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February 26, 2015 Comment

Music From The Show

From These New Puritans to Ancient Lasers.

February 26, 2015 2 Comments

For A Glimpse At A GOP Presidential Hopeful, Head To CPAC

The Conservative Political Action Conference is attracting nearly a dozen Republican presidential hopefuls, depending on how you count.

February 26, 2015 29 Comments

That Political Bumper Sticker Could Cost You Your Job

In most states in the country, labor laws will not protect you from getting fired over a political bumper sticker.

February 26, 2015 2 Comments

Why Are Prices Falling As Wages Nudge Higher?

The Consumer Price Index fell in January from a year earlier, the first annual drop in five years. NPR’s Marilyn Geewax explains why.

February 26, 2015 2 Comments

Remote Mexican Villages Build Their Own Cell Networks

Thanks to cheaper technology, community organizers and computer hackers are bypassing the big cell companies.

February 26, 2015 Comment

Pakistanis Must Get Fingerprinted To Use Cellphones

Cellphone users across Pakistan are lining up to get fingerprinted. The government says it will cut off service to unregistered phones.

February 26, 2015 Comment

How The Fight Over DHS Funding And Immigration Is Playing Among Latinos

The issue at the heart over the fight over Department of Homeland Security funding is the president’s executive actions on immigration.

February 26, 2015 2 Comments

House Republicans Face Decision: Fund DHS Or Stand Firm On Immigration

Congressman Jim Jordan of Ohio explains why he wants a bill that ties Department of Homeland Security funding to immigration.

February 26, 2015 17 Comments

Wisconsin Set To Become 25th ‘Right-To-Work’ State

“Right-to-work” laws prohibit requiring people to join unions or pay dues. They effectively weaken unions and make them harder to form.

February 26, 2015 Comment

Country Star Jennifer Nettles Hits The Broadway Stage In ‘Chicago’

The Grammy-winning country music star best known for her band Sugarland is playing the role of Roxie Hart in the musical.

February 26, 2015 Comment

Girls Basketball Teams Suspended For Trying To Lose

Each team was apparently trying to avoid going on to play a stronger team next. Principals blamed the coaches.

February 26, 2015 3 Comments

FCC Overrides State Laws Blocking City-Owned Broadband Service

At the center of the debate are communities that built their own broadband networks to compete with commercial Internet providers.

February 26, 2015 Comment

Fearful Of ISIS, Saudis Continue To Fortify Border With Iraq

As more of its young men join ISIS, Saudi special forces have begun large-scale exercises to protect its northern border with Iraq.

February 26, 2015 4 Comments

Snow Blankets The South

The southern half of the United States has been slammed with another snow storm. We check in with the mayor of Raleigh, N.C.

February 26, 2015 5 Comments

‘Jihadi John’ Revealed To Be Middle-Class Brit

Intelligence agents say the man in ISIS videos is Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwaiti-born, college-educated Londoner in his mid-20s.

February 25, 2015 Comment

Music From The Show

From FM Attack to Slugabed.

February 25, 2015 Comment

Senate Dems Agree To GOP Plan To Fund Homeland Department

The Republican plan to fund the Homeland Security Department drops the immigration provisions opposed by President Obama.

February 25, 2015 3 Comments

Will Elizabeth Warren’s Populist Message Shape 2016?

The Massachusetts senator is an unusual rookie politician. She insists she’s not running for president, so what is her emerging role?

February 25, 2015 Comment

DJ Sessions: New Music From Nashville

For this week’s DJ Session, Marcia Campbell shares songs from Teea Goans, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton and Earls of Leicester.

February 25, 2015 Comment

Refinery Strike Continues Into Fourth Week

A nationwide strike continued and expanded this week, after the United Steelworkers union contract with oil companies expired.

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February 25 Comment

DJ Sessions: New Music From Nashville

For this week's DJ Session, Marcia Campbell shares songs from Teea Goans, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton and Earls of Leicester.

February 25 97 Comments

Feminist Gamer Withdraws From PAX East, Citing Safety Concerns

Video game developer Brianna Wu discusses the threats against her and her role as a feminist leader amid the Gamergate controversy.

February 24 6 Comments

Uber’s New Turf: Mid-Sized Cities

The ride-for-hire service is expanding into areas without a strong taxi culture. We speak with the mayor of Des Moines, Iowa.

February 24 5 Comments

Jobs Growing In City Centers, Shrinking In Suburban Areas

A decades-long trend has reversed. As more people move to city centers, employers are moving with them.