A protest against President-elect Donald Trump in Los Angeles last month. Democrat Hillary Clinton drew 61 percent of the vote versus Trump's 31 percent in the country's most populous state. Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images

Politics

California Gets Ready To Defy Trump's Washington

In the Obama administration, Republican-dominated states such as Texas often sought to block the president's agenda. In the Trump era, California may play that same role.

A demonstrator appeared outside the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas last September, during a protest by the Culinary Workers Union. John Locher/AP hide caption

toggle caption
John Locher/AP

As President, Trump Will Appoint Labor Board That Regulates His Hotels

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/506625855/506625856" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Trouble Was For Thao & the Get Down Stay Down
Filomena Ruspo
Dia Santo Jam Da Silva
Salaam - Peace - Hamba Kahle Dollar Brand
Turning Point DJ Format
The Extra Mile (Instrumental) RJD2
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
The Extra Mile (Instrumental)
Album
Things Go Better Instrumentals
Artist
RJD2

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

A protest against President-elect Donald Trump in Los Angeles last month. Democrat Hillary Clinton drew 61 percent of the vote versus Trump's 31 percent in the country's most populous state. Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images

California Gets Ready To Defy Trump's Washington

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/505904428/506626004" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
We're Going Home
Everybody Daylight Brightblack Morning Light
Dead Against Smoking Admiral Fallow
Violin Concerto, Op. 14 [1. Allegro] Itzhak Perlman, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa (conductor)
People Everywhere (Still Alive) Khruangbin
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
People Everywhere (Still Alive)
Album
The Universe Smiles Upon You [LP]
Artist
Khruangbin

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Let Them Knock Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
Imperial Attack John Williams
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Imperial Attack
Album
Star Wars [Original Soundtrack]
Artist
John Williams

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Star Wars: Cantina Band in Ragtime Martin Spitznagel & Bryan Wright

"Anger isn't something that is solely a rural, American, white guy emotion," says novelist Nickolas Butler. Below, he and Jennifer Haigh recommend books about a range of American experiences. NPR hide caption

toggle caption
NPR

Still Puzzled By The Election? Authors Prescribe Fiction For Better Understanding

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/506476143/506625986" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Hideaway Karen O & the Kids
Rebirth of Cool DJ Cam Quartet

Four Iraqi commandos at the base were among those awarded medals by Defense Secretary Ash Carter during his visit earlier this month. David Welna/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
David Welna/NPR

Defense Secretary Ash Carter Predicts 'Tough Fight' Ahead To Retake Mosul

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/506599378/506625992" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

If you see a bias-based attack at a subway station, do you know how to intervene? Activists in New York City are preparing people with tips like engaging the victim and distracting the harasser. Canadian Pacific/Flickr hide caption

toggle caption
Canadian Pacific/Flickr

In New York, Activists Prepare Bystanders To Take Action Against Harassment

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/506583208/506625998" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Gypsy Bonobo
You! Me! Dancing! Los Campesinos!
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
You! Me! Dancing!
Album
Sticking Fingers into Sockets
Artist
Los Campesinos!

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Jynweythek Ylow Aphex Twin

The marmalade hoverfly might not be the flashiest bug under the sun, but researchers say it "does some very important jobs." Clifton Beard/Flickr hide caption

toggle caption
Clifton Beard/Flickr

Bugs Abound: If You Think The Skies Are Crowded, You Have No Idea

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/506581610/506626010" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Elena of Avalor is Disney's first Latina princess. Her show features music drawn from all over Central and South America. Disney Channel/Disney Channel hide caption

toggle caption
Disney Channel/Disney Channel

'Elena Of Avalor' Takes The Throne As Disney's First Latina Princess

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/505714020/506626016" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
My Time Cast - Elena of Avalor
Of the Mountains Dan Deacon