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Marilyn Monroe Helped Hugh Hefner, But Not By Choice

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 7:08am

The late Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy, is expected to be buried next to Marilyn Monroe. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro calls Hefner a "complicated figure" who drew praise and criticism.

How Redistricting Changed Wisconsin Politics

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 7:08am

An upcoming Supreme Court case will examine how far politicians can go in drawing districts to benefit their parties. In Wisconsin, redistricting contributed to increasing polarization in the state.

The Call-In: Kids' Sports

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 7:08am

Kids' sports is now a $15 billion industry. Lulu Garcia-Navarro explores the pressure this puts on families with parent Amanda Nissim and former president of Washington Youth Soccer, Doug Andreassen.

Fitting Memphis Into The Southern Narrative

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 7:08am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to writer and sociologist Zandria Robinson about the racial tensions that still exist in Memphis.

Using Social Media To Get Help To Where It's Needed

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 7:08am

Last month's earthquake in Mexico destroyed many buildings and killed hundreds of people. But out of the chaos a hashtag was born that connected those offering help with those who needed it the most.

Update From Puerto Rico's Representative In Congress

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 7:08am

Jenniffer González-Colón, Puerto Rico's representative in Congress, speaks to NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about hurricane recovery on the island.

O.J. Simpson Released From Prison

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 4:44am

The Nevada Department of Corrections released the former football star and actor in the middle of the night, to "reduce the potential for incident," the agency said.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the Nevada Department of Corrections)

Many Young Adults With Autism Also Have Mental Health Issues

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 4:00am

Young adults with autism are more likely to have anxiety, depression or other diagnoses than people with other disabilities. And that can make transitioning to adulthood more challenging.

(Image credit: Nick Lowndes/Getty Images)

Monty Hall, Host Of 'Let's Make A Deal,' Dies At 96

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 8:35pm

The unctuous, ingratiating game host was, always, in on the joke, which proved the secret to the his enduring appeal.

'Released' Follows Inmates After Their Prison Sentences

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 5:40pm

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Shaka Senghor, who worked as a consulting producer on the project, which is one of the latest offerings of Oprah Winfrey's OWN network.

Report Finds Suicides Are Even More Common Than Gun Homicides

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 5:40pm

NPR's Michel Martin talks with Kris Brown, co-president at the Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence about a new report regarding victims of gun violence in America.

Louisiana School District Threatens To Remove Athletes For 'Take A Knee' Protests

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 5:40pm

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Frederick Schauer, a law professor at the University of Virginia, about whether this directive is constitutional.

The Week In Sports: The Evolution Of NFL Protests And The FBI's NCAA Investigation

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 5:40pm

CNN's AJ Willingham, ESPN The Magazine's Pablo Torre and Indianapolis Star's Gregg Doyel discuss the fallout of the FBI's NCAA corruption scandal and the evolution of the NFL's "Take A Knee" protests.

Judge Rules That Black Lives Matter Cannot Be Sued

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 5:40pm

A federal judge in Louisiana has ruled that Black Lives Matter is not a person, not a company and not a formal entity. And that means the social movement can't be sued.

Restoration Of Power In Puerto Rico Will Take Months

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 5:40pm

NPR's Michel Martin discusses efforts to get power up and running on the island after Hurricane Maria, with Devon Streit, a deputy assistant secretary at the Department of Energy.

Puerto Rico Recovery Efforts Continue Amid Criticisms

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 5:40pm

President Trump tweeted criticism of the mayor of San Juan, who has been critical of the federal government's response to the disaster since Hurricane Maria hit the island more than 10 days ago.

The Voyager Golden Record Finally Finds An Earthly Audience

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 5:40pm

For 40 years, the record's interstellar message to extraterrestrials remained mostly unheard by human audiences — until a Kickstarter campaign brought a new vinyl box set to the public.

(Image credit: NASA/Getty Images)

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