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Lawsuit Challenges El Paso’s De Facto Debtor Prison

May 20, 2016
This mural is inside the Texas Civil Right Project's office in El Paso, Texas. The mural recalls notable figures who symbolize the struggle for economic, political and social equality.
(Photo/Lorne Matalon)

The border city of El Paso, Texas has a policy that allows the city to jail people who cannot pay their traffic fines. Now a lawsuit filed in federal court is challenging the practice.

Social Media Buzz: Lawmaker Kerfuffles In U.S. and Canada

May 20, 2016
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a press conference at the United Nations after the Opening Ceremony of the High-Level Event for the Signature of the Paris Agreement April 22, 2016 in New York. (Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images)

We speak with Mike Barry of the Guardian U.S.

TV After Shows Popping Up Everywhere

May 20, 2016
Weapons Master Tommy Dunne, Comedian Al Murray, Actor Ian McElhinney and Presenter Sue Perkins during Game of Thrones: From Page to Screen part of Advertising Week Europe 2016 day 4 at Picturehouse Central on April 21, 2016 in London, England.  (Jeff Spicer/Getty Images for Advertising Week Europe)

Networks are realizing an easy source of ratings and income, capitalizing on television they’ve already made

Oklahoma Bill Criminalizing Abortion Is Most Likely Unconstitutional

May 20, 2016
The Oklahoma State Capitol building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Steve/Flickr)

The Oklahoma legislature has passed a bill making it a felony to perform an abortion, unless it is to save the life of the mother.

The Rich, Sexy History Of Oneida — Commune And Silverware Maker

May 20, 2016
An advertisement for Oneida silverware. (Photo/The Oneida Community House)

Once proclaiming free love and breeding for a super race, Oneida, New York became known for silverware production.

A Walk Down Boston’s ‘Methadone Mile’

May 20, 2016
On “Methadone Mile,” a one-mile stretch of Massachusetts Avenue in Boston, it is not uncommon to witness people using drugs. Here, we’ve digitally blurred this person’s face to prevent identification. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Massachusetts’ opioid epidemic is vividly seen on one of Boston’s most notorious thoroughfares.

The Latest On Egypt Air Flight 804

May 20, 2016
An EgyptAir plane is seen parked the terminal at Cairo International Airport on May 20, 2016. Debris including seats and personal belongings from EgyptAir Flight 804 which crashed in the Mediterranean carrying 66 people on Thursday was found 180 miles north of Alexandria, Egyptian military confirmed.  (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Crews have found debris and personal belongings from the plane that plunged into the Mediterranean Sea yesterday.

Music From The Show

May 19, 2016

From Casio Kids to J. Dilla.

The Latest On The Missing EgyptAir Plane

May 19, 2016
EgyptAir planes are seen on the tarmac at Cairo international airport on May 19, 2016 after an EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo crashed into the Mediterranean on with 66 people on board, prompting an investigation into whether it was mechanical failure or a bomb. Egypt's aviation minister said he could not rule out that an attack or a technical failure brought down the plane. (KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images).

We speak with Phil Ewing, NPR’s national security editor.

Seasonal Ingredients And How To Use Them

May 19, 2016
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As local produce makes its way into stores and farmers markets, Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst wants to know: What’s in season?

EgyptAir Accident Highlights Its Troubled Past

May 19, 2016
Police escort passengers off the Egyptair Boeing 777 flight from Cairo that was forced to land at Glasgow Prestwick airport in Scotland on June 15, 2013 en route to JFK airport in New York after an onboard incident. Britain's Royal Air Force (RAF) on June 15 escorted an Egyptair plane bound for New York to a Scottish airport following an onboard incident, the Ministry of Defence said. The Boeing 777 was travelling between Cairo and New York when a passenger alerted plane crew that she had found a note reading "I'll set this plane on fire" in the toilet. The message was scrawled in pencil on a napkin and was found by BBC New York producer Nada Tawfik. (Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images)

The accident is the most recent in a long line of incidents plaguing the airline, dating back to 1999.

Looking For A Third Party Candidate? Meet Gary Johnson, Libertarian

May 19, 2016
US Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson speaks to AFP during an interview in Washington, DC, on May 9, 2016. Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson is running for president as a Libertarian, just as he did 2012 when he managed to get 1.2 million votes. Regardless of his chances of a win, Johnson is reaching out to undecided Republican voters who are looking for a third-party option and are unconvinced that Donald Trump is the answer. (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson is hoping to emerge as the Libertarian party’s nominee for president.

Michael Phelps' Coach On How To Set Goals – And Achieve Them

May 19, 2016
Olympic Swimming Coach Bob Bowman takes questions from the media at the USA Swimming National Championships news conference at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Complex in Irvine, Calif., on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. The five-day U.S. nationals starts Wednesday, Aug. 6, with berths for next year's world championships at stake. (Damian Dovarganes/AP)

Bob Bowman’s new book is “The Golden Rules: 10 Steps to World-Class Excellence in Your Life and Work.”

Poll Finds Clinton And Trump In A Close Race In New Hampshire

May 19, 2016
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, in file photos (Patrick Semansky, left, and Julio Cortez/AP)

A WBUR poll singled out the battleground state of New Hampshire and found that Clinton has just a two point lead over Trump among likely voters there.

Search Is On For Missing EgyptAir Plane

May 19, 2016
This picture taken on May 19, 2016, shows an Egyptair Airbus A330 from Cairo taxiing at the Roissy-Charles De Gaulle airport near Paris after its landing a few hours after the MS804 Egyptair flight crashed into the Mediterranean. An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo crashed into the Mediterranean on May 19, 2016, with 66 people on board, prompting an investigation into whether it was mechanical failure or a bomb. There were no immediate reports of the discovery of any debris in the area of sea between the Greek islands and the Egyptian coast where the plane vanished from radar screens. / AFP / THOMAS SAMSON (Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)

EgyptAir says there were 66 people aboard flight MS 804.

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