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How Analog Audio Recording Lives On

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:40:00 -0500

Today, sound recording has totally changed and magnetic tape technology has all but been abandoned. Or, so one would think.



Sweden Turns Away From Cash

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:33:00 -0500

A survey by Insight Intelligence found that only 25 percent of people in Sweden paid in cash once a week in 2017. That's down from 63 percent four years earlier.



U.S. Women Cross-Country Skiers Look For First Olympic Medal

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:27:00 -0500

The U.S. has only won one medal in cross-country skiing, and it was in the 1976 Olympic Games. No American woman has ever won an Olympic medal in the sport.



Soldier-Bobsledder On Order To Make U.S. Proud At Winter Games

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:23:00 -0500

The Army has seven active-duty soldiers competing with Team USA at the Winter Olympics, including bobsledder Nick Cunningham.



On Presidents Day, Looking At The Latest From The Trump Administration

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:12:00 -0500

Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Julian Zelizer, professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University and a CNN political analyst.



Disability Advocates Say Republican Bill Weakens Americans With Disabilities Act

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:06:00 -0500

The ADA Education and Reform Act, passed by House Republicans Thursday, would make it harder for people to sue businesses that do not comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.



Why Is Immigration Considered Controversial?

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:52:00 -0500

There's actually a lot of agreement on the issue if you look at public opinion, The Atlantic's Derek Thompson writes.



Author Traces Life Of Annie Smith Peck, 'Queen Of The Climbers'

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:40:00 -0500

In 1895, the 45-year-old mountaineer was named as the third woman ever to summit the Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps — and the first woman to do it in pants.



Nunes Campaign-Backed Website Attempts To Pass As News Organization

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:33:00 -0500

Some politicians, like GOP Rep. Devin Nunes, have begun creating a parallel universe of websites where the news is always good for them — and bad for their opponents.



'Beer League' Hockey Lover Takes Ice Against North Korean National Team

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:20:00 -0500

Alex Frecon crossed the border between North and South Korea, for the love of a sport — and made it back home.



Trump's FBI Tweets Cause Stir; President To Hold 'Listening Session' With Florida Students

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:06:00 -0500

President Trump sent out some eyebrow-raising tweets over the weekend about FBI missteps and the Russia investigation.



'Shape Of Water' Actor Explains Makeup, Body Language And Bathroom Breaks

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0500

Doug Jones has made a career out of playing strange, otherworldly creatures. "I find the heart and soul of a character before I find his elbows and his hands," he says.



It's A Beautiful 50th Birthday For 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood'

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0500

Fred Rogers debuted on national public television in 1968 and quickly became known for his deliberate manner of relating to children. "Every one of us longs to be in touch with honesty," he once said.



Trees And The Wind, In Pyeongchang

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:09:00 -0500

The wind roared in from Siberia, toppling concession stands and security scanners. These huge gusts led NPR's team to realize why so many trees in the area have elaborate support systems.



How Do You Teach Slavery?

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:06:30 -0500

Americans' knowledge of slavery is varied, and often inaccurate.