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Saturday Sports: Trump's Comments, Kawhi Leonard, LeBron

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 7:10am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Howard Bryant of ESPN about this week's sports news.

Finding Justice For Rape In Kenya

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 7:10am

Cases of child rape are usually adjudicated by family elders in eastern Kenya. But, with the help of activists, one family is trying to end the practice and force these cases into the judicial system.

Looking At U.S. Trade With China

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 7:10am

President Trump announced tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods. China says it will retaliate. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Dan Ikenson of the libertarian Cato Institute for his reaction.

The Basketball Game That Promises Very Little: Ted Cruz Vs. Jimmy Kimmel

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 7:10am

The NBA season might be over. But basketball isn't quite done. Texas Senator Ted Cruz and late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel have a score to settle.

How Europe Responds To Migrants

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 7:10am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Elizabeth Collett, director of Migration Policy Institute Europe, about the evolving responses of European countries to migrants from Africa and the Middle East.

An Asylum-Seeker Talks About Fleeing Domestic Violence

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 7:10am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Sinthia. Originally from Honduras, her husband became abusive and violent. She fled with her 5-year-old son and now lives in Texas. She's currently seeking asylum.

Changes Coming To AP World History Classes

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 7:10am

The Advanced Placement World History course will no longer include precolonial civilizations. Scott Simon talks to Amanda DoAmaral, a former AP World History teacher, about why she opposes the change.

Illinois Parolee Can't Find A Home

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 7:10am

Carl Reimann was granted parole after serving 45 years for a quintuple murder. Community outrage forced him out of three residences and he ended up back in prison. Now he's been paroled again.

A Dust-Up Over Moon Dust

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 7:10am

A woman in Tennessee is suing NASA to keep the vial of moon dust she claims Neil Armstrong gave to her when she was 10 years old.

Religious Groups Criticize Trump Immigration Policies

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 7:10am

This week, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops criticized the Trump administration's immigration policies. NPR's Scott Simon asks Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski for his reaction.

Legal News: Paul Manafort In Custody And The Justice Department Report

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 7:10am

Paul Manafort is in jail and the DOJ released its report on the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails. Legal analyst Shan Wu joins NPR's Scott Simon to talk through the week's stories.

President Trump Has Some Awfully Kind Words For Kim Jong Un

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 7:10am

President Trump has nice things to say about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on what that might mean.

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'Old In Art School': An MFA Inspires A Memoir Of Age

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 6:26am

Upon retiring from Princeton University at age 64, historian Nell Irvin Painter decided to pursue a second career in visual art among students a third of her age.

(Image credit: Samantha Clark/NPR)

Prediction

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 6:16am

Our panelists predict what's next for the #MPRRaccoon.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 6:16am

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Limericks

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 6:16am

Bill Kurtis reads three news-related limericks: Will Work For Food, Fire Away and Royal Spotters,

Panel Questions

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 6:16am

R2-Squeeze2, Gilded Oldies, The Pooperintendent Strikes Back.

Bluff The Listener

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 6:16am

Our panelists read three stories about someone's miserly ways paying off in a surprising way, only one of which is true.

Panel Questions

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 6:16am

White House tapes.

Who's Bill This Time

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 6:16am

Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news: "The Summit of Two Equals," " Kick Ball Tourney, Guardian Of the St. Paul Galaxy" and "Social Media Climber."

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