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November 21, 2014 Comment

Rain Expected After Massive Snowfall In Buffalo

It has stopped snowing in the Buffalo area, but the rain in the forecast is leading to worries about possible floods and more roof collapses.

November 21, 2014 Comment

Country Awaits Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

As the nation waits to hear whether the officer who shot Michael Brown will be charged, we look at the protests through the lens of history.

November 21, 2014 Comment

FDA Approves Slow-Release Painkiller

Hysingla is designed to prevent people from abusing it as a narcotic. But the FDA says abuse and overdose is still possible.

November 21, 2014 3 Comments

Students Protest University Of California Tuition Hikes

The University of California board voted to hike tuitions by about 5 percent every year for the next five years.

November 21, 2014 Comment

Sen. Dick Durbin: Obama's Immigration Actions Do Not Go Far Enough

The Illinois Democrat calls the president’s executive actions a good start, and says he wants to see a greater overhaul in the near future.

November 21, 2014 Comment

Sen. Jeff Flake: Obama’s Actions Make Passing An Immigration Bill Harder

The Arizona senator says he opposes the president’s executive actions, but agrees that Congress needs to pass an immigration bill.

November 21, 2014 Comment

Booming Economy Means Busy Highways In Sleepy Towns

The oil and gas boom has not only brought jobs and prosperity to states like Wyoming, but also a dangerous spike in traffic and accidents.

November 21, 2014 Comment

Old Language Attracts The Young To Catholic Mass

Latin is still spoken in more than 400 churches each Sunday. It’s finding new converts among a group of young people in Miami.

November 21, 2014 Comment

Immigration Activists Respond To President Obama’s Plan

Jude Joffe-Block of KJZZ watched the president’s speech with a group of activists in Phoenix, and described the mood as bittersweet.

November 21, 2014 8 Comments

Rep. Randy Weber: Obama Missed ‘Golden Opportunity’ To Work With Congress

The Republican congressman is criticizing President Obama for his executive actions on immigration.

November 21, 2014 3 Comments

Key Elements Of Obama’s Actions On Immigration

The sweeping changes could shield nearly 5 million people from deportation, without going through Congress.

November 20, 2014 2 Comments

Legendary Director Mike Nichols Dies At 83

NPR’s Eric Deggans has this remembrance of one of the most honored and successful directors in entertainment.

November 20, 2014 Comment

NBA’s First Openly Gay Player Retires

Jason Collins discusses his basketball career and his decision to retire at age 35 from the National Basketball Association.

November 20, 2014 3 Comments

Republicans Push Back On Immigration, As Activists Push White House To Go Farther

The president’s executive action is expected to offer provisional legal status for up to 5 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S.

November 20, 2014 3 Comments

The Man Behind ‘Mockingjay’

Francis Lawrence describes the rewards and challenges of bringing “The Hunger Games” books to the screen.

November 20, 2014 Comment

With Open Enrollment Underway, Colorado Targets Uninsured

John Daley of Colorado Public Radio explains that the push is on to sign up even more people under the Affordable Care Act.

November 20, 2014 Comment

With Several Dead, Buffalo Struggles With Massive Snowfall

Another 2 to 3 feet of snow is expected to fall in the Buffalo area today, on top of the 5 feet already on the ground in some areas.

November 20, 2014 Comment

Iraq War Vet Wins National Book Award For Fiction

The judges described the short stories in Phil Klay’s collection “Redeployment” as brutal, piercing and sometimes darkly funny.

November 20, 2014 20 Comments

More Companies Selling Antibiotic-Free Meats

Demand is rising for meat raised without antibiotics. The owner of a company specializing in antibiotic-free meat and poultry joins us.

November 20, 2014 3 Comments

Processing Immigrants Slows At Family Detention Center

Immigration lawyers say families are being held longer than usual at the Berks County Residential Center in a small Pennsylvania town.

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November 20 3 Comments

The Man Behind ‘Mockingjay’

Francis Lawrence describes the rewards and challenges of bringing "The Hunger Games" books to the screen.

November 20 Comment

Iraq War Vet Wins National Book Award For Fiction

The judges described the short stories in Phil Klay's collection "Redeployment" as brutal, piercing and sometimes darkly funny.

November 19 9 Comments

New Film Revisits The Jerry Sandusky Sex Abuse Case

The Penn State assistant football coach will likely spend the rest of his life in prison, but that's not the end of the story.

November 19 214 Comments

Without Slavery, Would The U.S. Be The Leading Economic Power?

Edward Baptist argues in his new book that slavery was integral to establishing the America as a world economic power.