Republicans Scrap Health Care Vote — Again; Trump Blasts 'So-Called Republicans'

Updated at 3:35 p.m. ET Republicans are once again waving the white flag on health care. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that he is pulling the Republican health care bill because it does not have the votes. Rather than endure another embarrassing vote that sees his caucus come up short, the senators agreed in a closed-door meeting to shelve the bill. It's another chapter in months of GOP failure to unite on a replacement of the current health care law, the Affordable Care...

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JPR Live Session: Willie Watson (2017)

For nearly two decades, Willie Watson has made modern folk music rooted in older traditions. He’s a folksinger in the classic sense: a singer, storyteller, and traveler, with a catalog of songs that bridge the gap between the past and present. On Folksinger Vol. 2 , he acts as a modern interpreter of older songs, passing along his own version of the music that came long before him.

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Inside The Mind Of Your Dog

Well, this was predictable... after all the experiments with people in real time or "functional" MRI scanners (fMRI), somebody got a dog in there. And a few other animals as well. Snicker if you must, but we now know more about what goes on in the brains of animals. And it's pretty fascinating stuff, giving us clues to the mind functions of individual animals. Gregory Berns lays out the findings in the book What It's Like to Be a Dog: And Other Adventures in Animal Neuroscience .

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Most States Plan To Use Student Absences To Measure School Success

How do you judge how good a school is? Test scores? Culture? Attendance? In the new federal education law (the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA) states are asked to use five measures of student success. The first four are related to academics — like annual tests and graduation rates. The fourth measures proficiency of English language learners. The fifth is the wild card — aimed at measuring "student success or school quality" — and the law leaves it to states to decide. The final state...

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Saudi Arabia Says It Will End Ban And Allow Women To Drive

Updated at 5:10 p.m. ET Saudi Arabia has reversed its long-standing and widely criticized ban against women driving. Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud issued an order on Tuesday that paves the way for women to obtain driver's licenses, according to Saudi state media . The king weighed the negative and positive points of the ban on women driving, the official Saudi Press Agency wrote, while also making sure that any new law was in compliance with Islamic law. SPA said the...

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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.

Nels Andrews Live Session

Jan 23, 2013
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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.

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