John Burnett

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Before The Body Of A Child Saint, A Mother Struggles To Forgive Her Child

Sunday, November 22, 2015

The remains of St. Maria Goretti just finished a 54-city tour of the U.S. At the relic's final stop, in Oklahoma City, one widow went to seek the strength to forgive her husband's murderer — her son.


Texas Governor Joins Dozens Of Others Saying No To Syrian Refugees

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Hundreds of people fleeing the war in Syria have already settled in Texas. The governor says he doesn't want any more. We found Texans who support the move against Syrians - and some who don't.


Several U.S. Governors Come Out Against Resettling Syrian Refugees

Monday, November 16, 2015

More than half a dozen governors have come out against Syrian refugees being resettled in their states. The backlash follows terrorist attacks in Paris and heightened security concern...


As Asylum Seekers Swap Prison Beds For Ankle Bracelets, Same Firm Profits

Friday, November 13, 2015

A court ordered the release of women and children held in immigrant detention centers in favor of electronic monitoring. The GEO Group operates both. Advocates say that's a conflict of interest.


From Coltrane To The Club, A Few Fresh Sounds In Jazz

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Musician Jamie Cullum visits Weekend Edition to share a roundup of favorite new releases from contemporary jazz acts.


For Irish Illegally In U.S., A Life Locked In Place, Hoping For Change

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Over 11 million people now live in the U.S. illegally, about a quarter of whom come from places not in Latin America. That includes unauthorized Irish, and they're pushing for immigration reform, too.


In A First, Border Agent Indicted For Killing Mexican Teen Across Fence

Friday, October 09, 2015

Diego Roman Elena Rodriguez's brother was unarmed, walking on a sidewalk in Nogales, when Lonnie Swartz shot him. The agent says he felt threatened by rock-throwers; he's expected to plead not guilty.


Federal Court To Weigh In On Texas Decision To Deny Birth Certificates

Friday, October 02, 2015

A federal judge will hear arguments Friday over a Texas decision to deny birth certificates for babies born in the U.S. to parents who are living here illegally.


At 'Checkpoint Of The Stars,' Texas Sheriff Takes A Pass On Pot Cases

Thursday, October 01, 2015

The lawman says local taxpayers should not pay to house prisoners arrested for pot possession at the Sierra Blanca border checkpoint. "I'm not gonna do the federal government's job," he says.


Divers And Swimmers Explore The Sapphire Depths Of New Mexico's Blue Hole

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Santa Rosa Blue Hole is a cool sapphire in the New Mexico desert. For decades, locals and tourists have plumbed the depths of this spring-fed swimming hole, and jumped off the ledges that surround it.


CIA Releases Declassified Secret President's Daily Brief

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The President's Daily Brief is one of the most secretive documents in Washington. The CIA has made public hundreds of briefs covering 8 years during John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson's presidencies.


In Texas, Complaints Of Too Many Troopers With Too Little To Do

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Starr County, Texas, is enjoying a business boom because of hundreds of state troopers. But many citizens complain that the law enforcement surge has saturated the county with too many lawmen.


Teens Dig Into Black History As Urban Archeologists

Saturday, September 05, 2015

The Urban Archeology Corps has teens in Virginia getting their hands dirty, in an initiative by the National Park Service to help increase diversity in its staff, visitors and the stories it tells.


Texas Created Its Own Border Patrol Police, But Is It Necessary?

Friday, September 04, 2015

Texas is the first state to create its own police force along the U.S.-Mexico border, even though the area is already patrolled by federal agencies. Some question whether state police is needed.


3 Views On A Tragedy: Reporters Recall First Days After Katrina

Saturday, August 29, 2015

When Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast, devastating regions of Louisiana and Mississippi, three of NPR's correspondents saw the storm firsthand. These are their stories.


Billions Spent On Flood Barriers, But New Orleans Still A 'Fishbowl'

Friday, August 28, 2015

People in New Orleans say the city finally has the storm defense system it should have had before Hurricane Katrina — at a cost of $14.5 billion. Now someone needs to cover the cost to keep it strong.


At A Shelter Of Last Resort, Decency Prevailed Over Depravity

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Ten years ago, 25,000 people huddled inside the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans seeking shelter from Hurricane Katrina. The fiasco there came to epitomize the chaotic, inadequate response.


As New Orleans Recovers, Will The Dew Drop Inn Swing Again?

Monday, August 24, 2015

The popular New Orleans club welcomed everyone, even when the city code enforced segregation. It's been closed since 1972, but there's now a crusade to rescue the venue for a new generation.


Mayor Landrieu To Displaced New Orleanians: 'Y'all Can Come Home'

Friday, August 21, 2015

In the decade since Hurricane Katrina, tens of thousands of New Orleans residents fled the city and never returned. This week New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu went on the road to call his people home.


How Realistic Is Donald Trump's Immigration Plan?

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Donald Trump had lacked for policy specifics until he came out with his very specific, hard-line immigration plan. But some of those in the trenches of immigration reform say it's dead on arrival.