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#HappyBirthday: Quintessential Twitter Feature Turns 10

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 18:47:51 -0400

Originally envisioned as a method of organization, the hashtag has gone from an obscure idea to an indelible part of our communication landscape.

'Good Time' Filmmakers Wanted To Make A Movie That 'Actually Feels Dangerous'

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 18:38:00 -0400

The gritty pulp thriller follows a small-time criminal trying to get his brother out of jail after a bank robbery gone wrong. It's directed by brothers Josh and Benny Safdie.

Charlottesville Shrouds Its Robert E. Lee And Stonewall Jackson Statues

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 18:00:00 -0400

The black tarps are a gesture of the city's mourning for Heather Heyer, who was struck and killed by a driver while she was protesting against a white supremacist rally on Aug. 12.

Say Goodbye To The Pizza Time Players: Chuck E. Cheese Retires Its Band

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:33:24 -0400

The CEO of the company that runs Chuck E. Cheese pizza parlors says its animatronic house band simply can't live up to the expectations that kids today have for entertainment.

Episode 652: The Hydrox Resurrection

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:30:50 -0400

Hidden in the trash heap of commerce there is buried treasure. Abandoned brands--including trusted, beloved brands--are waiting to be claimed and reborn. Today on the show: A cookie comeback.

What Makes A Great Relationship Between President And Congressional Leader?

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:53:21 -0400

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Thomas E. Mann, resident scholar at the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley, about the relationships between presidents and congressional leaders.

Veterans: How Will Trump's Ban Affect Transgender Troops?

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:53:00 -0400

President Trump has told the military to ban transgender people from serving. Many transgender veterans wonder what that will mean for them and the VA services they have come to depend on.

Wildland Firefighters Try To Combat Spread Of Invasive Species

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:53:00 -0400

Wildland firefighters in the West are using precious time to clean equipment in order to avoid bringing invasive species into sensitive areas. It's an attempt to avoid billions of dollars in damage.

Lawmakers Want To Make California A Sanctuary State

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:53:00 -0400

California lawmakers are considering a Sanctuary State bill to prevent local and state police from enforcing federal immigration law. Oregon passed a similar measure more than 30 years ago.

One Denver Suburb Aims To Be A Trailblazer For Drilling Oil In Suburbia

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:53:00 -0400

As oil wells and new housing fight for the same space, one Denver suburb aims to be a model for co-existence. It's proposing quieter rigs, sound walls, and lots of landscaping.

Vann Newkirk: 'Most Of My Life I Didn't Know Confederate Statues Could Come Down'

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:53:00 -0400

Vann Newkirk is an African-American who grew up in Rocky Mount, N.C., a town with a Confederate monument. Newkirk writes for the Atlantic about how his view of the statue in his hometown evolved.

John Abercrombie, Jazz Guitarist, Dies At 72

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:53:00 -0400

John Abercrombie helped define the sound of jazz guitar: from jazz-rock fusion to funky organ combos to the distinctive less-is-more sound he created on dozens of albums for the ECM label.

Fact Checking Trump On Veteran Affairs

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:53:00 -0400

President Trump spoke of his administration's achievements in reforming the Department of Veterans Affairs. NPR's Quil Lawrence fact checks the president.

Trump's Tone This Week: Calling For Unity; Sowing Partisan Division

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:53:00 -0400

President Trump has displayed very different tones this week, calling for national unity on Monday and Wednesday, while sowing partisan division at a campaign rally Tuesday night.

Bond Analysts Discuss Circumstances Around A Debt Ceiling Crisis

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:53:00 -0400

President Trump threatened a government shutdown unless Congress funded a border wall. Bond analysts try to interpret the impact of a potential debt ceiling crisis.