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How Pittsburgh's Freedom House Pioneered Paramedic Treatment

The groundbreaking ambulance service was created in the 1960s as the city struggled with racial tensions and poor medical transport. It trained African-American men to provide crucial emergency care.


A Standout Student, A Star At Goldman Sachs — And Undocumented

Julissa Arce was a stellar student and an even better financial analyst, but she was scared to go to work every day. "Maybe today's the day someone's going to find out," she feared.


Kerry Tries To Calm Tensions Over Netanyahu Visit

The Secretary of State said the Israeli prime minister is welcome to speak in the U.S. and that the White House does not want to see his address to Congress become "a political football."


6 In 10 Young Republicans Favor Legal Marijuana, Survey Says

A Pew Research Center survey shows that 63 percent of Republicans under the age of 34 favor legalization.


Venezuela Cuts American Embassy Staff, Restricts U.S. Travel

President Nicolas Maduro accused Washington of "gringo" meddling and placed several individuals, including George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Marco Rubio on a list of people banned from the country.


ISS Spacewalkers Perform Tricky Cable, Antenna, Installation

Two American astronauts at the Space Station are outside the craft for the last of three jobs aimed at paving the way to receive a new generation of crew modules beginning in 2017.


Watermelon Wedge Issue Ripens In Oklahoma

The watermelon has been Oklahoma's state vegetable — not fruit — for nearly a decade. The poor melon has become a political football, as some lawmakers now want to repeal the its title.


Israelis See Netanyahu's U.S. Speech As Last-Ditch Pitch For Votes

Benjamin Netanyahu will address Congress just before Israeli elections. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to Chemi Shalev, the U.S. editor of Haartz, about how the controversial visit is playing back home.


Who Fails To Pay Child Support? Moms, At A Higher Rate Than Dads

The number of dollars of unpaid child support each year in the U.S. is well into the billions. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with data expert Mona Chalabi of FiveThirtyEight.com about the numbers.


After Delays, Jury Selection To Wrap Up In Boston Bombing Trial

Jury selection in the trial of the Boston marathon bomber is expected to finish on Tuesday. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to Boston correspondent Tovia Smith about the start of Dzokhar Tsarnaev's trial.


Play Depicts Scalia As Supreme Court's 'Originalist'

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is portrayed on stage in John Strand's new play, The Originalist. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Strand and the actor who plays Scalia, Edward Gero.


In Fourth Year Of Drought, Many Calif. Farms Won't Get Federal Water

The Bureau of Reclamation announced Friday that for the second straight year, many California farmers will not be getting federal water imports because of the ongoing drought.


Fracking Opponents Feel Police Pressure In Some Drilling Hotspots

Anti-fracking activists say they're being targeted by law enforcement agencies that work with the oil and gas industries to monitor threats to infrastructure.


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  • Learning To Fly With The Sacramento Ballet

    Friday, February 13, 2015

    With their incredible leaping ability and graceful movements, ballet dancers sometimes look like they're flying. This weekend, some members of the Sacramento Ballet will... thanks to help from a wire, stagehands and three days of training.

  • Theatre Review: Ideation

    Tuesday, February 10, 2015

    What happens when highly-paid consultants get hired for a top secret project then realize the plan they're devising could kill thousands, even millions of people? That’s the dilemma in this dark psychological comedy with a wickedly sharp edge.

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