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Episode 767: Georgetown, Louisiana, Part Two

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:04:00 -0400

In 1838, the Maryland Jesuits sold 272 people, slaves, to pay the debts of Georgetown University. We talk with the descendants about what - if anything - they're owed.

The Thistle & Shamrock: Spring Sounds

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:44:55 -0400

The new spring shoots of music from Celtic roots are ready for broadcast. Hear new songs from Molly's Revenge, Eamon Friel, Runa and more.

Easing Shutdown Worries, Trump Relents On Another Major Hurdle

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:51:00 -0400

After walking back a demand for border wall funding, President Trump is no longer threatening to stop health care subsidies under Obamacare, as conservatives renew a bid to repeal and replace the law.

Dueling Rallies Rack Caracas After Death Toll Inches Toward 30 In Venezuela

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:37:00 -0400

Protests against President Nicolas Maduro, which have been raging for just under a month, show no signs of relenting. Both opponents and supporters of Maduro flooded the capital Wednesday.

'Handmaid's Tale' Wants You To Feel Like 'This Could Happen Here'

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:23:00 -0400

Elisabeth Moss and Samira Wiley star in Hulu's TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's 1985 dystopian novel — in which fertile women become reproductive surrogates for powerful men and their barren wives.

Trump's Tweets On Court Blocking 'Sanctuary City' Order: 5 Facts To Know

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:23:00 -0400

President Trump has called out the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, but the recent ruling on withholding federal grants was made by a single district court judge.

Overlooked Drug Could Save Thousands Of Moms After Childbirth

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:21:00 -0400

An inexpensive drug could dramatically reduce the number of deaths of mothers from bleeding after childbirth in low- and middle-income countries around the world.

Single White (Rhino) Male Defies Age Stereotypes, Joins Tinder

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:57:00 -0400

Sudan has tender eyes, a craggy snout — and not long left to save his subspecies. So, a conservancy posted a Tinder profile for the elderly northern white rhino to raise money for fertility research.

Filmmaker Jonathan Demme, Director Of 'Silence Of The Lambs,' Dies At 73

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:45:00 -0400

Filmmaker Jonathan Demme died this morning in his New York apartment, of complications from esophageal cancer. He was 73 years old. Demme had the seemingly effortless ability to cross over from big budget Hollywood movies like "Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia" to documentaries about Haiti and rockumentaries about Talking Heads and Neil Young.

Trump Vs. The 9th Circuit: Court Uses Administration's Words Against Itself

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:45:00 -0400

Judges from the 9th Circuit have ruled against the Trump administration in a series of big cases — first the travel ban and now sanctuary cities. NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg joins us to talk about the court and it's legal reasoning.

San Francisco City Attorney On Sanctuary City Ruling: 'We Should All Feel Vindicated'

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:45:00 -0400

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with San Francisco's city attorney, Dennis Herrera, about a federal judge's decision last night to block President Trump's attempt to withhold funding from sanctuary cities.

Two Years After Freddie Gray's Death, What Is The State Of Baltimore's Youth?

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:45:00 -0400

The city of Baltimore erupted in violence after the death of Freddie Gray, two years ago. The riots brought national attention to many of the city's problems, including a lack of opportunity for its young people. Money poured in to help fix that, but people say Baltimore's youth still need a great deal of help.

Opposing French Presidential Campaign Strategies Clash At Whirpool Factory

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:45:00 -0400

The French presidential race has changed into a head-to-head contest between centrist Emmanuel Macron and a far-right candidate.

Swipe Right To Help Save The Northern White Rhino From Extinction

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:45:00 -0400

To fund in vitro fertilization research, Ol Pejeta Conservancy CEO Richard Vigne says researchers teamed up with the dating app Tinder to feature "Sudan" as the "Most Eligible Bachelor in the World."

Female Syrian White Helmets Honoree Had No Hesitation To Join

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:45:00 -0400

Members of the Syrian Civil Defense, also known as the White Helmets, came to Washington D.C., to accept an award from Refugees International on Tuesday night. Manal Abazeed stopped by to talk to NPR's Ari Shapiro about her work.