Bloomberg Promises $15 Million To Help Make Up For U.S. Withdrawal From Climate Deal

Michael Bloomberg is pledging to fill a funding gap created by President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, offering up to $15 million to support the U.N. agency that helps countries implement the agreement. "Americans will honor and fulfill the Paris Agreement by leading from the bottom up — and there isn't anything Washington can do to stop us," said Bloomberg , the former New York City mayor who now serves as the U.N.'s special envoy on cities and climate change. ...

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JPR Live Session: King Roy Wing

Chosen as JPR's regional favorite in the 2017 NPR Tiny Desk Contest, King Roy Wing is a quartet comprised of guitarist/singer/songwriter M. Henry, bassist and singer Jenika Smith, mandolinist Gaur Groover, and violinist and singer Hanna Winters. Their submission to the competition (shown below) featured the song "Orange Flower."

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The "Dangerous Years" Of Climate Change

If we all--all seven billion of us--got serious about reversing global warming today, change would not come overnight. This is the reality David Orr presents in his book Dangerous Years: Climate Change, the Long Emergency, and the Way Forward . He demonstrates the ways in which Earth is becoming a different planet from the one many of us knew. But there's some optimism in the book, too: Orr does not believe we're fated to destroy Earth.

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The Extended Beauty Of Photosynthesis

Now that we're well past the start of Spring, you're probably inured already to all the green. I mean, after those long months of winter, everyone's pumped about the first buds and shoots — so bright green and promising. But then, it's all ho-hum, leaves everywhere — whatever. Well, not me, pal. See, this Spring I've been digging in on photosynthesis for some research I'm doing and, I gotta tell you, it's blowing my mind. Now, for those of you who've been out of a bio class for a while, let's...

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Food Critic Now Halfway Through Taco-A-Day Quest. Will He Fold?

One taco is good, but two tacos are better. By that reasoning, hundreds of tacos should be incredible. And Mike Sutter, food critic for the San Antonio Express-News , is now about halfway through his " 365 Days of Tacos " quest to eat at a different taco joint every day for a year. So far, he's consumed about 700 tacos. Back in January, NPR's Kelly McEvers talked to Sutter as he set off on his taco trek. He did it before in 2015, when he consumed a whopping 1,600 of them. But then he moved to...

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California-based The Lonely Wild dropped by JPR to talk about their interest in the music of Ennio Morricone, and the tragic event that marked their recent recording session. 

Stephen Kellogg Live Session

May 15, 2013
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This archived live session from May 15th, 2013 features Stephen Kellogg.

Sara Watkins Live Session

May 14, 2013
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Sara Watkins dropped by JPR to talk about her nearly two decades in Nickel Creek, her guest host appearance on A Prairie Home Companion, and her newest album Sun Midnight Sun. Her brother Sean accompanies her on guitar and harmony vocals.

Ellis Paul & Rebecca Loebe Live Session

May 3, 2013
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Ellis Paul, now referred to as the "Dean of the Boston singer/songwriter scene," and Austin, Texas-based singer/songwriter Rebecca Loebe visited JPR to talk about their respective careers and play a few tunes ahead of their concert in Ashland.

Väsen Live Session

Apr 22, 2013
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This live session archive from April 22nd, 2013 features artist Väsen.

Colin Hay Live Session

Apr 10, 2013
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Singer/songwriter Colin Hay drops by JPR to talk about his years as a global rock star as the front man of Men@Work, the resurgence of his career after some fortuitous song placement in film and television, and his favorite European footballer.

Jamie N. Commons Live Session

Mar 23, 2013

The young British bluesman stopped by JPR for one of his very first US radio appearances, and gave us a special version of the tune that the TV Show The Walking Dead chose for it's theme song.

Anais Mitchell / Jefferson Hamer Live Session

Mar 18, 2013
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This archived live session from March 18th, 2013 features artists Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer.

Erin McKeown

Mar 8, 2013
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This archived live session from March 8th, 2013 features artist Erin McKeown.

Joshua James Live Session

Mar 5, 2013

This archived live session from March 5th, 2013 features Joshua James.

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