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BANKS On What Happens When You Give Your Fans Your Phone Number

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 7:47am

Social media isn't Jillian Banks' style, so she told her fans to text her instead. "Something that I'm still learning and have had to learn is how to put boundaries up," she says.

'It's Familiar To All The Women In My Family:' Adapting Von Trier For The Opera

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 7:47am

Composer Missy Mazzoli wouldn't call Lars von Trier's film Breaking the Waves, a feminist project. But its portrayal of a woman's experience was part of what drew her to help reimagine it onstage.

For Students In Tulsa, Pain Frames Conversation About Crutcher

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 7:47am

Rebecca Lee teaches in Tulsa. Lee has been talking with students about their feelings after Terence Crutcher, whose daughter attends her school, was shot to death. She shared them publicly online.

The American Diplomat Who Helped Bring An End To Colombia's War

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 7:47am

An American negotiator played a key role in helping Colombia end it's half-century war between the government and the FARC guerrillas. Here's how he did it.

Controversy Continues Over Muscular Dystrophy Drug, Despite FDA Approval

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 7:47am

The Food and Drug Administration approved a muscular dystrophy drug despite deeply flawed evidence. Was the decision a dangerous precedent or flexible pragmatism reflecting patients' values?

The Week In Sports

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 7:47am

Football season has begun and there's plenty to talk about. Howard Bryant of ESPN.com talks to NPR's Scott Simon about the week in sports.

The Latest On New Jersey 'Bridgegate' Trial

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 7:47am

All week, jurors in New Jersey have been hearing about how aides to Gov. Chris Christie orchestrated the closure of lanes on the George Washington Bridge in 2013. We'll catch up on the trial.

How Law Enforcement Working With Regulatory Agencies To Thwart Terrorist Use Of IEDs

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 7:47am

It's relatively simple for criminals to buy pressure cookers and turn them into deadly devices. William Flynn, formerly of the Department of Homeland Security, talks to NPR's Scott Simon.

How Will Bernie Sanders Supporters Vote?

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 7:47am

Scott Simon speaks to Jeff Weaver, former campaign manager for Bernie Sanders about how the Bernie coalition will vote in November.

Setting The Scene: Monday's Presidential Debate In Chicago

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 7:47am

The stage is set for what could be a pivotal moment in the race for president: the first debate between candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. It takes place Monday at Hofstra University.

'Let There Be Laughter': Modern Jewish Jokes Poke At Assimilation

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 7:47am

Michael Krasny's new book is called Let There Be Laughter. He tells NPR's Scott Simon about this treasury of great Jewish jokes, and why they matter.

PHOTOS: Dreamlike Pictures Of The Water The World Needs

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 6:00am

Photographer Mustafa Abdulaziz has spent four years documenting the world's water woes. His 'Water Stories' are now on display by New York's East River.

A Cartoonist Confronts The Power Of His Pen In 'Reputations'

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 6:00am

Juan Gabriel Vásquez's new novel centers on a respected and feared political cartoonist whose past comes back to haunt him after he receives a threatening letter. It's a powerful, concentrated work.

Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 5:01am

Hear new songs by Amanda Shires, The Minders, Izo FitzRoy and more in a mix curated by public-radio hosts across the country.

Your Cheat Sheet To The Issues That Could Come Up In The Presidential Debate

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 5:00am

From jobs and taxes to health care and immigration, there are a host of issues that will come up Monday night. Here's what you should know to get smart quick.

As Our Jobs Are Automated, Some Say We'll Need A Guaranteed Basic Income

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 4:53am

How will the economy provide economic opportunities if employers need fewer workers in the future? A growing number of people in Silicon Valley are saying the only realistic answer is a basic income.

Congress Has One Week Left To Keep The Government Running Past September

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 4:00am

Congress has one job to do this month before its October recess: make a deal to keep the government funded past Sept. 30. But that hasn't happened yet.

Episode 725: Trade Show

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 9:39pm

On today's show: The fight over free trade. Come for the man who dreamed of world peace through trade. Stay for Robert Smith in the mean streets of Seattle.

Fill It With Regular: AAA Finds Millions Of Drivers Waste Money On Premium Gas

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 7:57pm

A study by AAA found 16.5 million Americans buy premium gas when their cars don't need it. Director of Automotive Engineering Greg Brannon says drivers waste money when they unnecessarily use premium.

Feds To Allow Preferences For Low-Income Applicants In S.F. Housing Complex

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 7:07pm

Reversing a previous decision, federal housing officials say San Francisco can set aside 40 percent of the 98 units in new affordable housing for seniors who live in certain rapidly gentrifying areas.

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