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Mary Halvorson Leaves Some Room For Weirdness In 'Away With You'

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 2:30pm

Halvorson, a prolific jazz guitarist, plays with harmonies and melodies as she leads an eight-piece band on her new album. Critic Kevin Whitehead calls Away With You "richer than ever."

Journalist On Trump's Potential Conflicts Of Interest: 'They're Everywhere'

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 2:18pm

The New York Times' Eric Lipton says that Donald Trump could take actions as president that would benefit his business holdings. But Lipton doubts congressional Republicans would probe such conflicts.

Obama Administration Appeals Judge's Ruling To Block Overtime Pay Rule

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 1:27pm

The future of the rule is extremely uncertain. Even if the Obama administration wins its appeal, the incoming Trump administration has already threatened to scrap the measure.

Zap! Magnet Study Offers Fresh Insights Into How Memory Works

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 1:18pm

A magnetic pulse to a certain spot in the brain of healthy volunteers restored recently "forgotten" thoughts, researchers found. The study is shifting the understanding of short-term recall.

Carrier Will Keep 1,000 Jobs In U.S., But Trump Faces A Much Tougher Problem

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 12:57pm

Like President Obama, Trump must deal with the millions of old-school, middle-skill jobs, like manufacturing, that just aren't coming back.

We Banjo 3 On Mountain Stage

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 12:47pm

Hear the Irish band play its mix of swing, soul and banjo live onstage in West Virginia.

A Million Dollar Prize For A Doctor Who Goes The Extra Mile

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 12:42pm

Dr. Raj Panjabi started Last Mile Health to bring health care to remote parts of Liberia. Now he's received the very generous TED Prize, to be used to fulfill "a wish."

Advice For Employees Who Hate The Boss

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 12:33pm

We speak with Curt Nickisch of Harvard Business Review about what employees should do if they don't get along with the person managing them.

For Dartmouth Seniors In 1969, 'Anxiety' And 'Foreboding' Watching Vietnam War Draft

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 12:20pm

It was the first draft lottery since the World War II and was an effort to conscript young men into the effort in Vietnam.

Barrow, Alaska, Changes Its Name Back To Its Original 'Utqiagvik'

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 12:17pm

The northernmost community in the U.S. has voted to officially restore its traditional Inupiaq name.

Economics Professor: Trump's Carrier Deal Addresses Only Part Of The Problem

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 12:06pm

There's no shortage of manufacturing jobs in Indiana, according to Michael Hicks, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University.

Watch Róisín Murphy Perform 'Exploitation' Live For KCRW

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 12:00pm

The Irish art pop musician showcases her singular aesthetic in a live performance for KCRW.

Princess Cruises Hit With Largest-Ever Criminal Penalty For 'Deliberate Pollution'

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 11:52am

The Department of Justice says Princess Cruise Lines will pay a $40 million penalty for "deliberate pollution of the seas and intentional acts to cover it up."

For Tattoo Artists, Race Is In the Mix When Ink Meets Skin

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 11:40am

Skin tone is only part of the challenge for an oft-tattooed customer who wants to see herself reflected in the "human canvases" of tattoo artists.

Inside The Minds Of ISIS Recruits

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 11:40am

A new German report found that about half the recruits studied remain committed to the ISIS ideology, raising concern about attacks in their home countries.

Could The End Be Coming For NFL Thursdays?

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 11:33am

Amid speculation that the league may eliminate the weekly matchup, sports analyst Mike Pesca joins Here & Now's Robin Young to weigh in.

Cleve Jones Looks Back On Life Of LGBTQ Activism In New Memoir

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 11:20am

When Jones was teenager in the 1970s, he considered suicide because of his sexuality. Then he discovered there were other people like him.

Undocumented Harvard Students Worry About Family, Deportation

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 11:11am

WBUR's Tonya Mosley profiled two students who benefit from the government protections of attending college, without being deported.

Trump Announces Carrier Jobs Deal, Kicks Off 'Thank You' Tour

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 11:06am

As the president-elect travels to Indiana, NPR's Scott Detrow joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to discuss the latest on the transition.

UNESCO Deems Belgium's Beer Culture A Treasure Of Humanity

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 11:06am

The agency noted Belgium's beer experts — zythologists — who taste and study complex and often experimental brews. It's one of 16 cultural elements that are being recognized.

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