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.
In California, Salinan Indians Are Trying To Reclaim Their Culture And Land Allison Herrera is a Salinan Indian, a California tribe that's not recognized by the federal government and has no land or sovereignty. She explains how that happened and what Salinans can do now to reclaim their culture — and perhaps their land.
'The Last Jedi' Is Not More Of The Same In 'Star Wars' Franchise A review of <em>Star Wars: The Last Jedi,</em> the latest in the intergalactic franchise. Fans are especially excited to see what happens to General Leia, played by Carrie Fisher, who died earlier this year.
How A Trial In A Federal Courthouse In Manhattan Is Riveting The Turkish Government Star witnesses have testified that the scheme of a Turkish-Iranian gold trader charged with conspiring to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran was broader, and possibly involved the Turkish President.
Palestinians Face Pressure To Assimilate In Jerusalem President Trump may have handed Israel a symbolic victory with his recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, but every day in East Jerusalem, Palestinians face pressures to assimilate. With hope for a two-state solution dwindling, more families are applying for Israeli passports, and more Palestinian children are attending schools that teach the official Israeli curriculum.
Nancy French On Implications Of Alabama Election For Christian Conservatives Nancy French is a Southern, conservative Christian writer who has written about her experience as the victim of childhood sexual abuse, her break with the Republican Party over Donald Trump's presidential candidacy and about empathizing with Roy Moore's Moore's accusers. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with French about Alabama's special election and its implications for Christian conservatives.
Chicago Neighborhoods Are Trying To Adapt The 'Village Movement' Structure In its 17 years, the "village movement" — that aims to let the elderly age in their homes — has taken root mostly in well-off, white communities. Activists are now trying to adapt it to poorer, minority communities, such as the Englewood neighborhood in south Chicago.
Deputy AG Rosenstein Defends Special Counsel Investigation Before Congress Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testified before Congress on Wednesday. Rosenstein defended the special counsel in the face of Republicans' allegations of anti-Trump political bias among the investigators.
African-American Voters Turned Out In Alabama's U.S. Senate Election African-American voters turned out in big numbers to help propel Democrat Doug Jones' upset victory in the Alabama U.S. Senate race. It was a surprising show of political muscle by a community that's been locked out of power in a Republican-dominated state.
Trump Says Republicans Are Close To Passing Tax Bill In a speech Wednesday, President Trump made the case for why the Republican tax measure would be good for Americans. The remarks come after a big political loss for the president in Alabama.
Republicans Reconcile House And Senate Versions Of Tax Deal House and Senate Republicans have agreed on a final tax deal. GOP leaders hope to pass the bill next week and achieve their first major legislative achievement this year.
For The Oklahoma City Zoo, Hippos Are A Christmas Tradition NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Gayla Peevey, who sang the original version of "I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas" in 1953. That song helped the Oklahoma City Zoo get its first hippo — and this past week, Peevey welcomed the zoo's newest hippo addition.
Many South Africans Are Disenchanted With Governing Of African National Congress South African President Jacob Zuma is plagued by allegations of corruption, which have tainted the image of his governing of the African National Congress. The party is deeply split ahead of its leadership conference this weekend, where a new leader will be chosen.
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