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Who's Bill This Time

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 10:08am

Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news: Presidential Comeback; Ballghazi; Fahrenheit 2014.

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Not My Job: We Quiz Funk Legend George Clinton On The British Parliament

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 10:08am

Clinton, the founding father of funk, is the creator of the bands Parliament and Funkadelic. We'll ask him three questions about another kind of parliament — namely, the British parliament.

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Japan Vows To Continue Efforts To Free Hostages From ISIS

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 9:13am

The deadline to pay a $200 million ransom for the lives of Kenji Goto and Haruna Yakaw has passed with no confirmed word from their Islamic State captors.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Al Michaels, Review Of Sleater-Kinney's New Album, David Morris

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 8:03am

Broadcaster Al Michaels talks about anchoring the Super Bowl; Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews Sleater-Kinney's latest album; Journalist David Morris talks about his book The Evil Hours about PTSD.

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Let's Play Two! Remembering Chicago Cub Ernie Banks

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 8:03am

Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks has died. NPR's Scott Simon remembers the two-time National League MVP as the nice guy who finished first and brought smiles to all his fans' faces.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Al Michaels, Review Of Sleater-Kinney's New Album, David Morris

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 8:00am

Broadcaster Al Michaels talks about anchoring the Super Bowl; Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews Sleater-Kinney's latest album; Journalist David Morris talks about his book The Evil Hours about PTSD.

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Ukraine Rebel Leader Claims New Attack On Mariupol

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 7:59am

The attack follows a rebel rocket barrage that hit an open-air market in the port city, killing at least 15 civilians.

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Why A Black Man's Murder Often Goes Unpunished In Los Angeles

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 7:42am

From witnesses to reluctant gang members, Jill Leovy says, "everybody's terrified." Her book, Ghettoside, uses the story of one murder to explore the city's low arrest rate when black men are killed.

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Facebook Aims To Weed Fakes From Your News Feed

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 7:42am

No, Macauley Culkin didn't die - that was a fake news story you saw on Facebook. This week, Facebook added a feature for reporting hoaxes. NPR's Laura Sydell explains the details to Scott Simon.

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Remembering Ernie Banks, A Fan Favorite Whose Favorite Was The Fans

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 7:42am

Ernie Banks, Hall of Fame baseball player, has died. NPR's Scott Simon and Tom Goldman remember the Chicago Cub who meant so much to the city, and the fans he loved to greet.

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In Argentinian Murder Mystery, Prosecutor's Death Spawns Many Suspects

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 7:42am

The death of an Argentinian prosecutor investigating what he said was a government cover-up has the entire country talking. NPR's Lourdes Garcia Navarro tells Scott Simon the latest developments.

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Syriza Party, Foe Of 'Fiscal Waterboarding' Leads As Greek Election Nears

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 7:42am

Greece could elect an anti-austerity party on Sunday, a development which could trigger another Greek debt crisis.

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Rainy Day Women Ages 55 And Up: Bob Dylan Makes Cover Of AARP Magazine

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 7:42am

It's timed for the release of his 36th studio album, and shepherded by an editor who used to run Rolling Stone.

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From A Frequent Flier To SkyMall, Thanks For The Memory Foams

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 7:42am

NPR's Scott Simon remembers the many hours he has spent at 30,000 feet paging through the in-flight catalog SkyMall. SkyMall filed for bankruptcy this week.

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As U.S. Reengages With Cuba, Art Museums Make a Trade

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 7:42am

The Bronx Museum of the Arts and Cuba's National Museum of Fine Arts are exchanging works from their collections. It's the largest art exchange between the two countries in more than 50 years.

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Should Shared Ancestry Force A Judge's Recusal In Immigration Cases?

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 7:42am

An immigration judge is suing the Department of Justice over its requirement that she not hear cases involving Iranians. The judge is Iranian-American.

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The Drone War Hits A Bottleneck: Too Many Targets, Not Enough Pilots

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 7:42am

Scott Simon talks with US Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh about the shortage of drone pilots as the US continues airstrikes in Iraq and Syria.

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Obama's India Visit Arrives At A Moment Of Optimism

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 7:42am

President Obama arrives in India Saturday for a visit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Scott Simon talks to NPR's Julie McCarthy from New Delhi about what the trip means for US-India relations.

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Netanyahu Speech To Congress Is High-Risk, High-Reward, Analysts Say

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 7:42am

Israelis are watching the latest spat between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the White House — which could worsen his country's global standing, but win him votes in Israel's March elections.

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Obama To Cut Short India Visit For Stop In Saudi Arabia

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 7:10am

The president will shave one day from the planned three-day visit to India to make room in his schedule to visit the new Saudi king in Riyadh.

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