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Special Report: A Cultural Turning Point On Sexual Harassment?

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 11:12:02 -0500

After dozens of allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein came out, a torrent of survivors' stories seemed to emerge — in sports, in business, in politics and in the media, including at NPR.

Arms Merchants Go To The Pentagon

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 08:10:58 -0500

Former executives from some of the country's biggest military equipment companies are occupying top slots at the Pentagon, their biggest customer. But there's bipartisan pushback.

As Native Americans Face Job Discrimination, A Tribe Works To Employ Its Own

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:20:55 -0500

About a third of Native Americans say they have experienced discrimination in the workplace when seeking jobs, or when getting promotions or earning equal pay, according to a new poll by NPR

'The Longevity Economy': What Does It Mean To Be Old?

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:19:01 -0500

A new book called The Longevity Economy argues businesses are failing to design things that older consumers want to buy because they're relying on outmoded ideas about what it means to be old.

Trump Franchise Hotel To Open In Small Mississippi Town

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:19:01 -0500

The Trump Organization is unveiling a new line of four-star hotels. The first one is due to open soon in a tiny Mississippi Delta town.

Reckoning With Sexual Harassment

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:19:01 -0500

Rebecca Traister of New York Magazine talks with Scott Simon about this post-Weinstein moment, in which many of us are considering how we've been complicit in, and affected by, sexual harassment.

FCC Rule Rollback Makes It Easier To Buy And Sell Media Outlets

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:02:00 -0500

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Lewis Friedland about the FCC's decision to roll back rules that aim to curb single media companies' control of local news.

Economist Takes Deep Dive Into The Effects Of Slashing Corporate Taxes

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:02:00 -0500

NPR's Elise Hu talks with economist Kimberly Clausing about how both the Senate and House version of the tax overhaul would offer a very large, permanent tax cut for corporations.

Senate Plan For Individual Tax Cuts Could Set Congress On A Collision Course

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:02:00 -0500

Senate Republicans would phase out tax cuts for individuals after several years. Critics say they are both setting up future political crises, and hiding the true cost of their tax plan.

FAA Approves Drone As 'Cell Phone Tower In The Sky' For Puerto Rico

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:18:55 -0500

The aircraft is called the Flying COW, for Cell on Wings. Developed by AT&T, it can provide voice, data and Internet service for 40 square miles and up to 8,000 people at a time.

Remembering Syndicated Gossip Columnist Liz Smith

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:16:04 -0500

Smith, who died Sunday, started her daily column for The New York Daily News in 1976. In 2000, she told Fresh Air: "I always held back from writing things that were intentionally hurtful."

Government Outlines When It Will Disclose Or Exploit Software Vulnerabilities

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:04:51 -0500

The Trump administration put out guidelines for how the government will decide what software vulnerabilities it will share with tech companies to fix, and which ones it will keep to itself for spying.

Tesla Unveils Its Electric 'Semi' Truck, And Adds A Roadster

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:06:00 -0500

Elon Musk unveiled the Roadster's return toward the end of an event that was supposed to be all about Tesla's new Semi trucks.

News Brief: Accusations Against Franken, House Tax Overhaul Win

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 -0500

A Los Angeles radio host says now-Sen. Al Franken forced himself on her while the two were on a USO tour in 2006. And, the House has passed its massive 1.4 trillion dollar tax overhaul.

Climate Change Ripens Prospects For German Winemakers

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 -0500

While Spanish and Italian growers worry heat will dry out vines, in Germany, warming has made for better Rieslings. And one scientist says they couldn't be making red wine so good otherwise.