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On Its Latest Album, Foxygen Keeps A California State Of Mind

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:19:26 -0500

The duo discusses its nonlinear approach to songwriting and arrangement, and how tales of Hollywood scandal and murder inspired its newest project, Hang.



2017 Oscars: Nominations For Documentary Category Upends Genre

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:19:00 -0500

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Nina Gilden Seavey, director of the Documentary Center at George Washington University, about what this year's documentary lineup mean for the art and industry.



Decades Later, Translation Of Jewish Text Will Open Zohar's Gates To English Speakers

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:19:00 -0500

The translation of a rare Jewish text is almost done, thanks to Berkeley scholar Daniel Matt. This May, publishers will release the final volume of the authoritative English translation of the Zohar.



Fearing Climate Change Policy Under Trump, STEM Group Works To Get Scientists Elected

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:19:00 -0500

Scientists across the country are planning to go to Washington — and take office. Shaughnessy Naughton is the founder of 314 Action a non profit that helps scientists run for office.



Teen Transgender Wrestler — A Reluctant Symbol Of A Nation Divided

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:19:00 -0500

Mack Beggs, who identifies as a boy, won a girls state wrestling championship in Texas this weekend. He'd rather have wrestled boys. Journalist Asa Merritt talks about the reactions at the tournament.



Witnesses Say Kansas Bar Shooting Was Racially Motivated

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:19:00 -0500

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with KCUR reporter Laura Ziegler about the shooting of two Indian men in an Olathe, Kan. bar. The FBI is determining whether to investigate it as a hate crime.



When Mexican Deportees Return To A Country They Hardly Know

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:19:00 -0500

Tania Mendoza left Mexico for the U.S. when she was a toddler. She lived almost her whole life and started a family there. But in 2010 she was deported back to a country she had never really lived in.



How Much Will Trump's Address To Congress Reflect 'Renewal Of American Spirit' Theme?

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:19:00 -0500

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer says President Trump will focus on the "renewal of American spirit" when he addresses a joint session of Congress early next week.



The Early 2000s Are Calling: New Nokia 3310 Phones Revealed

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 15:45:00 -0500

We reported earlier this month on rumors that the Internet's favorite indestructible brick of a phone would be returning to shelves. Now it's official. The not-so-smartphone will cost about $50.



NPR News Nuggets: A Plea To Texans, Eat Your Veggies & Chris Christie's Next Move

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 14:55:00 -0500

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



After Kansas Shooting, More Than $1 Million Donated For Victims' Families

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 14:29:00 -0500

Between three GoFundMe pages, thousands of strangers have opened their wallets for the victims. Still, many in India fear last week's shooting shows the U.S. is now a dangerous place for immigrants.



Across The Divide, Identity Politics Unites The Base At Both CPAC And DNC

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:52:00 -0500

In very different ways, immigration and Islam were highlights at both the Conservative Political Action Conference and the vote for a new Democratic National Committee chairman.



Indonesia Wakes And Up And Smells Its Own Coffee — Then Drinks It

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:18:00 -0500

Indonesia is the world's fourth-largest coffee producer, exporting more than it consumes. But that's changing, as demand from a rising middle class fuels entrepreneurship and connoisseurship.



Bill Paxton, Prolific Actor And Star Of 'Titanic' And 'Apollo 13,' Dies At 61

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 11:44:00 -0500

Paxton was perhaps best known for his roles in Hollywood blockbusters, but he also took starring turns in TV series like Big Love and Training Day.



Banned Nerve Agent Killed Kim Jong Nam Within 20 Minutes, Malaysia Says

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 10:58:00 -0500

The dose smeared on the face of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un's half-brother was so high, even an antidote may not have been able to save him, according to the Malaysian health minister.