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Sandra Cisneros Doesn't Need Your Approval

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 1:42pm

Maria Hinojosa sits down with Sandra Cisneros to speak about her new book, A House of My Own, as well as personal issues like finding herself happy and single at middle-age.

Bob Weir On World Cafe

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 1:33pm

Before The Grateful Dead, Weir spent time working on a cattle ranch. His new solo album is inspired by the old cowboy tunes he heard.

Jury Finds 'Rolling Stone,' Reporter Liable For Damages Over Rape Allegation Story

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 1:19pm

A former associate dean at the University of Virginia sued over her portrayal in a 2014 Rolling Stone article about an alleged gang rape at a fraternity party. The article was retracted.

Syria's Leading Sculptor Keeps Creating In A Time Of Destruction

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 1:12pm

Mustafa Ali hunkers down in Damascus' Old City and sculpts figures that have made him famous in the Mideast and Europe. But his work has grown darker as the war grinds on.

A Roundup of Stories About Race For Your Ears And Eyes This Weekend

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 12:52pm

The 2016 election and white identity, the history of a controversial policing philosophy, Beyonce at the CMAs and remembering a salacious Detroit paper that both titillated and offended the powerful.

Meet Mumbai's Iconic Veggie Burger

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 12:45pm

Invented by a street vendor in the 1960s, vada pav is Mumbai's most loved street food. But now, there are vada pav chains selling frozen and fried versions of this iconic dish.

After 38 Years Of Silence, A Legend Of Folk Music Sings

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 12:18pm

Shirley Collins was a huge part of the British folk scene — but for a time, heartbreak silenced her voice. We talk with her and The Decemberists' Colin Meloy, who's captivated by Collins' music.

Here's Why Hillary Clinton's Troubles Aren't Millennials' Fault

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 11:55am

As the polls have tightened, some political analysts are pointing fingers at millennial voters. But is that fair? Millennials support Clinton more than any other age group.

Pentagon Says 3 U.S. Service Members Killed In Jordan

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 11:55am

A U.S. official says Jordanian soldiers fired at the service members as they approached a Jordanian military training facility. It wasn't immediately clear why the soldiers fired at the vehicle.

TV's Winners And Losers This Election Season

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 11:52am

This election season gifted the American public with a seemingly never-ending supply of scandals. We discuss with NPR's Eric Deggans.

Teen Scientists Find Solutions To Problems In Developing Nations

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 11:43am

Anurudh Ganesan and Hannah Herbst speak with Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson about their inventions and what motivates them to help others.

Minimum Wage Becomes Selling Point For Both Sides In Presidential Race

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 11:40am

NPR's Marilyn Geewax discusses why minimum wage has become a major issue for voters — especially in two key swing states.




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