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Even More Great Albums By Women Outside Of The Top 150

Jul 31, 2017   //   by Administrator   //   News from US  //  Comments Off on Even More Great Albums By Women Outside Of The Top 150

NPR Music recently released a top-ranking list of 150 albums by women. NPR’s Noel King chats with Jill Sternheimer of the Lincoln Center and NPR’s Paula Mejia who had some of tough decisions.

How Much Can A Vision Of Your ‘Future Self’ Motivate You To Achieve?

Jul 31, 2017   //   by Administrator   //   News from US  //  Comments Off on How Much Can A Vision Of Your ‘Future Self’ Motivate You To Achieve?

Invisibilia co-host Alix Spiegel introduces us to a young man whose sights were set far beyond the Syrian orphanage in which he spent part of his childhood.

This Wisconsin ‘Chip Party’ Doesn’t Come With Cheese Dip

Jul 31, 2017   //   by Administrator   //   World News  //  Comments Off on This Wisconsin ‘Chip Party’ Doesn’t Come With Cheese Dip

Some employees of 32M have volunteered to have microchips implanted in them. NPR’s Noel King and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee professor of information studies Michael Zimmer, explore the risks.

Nationwide, Teachers Supplement School Supplies With Their Salaries

Jul 31, 2017   //   by Administrator   //   World News  //  Comments Off on Nationwide, Teachers Supplement School Supplies With Their Salaries

NPR’s Noel King interviews Teresa Danks, a third-grade teacher who begged for school supply money on the side of the road to bring attention to the lack of resources facing educators.

Just For Laughs Comedy Festival Offers A Look At Up-And-Coming Talent

Jul 30, 2017   //   by Administrator   //   News from US  //  Comments Off on Just For Laughs Comedy Festival Offers A Look At Up-And-Coming Talent

The international comedy festival draws new and established stand-ups, improvisers, sketch actors, comedy writers. Some people are just looking for a good laugh, but some want to hire the comedians.

Detroiters Barter System Isn’t Just About Kindness — It’s A Necessity

Jul 30, 2017   //   by Administrator   //   News from US  //  Comments Off on Detroiters Barter System Isn’t Just About Kindness — It’s A Necessity

In the city of Detroit, after the unrest in the 1960’s, the flight of many to the suburbs and the decline of businesses, many neighbors are finding a way to survive financially, through bartering.

Decades Later, Sanitation Workers Rewarded For Role In Civil Rights Movement

Jul 30, 2017   //   by Administrator   //   World News  //  Comments Off on Decades Later, Sanitation Workers Rewarded For Role In Civil Rights Movement

Elmore Nickleberry, and other black sanitation workers who participated in the Memphis sanitation worker’s strike of 1968, will soon be receiving $70,000 in retirement grants.

‘Game Of Thrones’ Producers Venture Down More Controversial Path With ‘Confederate’

Jul 30, 2017   //   by Administrator   //   World News  //  Comments Off on ‘Game Of Thrones’ Producers Venture Down More Controversial Path With ‘Confederate’

Confederate is meant to tackle issues of race and the legacy of slavery. NPR’s Noel King speaks to writer Ben Winters, whose 2016 science fiction book Underground Airlines covered similar terrain.

Body Camera Video Shows Officer Telling Venus Williams She’s At Fault In Car Crash

Jul 29, 2017   //   by Administrator   //   News from US  //  Comments Off on Body Camera Video Shows Officer Telling Venus Williams She’s At Fault In Car Crash

A still from a police body camera video shows tennis star Venus Williams listening to Palm Beach Gardens Police Officer David Dowling following a June 9 car crash in Florida that fatally injured an elderly man.

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A still from a police body camera video shows tennis star Venus Williams listening to Palm Beach Gardens Police Officer David Dowling following a June 9 car crash in Florida that fatally injured an elderly man.

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In body camera footage released by police in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., an officer tells tennis star Venus Williams that she is at fault in a car crash, but that he is not going to cite her. “You just got stuck in a bad situation there,” he says.

The Palm Beach Post published the video Thursday. The footage reflects what police originally said: that Williams was at fault in the June 9 crash that led to the death of a passenger in the other vehicle.

Police later rescinded their statement, after reviewing footage from a nearby security camera.

The body camera footage shows police interviewing witnesses after the crash.

Clips from Palm Beach Gardens police body camera footage following a crash involving Venus Williams.


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In a chilling scene, an officer talks to the couple in the car Williams collided with. Linda and Jerome Barson sit amid deployed air bags in their Hyundai Accent, bleeding.

“They ran the red light,” Linda Barson, 68, tells the officer. “My husband’s on blood thinners and he’s bleeding,” she says, visibly shaken.

“Okay, we got fire and rescue coming,” the officer says.

Police Take Second Look At Venus Williams' Car Accident With New Footage

Jerome Barson, 78, died two weeks later. His wife is now suing Williams for wrongful death, seeking unspecified damages, according to the Associated Press.

The end of the video shows an officer, whom the AP identifies as lead investigator David Dowling, interviewing Williams in her vehicle, a Toyota Sequoia SUV. Dowling sounds almost apologetic to Williams.

“Everybody’s telling me the same thing: that you came out of the Steeplechase, and you kind of got stuck,” he says. “You got stuck in the middle.”

“I think you lost your right of way, but you were stuck in the intersection. So my report will probably say that. I’ll explain exactly what happened,” he says. “So I will say that you’re at fault in this crash, but I’m not citing you for the crash, because I think you got stuck in the middle of the intersection. It’s just one of those situations where you had the right of way, but you kind of lost the right of way.”

“So in a situation like that, what do you do?” Williams asks. “Because you can’t back up, because there’s another person…”

“Exactly,” Dowling says. “You just got stuck in a bad situation there. So I’d just let the insurance companies work it out.”

“I’m not giving you a citation, I don’t feel comfortable writing a citation when I’m not a hundred percent sure, and I’m not a hundred percent sure in this case,” he says.

The Post reports that police did not publicly acknowledge the incident until after the website TMZ broke the story on June 29, nearly three weeks after the crash. The incident remains under investigation, the AP reports; police say no fault has been assigned.

“I am devasted [sic] and heartbroken by this accident,” Williams posted to Facebook on June 30. “My heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of Jerome Barson and I continue to keep them in my thoughts and prayers.”

Williams went on to compete at Wimbledon, where she lost in in the finals on July 15.

In a July 3 press conference, Williams struggled to answer a reporter’s question about the crash. “There are really no words to describe how devastating, and yeah. I’m just completely speechless.” She trailed off and began to cry. “Maybe I should go,” she said.

Week In Politics: Reince Priebus Out, GOP Health Care Repeal Efforts

Jul 29, 2017   //   by Administrator   //   News from US  //  Comments Off on Week In Politics: Reince Priebus Out, GOP Health Care Repeal Efforts

NPR’s Robert Siegel speaks with political commentators David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution. They discuss President Trump’s decision to replace Chief of Staff Reince Priebus with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly. They also discuss GOP health care repeal efforts and White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci.

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