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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Postal Service Plans Thousands Of Closures



From Fork, South Carolina, to Holmes Mill, Kentucky, Americans are waiting to see the fate of their local post office. Last month the cash-strapped USPS announced they’ll close as many as 2,000 facilities around the country.

Professor Richard Geddes shares his ideas for how the post office can move forward. He’s associate professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University, he also served on the Council of Economic Advisors under George W. Bush, and he’s author of “Saving the Mail: How to Solve the Problems of the U.S. Postal Service.”

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Experts share a range of perspectives on how to combat the Islamic State militant group, and the role the U.S. should play.

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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

November 26 8 Comments

Arlo Guthrie Celebrates 50 Years Of ‘Alice’s Restaurant’

Listening to the 18-minute musical monologue has been a Thanksgiving tradition among folk music fans for decades.

November 26 Comment

One Refugee’s Story Of Coming To America

Paul Okot vividly remembers landing at JFK airport in New York at 7 years old, after fleeing violence in southern Sudan.

November 25 3 Comments

Rapper Le1f Finds Struggle And Moral Diversity In American Music

We've been asking musicians what they think of when they think "American music." Today we hear from Khalif Diouf, aka Le1f.

November 24 7 Comments

Ferguson: One Year Later

City council member Wesley Bell looks back on the past year since protests and violence swept the Missouri city.