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ABC Family Channel To Change Its Name To Freeform Network

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 4:11am

The cable channel is dropping the word family from its title for the first time in more than 25 years. The move shows how competition has forced TV channels to hone in on their most important viewers.

Trump Invited To Iowa Mosque. Imam: He's A Great Man With Bad Ideas

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 4:11am

The imam of the oldest mosque in North America, the Mother Mosque of America in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has invited Donald Trump to visit. David Greene talks to Imam Taha Tawil about the invitation.

Drug Lord's Arrest Creates New Tensions In U.S.-Mexico Relations

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 4:11am

David Greene talks to Ana Maria Salazar, a ex-U.S. drug enforcement official at the Pentagon, about what the arrest of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman might have on the drug war and relations with Mexico.

What To Expect From Obama's Final State Of The Union

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 4:11am

Steve Inskeep talks to former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau about what it takes to write such a speech. President Obama delivers his final State of the Union address Tuesday night.

A 'Wisdom-Keeper' Draws From A Deep Well Of Navajo Culture

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 3:59am

In the Navajo culture teachers are revered and trusted. Tia Tsosie Begay is no exception, making sure her fourth graders know that "someone believes in them."

'60s 'Dish' Maggie Smith Says, 'That Was Never Me'

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 3:58am

"It must be lovely to be beautiful, but that's a really difficult thing to lose," says Smith, now 81. Best known in the U.S. for her role in Downton Abbey, she's now starring in The Lady in the Van.

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