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Not My Job: Sharon Jones Gets Quizzed On Handshakes

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 10:20am

We've invited the lead singer of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings to play a game called "Let's shake on it."

Who's Bill This Time

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 10:19am

Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news... Sanity For Humanity, Vlad The Emailer, It Takes An Olympic Village

It's Official: Obama's Presidential Library Will Be In Chicago's Jackson Park

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 10:08am

"For the first time, a presidential center will be in the heart of an urban community," the Obama Foundation says, adding that the area was chosen because of its potential long-term impact.

The Costs Of The Pulse Nightclub Shooting

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 9:16am

Researchers are taking a look at the economic costs of shooting in the Orlando nightclub. Meanwhile, those affected personally are fretting about their bills.

#NPRreads: These Three Stories Are A Real Catch

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 9:01am

Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.

Hidden Panties And Explosives: Army Releases Bizarre Details About Dallas Shooter

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 8:59am

Three weeks after authorities identified Micah Johnson as the shooter who killed five police in Dallas, the military has released new details about his strange behavior while serving in Afghanistan.

Fresh Air Weekend: Michael K. Williams; A Dystopian 'Natural Way'; Sharon Jones

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 8:00am

Williams, who played Omar on The Wire, talks about separating himself from characters. Critic John Powers reviews The Natural Way of Things. Singer Jones still performs, despite a cancer diagnosis.

'Quiero Creedence' Covers Creedence Clearwater Revival With A Latin Beat

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 7:44am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to La Marisoul and Juan Manuel Caipo, two of the musicians on a new collection of covers of Creedence Clearwater Revival. It's called Quiero Creedence.

Kristen Bell On 'Bad Moms': 'It Was The Funniest Script I Had Ever Read'

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 7:44am

Bell's new film is about three suburban moms who find themselves ground down by the endless chores of motherhood. She says its creators (two men) wrote it as a love letter to their overworked wives.

A Look At Where Bernie Sanders' Movement Goes From Here

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 7:44am

Bernie Sanders may have lost the Democratic race for President, but his supporters believe some of his ideas won. Sanders surrogate Jonathan Tasini looks at his legacy.

Dentist Protagonists In Literature

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 7:44am

Last week on the show author Dave Eggers and Scott Simon agreed that they couldn't think of any protagonists in fiction who are dentists. This week we have a correction, and literary dentist readings.

Clinton, Kaine Take Off On Bus Campaign Tour

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 7:44am

Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine hit two swing states after the Democratic convention. They're on a bus tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Do Putin And Trump Really Have Something To Gain From One Another?

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 7:44am

Days after Donald Trump suggested Vladimir Putin hacked Hillary Clinton's email, NPR's Scott Simon explores the Trump-Putin mutual admiration society with veteran Russia reporter Julia Ioffee.

Russian Hacking, Spies, Wikileaks: "Breaking Cover" Has A Lot In Common With The Week In Politics

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 7:44am

Former M15 boss Dame Stella Rimington talks with Scott Simon about her new book, and her previous career in espionage.

Democratic National Convention Flips The Script With Reagan-esque Themes

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 7:44am

The DNC was chock full of chants of "USA!" and salutes to Ronald Reagan and John McCain. Scott Simon talks to conservative author Charlie Sykes, who says it almost sounded like a GOP convention.

DNC Wraps Up A Week In Philadelphia

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 7:44am

Democrats wrapped up their convention in Philadelphia this week. NPR's Ron Elving has all the details, and a look ahead to what both candidates need to do in the months before the election.

Simon: Maybe We Should Eat Better If We're To Be Taller

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 7:44am

Height is not accomplishment or character, Scott Simon writes, but the authors of a recent study caution that height can be related to health.

'I'm Supposed To Protect You From All This' Is Memoir Fraught With Mystery

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 7:44am

Nadja Spiegelman — daughter of graphic novelist Art Spiegelman and New Yorker art editor Françoise Mouly — has written a memoir about her mother, her grandmother, and their flawed family memories.

In The Sounds Of Jason Bourne's World, A Story Of Creation And Loss

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 7:44am

British composer John Powell swore off working on action movies for years, unsettled by their violence. The latest in the Bourne series, for which he's scored every film, marks his return.

Travel NIghtmare: Monkey Business

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 7:44am

In the latest story from listeners about their Travel Nightmares, Susan Ford Hoffert tells us about a monkey attack in South Africa.

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