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University Of Maryland Football Abuse Scandal And The Rights Of College Athletes

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 3:43pm

The University of Maryland Board of Regents met Friday in the aftermath of the football team's abuse scandal. NPR's Lakshmi Singh speaks to Ramogi Huma of the College Athletes Players Association.

Muslim Women Poised To Make Political History

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 3:43pm

NPR's Lakshmi Singh talks with Palestinian-American Rashida Tlaib, who won her Detroit-area primary last week and runs unopposed in November. She's set to be among the first Muslim women in Congress.

More Than 550 Separated Migrant Children Remain In U.S. Custody

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 3:43pm

More than 550 children separated recently from their parents have still not reunited with their families. NPR's Lakshmi Singh speaks with KQED's Tyche Hendricks about the latest developments.

Security Clearances Under Threat In The Intelligence Community

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 3:43pm

NPR's Lakshmi Singh talks with former CIA analyst Patrick Eddington about the impact on professional civil servants when their security clearances are under threat of being revoked.

Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan Remembered

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 3:43pm

Former Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan has died at the age of 80. Annan served as the seventh Secretary-General, for two terms between 1997 and 2006.

Millions Of Muslim Worshipers Flock To Mecca For Hajj

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 2:47pm

The holy event starts Sunday and lasts until next Friday.

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Aretha's Bridge

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 2:27pm

Amidst an instantly historic performance in 1971 that led to one of her best-known albums, Aretha Franklin's rendition of a single song carries inside it the weight of pop, soul and gospel history.

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As Death Toll Rises, Mourners Gather To Honor Victims Of Italian Bridge Collapse

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 11:37am

On a national day of mourning in Italy, questions remain about how a highway bridge gave way, killing dozens.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Aretha Franklin; 'Crazy Rich Asians'; 'A Girl's Guide To Missiles'

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 11:27am

The Queen of Soul died Thursday at 76. Film critic Justin Chang says Crazy Rich Asians lives up to expectations. And Karen Piper describes growing up on a weapons development site in the desert.

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Aretha Franklin Knew How To Make Us Laugh, Too

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 11:05am

The Queen of Soul had quite the sense of humor.

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3 Sweet Reads For August's Hot Days

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 9:00am

We're sweating toward the end of summer, and that calls for a romance binge. This month, we've got some suspense, a road trip — destination love — and a gritty look at Regency England.

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Report Says 7 Former Faculty At Connecticut School Sexually Abused Students For Years

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 8:44am

A report by a law firm found sexual abuse by seven former faculty members against 16 of its former students — going back as far as 1969 and lasting until 1992.

Should You Get That Scan? Your Doctor Might Not Be Great At Helping You Decide

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 8:00am

In a new study, researchers found that doctors are better at explaining the benefits of a common cancer screening that its potential downsides. But overtesting comes with risks and costs of its own.

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Musician (And Landscaper) Ryan Culwell On Making Ends Meet

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 7:27am

NPR's Jennifer Ludden talks to Ryan Culwell about his latest album. The Last American is about the struggles of ordinary Americans.

Saturday Sports: NFL Preseason, Lindsay Whalen

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 7:27am

It's a new season for the NFL but it's facing some of the same controversies. And basketball great Lindsay Whalen may be retiring from playing, but she's not going far.

Eyeliner On Spiders: It's For Science

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 7:27am

NPR's Jennifer Ludden talks with University of Florida scientist Lisa Taylor about her lab's use of human makeup in experiments about spider coloration and mating.

The Connection Of 'The Joy Luck Club' And 'Crazy Rich Asians'

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 7:27am

NPR's Jennifer Ludden talks with Janet Yang, executive producer of the 1993 movie The Joy Luck Club. It's been credited for paving the way for the new film Crazy Rich Asians.

Former FARC Guerrillas Join Colombia's Congress

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 7:27am

In Colombia, 10 former leftist guerrillas who fought in a war are newly-minted members of Congress. For some, the transition from jungle fighters to lawmakers is too soon.

Virginia County Approves Plan To Arm Teachers

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 7:27am

The Lee County School Board in Virginia voted to approve a plan that would allow teachers to carry guns. NPR's Jennifer Ludden talks to Superintendent Brian Austin about how the plan would work.

Remembering Kofi Annan

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 7:27am

Kofi Annan, former secretary-general of the United Nations, has died at age 80. Colum Lynch of Foreign Policy talks with NPR's Jennifer Ludden.

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