Congress To Make Members Pay Out Of Pocket For Sexual Harassment Settlements

Updated at 7:20 p.m. ET Congressional negotiators have reached an agreement to overhaul the system for handling accusations of sexual misconduct against members, including a requirement that members pay out of pocket for some settlements and court judgments. "For too long, victims of sexual harassment in Congress have been forced into a process that lacks transparency and accountability, and fails them at a time when they need the most support," said Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., a lead...

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JPR Live Session: The Milk Carton Kids

All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn't Do marks the first time that The Milk Carton Kids (acoustic duo Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale) have brought a band into the studio with them. " We wanted to do something new, " Pattengale says. " We had been going around the country yet another time to do the duo show, going to the places we'd been before. There arose some sort of need for change. " " Musically we knew we were going to make the record with a bigger sonic palette, " says Ryan. " It was liberating to know we wouldn’t have to be able to carry every song with just our two guitars. "

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Fires And The Ripple Effect On Housing

Housing is already tight in both Oregon and California, and the Camp Fire wiped out nearly 14,000 homes in a single day. Many decisions remain to be made about the future of Paradise, where most of the homes were lost. But there's a ripple effect elsewhere, as people driven out by the fire seek new places to live, either for now or for good. We talk about the impacts with Steve Bade, who runs the Community Development office in Redding, Ryan Buras, a housing specialist at FEMA , Christina Curry at Cal OES, and Ashland realtor Colin Mullane, who is a past president of the Oregon Association of Realtors .

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'Rethinking The Past' In The Aftermath Of California's Deadly Wildfires

From the air, the scale of the devastation in and around Paradise, Calif., is, simply put, alarming. Whole neighborhoods and commercial districts are completely decimated, turned to rubble amidst the tall, orange-singed pine trees with blackened trunks. Deeper into the mountains, illegal pot plantations were suddenly exposed — and charred. Then there's the odd home on a ridge top or Rite Aid store that's been randomly spared. "See how hot that burned, there's nothing left down there," says...

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A Song Of Tribute To The Lost Town Of Paradise

In the aftermath of the Camp Fire, two musicians from Paradise, Calif., wrote a tribute to their hometown which was destroyed by the fire. The song, called "One of These Days," quickly went viral online. I can still remember the first time that I fell in love with this town. The tall green trees, the mountain breeze, the girl that made me shake in my knees. I'm going to miss it. I already miss it. One of these days we're going to see the sunset rise in Paradise, one of these days we're gonna...

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Jerry Douglas Live Session

Jun 13, 2013
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World renowned dobro virtuoso Jerry Douglas visited JPR's Redding studios prior to performing at The Cascade Theatre and talked about his incredibly prolific recording career, his role in the O Brother, Where Art Thou? musical sensation, and his years with Alison Krauss & Union Station.

Tarmac Adam Live Session

May 31, 2013
Qamuuqin Maxwell

This live session archive from May 31st, 2013 features artist Tarmac Adams.

Laura Cortese Live Session

May 27, 2013

This live session archive from May 27th, 2013 features artist Laura Cortese.

California-based The Lonely Wild dropped by JPR to talk about their interest in the music of Ennio Morricone, and the tragic event that marked their recent recording session. 

Stephen Kellogg Live Session

May 15, 2013
Qamuuqin Maxwell

This archived live session from May 15th, 2013 features Stephen Kellogg.

Sara Watkins Live Session

May 14, 2013
Qamuuqin Maxwell

Sara Watkins dropped by JPR to talk about her nearly two decades in Nickel Creek, her guest host appearance on A Prairie Home Companion, and her newest album Sun Midnight Sun. Her brother Sean accompanies her on guitar and harmony vocals.

Ellis Paul & Rebecca Loebe Live Session

May 3, 2013
Qamuuqin Maxwell

Ellis Paul, now referred to as the "Dean of the Boston singer/songwriter scene," and Austin, Texas-based singer/songwriter Rebecca Loebe visited JPR to talk about their respective careers and play a few tunes ahead of their concert in Ashland.

Väsen Live Session

Apr 22, 2013
Qamuuqin Maxwell

This live session archive from April 22nd, 2013 features artist Väsen.

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.

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