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How A Theory Of Crime And Policing Was Born, And Went Terribly Wrong

Mon, 29 May 2017 21:02:00 -0400

Decades ago, researchers introduced a new theory of policing. It's called "broken windows" and is seen by many as a cure-all for crime. But the idea is often used in ways its creators never intended.

Texas Lawmakers Trade Assault Allegations After One Calls ICE On Protesters

Mon, 29 May 2017 18:37:00 -0400

By the time the final day of Texas' legislative term had ended, Immigration and Customs Enforcement had been called and politicians on both sides of the aisle had accused each other of making threats.

Flipbooks Help Prisoners Stay Connected To Their Loved Ones

Mon, 29 May 2017 16:59:00 -0400

For people in prison, rules limiting access to technology make seeing video of their kids' first steps difficult. But a Colorado woman is using a 19th century solution for this 21st century problem.

Encore: Jingle Writer Explores Decline Of Original Music In Advertising

Mon, 29 May 2017 16:33:42 -0400

Advertising jingle writer Steve Karmen wrote a number of famous jingles, including Budweiser Beer's, "When You Say Bud," the New York State song, "I Love New York", the Exxon Song and Wrigley Spearmint Gum's, "Carry The Big Fresh Flavor." This story originally aired on Dec. 13, 2016, on All Things Considered.

Top-Seeded Woman Defeated In First Round Of French Open

Mon, 29 May 2017 16:33:42 -0400

The French Open just started and already the women's No. 1 seed is out. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Jon Wertheim of Sports Illustrated.

Trump Hopes To Lure Companies Back To The U.S.With Lower Tax Rates

Mon, 29 May 2017 16:33:00 -0400

A key part of President Trump's tax plan is to repatriate corporate profits held overseas back to the U.S. With the lure of lower corporate rates, the idea is that companies will free up overseas earnings and instead invest in jobs and equipment in the U.S. A similar scheme was tried during the administration of George W. Bush, but companies used most of the money on stock buybacks or to pay dividends to shareholders.

British Airways IT Meltdown Leaves Passengers Stranded

Mon, 29 May 2017 16:33:00 -0400

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Robert Wall of The Wall Street Journal about the British Airways software issue which required cancelling flights.

'Destined For War' Explores How To Avoid Unnecessary Future Conflicts

Mon, 29 May 2017 16:33:00 -0400

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Graham Allison, author of Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap?, about honoring the dead by avoiding unnecessary wars.

Trump Delivers Memorial Day Address At Arlington National Cemetery

Mon, 29 May 2017 16:33:00 -0400

President Donald Trump delivers his first Memorial Day address at Arlington National Cemetery. After visiting the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Trump highlighted the service of three men who died in Afghanistan.

Summer Movie Preview: 'Wonder Woman,' 'Rough Night,' 'Transformers'

Mon, 29 May 2017 16:33:00 -0400

NPR movie critic Bob Mondello has a selective preview of the would-be blockbusters and awards-contenders Hollywood is sending our way before Labor Day.

Cash-Strapped Seniors Turn To Assisted Living Centers In Mexico

Mon, 29 May 2017 16:33:00 -0400

Some seniors are moving to Mexico for assisted living care. Costs at these facilities are much cheaper, but family members worry about the distance and their loved one's access to medical care.

Frank Deford, Longtime Sports Commentator For NPR, Dies At 78

Mon, 29 May 2017 16:33:00 -0400

Frank Deford, NPR's longtime sports commentator, has died at age 78. The Hall of Fame sportswriter was a mainstay on Morning Edition for some 37 years until his retirement earlier this year.

'The Body And The Blood' Follows Exodus Of Christians In The Middle East

Mon, 29 May 2017 16:33:00 -0400

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Charles Sennott, author of The Body and the Blood: The Middle East's Vanishing Christians and the Possibility for Peace, and the executive director of The GroundTruth Project. Sennott talks about the history of Christian communities in the Middle East, and how so many of them are leaving the region.

'The Jersey Brothers' Highlights The Enduring Legacy Of World War II

Mon, 29 May 2017 16:33:00 -0400

Sally Mott Freeman's book, The Jersey Brothers, recounts the story of three men swept up by Word War II. The youngest brother gets captured in the Philippines, and the two others struggle to bring him home. NPR explores why stories of World War II remain so compelling to us today.

After Trump's Visit, Merkel Signals Shift In U.S.-German Relations

Mon, 29 May 2017 16:33:00 -0400

This weekend, German Chancellor Angela Merkel addressed fraying relations between Europe and the U.S., saying Europe may no longer be able to count on others. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Washington Post diplomatic correspondent Anne Applebaum for analysis.