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An in-depth roundup of the latest news, along with reports, analysis, and commentaries from NPR and Capital Public Radio News. Hosted locally by Donna Apidone with statewide and regional news anchored by Steve Milne.


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Supreme Court Rules On Race-Based College Admissions

The Supreme Court ruled that a Michigan ballot initiative to ban racial preferences in college admissions is constitutional, overturning a lower court decision.


49ers Fans Seeing Red Over Transit Color Proposal

The Bay Area Rapid Transit is proposing to change the systems seats to bright green and blue — just like the Seattle Seahawks colors. One San Francisco fan has started a petition against the change.


Feds Say Powdered Alcohol Not Ready Yet

We reported Monday on plans to sell Palcohol, mixed drinks to which you just add water. Federal regulators say they were wrong to say Palcohol was ready for market. The label was approved in error.


For Early Childhood Education, Tulsa, Okla., Stands Out

Many states are planning to expand early childhood education programs, but what constitutes a high-quality pre-K program? Researchers say the city of Tulsa, Okla., has come up with a winning formula.


Kelis Puts 'Milkshake' Behind Her And Moves On To 'Food'

Singer songwriter Kelis Rogers, who's also a trained chef, goes by just Kelis. She's best known for the 2003 hit song "Milkshake." Steve Inskeep talks to the R&B artist about her new album Food.


For Short Trips, Intercity Buses Horn In On Airline Customers

A study suggests buses offering lower fares, with wide seats and amenities such as WiFi, are seeing significant growth in ridership on trips up to 500 miles, sometimes at the expense of airlines.


Egyptians Fear Power Outages Could Fuel More Unrest

The oil and natural gas that Egypt depends on for power generation is heavily subsidized. But the state doesn't want to raise prices and anger a population already frustrated by political uncertainty.


Georgia Bill Loosens Restrictions On Guns In Public Places

Allowing guns into government buildings that have no security is part of a bill waiting the governor's approval. Municipalities worry their budgets will grow as they forced to hire security.


Fur Flies Over First Cat Cafe

There's been a bit of a cat fight over who would host the nation's first cat cafe. Purina One is sponsoring a pop-up cafe in New York City. Similar cafes are in the works in California.


Netflix To Raise New Customers' Subscription Rates

The video-streaming company announced plans to raise its monthly rates for new customers by $1 or $2 a month. Current subscribers won't see a rate hike for at least a year.



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