Surfers Undeterred By Warnings, Head To Beaches For Hurricane Jose

With a tropical storm warning in effect for Rhode Island and the South Coast of Massachusetts, stormy waters have already swept several people off rocks in Narragansett. In Newport, officials are warning residents to stay out of the water as Hurricane Jose brings rip tides and heavy surf. But the weather has area surfers hitting the beach. About a dozen people were out catching waves at Narragansett Town beach Monday morning, as the swells grew. According to surf reports, waves are expected...

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Former Secretary of State John Kerry is at Yale University this academic year to collaborate with faculty and students. This week, he’s hosting a series of talks on the lasting impacts of climate change.

Varieties of marijuana.
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Before retail sales of marijuana begin in Massachusetts, researchers are studying the drug's current effect on public safety.

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President Trump delivered a stern warning to North Korea's leader at the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday.

It does not take a hurricane to put nursing home residents at risk when disaster strikes.

Around the country, facilities have been caught unprepared for far more mundane emergencies than the hurricanes that struck Florida and Houston, according to an examination of federal inspection records. And these nursing homes rarely face severe reprimands, even when inspectors identify repeated lapses.

In some cases, nursing homes failed to prepare for even the most basic contingencies.

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News Now Podcast

Some immigrants without authorization who've been victims of crimes may be eligible for a U visa. Here, immigration lawyer Susan Roses, left, reviews documents and with Antonia concerning her U-visa filing.
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NEPR News Now Podcast: Visas For Victims, Sperm Warnings, Statehouse Fairytales, 'Beasts' Book

NEPR News Now is a collection of recent features, interviews and commentaries.

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Commentary

Proof In the Pudding: An Encounter With Modesty

Aug 24, 2017
Corn meal mush.
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Earlier this month, the renowned cookbook editor Judith Jones died in her Vermont home at age 93. Jones is celebrated for editing "Mastering The Art of French Cooking" and introducing Julia Child to the world. Commentator Martha Ackmann once judged a cooking contest with the famous editor.  

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Classical Music

Duo Orfeo guitarist Joseph Ricker (left) & NEPR's John Nowacki (right)
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Duo Orfeo Guitarist Joseph Ricker And Their Newest CD

Guitarists Joseph Ricker and Jamie Balmer comprise the Duo Orfeo. They've been described as "brilliant" and "wild-thinking artists," and are known for bringing to life an eclectic and relevatory classical guitar repertory.

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Jazz à la Mode

Illinois Jacquet
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Jean Baptiste "Illinois" Jacquet

Scott Hamilton, the great tenor saxophonist and keeper of the flame, posted concert footage of Jacquet playing “Blues for Louisiana” on Facebook on September 6.

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Tochi Onyebuchi of New Haven, Conn., is the author of "Beasts Made of Night."
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Back-To-School Book Series: Tochi Onyebuchi's 'Beasts Made Of Night'

We wrap up our back-to-school book series with a tale of good versus evil.

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Media Lab Podcast

NEPR Media Lab - Active Hope

Devyn Moreno starts this podcast off with his piece about the video game, Call of Duty. Diamond Jimenez shares her commentary "Glasses", and finishing with a piece by Wesley Days who interviews his grandmother about growing up in the south during the Jim Crow era.

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IN CONTRAST: Barry Moser

Barry Moser is an illustrator, designer and printer with over 300 titles to his credit including Moby Dick, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Divine Comedy as well as contemporary works by Ken Kesey and Barry Lopez. His Pennyroyal Caxton edition of the King James Bible is the first bible illustrated by one artist since Gustave Dore’s La Sainte Bible of 1865.

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NEPR Back To School Series

Back To School

As summer nears its end — we are going back to school. Find interviews with New England authors of kids books during Morning Edition and online.

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