John Burnett

John Burnett appears in the following:

Pocket-Sized Revolution: Behind The Harmonica's World-Music Takeover

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Most nights, you can walk into a blues club and find a harmonica player blowing their heart out onstage. The wailing, honking sound associated with Western movies and juke joints is what many harp players have emulated for decades. But in the rarefied world of the harmonica, the earth has ...

Comment

Feds To Open Shelters For Unaccompanied Minors From Latin America

Friday, December 25, 2015

Several centers for migrant children have opened in Texas. Authorities expect more children and families escaping violence from Central America to make their way north to the U.S. this coming year.

Comment

Commercial Buildings More Often Than Not Have Terrorism Insurance

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, where a terrorist couple killed 14 people, is covered by terrorism insurance. In fact, 6 in 10 major U.S. businesses are insured for terrorism damage.

Comment

Recent Attacks Spike Interest In Terrorism Insurance

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

When an event happens like the massacres in San Bernardino, Calif., or Paris, interest spikes in terrorism insurance. Nearly six in 10 major businesses in America are insured for terrorism damage.

Comment

The Rapidly Disappearing Elephants Of Tanzania

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Tanzania's Selous Game Reserve is one of the largest wildlife refuges in the world and one of the last great wild places in Africa. The problem is, it's not a refuge from anything. In the past five years, 60 percent of its iconic elephant herds have been machine-gunned or poisoned ...

Comment

Long Rife With Setbacks, San Bernardino Is Not Without Faith

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Comment

'We Needed To Get In There And Save Them,' Says San Bernardino First Responder

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

To a person, it was the most harrowing and horrific experience any of them had experienced in their careers in law enforcement and emergency medicine. Thirty-six first responders — among the 300 who raced to the Inland Regional Center shortly after 11 am Dec. 2 — came to the second ...

Comment

Deepening Anti-Islamic Mood In Texas Rivals Post-Sept. 11 Climate

Monday, December 07, 2015

After Paris and San Bernardino, reports of Islamophobia and attacks on mosques are on the rise, especially in the Dallas-Forth Worth area. One Muslim activist calls 2015 "a banner year for hatred."

Comment

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

Sunday, November 22, 2015

The body of St. Maria Goretti, patron saint of purity and mercy, drew tens of thousands of the faithful to 54 American churches — from New Jersey to Illinois and Texas. It was the first time that the entire skeleton of a canonized saint — known in the Catholic Church ...

Comment

Texas Governor Joins Dozens Of Others Saying No To Syrian Refugees

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The number of states resisting refugees from Syria has now reached 31. "We're not going to accept any more refugees from this dangerous zone of Syria into the state of Texas," Gov. Greg Abbott said on Fox News on Tuesday.

Texas has had 238 Syrian refugees resettle there in ...

Comment

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...

Comment

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.

Comment

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

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Jamie Cullum, musician and BBC Radio 2 host, is constantly searching for the freshest sounds in jazz music. A frequent guest on Weekend Edition, he recently visited the program to share new music from Matthew Halsall & the Gondwana Orchestra, Daymé Arocena and Sons of Kemet. The sounds ...

Comment

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

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Among presidential candidates, a crucial point of contention centers on what to do with the estimated 11.3 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. About three-quarters of these immigrants are from Latin America — but there are plenty of others who come from around the globe, including Europe.

Gerry is one ...

Comment

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.

Comment

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.

Comment

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.

Comment

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.

Comment

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.

Comment

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

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Comment