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Why NASA Is Exploring An Alien World In Antarctica

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 6:58am

Covered in ice and filled with bubbling lava, the Antarctic volcano Mount Erebus is the perfect proxy for an alien world. That's why NASA's Aaron Curtis travels there to test space exploration robots.

A Foster Parent For Terminally Ill Children

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 6:58am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Los Angeles foster parent Mohamed Bzeek. He takes care of terminally ill foster children and tends full-time to their medical needs.

Imagining The Present As The Future Of The 1950s

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 6:58am

Elan Mastai grew up fascinated by the 1950s sci-fi books. He talks with Lulu Garcia-Navarro about his novel All Our Wrong Todays that imagines a world with jet packs and flying cars.

Brazilians Prepare For Carnival, And Its Grueling Test Of Physical Endurance

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 6:58am

More than 2 million people dance and drink, day and night, for Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. All that pleasure involves quite a bit of pain. Ask the samba superathletes in 7-inch heels.

Republican Rep. Mark Sanford Discusses His South Carolina Town Hall

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 6:58am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Mark Sanford, a House Republican from South Carolina, about his town hall meeting on Saturday.

New York Republican Rep. Tom Reed Faces Angry Crowds

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 6:58am

Angry constituents have recently packed GOP town halls to voice their concerns about health care and Trump. On Saturday, Rep. Tom Reed attended four town halls in his southern New York district.

How 'Little Tokyo' Of Los Angeles Changed Into 'Bronzeville' And Back Again

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 6:58am

When Japanese-Americans were forced into WWII internment camps, many black families, migrating from the South, moved into their homes. But Japanese-Americans came back to the neighborhood later.

The Call-In: Answering Your Questions About 'Sanctuary Cities'

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 6:58am

There's no legal definition for a "sanctuary city," but that doesn't stop people from using the term. We answer listeners' questions about what it means to be a sanctuary city.

Pegi Young's New Album Is Emotionally 'Raw'

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 6:58am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to singer-songwriter Pegi Young about her new album, Raw, about her divorce from Neil Young. She calls it the "soundtrack to the seven stages of grief."

NASA Announces Winners In 'Space Poop Challenge'

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 6:58am

Even astronauts have to go number two. NASA recently asked the public for suggestions on how to better deal with poop in spacesuits.

Government Sues Lance Armstrong, Wants $100 Million

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 6:58am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to New York Times sportswriter Juliet Macur about the government's lawsuit against cyclist Lance Armstrong, which now goes to a jury trial.

Protests In Paris Over Alleged Rape Of Black Man By Police

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 6:58am

People in Paris' suburbs have been protesting an alleged rape of a young black man by police. Political science professor Karim Amellal discusses the case and the upcoming presidential election.

Radical Cleric Connected To 1993 World Trade Center Bombing Dies

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 6:58am

Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, also known as "the blind sheikh," who was convicted in connection with the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, has died in prison. He was 78.

North Korean Regime Blamed As Kim Jong Nam Death Investigation Widens

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 6:15am

Malaysian investigators have named four more suspects in connection to the bizarre poisoning death of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

(Image credit: Mohd Rasfan/AFP/Getty Images)

Farming Behind Barbed Wire: Japanese-Americans Remember WWII Incarceration

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 6:00am

Many of the incarcerated were farmers, coerced to work the land in the camps. The food they grew was meant for the incarcerated but camp administrators sold it on the open market. Resistance ensued.

(Image credit: Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project via The National Archives)

Top Items On This 12-Year-Old's Wish List: 'A Leg, A Bicycle'

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 6:00am

The one-legged orphan in Liberia had figured out how to use a crutch as an improvised prosthetic leg. But he wanted the real deal.

(Image credit: Carielle Doe for NPR)

Can Changing When And What We Eat Help Outwit Disease?

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 4:00am

I'm fasting intermittently as part of a research study, to see if changing my gut microbiome affects my multiple sclerosis. But maybe living on Peanut Chews isn't the best strategy.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Brandi Jefferson)

After Turbulent Week, Trump Holds Campaign Rally

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 8:27pm

A month into his presidency, President Trump sounded like candidate Trump at a boisterous rally in Melbourne, Fla.

(Image credit: Chris O'Meara/AP)

'Princess Pamela's Soul Food Cookbook' Comes Back After Falling Out Of Print

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 4:38pm

Pamela Strobel brought Southern soul food cooking to Northern audiences back in the 1960s, and her cookbook brought the food into homes. Now, two brothers are re-launching her cookbook.

How 'Cheap Eats' Affect The People Who Make And Serve The Food

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 4:38pm

Chef and restaurant owner Diep Tran talks about how "Cheap Eats" lists might be good for customers, but bad for underpaid and overworked restaurant workers.

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