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In New Orleans, Young Lives Adrift

Among U.S. cities, New Orleans has the third-highest rate of young people who are neither in school nor working. Craig Adams Jr. is trying not to be one of them.


Why Water Markets Might Work In California

When Australia suffered a drought in the 2000s, it set up markets to trade water rights. NPR's Rachel Martin asks McKenzie Funk whether water markets could help California allocate its limited water.


20 Years Later, Oklahoma City Bombing Victims Fight Stigmas

Twenty years after the Oklahoma City bombing, nearly one in four survivors has markers for PTSD. Counselors are still opening up new cases for first responders as a result of the bombing.


In 'Song Of Lahore,' A Race To Revive Pakistani Classical Music

In 1977, classical music virtually died in Pakistan when the government banned live concerts. Seven musicians are working to bring the art back, and a film premiering Saturday documents their quest.


The Cat-And-Mouse Game Of The Great Clinton Chase, Iowa Edition

Hillary Clinton's campaign went to great lengths to keep her events in Iowa this week intimate. That's easier said than done when the candidate is one of the world's most famous politicians.


A Ticking Clock Threatens Obama's Immigration Plan

A New Orleans federal appeals court case may determine whether the President can implement his immigration plan before his term is up.


Oklahoma Approves Nitrogen Asphyxiation For Executions

The new method was proposed after the botched execution by lethal injection last year of an Oklahoma inmate.


Hillary Clinton Supports Amendment To Get Hidden Money Out Of Politics

Clinton called campaign finance reform one of the "four big fights" of her campaign. But does this idea of a constitutional amendment to restrict or eliminate big money stand a chance?


NBA Players Union Head Michele Roberts Says No Lockout Expected

NPR's Audie Cornish interviews Michele Roberts who is the first woman to head a major North American professional sports union — the National Basketball Players Association.


First-Place Fake-Out: Woman Who Didn't Run Marathon Stripped Of Title

Race officials say Kendall Schler faked her win at last Sunday's GO! St. Louis race. They say she also cheated in last year's race where she finished third.


Syrian Government Believed To Be Behind Chlorine Gas Attack

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with chemical weapons expert Amy Smithson about the use of chlorine gas as a weapon in Syria. She says it is a violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention.


'Star Wars' Fans Gear Up For New Film At Convention

Star Wars fans are gathering this week for the annual Star Wars Celebration fan convention in Anaheim, Calif.


Actors' Equity Minimum Wage Proposal Could Threaten LA's Small Theaters

Actors' Equity Theater members are set to vote on whether to require small theaters in Los Angeles to pay equity minimum wage. But some actors say this could force cash-strapped theaters to close.


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    Wednesday, April 8, 2015

    This rugged, small-cast drama at the Sacramento Theatre Company is set immediately after the Civil War. The play thrusts the viewer into one of the most painful moments in American history, making it both compelling and emotionally charged.

  • Theatre Review: Rapture, Blister, Burn

    Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    When people reach middle age, they sometimes wonder what life would have been like if they’d made different choices in their 20s. The women in this play reflect frankly on men, money and motherhood – and whether it’s advisable to enjoy all three.

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