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'Brave New Workers': Ex-West Virginia Coal Miner Now Saves Lives As An EMT

51 min 19 sec ago

The "Brave New Workers" series tells stories of Americans adapting to a changing economy. This week: after years working in the coal mines of West Virginia, a miner charts a new career in health care.

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#NPRpoetry Naturally Goes Outside For Some Earth Day Inspiration

3 hours 45 min ago

This weeks #NPRpoetry Twitter submissions celebrate Mother Earth.

'Janesville' Looks At A Factory Town After The Factory Shuts Down

3 hours 45 min ago

Washington Post reporter Amy Goldstein talks about her book Janesville: An American Story, that's about a factory town in Wisconsin that lost its lifeblood when its factory shut down.

LA Riot Documentaries Show Dehumanizing Black People Enables Abuses in Policing

3 hours 45 min ago

A slew of new documentaries look back on the Los Angeles riots, 25 years after the city erupted in protest. But why are so many being made and why now?

One Arkansas Execution Takes Place As Other Inmates Head To Death Chamber

3 hours 45 min ago

Arkansas Times reporter Jacob Rosenberg talks about the state's first execution in 12 years, after the U.S. Supreme Court denied requests by a death row inmate to stay his execution.

Looking Ahead At Trump's First 100 Days In Office

3 hours 45 min ago

This week will see a reveal of the White House's tax plan and the end of President Trump's first 100 days in office and Trump is still working on making progress on his campaign promises.

In French Election, Established Politicians Are Out

3 hours 45 min ago

Centrist independent Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen lead the first round of the French presidential election. Both are poised to compete in a May runoff.

Young Entrepreneurs Find Funky Niche In Products 'Made In Ukraine'

3 hours 45 min ago

Startups and boutique designers make up a small part of Ukraine's economy. But they're making everything from socks to streetwear — and are gaining skills essential for the country's development.

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'Thunder In The Mountains' Tells Tragedy Of Two Strong, Opposing Leaders

3 hours 46 min ago

Daniel Sharfstein's new book Thunder In the Mountains sheds new light on the Nez Perce Indian wars, and the two historical figures on each side of the conflict: Chief Joseph and Oliver Otis Howard.

Hijabi Artist Channels Beyoncé For Debut Of Her 'Resistance Music' And Video

17 hours 38 min ago

Mona Haydar calls her music "resistance music" because it celebrates diversity and calls for women to be "unapologetic about who they are."

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City Municipal ID Cards In Chicago Would Benefit More Than Undocumented Groups

Sat, 2017-04-22 18:24

Chicago City Clerk Anna Valencia talks about the city of Chicago's new municipal ID cards which will be accessible to residents who lack documentation for living there.

Part Of Georgia's Preparation For Runoff Election In June Involves A Lawsuit

Sat, 2017-04-22 18:24

Civil rights groups are suing Georgia's secretary of state over voter registration rules that would prevent new voters from taking part in the state's special congressional election.

French Voters Still Undecided For Sunday's Presidential Election

Sat, 2017-04-22 18:24

France faces its most important presidential race in more than five decades. But polls show many French voters are undecided or might not vote at all.

Taliban Was Able To Penetrate Afghanistan Military Base Before Attack

Sat, 2017-04-22 18:24

Journalist Ahmed Rashid talks about Friday's attack on an Afghanistan military base. More than 100 people are reported dead making it the deadliest attack there since 2001.

Protests Against President Maduro In Venezuela Near Breaking Point

Sat, 2017-04-22 18:24

Venezuelans have been protesting President Nicolas Maduro's government over a deep economic recession and massive food and medicine shortages. Reuters reporter Girish Gupta gives developments.

Actions Sparked By Protests Can Have Sustained Influence

Sat, 2017-04-22 18:24

The March for Science is one of many demonstrations in response to the Trump administration. Sociology professor David Meyer at the University of California Irvine talks about the history of protests.

Out Of The Lab And Into The Streets, Science Community Marches For Science

Sat, 2017-04-22 18:24

Thousands of scientists and their supporters took to the streets to advocate for public support for science and technology today in Washington, D.C., and other cities around the country.

Renée Elise Goldsberry Hopes 'Henrietta Lacks' Movie Will Start Conversations

Sat, 2017-04-22 18:24

The actress plays a young African-American woman whose cells, which were taken without her knowledge or consent, went on to become "immortal."

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In A New 'Anti-Science' Era, Bill Nye 'Saves The World' With Same Optimism

Sat, 2017-04-22 17:11

"The Science Guy" dons his lab coat and bow tie uniform yet again, this time, in a a new political context. In his new Netflix series, Nye tackles climate change deniers and beyond.

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For Carrie Brownstein, Music Fandom Started At The Record Store

Sat, 2017-04-22 12:00

As a teenager, the Sleater-Kinney guitarist's local record shop, Rubato Records, became the site of an awakening. "I felt like I had discovered a treasure chest," she says, "and I dove in."

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