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Reopen Government And Then Engage In Trump Plan, Sen. Kaine Says

Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia about whether his party considers the president's proposal to end the shutdown a serious offer. NPR's Mara Liasson weighs in on the issue.
Tags: News, Npr, Rachel Martin, Mara Liasson, Democratic Sen Tim Kaine of Virginia Revisiting The Pioneering Composer Florence Price

Florence B. Price (1887-1953) Naxos 8.559827 (2019) National Public Radio Tom Huizenga January 21, 2019 In 1933, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra gave the world premiere of Symphony No. 1 by a then little-known composer named Florence Price. The performance marked the first time a major orchestra played music by an African-American woman. Price's First Symphony, along with her Fourth, has just been released on an album featuring the Fort Smith Symphony, ...
Tags: Boston, Religion, America, Chicago, Angola, Npr, Florence, Dvorak, Lincoln Memorial, Little Rock, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, New England Conservatory, Marian Anderson, William J Zick, Frederick Stock

'Field Guide To The North American Teenager' Taps Into The Raw Anxiety Of Adolescence

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with screenwriter Ben Philippe about his debut novel The Field Guide to the North American Teenager.
Tags: News, Npr, Audie Cornish, Ben Philippe

An Insurance Crisis Is Quietly Growing For Football In America

Football is still king in America, but almost nobody wants to insure it. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with ESPN's Steve Fainaru about the growing crisis that could topple the U.S.'s most popular sport.
Tags: News, America, Npr, Espn, Audie Cornish, Steve Fainaru

Thrift Stores Say They're Swamped With Donations After 'Tidying Up with Marie Kondo'

Thrift stores are overwhelmed as people bring stuff in after watching Netflix's Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. NPR's Audie Cornish hears from New Yorker fashion columnist Rachel Syme about the trend.
Tags: News, Netflix, Npr, Marie Kondo, Audie Cornish, Thrift Stores, Rachel Syme

Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson Reacts To Trump's Border Wall Proposal

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., chair of the House Homeland Security Committee, about President Trump's proposal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy.
Tags: News, Npr, Trump, Bennie Thompson, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, House Homeland Security Committee, Audie Cornish

Google Employees Hope To Turn Last Year's Walkouts Into Real Change

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Vicki Tardif, a linguist at Google, who led one of the walkouts last year. Now, she's building upon that with a social media campaign to end forced arbitration.
Tags: Google, News, Npr, Audie Cornish, Vicki Tardif

China Says Claim Of Gene-Edited Babies 'Seriously Violated' Regulations

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Associated Press reporter Marilynn Marchione about the Chinese government's investigation into He Jiankui, who claims he created the world's first gene-edited babies.
Tags: News, China, Associated Press, Npr, Audie Cornish, MARILYNN MARCHIONE, He Jiankui

Here’s How To Help Furloughed Government Workers

As the partial government shutdown in the United States drags on, about 800,000 government employees are no longer receiving paychecks.Fourteen percent of the government employees impacted by the shutdown make less than $50,000 a year, according to The Washington Pos t. On top of that, about 40% of Americans have less than $400 in savings, according to NPR. With numbers like those, missing a paycheck is simply not feasible for many government workers and, as a result, the shutdown is taking a d...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York City, United States, Npr, Dc, Kamala Harris, Deepak Chopra, Jose Andres, National Diaper Bank Network, Capital Area Food Bank, The Washington Pos, ABC News Other, National Diaper Bank Network Food

You can play NPR’s ‘Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me’ on your smart speaker

You can play "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me" on Amazon Echo speakers or Google Home devices with the new Wait Wait Quiz. It's hosted by Peter Sagal and Bill Kurtis and will be updated every week with new questions. The post You can play NPR’s ‘Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me’ on your smart speaker appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Npr, Smart Home, Amazon Echo, Echo Speaker, Don, Bill Kurtis, Amazon Alexa, Peter Sagal, Google Assistant, Google Home

What might Martin Luther King seek as the next step in federal criminal justice reform?

A busy day has meant that I only just now finished my annual MLK day tradition of listening to the full "I Have A Dream" speech Dr. King delivered in the "symbolic shadow" of Abraham Lincoln in August 1963. (I like to think that the fact I still get choked up is says more about MLK than about me.)  In prior posts on this day, some of which are linked below, I have quoted from Dr. King's speeches and writings and also have asked questions about the intersection of the civil rights movement and cr...
Tags: Law, Obama, Congress, Atlanta, United States, Npr, Birmingham, Martin Luther King, King, Jesus Christ, Abraham Lincoln, Prez Obama, Thomas Aquinas, Tarsus, Douglas A Berman, Birmingham Injustice

Week In Politics: Shutdown Impasse Continues, Sen. Kamala Harris Announces 2020 Bid

NPR's Scott Detrow discusses the impasse between the White House and Democrats on ending the government shutdown. Also, Sen. Kamala Harris announced she is running for president in 2020.
Tags: News, White House, Npr, Scott Detrow, Sen Kamala Harris

Top Marketing Resources for CMOs in 2019

A seat at the executive table for marketers in the form of the CMO role has not come without costs. CMOs have half the tenure of CEOs and the spotlight is on marketing leadership like never before. While it’s undoubtedly a tough job, there's plenty of opportunity. More than 25% of CEOs at large publicly traded companies have a marketing background. A CMO title has become the ultimate goal for many marketers and those that make the grade have to continue working hard on advancing their knowled...
Tags: Seo, CMO, Walmart, Ford, Reid Hoffman, Npr, Harvard Business Review, Jason Calacanis, Digital Marketing, Phil Schiller, Simon Sinek, Forbes, Gary Vaynerchuk, Tim Ferriss, Gary, Michael Brenner

'Who Will Write Our History' Gives New Insight Into Warsaw Ghetto

Filmmaker Roberta Grossman tells NPR's Melissa Block why she has made another Holocaust documentary.
Tags: News, Npr, Melissa Block, Warsaw Ghetto, Roberta Grossman

In America And Britain, Immigration At Play In Government Dysfunction

The U.S. is faces uncertainty during the government shutdown. Britain can't seem to agree on how to leave the EU. NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Sebastian Mallaby of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Tags: News, America, Eu, Britain, Npr, Melissa Block, Sebastian Mallaby

First Signs Of Movement Emerge In Stalled Government Shutdown Talks

NPR's Melissa Block asks the Washington Post's national political reporter Robert Costa to assess chances of progress toward ending the partial federal government shutdown, now in its 30th day.
Tags: News, Washington Post, Npr, Robert Costa, Melissa Block, First Signs Of Movement

Disruptions Expected As Furloughed IRS Workers Called Back To Work Without Pay

Thousands of IRS workers have been called back to work without pay. NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Danny Werfel, acting IRS commissioner during the 2013 shutdown, about a shutdown's effect on operations.
Tags: News, Npr, Irs, Melissa Block, Danny Werfel

'Inheritance' Author: Genetic Test Unravels Family History, Identity

Dani Shapiro found out through a genealogy website that the man who raised her was not her biological father. NPR's Melissa Block talks with Shapiro about her book.
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More Than 100 Migrants Feared Dead After Raft Sinks In Rough, Icy Mediterranean Sea

Flavio Di Giacomo, an IOM spokesman, told NPR, "The Italian authorities have now called off rescue efforts. It is very, very unlikely that we would find survivors at this point."(Image credit: FEDERICO SCOPPA/AFP/Getty Images)
Tags: News, Npr, Iom, Mediterranean Sea, Flavio Di Giacomo

"I used to love to watch her dance the Grizzly Bear/I guess she's gone to Frisco, to dance it there..."

There really is a dance called the Grizzly Bear, which I didn't know until yesterday, though I've heard the lyric quoted in the post title hundreds of times. "Grizzly Bear" by The Youngbloods was in the stack of singles next to my record player in the 1960s. I happened to play this video of it:Before they play the song, Dick Clark interviews Jesse Colin Young about it, and he says: "I'm a ragtime freak, and... this is about a dance in the 1890s called the Grizzly Bear where people used to hug ea...
Tags: Law, Censorship, America, San Francisco, Turkey, History, Dancing, New York Times, Smokey Robinson, Npr, Wilson, Frisco, Woodrow Wilson, Lance, Dick Clark, Curtis Mayfield

Brexit Anarchy In The U.K. Could Bring U.S. Financial Workers Home

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Peter Spiegel of the Financial Times about how Great Britain leaving the European Union may affect the U.S. economy and American businesses.
Tags: News, European Union, Npr, Financial Times, Great Britain, Peter Spiegel, Lulu Garcia Navarro, U K Could Bring U S Financial Workers Home

A Week Of Big Gestures But No Movement As Shutdown Nears 1-Month Mark

NPR's Mara Liasson joins Lulu Garcia-Navarro to discuss the president's negotiation-by-spectacle strategy on the shutdown, and to examine the latest moves in the Mueller investigation.
Tags: News, Npr, Mueller, Mara Liasson, Lulu Garcia Navarro

For Furloughed Worker, Isolation, Hit To Self-Worth Hurt As Much As Lost Pay

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Jaime, a tax examiner with the Internal Revenue Service, about the toll the government shutdown is taking on her mental health.
Tags: News, Npr, Internal Revenue Service, Jaime, Lulu Garcia Navarro

A Mountaineer Writes A Firsthand Report From The World's Melting Glaciers

NPR's Lulu Garcia Navarro speaks with journalist Dahr Jamail about his new book, "The End of Ice," on climate change and its consequences to nature and humans.
Tags: News, Npr, Dahr Jamail, Lulu Garcia Navarro

How Much Is That CAT Scan? Now You Can Check (If You Know Billing Codes)

Starting this month, hospitals must publish prices for procedures and services online. Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal of Kaiser Health News tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro it's not very user friendly — yet.
Tags: News, Npr, Kaiser Health News, Lulu Garcia Navarro, Elisabeth Rosenthal

For DACA Recipients, President's Temporary Offer Feels Like More Chaos

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro gets the reaction of immigration activist Greisa Martinez Rosas, a DACA recipient herself, to President Trump's latest offer to reopen the government.
Tags: News, Npr, Trump, Lulu Garcia Navarro, Greisa Martinez Rosas

During Government Shutdown, Many Federal Workers Can't Afford To Miss A Paycheck

The federal government's failure to pay its workers during the shutdown has caused hardship for many. Economist Joseph Stiglitz tells NPR's Melissa Block why so many have no savings to fall back on.
Tags: News, Npr, Melissa Block, Joseph Stiglitz

Neyla Pekarek Strikes Out On Her Own In New Album Drawing On Colorado Folklore

NPR's Melissa Block talks to Neyla Pekarek, formerly of The Lumineers, about her debut solo album, Rattlesnake, which was inspired by an actual frontierswoman named "Rattlesnake Kate."
Tags: News, Npr, Melissa Block, Neyla Pekarek

The Democratic Response To Trump's Latest Border Security Proposal

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Democratic Congressman Jamie Raskin following President Trump's latest proposal on border security.
Tags: News, Npr, Trump, Jamie Raskin, Melissa Block

'Never Seen Morale This Low': Correctional Officers Struggle Through Shutdown

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Justin Tarovisky, who works at a penitentiary in Hazelton, W.Va., about what it's been like to put in hours — including overtime and double shifts — without getting paid.
Tags: News, Npr, Scott Simon, Justin Tarovisky, Hazelton W Va