President Obama Addresses the Nation on Immigration President Obama will address the nation tonight at 5pm from the White House to unveil executive actions on immigration. KCRW will carry live anchored special coverage hosted by NPR's Melissa Block that will include the President's speech and analysis.
GOP Health Care Bill Appears Dead After Sen. Collins Declares Opposition The latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act appears to be blocked after Maine Sen. Susan Collins opposed the bill. Her opposition means the bill cannot pass the Senate with only GOP support.
Rental Firms' Disaster Readiness May Help Usher The Age Of Self-Driving Cars With more than 1 million autos damaged in recent hurricanes, rental firms have had to move cars quickly into affected areas. That involves tech tools and data, keys to a future of autonomous fleets.
Far-Right Gains Set To Alter Germany's Relationship With U.S, E.U. Angela Merkel won her fourth term as chancellor of Germany Sunday, but a far-right party also gained unprecedented representation. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Karen Donfried of the German Marshall Fund, on what the election means for Germany and the U.S.
'Nomadland' Tracks Rising Number Of Americans Living On The Road A new book by the journalist Jessica Bruder describes the increasing number of Americans living on the road, often in RVs, moving from job to job as a way to avoid the expense of a permanent home. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Bruder about her book, <em>Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century</em>.
Iraqi Kurds Vote On Independence In Historic Referendum Iraqi Kurds voted on Monday in a referendum on whether to seek independence from Iraq. Neighboring countries worry an independent Kurdistan could destabilize the region.
Germany's Angela Merkel Wins 4th Term As Far-Right Party Gains Power Angela Merkel is chancellor of Germany again, but her party lost a lot of support, and the far right are in parliament for the first time in decades. The election results are a major shock for Germany's political establishment.
60 Years Later, Remembering The Little Rock Nine And School Integration The eight living members of the Little Rock Nine join former President Clinton to commemorate 60 years since Central High School was the nation's battleground over school integration. In 1957, the segregationist governor of Arkansas called up the state's National Guard to keep nine African-American students out of Central High. President Eisenhower federalized the guard and sent in the 101st Airborne to escort the students to class.
NFL National Anthem Protests Recall History Of Sports And Politics NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with sports journalist Bruce Schoenfeld about the history of black athletes using their platforms for political protests.
American Hospital Association CEO Explains His Opposition To Graham-Cassidy Bill NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Rick Pollack, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association, about his opposition to the Graham-Cassidy health care reform bill. He says the bill risks losing tens of millions of people's insurance and does nothing to stabilize the insurance market.
GOP Lawmakers Present Revised Version Of Graham-Cassidy Health Bill Lawmakers presented a revised vision of the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, and on Monday, several witnesses talked about the bill at a Senate Finance Committee hearing.
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