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February 27, 2015 Comment

Young Singers Beat The Odds To Sing With National Honor Choir

Three students beat the odds to perform in one of the most prestigious junior choruses in the country.

February 27, 2015 4 Comments

After Red Carpet Controversy, A Look At The History Of Dreadlocks

Dreadlocks go back “thousands and thousands of years,” according to professor Bert Ashe, who also shares his own dreadlocks stories.

February 27, 2015 Comment

Earl Lloyd, NBA’s First Black Player, Dies At Age 86

He also became the NBA’s first black assistant coach in 1968 and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003.

February 27, 2015 9 Comments

More Parents Say No To Standardized Testing

A growing number of parents and students are deciding to “opt out” of assessment tests.

February 27, 2015 4 Comments

Why Can’t We Beat ISIS?

For all of the destruction, the self-proclaimed Islamic State is relatively small, but a military strategist says “we allowed ISIS to build up.”

February 27, 2015 2 Comments

Remembering Robert Saloschin

The World War II veteran and longtime attorney for the Justice Department played a role in the civil rights struggle in the ’60s and ’70s.

February 27, 2015 Comment

Peering Over The DHS Cliff – Will Congress Get It Done?

Congress’s deadline to fund the Department of Homeland Security is tonight at midnight. We get the latest from NPR’s Ron Elving.

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 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 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 4 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 21 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 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 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 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

Refinery Strike Continues Into Fourth Week

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

February 25, 2015 Comment

Legal Marijuana Sparks Conflict In Washington, D.C.

Tonight at midnight, having 2 ounces of marijuana and growing it indoors will be legal in D.C. But that’s about all that’s certain.

February 25, 2015 Comment

Today In Congress: GOP Takes On Immigration, Keystone Veto

House Republicans are considering a Senate proposal to avert a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security.

February 25, 2015 Comment

Will Gitmo Ever Close?

The prison facility at Guantanamo Bay Cuba remains open and active with 122 prisoners, despite repeated promises to close it.

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February 26 33 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 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 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 25 103 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.