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'Vietgone': A Sex Comedy About Mom, Dad And Refugee Camps

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 3:59am

Playwright Qui Nguyen's latest work tells the story of how his parents met in an Arkansas refugee camp in 1975.

As Iraqi Forces Prepare To Attack Mosul, A Civilian Exodus Could Follow

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 3:59am

The U.S.-backed Iraqi offensive to try to force ISIS from Mosul may be just days away. Hundreds of thousands could be displaced in the fighting but the nearest camp can only accommodate 50,000 people.

Bob Dylan Doesn't Accept Being The 'Voice Of His Generation'

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 3:59am

Steve Inskeep recalls speaking to singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, who told him honors and accolades can get in the way of creativity. (This piece initially aired on Oct. 12, 2004 on Morning Edition).

Talk Show Host Explains Why He's Choosing An Independent Candidate

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 3:59am

Conservative talk show host and activist Erick Erickson has decided to support independent candidate Evan McMullin for president. What could this mean for the conservative movement?

Why Didn't Allegations Of Trump's Sexual Misconduct Come Up Sooner?

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 3:59am

Renee Montagne talks to Tim Miller, communications director for Jeb Bush's campaign and partner at Definers, a firm that specializes in opposition research, about the Trump misconduct allegations.

As Iraqi Forces Prepare To Retake Mosul, What Happens To Its Residents

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 3:59am

The U.S.-backed Iraqi offensive to try to force ISIS from Mosul could be just days away — prompting dread for thousands of refugees, and those who'll aid the many more who could be displaced.

Humans Can't Hear It But Mice Make Ultrasonic Sounds

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 3:59am

Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne report on new research that shows the mechanism through which mice and rats squeak is similar to a supersonic jet engine.

Trump Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct Spur Calls To Assault Hotlines

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 3:59am

Calls to the country's largest sexual assault hotline have spiked since a video came out of Donald Trump bragging about molesting women. We hear from sexual assault survivors about the tape.

Vietnamese-American Playwright Explores Feeling Part Of America

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 3:59am

Qui Nguyen's latest work tells the story of how his parents met in an Arkansas refugee camp. As the son of immigrants, he says it's important that the next president welcome newcomers to the U.S.

Break With European Union Is Having Ripple Effects In Britain

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 3:59am

British politicians are trying to reverse a sharp drop in the value of the British pound as the Scottish National Party threatens another referendum on independence.

Universal Postal Union Tries To Divvy Up Countries' Stamp Money Fairly

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 3:59am

Planet Money digs into the complex economics of international postage. When we send a letter to a foreign country, how should the stamp money be shared with the people delivering the letter?

U.S. Walks High-Wire Military Balancing Act In Yemen

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 3:59am

The U.S. fired missiles into Yemen as a response to Navy warships being fired upon. Steve Inskeep talks to Stephen Seche, a former U.S. ambassador to Yemen, to understand what's at stake there.

Crown Prince To Succeed Thai King Who Died After 70-Year Reign

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 3:59am

Thailand's beloved monarch has died at age 88. The king's son is set to take over the throne, but he doesn't have the same levels of popularity as his father.

Trump Uses Ohio Rally To Bring Up Clinton's Leaked Emails, Private Server

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 3:59am

Donald Trump renewed charges against Hillary Clinton, such as her private email server and damaging information from leaked emails, such as her purported support for "open trade and open borders."

Pregnancy Is Personal, Not Political, In 'The Mothers'

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 3:44am

A teenager faces an unplanned pregnancy in this debut novel by Brit Bennett. The 26-year-old author says people don't necessarily ask themselves: What would I do if I were in this situation?

Nigeria Announces The Release Of Some Kidnapped Girls

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 9:33am

A spokesman says 21 of more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram insurgents two years ago have been released after talks brokered by the International Red Cross and the Swiss government.

U.S. Carries Out Strikes Against Rebels In Yemen

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 8:08am

The U.S. has launched missiles at three radar installations on Yemen's coast. It's the first time that the U.S. has carried out strikes against the Houthi rebels during the conflict in Yemen.

Swedish Academy Reveals Bob Dylan Wins 2016 Nobel Prize In Literature

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 7:36am

The academy on Thursday honored Bob Dylan for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition." He is the first American to win the prize in more than two decades.

Bob Dylan Wins 2016 Nobel Prize In Literature

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 7:20am

Dylan won "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition," according to the citation by the Swedish Academy, the committee that annually decides the winner.

Legal Battle Involves Twisted French Fries

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 6:24am

The J.R. Simplot company sells twisted french fries called "Sidewinders." The Times-News of Idaho reports the company is suing McCain Foods, which sells new "Twisted Potato" fries.




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