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The Architecture Project Behind Obama's Chicago Presidential Library

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 7:38am

The Obama Foundation named Tod Williams and Billie Tsien as the architects of the presidential museum and library. Scott Simon talks to Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin.

After Tesla Crash, Will Driverless Technology Transition Slow?

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 7:38am

The first reported death involving a driverless car raises questions about their future. Not just over safety concerns, but our own attitudes to relinquishing control.

Istanbul Attack Highlights Vulnerability Of 'Soft Targets' Outside Airport Security

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 7:38am

The recent deadly attack at an airport in Istanbul underlines one of the biggest challenges for airport security: so-called, soft targets, the areas before you pass through security.

20 Hostages And 6 Gunmen Killed After Bangladesh Attack

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 7:38am

A standoff at an upscale restaurant in a diplomatic neighborhood of Bangladesh has ended with 20 hostages dead. We reached Syed Zain Al-Mahmood in Dhaka.

Travel Nightmares: Mistaken For A Deity

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 7:38am

In the second installment of our summer series, Travel Nightmares, Efrain Villa of Albuquerque, NM, explains how he was mistaken for Jesus while traveling in rural India.

Remembering Coach Pat Summitt

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 7:38am

One of the best college basketball coaches of all time — men or women — has died. Pat Summitt led the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers for almost four decades.

'The Panama Papers' Book: Inside The Ping Heard 'Round The World

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 7:38am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Bastian Obermayer and Frederik Obermaier, authors of The Panama Papers: Breaking the Story of How the World's Rich and Powerful Hide Their Money.

This Election Year, More Families Inject Political Endorsements Into Obits

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 7:38am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Katie Falzone of about the phenomenon of online obituaries turning much more political with the deceased now plugging a candidate from the grave.

Community-Based Care Can Reduce The Stigma Of Mental Illness

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 6:00am

People with mental illness are often feared and stigmatized. Psychologist Jackie Goldstein says that having patients live in the community reduces fear and makes it more likely they'll get treatment.

Learn To Make Korean Food With A Charming Graphic Cookbook

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 6:00am

Robin Ha's Cook Korean! uses brightly colored illustrations to break down the process of making dishes like acorn jelly salad or kimchi stew.

'Missing, Presumed' Brings The Police Procedural To Life

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 6:00am

Susie Steiner's latest follows two very different women: the mother of a missing girl, and the detective who searches for her. Come for the police procedural; stay for the layered, complex characters.

The People Vs. Coloring Books: The Verdict Is In

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 5:57am

Coloring books are everywhere. Some kids and parents love them. Even grown-ups are getting in on the fun. But do they have any educational value?




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