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Watch Charles Bradley, Strand Of Oaks, Foxygen And More Perform Live

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 8:01am

The Screaming Eagle of Soul caps off day two at the XPoNential Music Festival.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Comic Jessica Williams; 'Chester B. Himes'; Trump And The Media

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 8:00am

Williams discusses The Daily Show and her new film, The Incredible Jessica James. Maureen Corrigan reviews a biography of writer Himes. New York Times reporter Peter Baker talks about covering Trump.

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It's Now Illegal To Text While Crossing The Street In Honolulu

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 7:54am

Laws that ban tapping on a phone while driving have become common, but in Hawaii, a new escalation targets pedestrians.

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Trump Donates To Education Department

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 7:46am

Secretary DeVos announces the president's donation, a report on good jobs without a college degree, college tuition goes down and more education news.

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Summer TV: 'MasterChef Junior,' 'Planet Earth II'

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 7:14am

James Poniewozik, chief television critic for The New York Times, gives NPR's Don Gonyea some family-friendly TV recommendations.

Bringing A Bookstore To The Bronx

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 7:14am

Since Barnes and Noble pulled out of the Bronx last year, there has been no general interest bookstore in the borough. Noelle Santos hopes to open one by the end of the year.

An Empty Nester's Transformation In 'Mrs. Fletcher'

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 7:14am

In Tom Perrotta's new novel, Mrs. Fletcher, the title character is a single empty nester looking to reinvent herself. Perrotta tells NPR's Don Gonyea about Eve Fletcher's transformation.

Saturday Sports: CTE And Football, Baseball Trades

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 7:14am

In sports news, Major League Baseball has a trade deadline coming up, and a new report is out on CTE in former football players. NPR's Don Gonyea talks with ESPN's Howard Bryant.

Looking At Mitch McConnell's Leadership In The Senate

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 7:14am

NPR's Don Gonyea talks to Alec MacGillis of ProPublica about top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell's leadership in the context of the Senate GOP's failure to repeal or replace the Affordable Care Act.

Alaska Sen. Murkowski's Balancing Act

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 7:14am

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski's stance on the GOP heath care bill could have long-term consequences for her state. The Trump administration may now pull back support for Alaska energy exploration.

The GOP's Next Step

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 7:14am

After a tough week for the GOP in Congress, NPR's Don Gonyea talks with Republican Rep. Charlie Dent about what's next for the party.

When Your Hand Has A Mind Of Its Own

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 7:14am

What happens when you think and how you act don't align? We tell the story of a woman diagnosed with what's known as "alien hand syndrome."

The Rhythms Of Elephant Seals

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 7:14am

A new study of elephant seals suggests that alpha males are recognized by unique rhythms in their calls during mating season. Researcher Colleen Reichmuth talks with NPR's Don Gonyea.

Preserving Route 66

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 7:14am

For nearly two decades, federal efforts have been underway to help restore parts of historic Route 66. But the program is running out of money, which has businesses along the way worried.

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