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As Negotiators Talk Peace In Geneva, Bombings Kill At Least 32 In Syrian City

15 hours 2 min ago

The blasts Saturday left at least 32 people dead in Homs. The attacks in the city held by President Bashar Assad's regime are the latest violation of a tenuous peace brokered by Russia and Turkey.

Fresh Air Weekend: Neal Brennan; 'My Favorite Thing Is Monsters'; 'High Noon'

15 hours 54 min ago

Chappelle's Show co-creator Brennan discusses his special, 3 Mics. Critic John Powers reviews Emil Ferris' graphic novel debut. Glenn Frankel links the film High Noon to the Hollywood blacklist era.

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Remembering Frank Delaney's 'Irish Gift Of Gab'

16 hours 26 min ago

Scott Simon remembers Irish writer, broadcaster and critic Frank Delaney, who died this week at age 74.

Saturday Sports: Possible Changes In Baseball

16 hours 26 min ago

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Howard Bryant of ESPN about possible rule changes for Major League Baseball that are designed to make games shorter.

Benefits In Jeopardy For Retired Coal Miners

16 hours 26 min ago

Without federal intervention, retired coal miners could lose their health care and pensions at the end of April. That would devastate the miners, and their communities.

Explaining The Sizzling Sound Of Meteors

16 hours 26 min ago

Scientists recently published a paper explaining why some meteors create strange sounds. NPR's Scott Simon talks with researcher Bill Sweatt about what creates this "sizzling" sound.

Michigan Democrat Rep. Brenda Lawrence On The Tight Race For DNC Chair

16 hours 26 min ago

Michigan Democrat Rep. Brenda Lawrence has endorsed Rep. Keith Ellison in the race for DNC chair. She discusses the race ahead of Saturday's vote.

Swedish Council Member Proposes Paid Breaks For Sex

16 hours 26 min ago

Councilman Per-Eric Muskos of Overtornea, Sweden, introduced a proposal to let municipal employees take a paid break each week to go home and have sex.

Author Lionel Shriver On Cultural Appropriation And The 'Sensitivity Police'

16 hours 26 min ago

NPR's Scott Simon talks with author Lionel Shriver about her outspoken views on cultural appropriation and what she feels is oversensitivity of the left.

Curtis McMurtry's New Album Can Make You Feel Like You're Eavesdropping

16 hours 26 min ago

His grandfather was author Larry McMurtry, his father is songwriter James McMurtry. So it's no surprise Curtis McMurtry's songs are full of vivid characters. His new album is The Hornet's Nest.

'Harmless Like You' Is A Story Of How Hurts Are Inherited

16 hours 26 min ago

NPR's Scott Simon talks to author Rowan Hisayo Buchanan about her debut novel, Harmless Like You, a story of how we inherit pain from our parents, and inevitably pass it to our descendants.

Race And The Controversial History Of 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

16 hours 26 min ago

Historian Caroline Light says "stand your ground" laws were written for white, heterosexual, property-owning men. What happens when other people take up arms, in defense against white supremacists?

An Economist On The 'Miserable 21st Century'

16 hours 26 min ago

Economist Nicholas Eberstadt of the American Enterprise Institute paints a bleak picture of the U.S. economy. He describes millions of Americans out of work, and addicted to drugs and screens.

What To Expect In Trump's Address To Congress

16 hours 26 min ago

We recap President Trump's week and his address to CPAC, and preview themes to expect in his address to Congress Tuesday.

The Ramifications Of Using A Chemical Weapon In Kim Jong Nam's Assassination

16 hours 26 min ago

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Georgetown University Asia expert Victor Cha about the global repercussions of the deadly nerve gas attack on Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korea's dictator.

'Take The Cannoli': 45 Years Spent Quoting 'The Godfather'

16 hours 26 min ago

The Godfather was released 45 years ago this spring. NPR's Scott Simon takes the anniversary as an opportunity to revisit some of his favorite lines from the classic film.

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A New Documentary Explores The Troubled, Brilliant Life Of Pianist Bill Evans

16 hours 26 min ago

Filmmaker Bruce Spiegel speaks with Weekend Edition about the eight-year process behind Bill Evans: Time Remembered.

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Trump Takes His Vision To Congress, The Country And An Audience For The Ages

17 hours 51 min ago

When he enters the historic chamber and re-enacts the ritual on Tuesday, he will be stepping into a dimension of real and limitless consequences — one in which he is still a celebrity apprentice.

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The Ones Who Dream: A Guide To 2017's Bold, Unconventional Oscars Music

17 hours 54 min ago

The Academy has a history of baffling picks for Best Score — but this year's nominees are so daring and startling that it's hard to go wrong.

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Win Your Oscar Pool With Our Blisteringly Accurate Predictions

17 hours 54 min ago

Glen Weldon runs down all 24 Academy Award categories and makes bold, keenly analytical picks which are not — not even remotely — wild guesses. Nope.

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