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Federal Funding Down, State Obligation Up for Children's Healthcare

The state's share of costs for the Children's Health Insurace Program, also known as CHIP or HAWK-I in Iowa, is expected to increase as federal funding drops. On this News Buzz edition of River to River , host Ben Kieffer speaks with Ann Discher of the Child and Family Policy Center in Des Moines to learn more. Also in the hour, what's included in the nation’s new Farm Bill, an update on State Senator Nate Boulton's calls to dismiss a sexual harrassment complaint against him, and a look at...

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Unsettled: Mapping #MeToo

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Episode 5: Defining the "Man Box" and Breaking it Down

#MeToo continues to be a powerful conversation starter about power dynamics and gender roles, and phrases like "toxic masculinity" are becoming mainstream. During this episode of Unsettled: Mapping #MeToo , we hear from Bryant Smith, author of Manhood: The Missing Manual and talk about "the man box" and how to get outside of it.

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One of candidate Donald Trump's pledges during the 2016 election campaign was to get tougher on Iran. He slammed the 2015 Iran nuclear deal as a lopsided giveaway to Tehran, and promised a return of American sanctions on Iran.

President Trump has been true to his word, making 2018 a difficult year for Iran.

Although other countries have stuck with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action signed with Iran, Trump pulled the United States out of the deal in May and announced that U.S. economic sanctions on Iran would return in two phases.

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A train struck and killed two Chicago police officers Monday evening as they were pursuing a suspect on the city's far South Side.

Speaking at a press conference, Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said officers Conrad Gary, 31, and Eduardo Marmolejo, 37, were investigating a report of shots fired and had followed the suspect onto the tracks. The officers were hit by a Metra commuter train shortly after 6 p.m. CST.

Sarah Witter couldn't catch a break even though her leg had gotten several.

As she lay on a ski trail in Vermont last February, Witter, now 63, knew she hadn't suffered a regular fall because she couldn't get up. An X-ray showed she had fractured two bones in her lower left leg.

A surgeon at Rutland Regional Medical Center screwed two gleaming metal plates onto the bones to stabilize them. "I was very pleased with how things came together," the doctor wrote in his operation notes.

Off Cedar Key on Florida's west coast, the water is some of the most pristine in the Gulf. The estuary there has long supported a thriving seafood industry.

Sue Colson, a city commissioner in Cedar Key, says one of the best places to harvest oysters used to be the Lone Cabbage oyster reef, about a mile offshore. When the tide was really low, she says there were so many oysters that she and her husband could walk along the reef picking them up.

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NPR's 50 Best Albums of 2018

The 50 Best Albums Of 2018

Art is identity, scream these best albums of 2018. Even when it's pure invention. The most striking things we heard this year mined personal experiences that could feel intimate as whispers or bold and overstuffed as superhero science fiction. Even in an era where listeners have been primed for the unexpected, genuine surprises arrived steadily across the last 12 months – a cascade of introductions, breakthroughs, revelations and rebirths to reward whatever precious attention you could give. ...

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Studio One Featured Release

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Featured Release This Week From Rodney Crowell + Tracks Top 30 Playlist

Rodney Crowell has been writing and recording in the Americana field for decades. He released his debut album in 1978, and went on to have his greatest success in country music in the 1980s into the '90s. He's still at the top of his game as a songwriter, with recent albums that have included two collaborations with Emmylou Harris. Now Crowell has turned his skills to a holiday record, for the all-original Christmas Everywhere , with no versions of the familiar Yuletide standards to be found....

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