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  1. The U.S. Can't Really Know If Farmers Are Cutting Back On Antibiotics, GAO Says

    03.24 / 10:21 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    When the Food and Drug Administration created controls in January on how farmers can give antibiotics to livestock, scientists concerned about antibiotic resistance and advocates for animal welfare called it a historic shift in how meat animals are raised. But a new federal report , released last week, says the long-awaited FDA initiative — first attempted back in 1977 — falls short in so many areas that it may not create the change that backers hoped for. The FDA initiative, which was cre…
  2. This Week In Race: ICE Sends Chills Across US, Kaepernick, Others, Write Big Checks

    03.24 / 09:13 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    Oh people: it's been one of those weeks again. The focus on immigration continues, as the government promises to punish sanctuary cities and cities that have chosen not to do ICE's work for it by detaining undocumented immigrants until that agency can collect them for deportation. A number of police departments, including the LAPD, have indicated widespread fear of deportation in immigrant communities has had deleterious effects on how the police do their jobs. Stories like this one just…
  3. Seaford third graders learn about water quality with mobile science laboratory

    03.24 / 03:56 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    Third graders in Seaford waded into watershed education Thursday with the Department of Natural Resource and Environmental Control’s mobile science trailer, learning about the importance of water in n…
  4. After Delaying Vote, GOP Leaders Scramble To Save Health Care Bill

    03.24 / 03:56 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: Republican leaders in Washington are scrambling to save their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The House of Representatives was supposed to vote on the health care bill today, but with Republicans divided over just how far they should go with their changes, the vote was postponed. NPR congressional correspondent Susan Davis is following all this at the Capitol. Hi there, Sue. SUSAN DAVIS, BYLINE: Hey, Kelly.…
  5. House Postpones Vote On Republican Health Care Bill

    03.24 / 03:56 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: And to help us understand what's happening on Capitol Hill tonight, I am joined by NPR's Ron Elving. Hello there, Ron. RON ELVING, BYLINE: Good to be with you, Kelly. MCEVERS: So tonight the president threatened that if the House does not vote on this tomorrow and does not pass their own health care bill, that he is going to move on and leave Obamacare in place. How serious a threat is that do you think? ELVING: It sounds pretty…
  6. State Department Set To Certify Keystone XL Pipeline Is In National Interest

    03.24 / 00:34 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    The State Department will approve the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, a U.S. official tells NPR. That will set the stage for President Trump to reverse a decision former President Barack Obama made in 2015 to reject the project. Four days after Trump was sworn into office he invited TransCanada to resubmit its application for the pipeline. Trump also directed the State Department to make its national-interest determination within 60 days. That deadline is Monday. A U.S. official…
  7. GSA Says Trump D.C. Hotel Lease Is Valid, Despite Ban On Elected Officials

    03.23 / 23:22 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    President Trump got good news on Thursday from the federal agency that oversees the three-year-old lease on his five-star hotel in Washington, D.C. The General Services Administration said in a letter that the Trump Organization is in "full compliance" with the lease on the luxury hotel that's located just blocks from the White House. Many ethics and contract experts have called upon GSA t o end the lease , noting that the contract language specifically says no "elected official of the…
  8. Jidenna On What It Means To Be 'The Chief'

    03.23 / 22:12 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nPeRpYnT4Q The 2015 hit " Classic Man " introduced the world to Jidenna. His look matched his sound: three-piece suits, polka-dotted ascots and red hair slicked down in a wave that would've made Nat King Cole jealous. At one point, a friend's manager took him aside and said he thought Jidenna had a ton of potential as an artist — but there was just one problem. "He said, 'You're too perfect,' " Jidenna says. "And man, that stuck with me." So for his first f…
  9. Obama: 'America Is Stronger Because Of The Affordable Care Act'

    03.23 / 22:12 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    Former President Obama took a victory lap Thursday on seventh anniversary of his signature health care law even as Republicans had planned to formally begin the process of gutting it in celebration. But now, it's the GOP replacement plan that remains on life support. Republicans postponed a planned evening vote in the House, denying them a symbolic chance to make good on their years-long promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Obama ticked off the law's successes in a…
  10. PJM shares new Artificial Island transmission plan with state lawmakers

    03.23 / 22:12 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    Delaware state lawmakers grilled a PJM vice president Thursday about the latest version of the company's controversial transmission pipeline…
  11. The Reality Show No One Was Watching

    03.23 / 22:12 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hz3yM4NtELg About this time last year, roughly two dozen daring young strangers bid farewell to the modern world as we know it, bearing their hunting equipment and their wiles into the remote Scottish highlands with the aims of creating a new community from scratch — cameras rolling for a reality show all the while, naturally. Now that a full year has passed and the remaining participants are heading home, one rather inconvenient question remains: What h…
  12. Non-profits serving domestic abuse victims fear state, federal funding cuts

    03.23 / 22:12 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    Agencies that provide shelter and services to domestic violence and sexual assault victims are among those who face funding cuts in Gov John Carney’s proposed budget c…
  13. Science-Loving Teens From Ghana And D.C. Geek Out Together

    03.23 / 20:01 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    It was a meeting of nerds and sharks. The self-described "biotech nerds" and "robotic nerds" were seven high school students from Washington, D.C. The eight teens who call themselves "sharks" and flew in from Ghana. "The shark is a big fish so it means you're big. Knowledgeable," explains Stephanie Obbo of Ghana, an aspiring medical doctor. Together, the 15 high schoolers formed a team for the first World Smarts STEM Challenge. That's a science competition run by IREX , a global…
  14. An 'Intimate Portrait' Of Dorothy Day, The Catholic Activist With A Bohemian Past

    03.23 / 20:01 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    Copyright 2017 Fresh Air. To see more, visit Fresh Air . DAVE DAVIES, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. I'm Dave Davies in for Terry Gross. If I were to tell you we're going to talk about one of the most important American Catholic leaders of the 20th century, you might not picture a woman whose early years included a Bohemian lifestyle in New York, an abortion and a child born out of wedlock. But Dorothy Day's story is anything but predictable. She co-founded the Catholic Worker Movement, a…
  15. Remembering Chuck Barris, Self-Proclaimed 'King Of Daytime Television'

    03.23 / 20:01 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    Copyright 2017 Fresh Air. To see more, visit Fresh Air . DAVE DAVIES, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. (SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, "THE DATING GAME") UNIDENTIFIED ANNOUNCER: From Hollywood, the dating capital of the world, it's "The Dating Game." (APPLAUSE) DAVIES: Chuck Barris, the creator of "The Dating Game," "The Newlywed Game" and "The Gong Show" died yesterday at his home in Palisades, N.Y. He was 87. Barris called himself the king of daytime television. His critics called him the king of…