'Today Is A Day Of Mourning': Remembering The Victims Of Spain's Terror Attacks

Updated at 5:17 p.m. ET As the chaos of the past 24 hours settles in Spain, a clearer picture of the human cost in Barcelona and Cambrils is beginning to emerge — and one thing, at least, is becoming more apparent by the hour: Spain's deadliest terror attack in more than a decade claimed lives and damaged others from just about every continent. At least 13 people were killed and more than 100 were injured Thursday when a driver mowed down the crowds that regularly throng Barcelona's Las...

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JPR Live Session: Eddie Berman

Eddie Berman grew up in Southern California and taught himself guitar and piano. He fell in love with the troubadour styles of Bob Dylan and Dave Van Ronk as a teenager and learned to fingerpick on his father’s 1950s Martin guitar, first writing his own songs as a college student at Berkeley. He made waves in the acoustic music world half a decade ago when his bedroom demos were given significant airplay on influential LA radio station KCRW.

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Scrambling The Major Parties With "The Centrist Project"

The two major political parties have lost a bunch of ground in recent decades. The people who self-identify as "independent" far outnumber the people who identify as either Democrat or Republican. But nearly all major political figures are party members. That is precisely the situation the Centrist Project wants to change. The projects wants to get independent candidates elected at all levels of government, but especially the U.S. Senate... because electing a handful of independents would deny either party a majority.

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California Prepares For An Eclipse Of Its Solar Power

Spectators around the country are gearing up, eclipse glasses at the ready, for the solar eclipse on Monday. But another group — perhaps more anxious than eager — is preparing as well: the people who run California's electric grid. California is home to almost half of all the solar power in the country. So even a partial loss of the sun will mean a major dip in the energy supply. "We're doing a lot of coordination, a lot of preparation," says Deane Lyon, a manager at the California...

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Do Laptops Help Learning? A Look At The Only Statewide School Laptop Program

It was the year 2000 and Maine's governor at the time, Angus King, was excited about the Internet. The World Wide Web was still relatively young but King wanted every student in the state to have access to it. "Go into history class and the teacher says, 'Open your computer. We're going to go to rome.com and we're going to watch an archaeologist explore the Catacombs this morning in real time.' What a learning tool that is!" Fast-forward a couple of years and that dream became a reality....

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Colin Hay Live Session

Apr 10, 2013
Qamuuqin Maxwell

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
Qamuuqin Maxwell

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

Erin McKeown

Mar 8, 2013
Qamuuqin Maxwell

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.

Nels Andrews Live Session

Jan 23, 2013
Qamuuqin Maxwell

Singer/songwriter Nels Andrews visits with JPR's Eric Teel about his move from the American southwest to New York, and performs songs from his new album Scrimshaw.

Steph Macpherson Live Session

Jan 21, 2013

This live session from January 21st, 2013 features artist Steph Macpherson.

Matt the Electrician Live Session

Dec 13, 2012
Qamuuqin Maxwell

Austin singer/songwriter Matt the Electrician plays a few tunes live and talks about growing up in the State of Jefferson, rubbing elbows with the cast of Star Wars, and his life making music in Austin, Texas.

Lindi Ortega Live Session

Dec 12, 2012

The extraordinary Nashville-based Canadian retro-country singer and songwriter Lindi Ortega performs the title track from Cigarettes & Truckstops, plus one beautiful Hank Williams tune.

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.

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