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Caroline Shaw's Helping 'Hands'

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:00:13 -0500

Riffing off a Baroque cantata, the Pulitzer-winner creates a beautiful and luminous musical balm.

A Difficult Childhood Inspires A Dad To Do Better

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:02:34 -0500

Michael Ryan, a juvenile judge in Ohio, says his mom was a drug addict, and the way he parents his own son is to do the opposite. His son gets it. "I don't want to see you in court," his son says.

A Postcard From Rio De Janeiro As Brazil Begins Carnival

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:02:00 -0500

Friday marks the start of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. We set out to discover if Brazil's tradition of wild street parties and lavish costume parades is actually a form of collective therapy.

Lawyer Calls For Fate Of Prisoners To Be Included In Syria Peace Talks

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:02:00 -0500

Activists say more than 300,000 people have been detained over the course of Syria's civil war. A Syrian lawyer is trying to get the plight of detainees on the agenda at peace talks.

As Trump Prepares To Address CPAC, Outlining An 'America First' Agenda

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:02:00 -0500

The Conservative Political Action Conference will hear from Donald Trump Friday. We discuss how Trump's idea of "America first" squares with traditional Republican ideas.

Trump Meets With Manufacturers

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:02:00 -0500

CEOs from large manufacturing companies were at the White House Thursday to discuss ways to create jobs. Steve Inskeep speaks with Jay Timmons of the National Association of Manufacturers.

Indian Community In Kansas Shaken By Shooting

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:02:00 -0500

A man reportedly shouted, "Get out of my country," and shot two men who are originally from India at a Kansas sports bar. One of the victims died, and a third man was shot trying to stop the shooting.

Explaining Trump's New Type Of Conservatism At CPAC

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:02:00 -0500

Trump's new type of conservatism is on display at the Conservative Political Action Conference. David Greene talks with Chris Buskirk of the pro-Trump website American Greatness about the event.

Rep. Jeb Hensarling Calls Consumer Financial Protection Bureau A 'Rogue Agency'

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:02:00 -0500

Steve Inskeep talks with Republican Rep. Jeb Hensarling, who says the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau "must go" and is unaccountable. The agency was created after the financial crisis of 2008.

Attacks On Foreigners On The Rise In South Africa

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:02:00 -0500

Attacks on foreigners and foreign-owned businesses are once again increasing in South Africa. Dozens were killed in similar waves of xenophobia in 2008 and 2015.

Rep. Chaffetz Says Town Hall Protesters 'Intimidate And Bully People'

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:02:00 -0500

Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz talks with Steve Inskeep about why he has declined to investigate President Trump's conflicts of interest, and responds to his raucous reception at a town hall.

Overwhelmed Courts Could Limit Impact Of Adding Immigration Officers

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:02:00 -0500

Much attention has been given to President Trump's plans for enforcing immigration laws, but not much has been said about how deportations might affect an already-stressed immigration court system.

After 75 Years, Here's Looking At You, 'Casablanca'

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:02:00 -0500

Did you know Humphrey Bogart had to stand on a box for scenes with tall Ingrid Bergman? NPR's Susan Stamberg visited the sound stage where the 1942 classic was filmed — and returned with stories.

Indiana's Claims About Its Medicaid Experiment Don't All Check Out

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:01:13 -0500

Indiana's health program for low-income people is experimental, and needs federal approval to continue. The state says its program is working, but some claims lack much-needed context.

Tight Race For DNC Chair Narrows Ahead Of Weekend Vote

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 04:23:00 -0500

Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez won a key endorsement just days before Saturday's vote for the next DNC chair. Perez and Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota are the race's two front-runners.