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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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.

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
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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
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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.

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