October Democratic Debate: Live Fact Check, Analysis

Loading... Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate in Westerville, Ohio, has some key differences from the last three. This time, there is an ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Trump, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is catching up to former Vice President Joe Biden in the polls and businessman Tom Steyer is making his debut to the debate stage. There will be 12 candidates total in the CNN/ New York Times debate, which will air on CNN and on many NPR member stations beginning at 8...

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After Dorian's Wrath: Little Miracles Amid A Painful Recovery

Just over a month after Hurricane Dorian slammed into the northern Bahamas, parts of the island nation are still in ruins, thousands of people remain displaced and rebuilding has only just begun. "We are moving as quickly as we can to get up and running," says Michael Jones. "But when that will be is anyone's guess." Jones is standing in front of the business he's run in Marsh Harbour for the last eight years. It's the largest town on Great Abaco Island and before the storm was the commercial...

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Salvador Dalí Etching Stolen From San Francisco Gallery In 'Snatch And Run'

A thief walked into a San Francisco gallery on Sunday afternoon, plucked a rare Salvador Dalí from an easel in the front window, and strode out the door. Rasjad Hopkins, associate director at Dennis Rae Fine Art Gallery, was working at the time. The door to the gallery was open, and Hopkins had his back turned. "Snatch and run," Hopkins tells NPR. It took just a few minutes to realize the etching was gone. For some reason, the work hadn't been locked with a tether as it normally was. Hopkins...

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Regulating Vaping

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A mysterious lung illness related to vaping has killed more than 20 people and sickened more than 1,000 across the country. And many of the victims are young. The vape industry blames black market marijuana products. The Centers for Disease Control reports that most of the sick have used THC vape products, but  has not yet identified a cause for the illness. Should states ban vaping products or is that government overreach? Our guests:

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A bill will be considered by New York lawmakers in January that would protect unwelcomed honeybee colonies from extermination.

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The state’s Public Campaign Financing Commission met for several hours on Columbus Day to discuss the nuts and bolts details of how to implement a matching public donor system for statewide races in New York.

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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut wants the Federal Aviation Administration to stop the use of PFAS chemicals in firefighting foam at airports around the country.  

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A federal investigative agency recommends New York pass legislation to require mandatory seat belt use for passengers in limousines.

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Michael Stern will be on the podium, making his debut as music director designate of the Stamford Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, October 19th and Sunday, October 20th.  

Kate Remington talks with Michael about the program, which includes Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 with soloist Stephen Hough, Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4, and Apu: A Tone Poem for Orchestra by contemporary composer Gabriela Lena Frank.

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Critics say National Grid has not been honest about the need for a $1 billion natural gas pipeline to end a shortage that has impacted more than a thousand Long Island and New York City residents.

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Hearings for a lawsuit that seeks to overturn the results of Bridgeport’s Democratic mayoral primary are expected to wrap up Tuesday.

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A Connecticut state lawmaker says public education is the key to reversing an increase in the use of vaping products by teenagers.

Julie Andrews knows she's been lucky.

She's worked hard, yes, but she's also lived long enough to realize that her success was not just the result of that work. It was also borne out of opportunity — and the opportunities that came early in her career changed everything.

Julie Andrews' first film performance was her role in Mary Poppins; her next, The Sound of Music. As it turns out, even a Hollywood icon can feel insecure about her early performances.

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