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Romaine Lettuce: Don't Eat It!

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:19:56 -0400

Just to be safe, the CDC is telling consumers to "throw out" all romaine lettuce, including whole heads, because of an E. coli outbreak that has infected at least 61 people and hospitalized 31.

South African Government Ramping Up Efforts To Get More Land Into Black Ownership

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:55:00 -0400

Nearly a quarter century after the end of apartheid, whites still own most of the land in South Africa. A new political party thinks land should be appropriated without compensation and given to blacks. The view is increasingly popular, despite the cautionary tale of Zimbabwe to the north.

Betting On Artificial Intelligence To Guide Earthquake Response

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:55:00 -0400

A California tech firm believes that artificial intelligence can help communities prepare for, and respond to, quakes.

Trucker In Human Smuggling Case Sentenced To Life In Prison

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:39:49 -0400

In July, law enforcement found James Matthew Bradley Jr. sitting in the front seat of a tractor-trailer with human cargo — 39 undocumented immigrants. Ten passengers died.

Malibu Moves to Ban Single-Use Plastic

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:53:12 -0400

Whether you think it's time or a waste of time, the city of Malibu decided to ban the use of plastic straws, utensils and stirrers as a means of reducing their harmful effects on the environment.

Shall We Dance: Balanchine Sets Tchaikovsky In Motion

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:48:00 -0400

Conductor Marin Alsop muses on the power of ballet and her memories of watching choreographer George Balanchine bring the music of Tchaikovsky to life with the New York City Ballet.

Willie Pickens On Piano Jazz

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:43:56 -0400

Chicago jazz mainstay Willie Pickens died this past December at age 86. Revisit his performance with McPartland in this 1997 episode of Piano Jazz.

How To Watch 'Westworld' Even If You've Never Seen An Episode

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:20:00 -0400

It's impossible to watch all the good TV out there. But that's no reason to shy away from the conversation around the buzziest small-screen delights. David Chen and Joanna Robinson host the podcast Decoding Westworld, and join NPR's Ailsa Chang to talk about HBO's Westworld.

Magician David Copperfield Forced To Reveal Secret To Trick

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:20:00 -0400

Magicians don't usually reveal their secrets — but one of the world's most famous magicians — David Copperfield — just did.

Swedish Electronic Dance Music DJ Avicii Dies At 28

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:20:00 -0400

Swedish musician and DJ Avicii has died at 28. NPR's Ari Shaprio talks with KCRW's Jason Bentley about his career.

Why Mike Pompeo's Views On Muslims Keep Coming Up In His Confirmation Hearing

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:20:00 -0400

Mike Pompeo's nomination to be Secretary of State is controversial in part because of his history of making incendiary comments about Muslims. Wa'el Alzayat, a former State Department official, who now leads the Muslim-American activist group Emgage Action, talks about why he thinks Pompeo's views are dangerous for the international community.

Trump Adds Rudy Giuliani And 2 Other Defense Lawyers To Personal Legal Team

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:20:00 -0400

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks to writer David Graham of The Atlantic about the new legal hires by President Trump. Rudy Giuliani is the splashy name among these hires, but Trump also brought on two very experienced white-collar defense lawyers.

Milwaukee Radio Station Brings Back Christmas Tunes To Accompany April Snow

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:20:00 -0400

Spring has been slow to come to the Midwest this year — so one Milwaukee radio station decided to make light of it and re-upped their Christmas playlists for a day.

Federal Judge Blocks Transfer Of American Being Held In Syria

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:20:00 -0400

The U.S. is holding a dual American-Saudi citizen who was captured in Syria and is suspected of being a member of ISIS. The man has been held overseas for more than seven months without charge. The ACLU is challenging his detention in court.

Obama Administration General Discusses Trump's Proposed Arab Force

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:20:00 -0400

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with retired Gen. Martin Dempsey about President Trump's proposal for an Arab Force in Syria, and U.S. efforts to get the Saudis and other Arab nations to fund and man a joint military force in the past.