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Wildfire Agencies Make Plans To Coordinate Better

After nearly a week of fighting dozens of lightning-caused fires, agencies in several levels of government announced plans to better coordinate the firefighting.

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JPR Live Session: Michael Rault

Michael Rault ’s second full-length, It’s A New Day Tonight , has its home in the darkness, like much rock and roll—many of its songs look at nocturnal activities, particularly sleep. “ Sleeping and dreaming were attractive concepts, ” says Rault. “ I was looking for an escape from a lot of frustrating and dissatisfying conditions in my day-to-day life. ”

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ICE Detainees Cast New Light On Conditions Inside Oregon Prison

Thoughts of suicide, hours of confinement and denial of medical care are among the complaints outlined in new federal court documents from immigration detainees being held at the Sheridan Federal Correctional Institution in Sheridan, Oregon. I feel bad. I get depressed. I have thought about taking my life because I had never been locked up, said one detainee, identified in court documents as ICE Detainee No. 3. On Wednesday, Oregon's federal public defender filed five habeas corpus petitions...

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Can 'Moneyball' Fix How The West Manages Wildfire?

"Deliberate use of fire, as well as control of wildfires, must be an integral part of the planning process. Thomas C. Nelson, Deputy Forest Service Chief, in 1979. The U.S. government spent a record $2.9 billion fighting wildfires last year. This year is shaping up to be another costly fire season. It doesnt have to be that way. Up against pressure from politicians and the public, risk-averse bureaucracies drive their fire managers to spend millions of dollars suppressing wildfires that pose...

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Andrew Bowen for Capital Public Radio

How Helpful Is The California Democratic Party’s Endorsement Of Kevin De León Over Dianne Feinstein?

California state Sen. Kevin de León got a boost over the weekend in his underdog campaign to unseat U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein this fall: an endorsement from the state Democratic Party.

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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.

Harry Manx Live Session

Nov 9, 2012
Qamuuqin Maxwell

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
Qamuuqin Maxwell

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.

Barr Brothers Live Session

Aug 31, 2012
Qamuuqin Maxwell

The Barr Brothers brought their unusual musical setup (including pump organ and concert harp) into JPR's tiny studios for a live session and performances of songs from their self-titled album.

Jessie Harris Live Session

Aug 16, 2012

This live session from August 16th, 2012 features artist Jessie Harris.

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