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Pop Culture Advent Calendar, Day 10: Enter ... Spider-Man

9 hours 29 min ago

With his dramatic, long-awaited entrance in Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man (Tom Holland) came in from the cold.

Fresh Air Weekend: 'Times' Editor Dean Baquet; Megyn Kelly; The Best Books Of 2016

10 hours 29 min ago

Dean Baquet of The New York Times talks about covering Donald Trump. Fox News host Kelly discusses Trump's "de-legitimization" of the media. Critic Maureen Corrigan presents the 10 best books of '16.

The Life Of Danny Barker, Who Saw Jazz As 'A Ride On A Royal Camel'

11 hours 2 min ago

Barker played with everyone from Billie Holliday to Cab Calloway to Jelly Roll Morton. Scott Simon speaks with Music Inside Out host Gwen Thompkins about the late banjo player and guitarist's legacy.

Taking A Crack At A New 'Nutcracker': This One's Set At The World's Fair

11 hours 2 min ago

Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon has a fresh take on the classic Christmas tale. The $4 million Joffrey Ballet production premieres Saturday, and doesn't center around a wealthy Victorian family.

At A Makeshift Iraqi Court, Harsh Justice For Those Accused Of Aiding ISIS

11 hours 2 min ago

Working in difficult circumstances, lawyers and judges do their best to administer justice. NPR was present at a trial of a man accused of repairing ISIS vehicles. He and relatives denied ISIS links.

For Austria, A Tough Choice On What To Do With Hitler's Birthplace

11 hours 2 min ago

Austrian officials want to make sure "nothing would happen there... that could support Nazi ideology in any way," says a government spokesman. But there's disagreement on how best to proceed.

Will Trump The Politician Become A Dealmaker?

11 hours 2 min ago

President-elect Donald Trump has promised to tap into his business experience to run the country. As a businessman, he has been willing to adjust his plans to get things done.

Retired Stars Find Assisted Living At The Lillian Booth Home

11 hours 2 min ago

The Lillian Booth Home in Englewood, N.J., is run by the Actors Fund as both a nursing facility and assisted living. Like the residents, many of the staff come from the entertainment industry.

Saturday Sports

11 hours 2 min ago

The World Anti-Doping Agency has released a report implicating Russian officials in a widespread doping program. More than 1,000 Russian athletes may have benefited from the cheating scheme.

NPR Holiday Leftovers Presents: Puerto Rican Recipes

11 hours 2 min ago

This holiday season, NPR is collecting staff members' family recipes. Arts Desk intern Vicky Diaz-Camacho shares two of her favorite Puerto Rican dishes with NPR's Scott Simon.

Austrians' Timely , Unpronouncable, Lengthy World Of The Year

11 hours 2 min ago

Austrians have invented a new word to describe delays this year in their presidential election. And that word has 52, yes 52, letters.

Economist Says Manufacturing Job Loss Driven By Advancing Technology, Not Globalization

11 hours 2 min ago

NPR's Scott Simon talks to economist Michael Hicks about how most of the manufacturing jobs lost in this country are due to increased use of technology and not outsourcing to foreign countries.

Oakland Warehouse Fire: Despite Warning Signs, City Failed To Intervene

11 hours 2 min ago

In Oakland, Ca., officials are trying determine the cause of a fire that killed 36 people attending a dance party in a warehouse. A litany of governmental and bureaucratic failures is emerging.

Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard Introduces Bill To Halt U.S. Arms Supplies To Syrian Allies

11 hours 2 min ago

Democratic Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii introduced the "Stop Arming Terrorists Act" this week. She talks to NPR's Scott Simon about the bill and how it relates to US involvement in Syria.

Strange Calling Error Suggests Reporter Stumbled Upon Cuba Target Of Phone Fraud

11 hours 2 min ago

When Atlantic reporter Sarah Zhang tried to call Cuba, she got an error message, followed by a recording of The War of the Worlds. She tells NPR's Scott Simon, she stumbled into a kind of telecom fraud.

Trump Transition Team Asks Energy Dept. Employees About Involvement In Climate Change Work

11 hours 2 min ago

The Trump transition team is asking which Department of Energy employees have been involved in climate change talks. A long questionnaire sent to agency employees is raising concerns.

Jury Shown Video Of Dylann Roof's Confession: "We All Know I'm Guilty"

11 hours 2 min ago

Jurors in Dylann Roof's federal trial got to hear from the Charleston church shooting suspect firsthand. Prosecutors played his FBI interrogation tape that was recorded in 2015. [Editor's note: this conversation includes graphic language about the shooting.]

Actor Kirk Douglas Turns 100

11 hours 2 min ago

The actor who played a boxer, a hard-bitten detective, a cynical reporter, Doc Holliday, Vincent van Gogh, and a French colonel turned 100. NPR's Scott Simon looks back on the career of Kirk Douglas.

Lawrence Lessig Offers Free Legal Aid To Anti-Trump Electors

11 hours 2 min ago

Harvard law Professor Lawrence Lessig will support members of the Electoral College who don't want to support the President-elect. NPR's Scott Simon asks him why he's decided to take up this cause.

For Female Refugees, Attempt To Escape Is Often Fraught With Sexual Assault

11 hours 2 min ago

Sarah Giles of Doctors Without Borders spent four months on a search-and-rescue boat in the Mediterranean. She tells NPR's Scott Simon that women refugees are commonly the targets of sexual assault.

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