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The Balkans: An Often Overlooked Hotbed For ISIS Recruitment

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 7:03am

When we talk about foreign fighters joining ISIS much of the focus is on Western Europe, but proportionally more come from the Balkans. NPR's Scott Simon talks with security analyst Adrian Schtuni.

As Democratic Convention Nears, The Battle To Unite Under One Candidate

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 7:03am

Ed Rendell, chairman of this year's Democratic Convention in Philadelphia, talks to NPR's Scott Simon about his expectations for the convention, and how to unify the party under one candidate.

William Bell Heads Back To His Roots In 'This Is Where I Live'

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 7:03am

William Bell cut his first Stax records tracks more than 50 years ago. Now, he's back on the label. Bell tells NPR's Scott Simon about his new album, and remixing one of his biggest hits.

After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, She Channeled Her Ups And Downs Into Texts

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 7:03am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Natalie Sun about her project, The website won a Webby award, and documents her pessimism and optimism while undergoing chemotherapy.

Lack Of Evidence Shows Sunscreens Are Safe For Humans With Normal Use

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 7:03am

All summer long, parents will struggle with how to protect their children from the sun, and whether or not the protection itself is safe. Reporter Tara Haelle talks to NPR's Scott Simon.

Before North Carolina, There Were Other Contentious 'Bathroom Bill' Fights

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 6:30am

New Hampshire was the site of one of the first legislative battle grounds over transgender rights.

After Hiroshima Bombing, Survivors Sorted Through The Horror

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 6:29am

NPR's Scott Simon remembers the work of John Hersey, who visited with people who lived through the bombing of Hiroshima. His reporting filled an entire issue of the New Yorker magazine in 1946.

Could Thinking Positively About Aging Be The Secret Of Health?

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 6:27am

People who have positive images of aging and have a purpose in life live years longer than those who are negative, studies find. They also have less risk of stroke and Alzheimer's disease.

Farmers Wait, And Wait, For Guest Workers Amid H-2A Visa Delays

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 6:27am

For the third year in a row, the H-2A visa program is running behind. That's left farmers waiting for planters and pickers even as the harvest season is well underway.

Reporter's Notebook: 'Embedded' With Doctors Without Borders

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 6:00am

Correspondent Jason Beaubien talks about his week at the Doctors Without Borders hospital in South Sudan.

'Sweetbitter' Sings With Innocence And Experience

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 6:00am

Stephanie Danler's new novel follows a young woman finding herself in the New York City restaurant world. It's voluptuous, ripeness on the verge of rot — but anything more tasteful wouldn't do.

Outcry Follows Gang Rape In Brazil, Raising Alarms About Sexual Violence

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 8:31pm

Police say they are investigating the possible rape of a 16-year-old girl by at least 30 men — and an online video. Activists are calling attention to violence against women in the country.

Episode 703: How To Hide A Million Dollars In Plain Sight

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 7:48pm

How do you secretly stash away a million dollars? One way is to hide the money in plain sight, right in the heart of New York City. Today's show: the case of who owns Apartment 5B.

Kansas Supreme Court Rejects Lawmakers' Bid To Fix Education Funding

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 6:45pm

The Legislature has until June 30 to resolve an "inequitable and unconstitutional" funding structure, the court says, or else schools will have to close.

Family of Kate Steinle File Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 6:05pm

The suit alleges San Francisco's "sanctuary city" immigration policies led to Steinle's death, allegedly at the hands of a man in the U.S. illegally.

AI? More Like Aieeee!! For The First Time, A Robot Can Feel Pain

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 5:19pm

The German researchers say this will keep robots safer, because "pain is a system that protects us." Added bonus: they say the humans who work alongside them will likely be safer, too.

Long-Acting Opioid Treatment Could Be Available In A Month

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 4:00pm

The FDA has approved the Probuphine implant for medication-assisted therapy for opioid addiction. It lasts for six months, compared to daily pills. But it also will be more expensive.

No Sanders Vs. Trump Debate? Sad!

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 3:54pm

Although the de factor GOP presidential nominee had seemed open to the idea when asked by TV host Jimmy Kimmel, "it seems inappropriate that I would debate the second-place finisher," he says now.

Ship That Breast Milk For You? Companies Add Parent-Friendly Perks

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 3:54pm

Forget paid parental leave. Some companies offer compensation for surrogacy and adoption, or are helping traveling moms ship breast milk. The benefits are a relatively cheap way to recruit and retain.

North Korea Linked To $81 Million Bangladesh Bank Heist

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 3:50pm

Experts say code used by hackers in recent attacks on banks appears to be the same as code used in an attack on Sony Pictures which the FBI says was carried out by North Korea.




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