John Burnett

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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 ...


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 ...


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.


Teens Dig Into Black History As Urban Archeologists

Saturday, September 05, 2015

In a dense, wooded lot, 17-year-old Justis Jackson lies on a mound of dirt. He doesn't seem to mind the sticky heat or buzzing mosquitoes. Jackson's attention is fixed on a buried object at the bottom of a neatly dug hole.

"Sounds like metal," he says, knocking. "But what type ...


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

Saturday, September 05, 2015

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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.


New Piñata Trumps Usual Party Props For Mexican Entrepreneur

Friday, August 14, 2015

A shop owner in Reynosa, Mexico, found a hit product with his Donald Trump piñatas. Now, he's swinging for the other side of the aisle.


Donald Trump Visits The Border And Calls For Tougher Enforcement

Friday, July 24, 2015

Donald Trump visited the border with Mexico and said he would crack down on illegal immigration if elected president. But he was less strident than he has been in other recent remarks.


Donald Trump Explores Border Reform Measures In South Texas

Thursday, July 23, 2015

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's harsh description of immigrants has galvanized his base of supporters. He says he wants tougher border restrictions.


Hacking Iconic New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp Far From The Gulf

Sunday, July 19, 2015

This summer, NPR is getting crafty in the kitchen. As part of Weekend Edition's Do Try This At Home series, chefs are sharing their cleverest hacks and tips — taking expensive, exhausting or intimidating recipes and tweaking them to work in any home kitchen.

This week: A play on ...