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How The Catholic Church Trains Its Own About Abuse

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

How does the Catholic Church prepare its seminarians to deal with questions of sexual abuse and celibacy? NPR's Jennifer Ludden talks to Paul Blaschko, who attended seminary from 2008 until 2011.

Carbon Fiber Bike Failures Spotlight Dangers Of Counterfeits

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

High-end bikes and components are often made of carbon fiber, which is strong and light-weight. But carbon fiber bikes have to be carefully maintained.

'Ticker' And Building An Artificial Heart

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

NPR's Jennifer Ludden speak with author Mimi Swartz about her new book, Ticker. It tells the story of the quest to build an artificial heart.

Israel's Shin Bet Detains High-Profile Figures

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

The Israeli security agency Shin Bet, has been detaining high-profile figures in the past few weeks. One of them is activist and author Moriel Rothman-Zecher, who talks with NPR's Jennifer Ludden.

Robin DiAngelo On White People's 'Fragility'

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

NPR's Jennifer Ludden talks to author Robin DiAngelo about her latest book, White Fragility: Why It's So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism.

Hunting For Russian Trolls (Online)

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

Josh Russell is a systems analyst by day, but his hobby is scouring the Internet as an amateur Russian troll hunter. He talks with NPR's Jennifer Ludden.

The Role Of Lawsuits In Addressing The Opioid Crisis

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

States are battling the pharmaceutical industry in court to curb the opioid epidemic. NPR's Jennifer Ludden asks Richard Ausness, a law professor at the University of Kentucky, about the tactic.

Refugees Recovering From Stabbing Attack In Idaho

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

Refugees typically flee their home countries to escape violence or civil war. But for some, the U.S. has not been the haven they expected. That's the case in Boise.

A 94-Year-Old 'Sexpert' Gives India Advice On You Know What

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 6:00am

Schools in the conservative country often have no sex ed, and it's a taboo topic at home. That's why Dr. Mahinder Watsa is one of the country's most popular advice columnists.

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Brett Kavanaugh Investigated A President, Then Voiced Concerns About Doing Just That

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 6:00am

Trump's Supreme Court pick wanted prosecutors to ask President Clinton explicit questions and wrote the section of the Independent Counsel's report to Congress making the case for impeachment.

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The Russia Investigations: Trump On Collision Course With National Security World

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 6:00am

President Trump tries to put ex-CIA Director John Brennan in his place by revoking his security clearance. But the further Trump tries to push the revocation gambit, the riskier it gets.

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A Young Woman Claims Her Power In 'Open Me'

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 6:00am

Lisa Locascio's novel follows 18-year-old Roxana, whose summer abroad in Denmark becomes both a political and sexual awakening when she falls for the Danish student charged with helping her settle in.

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Sat, 08/18/2018 - 5:46am

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Not My Job: TV Weatherman Al Roker Gets Quizzed On Coldplay

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 5:46am

The Today show anchor answers three questions about the hit-making British band that was founded 20 years ago. Originally broadcast Jan. 20, 2018.

Not My Job: Former Flyers Goalie Bernie Parent Gets Quizzed On (Cake) Icing

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 5:46am

There was a saying in Philadelphia in the 1970s: "Only the Lord saves more than Bernie Parent." The goaltender won two consecutive Stanley Cups with the Flyers. Originally broadcast July 1, 2017.

Not My Job: We Quiz Nobel Prize-Winning Scientist Michael Rosbash On Barflies

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 5:46am

The biologist, whose groundbreaking research into circadian rhythms studied fruit flies, answers three questions about people who spend too many nights in bars. Originally broadcast Feb. 3, 2018.

Not My Job: We Quiz The Mayor Of South Bend, Ind. About North Bend, Wash.

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 5:46am

Pete Buttigieg is a Harvard graduate, a Rhodes scholar, an Afghanistan veteran and the millennial mayor of an Indiana city. Originally broadcast Feb. 10, 2018.

Not My Job: Cross-Country Skier Jessie Diggins Gets Quizzed On Skee-Ball

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 5:46am

Diggins won a gold medal in skiing at the Winter Olympics ... but does she know how to skee-ball? Three questions about the classic arcade game. Originally broadcast March 3, 2018.

Paula Poundstone's Snow Pas

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 5:46am

In which Paula Poundstone disses the USA Women's Cross Country Ski Team.

Kofi Annan, Former U.N. Secretary-General, Peace Prize-Winner, Dies At 80

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 5:00am

"Kofi Annan was a global statesman and a deeply committed internationalist who fought throughout his life for a fairer and more peaceful world," his foundation said.

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