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Washington State Dairy Workers Challenge Their Exemption From Overtime Pay

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:33:37 -0500

The dairy industry runs 24/7, but federal law excludes its workers from overtime pay. A new class-action lawsuit in Washington state is the latest challenge to that law.



Childish Gambino's New Album Is A Funky Left Turn

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:24:34 -0500

While he was working on Atlanta, Donald Glover was also gathering musicians for soul jam sessions. "Awaken, My Love!" is an album of '70s throwback sounds that feels thrillingly alive.



Liver Cancer Is Becoming A Top Killer In Poor Countries

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:17:25 -0500

It's one of the cancers highlighted in a new report that looks at the growing number of cases worldwide.



South Korea Impeaches President, But Political Drama Isn't Finished

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:09:00 -0500

The president has been suspended from power — but her fate will be decided later by a constitutional court. "Please, let's come together to overcome this crisis," the prime minister pleaded Friday.



Born In Sudan, Based In Brooklyn. A Singer Remixes Her Identities

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:43:00 -0500

Please, says the singer-songwriter, don't pigeonhole her as some sort of "refugee artist." She calls her music "East-African Retro-Pop."



U.S. Kids Far Less Likely To Out-Earn Their Parents, As Inequality Grows

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:39:00 -0500

"It's basically a coin flip as to whether you'll do better than your parents," a Stanford economist says.



Big Freedia Single-Handedly Saves 'Christmazz' With New EP

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:33:00 -0500

Two weeks from our bleak midwinter, New Orleans' Queen of Bounce is coming through for y'all.



Trump's Continued Ties To 'Celebrity Apprentice' Raise More Conflict Questions

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:13:00 -0500

The disclosure of the president-elect's involvement on the NBC show instantly raised questions on twin grounds — that it could serve as a distraction and represent one more conflict of interest.



Say, What? Monkey Mouths And Throats Are Equipped For Speech

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:01:00 -0500

Monkeys weren't thought to have the right sort of vocal tracts to speak. But a study finds they can make many sounds common in human speech; it's just that their brains aren't "language ready."



Weekend LISTening: 5 Japanese Bands You Need To Hear

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:00:13 -0500

Naoko Yamano of the pioneering Japanese pop-punk band Shonen Knife recommends some of her favorite rising stars from the Land of the Rising Sun.



Pets Help People Manage The Pain Of Serious Mental Illness

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:55:00 -0500

People living with schizophrenia or other serious mental illnesses say a pet can be not just a comforting companion but a reason to stay engaged with other people — and with life.



Shooting Victims Find Hope, Care In Medicaid Expansion

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:52:00 -0500

President-elect Trump has said he will dismantle and replace the Affordable Care Act and possibly privatize Medicaid, the insurance program for the very poor.



Horror In Aleppo: Civilians Trapped As Syrian Government Tightens Siege

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:44:00 -0500

"I don't even know how to describe the kinds of things that are landing on us," a dentist trapped in one of Aleppo's last rebel-held neighborhoods tells NPR.



'Acid House With Pop': Australia's Genre-Bending Jagwar Ma

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:40:00 -0500

The group, which came up in a recent Here & Now DJ Session, has a new album out and is now on tour.



Savvy Credit Card Users Chase Incentives That Cost Banks Big

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:33:00 -0500

JP Morgan Chase's CEO told investors that its popular Sapphire rewards credit card will cost the company hundreds of millions of dollars in profit.