FACT CHECK: Hillary Clinton's Speech To The Democratic Convention, Annotated

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNEIQ8olnro Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic nomination for president Thursday night, delivering a speech that lays out her plan to address terrorist threats and create jobs.NPR's politics team annotated Clinton's speech below. Portions commented on are highlighted, followed by analysis, context and fact check in italics.(Editor's note: You can read our fact check of Donald Trump's speech at the Republican National Convention last week here.)Thank you....
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Show Me Summer

Join us for our series "Show Me Summer". We're diving into all of those places in Southeast Missouri that mean something to you and your family.

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This week on the show we're featuring sets recorded at the 2016 Newport Folk Festival, thanks to NPR Music. Named as a folk music festival its focus is certainly on the broad spectrum of the genre, but has also come to embrace all kinds of bands and musicians. In 1965 the festival was the event that Bob Dylan famously went electric at, provoking much controversy but undoubtedly leaving a mark both on the festival and on folk music. 

According to the World Health Organization, depression is often misconstrued as simply a state of dramatic sadness and pessimism, when in reality depression is a serious mental disease that affects nearly 350 million individuals around the globe each year. 

A.P. Vance Takes Off

Jul 26, 2016
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It seems like Almost Yesterday that a young man named Apostle Paul Vance of Fredericktown first took to the air. The year was 1941 and the location was a small air strip west of Cape Girardeau along Highway 74.

From that first flight in 1941 to the spring of 2009 Paul Vance accumulated approximately 23,000 hours of flight time – equal to almost three full years in the air.

Got (Chocolate) Milk?

Jul 25, 2016

Long before it began asking, “Got Milk?” the Dairy Association used to tout milk as “Mother Nature’s most nearly perfect food.”  The slogan always made sense to me, especially those days when after I got home from school my mother would fix me a tall glass of chocolate milk.  Without the chocolate, milk was only nearly perfect.  With it, it could not be improved.

I was moved recently to think back on those memories and wonder, is chocolate milk really be just for kids?

Chiggers

Jul 24, 2016

Learn how to discover nature with ease as you take the itch out of summer. Every Missourian knows chiggers are the worst pests in the summer months. First they appear as annoying red bumps then the itch begins and spreads.

Chiggers are not bugs or any other type of insect. They're a juvenile form of a specific family of mites. Although they're almost invisible to the unaided eye...when several chiggers cluster together near an elastic waistband or wristwatch you might see their bright red color.

What if you could see your favorite band in a living room, without all the background noise and cellphones you get at a live show? That's the question Rafe Offer, founder of Sofar Sounds, asked himself and a few friends after they'd seen a show where he couldn't even hear the band. Sofar Sounds operates around a simple idea: You gather together a few bands, a house in which they can perform, and an eager audience. However, the lineup isn't announced, which means the audience has no idea who's scheduled to perform until they arrive.

A federal appeals court has overturned North Carolina's sweeping voter ID law, ruling that the law was passed with "discriminatory intent" and was designed to impose barriers to block African-Americans from voting.

The ruling came from a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The state is "almost certain" to appeal to the full court or to the U.S. Supreme Court, NPR's Pam Fessler reports.

The introduction of ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft hasn't had any impact on the number of fatalities related to drunken driving, a newly published study finds.

Researchers at the University of Southern California and Oxford University looked at the 100 most populated metropolitan areas, analyzing data from before and after the introduction of Uber and its competitors, and found that access to ride-sharing apps had no effect on traffic fatalities related to drinking alcohol.

Backers of ColoradoCare — the state ballot initiative that would establish universal health care in Colorado — think they have the perfect job for former presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders.

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Copyright 2016 Fresh Air. To see more, visit Fresh Air.

An outside attorney will be joining the team of prosecutors considering the possibility of charges in the killing of Philando Castile earlier this month in Minnesota, Ramsey County Attorney John Choi says.

Ask Walter Mosley what he does, and he'll say, simply, "I'm a writer." And he's written a lot: 52 books, about 30 short stories, and another 30 or 40 articles, he says. While most writers specialize in one or two types of books, Mosley refuses to be constrained. He's written mysteries, science fiction, erotica, young adult fiction, plays, opinion pieces and essays. He's even penned a slim book that instructs would-be fiction writers on how to get started.

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Left of the Dial #173 - 2016 Newport Folk Festival

This week on the show we're featuring sets recorded at the 2016 Newport Folk Festival, thanks to NPR Music. Named as a folk music festival its focus is certainly on the broad spectrum of the genre, but has also come to embrace all kinds of bands and musicians. In 1965 the festival was the event that Bob Dylan famously went electric at, provoking much controversy but undoubtedly leaving a mark both on the festival and on folk music. So sit back, and without risk of sunburn, or rain-soak, and...
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As Heard on Ask Me Another

Jonathan Groff And Raúl Castillo: 'Looking' Ahead

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dppYJFgHFuk What differentiates the HBO series Looking, which follows a group of gay men navigating life and love in San Francisco, from other TV series depicting same-sex relationships? According to Jonathan Groff, who plays Patrick on the show, Looking's goal was "to make a show about gay people where they weren't tragic figures and they weren't the comedic relief, and they weren't sexually sensationalized but they were human beings." His character's romance...
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As Heard on the TED Radio Hour

When A Project Fails, Should The Workers Get A Bonus?

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Failure Is An OptionAbout Astro Teller's TED Talk
Entrepreneur Astro Teller rewards colleagues when their ambitious projects fail. Teller says this helps people take risks so they can achieve their "moonshot" goals, like a balloon-powered internet.About Astro TellerAstro Teller oversees X, a "moonshot" factory for building audacious ideas that can solve concrete problems for millions of people through technology.Teller is on the board of several...
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As Heard on Fresh Air

Is Trump's Call For 'Law And Order' A Coded Racial Message?

"I am the law-and-order candidate."With that proclamation in his acceptance speech, Donald Trump made it official that he'd be recycling the themes and language of Richard Nixon's 1968 campaign. A lot of observers were quick to point out that 2016 is no 1968 and that Donald Trump is no Richard Nixon. As it happens, "law and order" isn't what it once was, either."Law and order" is an archaic expression, from the Latin "lex et ordo." Over the course of American history, it's the cry that the...
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