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'Strong Island' Director Yance Ford Makes Oscars History

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 5:35pm

In his documentary, the African-American director tells the personal tale of his brother's 1992 killing at the hands of a young white man. NPR's Michel Martin talks to Ford, the first trans director nominated for an Oscar.

Oscar-Nominated Short Film 'Revolting Rhymes' Adapts Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 5:35pm

Revolting Rhymes is a short film adaptation of the Roald Dahl book. Like the book, it turns popular nursery rhymes on their heads. Now the film has been nominated for an Oscar.

Anna Deavere Smith Brings One-Woman Play 'Notes From The Field' To HBO

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 5:35pm

Anna Deavere Smith brings her one-woman play "Notes From the Field" to HBO. She tells NPR's Michel Martin about bringing the stories of mass incarceration and social justice to the stage.

As Scandals Swirl At Home, Netanyahu Visits U.S. To Talk Iran, Embassy Move With Trump

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 5:35pm

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits the U.S. this week for the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference. The trip comes amid a corruption investigation in Israel.

Despite Long-Term Qualms, Steel Beer Keg Company Celebrates Trump's Focus On Tariffs

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 5:35pm

NPR's Michel Martin talks with Paul Czachor, the CEO of American Keg Company, about what tariffs on steel and aluminum could mean for his company.

'Protectionism Harms,' Says Former Ex-Commerce Secretary On Steel Tariff Decision

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 5:35pm

Steel tariffs aren't a new idea. Former President George W. Bush briefly enacted steel tariffs. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez about the consequences of steel and aluminum tariffs.

Florida Mayor Defies State Law In Push To Regulate Assault-Style Weapons

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 5:35pm

After the Parkland shooting, the city of Coral Gables voted in a local ban on assault-style weapons. But the ban puts Mayor Raul Valdes-Fauli and city commissioners in violation of a 2011 state law.

West Virginia Teachers Strike Continues After Senate Vote Snag

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 5:35pm

Teachers in West Virginia remain on strike after the state Senate ignored a deal made by the governor and approved a raise of 4 percent instead of 5.

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