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Terry Crews On His Sexual Assault Lawsuit: This Is About Accountability

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:43:00 -0500

NPR's Michel Martin spoke with actor Terry Crews about sexual assault, how he joined the #MeToo movement and why he is fighting to hold people in Hollywood accountable.



Polls In Alabama Indicate Tuesday's Special Election Is Unusually Close

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:32:00 -0500

NPR's Michel Martin talks with Ben Domenech, co-founder of The Federalist, about the GOP strategy behind supporting candidate Roy Moore in his race for a U.S. Senate seat against Democrat Doug Jones.



What Does The Jerusalem Decision Mean For U.S. Jews?

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:32:00 -0500

NPR's Michel Martin talks with Yehuda Kurtzer, president of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, and Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, about the U.S. declaration.



This Year's Christmas Tree Shortage Has Roots In The Recession

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:23:00 -0500

This season, a tightened tree supply dates back eight to 10 years ago, when fewer trees were planted. Due also in part to an exodus of tree farmers in the industry, prices have more than doubled.



The Internet Celebrates The First Snow Of The Season

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 16:03:00 -0500

The Northeast, Southeast, and Mid-Atlantic were blanketed in the season's first snowfall this weekend — prompting some panic, and lots of Instagrammed awe.



On The Hunt For The 'Love' In Granola: A Story About Loving Yourself

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 08:00:00 -0500

The FDA infamously sanctioned a bakery for listing "love" as an ingredient, but our writer wanted that recipe. She found a treasure of another sort, one of value for those with eating disorders.



How 311 Helped Understand Air Pollution After Harvey

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:46:46 -0500

NPR has obtained recordings of calls made by Houston residents fearful about putrid odors in the hours and days after Hurricane Harvey started flooding the city's petrochemical infrastructure.



The Growing Latino Population In Texas

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:46:46 -0500

Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Mimi Swartz of Texas Monthly and Jeronimo Cortina of the University of Houston about how the state's booming Latino population has affected its political landscape.



Labor Abuses After Harvey

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:46:46 -0500

The rains after Hurricane Harvey flooded more than 100,000 homes in the Houston area. Now, thousands of day laborers are working nonstop and are also worried about getting paid.



Houston's Recovery

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:46:46 -0500

Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Marvin Odum, Houston's chief recovery officer, about the city's need for more federal aid since the region was hit by Hurricane Harvey.



A Visit To Houston's Himalaya: Pakistani And Indian Food With Deep Texas Roots

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:46:46 -0500

Chef Kaiser Lashkari's Pakistani restaurant has become a Houston institution. It's also emblematic of the multi-ethnic city itself, with flavors that borrow happily from other culinary traditions.



In Post-Harvey Houston, Immigrants Struggle As The City Grapples With How To Help

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:46:00 -0500

An immigrant family from the Democratic Republic of the Congo lost everything in Hurricane Harvey. They hope to move back to their house in time for Christmas.



Houston Ship Channel And Galveston Bay Digging Out After Harvey

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 06:36:24 -0500

The sediment and muddy freshwater that spilled into these Texas bodies of water are causing problems for the shipping and oyster industries.



Biologists With Drones And Peanut Butter Pellets Are On A Mission To Help Ferrets

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 05:00:22 -0500

To increase populations of the endangered black-footed ferret, scientists aim to save prairie dogs, a main food source. The biologists use drones and medicated peanut butter-flavored pellets to do it.



'Desert Bus': Even In Virtual Reality, It's Still 'Boring'

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 18:03:46 -0500

Desert Bus may be the world's most boring video game. Players drive a bus from Arizona to Nevada in real time, an eight-hour trip. Now the game has a sequel - just as boring, but in virtual reality.