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The 1970s Oakland A's Were 'Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic'

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 6:41am

The Oakland A's of the 1970s were legendary for their victories and their colorful demeanor. Scott Simon talks to author Jason Turbow about his book on the team, Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic.

How YouTube Is Changing Our Viewing Habits

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 6:41am

People watch 1 billion hours of video every day on YouTube. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Dr. Zeynep Tufekci of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill about YouTube's impact on society.

Former Haitian President Rene Preval Dies At 74

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 6:41am

Former two-time Haitian President Rene Preval has died. He was 74. Preval was president when the devastating earthquake struck Haiti in 2010.

What A 'Merit-Based' Immigration System Would Mean

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 6:41am

President Trump talked about the advantages of merit-based immigration like in Canada. Scott Simon talks with Jessica Vaughan of the Center for Immigration Studies, which favors less immigration.

The Many Meetings Of Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 6:41am

After reports surfaced about Attorney General Jeff Sessions' meetings with the Russian ambassador, we look at what is next for the Trump administration.

Betsy DeVos' 'School Choice' Controversy; Historically Black Colleges And More

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 5:01am

Here's NPR Ed's take on the top national education stories this week. The highlight: controversy surrounding a visit from black college presidents.

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Writing Past The White Gaze As A Black Author

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 5:01am

"I wanted my characters to be respectable. I wanted them to somehow escape the judgement they'd get for just being, the same kind of judgement I've gotten for just being..."

Doctor Launches Vision Quest To Help Astronauts' Eyeballs

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 4:01am

Scientists are learning that some astronauts' eyes change shape after time in space, leading to vision problems. But a sleep sack being developed might offer relief.

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Episode 757: Strong Feelings About Dodd-Frank

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 8:57pm

President Trump does not like Dodd-Frank, the 2010 law that transformed banking regulation. On today's show, we ask: What are the key parts of the law? And how are they likely to change?

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Sickened Russian Opposition Leader Blames Poison Ordered By The Kremlin

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 6:38pm

Vladimir Kara-Murza, a critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, tells NPR only the Kremlin's intelligence services could be responsible for his unexplained illnesses.

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Ahmad Jamal On Piano Jazz

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 6:09pm

One of the most popular stylists in contemporary jazz, the pianist joined Marian McPartland for a 1985 session.

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Rene Preval, President Of Haiti For Two Terms, Has Died At 74

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 5:34pm

Preval has a mixed legacy. He was recognized as a hard worker, but widely criticized in his second term for what was seen as a weak and absent response to Haiti's devastating 2010 earthquake.

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Interviewing A Combative White House Spokesperson

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 4:42pm

Listeners question the value in interviewing Sebastian Gorka.

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Gustav Metzger, Whose Creations Were Works Of Destruction, Dies At 90

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 4:42pm

The artist, who lost most of his family to the Holocaust when he was young, founded the auto-destructive art movement. He explored how destruction could become an act of creation and dissent.

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