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  1. WORDS ON A WIRE: Tim Z. Hernandez

    04.30 / 19:27 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    "All They Will Call You" is not just an infamous line in Woody Guthrie"s song "Deportee (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos)", it is also the name of Tim Z. Hernandez's new…
  2. Trump Invites Controversial Philippines Leader To White House

    04.30 / 18:12 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXN2dU28LCE During a "very friendly" phone conversation, President Donald Trump invited Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to the White House, signaling a massive shift in attitude from the U.S. toward a leader known best for inciting an extrajudicial war on drugs in his country that's killed more than 7,500 people. Duterte also publicly attacked Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, multiple times last year, once calling Obama the "son of a whore," before…
  3. Trump Stars On Stage He Built Himself, Far From Washington

    04.30 / 17:00 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    When we got up Sunday, we could hope our long national nightmare is over. Meaning, of course, that we should finally be free of the obsessive chatter over Donald Trump's first 100 days in office. After all, who cares about Day 101? Especially when, just last night, we witnessed such a marvelous metaphor for the Trump era, so far. While official Washington was busy with the White House Correspondents Association's annual dinner – sometimes called "the nerd prom" – Trump was on a different st…
  4. President Trump's First 100 Days, In Photos

    04.30 / 12:13 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    When Donald Trump was inaugurated as president, he started forcefully laying out a plan for his first 100 days that included full repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, suspension of immigration from certain "terror-prone regions" and the lifting of "roadblocks" to let "infrastructure projects like the Keystone Pipeline move forward." "I've asked my transition team to develop a list of executive actions we can take on Day 1 to restore our laws and bring back our jobs," Trump…
  5. 'Paradise Lost': How The Apple Became The Forbidden Fruit

    04.30 / 12:13 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    This month marks 350 years since John Milton sold his publisher the copyright of Paradise Lost for the sum of five pounds. His great work dramatizes the oldest story in the Bible, whose principal characters we know only too well: God, Adam, Eve, Satan in the form of a talking snake — and an apple. Except, of course, that Genesis never names the apple but simply refers to "the fruit." To quote from the King James Bible: And the woman said to the serpent, "We may eat the fruit of the trees o…
  6. Being A Guinea Pig For Science Can Be A Long, Slow Slog

    04.30 / 09:44 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    "Why am I doing this, again?" I've asked myself that question several mornings over the past few months as my stomach begins growling, usually after I smell popcorn in my coworker's office. He's on a strict 10 a.m. popcorn schedule that coincides with my strict 10 a.m. hunger pang schedule. I am following an intermittent fasting program as part of a clinical trial for people with multiple sclerosis. For the past five months, I have tried to eat only between noon and 8 p.m., and am allowed…
  7. A Trauma Nurse Reflects On 'Compassion Fatigue'

    04.30 / 09:44 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    Sometimes, even professionally compassionate people get tired. Kristin Laurel, a flight nurse from Waconia, Minn., has worked in trauma units for over two decades. The daily exposure to distressing situations can sometimes result in compassion fatigue. "Some calls get to you, no matter who you are," she says. That burnout is what Laurel says she was trying to understand when she wrote her semi-autobiographical poem, Afflicted . The poem delves into the night shift of an emergency room…
  8. Dozens Hospitalized, Several Killed As Tornadoes Hit East Texas

    04.30 / 09:44 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    A tornado has injured dozens and killed multiple people in Canton, a small city in the east of Texas Saturday. Capt. Brian Horton of the Canton Fire Department said authorities did not have an exact count on the number of people killed by the weather, and told reporters late Saturday numbers were "still coming in," but there were "maybe five casualties." The number could rise as search teams expand their operation in the morning, he said. At least 54 people went to hospitals and one person…
  9. Trump's Absence Loomed Large At Annual White House Correspondents' Dinner

    04.30 / 07:21 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    "Is anyone going to come through here?" That's what a Hilton hotel employee asked one of a dozen photographers along the red carpet at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner a couple of hours before the event officially started Saturday evening. But, like a blood-thirsty mosquito on a sweltering night, it was the nagging, persistent thought that seemed to plague attendees throughout the event. The reason: the vacuum left by the absence of President Donald Trump who had decided…
  10. Why Trump's First 100 Days Matter And Why They Don't

    04.30 / 01:36 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: We are going to spend this hour marking President Trump's first 100 days in office. That's today. If you're asking why 100 days, you can thank FDR for that, President Franklin Roosevelt. By his 100th day in office, President Roosevelt had pushed dozens of bills through Congress, shored up a dangerously insolvent banking system, offered relief to desperate farmers, created a jobs program to put hundreds of thousands of people to…
  11. Iowa Senator Doesn't Blame Trump For Lack Of Major Legislation During 100 Days

    04.30 / 01:36 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: But first we're going to get reflections from two Republicans in Congress on the president's first 100 days. Some of President Trump's biggest policy changes during his first 100 days have been from executive orders, but some of those have been blocked by federal judges, including the travel ban and an order defunding so-called sanctuary cities. We wanted to hear more about this, so we called Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa. We…
  12. House Freedom Caucus Congressman Believes Next Health Care Legislation Will Pass

    04.30 / 01:36 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: And now we're going to head to the other side of the Capitol to talk about a movement within the Republican Party that's played a big role in President Trump's first 100 days. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING) PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: I never said repeal and replace Obamacare. You've all heard my speeches. I never said repeal it and replace it within 64 days. I have a long time. MARTIN: That's President Trump. Of course, he did…
  13. Trump Holds Rally in Pennsylvania As Journalists Gather At Annual D.C. Dinner

    04.29 / 23:27 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    President Donald Trump is passing on one of the biggest events on Washington's annual social calendar and, instead, spending his 100th day in office focused on trade and holding a rally in Harrisburg, Ps. Breaking with tradition , Trump will be a no-show at the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner taking place Saturday night in D.C. It will be the first time in 36 years that the president has not attended the event. Back in 1981, President Ronald Reagan did not attend…
  14. U.S. Service Member Dies In Blast Outside Mosul

    04.29 / 23:27 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    A U.S. service member died Saturday from wounds sustained in an explosion outside Mosul, Iraq, according to a statement from the U.S military. The statement offered no further details. Iraqi troops — with the aid of U.S. forces — have been fighting to push the Islamic State out of Mosul for the past six months. It is the second American military fatality since the Mosul operation began, reports The Military Times . With coalition forces surrounding the city, ISIS is trapped but so are tho…
  15. Turkey Blocks Wikipedia Accusing It Of Running 'Smear Campaign'

    04.29 / 18:45 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    Turkish residents were unable to access Wikipedia Saturday after the government blocked the site, citing content "showing Turkey in coordination and aligned with various terrorist groups," according to the Anadolu news agency . The government has not officially commented on the outage. But the Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ministry told the state-run agency, "Instead of coordinating against terrorism, (Wikipedia) has become part of an information source which is running a…
  16. STATE OF THE ARTS: Cartography - Mapping Contemporary Art At The Border

    04.29 / 18:45 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    Cartography: Mapping Contemporary Art at the Border is a didactic exhibition that takes a look at the landscape of institutions and independent projects that shape contemporary art practices in El Paso, Juarez and Las Cruces. Beginning with a literal map of the region, in which visitors are invited to add their own points of interest, the exhibition additionally highlights the work of a select group of independent projects in the three cities that share the elements of supporting the…
  17. Limericks

    04.29 / 18:45 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit PETER SAGAL, HOST: Coming up, it's Lightning Fill In The Blank. But first it's the game where you have to listen for the rhyme. If you'd like to play on air, call to leave a message at 1-888-WAITWAIT. That's 1-888-924-8924. Or you can click the Contact Us link on our website. That's waitwait.npr.org. There you can find out about attending our weekly live shows right here at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago and at the Mann Center in Philadelphia,…
  18. Thousands Of Marchers Expected To Take On Trump's Climate Policies

    04.29 / 17:38 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    Thousands of demonstrators are expected to take to the streets Saturday in Washington, D.C., and cities across the country, for the Peoples Climate March , which is being billed as a mobilization for climate, jobs and justice. They are making their way toward 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, where they "will encircle the White House, sit down for a heartbeat action for 100 seconds and then rise up to loud roar," according to organizers . And the marchers' message about global warming could be…
  19. Pope Francis Winds Up Trip To Egypt

    04.29 / 16:30 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    Pope Francis celebrated Mass in Cairo, Saturday, winding up a two-day visit to Egypt. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi saw the Roman Catholic leader off at Cairo Airport at the end of the visit. The Mass was held in a stadium under heavy security as Sylvia Poggioli reported on NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday, while military helicopters flew overhead. According to The Associated Press, some 15,000 Catholic Egyptians attended the service. They heard the Pope say, in his homily, "God is pleased…
  20. Fresh Air Weekend: 'Veep' Executive Producer; 'Hourglass'; MLB's Rick Ankiel

    04.29 / 16:30 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week: 'Veep' Executive Producer On Making A Show About The 'Craven Desire For Power': The HBO series is now in its sixth season. Producer Frank Rich also writes a column for New York magazine about the…