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This Week In Race: Fox Sued, Schools Re-Segregate And Shea Moisture Gets Thirsty

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 03:01:02 -0400

Oh, and there's a new philanthropist in town.

Arkansas Executes 4th Inmate In 8 Days

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:30:00 -0400

Kenneth Williams was the final inmate executed as the state sped up its schedule to beat the expiration date of its lethal-injection drugs.

Trump Administration Wants North Korea At Negotiating Table On Nuclear Weapons

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:42:00 -0400

Secretary of State Tillerson tells NPR Kim Jong Un has to show up willing to talk about giving up the arms: "We do not seek a collapse of [his] regime. ... We seek a denuclearized Korean peninsula."

Trump To Sign Executive Order On Offshore Drilling And Marine Sanctuaries

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:16:00 -0400

The president is set to sign an order Friday that aims to expand offshore drilling for oil and gas, and possibly reverse the designation of some marine sanctuaries.

West Virginia State University Says It Is Suing Dow Chemical For Contamination

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:23:00 -0400

The school alleges the chemical manufacturing giant is responsible for the elevated levels of three likely carcinogens in its groundwater. Its lawsuit asks that the company provide for their removal.

After Ann Coulter Speech Cancellation, Protesters Rally At Berkeley

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:08:00 -0400

The university and city of Berkeley saw dueling, but peaceful demonstrations with police on hand. Coulter suggested that she might "swing by" to greet supporters but never did.

As Los Angeles Burned, The Border Patrol Swooped In

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:06:00 -0400

People often remember tensions between African-Americans, white police officers and Korean business owners. That story gets more complicated when you step into a predominantly Latino neighborhood.

Going There: Beyond Borders

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:54:38 -0400

Border cities can be places of division and unity. Join Michel Martin and KPBS in San Diego for compelling discussions on the tensions and possibilities found in border cities.

With Billions At Stake, Trump Agrees To Mend NAFTA — Not End It

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:38:00 -0400

Despite his long-standing criticism of the North American Free Trade Agreement, President Trump has opted to reopen negotiations on the deal rather than run the risk of scrapping it altogether.

Google Spins Up Its First Servers In Cuba

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:14:00 -0400

The company can speed up delivery of high-bandwidth content like YouTube videos because the servers will now store data locally. But accessing the Internet in Cuba remains difficult and expensive.

The Journalists Who Wring Life Out Of Death: 'Obit'

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:00:02 -0400

Critic Andrew Lapin says this documentary about the New York Times' Obituaries desk is "a touching inquiry on the nature of public legacy amid the ceaseless march of time."

A Behind-The-Scenes Couple Get Star Treatment In 'Harold And Lillian'

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:00:02 -0400

A new documentary charts the long and loving marriage of a production designer and a film researcher; critic Scott Tobias calls it "sublime and inspiring."

'BANG! The Bert Berns Story': The Complicated Man Behind 'Twist And Shout'

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:00:02 -0400

A new documentary examines the short life — and shady business practices — of the songwriter/producer behind hits like "Tell Him," "Here Comes the Night" and "Hang On Sloopy."

An Israeli Couple Haltingly Navigate Grief Over 'One Week And A Day'

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:00:02 -0400

They've lost their son. The shiva is over. Now, Eyal (Shai Avivi) and Vicky (Jenya Dodina) "veer off on separate tracks of crazed non-coping" says critic Ella Taylor.

Sylvan Esso On The Pressure To Make Magic — Again

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:00:00 -0400

Once Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn became famous as Sylvan Esso, they immediately felt the burdens of replicating their success. Three years after their electro-pop debut, they're back with What Now.