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NPR News Nuggets: Baseball Blues, Netflix Doesn't Want You To Chill & Impostor Cops

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 21:58:51 -0400

Here's a quick roundup of some of the mini-moments you may have missed on this week's Morning Edition.



From Risking His Life To Saving Lives, Ex-Coal Miner Is Happy To Take The Paycut

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 20:47:00 -0400

The "Brave New Workers" series tells stories of Americans adapting to a changing economy. This week: after years working in the coal mines of West Virginia, a miner charts a new career in health care.



#NPRpoetry Naturally Goes Outside For Some Earth Day Inspiration

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:53:45 -0400

This weeks #NPRpoetry Twitter submissions celebrate Mother Earth.



'Janesville' Looks At A Factory Town After The Factory Shuts Down

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:53:45 -0400

Washington Post reporter Amy Goldstein talks about her book Janesville: An American Story, that's about a factory town in Wisconsin that lost its lifeblood when its factory shut down.



LA Riot Documentaries Show Dehumanizing Black People Enables Abuses in Policing

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:53:45 -0400

A slew of new documentaries look back on the Los Angeles riots, 25 years after the city erupted in protest. But why are so many being made and why now?



One Arkansas Execution Takes Place As Other Inmates Head To Death Chamber

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:53:45 -0400

Arkansas Times reporter Jacob Rosenberg talks about the state's first execution in 12 years, after the U.S. Supreme Court denied requests by a death row inmate to stay his execution.



Looking Ahead At Trump's First 100 Days In Office

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:53:45 -0400

This week will see a reveal of the White House's tax plan and the end of President Trump's first 100 days in office and Trump is still working on making progress on his campaign promises.



In French Election, Established Politicians Are Out

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:53:45 -0400

Centrist independent Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen lead the first round of the French presidential election. Both are poised to compete in a May runoff.



Young Entrepreneurs Find Funky Niche In Products 'Made In Ukraine'

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:53:45 -0400

Startups and boutique designers make up a small part of Ukraine's economy. But they're making everything from socks to streetwear — and are gaining skills essential for the country's development.



'Thunder In The Mountains' Tells Tragedy Of Two Strong, Opposing Leaders

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:53:00 -0400

Daniel Sharfstein's new book Thunder In the Mountains sheds new light on the Nez Perce Indian wars, and the two historical figures on each side of the conflict: Chief Joseph and Oliver Otis Howard.



French Voters Shun Political Parties, Sending Macron, Le Pen To Presidential Runoff

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 14:31:00 -0400

Political outsider Emmanuel Macron has come in top place in the first round of the election with around 24 percent of the vote. Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen trailed with 22 percent.



'I Dreamed Of Africa' Author And Conservationist, Shot In Kenya

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 14:26:00 -0400

Kuki Gallmann, the conservationist and author of the book that became a film starring Kim Basinger, was shot Sunday in Kenya. Tensions continue to boil between land owners and cattle herders there.



An Opening For Trump In Deep Blue Oregon

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 10:36:00 -0400

Donald Trump came within 600 votes of winning in Oregon's 4th congressional district, where the fading logging industry remains important. Democrats have represented the area for over 40 years.



Dogs Are Doggos: An Internet Language Built Around Love For The Puppers

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 09:01:30 -0400

DoggoLingo is a rising language on the Internet that's full of cutesy suffixes and onomatopoeias. It might even change the way you talk to your pet.



Voices From The March For Science

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:07:31 -0400

Thousands of people gathered around the world to show their support for science, after President Trump's cuts to the EPA. We'll hear from folks in some of those countries and around the U.S.