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Great news daily newscast

By Prophittman - Mar 26 2019
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I listen every day. Love it that it is in podcast format.

News and interesting science

By Rick in Marietta - Dec 14 2018
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Enjoy the news and get interesting scientific pieces thrown in from time to time.

iTunes Ratings

366 Ratings
Average Ratings
213
62
38
29
24

Great news daily newscast

By Prophittman - Mar 26 2019
Read more
I listen every day. Love it that it is in podcast format.

News and interesting science

By Rick in Marietta - Dec 14 2018
Read more
Enjoy the news and get interesting scientific pieces thrown in from time to time.
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Here & Now

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NPR and WBUR's live midday news program

Rank #1: Pregnant Women Using Pot Increases; Ronan Farrow On Media Corruption

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Expectant women are increasingly using marijuana products during pregnancy, according to new research from Kaiser Permanente. We talk with Kelly Young-Wolff about what's driving this increase in pot use amongst pregnant women. Also, "Catch and Kill" is journalist Ronan Farrow's harrowing account of systemic power, sexual abuse and cover-ups in the media and entertainment industries. Farrow speaks with us about his work of journalism that reads like a thriller.

Oct 28 2019

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Rank #2: Impeachment Inquiry Latest; Prince Memoir 'The Beautiful Ones'

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Four White House officials declined to appear for closed-door depositions on Capitol Hill Monday in the impeachment inquiry. Among them is John Eisenberg, the top lawyer on the National Security Council. NPR's Ayesha Rascoe joins us to discuss the latest from Washington. And, author Dan Piepenbring talks about working with Prince on the musician's memoir, "The Beautiful Ones." Piepenbring finished the book from archival material and Prince's writings after the rock star's death in 2016.

Nov 04 2019

43mins

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Rank #3: Maria Fire Engulfs Ventura County, California; Brits Flee To Germany After Brexit

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Another brush fire in Southern California has engulfed more than 8,000 acres in Ventura County. The Maria Fire is the second major fire to ignite in the county this week. For more on the firefighting efforts, we're joined by Lance Orozco, news director at KCLU. And, thousands of Brits fled to Germany after the 2016 Brexit referendum. Now, they are racing to obtain citizenship before a deal goes through. Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd reports from Berlin.

Nov 01 2019

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Rank #4: California Fires Force Evacuations; Iowans Divided Over Democratic Candidates

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The Kincade Fire continues to burn in Sonoma County, California, and now there are other fires across the region that firefighters are working to put out. Here & Now's Tonya Mosley checks in with KPCC reporter Sharon McNary for the latest. And in Iowa, Democrats are split over which candidate is best equipped to beat President Trump.

Oct 25 2019

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Rank #5: Oct. 11, 2019: Former U.S.-Ukraine Ambassador Testifies; Cloud Appreciation

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Former ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch is testifying on Capitol Hill Friday as part of the impeachment inquiry after the White House blocked another official from testifying earlier this week. We get the latest from NPR's Susan Davis. And, host Peter O'Dowd takes a tour of the sky with Gavin Pretor-Pinney, founder of the Cloud Appreciate Society.

Oct 11 2019

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Rank #6: The Growth Of Virtual Doctor Visits; A Brexiteer Makes His Case

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Virtual doctor visits are becoming more popular. But questions remain as to whether telemedicine will actually be able to deliver. NHPR's Jason Moon reports. Also, after months of Brexit deadlock, the House of Commons approved a Dec. 12 vote. We speak with Conservative Party MP Mike Wood, who supports the U.K. leaving the EU.

Oct 30 2019

43mins

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Rank #7: Hundreds Of Oklahoma Inmates Freed; Apollonia Poilâne's New Cookbook

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When Apollonia Poilâne was 18 years old, she took over her father's world-renowned bakery within hours of learning he and her mother were killed in a helicopter accident. Poilâne joins us to discuss her new cookbook and legacy. And, hundreds of inmates in Oklahoma were freed Monday morning in the country's largest single-day commutation. Steve Bickley, executive director of the state's Pardon and Parole Board, joins us to discuss the release.

Nov 05 2019

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Rank #8: Oct. 10, 2019: Giuliani Associates Arrested; Surge In STD Cases

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Two associates of President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani have been arrested on campaign finance charges. The associates reportedly aided Giuliani's efforts to have Ukraine launch an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden. We get the latest from NPR's Ryan Lucas. Also, a new CDC report reveals a rise in the number of STD cases in the U.S. in 2018 compared to the year before. We speak with an epidemiologist at the CDC who worked on the report.

Oct 10 2019

39mins

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Rank #9: Calif. Blackouts Impact People With Disabilities; Twyla Tharp's New Book

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California's largest utility PG&E announced planned power outages as wildfires rage across the state. While the intention is to prevent wildfires and save lives, not having power can be life-threatening for residents with disabilities. And, dancer and choreographer Twyla Tharp joins us to discuss her new book, "Keep It Moving: Lessons for the Rest of Your Life."

Oct 29 2019

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Rank #10: Oct. 8, 2019: How Schools Teach Impeachment; Drive-Thrus Slowing Down

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How are high school students learning about the impeachment as the politics play out in Washington? We speak with John Speicher, a government teacher at Putnam City High School in Oklahoma City. Also, a new report finds that drive-thrus in the U.S. are getting slower. But some say that's not necessarily a bad thing. Host Jeremy Hobson talks about the state of fast food with Sam Oches, editor of QSR Magazine.

Oct 08 2019

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Rank #11: Oct 9, 2019: California Power Outages; Psychedelic Substances Research

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In California, the utility PG&E has begun shutting off electricity because of concerns of high winds and the potential for wildfires. Host Peter O'Dowd speaks with KQED's Brian Watt about power outages that are expected to impact hundreds of thousands of people across the state. Also, Johns Hopkins University has launched a center for psychedelic research with $17 million in donations from private donors. We talk with William Richards, a psychologist at Johns Hopkins, about his decades-long research into how psychedelic substances can treat mental illnesses.

Oct 09 2019

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Rank #12: Oct. 17, 2019: 'Looking For Alaska' On Hulu; Decommissioning Chemical Weapons

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John Green's young adult novel "Looking for Alaska" is now a limited TV series on Hulu. Host Robin Young speaks with Green and Josh Schwartz, the show's co-executive producer and showrunner. Also, hundreds of thousands of chemical weapons at an Army depot in Colorado must be destroyed under an international treaty, but environmental concerns have delayed that until now. Michael de Yoanna with member station KUNC has the story.

Oct 17 2019

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Rank #13: Tipping In The U.S. Is Broken; Remembering Rep. John Conyers Jr.

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Recently published data from Uber shows drivers were tipped in just 16% of all rides. The Atlantic's Derek Thompson discusses what the Uber study tells us about tipping in general and the myth of meritocracy. Also, former Rep. John Conyers Jr., the longest-serving African American lawmaker in congressional history, died on Sunday. We remember his life and legacy.

Oct 28 2019

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Rank #14: Halloween Spending Averages $86 Per Person; Celebrating The Theremin

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People spent $86 on average for Halloween this year, including for their dogs. We talk to Full Disclosure host Roben Farzad about how Halloween became such a staple of consumer — and now Instagram — culture. Also, the name Theremin might conjure the eerie sounds of horror films or sci-fi movies like 1951's "The Day the Earth Stood Still." WBUR's Andrea Shea talked to some contemporary artists collaborating on a performance to celebrate the early electronic instrument's upcoming 100th birthday.

Oct 31 2019

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Rank #15: Oct. 7, 2019: David Byrne's 'American Utopia'; Rural Chronic Disease

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David Byrne, the beloved Talking Heads frontman, debuts his show "American Utopia" this month. Byrne joins host Robin Young to talk about the unusual show, which features new songs, as well as Talking Heads favorites. Also, Americans who live in rural parts of the U.S. have much higher rates of death than the rest of the country. The causes are not only diseases but their side effects — depression, anxiety and suicide. Some experts are recommending ways to prevent these premature deaths. Lisa Gillespie of Louisville Public Media reports.

Oct 07 2019

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Rank #16: Oct 10, 2019: Turkey's Offensive In Syria; Jimmy Fallon On Kids And Comedy

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Turkish ground troops are continuing their advance against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria. Host Jeremy Hobson speaks with former ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee Jane Harman about the invasion that has been condemned around the world. Also, on top of a 20-year career in comedy as late-night television host and cast member on Saturday Night Live, Jimmy Fallon is also an author. We speak with Fallon about comedy, having kids and his new children's book, "This is Baby."

Oct 10 2019

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Rank #17: Human Trafficking Worldwide; Tree Of Life Synagogue Rebuilds

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The Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh has been closed since last year when a gunman shot and killed 11 Jewish worshippers. But, like many other houses of worship that have experienced similar violence, Tree of Life leadership has vowed to rebuild. WESA's Liz Red reports. Also, police discovered the bodies of 39 people in the back of a trailer in Essex this week. The case has sparked discussion over human trafficking, although the details of this case are not yet known.

Oct 25 2019

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Rank #18: A Scholarly Look At The Rolling Stones; Tennis Star Bianca Andreescu

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The Rolling Stones are still touring more than 50 years after they got together in England. A new book takes an academic look at their music and their legacy. We speak with one of the book's editors. Also, host Tonya Mosley speaks with 19-year-old Canadian tennis player Bianca Andreescu, who is preparing for the WTA finals in China following her U.S. Open win.

Oct 24 2019

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Rank #19: Meet Billie Eilish's Brother; Restaurants Sour On GrubHub, Uber Eats

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Finneas O'Connell has produced all of his sister Billie Eilish's music. Now fresh of his first solo tour, he talks with us about synesthesia, his need for control and what it feels like to step out on his own. Also, there are reports that some restaurant owners are growing resentful of the fees companies like GrubHub and Uber Eats charge them to list and deliver their food to customers.

Nov 05 2019

42mins

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