January 22, 2018 | NPR · The three-day partial government shutdown is coming to an end. Senate Democrats agreed to a stopgap funding measure after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell committed to a vote on immigration legislation.
January 22, 2018 | WBEZ · Small police departments struggling with high crime and low budgets tend to pay fast-food wages, may employ officers with troubled pasts and can miss out on opportunities to learn from mistakes.
January 22, 2018 | NPR · Niels Högel said he injected patients with a deadly drug cocktail “out of boredom” and to be lauded as a hero by his colleagues, when he revived the dying victims. Which didn’t happen often.
January 22, 2018 | NPR · The Oscar nominations come out tomorrow — and there are plenty of movies that won’t make the cut. NPR’s Kelly McEvers talks with entertainment reporter Joe Reid about 2017’s top movies that once had Oscar buzz but lost it.
January 22, 2018 | NPR · The hit film Get Out may be the first horror film to get a Best Picture Oscar nomination since The Silence of the Lambs. A TSA officer plays a prominent –and positive — role in the movie. After years of being mocked, real TSA agents are delighted.
January 22, 2018 | FA · Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt are experts in what makes democracies healthy — and what leads to their collapse. They warn that American democracy is in trouble.
January 22, 2018 | FA · The new album by British songwriter and performer Charli XCX features collaborations with Carly Rae Jepsen, Tove Lo and others. Rock critic Ken Tucker says Pop 2 is highly enjoyable.