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On LA's Sunset Strip, A New Golden Age Of Billboards

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 8:01am

Traditional advertising is on the decline, but billboards targeting Hollywood's elite are shining. Tech and entertainment companies have boosted spending to keep their brands in conspicuous places.

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Fresh Air Weekend: James Comey; 'Atlanta' Actor Brian Tyree Henry

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 8:00am

Comey defends the FBI against charges of partisanship. Critic Ken Tucker reviews John Prine's The Tree of Forgiveness. Henry talks about his Atlanta character Alfred, aka the rapper "Paper Boi."

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'The Only Story': An Old Man Recalls His Young Love For An Older Woman

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 6:36am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to author Julian Barnes about his new novel The Only Story. It's about an aging Englishman and the memory of the only woman he ever loved.

Saturday Sports: NBA Playoffs And Major League Baseball

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 6:36am

NPR's Scott Simon talks sports with ESPN's Howard Bryant. They'll cover the surprises of the NBA playoffs so far and the historically hot start by baseball's Boston Red Sox.

How Social Media Companies Profit From Data Heightens Concerns

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 6:36am

Worries have increased since Facebook's CEO testified on Capitol Hill. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Om Malik, a partner at a capital firm in Silicon Valley, about what it means for the tech industry.

$1 Billion Fine Levied Against Wells Fargo Over Loan Abuses

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 6:36am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Vanity Fair contributing editor Bethany McLean about the $1 billion fine that Wells Fargo will have to pay for overcharging its customers on home and auto loans.

After ISIS Was Driven Out, Syrian City Of Raqqa Remains In Rubble

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 6:36am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Tamer El-Ghobashy, Baghdad bureau chief of The Washington Post about the city of Raqqa, which is still in a state of destruction.

Trump's Criticisms May Have Helped Comey's Book Sales

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 6:36am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Rich Lowry, editor of the National Review, about his take on former FBI Director James Comey's publicity blitz. Comey's new book is called, A Higher Loyalty.

North Korea Will Suspend Nuclear Tests To Focus On Its Economy

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 6:36am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to David Kang, a professor at the University of Southern California, about North Korea's announcement that it will shut down its nuclear test site and suspend missile tests.

Laura Veirs' 'The Lookout' Is A Soundtrack For Turbulent Times

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 6:36am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Laura Veirs of Portland, Ore., about her new album, The Lookout. She says it addresses the fleeting beauty of life in a chaotic post-election America.

Talking With Author Sam J. Miller About 'Blackfish City: A Novel'

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 6:36am

The new book Blackfish City tells of a near future that's both dystopian and utopian all at once. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Sam J. Miller about his story and about the influence of his father.

Carl Kasell, Voice Of Authority And Soul Of Irreverence, Dies

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 6:36am

NPR's Scott Simon pays his respects to Carl Kasell. The beloved NPR newscaster and "public radio ambassador" died earlier this week. He was 84.

In Maine, It's A Boom Year When It Comes To Fishing For Baby Eels

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 6:36am

Each spring, a few lucky Maine fishermen have the chance to make a lot of money catching baby eels, known as elvers, to sell to eel farms in Asia. This year, the prices are some of the highest ever.

Alaska Man's Revelation Shine A Light On Sex Abuse In The State

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 6:36am

Alaska has a sexual assault rate 3 times the national average and a child sex assault rate 6 times. NPR's Scott Simon discusses that with Alexander Hirsch of the University of Alaska at Fairbanks.

New Book 'Windrush' Sheds Light On Multi-Racial Britain

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 6:36am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Trevor Phillips, co-author of: Windrush: The Irresistible Rise of Multi-racial Britain. The U.K. is roiled by revelations of the Windrush generation of immigrants.

Reduced U.S. Embassy Staff In Havana Hinders Travel By Cubans

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 6:36am

The chilled relations between Cuba and the White House has left the U.S. embassy running on a shoe-string operation. Cubans hoping to travel to the U.S. must now apply in a third country for visas.

This Week In Politics: U.S.-North Korea Relations

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 6:36am

President Trump tweeted the North Korean news that it was suspending nuclear tests was "big progress." Agreeing to meet with Kim Jong Un was a gamble for Trump, but so far it seems to be paying off.

Trump: North Korea's Suspension Of Nuclear Tests Shows 'Progress'

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 1:36am

North Korea announced that it will stop nuclear and missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site. President Trump tweeted that it was a sign "Progress being made for all!"

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Controlled Burn Held At Manassas Battlefield Park To Restore Civil War Landscape

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 9:40pm

Smoke rose above planned maneuvers to defeat overgrown vegetation, preserving the wartime feel of the park where thousands of soldiers fought in 1862.

(Image credit: Brian Gorsia/NPS)

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens Charged With Second Felony: Computer Data Tampering

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 8:13pm

The latest charge is related to the alleged use of his veterans' charity donor rolls to raise money for his 2016 gubernatorial campaign. He says he will clear his name in court.

(Image credit: Jeff Roberson/AP)




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