Justice Department Sues To Block AT&T's Merger With Time Warner

The Department of Justice is suing to block AT&T's purchase of Time Warner, legally challenging a $85 billion deal that would give the telecom giant control of a media empire including CNN, Warner Brothers, HBO, and other major media brands. The DOJ's case against the merger suggests that together, the companies would control so much of both what people watch and how they watch it, that they could push both competitors and consumers to pay more. AT&T owns nationwide satellite provider DirecTV...

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JPR Live Session: The Shook Twins (2017)

Born and raised in Sandpoint Idaho, Shook Twins are an Indie folk-pop band hailing from Portland, Oregon. Identical twins, Katelyn and Laurie are the main songwriters, but they also back up their band member Niko Slice (electric guitar, mandolin and vocals) adding his uniquely compelling songs to the mix. Barra Brown is on Drums, vocals and Drum Pad, and Josh Simon is on Bass, vocals, Electric guitar, and synth.

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Why 1000 Friends Fought Medford Solar Farm

Placing a bunch of solar panels in a rural area is often referred to as a "solar farm." But it's not like actual farming can go on around the solar arrays, and that's what troubles 1000 Friends of Oregon . The land-use group works to make sure property owners and planners comply with Oregon land-use law. And the group took exception to a solar farm approved for use on farmland near Medford, appealing the approval and getting it overturned.

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Baby Animal Profile: Whetu, The Kiwi Chick

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHnu9mBuj6c The past few months have been a whirlwind for kiwi chick Whetu, pronounced FEH-too. Just hatched July 30, Whetu hit the Internet before she could breathe air outside her eggshell. She's the youngest of the brown kiwi family at the Smithsonian Conservation Biological Institute - a sister facility to the Smithsonian National Zoo. Though she was a summer hatchling, Whetu's name announcement came just last week. And via Twitter, no less. More than 1,200...

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Keystone XL Pipeline Gets Regulators' OK In Nebraska, Clearing Key Hurdle

The Keystone XL pipeline, an $8 billion project that has attracted significant protest from environmental groups, has cleared a major regulatory hurdle on its path to completion. On Monday, the Nebraska Public Service Commission certified the pipeline to run through the state. The commission — "an elected panel of four Republicans and one Democrat," according to The New York Times — approved the project by a 3-2 vote Monday. Though they did so with some reservations: The regulators rejected...

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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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