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'Indecent': A Play About A Play

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 6:57am

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel is using a controversial Yiddish play more than a hundred years old as the basis for her first Broadway production.

This Man Keeps Track Of Loch Ness Monster Sightings

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 6:57am

Gary Campbell runs the Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register. He talks with NPR's Scott Simon about the lack of recent sightings.

Lebanese Photographer Visits U.S. Cities Named 'Lebanon'

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 6:57am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Lebanese photographer Fadi BouKaram about his project to visit all the U.S. cities named "Lebanon" around the country.

Many Still Without Housing, Months After Louisiana Floods

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 6:57am

After devastating floods in Louisiana eight months ago, FEMA put people in trailers and hotels. Many are still without housing and the deadline for getting FEMA assistance is near.

Trump On Education Department: 'Reverse This Federal Power Grab'

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 5:05am

Our weekly education news roundup: State officials criticize DeVos on student loan protections; and typos torpedo some grant applications for low-income students.

(Image credit: Olivier Douliery/Getty Images)

Our Choking Seas

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 4:01am

When we fill up our garbage cans, we empty them into bigger ones. The biggest one, we seem to think, is our planet. We can't keep on filling it thinking it's a bottomless pit, says Marcelo Gleiser.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Marcelo Gleiser)

Meet The Teenage Girl Who Wants to Be A Boy Scout

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 4:00am

16-year-old Sydney Ireland has been an unofficial Boy Scout for more than a decade. Now she's petitioning the organization for the right to earn merit badges along with her male troop mates.

(Image credit: Yasmeen Khan/WNYC)

Those TV Drug Ads Distract Us From The Medical Care We Need

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 4:00am

Doctors spend lots of time answering questions about the latest drug ad, and that means less time answering questions that could really help your health, a primary care physician says.

(Image credit: Katherine Streeter for NPR)

Walking In Their Footsteps At A Former Japanese Internment Camp

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 3:01am

"I wanted to see Manzanar with my own eyes, so that my understanding of history might feel deeper through the experience of place."

(Image credit: Melissa Hung for NPR)




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