Latest News from NPR

on:

NCPR is supported by:

 
Hourly Newscast
4 min., 45 sec.

Programs

Latest program rundown

Coming up:

Latest Features:
July 29, 2014 | NPR · House and Senate negotiators reached a compromise, $17 billion agreement to improve medical care for veterans. The deal comes in the final week before Congress leaves town for a monthlong recess.
 
July 29, 2014 | NPR · Washington Post reporter Liz Sly tells Renee Montagne that U.S. arms may be flowing to moderate Syrian rebels, but the aid seems to be too little too late to affect the course of the civil war.
 
AFP/Getty Images
July 28, 2014 | NPR · The militant group threatens to kill parents who immunize their children. As a result, polio has come roaring back in Pakistan. Eradication now hinges on whether the country can control the virus.
 

Latest program rundown

Coming up:

Latest Features:
July 28, 2014 | NPR · A new salvo has been fired in the fight over teacher tenure. A group led by former TV anchor Campbell Brown filed a complaint in New York state court, arguing that tenure laws are preventing the state from providing every child with the "sound, basic education" its constitution guarantees.
 
WNYC
July 28, 2014 | NPR · Why are so many low-income and minority kids getting second-class educations in the U.S.? That question is at the center of the heated debate about tenure protections and who gets them.
 
July 28, 2014 | NPR · Only one movie in July, Transformers: Age of Extinction, has broken the 100 million mark during its opening weekend. Box office receipts all summer have proven anemic. Paul Dergarabedian, a senior media analyst with RENTRAK, talks to Audie Cornish about the box office slump.
 

Latest Saturday rundown




WE Saturday Feature

July 26, 2014 | NPR · Hezbollah has been a longtime ally of Hamas, but during this most recent conflict between Israel and Gaza they've taken a sideline role. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the BBC's Kim Ghattas in Beirut.
 

Latest Sunday rundown


WE Sunday Feature

July 27, 2014 | NPR · Fighting in Ukraine near the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has international investigators staying away. NPR's Arun Rath talks with OSCE's Michael Bociurkiw about the investigation.
 

Latest program rundown

Coming up:

The Immigration Debate

Jul 7, 2011 — Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, recently revealed he has been living in the U.S. illegally since he was 12. "This country is not going to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants," he says. "What are we supposed to do with them?"
Launch in player | Comments |
Aug 13, 2008 — An unusual advertising campaign in Spanish-language newspapers and radio stations calls for undocumented immigrants to turn themselves in. The ads are part of a new self-deportation program sponsored by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). James T. Hayes, who heads the program, explains the ad campaign and whether it's working.
Launch in player | Comments |
Aug 13, 2008 — Charles Kuck is president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and discusses the belief by some that a government ad campaign is employing scare tactics to pressure undocumented workers to self-deport. Kuck is joined by lawyer and Spanish-language radio host Jay Marks, who shares what his listeners are saying about the self-deportation program.
Launch in player | Comments |
May 28, 2008 — Former Mexican President Vicente Fox discusses Mexico's war on drugs, the alarming number of young women in the country whose murders remain unsolved, and why he takes issue with U.S. border fences. Fox also weighs in on the race for the White House.
Launch in player | Comments |
May 6, 2008 — New census data shows that about a quarter of children younger than five in the U.S. are of Hispanic decent. Pedro Noguera, professor of education at New York University; and Jeffrey Passel, from the Pew Hispanic Center, discuss the rising number of Latino children and what it means for America.
Launch in player | Comments |
Nov 5, 2007 — It was once considered a staple of federal law enforcement, but state and local governments across the country are now attempting to influence the movement of undocumented workers and their families. Residents in Prince William County, Va., where recently passed anti-illegal immigration measures are on the minds of voters, are preparing for upcoming local elections.
Launch in player | Comments |
Oct 24, 2007 — Democrats failed to win a key test vote Wednesday on a measure to allow certain illegal immigrant children to put themselves on a path to citizenship if they go to college or join the military.
Launch in player | Comments |
Oct 15, 2007 — In recent months, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have raided factories, farms and restaurants across the country — arresting laborers allegedly working in the U.S. illegally. Guests discuss how the crackdown has affected businesses that rely on an immigrant work force.
Launch in player | Comments |
Oct 5, 2007 — The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is stepping-up its efforts to find and arrest illegal immigrants. Julie Myers, who leads ICE, explains how and why the agency conducts the raids and responds to widespread criticism of the agency's efforts.
Launch in player | Comments |
Oct 3, 2007 — The Department of Homeland Security is suing Illinois over its new law to keep employers there from enrolling in a federal program that verifies the legal status of job applicants. Lawmakers and rights groups say the E-Verify system is flawed.
Launch in player | Comments |
more The Immigration Debate from NPR