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Wild horses and cattle graze on the marshy banks of southern Spain's mighty Guadalquivir River.

From the mouth of this river, Christopher Columbus set off for the New World.

But since then, the river has gotten more salty. As fresh water is extracted for agriculture, drought — made more frequent by climate change — means less rainfall replaces it. Tides send salt water farther upriver.

Inside a cement building straddling part of the river, pumps suck 800 gallons out of the Guadalquivir per second — diverting it to irrigation canals.

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A Writer On Being A Black Man In Minnesota

Jun 25, 2017

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Mary Matsuda Gruenewald grew up on Vashon Island in Washington State. It's a small town of about 10,000 people — many of whom commute by ferry to jobs in nearby Seattle. It's green, it's beautiful, it's the kind of place where you can't walk into the grocery store without seeing someone you know.

Mary Matsuda Gruenewald says that when she lived there, a lot of the families were farming families, including hers. Her high school experience was pretty typical, until one Sunday in 1941.

Paid Line-Holders Find Worth In The Wait

Jun 25, 2017

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Some things are worth the wait. But our next guest finds worth in the wait. Robert Samuel is the founder of Same Ole Line Dudes, and the service he offers is holding your place in line - for a fee, of course. He joins us from our studios in New York. Welcome.

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Time now for The Call-In. It's wedding season. And today we're talking about love. We asked you for your stories, advice and questions.

JENNIFER INGHAM: Hi, NPR listeners. This is Jennifer Ingham.

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Quarterback Colin Kaepernick remains unsigned, and there's been a lot of debate about why.

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Wal-Mart To Buy Bonobos In Challenge To Amazon

Jun 18, 2017

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Just as class lets out for the summer across the country, a new one has just been announced.

NASA has chosen 12 people from a pool of more than 18,300 applicants for two years of training before giving them the title of "astronaut."

The space agency received a record number of applicants after announcing an open application in December 2015.

Jasmin Moghbeli, one of the dozen candidates, spoke with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro from Houston's Johnson Space Center, where she'll undertake the training program starting in August.

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Swimsuit Season Gets Complicated

Jun 11, 2017

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A decade ago, a young singer-songwriter named Brandi Carlile released an album called "The Story."

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BRANDI CARLILE: (Singing) All of these lines across my face tell you the story of who I am.

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Update On Oregon Train Stabbings

May 28, 2017

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For the athletes, the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio were full of triumph and defeat, victory laps and tears, all the usual themes. But the legacy of those games for the host city...

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NASA Spacecraft Finds Storms On Jupiter

May 28, 2017

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And this is Lulu's log - stardate May 28, 2017, where we consider matters of space, the stars, the universe and planets.

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It's time now for the Call-In. Today we're talking about home ownership. Who can afford to buy? Who can't and why?

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