TruckBeat: "That's A Good Day"

TruckBeat wraps up its series on addiction in East Tennessee by heading out to Cornerstone of Recovery. There, we revisit Bubba Graczyk and Celeste Webb, who recently took us on a harrowing journey of their descent into addiction. This time, we hear about how their recovery has changed their perspective on themselves and others. And Jess tells us the story of Jason Goodman. After years of abusing cocaine and methamphetamines, Goodman says he's finally found a new life in recovery.
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The Method: Crustal Hijinks And The New Nuclear Power

All earthquakes are products of the dynamic planet we live on. They typically occur as massive slabs of the Earth's crust, called tectonic plates, bump against, over and past each other. But the East Coast isn’t anywhere near a plate boundary. So what causes the earthquakes we feel in Appalachia? A seismologist at the University of North Carolina thinks he might know. A team led by Dr. Berk Biryol examined the patterns of seismic waves passing through the North American continent, and...
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The Afghan Taliban have announced their next leader: Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, an extremist scholar with no military experience.

With the announcement, the Taliban confirmed that their previous leader, Mullah Mohammed Akhtar Mansour, was killed by a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan last week.

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Grit has been on NPR several times recently, not to mention front and center on the national education agenda.

My dad, who came to the U.S. in 1969 from Hong Kong, who speaks English-lilted-with-Taishanese, who has lived in Connecticut for two-thirds of his life — three times the length of his time in Asia — still uses the word "Oriental."

It's always a casual reference. "This place used to be a Oriental restaurant," he'll say, as we drive by a boarded-up storefront that once was a Chinese take-out joint.

He doesn't use it in a derogatory way. It's just his go-to term for anything Asian, whether that's food, a business, a person, an idea. But I keep trying to get him to stop.

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One of the country's largest pizza chains faces a lawsuit over alleged wage theft.

New York's attorney general accuses Domino's Pizza of systematically undercounting the hours worked by employees at its franchises.

The case could deliver big changes in the fast food industry and beyond.

When you own a Domino's franchise there are some rules you just have to follow.

The Florida Everglades is a swampy wilderness the size of Delaware. In some places along the road in southern Florida, it looks like tall saw grass to the horizon, a prairie punctuated with a few twisted cypress trees. The sky is the palest blue.

But beneath the surface a different story is unfolding. Because of climate change and sea level rise, the ocean is starting to seep into the swampland. If the invasion grows worse, it could drastically change the Everglades, and a way of life for millions of residents in South Florida.

A Donald Trump campaign rally in Albuquerque, N.M., turned violent on Tuesday, leading to at least one arrest and several injuries, police say.

According to the Albuquerque Police Department Twitter feed, several officers were hit by rocks thrown by protesters. The police later characterized the clash as a "riot."

NPR's Sarah McCammon was at the Trump rally, which was held in the Albuquerque Convention Center. She filed this report for our Newscast:

Online Eye Exam Site Makes Waves In Eye Care Industry

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All sorts of health information is now a few taps away on your smartphone, from how many steps you take — to how well you sleep at night. But what if you could use your phone and a computer to test your vision? A company is doing just that — and eye care professionals are upset. Some states have even banned it.

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