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Social Media Buzz: From Hawaii's 'Diss' To O'Reilly's Departure

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:20pm

Attorney General Jeff Sessions referred to Hawaii as "an island in the Pacific," and many Hawaiians felt the description was dismissive of the 50th state.

'Unmasking' 101: The Next Chapter In The Trump-Russia Imbroglio

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:18pm

The next phase of Congress' investigation into the Trump-Russia story could be a major focus on U.S. intelligence — and what Republicans call its abuse.

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Justice Department Warns 'Sanctuary Cities,' With Grant Money At Risk

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:15pm

Justice Department officials are demanding proof that cities receiving millions in law enforcement grants are complying with federal immigration law.

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To March Or Not To March: A Scientist's Dilemma

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:12pm

Scientists plan to march in hundreds of cities across the country on Saturday. But not all scientists think it's their role to be an activist.

A Brutal Crackdown On Gay Men In Chechnya

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 11:52am

Those who've escaped say they were beaten and tortured by authorities, and forced to reveal the names of their gay friends.

Hawaii Tells Jeff Sessions: 'Have Some Respect'

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 11:43am

On Tuesday, the U.S. attorney general marveled that "a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific" could block President Trump's travel ban. Hawaiians say he messed with the wrong archipelago.

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'Finding Samuel Lowe' Takes Author To China, Jamaica And Harlem

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 11:40am

In 2011, Paula Williams Madison walked away from her job as an executive at NBC Universal, in search of her family's history.

Family Nurture Could Help Preterm Babies Avoid Developmental Problems

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 11:33am

The technique coaches new mothers to develop physical and emotional bonds with their babies.

Pakistani-American Playwright Finds Parallels Between Shakespeare And Islam

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 11:20am

Ayad Akhtar writes plays that challenge audiences' notions of Islam, while also challenging Muslims' assumptions about their own faith.

Week In Politics: Trump Nears 100-Day Mark, GOP Health Care Returns

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 11:06am

NBC News' Beth Fouhy and Ayesha Rascoe of Reuters join us to discuss whether Republicans will be able to come to an agreement on a new health care overhaul plan.

Goldie Releases Burial Remix Of 'Inner City Life'

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 10:03am

Goldie has released a remix of "Inner City Life," his landmark drum and bass song from 1995's Timeless, by none other than Burial.

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Bill MacKay's Solo Guitar Fades Quickly, Beautifully On 'Twilight'

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 10:00am

MacKay's new solo album, Esker, is a rich and easygoing reminder that the American guitar tradition is a vast and detailed one.

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NPR's Staff Diversity Numbers, 2016

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 9:55am

Despite the company-wide initiative for diverse hiring, change in the newsroom has been incremental.

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Fred Eaglesmith, 'Toggle Switch' (Live)

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 9:19am

The Canadian country musician makes his sixth appearance on Mountain Stage with this humorous performance, as recorded live in Charleston, W.Va.

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Egyptian-American Aid Worker, Released From Cairo Jail, Returns To U.S.

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 9:02am

Aya Hijazi and her Egyptian husband were accused of child abuse, but human rights groups called the charges specious and prosecutors offered no proof. The couple were jailed for nearly three years.

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Songs We Love: Thelonious Monk, 'Pannonica (Quartet)'

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 9:00am

Monk only lent his talents to the film world once, and the soundtrack is finally being released in time for Record Store Day. Here he paints one of his classic ballads in darker tones.

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Japanese Punks Otoboke Beaver Take Revenge In A Grindhouse-Inspired Video

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 9:00am

The Kyoto-based band takes vengeance on an eye-patched boss in this wild tribute to gritty B-movie violence.

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Listen: The War On Drugs Shares New 11-Minute Song For Record Store Day

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 8:55am

"Thinking Of Place" is both epic and wistful, with moody reflections and memories of a time gone by.

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GAS Releases First Album In 17 Years, The Majestically Disquiet 'Narkopop'

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 8:53am

The ambient composer Wolfgang Voigt returns to the GAS moniker with an urgency that rumbles more deeply, with strings hung like endless cobwebs across dark valleys.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Fate Of The Furious' Plus Clapbacks And Feuds

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 8:42am

This week's show combines a chat about The Fate Of The Furious that we had with Gene Demby and Chris Klimek and a discussion of clapbacks and feuds from our Chicago live show, led off by Sam Sanders.

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