Republicans Admit Defeat On Health Care Bill: 'Obamacare Is The Law Of The Land'

Updated at 5 p.m. ET House Republicans scrapped a vote on their health care replacement plan on Friday after defections from both the right and center that made it clear the bill would not pass. "Obamacare is the law of the land. It is going to remain the law of the land," House Speaker Paul Ryan admitted shortly after he pulled the bill. "We're going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future. I don't know how long it's going to take us to replace this law." Ryan may have...

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Beer Brewers Test A Taboo, Recyling Water After It Was Used In Homes

There are beers that can make headlines simply by existing, especially if they use unique ingredients. That's the case with Stone Brewing's Full Circle Pale Ale, whose key component — water — came from an advanced filtration system that recycles and purifies San Diego wastewater that had previously been used in taps, toilets and showers. The beer is like many other modern pale ales, Stone says, with a rich caramel body underpinning the hops' floral, fruity notes. It was brewed to be ...

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A Midwife At The End Of Life

You're familiar with the role of a midwife: assist mothers-to-be with bringing their children into the world. But the ancient role of midwife has been given a twist: now you can be a DEATH midwife, helping people OUT of the world. Kate Riley is certified as a death midwife, dedicated to making dying people and their loved ones comfortable with the process of dying. She is the author of a book about her mother's death, Launching Vee's Chariot: An End-of-Life Tale .

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California's Unemployment Rate Fell In February

Too Much Experience To Be Hired? Some Older Americans Face Age Bias

Most baby boomers say that they plan to keep working past conventional retirement age. But to do that, they have to get hired first. New research shows that can be harder when you're older. The study was conducted by David Neumark, who is a professor of economics at the University of California, Irvine, and two other economists. They sent out 40,000 resumes for thousands of real jobs. The resumes for any given job were identical except for age. "The call-back rate — the rate by which...

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March Madness Vasectomies Encourage Guys To Take One For The Team

Doctors say it all started eight years ago, when a urology clinic in Oregon ran an ad promoting the benefits of scheduling a vasectomy in March. "You go in for a little snip, snip and come out with doctor's orders to sit back and watch nonstop basketball," the voice-over promises. "If you miss out on this, you'll end up recovering during a weekend marathon of Desperate Housewives !" Copycat ads followed. Now a sports radio show in Washington, D.C., has an annual Vasectomy Madness contest,...

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Tony Trischka and Territory Live Session

Nov 20, 2012
Qamuuqin Maxwell

Banjo virtuoso Tony Trischka and members of his band Territory perform a few tunes and talk about the history and progression of banjo in America.

Harry Manx Live Session

Nov 9, 2012
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Canadian bluesman Harry Manx visits with JPR's Eric Teel and plays a few songs on his mohan veena.

Kaki King Live Session

Oct 26, 2012

Guitar god Kaki King sits down with JPR's Eric Teel for conversation and live performance of songs from her latest release, Glow.

Field Report Live Session

Oct 15, 2012

Milwaukee-based band Field Report stop by the JPR studios to talk about their debut album and perform a few songs.

Mindy Smith Live Session

Sep 24, 2012

This live session archive from September 24th, 2012 features artist Mindy Smith and friends.

Ian Ethan Case Live Session

Sep 19, 2012
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First discovered by JPR online, Ian Ethan Case's deft fingers and unusual approach to guitar playing left us all with a beautiful live session that featured an amazing piece he wrote for his new kalimba album.

Barr Brothers Live Session

Aug 31, 2012
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The Barr Brothers brought their unusual musical setup (including pump organ and concert harp) into JPR's tiny studios for a live session and performances of songs from their self-titled album.

Jessie Harris Live Session

Aug 16, 2012

This live session from August 16th, 2012 features artist Jessie Harris.

Cory Chisel & the Wandering Sons Live Session

Aug 14, 2012

Cory Chisel, with help from Adriel Denae, visited with JPR's Eric Teel for one of our favorite live sessions. He played a few songs from his latest record Old Believers.

Ottmar Liebert Live Session

Jul 30, 2012

This live session archive from July 30th, 2012 features artist Ottmar Liebert.

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