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U.S. Government Launches Investigation Into Hyundai And Kia Airbags

26 min 28 sec ago

Four deaths and six injuries have been linked to crashes where air bags failed to deploy, and an estimated 425,000 Hyundai and Kia vehicles are under investigation.

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SXSW 2018 Dispatch: Live Performances From The Marias And Amara La Negra

38 min 27 sec ago

Alt.Latino hosts our first SXSW Showcase with two bands that show off distinct styles and approaches to Latin music.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Author Luis Alberto Urrea; Personal Essayist Tim Kreider

3 hours 49 min ago

Urrea's new novel borrows from the story of his brother, who died of cancer. Kevin Whitehead reviews a box set by the late pianist Teddy Wilson. Kreider discusses Because I Love You.

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Russian Trolling Continued After Election

4 hours 36 min ago

U.S. citizens continue to be targeted by Russian operatives online. Ajah Hales was contacted by a Facebook page that promised to promote black-owned businesses like hers. She talks with Scott Simon.

Slovaks Protest After Journalist's Killing

4 hours 36 min ago

The murder of a a young investigative journalist in Slovakia led to street protests and the collapse of the government. Now protesters want fresh elections to sweep away corruption.

Saturday Sports: NCAA Shocking Upset

4 hours 36 min ago

Scott Simon talks with ESPN's Howard Bryant about the latest in college basketball.

Democrats Strategize For Midterms

4 hours 36 min ago

Conor Lamb, a centrist Democrat, is the apparent victor in this week's Pennsylvania congressional election — a big win for Democrats going into the midterms. But can their strategy survive long term?

How A Russian Nerve Agent Got To The U.K.

4 hours 36 min ago

How was a nerve agent of a group called Novichok manufactured and sent into the U.K. to poison a former Russian spy? Richard Guthrie, a U.K.-based chemical weapons expert, talks with Scott Simon.

The Life Of Louise Slaughter

4 hours 36 min ago

We remember New York Democratic Rep. Lousie Slaughter, who died on Friday at the age of 88.

Evaluating The Potential New CIA Director

4 hours 36 min ago

If confirmed, Gina Haspel will replace Mike Pompeo as CIA director. NPR's Scott Simon talks to a Haspel critic, former CIA counterterrorism officer John Kiriakou.

Sessions Fires FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe

4 hours 36 min ago

The attorney general has fired former FBI official Andrew McCabe only hours before he planned to retire with full benefits. Justice cited a "lack of candor," but McCabe says he's a scapegoat.

Subway Line Could Threaten Sufi Shrine In Pakistan

4 hours 36 min ago

Pakistan's government is building a much-needed 16-mile metro across Lahore to ease traffic. But it passes a little too close for comfort to many of the city's historic buildings.

Oklahoma Tries A New Execution Method: Nitrogen Gas

4 hours 36 min ago

Oklahoma has switched to nitrogen as its primary execution method. But first, as Fordham University law professor Deborah Denno tells Scott Simon, they must figure out how to use it.

Oregon Republican Lawmakers Face Gun-Rights Backlash Over New Law

4 hours 36 min ago

Oregon passed the first gun restrictions after the shooting in Parkland, Fla. Lawmakers in Salem said it was a tough vote — and one that has stuck with them.

Arizona's Special Election

4 hours 36 min ago

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Laurie Roberts of The Arizona Republic about voting patterns and issues for the upcoming special election in Arizona's 8th district on April 24.

What To Expect From Pompeo At State

4 hours 36 min ago

Mike Pompeo is moving from the CIA to become secretary of state. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Pompeo's former staffer Jim Richardson about his old boss and how Pompeo may lead the State Department.

Why Many Russians Support Putin

4 hours 36 min ago

Russia chooses a president on Sunday, but critics say the election has been carefully managed to offer voters little choice other than Vladimir Putin.

Follow Up: Did The Computerless Computer Teacher Ever Get A Computer?

5 hours 48 min ago

The story of the middle school teacher without a computer prompted an outpouring of support. But did he get any laptops?

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Black Voters Need More Convincing From Democrats In 2018

5 hours 48 min ago

Black turnout in the 2016 presidential election fell to the lowest rate since 2000. To reverse that, some voters say Democrats need to better address issues like wealth disparity and criminal justice.

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For St. Patrick's Day, A True Tale Of 8 Sailors Saved By Guinness

5 hours 49 min ago

If you're picking up a glass of Guinness this St. Patrick's Day, savor it while pondering this story from 1917, when Ireland's famous stout was cause for true celebration: It saved lives.

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