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Tell Us: Are You Still Watching The NFL?

Jan 19, 2018

The past few NFL seasons have been mired in controversy, from findings about concussions and brain damage to injustice protests and domestic violence.

Have you changed your viewing habits as a result? If you have, Weekend Edition wants to hear from you.

Whether you're watching more football now, or less, let us know below, and tell us why. Your responses may be used in an upcoming story, on air or on NPR.org. A producer may reach out to you to follow up on your response, too.

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Jurors in eastern Canada on Friday found three men not guilty of criminal negligence following an oil train disaster that left 47 people dead. The accident in July 2013 involved a U.S.-owned train carrying North Dakota crude oil. In the aftermath, regulators in the U.S. and Canada adopted sweeping reforms to the way railroads haul and manage hazardous cargoes.

It's been quite a news week, even by recent standards.

The U.S. is potentially hours away from a partial government shutdown. The debate rages on over the president's reported comments about not wanting to accept immigrants from "s**thole countries." "Girtherism" has erupted over the president's latest height and weight measurements. Officials are scrambling to figure out how to avoid another false ballistic missile alarm, like the one residents of Hawaii suffered last weekend.

The Hotel California was, according to a case filed against it by legendary rock band The Eagles, living it up a little too much. The rock band sued the Mexico-based hotel, which shares a name with the band's iconic 1976 song, resulting in a settlement Thursday. The settlement's terms were not disclosed.

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In a career full of accolades, Dolly Parton now adds two world records to her collection. Guinness World Records recognized her as the female artist with the most hits on Billboard's Hot Country songs charts and for the most decades with a top 20 hit on Billboards Hot Country Songs Chart.

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Fred Hersch is no stranger to the art of introspection. As a pianist, a composer, a bandleader and a sideman, he has always combined clarity of projection with a willingness to go deep. His latest expression of interiority is a graceful and revealing memoir, Good Things Happen Slowly, which takes shape as a gradual declaration of selfhood, in personal as well as artistic terms.

The global approval rating for U.S. leadership now stands at 30 percent — lower in President Trump's first year in office than it was under former President George W. Bush, according to the Gallup World Poll. The image of America's leadership now trails both Germany and China, Gallup says.

International regard for U.S. leadership fell sharply from the 48 percent approval rating for 2016, former President Barack Obama's last year in office. The previous low of 34 percent was reached at the end of the Bush administration.

The Trump Administration faces a Jan. 26 deadline to decide whether to impose tariffs on the imports of materials for solar panels. Some manufacturers in the United States have complained that cheap imports from places like China are flooding the market, while others say the inexpensive components are critical to their business.

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Columbus, Ohio, is one of the cities on the list of 20 finalists vying to be the site of Amazon’s second healdquarters.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson talks to Andrew Ginther (@MayorGinther), mayor of Columbus, about why he hopes Amazon will choose Columbus.

The History Of U.S. Immigration Exclusion

Jan 19, 2018

What makes a “good immigrant?” That’s the question that Americans have debated throughout the country’s history.

How We Talk About The #MeToo Movement

Jan 19, 2018

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans (@Deggans) joins Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd with more on how people in media and Hollywood are talking about the #MeToo movement.

DACA Expired For This Woman. Now What?

Jan 19, 2018

Every day, several hundred people lose their DACA status because of President Trump’s decision to end the program for people brought into the country illegally as children.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd speaks with one woman, Rosalba, who has lost her status and is trying to reapply. Rosalba, who came to the U.S. from Mexico when she was 3 years old, asked that her last name not be used because she fears that she could be deported.

The nearly $8 billion dairy-alternatives market is expected to double in size over the next four years, thanks in part to the growing number of people avoiding cow's milk. But, even if former milk drinkers can get over the differences in taste, there's one front on which the almond, cashew and coconut cannot compete with the cow: protein.

Here's a fact few white American musicians feel comfortable facing: every kind of American music, from Top-40 pop to high mountain bluegrass, has some root in the work and creativity of people of color. Arguments about appropriation surface most commonly when artists are clearly borrowing from well-known sources; Justin Timberlake's decision to repackage his blue-eyed funk in Ralph Lauren-style quasi-neutrals is the latest example of white performers side-stepping the fact that they owe their very souls to black collaborators, acknowledged or not.

The folks at Daptone Records know a thing or two about the magic of recording studios.

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