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Davíd Garza: Tiny Desk Concert

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 7:03am

The veteran Austin singer-songwriter, whose voice sounds familiar yet new, joins his stunning voice with that of touring partner (and Tiny Desk veteran) Gaby Moreno.

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Chicago Dominates The Week In Sports

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 6:48am

NPR's Scott Simon talks Chicago sports with NPR's Tom Goldman. Jay Cutler's having another rough season with the Bears, and Bulls point guard Derrick Rose can't seem to stay off the injured list.

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Shriver Finds Wisdom Among The Intellectually Disabled

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 6:48am

Timothy Shriver's new memoir is a look at the inspirational people he met as chairman of the Special Olympics. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Shriver about his book, Fully Alive.

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Mayor Jane Byrne: 'No One Else Had The Guts'

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 6:48am

Jane Byrne, the first female mayor of Chicago, died at the age of 81. NPR's Scott Simon revisits a conversation from earlier this year with Kathy Byrne, the former mayor's daughter.

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'Godfather' Mansion For Sale In Staten Island

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 6:48am

The mansion featured in the The Godfather is on the market for nearly $3 million. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Joseph Profaci, the realtor who is selling the house.

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At A Tense Jerusalem Holy Site, Palestinians Stand Watch

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 6:48am

With tensions rising over a sacred hilltop in Jerusalem, Muslims "defenders" say they are protecting the holy site against Jewish activists. But critics say this is just contributing to the friction.

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They Paid How Much? How Negotiated Deals Hide Health Care's Cost

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 6:48am

A patient's portion of a health care bill is the result of a complicated equation. But it's simple compared to the variety of deals insurers negotiate with hospitals and doctors.

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Brilliance In Bumps And Bruises, On Air And On Screen

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 6:48am

New Jersey radio station WMFU prides itself on radically open programming — like three hours of "Eleanor Rigby" covers. But as a new film shows, it can be tough to pay bills and maintain a mission.

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Ukraine Conflict Disturbs G-20 Summit

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 6:48am

Russia and Ukraine take center stage at the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Moscow correspondent Corey Flintoff about the summit and the Russia-Ukraine border.

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Success Record is Mixed For Global Climate Deals

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 6:48am

As China and the U.S. strike a landmark climate change deal, NPR's Scott Simon asks science correspondent Christopher Joyce how effective these climate targets have been historically.

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Cosbys Start A 'Conversation' With African-American Art

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 6:48am

Bill and Camille Cosby have loaned more than 60 pieces of art to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the Cosbys about their collection.

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So, What Bugs Listeners About NPR's Grammar?

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 6:48am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Standards and Practices Editor Mark Memmott about the language NPR uses and why.

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Get Ready To Watch This Lame-Duck Congress Sprint

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 5:05am

From a Hail Mary pass on the Keystone pipeline aimed at saving Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., to attempts to block White House appointments and executive actions, the next month in Congress could be busy.

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Tango Lessons: Rubén Blades Sings His Way Into Discovery

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 4:31am

On his new album, the salsa singer, actor and one time presidential contender in Panama rearranged some of his salsa songs as tangos. In doing so, he found new things in his lyrics and himself.

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Tech Week That Was: Obama Rocks The Net Neutrality Debate

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 4:30am

The president took a stand on net neutrality this week, saying the idea that traffic is treated equally should be protected like a public utility. Critics called it "Obamacare for the Internet."

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Roger Moore: The Man With The Golden Life

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 4:24am

Sir Roger Moore has played James Bond more than any other actor; his new memoir One Lucky Bastard chronicles a life spent working and laughing with stars — and learning how to kiss from Lana Turner.

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Doctor, Put On Your PPE And Go Into The ETU, Stat!

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 4:20am

The world of global health is an acronym soup. And the Ebola virus has generated its own list.

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Common Core Reading: Difficult, Dahl, Repeat

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 4:18am

Backers of the Common Core say it's important for kids to tackle complex texts. Critics argue that reading shouldn't be a struggle for kids. We'll visit one classroom that borrows from both sides.

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Episode 583: Cow Noir

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:15pm

There is a crime wave in the West right now. Cattle theft, or as they call it in Oklahoma, cattle rustling, is on the rise. The crime is as old as America, and it's making a big comeback.

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