FEMA Wants Puerto Rico To Start Paying For Part Of Its Recovery

Eleven months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has said that the island's emergency is over. And because of that, the agency has begun scaling back its financial assistance to the island. On Wednesday, FEMA denied a request from the island's governor for the federal agency to continue covering 100 percent of the cost of emergency work – including power restoration , debris cleanup and other recovery efforts. Instead, FEMA has said that...

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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.

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Politics Of Wildfires: Biggest Battle Is In California's Capital

As California's enormous wildfires continue to set records for the second year in a row, state lawmakers are scrambling to close gaps in state law that could help curb future fires, or make the difference between life and death once a blaze breaks out. While the biggest political battle in Sacramento is focused on utility liability laws , lawmakers are also rushing to change state laws around forest management and emergency alerts before the legislative sessions ends this month. A special...

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FDA Approves New Generic Version Of The EpiPen For Allergic Reactions

Editor's note: Story updated with additional information about generic pricing on August 17. The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first identical alternative to the EpiPen, which is widely used to save children and adults suffering from dangerous allergic reactions. The FDA Thursday authorized Teva Pharmaceuticals USA to sell generic versions of the EpiPen and EpiPen Jr for adults and children who weigh more than 33 pounds. The devices enable people to automatically inject the...

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Bee Eaters Live Session

Feb 8, 2012
Qamuuqin Maxwell

The Bee Eaters, featuring State of Jefferson locals Tristan and Tashina Clarridge, with Simon Christman returned to JPR to showcase their new trio sound.

Catherine MacLellan Live Session

Aug 27, 2011

This live session archive from August 27th, 2011 features artist Catherine MacLellan.

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings Live Session

Aug 1, 2011

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings are a Canadian folk rock/alternative country band with blues and country influences. The group was formed in 1996 and features the amazing songwriters Tom Wilson, Stephen Fearing, and Colin Linden.

Secret Sisters Live Session

Jun 22, 2011

This live session archive from June 22nd, 2011 features the band Secret Sisters, which is composed of Laura and Lydia Rogers.

William Fitzsimmons Live Session

May 9, 2011

This archived live session from May 9th, 2011 features artist William Fitzsimmons.

Pato Banton Live Session

May 3, 2011

This live session archive from May 3rd, 2011 features artist Pato Banton.

Cas Haley Live Session

Mar 27, 2011
Qamuuqin Maxwell

This archived session from March 27th, 2011 features Cas Haley.

Chris Smither Live Session Archive

Feb 27, 2011

This archived live session from February 27th, 2011 features artist Chris Smither.

Meg Hutchinson Live Session

Nov 19, 2010
Geoff Riley

This live session archive from November 19th, 2011 features artist Meg Hutchinson.

Wood Brothers Live Session

Sep 20, 2010
Mark Butterfield

This live session archive from October 20th, 2009 features band The Wood Brothers, made up of brothers Chris and Oliver Wood and full-time band member Jano Rix.

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