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  1. Robert Siegel Stepping Down As 'All Things Considered' Host In 2018

    04.25 / 15:38 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    Robert Siegel, whose career with NPR has spanned more than four decades, will be stepping down as co-host of NPR's All Things Considered next year. One of the most distinctive voices on NPR's airwaves, Siegel will be leaving the host's chair in January 2018. He has hosted the show for 30 years. "This is a decision long in the making and not an easy one," Siegel said. "I've had the greatest job I can think of, working with the finest colleagues anyone could ask for, for as long a stretch as…
  2. China Moves To Increase Number Of Electric Vehicles On Its Roads

    04.25 / 15:38 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    President Trump may not talk much about electric vehicles, but there's another American — with better name recognition in China — who does. The voice of actor Leonardo DiCaprio, popular in China for his role in the 1997 blockbuster Titanic , graces the showroom of Auto Shanghai , the city's biennial automotive expo, accompanied by images beamed on a circular wall showing Beijing covered in smog and children wearing pollution masks. "Let us reconnect with nature, fill our lungs with clean ai…
  3. Changes To Federal Insurance Plans Could Hurt Families Of Chronically Ill Kids

    04.25 / 15:38 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    Kids with chronic conditions are especially vulnerable to health insurance changes, relying as they often do on specialists and medications that may not be covered if they switch plans. A recent study finds that these transitions can leave kids and their families financially vulnerable as well. The research, published in the April issue of Health Affairs , examines the spending impact of shifting chronically ill kids from the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to policies offered…
  4. Ivanka Trump Discusses Female Entrepreneurs And Her Father At W20 Summit In Berlin

    04.25 / 13:32 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    First daughter Ivanka Trump discussed female entrepreneurship, her father, and feminism at the W20 Summit in Berlin Tuesday, joining a panel that included German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Netherlands' Queen Maxima. Merkel invited Trump to the G20-linked event during her visit with President Trump in Washington last month. Feminism was a central topic on the panel, as the moderator, who cited a "reluctance" to use the term, asked the panel to raise their hands if they consider…
  5. Eat, Sleep, Repeat: How Kids' Daily Routines Can Help Prevent Obesity

    04.25 / 11:31 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    Nagging your kids to stick to a set bedtime each night may feel like a thankless task. But here's some justification that your efforts are setting your kids up for a healthier life: A new study finds that preschool-aged children who didn't have a set sleep routine were more likely to be overweight by the time they became tweens. "We found children who had inconsistent bedtimes were almost twice as likely to be obese by age 11 compared to kids who had regular bedtimes," says study author…
  6. Almost 100 Days In, 'Trumpism' Is Still Not Clearly Defined

    04.25 / 10:12 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    Donald Trump promised something new in American politics. His strategists said his brash "America First" approach would bust up the old party identities and remake the Republican Party as a true populist "Workers Party." But it was never perfectly clear exactly how he planned to do that — 100 days into his administration, here are five thoughts on what we know so far about Trumpism: 1. The early debate about Trumpism (and what that means) Trump was so new and different, there was t…
  7. Mexico Worries That A New Border Wall Will Worsen Flooding

    04.25 / 09:13 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    As the White House pushes Congress to fund President Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall, a new wrinkle has emerged that could stymie parts of the massive project. Mexican engineers believe construction of the border barrier may violate a 47-year-old treaty governing the shared waters of the Rio Grande. If Mexico protests, the fate of the wall could end up in an international court. Antonio Rascón, chief Mexican engineer on the International Boundary and Water Commission , said in an interview …
  8. Trump Administration To Impose 20 Percent Tariff On Canadian Lumber

    04.25 / 09:13 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    The Trump administration announced it will impose a 20 percent tariff on imported softwood lumber from Canada. The dispute is not new — the United States and Canada have sparred over imports of forest products for decades. But the action comes as the two nations prepare to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, which President Trump has harshly criticized. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal , Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the tariff will be applied r…
  9. Senate Confirms Ex-Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue As Agriculture Secretary

    04.25 / 08:32 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    Several Democrats joined Republicans in the Senate to confirm former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as the next secretary of agriculture. The vote was 87 to 11. Perdue's cousin, Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., voted "present" and presided over the vote. Sonny Perdue grew up on a farm in central Georgia and has owned several agriculture companies. He is not associated with the food company Perdue or the poultry producer Perdue Farms. NPR's Geoff Bennett reports for our Newscast unit: "As agriculture…
  10. Nation's Report Card Finds Mixed Grades For U.S. Students In Visual Arts, Music

    04.25 / 04:36 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    For only the third time ever, the government released today a national report card examining the knowledge, understanding and abilities of U.S. eighth-graders in visual arts and music. And in many ways, the numbers aren't great, with little progress shown in most categories since the last time the assessment was given in 2008. One bright spot: The achievement gap between Hispanic students and their white peers has narrowed. But Hispanics and African-Americans still lag far behind white and…
  11. Justices Split Over Defendants' Right To Mental Health Expert Witnesses

    04.24 / 23:37 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    As a hurry-up execution schedule plays out in Arkansas this week, the U.S. Supreme Court and Arkansas Supreme Court have stepped in to block two of the eight executions initially scheduled for an 11-day period. Those two cases are on hold pending the outcome of a case from Alabama argued in the Supreme Court on Monday. At issue is whether an indigent defendant whose sanity is a significant factor at his trial is entitled to an expert witness, independent of the prosecution, paid for with…
  12. Albert Freedman, Game Show Producer Made Famous In 'Quiz Show,' Dies At 95

    04.24 / 22:40 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    In the 1950s, television producer Albert Freedman captivated audiences with his carefully crafted game show Twenty-One, which had been foundering before he helped turn it into the most popular program in the country. The show would turn out to have been too carefully crafted: In 1958, Freedman was indicted on charges that he lied to a grand jury when he denied giving questions or answers to contestants in advance. He died on April 11 in Marin County, Calif., at age 95. In 2000,…
  13. State Department Website Features Trump's For-Profit Club, Mar-A-Lago

    04.24 / 21:41 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    A State Department website known as ShareAmerica has a page featuring President Trump's private, for-profit club, Mar-a-Lago. Critics complain taxpayer-funded resources are being used to tout the club, which Trump refers to as the Winter White House. The club, in Palm Beach, Fla., is held in Trump's trust, of which he is the sole beneficiary. On its website, ShareAmerica says it "is part of the Bureau of International Information Programs , which works with U.S. embassies and consulates in…
  14. 'Zen And The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' Author Robert M. Pirsig Dies At 88

    04.24 / 21:41 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    Robert M. Pirsig, who inspired generations to road trip across America with his "novelistic autobigraphy," Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, died Monday at the age of 88. His publisher William Morrow & Company said in a statement that Pirsig died at his home in South Berwick, Maine, "after a period of failing health." Pirsig wrote just two books: Zen (subtitled "An Inquiry Into Values") and Lila: An Inquiry into Morals. Zen was published in 1974, after being rejected by 121…
  15. Anti-Semitic Incidents Up 86 Percent Compared To Same Time Last Year

    04.24 / 21:41 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    A Jewish advocacy organization expects a staggering increase in anti-Semitic incidents by the end of 2017. That projection comes after the Anti-Defamation League counted an 86 percent spike in attacks on Jews and Jewish institutions so far this year, according to a report released Monday. In its Annual Audit of Anti-Semitic incidents, the civil rights organization found 541 acts of vandalism, violence, and harassment against American Jews already reported in 2017. This recent increase…
  16. Two Stars Share The Stage, And The Roles, In 'Little Foxes'

    04.24 / 21:41 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    Lillian Hellman's 1939 melodrama The Little Foxes has two great roles for actresses over the age of 40. Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon fill those roles in a new revival on Broadway ... but with one big twist: Linney and Nixon play both roles and switch off at different performances. It started when Linney got a call from the Manhattan Theatre Club, asking her if she'd like to play Regina Giddens, the steely character at the center of The Little Foxes. Tallulah Bankhead introduced the role…
  17. What Fish Is Good For Me And The Planet? New Documentary Explores

    04.24 / 21:41 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4jzRHnNxY0 Facts about the virtues of eating fish can be slippery. On the one hand, fish provide protein and omega-3 fatty acids, the substance in fish oil supplements, which is thought to boost cognitive health . Plus, unlike cows , fish don't belch vast amounts of the greenhouse gas methane into the air. So, fish should be good for your health and the environment. But the science of omega-3 benefits is far from settled , and as fish farming grows to keep…
  18. A Watergate Villain Walks Into A Berkeley Restaurant. What Could Go Wrong?

    04.24 / 19:38 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    Editor's note: This post is about chefs and they can be quite coarse when they talk. Don't be surprised by a little foul language. In these acrimonious times, many restaurants are treading the fine line between hospitality and politics. Anxiety-inducing though it might be, restaurants have found themselves in this awkward position before. Just ask Jeremiah Tower, one of America's most influential chefs, who faced a similarly sticky situation four decades ago. In 1974, when Tower was head…
  19. U.S. Announces Sanctions On 271 Syrians Over April 4 Chemical Attack

    04.24 / 19:38 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    The U.S. Treasury Department has announced sanctions on 271 individuals, who it says are scientists working on weapons development for Syrian President Bashar Assad. The new sanctions are a response to the deadly April 4 chemical attack in Khan Shaykhun, an attack the U.S. government accuses Assad of carrying out against civilians. "Employees of Syria's Scientific Studies and Research Center [or SSRC] have been put on a U.S. blacklist," NPR's Michele Kelemen reports, "which means any…
  20. Ailes Accuser Says Fox News Execs Ordered Eavesdropping On Her Digital Devices

    04.24 / 19:38 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    A new lawsuit filed Monday by a suspended Fox News host accuses the network and senior executives of arranging to have her private communications spied on as part of a campaign of intimidation. The host, Andrea Tantaros, alleged in a previous lawsuit that she had been sexually harassed by former Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes and former top-rated Fox News host Bill O'Reilly. That suit has been stayed while her complaints against the network are being heard in binding private arbitration.…