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The U.S. Refugee Screening Process 'Works'

Sun, 11/22/2015 - 6:35am

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Anne Richard, Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration, about the screening process refugees go through before entering the United States.

Carla Morisson Looks Hard At Love's Gray Areas

Sun, 11/22/2015 - 6:35am

Morrison is part of a small group of independent singers who are challenging the sound of pop in Mexico. She speaks with NPR's Rachel Martin abut her new album, Amor Supremo.

Assessing U.S. Strategy In Syria

Sun, 11/22/2015 - 6:35am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Michael Ratney, U.S. Special Envoy for Syria, about the future of U.S. strategy in Syria, especially in the wake of the Paris attacks.

Paris Attacks Could Cramp Belgian Civil Liberties

Sun, 11/22/2015 - 6:35am

The Belgian prime minister has urged more surveillance and border controls. But it's not clear that Belgians will trade privacy and civil liberties in promise of better security.

Obama Ends Asian Summit With Focus On Counterterrorism

Sun, 11/22/2015 - 6:35am

At the close of an Asian summit in Malaysia, President Obama vowed to destroy ISIS on the battlefield, while also saying that the most powerful tool was to show ISIS "that we're not afraid."

High-Level Puzzlers Will Have Figured Out This Headline By Now

Sun, 11/22/2015 - 6:35am

In this week's Sunday Puzzle, each sentence contains two words that have homophones that are opposites. For each sentence given, find the homophone opposites.

Don't Mess With My Stuffing: Thanksgiving's Most Hotly Debated Dish

Sun, 11/22/2015 - 6:35am

Thanksgiving for most people in America means family, turkey and stuffing. We asked NPR's readers what stuffing they make. Turns out there's a lot of passion and variety when it comes to stuffing.

'Creed' Takes Rocky Back To The Big Screen

Sun, 11/22/2015 - 6:35am

Did you see the movie Rocky? Or the sequels? A new film called Creed is a spin-off from the franchise. NPR's Rachel Martin caught up with the film's star Michael B. Jordan.

Project Runway Star Shakes Up Plus-Size Industry

Sun, 11/22/2015 - 6:35am

Ashley Nell Tipton is the winning designer in the latest season of Project Runway. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with her about what her win means for the plus-size fashion industry.

Tree-Shaped Air Freshener Titans Tangled In Infringement War

Sun, 11/22/2015 - 6:35am

Titans of car air fresheners are at war. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with New York Times reporter Andy Newman about one tree-shaped freshener company suing another.

Buddhism Is Waning In Japan

Sun, 11/22/2015 - 6:35am

Thousands of Japan's historic Buddhist temples are expected to shut down. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Ian Reader, an expert on Japanese culture, on how Buddhism is changing in the country.

Before The Body Of A Child Saint, A Mother Struggles To Forgive Her Child

Sun, 11/22/2015 - 5:25am

The remains of St. Maria Goretti just finished a 54-city tour of the U.S. At the relic's final stop, in Oklahoma City, one widow went to seek the strength to forgive her husband's murderer — her son.

As Brazil's Largest City Struggles With Drought, Residents Are Leaving

Sun, 11/22/2015 - 5:20am

In Sao Paulo, home to 20 million people, water shortages have become part of daily life. Some residents are leaving for lusher regions. Ecologists say Amazon deforestation may be affecting rainfall.

The Pitfalls Of Politics At Holiday Dinner — And How To Handle Them

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 4:10pm

This week's Barbershop will explore whether politics or mobile phones should be allowed at the Thanksgiving dinner table with Steven Petrow, who writes the Civilities column for the Washington Post, Harriette Cole, who writes the syndicated advice column Sense and Sensitivity, and NPR's Sam Sanders.

What Does the Bible Say About Refugees? Depends Who You Ask

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 4:10pm

Evangelical voters in Iowa are divided over whether to side with religious leaders urging compassion for downtrodden Syrian refugees or politicians who say it's too dangerous to admit such refugees.

That Time Wyclef Jean Ran For President Of Haiti

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 4:10pm

Haitian-American musician Pras Michel talks about his new documentary, Sweet Micky for President, which chronicles an unconventional presidential election in post-earthquake Haiti.

The Mali Hotel Assault: The Day After

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 4:10pm

The residents of Bamako, Mali, are in shock after Friday's deadly terrorist attack on a hotel, for which an al-Qaida linked group has claimed responsibility.

On A List Of Big Names, Little-Known Activist Earns His Posthoumous Spotlight

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 4:10pm

On Tuesday, Minoru "Min" Yasui will posthumously receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his fight against the military curfew imposed upon Japanese-Americans during World War II.

Round-Table On Refugees: How People Of Faith Are Navigating The Crisis

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 4:10pm

Religious leaders discuss the Syrian refugee crisis and how people of faith are navigating politics. NPR speaks to Pastor Russell Moore, head of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission for the Southern Baptist Convention and Rabbi David Wolpe of the Sinai Temple in Los Angeles.

Refugees Present Moral And Political Conundrum For Iowa Evangelicals

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 4:10pm

Evangelical voters in Iowa are divided over whether to side with religious teachings urging compassion for downtrodden Syrian refugees or Republican politicians who say it's too dangerous to allow Syrians to enter the United States.




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