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A 60,000-Pound Problem

What do you do when a 43-foot dead whale washes up on your beach? The National Marine Fisheries Service's Justin Viezbicke explains the options: tow it to sea, bury it, or cut it up.

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'Urban Rez' Explores What It Means To Be Native American

A new play created by Los Angeles' Cornerstone Theater tells the story of Los Angeles' Native American population and its search for identity in a big city.

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Barbershop: Trump, The Woman Card And Kelly Ripa

Karlyn Bowman of the American Enterprise Institute, Tracy Sturdivant of the Make It Work campaign, former Maryland delegate Jolene Ivey, and Lisa Bonos of The Washington Post discuss Trump's comments.

Commentary: Will Trump Redefine ‘Presidential’?

April 30, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop in Indiana Thursday. (Darron Cummings/AP)

“Presidential” once evoked pride in Americans. It brought to mind virtues like honor, integrity and thoughtfulness. Is that all just ancient history now?

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

April 30, 2016
Team USA's Olympic uniforms were unveiled this week. Charlie thinks they should probably lose the striped belt. (Bryan Bedder/NBC)

Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce weigh in on the Raiders’ Vegas dreams, Ted Cruz’s latest gaffe and Andrew Luck’s book club. Plus, what’s to make of Team USA’s newly unveiled Olympic uniforms?

Ballparks And Organ Music — A Match Made In Chicago

April 30, 2016
Organists, like the Chicago White Sox's Nancy Faust have entertained Major League Baseball fans for 75 years. (Joshua Lott/AP)

The first time an organ was played at a baseball game wasn’t as long ago as you might think. Ballpark organists Josh Kantor, who plays for the Red Sox, and Bobby Cressey, organist for the Padres, share the unexpected history of music at the ballpark.

The Takeaway From Laremy Tunsil’s NFL Draft Night

April 30, 2016
Some scouts pegged former Ole Miss linebacker as the No. 1 prospect in this year's NFL Draft. But, thanks to a social media hacker, Tunsil fell to No. 13 (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Laremy Tunsil’s is a story to which all sorts of different morals might be attached. One of them is that it’s good to be the quarterback.

Olympic Shooter Kim Rhode Takes On The Critics

April 30, 2016
The WSJ's Kevin Hellicker says shooting is the third largest contributor to the United States' Olympic gold medal count. Did you know that? (Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

If U.S. Olympian Kimberly Rhode qualifies for the Summer Games in Rio, she could become the first American to win a medal at six different Olympic games. So why haven’t many people heard of her? Because her sport involves firearms.

Deflategate To The Supreme Court? Nina Totenberg Weighs In

April 30, 2016
<> at Gillette Stadium on May 24, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

A federal appeals court upheld Roger Goodell’s suspension of Tom Brady, but there’s still a chance that the case could be brought before the Supreme Court. And if it did, how would the nation’s highest court rule on the most over-inflated saga in NFL history? Bill Littlefield talks Deflategate with NPR’s Nina Totenberg.

3 Stories You Should Know: NFL Draft Silliness, Painkillers, #MoreThanMean

April 30, 2016
Do former Ohio State cornerback Eli Apple's (allegedly) questionable skills in the kitchen impact his ability to cook wide receivers on the field? The Giants didn't seem to think so. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)

Why is an NFL scout commenting on a prospect’s cooking skills? Is Prince’s death a cautionary tale for NFL players? And, what can be done to change the vitriol received by women in sports? Shira Springer and David Steele join Bill Littlefield.

Why Society Must Prepare For The Self-Driving Car Revolution

April 29, 2016
While the Boston region is a center for robotics and artificial intelligence research, none of the Northeast states allows self-driving cars to be driven or tested on public roads. Massachusetts officials are looking in 2016 at turning part of the former Devens military base into a self-driving testing ground. (Tony Avelar, File/AP)

We talk to three experts about the promises and pitfalls of the transportation revolution underway throughout the nation.

Social Media Buzz: ‘Dads Don’t Babysit’ And #EndGunViolence

April 29, 2016
Amy Schumer accepts the Breakthrough Award for Comedy onstage at the Variety Breakthrough of the Year Awards during the 2014 International CES at The Las Vegas Hotel & Casino on January 9, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Jeff Bottari/Getty Images for Variety)

Femi Oke of Al Jazeera English joins Here & Now’s Robin Young to discuss stories currently getting traction on social media.

What’s A Delegate? And Why Do We Even Have Them In The First Place?

April 29, 2016
People vote at the Moose Lodge polling station, April 26, 2016 in White Plains, Maryland. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Here & Now’s Robin Young speaks with Richard Pacelle, professor of political science at the University of Tennessee, to find some answers.

Puerto Rico Faces Debt Deadline

April 29, 2016
The Puerto Rican Capitol building is seen as the island's residents deal with the government's $72 billion debt on July 1, 2015 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Most economists believe the island doesn’t have the money to make the May 1st payment deadline in full.

Bison Set To Become America’s First National Mammal

April 29, 2016
In the 1800s, the bison roamed throughout the U.S., concentrating mostly in the Great Plains. (Keith Ewing/Flickr)

A bipartisan effort to name the bison the first national mammal of the U.S. has passed in Congress.

Anti-Immigrant Sentiment Spurs Citizenship Rush

April 29, 2016
A bilingual sign stands outside a polling center at public library ahead of local elections on April 28, 2013 in Austin, Texas. Early voting was due to begin Monday ahead of May 11 statewide county elections. (John Moore/Getty Images)

In Texas, many immigrants are now rushing to complete the registration process in time to vote in November.

#MoreThanMean: Bringing Online Harassment To Life

April 29, 2016
Screengrab from the #MorethanMean video produced by Sarah Spain and Julie Dicaro. Scroll down to view the video.

Women pushing back. A video by two female sports reporters about online harassment goes viral.

Week In The News: Trump, Clinton Pull Ahead, Tamir Rice Settlement, Cruz Picks Carly

April 29, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, joined by former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina waves during a rally in Indianapolis, Wednesday, April 27, 2016, when Cruz announced he has tapped Fiorina to serve as his running mate. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Trump and Hillary wins. Bernie lays off. Cruz chooses Carly. Beyonce drops “Lemonade.” Our weekly news roundtable goes beyond the headlines.

Using Video Games To Help Stroke Victims Recover

April 28, 2016
With the support of a physical therapy student, a stroke patient works her way through a level of the game V-Step. (Todd Bookman/WHYY)

There’s growing scientific evidence suggesting that these types of games may improve physical therapy outcomes.

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