Attempts To Make Shutdown 'Painless' May Stretch Limits Of Federal Law

In its quest to blunt the effects of the partial government shutdown, the Trump administration is using broad legal interpretations to continue providing certain services. Critics argue that the administration is stretching — and possibly breaking — the law to help bolster President Trump's position in his fight with Democrats over funding for a border wall. Even with the creative use of loopholes and existing funds, though, the actions the administration is taking will be hard to sustain if...

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JPR Live Session: Anna Tivel (2018)

Anna Tivel reaches for that thread of understanding with her music, that moment of recognition, of shared experience. There are hundreds of thousands of miles on her touring odometer and each town is a tangled web of heartache and small reasons to believe. She gravitates toward the quiet stories of ordinary life. A homeless veteran sitting on a bench to watch the construction of a luxury hotel. A woman wondering about the life of the daughter she had to give up for adoption. Someone changing shape, someone falling in love, someone all alone.

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New Report Assesses Oregon's Community Health

The numbers come flying at us daily: unemployment reports, Dow Jones averages, top-grossing movies, you name it. But just once every year, the Oregon Community Foundation releases its TOP report, TOP standing for Tracking Oregon's Progress . Last year's TOP tracked several measures of success for children in the state, and found some issues. The new report is arriving now, accompanied by OCF's Sonia Worcel. Its title is "Oregonians Mobilizing for Change."

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Teenage Diver Finds Tons Of Golf Balls Rotting Off California

A diver in California has stumbled on an unexpected source of plastic waste in the ocean: golf balls. As the balls degrade, they can emit toxic chemicals. And there appear to be lots of them in certain places underwater — right next to coastal golf courses. Two years ago, a 16-year old diver named Alex Weber was swimming off Pebble Beach along the Pacific near Carmel, Calif. "My dad raised me underwater," says Weber, and she means it. She's a free diver: no scuba tanks; she just holds her...

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Federal Shutdown Has Meant Steep Health Bills For Some Families

Joseph Daskalakis' son Oliver was born on New Year's Eve, a little over a week into the current government shutdown, and about 10 weeks before he was expected. The prematurely born baby ended up in a specialized neonatal intensive care unit, the only one near the family's home in Lakeville, Minn., that could care for him. But Daskalakis, who works as an air traffic controller outside Minneapolis, has an additional worry: The hospital where his newborn son is being treated is not part of his...

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Ian Ethan Case Live Session

Sep 19, 2012
Qamuuqin Maxwell

First discovered by JPR online, Ian Ethan Case's deft fingers and unusual approach to guitar playing left us all with a beautiful live session that featured an amazing piece he wrote for his new kalimba album.

Barr Brothers Live Session

Aug 31, 2012
Qamuuqin Maxwell

The Barr Brothers brought their unusual musical setup (including pump organ and concert harp) into JPR's tiny studios for a live session and performances of songs from their self-titled album.

Jessie Harris Live Session

Aug 16, 2012

This live session from August 16th, 2012 features artist Jessie Harris.

Cory Chisel & the Wandering Sons Live Session

Aug 14, 2012

Cory Chisel, with help from Adriel Denae, visited with JPR's Eric Teel for one of our favorite live sessions. He played a few songs from his latest record Old Believers.

Ottmar Liebert Live Session

Jul 30, 2012

This live session archive from July 30th, 2012 features artist Ottmar Liebert.

Shook Twins

Jul 20, 2012
Qamuuqin Maxwell

This archived live session from July 20th, 2012 features identical twins Katelyn and Laurie Shook, Niko Daoussis, and Kyle Volkman, who make up the band Shook Twins.

ZZ Ward Live Session

Jul 17, 2012

This live session archive from July 17th, 2012 features artist ZZ Ward and guests.

Jake Shimabukuro Live Session

Jun 28, 2012

This live session archive from June 28th, 2012 features artist Jake Shimabukuro.

Maia Sharp Live Session

Jun 15, 2012

This archived live session features from June 15th, 2012 features artist Maia Sharp and guest Linda Taylor.

Tim Snider Live Session

Apr 17, 2012

This archived live session features artist Tim Snider.

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