a trilogy of albums with a sprawling, 17-song story arc that leaves loose ends while remaining anchored in gorgeous songwriting and lush, layered indie-folk arrangements.

Wild Energy Flows Free in a Feminist Comics Anthology

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 6:00am

The Complete Wimmen's Comix collects two decades of the groundbreaking all-women series. Critic Etelka Lehoczky calls it a "frenetic, anarchic, occasionally kamikaze production."

Democrats' Debate Number 8 Finds Rivals in Familiar Grooves

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 5:00am

Despite Clinton's lead in delegates, Sanders' narrow win in Michigan changed the narrative again and raised questions about the reliability of polls in other states where Clinton seems to be ahead.

Voting Machines Could Again Take Center Stage

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 4:17am

In 2000, the nation's biggest election meltdown took place in Florida due to paper butterfly ballots, ancient voting machines and poorly trained poll workers. Old machines are again a worry for some.

Parents, Teachers Shocked By Language, Content In GOP Presidential Debate

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 4:12am

The raucous GOP debates have become appointment viewing, even for many far too young to vote. Parents worry the name calling, sexual innuendos and racial threats send the wrong message to children. Teachers say they're trying to make it a teachable moment, on how not to debate.

Aung San Suu Kyi Will Not Be Myanmar's Next President

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 4:12am

For the last four months, secrecy has surrounded who will be named Myanmar's next president. On Thursday, the National League for Democracy party, nominated two candidates to contest for the post. Nobel laureate and longtime democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi (ahng sahn soo chee) was not nominated.

Examining Obama's Foreign Policy

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 4:12am

Was President Obama's foreign policy a sage advancement of America's role in the world, or a stunning disaster? We examine some of the president's most important foreign policy decisions.

As Oil Prices Drop, Azerbaijan Looks For Help From International Loans

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 4:12am

The former Soviet country of Azerbaijan was once seen as a dynamic economic hub. Like other nations almost totally dependent on oil revenues, it's feeling the effects of the recent drop in prices.

Will Clinton's Poor Showing In Michigan Bleed Into Illinois' Primary

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 4:12am

After Hillary Clinton's stunning loss in Michigan on Tuesday, what are her supporters thinking about her chances in similar states which hold primaries next week? David Greene talks to U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (Sherry Boost-toss) of Illinois, who is a staunch Clinton backer.

'Famtastic Lies' Lays Out 2006 Duke Lacrosse Rape Case

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 4:12am

David Greene talks with director Marina Zenovich about her new documentary, "Fantastic Lies," about the Duke lacrosse rape trial. It will be broadcast Sunday on ESPN at 9 p.m. The story begins 10 years ago when members of the Duke University lacrosse team held an off-campus party.

Armed With An Index Fund, Warren Buffett Is On Track To Win Hedge Fund Bet

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 4:12am

Eight years ago, Warren Buffett made a $1 million bet with some hedge fund managers. We learn what the bet tells us about one of the most important questions in investing.

Nuclear Plant Threatens Miami-Dade's Water. Mayor Says, 'This Isn't Flint'

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 4:12am

A study shows excessive saltwater from Florida Power and Light's nuclear plant is threatening Biscayne Bay and the aquifer that supplies much of Miami's water.

Ben And Jerry Of Ice Cream Fame Back Bernie Sanders

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 4:12am

Among Bernie Sander's most high profile supporters are Ben and Jerry — that is, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, the millionaire co-founders of the ice cream company Ben & Jerry's.

Clinton, Sanders Square Off In Miami Ahead Of Primaries On Tuesday

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 4:12am

This week's Democratic primaries made one thing clear: the contest between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders isn't ending any time soon. The two faced off in Miami Wednesday night in a debate that focused on immigration policy.They're looking ahead to Florida and the other big states that vote on Tuesday.

Sluggish Economy Doesn't Damper Shanghai's Housing Prices

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 4:12am

China's economy is struggling. The currency and stock market are down. Growth continues to slow. Yet in Shanghai, people are scrambling to buy apartments as prices soar. Why?

Spy Vs. Spies: Why Deciphering Putin Is So Hard For U.S. Intelligence

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 4:09am

How do you spy on a country when decisionmaking is concentrated in the mind of one man? U.S. spooks' traditional tools — from NSA intercepts to satellite imagery to espionage — are coming up short.

This Is Our Islam: To Be Young, Devout And Muslim In America Today

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 4:04am

For Muslim-Americans, there was a world before Sept. 11 and after. Now, the dual threats of extremism and atheism threaten them further. A group of friends in D.C. voice their frustrations, and hopes.

North Carolina's Congressional Primaries Are A Mess Because Of These Maps

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 4:00am

Said one observer, "Some sitting members of Congress woke up the next morning after these maps had been released and went, 'oh boy, I don't even live in the district now.'"

Police: 5 People Killed In Ambush-Style Shooting In Suburban Pittsburgh

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 2:31am

Police in Allegheny County, Pa., say five people are dead after unidentified shooters attacked what appeared to be a backyard party in the borough of Wilkinsburg.




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