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Sweeping Changes In Store For Curling After 'Broomgate'

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 7:11am

There's a controversy in the world of curling. New broom technology is changing the way the game is played — making it too easy, players like Brad Gushue say. So, researchers tried to find a solution.

Season 2 Of 'UnREAL' Premieres Monday On Lifetime

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 6:48am

UnREAL is a fictional behind-the-scenes drama of a reality dating show. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to co-creator Sarah Gertrude Shapiro.

Gentrification Pressures Weigh On The Economy

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 6:48am

For this week's Hanging On, NPR's Rachel Martin talks with poet and activist Bobby LeFebre about gentrification in North Denver. LeFebre has watched his neighborhood change over the past 15 years.

1 Year After New York Prison Break, What Went Wrong At Dannemora?

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 6:48am

A year ago, two murderers escaped from a maximum security prison in New York. Today, questions about the troubled prison system remain, with accusations of mismanagement and violence by prison guards.

After 56 Years, Life-Long Pen Pals Meet For The First Time

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 6:48am

Carole Lechan of Massachusetts and Jane Anderson of New Zealand have been pen pals since they were nine years old. Last week, after 56 years of writing, they finally met.

TV Characters' Rising Death Toll Reveals Troubling Pattern

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 6:48am

Which TV characters end up in body bags? Vox culture critic Caroline Framke counted every fictional character's death that happened last season. She talks to NPR's Rachel Martin about what she found.

Remembering Muhammad Ali; NBA Finals Update

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 6:48am

The sports world is mourning the loss of Muhammad Ali. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks about Ali's achievements with Mike Pesca, host of Slate's The Gist podcast. They also look ahead to the NBA finals.

Why Monterey Park Has A Hard Time Recruiting Asian Police Officers

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 6:48am

Bob Hung is the only Mandarin-speaking officer on patrol in Monterey Park, Calif., which is half Chinese. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Hung about why it is so difficult to recruit Asian officers.

RNC Prepares For Unrest After Trump's Primary Rallies Turn Violent

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 6:48am

Thousands of demonstrators are expected to be arrested during this summer's Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Police, lawyers, judges and the courts are all gearing up for the onslaught.

How Donald Trump Is Affecting Latino Votes For The GOP

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 6:48am

Donald Trump does not poll well with Latinos. NPR's Rachel Martin asks Mario Guerra, a former California mayor, about whether Trump will hurt efforts to get Latinos to vote Republican.

Breaking Down Muhammad Ali's Legacy Across Generations

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 6:48am

Muhammad Ali described himself as black, confident and cocky. NPR's Rachel Martin and Jelani Cobb of The New Yorker discuss Muhammad Ali's legacy.

Radicalization Recipe: Why Young People Are Drawn To ISIS

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 6:48am

A Minnesota jury has found three men guilty of trying to join ISIS. NPR's Rachel Martin spoke with "deradicalization" expert Daniel Koehler, who was asked by the judge to evaluate the defendants.

U.S.-India Relations Centers On Defense, Modi Returns For 4th U.S. Visit

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 6:48am

The U.S. continues its "pivot to Asia," as security concerns in the region grow. This week, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a joint meeting of Congress, a rare honor.

Museum Builds New Hanger To Show Off Former Air Force One

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 6:46am

The Boeing 707 that carried assassinated President John F. Kennedy's body from Dallas to Washington, D.C., is center stage in a new $40 million hanger at the U.S. Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio.

Cat Videos And All, The Internet May Be Humankind's Greatest Masterpiece

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 6:46am

In her new book Magic and Loss, Virginia Heffernan makes the case for the Internet as art. Just look at Twitter, she says. "It's hard to think of a time when poetry was more powerful."




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