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'Brigsby Bear': Do Not Adjust Your (Mind) Set

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:00:24 -0400

A gawky young man (SNL's Kyle Mooney) raised in isolation re-enters the world — but can't let go of his obsession with his favorite TV show in this quirky, imaginative little film.

Love, Lust And Languor In 'From The Land Of The Moon'

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:00:24 -0400

Marion Cotillard stars as a woman infatuated with infatuation in this "shadowy and sensuous" tale that undercuts its power with an unearned third-act revelation.

'Atomic Blonde' Is A Blast

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:00:24 -0400

"It may be style over substance," says critic Scott Tobias of this spy thriller starring a butt-kicking Charlize Theron, "but wow what style!"

Mapping Coastal Flood Risk Lags Behind Sea Level Rise

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:53:28 -0400

Federal maps help determine who on the coast must buy flood insurance, but many don't include the latest data. Maryland is now making its own flood maps, so homeowners can see if they're at risk.

In Russia's Shadow, U.S. Military Bulks Up European Presence

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:34:29 -0400

Thousands of troops from 20 nations led by the U.S. have been carrying out essentially one-sided warfare for most of the past month in southeast Europe.

Movie: Director Joshua Weinstein Explains The Story Behind 'Menashe'

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:30:59 -0400

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with director Joshua Weinstein about his film Menashe. It tells the story of a recent widower, trying to regain his bearings under the rules of Hassidic life.

In Tacoma, Washington, Volunteers Offer Aid Outside Immigration Detention Center

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:30:59 -0400

Outside the immigration detention center in Tacoma, Washington, a group of volunteers waits for people being released. They offer the former detainees food, clothing, cash, and help getting home.

Filmmaker Dreams Of A Romantic Comedy Set In Rwanda

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:30:59 -0400

Rwanda is not exactly the kind of set you might imagine for a romantic comedy. But one filmmaker is dreaming of laughing and falling in love in a country still living in the shadow of genocide.

What Does The Future Hold For Iraq's Kirkuk Province?

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:30:59 -0400

The Iraqi province Kirkuk is facing an ISIS insurgency, thousands of displaced people, and tensions between Arab and Kurdish residents. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Kirkuk Governor Najmaldin Karim.

Reaction To Trump's Plan To Ban Transgender People From The Military

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:30:59 -0400

The president's announcement that he will ban transgender people from the military is generating strong reaction. Some say it's a diversionary tactic. Others say trans people affect unit cohesion.

The Presidential Pardon Power: What Are Its Limits?

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:30:59 -0400

In a recent tweet, President Trump stated that he has the "complete power to pardon." NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg explores what the possible limits of that power might be.

June Foray, Voice Of Rocky From 'The Bullwinkle Show,' Dies At 99

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:30:59 -0400

June Foray voiced many cartoon characters but she was best known as the voice of Rocky the flying squirrel and Natasha Fatale in Rocky and His Friends, a TV series that ran from 1959 through 1964.

What You Need To Know About Foxconn

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:30:59 -0400

Foxconn hasn't had much presence in the U.S., but it's the largest corporate employer in China. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Brian Merchant, a tech reporter for Vice, about the company.

Is Foxconn Getting Too Sweet A Deal In Wisconsin?

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:30:59 -0400

Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn says it will build its first major U.S. manufacturing plant in Wisconsin. Wisconsin offered Foxconn up to $3 billion to locate there.

Poultry Industry Ready To Change The Way It Handles Chickens

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:30:00 -0400

The poultry industry could be on the verge of major changes, driven by demands that it treats its chickens more humanely. Perdue Farms has agreed to give its chickens more space and daylight.