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Prize-Winning Immigrant Artist Addresses Issues Of Identity Through Sculpture

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 6:56am

The Vilcek Prize recognizes immigrant artists who make a contribution to U.S. culture through their art. This year's winner, Jamaican sculptor Nari Ward, received $100,000.

'Pretty Disgusting Snot-Like Spit' Lets Frogs Catch Their Prey

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 6:56am

Frog tongues are super soft and wrap around their prey while secreting a sticky spit that changes consistency. Alexis Noel of Georgia Tech tells NPR's Scott Simon how she studied the amphibians.

Drugmaker Kaleo Raises Price Of Live-Saving Drug By Thousands

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 6:56am

A company that makes a life-saving auto-injector for opioid drug overdoses has raised its prices significantly. Kaiser Health News reporter Shefali Luthra explains why to NPR's Scott Simon.

The Impact Of Trump's Effort To Roll Back Financial Regulations

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 6:56am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with analyst Karen Petrou of Federal Financial Analytics about President Trump's plans to cut back financial regulations created after the financial crisis.

Sen. Chris Van Hollen On The Democrats' Strategy Going Forward

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 6:56am

Senate Democrats have vowed to resist President Trump's Supreme Court nominee. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen about party strategy and future legislative fights.

Former Ambassador Discusses Trump's Emerging Foreign Policy

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 6:56am

President Trump had several phone calls with foreign leaders this week. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with former Ambassador Thomas Pickering about how those calls are affecting U.S. foreign policy.

Week In Politics: Supreme Court, Cabinet Confirmations And A Spat With Schwarzenegger

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 6:56am

President Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court, had Rex Tillerson confirmed for secretary of state and insulted Arnold Schwarzenegger in a busy political week.

When Caterpillar Leaves Peoria, What Will Become Of The Town?

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 6:56am

The Caterpillar company is moving its headquarters from Peoria, Ill. to Chicago. It's a blow to Peoria, but the company says its executives need to be closer to Chicago's transportation options.

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Does Snapchat Need To Go Beyond Young Users To Succeed?

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 6:01am

Older adults can sometimes feel like Snapchat wasn't made for them. But to continue its success, the company may have to look beyond its younger audience.

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A Spacefarer's Next Great Adventure Begins At 'Home'

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 6:00am

Nnedi Okorafor's Binti: Home is the second installment in her series following a young woman with grand interstellar dreams, who now must reconcile her university experiences with her home culture.

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Does Having More Black Officers Reduce Police Violence?

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 5:00am

Data overwhelmingly confirm that black people are involved in and are victims of police-involved killings at greater proportions than any other racial group in the country. But there's a new twist.

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Why Immortality Is Overrated

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 4:54am

Before a health crisis hits, think deeply about the care you want and what you'd like to avoid. Make sure your family and your doctor understand your wishes, says John Henning Schumann.

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Trump Backers Want Ideology Test For Extreme Vetting

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 4:52am

What could "extreme vetting" mean in practice? For some who've helped form President Trump's refugee policies, it's not about stricter security screening. It's about something else.

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Chasing A Dream Built On Dairy, This Master Of Milk Came Home

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 4:44am

For one of the biggest and most successful dairymen in America, success was based in part on crossing cultural boundaries. Now, he has returned home to continue building his empire of milk.

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Military Widows Find Hope And Understanding Together

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 4:39am

In the past, women seeking help from the American Widow Project were young women whose husbands had been killed in combat. Today, their husbands are dying on U.S. soil.

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Coming To Terms With Depression In 'This Close To Happy'

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 4:30am

Novelist and critic Daphne Merkin's new memoir This Close to Happy chronicles a life spent struggling with depression, from love-starved childhood to hard-won equilibrium: Not cured, but functional.

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A Rigorously Objective Ranking Of The 28 Songs Of 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Season Two

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 9:00pm

It is a daunting task to definitively rank, with icy precision, the songs featured in the ratings-challenged but critically adored CW series. But we do it anyway, because journalism.

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Barry Harris On Piano Jazz

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 8:55pm

The seminal jazz pianist and educator joined host Marian McPartland in the fall of 2002.

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