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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

336 Ratings
Average Ratings
195
58
34
26
23

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: August 15, 2019: Stars Of 'This Is Us'; White Supremacy Addiction

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NBC drama "This Is Us" is among the contenders at next month's Emmy Awards, racking up nine nominations. The series tells the story of one American family through flashbacks and flash-forwards through different time periods. Host Robin Young speaks with two of the stars, Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia. Also, Dr. Peter Simi says white supremacy can become an addiction. He's spent the last two decades studying white supremacy. He joins host Robin Young to discuss what is known about addiction to hate groups and how those trying to ...
Aug 15 2019
41 mins
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Rank #2: Sept. 10, 2019: UK Parliament Suspended; Mortician Author On Death

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British Parliament began a five-week suspension on Tuesday. We spoke to Amanda Sloat, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, about what this means for the UK and Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who lost a second bid for a snap election Monday. And, mortician and author Caitlin Doughty joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to discuss questions about death that she explores in her new book, "Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death."
Sep 10 2019
42 mins
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Rank #3: Sept. 6, 2019: World War II's Toll On Poland; Kentucky Coal Miners

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Eighty years after the German invasion of Poland that started World War II, we speak to a historian about the toll the conflict took on the country. Also, for nearly six weeks, coal miners in eastern Kentucky have been blocking a train car full of coal from a company they say owes them thousands of dollars each in backpay. Host Jeremy Hobson speaks with one of the miners. And there are new clues as to what might be causing the rapid onset of illnesses striking some individuals who used ...
Sep 06 2019
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Rank #4: Sept. 9, 2019: Relief Efforts In The Bahamas; Malcolm Gladwell's 'Talking To Strangers'

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More than 40 people are confirmed dead in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian. NPR's Jason Beaubien gives an update on the recovery efforts underway on Great Abaco Island. Also, host Robin Young speaks with author Malcolm Gladwell about his new book, "Talking to Strangers: What Should We Know About the People We Don't Know."
Sep 09 2019
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Rank #5: August 22, 2019: Amazon Rainforest Fires; Hot Car Deaths

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There are a record number of fires in the Amazon rainforest this year. Conservationists are blaming Brazil's government, saying the country's far-right president Jair Bolsonaro has encouraged the clearing of rainforest land. Bolsonaro says NGOs may be setting the fires to embarrass him. Here & Now's Tonya Mosley speaks to Carlos Nobre, a climate scientist in Brazil. Also, at least 35 children in the U.S. have died this year after being left in hot cars, according to the nonprofit Kids and Cars. Stephanie Salvilla, who's 5-month-old son died in her ...
Aug 22 2019
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Rank #6: August 23, 2019: Reforming The NRA; Women Of Color Work Empowerment

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The National Rifle Association has had President Trump's ear this week when it comes to the conversation about guns in America. But the NRA has been facing continued internal troubles. We speak with Rob Pincus, a member of the NRA and a spokesperson for Save the Second, a pro-gun rights group. Also, women, especially women of color, are underrepresented in management and board positions in the workplace. Tonya Mosley speaks with Minda Harts, author of "The Memo: What Women of Color Need To Know To Secure A Seat At ...
Aug 23 2019
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Rank #7: Sept. 5, 2019: Trump And 'Sharpiegate'; Birth In Jail Lawsuit

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The National Weather Service refuted Trump's inclusion of Alabama on the list of places Hurricane Dorian would impact, but the White House doubled down. On Wednesday, Trump was displaying a new map, this time with a little spur jutting out from the end of the storm's projected path, seemingly drawn with a black marker, to include Alabama in the forecast. Also, Diana Sanchez, a Colorado woman, delivered a baby in jail last year. Now she's suing those involved. We speak with Mari Newman, Sanchez's lawyer.
Sep 05 2019
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Rank #8: August 16, 2019: Rep. Tlaib Cancels Israel Trip; GE Whistleblower Impacts Shares

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib is cancelling her trip to Israel, after Israel said she is allowed to see her grandmother in the West Bank on a humanitarian visit. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Neri Zilber, journalist, analyst and an adjunct fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Also, Harry Markopolos, a financial analyst who raised concerns over Bernie Madoff before his fraud was discovered, said GE is hiding major losses from investors. GE responded that Markopolos is trying to manipulate the market.
Aug 16 2019
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Rank #9: August 20, 2019: How China Influences Chinese Abroad; Who Killed Tumblr?

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There are 60 million Chinese expats living abroad. We talk to Sarah Cook from Freedom House about how the Chinese government is influencing global opinion on Hong Kong and more through a far-reaching campaign of propaganda. Also, what happened to tumblr? That's what some fans of the blogging site are asking after tumblr sold to the parent company of former rival Wordpress last week for as little as $3 million. In 2013 Yahoo paid $1.1 billion for it. Host Peter O'Dowd speaks to Kara Swisher, editor-at-large at Recode.
Aug 20 2019
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Rank #10: August 22, 2019: 13-Year-Old Jazz Star; Title IX And Women-Only Scholarships

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Host Tonya Mosley speaks with 13-year-old jazz pianist Brandon Goldberg, who not only plays keyboard but also arranged all of the music for his debut album "Let's Play." Also, the U.S. Department of Education is investigating female-only scholarships, awards, workshops and camps at more than two dozen universities. We talk to Erin Buzuvis, a Title IX expert and law professor at Western New England University, about these programs, many of which are focused on STEM fields.
Aug 22 2019
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Rank #11: Sept. 3, 2019: Searching For A Meteorite In Lake Michigan; Making The Most Of Tomatoes

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In 2017, people in Illinois and Wisconsin saw a green streak blazing across the sky: a meteorite careening into Lake Michigan. Host Jeremy Hobson speaks with one of the scientists now trying to find it. Also, since it's tomato season, resident chef Kathy Gunst shares three recipes that make full use of the plant. T
Sep 03 2019
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Rank #12: August 30, 2019: Hurricane Dorian; Dave Chappelle's Netflix Special

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Hurricane Dorian is expected to become a Category 4 storm this weekend as it nears Florida. WMFE's Brendan Byrne tells us how people in the state are preparing for the storm's approach. Also, comedian Dave Chappelle has a new special on Netflix, and it may be his most incisive and provocative yet. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans discusses with host Femi Oke how Chappelle's unapologetic commentary fits uneasily with the #MeToo era.
Aug 30 2019
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Rank #13: August 21, 2019: Trump Changes Flores Settlement Agreement; Dog Attacks

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The Trump administration announced a change to the decades-old Flores Settlement Agreement that regulates how children are treated when they cross the Southern border into the United States. Host Tonya Mosley talks to NPR's Richard Gonzales about the Trump administration's change. Also, Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd speaks with Marjie Alonso, a dog trainer and director of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABCT), about different dog breeds involved in attacks and what to do if a dangerous canine approaches you.
Aug 21 2019
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Rank #14: Sept. 10, 2019: Allbirds Co-Founder Talks Growth; Diplomacy At Camp David

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Eco-friendly sneaker company Allbirds started with a Kickstarter in 2014, and just five years later, the company has reported it's worth $1.4 billion. We spoke to co-founder Tim Brown about the company's rapid growth. Also, host Jeremy Hobson talks with CNN political analyst Julian Zelizer about the history of diplomacy at Camp David, where Trump's secret meeting with the Taliban could have occurred.
Sep 10 2019
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Rank #15: Sept. 4, 2019: Dog Brains Study; Hong Kong Pulls Extradition Bill

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced the government will formally withdraw an extradition bill that has sparked months of demonstrations in the city. The bill would have allowed Hong Kong residents to be sent to mainland China for trials. Also, in new study, scientists have documented how brain structure varies across dog breeds.
Sep 04 2019
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Rank #16: Sept. 11, 2019: Meet Hurricane Man; Spiked Seltzer's Spectacular Summer

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"Hurricane Man" Josh Morgerman joins Here & Now after returning from witnessing Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. Starting Sunday, TV viewers can watch his travels to every hurricane over the 2018 storm season. Also, hard seltzer has soared in popularity among American consumers. Craig Giammona, reporter for Bloomberg News, tells us about the drink's meteoric rise.
Sep 11 2019
41 mins
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Rank #17: August 30, 2019: Teen Climate Activist; Italy's PM Promises Unity

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Young climate justice activists are striking outside of the U-N headquarters in New York City today. Among them is 16-year old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, who completed a two week voyage across the Atlantic to attend a series of climate justice events in the city. Host Femi Oke speaks with 17-year-old Xiye Bastida, one of the strike's organizers. Also, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is promising to lead a more united and inclusive country, a week after the collapse of his government. We speak with NPR's Sylvia Poggioli in ...
Aug 30 2019
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Rank #18: Sept. 2, 2019: Ventura Boat Rescue; Gig Economy

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The U.S. Coast Guard in Los Angeles says it "has launched multiple rescue assets to assist more than 30 people in distress on a 75-foot boat near Santa Cruz Island" in response to reports that the vessel was on fire. NPR's Kirk Siegler has the latest. Also, host Robin Young talks to Uber and Lyft driver Moustafa Maklad about his experience in the gig economy, and how a new bill up for consideration in California could fundamentally alter it by making companies like Uber and Lyft treat their workers ...
Sep 02 2019
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Rank #19: August 26, 2019: Elder Care Crisis; Ethical Wildlife Photography

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Is it morally wrong to take a wildlife photo? Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with wildlife photographer and conservationist Melissa Groo about her National Geographic article "How To Photograph Wildlife Ethically." Also, the number of seniors in the U.S. will grow by more than 40 million, approximately doubling between 2015 and 2050. Changing demographics have sparked questions about how to care for aging Americans, as a society and as individual caregivers. Here & Now's Susan Davis talks to Elizabeth Eckstrom, geriatrician and author of "The Gift of Caring."
Aug 26 2019
41 mins
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