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U.K. Defense Secretary 'Looking Forward' To Working With Mattis

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 4:05pm

U.K. Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon discusses anticipated changes to the U.S.-U.K. relationship with the incoming Trump administration and his pick for defense secretary, James Mattis.

Almost A Month Later, North Carolina Governor's Race Remains Undecided

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 4:05pm

In North Carolina, Republican incumbent Gov. Pat McCrory trails his Democratic challenger Roy Cooper by 10,000 votes. One of the largest counties has a recount this weekend.

Dyslexia: The Learning Disability That Must Not Be Named

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 4:05pm

Many parents and teachers report that schools won't use the word dyslexia. Why might this be? And what is the Department of Education doing about it?

A Year After San Bernardino And Apple-FBI, Where Are We On Encryption?

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 12:00pm

The shooting a year ago started a heated debate about government access to secured devices. As such access keeps getting more restricted, calls for "back doors" continue and questions remain.

At Least 9 Killed In Oakland Fire During Warehouse Party

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 11:36am

The fire broke out late Friday during an electronic music show. "We've lost a lot of lives," Oakland's fire chief said.

Prediction

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 11:02am

Our panelists predict, now that Fidel Castro is dead, who will become America's mortal enemy.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 11:02am

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Limericks

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 11:01am

Bill reads three news-related limericks...Life's a Bowl of Cherries and Every Other Food; On Dasher, On Dancer, On Domino's; Donkey Bars

Panel Round Two

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 11:01am

More questions for the panel...The Sisters of E-Trade; A Fine Line; All the Single, Incredible Old Ladies

Bluff The Listener

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 11:01am

Our panelists read three stories about revenge, only one of which is true.

Not My Job: 'Good Wife' Star Alan Cumming Gets Quizzed On Bad Wives

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 11:01am

This week, we invited Alan Cumming, actor, singer, author, director and proud son of Scotland, to play our quiz. He's now on tour performing songs from his new album, Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs.

Panel Round One

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 11:00am

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news...An Even More Annoying Prius

Who's Bill This Time

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 11:00am

Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news...Rally Days Are Here Again; The Final Recountdown; So long, Fidel

I Don't Want To Be The Breadwinner In My Marriage Anymore!

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 9:28am

Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the hosts hear from a woman who doesn't like making more money than her husband does.

Pop Culture Advent Calendar, Day 3: Two Of 'RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars' Bring It

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 9:00am

Alyssa Edwards. Tatianna. Rihanna's "Shut Up and Drive." This is what a lip-sync battle looks like, Jimmy Fallon.

Fresh Air Weekend: Carrie Fisher; Michael Chabon's 'Moonglow'; Activist Cleve Jones

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 8:00am

Fisher, who played Princess Leia in Star Wars, talks about the affair she had with her older, married co-star. Maureen Corrigan reviews Chabon's Moonglow. Jones discusses the gay rights movement.

'Out Of The Wreck I Rise' Supports Addiction Recovery With Literary Hero Companions

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 7:39am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Sara Bader and Neil Steinberg about their book, "Out Of The Wreck I Rise: A Literary Companion to Recovery," a new anthology about addiction and sobriety.

Silicon Valley 'Bubble' Reflects On Role In Trump Era

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 7:39am

Silicon Valley has been soul searching since the election last month. Tech entrepreneur Ben Parr tells Scott Simon that collaboration with Washington is needed in an age of accelerating technology.

The Latest In Sports

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 7:39am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and ESPN the magazine about the return of two of America's great football teams and baseball's new collective bargaining agreement.

Yemen Crisis: Humanitarians Need 'Unconditional Access' To Reach The Food-Insecure

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 7:39am

The civil war in Yemen has killed more than 10,000 people and left most of its population in need of humanitarian assistance. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Muhannad Hadi, Middle-East regional director for the World Food Program, who recently returned from a visit there.

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