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How The Food Industry Uses Cavitation, The Ocean's Most Powerful Punch

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:46:00 -0500

Cavitation produces a bubble that rapidly collapses and becomes hotter than the sun's surface. The mantis shrimp uses it, and now so do food and drink firms, to improve flavors — from yogurt to beer.

Mario Batali Steps Aside From His Restaurants Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:12:48 -0500

Four women described how Batali touched them inappropriately, and others said they witnessed bullying and lewd comments. Batali doesn't deny the allegations, saying they "match up" with past behavior.

Amid Alabama's Special Election, Meet Birmingham's New Mayor

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:52:00 -0500

At 36, Randall Woodfin is the youngest person to be elected mayor in more than a century. He discusses being a Democrat in a deeply Republican state, Tuesday's special election and more.

Desert Testing Attracts Major Automakers To Arizona

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:45:00 -0500

Desert conditions bring major auto companies looking to test out brand new cars. KJZZ's Casey Kuhn reports how Arizona's test tracks are a major part of the car business.

World Cafe Nashville: Penny & Sparrow

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:10:00 -0500

Kyle Jahnke and Andy Baxter are pin-drop performers — the kind which silence rooms with impeccable songs and storytelling that unfolds like a dream.

Science's Journey From Data To Truth

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:09:19 -0500

There's more to the scientific method than what you learn in high school: Scientists argue with each other, too, and the participation of nature, whose say is absolute, is key, says Adam Frank.

How Much Credit Does Trump Deserve For U.S. Economy's Progress This Year?

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:52:00 -0500

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson and The Atlantic's Derek Thompson look at which sectors did best in 2017, and discuss how much credit Donald Trump can take for the economic conditions.

Songs We Love: G Perico, 'Everybody'

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:50:17 -0500

2 Tha Left completes the bumpin' trifecta of the South Central LA rapper's year.

Three Major Deals Point To A Maturing, And Global, Music Startup Landscape

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:41:00 -0500

Two acquisitions and one equity-sharing deal could show that the music business, long known for its insularity, has fully entered a new era.

On Eve Of Special Election, Alabama Reporters Weigh In On Covering The Senate Race

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:40:00 -0500

Virginia Martin, lead news editor at Birmingham Watch, and Andrew Yeager, reporter at WBHM in Birmingham, talk with Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson about the special election in Alabama.

California Fires Continue To Spread

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:33:00 -0500

Now the fifth-largest in the modern California history, the Thomas Fire began in Ventura County and has since crossed into Santa Barbara County, where it threatens the coast.

Nikki Haley Says 'We Should All Be Willing To Listen' To Trump Accusers

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:30:00 -0500

More than a dozen women have accused President Trump of sexual harassment or assault. The White House says the women are lying. Trump's ambassador to the U.N. took a different tack on CBS on Sunday.

Off-Broadway 'Hamilton' Spoof Gears Up For U.S. Tour

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:20:00 -0500

The off-Broadway hit "Spamilton," which spoofs Lin-Manuel Miranda's "Hamilton," is closing in New York, but there is a U.S. tour in the works, and plans for a possible run in London.

If A School Becomes A Shelter In Puerto Rico, Where Do Students Learn?

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:16:13 -0500

A group of middle schoolers are returning to class for the first time since Hurricane Maria hit the island in September. They're sharing a school with high schoolers, and that worries some parents.

Manhattan Subway Explosion Injures 4; Suspect In Custody

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:12:00 -0500

Here & Now's Robin Young gets the latest on an explosion at New York's Port Authority subway station from NPR's Joel Rose.