Senate Democrats Threaten Lawsuit Over Kavanaugh Documents

Senate Democrats threatened to sue the National Archives to obtain documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's career as a White House official during President George W. Bush's administration. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., told reporters Thursday that Democrats will file a lawsuit if the National Archives does not respond to their Freedom of Information Act request. The suit is a last-ditch effort to obtain the documents ahead of confirmation hearings set begin...

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JPR Live Session: Heather Maloney

Massachusetts writer and song-singer Heather Maloney celebrates the release her 2018 EP, Just Enough Sun . The six songs (five new originals and a cover of Dylan's "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall") were recorded as mostly single-take, live performances in a room where instruments bled into vocal mics and vocals into instruments.

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Ian Poellet, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=27045930

Medford Considers Hiring Homeless People To Clean Streets

Medford is one of many cities dealing with rising numbers of people living on the streets. And along with them come rising complaints about trash and a general decline in cleanliness downtown. The city government and Rogue Retreat , which works to house homeless people, are working together on a concept in which people seeking shelter would take part in cleaning up the streets. Similar programs already exist in Washington, DC and other cities. Medford City Manager Brian Sjothun wears an additional hat as the board chair of the Continuum of Care in the Rogue Valley.

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Aretha Franklin Was America's Truest Voice

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ou2vVeRXO_s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ux3-jpubHeU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHsnZT7Z2yQ Aretha Franklin 's voice is the voice of America. No other contemporary artist embodied the nation's brash optimism with as much flair, nor exemplified its sorrow-forged resilience as convincingly. No one better expressed American joy. Her murmurs gave shape to a sensuality that defeated repressive moral codes and replaced them with the commandments of tenderness...

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We're Putting More Homes On Wild Lands And In The Path Of Wildfires

Chris Hopkins moved to Pine Forest for the trees. He was drawn to the hilly, forested community in Washingtons Methow Valley, and decided to build a cabin there in the 1990s, "before we really knew about fire danger," he said. Then came the Carlton Complex in 2014, which burned more than 250,000 acres just down the valley from Pine Forest. And then the Twisp River Fire the following year. It came even closer to Pine Forest and killed three young firefighters. Chriss brother lost his home in...

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Colin Hay Live Session

Apr 10, 2013
Qamuuqin Maxwell

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
Qamuuqin Maxwell

This archived live session from March 18th, 2013 features artists Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer.

Erin McKeown

Mar 8, 2013
Qamuuqin Maxwell

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.

Nels Andrews Live Session

Jan 23, 2013
Qamuuqin Maxwell

Singer/songwriter Nels Andrews visits with JPR's Eric Teel about his move from the American southwest to New York, and performs songs from his new album Scrimshaw.

Steph Macpherson Live Session

Jan 21, 2013

This live session from January 21st, 2013 features artist Steph Macpherson.

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.

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