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Christians Go To Podcasts To Say Things They Can't Say in Church

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 5:12pm

Toby Morrell and Mike McHargue are among a seemingly growing trend of ex-pastors, musicians and authors who are bucking Christian theology through podcasts.

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It's Their Grief To Live Through, Not Ours To Question

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 4:53pm

Carryn Owens' husband was Navy SEAL William "Ryan" Owens, who died in Yemen in January. President Trump offered his condolences last week. Michel Martin reflects on the deconstruction of her grief.

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Working Class Students Answer: Is College Worth It?

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 4:25pm

NPR's Michel Martin visits Madison, Wis., next week for "Who Needs College?" the latest live event in the "Going There" series. UW-Madison student Sam Park discusses the value of a college education.

Does Nintendo's New Console Signal A 'Switch' For The Video Game Market?

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 4:25pm

There's hype surrounding Nintendo's first home-to-handheld hybrid console, Switch. Wall Street Journal technology reporter Nathan Olivarez-Giles says this could be a make or break moment for Nintendo.

Florida Jewish Community Rallies Help After Mosque Fire

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 4:25pm

After a fire at a mosque in Tampa, Fla., members of the Jewish community have stepped up to help rebuild the mosque.

ProPublica Launches New Collaboration Project To Track And Document Hate Crimes

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 4:25pm

Because what constitutes a "hate crime" can be a matter of dispute, the reporting about them varies tremendously. ProPublica's A.C. Thompson discusses why the Documenting Hate initiative is necessary.

Morehouse College President Talks About HBCU Meeting With Trump

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 4:25pm

Last week leaders from historically black colleges and universities met with Trump when he signed to move the initiative on HBCUs into the White House. Critics say it was little more than a photo op.

Trump Calls For Congressional Inquiry Into Unproved Obama Wire-Tap Allegations

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 4:25pm

President Trump has asked Congress to investigate his predecessor Barack Obama in regards to alleged wire tapping in Trump Tower. Obama representatives have strongly denied the allegations.

Amid Kim Jong Nam Furor, South Korea Hikes Reward For North Korean Defectors

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 3:05pm

For the first time in 20 years, South Korea is hiking its reward money for defectors who can provide intelligence. The move follows the apparent poisoning of Kim Jong Un's half-brother in Malaysia.

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To Austin, With Love: Previewing The Songs Of SXSW

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 1:29pm

NPR Music's Stephen Thompson plays highlights from The Austin 100, a downloadable mix of SXSW discoveries that includes Tribu Baharú, Jealous Of The Birds, Manu Delago, Tunde Olaniran and Weaves.

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Moving Towards Understanding Consciousness

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 1:01pm

A team of neuroscientists is calling on their field to rethink whether we can understand the mind by looking at the brain in isolation from the active life of the whole animal, says Alva Noë.

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Thomas Starzl, Trailblazer In Organ Transplantation, Dies At 90

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 12:13pm

The doctor, who performed the world's first liver transplant surgery in 1963, eventually earned the moniker "father of transplantation."

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Sikh Man Shot Outside His Seattle Home, Told To 'Go Back To Your Own Country'

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 10:17am

The victim, who is recovering from his wounds, says a masked man accosted and shot him in his driveway Friday. The attack is the second in two weeks that has drawn a response from an Indian minister.

Father John Misty Questions Virtual Reality And Religion On 'Saturday Night Live'

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 9:41am

The troubadour provocateur performed two songs from his upcoming album, Pure Comedy.

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Drought Threatens To Drive Famine In Somalia, As Hunger Kills More Than 100

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 9:07am

On Saturday, Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire said 110 people died of malnourishment or disease in a single region over a two-day span. About half the country is at risk of famine.

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I Kissed A Girl And I Liked It, But She Didn't. What Do I Do?

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 9:00am

Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the hosts hear from a woman who thinks she's a lesbian but is married to a man.

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White House Says It Won't Comment On Trump's 'Wire Tapping' Tweets

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 8:57am

The White House says it wants a congressional investigation "to determine whether executive branch investigative powers were abused in 2016."

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Trump Skips Gridiron Dinner As His Staffers Get Roasted

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 8:08am

At a time when tensions between President Trump and the press are as high as ever, Trump declined his invitation, instead spending the evening at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.

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