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President Trump Accuses Obama Of 'Wire Tapping,' Provides No Evidence

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 8:04am

In a series of tweets early Saturday morning, Trump alleged that Obama wiretapped Trump Tower before Election Day, calling him a "bad (or sick) guy." Trump offered no justification for his accusation.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Women In Combat; 'Bette And Joan'; 'The Photo Ark'

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 8:00am

Maj. Mary Jennings Hegar discusses her memoir, Shoot Like a Girl. David Bianculli says Bette and Joan is "wickedly funny." Joel Sartore talks about his effort to photograph 12,000 animal species.

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As Amazon Moves In, A Local Bookseller Hopes To Thrive With A Personal Touch

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 7:01am

Amazon has opened its latest brick-and-mortar bookstore — the first on the East Coast. But an independent bookseller in the Boston suburb says: "I think that we're going to be OK."

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NPR News Nuggets: Highway Tacos, Subway Wine & A Plane's Tiny Stowaway

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 7:00am

Here's a quick roundup of some of the mini-moments you may have missed on this week's Morning Edition.

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Saturday Sports: Spurs Vs. Warriors And Colin Kaepernick

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

This week in sports: It's the Spurs versus the Warriors on the basketball court, and San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick says he'll stand for the national anthem next season.

The Case For The Golden Eagle Instead Of The Bald Eagle As The National Emblem

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

Ben Franklin called the bald eagle "a bird of bad moral character." Talkin' Birds host Ray Brown tells NPR's Scott Simon that some argue the golden eagle might be a better national symbol.

Wisconsin Rep. Sensenbrenner On Not Shying Away From Town Halls

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

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Republican Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner. He's held more town halls this term than any other member of Congress, many of whom have canceled events in the wake of protests.

Rural Democrats Try To Make Inroads In Republican Strongholds

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

Rural Democrats are trying to figure out how to make their party relevant to voters who don't live in cities. One activist in upstate New York thinks the answer is to start small and build.

Thank Hanks For The Coffee

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

Tom Hanks has sent the White House press corps a new espresso machine. "Keep up the good fight for Truth, Justice, and the American Way. Especially the Truth part," he wrote in a note.

How Trump's Immigration Plans Affect The Economy

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

Parts of the stock market have reached record highs since Donald Trump took office. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Bloomberg View's Joe Nocera about how immigration restrictions could affect the economy.

Jeffrey Goldberg Of 'The Atlantic' On Recent Anti-Semitic Threats And Attacks

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

Jewish organizations have recently been targeted with a number of threats. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic about anti-Semitism around the country and online.

A Recap Of A Busy Week For President Trump

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

We go over the stories of the week in politics, from Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recusal to President Trump's joint address, and look ahead to a revised travel ban and Obamacare repeal efforts.

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.

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