FEED - Weekend Edition Sunday
Canada is taking advantage of the Trump administration's attitude toward immigration to attract foreign tech companies and workers. But there are downsides to appearing open to immigration.
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As the tequila industry surges, the early harvesting and cloning of agave are disrupting the ecosystem of some species — leading some groups to go to bat for the hardworking nighttime pollinators.
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The NAFTA talks have not been going well and have left many concerned about the future of the trade deal. We look at what's at stake for Canada if an agreement can't be reached.
Experts say such propaganda sows divisions within society by confirming beliefs. Facebook, Google and Twitter officials are testifying this week about Russian influence on the 2016 election.
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Lee's grandfather owned a barber shop — there's a tea shop there now — and was a pillar of Vancouver's Chinese-Canadian community. Over jasmine tea, Lee talks about her memories of her grandfather.
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Film composer Mark Korven, known for his soundtrack to The Witch, commissioned an instrument called the Apprehension Engine to create scary soundscapes.
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Another monthly sampler to Weekend Edition Sunday with love from Alt.Latino.
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NPR's Melissa Block talks to Alexis Okeowo author of A Moonless, Starless Sky. Among the stories, a Somali girl defies al-Shabab and plays basketball, and a Mauritanian man campaigns against slavery.
This week on The Call-In, we're talking about sexual harassment in the workplace. We hear from Chai Feldblum, commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Japanese voters go to the polls Sunday in a presidential election that favors incumbent Shinzo Abe. He wants to revise the constitution and legalize a Japanese military for the first time since WWII.
NPR's Melissa Block talks to Holly Williams of CBS News, who was with U.S.-backed militia forces when they took control of the Syrian city. It had been serving as a de facto capital of ISIS.
Congress is demanding answers about the mission. NPR's Melissa Block talks to retired Army officer John Nagl about the mission and President Trump's condolence calls to the families.
NPR's Melissa Block talks to Felix Contreras, the host of Alt.Latino, about a bag of new and anonymous music he picked just for her.
NPR's Melissa Block talks with Margaret Stock, a retired U.S. Army officer, who created a program to recruit skilled immigrants. She says the new rules will bring down enlistment.
R&B singer Sweet Pea Atkinson was the gravely vocalist for the band Was (Not Was). He's back with his first solo album in 35 years.
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NPR's Melissa Block talks to David Vobora, a former NFL player, about what he's hearing about the protests. Vobora works with injured NFL players and veterans and says he hears different views.
NPR's Melissa Block talks to journalist Roben Farzad about his new book, Hotel Scarface: Where Cocaine Cowboys Partied and Plotted to Control Miami. It was a hub for Miami's exploding cocaine trade.
A month after Hurricane Maria hit, a million people in Puerto Rico still lack clean water. A group of volunteers is bringing their own water purification to remote towns.
NPR's Melissa Block talks to Sarah Kliff, Vox senior policy correspondent, to fact check Trump's claim that subsidies for insurance companies are "bailouts" and "a windfall" for those companies.
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro is in British Columbia exploring the relationship between the U.S. and Canada. She talks to Peter Armstrong of the CBC about the latest round of NAFTA negotiations.