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Alt.Latino Takes On Classical Composers

Sun, 06/12/2016 - 6:41am

Alt Latino host Felix Contreras teams up with NPR classical music maven Tom Huizenga to talk about composers from Mexico, Puerto Rico and Brazil, delighting host Linda Wertheimer.

Write An Essay To Win A Local Newspaper

Sun, 06/12/2016 - 6:41am

Newspaper for sale! Host Linda Wertheimer talks to Ross Connelly, owner of the Hardwick Gazette in Vermont. After 30 years, he's retiring and holding an essay contest to find a new publisher.

'Rich And Pretty' Author Rumaan Alam Captures Lives Very Different From His Own

Sun, 06/12/2016 - 6:41am

The new novel "Rich and Pretty" follows two women who find themselves at a crossroad. Host Linda Wertheimer talks to author Rumaan Alam about writing characters that are nothing like oneself.

Department Of Education Report Shows Racial Disparity In Student Suspensions

Sun, 06/12/2016 - 6:41am

Black preschoolers are suspended 3.6 times more often than whites--just one of many revelations from the Department of Education. Host Linda Wertheimer speaks to Ed Team reporter Anya Kamenetz.

After Nuclear Deal, Iran Pulls Quick Oil Production Rebound

Sun, 06/12/2016 - 6:41am

Iran is on track to restore oil production and exports to pre-sanction levels, surprising many analysts. It's one of the areas where Iran has benefited from the nuclear deal it made with world powers.

Warming Up To Anti-Establishment Message, Texas Donors Back Trump

Sun, 06/12/2016 - 6:41am

Donald Trump heads to Texas for a series of fundraisers. Key players in the state appear to be falling in line with his campaign. Gaylord Hughey is one of them, and he tells host Linda Wertheimer why.

Multiple Deaths; Shooter Dead After Orlando Nightclub Shooting

Sun, 06/12/2016 - 6:41am

A gunman opened fire inside a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla. overnight. Catherine Welch of WMFE tells host Linda Wertheimer that there are multiple deaths and dozens hospitalized. The shooter is dead.

This Puzzle Packs Syllables Into Small Spaces

Sun, 06/12/2016 - 6:41am

For every prompt in this week's puzzle, answer with a word or name that has three syllables in four letters.

To Fight Floundering Attendance, SeaWorld Turns To Roller Coasters

Sun, 06/12/2016 - 6:41am

SeaWorld Orlando's new Mako rollercoaster is the area's fastest, longest and tallest coaster. It's a hypercoaster, designed for "airtime."

Clinton Scandals: A Guide From Whitewater To The Clinton Foundation

Sun, 06/12/2016 - 5:00am

Donald Trump has promised to deliver a speech this week that will address Bill and Hillary Clinton's scandals. Here's a breakdown of those scandals and their outcomes.

Police: Shooter Dead; Mass Casualties After Orlando Nightclub Shooting

Sun, 06/12/2016 - 4:23am

Orlando Police say "the shooter inside the club is dead" after gunfire erupted at the gay nightclub Pulse around 2 a.m. ET. "We can confirm this is a mass casualty situation," the department tweeted.

Florida Congressional Candidate Bob Poe Says He's HIV-Positive

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 8:33pm

In a Facebook video posted earlier this week, Bob Poe announced that he was diagnosed with HIV 18 years ago. If he wins Florida's 10th District, he would be the first openly HIV-positive congressman.

Creator Takes The Belmont Stakes In A Photo Finish

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 6:13pm

The 3-year-old colt beat Destin by a nose, coming from behind down the stretch. It was the fourth time the Belmont was decided by a nose — the closest possible margin of victory.

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