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November 21, 2014

From David Bowie to Madonna.

Can A Computer Compose The Music Of The Future?

November 21, 2014
Photograph of Greg Wilder (Sean Hurley/NHPR)

What will the music of the future sound like? New Hampshire composer Greg Wilder is hoping to build the machine that writes it.

Rain Expected After Massive Snowfall In Buffalo

November 21, 2014
Sydney, a six year old golden retriever, makes her way through five feet of snow from a driveway on November 20, 2014 in the suburb of Lakeview, Buffalo, New York. (John Normile/Getty Images)

It has stopped snowing in the Buffalo area, but the rain in the forecast is leading to worries about possible floods and more roof collapses.

Country Awaits Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

November 21, 2014
Police face demonstrators protesting the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown outside the police station on November 20, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. At least three people were arrested during the protest. Brown was killed by Darren Wilson, a Ferguson police officer, on August 9. A grand jury is expected to decide this month if Wilson should be charged in the shooting. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

As the nation waits to hear whether the officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown will be charged, we look at the protests through the lens of history.

FDA Approves Slow-Release Painkiller

November 21, 2014
This product image provided by Purdue Pharma shows Hysingla, the first hard-to-abuse version of the painkiller hydrocodone. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 approved Hysingla, a once-a-day tablet for patients with severe, round-the-clock pain that cannot be managed with other treatments. (AP Photo/Purdue Pharma)

Hysingla is designed to prevent people from abusing it as a narcotic. But the FDA says abuse and overdose is still possible.

Students Protest University Of California Tuition Hikes

November 21, 2014
University of California police push student protesters back behind barricades outside a meeting of the university Board of Regents Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in San Francisco. A committee of the Regents approved Janet Napolitano's proposal to raise tuition by 5 percent in each of the next five years unless the system gets more money from Sacramento.(Eric Risberg/AP Photo)

In spite of protests on University of California campuses, the board voted to hike tuitions by about 5 percent every year for the next five years.

Sen. Dick Durbin: Obama's Immigration Actions Do Not Go Far Enough

November 21, 2014
Senate Assistant Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) speaks about the need for immigration reform during a press conference following a meeting with Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Dirksen Federal Building on June 13, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The Illinois Democrat calls the president’s executive actions a good start, and says he wants to see a greater overhaul in the near future.

Sen. Jeff Flake: Obama’s Actions Make Passing An Immigration Bill Harder

November 21, 2014
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) walks to a Senate joint caucus meeting, on Capitol Hill, July 15, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

The Arizona senator says he opposes the president’s executive actions, but agrees that Congress needs to pass an immigration bill.

A Hobson Thanksgiving Tradition: Spicy Mac And Cheese

November 21, 2014
Nicki Hobson's Jalapeno Mac n' Cheese. (Karyn Miller-Medzon)

Nicky Hobson, sister of Here & Now host Jeremy Hobson, shares her recipe for the picante version of this classic comfort food.

Booming Economy Means Busy Highways In Sleepy Towns

November 21, 2014
Nell Bride, owner of the Bill Store, is fighting to get the speed limit reduced in town. (Leigh Paterson/Inside Energy)

The oil and gas boom has not only brought jobs and prosperity to states like Wyoming, but also a dangerous spike in traffic and accidents.

Old Language Attracts The Young To Catholic Mass

November 21, 2014
The Mission of Saints Francis and Clare holds traditional Latin mass every Sunday at 402 NE 29 St. in Miami. (Jessica Meszaros/WLRN)

Latin is still spoken in more than 400 churches each Sunday. It’s finding new converts among a group of young people in Miami.

Immigration Activists Respond To President Obama’s Plan

November 21, 2014
Jode Joffe-Block attended this immigration speech watch party in Phoenix - one of many in the area. (Jude Joffe-Block/Twitter) ‏

Jude Joffe-Block of KJZZ watched the president’s speech with a group of activists in Phoenix, and described the mood as bittersweet.

Thai Government Clamps Down On ‘Mockingjay’ Movie

November 21, 2014
A Thai student flashes a three-finger salute, an unofficial symbol of resistance against the army's May coup, as she stands by a poster of the latest Hunger Games film, at a cinema hall in Bangkok on November 20, 2014. (Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images)

Screenings of the latest “Hunger Games” movie have been canceled, and students flashing the film’s three-finger salute have been arrested.

In Sierra Leone, A Dearth Of Ebola Treatment Centers

November 21, 2014
Nurses wearing personal protective equipment treat Ebola patients at the Kenama treatment center run by the Red Cross Society on November 15, 2014. (Francisco Leong/AFP/Getty Images)

As Ebola declines in Liberia, it’s on the rise in Sierra Leone. The outbreak has moved from a rural area to the capital.

Rep. Randy Weber: Obama Missed ‘Golden Opportunity’ To Work With Congress

November 21, 2014
Republican Congressman Randy Weber represents Texas's 14th district. (United States Congress)

The Republican congressman is criticizing President Obama for his executive actions on immigration.

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