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N.J. Commuters Struggle To Get To Work A Day After Train Crash

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:35:07 -0400

Thursday's crash disrupted service at the regional hub. Officials promised extra buses, ferries and light rail, but WNYC's Stephen Nessen reports it was chaos for many Hoboken Terminal users.

The Sweet Success Of Bananas Foster Has An Unsavory Past

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:16:19 -0400

One of New Orleans' favorite desserts is a lasting legacy of an oft-forgotten chapter in the city's history: the banana trade, and its infamous practices.

Federal Investigators Find 'Black Box' From Hoboken Train Crash

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:03:00 -0400

Investigators are looking into what exactly happened when a commuter train plowed into the Hoboken Terminal at a high speed on Thursday morning. The crash killed one person and injured more than 100.

How Do We Embrace All Kinds Of Nature?

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:19:01 -0400

Environmental writer Emma Marris wants us to broaden our definition of nature to one that embraces urban and wild spaces in order learn to protect and care for it.

Meet Some Of The Voices From 'Working' Then And Now

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:44:00 -0400

Taped interviews that Studs Terkel used for his book Working had been packed in boxes for decades. Here are some of those recordings, as part of a new series produced by Radio Diaries and Project&.

Questions Of Race And Charter Schools Divide Education Reformers

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:00:00 -0400

Black Lives Matter, the NAACP and the future of a once bipartisan alliance on education.

Investigators In Hoboken Sift Through Wreckage Of Deadly Train Crash

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:14:00 -0400

Federal investigators in New Jersey are trying to determine what happened on Thursday before a commuter train barreled through a station and crashed into a barrier. A woman was killed by debris.

Family Of Black Man Killed By Police In California Want Video Released

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:14:00 -0400

Relatives of a black man shot to death by police in El Cajon want cell phone video made public. They say a still photo shows the moments just before the shooting but does not answer key questions.

FDA Approves The First Automated Insulin System For Type 1 Diabetes

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:00:00 -0400

The new system joins a continuous glucose monitor with an insulin pump, which work together to keep blood sugar from going too high or too low. That will make it safer to sleep through the night.

Man Pleads Guilty To Elaborate Kidnapping Initially Deemed A Hoax By Calif. Police

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:58:00 -0400

In court documents, 39-year-old Matthew Muller is identified as a former Marine who suffers from bipolar disorder. He is described as a Harvard-educated lawyer who was later disbarred.

Decades-Old Housing Discrimination Case Plagues Donald Trump

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:22:00 -0400

In the 1970s, the U.S. Department of Justice sued Donald Trump, his father and Trump Management, alleging the Trumps engaged in racial discrimination at their properties.

Head Of Yosemite Park Steps Down In Wake Of Hostile Work Environment Claims

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:03:00 -0400

The National Park Service "acted to move Don Neubacher from his role" as it carries out an investigation, a spokesman says.

A Wide Gulf Persists Between Black And White Perceptions Of Policing

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:52:00 -0400

According to a new study, only a third of blacks and nearly three-quarters of whites say police in their communities do an excellent or good job using appropriate force.

The Supreme Court: A Winning Issue In The Presidential Campaign?

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:53:00 -0400

It's been eight months since Justice Antonin Scalia died unexpectedly, leaving the Supreme Court short-handed and its future up for grabs in the presidential race.

CBS Prepares To Sell Historic Radio Division

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:33:44 -0400

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to radio historian Frank Absher about the heyday of CBS Radio, which is now up for sale. CBS was one of the first networks to truly realize the power of news and develop its use.