DACA Troubles Could Put Spending Bill In Peril

Congressional leaders plan to vote later this week on a month-long spending bill but the ongoing fight over immigration threatens to derail the plan days before the Friday deadline to prevent a government shutdown. Republican leaders say they are confident that Congress will vote this week to extend current spending levels until February 16 but Democrats and some far-right conservatives are threatening to block the legislation. Democrats say they are unwilling to vote for a spending bill that...

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JPR Live Session: Esmé Patterson

Originally from Colorado and initially part of the folk band Paper Bird with her sister Genevieve, Esmé Patterson has increasingly let loose her inner rocker on each new solo album — particularly on her third record, released in June of 2016, titled We Were Wild .

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Historian Tracks American Decline As A Superpower

It was Henry Luce, the publisher of Time magazine, who declared an "American Century" in early 1941. Historian Alfred W. McCoy is not at all convinced we'll get the full 100 years. McCoy has long observed the methods America has used to maintain its position as a superpower. He sees China using its own methods to put the United States in the back seat, sooner rather than later. McCoy's latest book is In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of US Global Power .

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Black Holes: Where Reality Beats Fiction

Last week, the PBS series Nova presented an episode on black holes , these most mysterious and mind-boggling physical objects. Hosted by astrophysicist Janna Levin from Barnard College in New York, the episode was truly fantastic. Very clear science and stunning graphics. Levin was gracious and fun, the kind of benevolent teacher you want for your kids. The text was tight, with the narration closely following the quotes from the many invited guests. And the science, of course, was nothing...

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Here's Just How Little Confidence Americans Have In Political Institutions

Trust in the institutions that have been the pillars of U.S. politics and capitalism is crumbling. That is one finding from the latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll , which shows that Americans have limited confidence in its public schools, courts, organized labor and banks — and even less confidence in big business, the presidency, the political parties and the media. The only institution that Americans have overwhelming faith in is the military — 87 percent say they have a great deal or...

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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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