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John Glenn, First American To Orbit The Earth, Dies At 95

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:33:00 -0500

Former Sen. John Glenn has died at 95. After a career as a Marine pilot, Glenn was chosen as an astronaut. He was the third American in space.

The Jesus And Mary Chain Returns With New Album, Shares First Single

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:29:11 -0500

Listen to "Amputation," the lead single from Damage And Joy, due out March 24.

Reports: Trump Picks Fast Food Executive Andrew Puzder As Labor Secretary

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:24:00 -0500

Puzder is CEO of CKE HOldings, the parent company of Hardee's and Carl's Jr.'s, and is an outspoken critic of raising the minimum wage and increasing overtime and workplace safety regulations.

Remembering Greg Lake, The 'Lucky Man'

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:29:00 -0500

Emerson Lake & Palmer's singer and co-creator, who died Wednesday, was at the forefront of a movement that took rock in a new literate — and liberating — direction.

Channel-Surf New Fries' Surreally Funky Fever Dream

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:00:00 -0500

There's something perversely funky about New Fries' freaky no-wave radiations. The band's video flips through a bizarro cable landscape in thickly brushed, brightly colored, MS Paint-style animation.

Writer-Director Kenneth Lonergan Probes Love, Loss In 'Manchester By The Sea'

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:40:00 -0500

The film stars Casey Affleck, who plays a man who's compelled to take guardianship of his nephew when his brother dies.

'Harlem River Drive' Revisited With Eddie Palmieri

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:39:00 -0500

Palmieri's classic Latin funk album remains relevant 45 years later. This performance shows why.

United Airlines Announces New Charges For Overhead Bin Use

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:33:00 -0500

The change comes along with the company's new pricing tier, which will offer a new option called "basic economy."

Bots-B-Gone? Congress Bans Ticket-Scalpers' Tool Blamed For Quick Sell-Outs

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:27:00 -0500

The ban applies to ticket sales for any public event that can be attended by 200 or more people.

'It Was Pure Devastation': Tennessee Fire Survivor Describes His Escape

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:20:00 -0500

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with resident Michael Luciano about his harrowing escape from the Chalet Village Fire in Gatlinburg.

Texas Project Aims To Ease Suffering Of Drug-Dependent Newborns

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:11:00 -0500

The national opioid epidemic is also creating dependency for some of the youngest Americans: newborns.

A Surfer And His Paddleboard Embark On A Lonely Trans-Atlantic Voyage

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:08:00 -0500

South African Chris Bertish has set out from the coast of Africa with the intent to become the first person to cross the Atlantic alone on a stand-up paddleboard — though he's not the first to try.

Trump Starts War Of Words With Indiana Union Leader

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:06:00 -0500

Chuck Jones, who leads the local union branch representing workers at Carrier Corporation's factory in Indianapolis, accused Trump of lying about the number of jobs he'd saved at Carrier.

Songs We Love: Guy Clark, 'Just To Watch Maria Dance'

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:00:18 -0500

Until his dying day, Clark saw himself as a working artist. Both his biographer and co-songwriter Holly Gleason illuminate this late-career demo.

Don't Stop Arguing, Complaining And Fighting For 'Identity Politics'

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:00:00 -0500

No one seems to have a satisfying definition of "identity politics," but clearly we've been paying too much attention to race, gender and sexual orientation, right? Not so fast.