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Former U.S. Ambassador To Russia On How Trump's Policies Compare To Obama's

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:55:00 -0500

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul about President Trump's stance on Russia and how that compares with policies throughout the Obama administration.



Why West Virginia Teachers Are Demanding Higher Pay and Improved Benefits

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:55:00 -0500

Schools closed across West Virginia Thursday as teachers there walked out to demand higher pay and improved benefits.



Sen. Marco Rubio Backs Down On Some Gun Ownership Restrictions At CNN Town Hall

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:55:00 -0500

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio has long been a gun rights supporter. But in a televised town hall with victims of the Parkland, Fla. shooting, he backed down on some restrictions on gun ownership.



U.S. Women's Hockey Team Takes Home Olympic Gold In Win Over Canada

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:55:00 -0500

The United States women's hockey team is an Olympic gold medal winner once again. The U.S. beat four-time defending gold medalist Canada in a thrilling game that went into overtime and then a shootout.



Disney's Promised Bonus To Its Workers Comes With A Catch

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:55:00 -0500

Not long after the big tax cut bill passed, Disney joined other corporations in promising bonuses for its workers. In Disney's case, the bonus was set at $1,000, but for 36,000 unionized workers at Disney, it turns out there's a catch. They must agree to the wage offer on the table in contract negotiations before they can receive their bonuses.



How School Shootings Have Changed The Teaching Profession

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:55:00 -0500

Education schools are now training teachers how to deal with an active shooter. One expert says it hasn't deterred teachers from applying, but it has changed the profession, for better or worse.



Advocate Weighs In On How Gun Control Debate Is Being Received By Gun Rights Community

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:55:00 -0500

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Paul Glasco, founder of the organization Legally Armed America, about how the renewed debate over gun control is being received in the gun rights community.



Parent Of Child Killed In Sandy Hook Shooting Aims To Help Parents In Parkland, Fla.

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:20:00 -0500

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks to Nicole Hockley, who lost her son Dylan during the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, about offering support to parents who lost a child in last week's school shooting in Parkland, Fla. She went to Florida to help parents there, and went with them to the White House to meet with President Trump.



How 1 Texas Sheriff Is Partnering With ICE On The Issue Of Undocumented Immigrants

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:20:00 -0500

A sheriff on the coastal bend of Texas is a gung-ho partner of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Jackson County Sheriff Andy Louderback calls his county non-sanctuary. He contacts ICE whenever he has an undocumented immigrant in custody, and thinks every jail administrator in the country should.



How San Francisco's Sheriff Is Helping Undocumented Immigrants Find Lawyers

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:20:00 -0500

San Francisco Sheriff Vicki Hennessy is required by state law to tell undocumented immigrants arrested by her deputies when Immigration and Customs Enforcement is looking for them. Her office also helps the immigrants find lawyers.



U.S. Allies Could Be Affected By Trump Administration's Proposed Tariffs

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:15:00 -0500

The Trump administration's threat to impose stringent tariffs on steel from China could also seriously affect imports from close U.S. allies such as Canada.



President Trump Continues To Raise Ideas On How To Protect Against School Shootings

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:15:00 -0500

The White House has held two days of listening sessions with students, parents, teachers, school administrators and state and local officials focused on firearms and school safety.



NRA's Wayne LaPierre Calls For Firearms In Schools At CPAC

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:15:00 -0500

NRA's executive vice president and CEO Wayne LaPierre addressed the annual gathering of conservatives in the wake of the Parkland school shooting. His message included a call to have arms in schools and an admonishment of those calling for stricter regulations on guns. LaPierre said those people are exploiting the moment for political gain.



Does A Larger Role For Midwives Mean Better Care?

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:46:08 -0500

States that give midwives a greater role in patient care achieve better results on key measures of maternal and neonatal health, according to a new study.



Long-Lost Babe Ruth Interview Discovered In Prep School Archives

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:11:25 -0500

The interview is part of a collection donated to Cheshire Academy 20 years ago by broadcaster Joe Hasel. A Ruth historian tells NPR the recording offers some new insights about the ballplayer.