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With One Large Breath, Dandelion Is Blown Out Of Crayola's 24 Pack

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 18:24:10 -0400

The time has come to say goodbye to Dandelion, one of two yellow crayons in Crayola's 24-count pack. It will go into retirement and the Crayola Hall of Fame.

An Exoneree Shares His Story Of Wrongful Conviction In 'Anatomy Of Innocence'

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:47:00 -0400

Jerry Miller spent more than 25 years behind bars for crimes he didn't commit. His story is part of a new collection that pairs exonerees with mystery/thriller writers.

Restaurants Strive For Equitable Wages With Revenue Sharing

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:46:00 -0400

Restaurants are trying "revenue sharing" in an attempt to close the wage gap between tipped and not tipped workers, and to help fix the labor shortage in Boston.

With Drought Emergency Over, Californians Debate Lifting Water Restrictions

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:46:00 -0400

California is expected to begin easing sweeping water use and drought restrictions after an extraordinary winter of storms. But a fierce debate rages over whether the rules should become permanent.

Rodney Crowell On World Cafe

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:20:09 -0400

On Close Ties, the veteran singer-songwriter looks back on his life and the friends who have held special places in it. Hear a conversation and live performance.

Transgender Rights Activist Criticizes Measure To Repeal N.C. Bathroom Bill

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:16:00 -0400

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Ames Simmons, director of transgender policy at Equality North Carolina, about the compromise measure to repeal most of the state's controversial bathroom bill.

Young Women Bedeviled By Darkness In Moody 'The Blackcoat's Daughter'

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:00:08 -0400

This impressive debut from director Osgood Perkins, about schoolgirls left at a Catholic school over winter break, "feels like a throat-clearing exercise for a horror prodigy," says our critic.

Caged By Its Noble Intentions: 'The Zookeeper's Wife'

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:00:08 -0400

This historical drama, based on the story of a Warsaw couple who helped hundreds of Jews flee Nazi-occupied Poland, is more interested in their heroism than their humanity.

A Painter, A Novelist And A Contentious Lifelong Friendship: 'Cézanne et Moi'

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:00:08 -0400

It'll help to brush up on your Impressionists before seeing writer-director Danièle Thompson's decades-spanning portrait of Emile Zola and Paul Cézanne, but the film deftly avoids biopic clichés.

In The Documentary 'Karl Marx City,' A Grim But Enlightening Homecoming

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:00:00 -0400

A filmmaker returns to the former East Germany to uncover family secrets and explore how life behind the Berlin Wall traded on civilian informants and an insidious collective obedience.

Why The Newly Proposed Sepsis Treatment Needs More Study

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:48:00 -0400

The bodywide inflammation known as sepsis kills about 300,000 people in U.S. hospitals each year. Promising treatments have come and gone, warn skeptical doctors, who call for rigorous research.

Several States Work To Prevent Data Sharing About Immigration Status

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:31:51 -0400

As the Trump administration cracks down on illegal immigration, several states dominated by Democrats are pushing laws and regulations that would prevent the states from sharing data about immigration status with federal authorities.

North Carolina Passes Compromise Measure To Repeal Bathroom Bill

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:31:51 -0400

In North Carolina, lawmakers have voted to repeal the state's controversial law that, among other things, limited protections to LGBT residents.

Back From The Dead? Reported Sightings Fuel Hope For Return Of Tasmanian Tigers

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:31:00 -0400

The last known Tasmanian tiger died more than eight decades ago. It has become the stuff of textbook sketches and yellowing photographs. But now, researchers are launching a new search.

150 Years Ago, The U.S. Bought Alaska From Russia

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:31:00 -0400

It's been 150 years since the United States bought Alaska from Russia. NPR asks attendees at a celebration in Washington, D.C., about Russia's lasting legacy in Alaska.