49 Dead In 'Terrorist Attack' At 2 Mosques In Christchurch, New Zealand

Updated at 4:37 a.m. ET Forty-nine people are dead and at least 20 are seriously injured in what New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says "can now only be described as a terrorist attack." Two mosques in Christchurch were attacked Friday around the time of afternoon prayers. A male in his late 20s has been charged with murder, New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush said. Three other people were apprehended, though one of those people might not have been involved in the shootings....

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JPR Live Session: The Shook Twins (2019)

Everybody in your life will write his or her own chapter in your story. Take a step back, and you’ll see the influence of your loved ones, mentors, and friends in your decisions. Shook Twins refer to these folks in the title of their fourth album, Some Good Lives . Throughout fourteen tracks, the duo—identical twin sisters Katelyn Shook [vocals, guitar] and Laurie Shook [banjo, vocals]—pay homage to everyone from a late grandpa and godfather to Bernie Sanders.

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Getting More Sunshine Into Government Records

Sunshine Week sounds like something related to the arrival of spring, but it's really the other kind of sunshine: that kind that shines on the work of government. Or should, in theory. But journalists and other people interested in the workings of government often find themselves stuck in gaps in laws regulating public records and public meetings. Like in 2011, when two Oregonian reporters launched a criminal investigation into the Solar by Degrees program that led to $13 million — and counting — being returned to the state of Oregon. That's the power of public records. The Oregon Territory Society of Professional Journalists pushes for changes in state law to allow more sunshine.

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Does California Need A ‘Green New Deal’ Of Its Own?

The world has just 12 years to limit global warming to moderate levels, according to a recent United Nations report. In response, Democrats Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey laid out a grand plan for the nation to address climate change: the Green New Deal.

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Skipping School Around The World To Push For Action On Climate Change

Updated at 11:48 a.m. ET Thousands of students around the world skipped school school Friday to protest inaction on climate change. It was one of the largest turnouts so far in a months long movement that included the U.S. for the first time, in an event organizers call the " U.S. Youth Climate Strike ." The protests began last summer with teenager Greta Thunberg in Sweden , and gained attention when she delivered a powerful speech at the United Nations climate summit in December, chastising...

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Cas Haley Live Session

Mar 27, 2011
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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.

Tommy Emmanuel Live Session

Sep 3, 2010
Mark Butterfield

This archived live session features artist Tommy Emmanuel.

Darol Anger Live Session

Jul 13, 2010
Mark Butterfield

This archived live session from July 13th, 2010 features artist Darol Anger.

Jonatha Brooke Live Session

Apr 22, 2010

This live session from April 22nd, 2010 features artist Jonatha Brooke.

Kara Grainger Live Session Archive

Feb 24, 2010
Mark Butterfield

This live session archive from February 24th, 2010 features artist Kara Grainger.

Andrew Bird Live Session

Jul 16, 2009
Mark Butterfield

This archived live session from July 16th, 2009 features artist Andrew Bird.

Jesse Cook Live Session

Jul 11, 2008

This live session archive from July 11th, 2008 features artist Jesse Cook.

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