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U.N. Official Visits White House To Make The Case For Refugees

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 7:03am

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks to U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi about his visit to Washington, D.C. He urged Trump administration officials to continue resettling refugees.

A Middle-Aged Coming Of Age In 'All Grown Up'

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 7:03am

Novelist Jami Attenberg tells the story of Andrea Bern — a failed artist who, as she turns 40, is seeking a path to personal and professional happiness.

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Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 7:03am

Hear the latest from Chicago rapper Taylor Bennett, West Virginia rock 'n' roller William Matheny, Seattle producer Lusine and more in this month's mix.

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Remembering Women's Rights Activist Aileen Hernandez

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 7:03am

Aileen Hernandez was a founding member and former president of the National Organization for Women. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with fellow women's rights activist Dezie Woods-Jones about her life.

Out Of Bounds: The National Women's Hockey League

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 7:03am

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to Ashley Johnston, captain of the New York Riveters hockey team about sustaining passion for the sport in a league that barely pays any money.

A Doctor On Why He Volunteered To Fight Ebola In Liberia

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 7:03am

In 2014, Dr. Steven Hatch traveled to Liberia to treat people infected with the Ebola virus. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with him about his new book, Inferno: A Doctor's Ebola Story.

The Call-In: Crossing The U.S.-Mexico Border

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 7:03am

We asked the audience to send us questions about the U.S.-Mexico border. Listeners wanted to know about the role of law enforcement and what it takes to cross the border legally.

Perspective From A Former CIA Russia Chief

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 7:03am

Steve Hall, a retired CIA operative, oversaw the agency's clandestine operations in Russia. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to him about the links between the Trump administration and Russian officials.

Everything You Need To Know About Russia And The Trump Administration

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 7:03am

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to Greg Miller of The Washington Post and NPR's Scott Detrow about Attorney General Sessions' contact with the Russian ambassador before the election.

Here Is A Challenge To Hear And Write The Right Answer

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 7:03am

This week's challenge involves homophones — words that sound the same but are spelled differently.

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Tennis Thrives In Isolation On 'Yours Conditionally'

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 7:03am

To write its latest album, the husband-and-wife musical duo returned to a songwriting environment that had proven fruitful for them in the past: the middle of the ocean.

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Can Democrats Turn Activism Into Votes? Special Elections Might Be A Clue

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 6:00am

A victory in a Delaware legislative race has Democrats enthused, and some think they can pull off an upset in a Georgia House special election, giving evidence of growing anti-Trump sentiment.

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White Nostalgia Didn't Start With Trump — Just Look At Classic Rock

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 6:00am

The president brought up reviving dying industries and making America great again during his address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. But the message is a generation old with roots in music.

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'The Wrong Dead Guy' Lives And Dies By Its Comedic Timing

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 6:00am

Charlie "Coop" Cooper is back for another action packed, kooky adventure — complete with dirty jokes, an octopus robot, and an overuse of dialogue — in Richard Kadrey's newest novel.

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No One Was Prepared To Care For So Many Wounded In Mosul

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 5:31am

The number of wounded civilians and fighters is higher than expected in the battle to force ISIS from the Iraqi city. Care is coming from several sources, including U.S. forces.

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Buford: Come for the Coffee, Stay ... To Keep The Tiny Town Open

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 5:01am

The self-proclaimed smallest town in America, Buford, Wyo., population one, is in danger of losing its last resident and being removed from the maps completely.

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Trump's International Policies Could Have Lasting Effects On Higher Ed

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 4:53am

More than a million international students go to college in the United States. But after recent events, and President Trump's policies, recruiters expect numbers to drop.

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Kate McKinnon Mocks Sessions As Forrest Gump On 'SNL'

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 4:35am

There were no surprise appearances of Melissa McCarthy's "Spicey" or Alec Baldwin's Trump, but SNL still got in a few digs at the Trump administration, mostly courtesy of cast member Kate McKinnon.

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