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Clinton Puts Focus On 56 Million 'Invisible' Disabled Voters

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 8:37am

By delivering a major address on issues around disability and employment, Hillary Clinton put a focus on a large group of voters who often feel ignored.

Blue Man Group Is Coming To The Tiny Desk!

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 8:00am

They came, they measured, they built and plotted. But first, they had to borrow a few things from the office. Watch a teaser for Blue Man Group's Tiny Desk Takeover, set to feature new instruments.

Oregon Detective Pioneers New Sexual Assault Reporting Program

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 7:02am

The Justice Department estimates more than 60 percent of sexual assaults go unreported. By giving victims options, Det. Carrie Hull is working to change that.

Resources To Quell Protests Will Be Helpful, Charlotte Mayor Says

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 7:02am

North Carolina's governor declared a state of emergency after more unrest. Steve Inskeep talks to Mayor Jennifer Roberts, who says more resources that come with the declaration will be a big help.

North Korea Accidentally Opens Access To Its Websites

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 6:28am

Researcher Matthew Bryant had a look, and realized that in all of North Korea there are only 28 websites. One is a flight booking site. Another appears to be some kind of social network.

First Listen: John Prine, 'For Better, Or Worse'

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 6:00am

On the cusp of his 70th birthday, the revered singer-songwriter sets down his pen to explore country classics with some stellar duet partners.

First Listen: Bob Weir, 'Blue Mountain'

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 6:00am

On this long-awaited solo album, the Grateful Dead veteran showcases his songwriting gifts with the aid of collaborators such as Josh Ritter and The National's Bryce and Aaron Dessner.

First Listen: Jenny Hval, 'Blood Bitch'

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 6:00am

On her sixth album, the Norwegian singer Jenny Hval aims for impact, surrounding her vulnerable voice with spiky, disarming instrumentation that bolsters the intensity and intimacy of her songs.

First Listen: Drive-By Truckers, 'American Band'

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 6:00am

American Band, the long-running rock band's 11th album, lives up to its name in how it digests, understands and challenges the notions of what it means to be American.

First Listen: Pixies, 'Head Carrier'

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 6:00am

The inspired Head Carrier reaffirms all the spark, wit and weirdness, tempered by the occasional burst of emotional rawness, that made people fall in love with the Pixies in the first place.

First Listen: John Adams, 'Scheherazade.2'

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 6:00am

Violence against women, and a smart storyteller from the Arabian Nights, inspired John Adams' "dramatic symphony," featuring violinist Leila Josefowicz.

Hotel Provides Framed Photos Of Jeff Goldblum For Fan's Stay

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 5:56am

When the Calif. hotel asked Seth Freedland what else they could do to make his stay better, Seth answered that his girlfriend would love framed photos of Jeff Goldblum in the room. The hotel did it.

How Clinton And Trump Are Preparing For The First Presidential Debate

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 5:00am

Both major party candidates are preparing for the first presidential debate on Monday, but they're doing so in different ways.

The Freaky, Clanking, Buzzing, Whirring Glory Of MRI

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:52am

Few people can really trace the path from basic physics theory all the way up to health diagnostics — and yet we all rely on these machines, and other science, in daily life, says Adam Frank.

N.C. Governor Declares A State Of Emergency After More Protests In Charlotte

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:07am

There was a second night of protests in Charlotte, North Carolina, following Tuesday's shooting death of Keith Scott, a 43 year-old African-American man, by a Charlotte police officer. Accounts differ as to whether Scott was holding a gun or a book at the time of the confrontation.(Stations note — Language Advisory: The f-word is bleeped about 2 minutes into the piece).

The Issues: How Clinton And Trump Come Down On Law And Order

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:07am

Law and order have been a major theme this year on the campaign trail. But that means very different things to the two major party presidential candidates.

Breaking Taboo, Swedish Scientist Seeks To Edit DNA Of Healthy Human Embryos

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:07am

A Swedish biologist wants to change the genes of healthy human embryos to find ways to treat infertility and perhaps other diseases. The experiments intensify ethical questions genetic engineering.

Chicago Mayor To Address Effort To Reduce Gun Violence

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:07am

The city is hiring nearly 1,000 thousand police officers over the next two years. Mayor Rahm Emanuel will outline a broader effort to try to reduce gun violence in a speech Thursday night.

Why Isn't Hillary Clinton Doing Better With African-American Voters?

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:07am

Hillary Clinton has been working to attract more black voters, and President Obama also made an appeal for her. Steve Inskeep talks to Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina, who is a Clinton supporter.

Trump Still Trying To Sway Black Voters To The Side Of Republicans

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:07am

Donald Trump is continuing his efforts to reach out to Africa-Americans. He spoke on Wednesday at a predominantly black church in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

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