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UVA Student On The Community's Response

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 7:11am

Scott Simon talks to University of Virginia student Bryanna Miller about the community's response to the white nationalist rally and violence.

Investigation Continues Into Spanish Attacks

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 7:11am

Authorities in Spain say a 12-member cell was behind the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils, as well as an earlier explosion.

Boston Prepares For 'Free Speech' Rally

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 7:11am

A week after violence at a white nationalist march in Charlottesville, Boston is taking measures to avoid clashes between participants in today's "Free Speech" rally and counterprotesters.

What's Next For Bannon

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 7:11am

White House strategist Steve Bannon is out. Scott Simon talks with Joshua Green, author of the book Devil's Bargain.

Motherhood In The Guise Of Terror In 'Fierce Kingdom'

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 7:11am

Fierce Kingdom is about every parent's worst nightmare. A mother and her son, in the zoo at closing time, see a shooter and run. And hide. Gin Phillips talks to Scott Simon about her latest novel.

Classic Movie Review: 'Dr. Strangelove'

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 7:11am

We all have movies we somehow never got around to watching. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro had never seen Dr. Strangelove. She and NPR's Scott Simon review this old, but still relevant, film.

Kids Learn What It Takes To Be An Astronaut

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 7:11am

As summer winds to a close, we've been highlighting interesting camps for kids. For decades, a favorite has been Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala.

'Stay With Me' Is A Novel Of Commitment, Culture And The Struggle To Conceive

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 7:11am

Set in Nigeria in the 1980s, Ayobami Adebayo's debut novel tells the story of a couple who desperately want to have a child, in a society where that's what's expected of them.

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A Hologram Husband Keeps Lois Smith Company In 'Marjorie Prime'

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 7:11am

Smith has been acting for more than 60 years, and she's earned rave reviews for her performance in Marjorie Prime. How does she explain her continued success? "I'm very lucky," she says.

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Early Civil Rights Activist Octavius Catto Gets A Statue

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 7:11am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with journalist and author Dan Biddle about early civil rights activist Octavius Catto, who is finally getting a statue erected in his honor in Philadelphia.

The Differences Between The Founding Fathers And Confederate Leaders

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 7:11am

President Trump has asked if the U.S. should take down statues of slave-owning Founding Fathers. Scott Simon speaks with historian Annette Gordon-Reed about their differences from Confederate leaders.

Counterterrorism Efforts In Spain

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 7:11am

As Spain reels from deadly attacks this week, NPR's Scott Simon talks to Juan Zarate from the Center for Strategic and International Studies about the Spanish counterterrorism approach.

In Delicate Dance, Pence Translates For Trump Abroad

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 6:00am

After more than a year by Trump's side, Vice President Pence has made an art of sanding off the rough edges of the president's remarks.

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What Trump's Increasing Isolation Could Mean For His Presidency

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 6:00am

Trump has completed a full purge of top White House aides instrumental in his election. Their ouster could be a big gamble, as Trump finds himself with fewer and fewer allies.

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Total Eclipse Of The Stomach: A Stellar Menu Of Gastronomic Delights

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 6:00am

What can you do when the Earth plunges into total darkness on Aug. 21? Eat, of course! And there are many space-themed treats to keep the skywatching party going.

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In 'The Stone Sky,' Some Worlds Need To Burn

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 6:00am

N.K. Jemisin won Hugo Awards for the first two volumes of her Broken Earth trilogy. The Stone Sky is a powerful, timely finale to this story of a world built on oppression and exploitation.

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How To Buy A Goat When You're Really Poor? Join A 'Merry-Go-Round'

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 6:00am

Skeptics say if you hand cash to the impoverished, they'll mismanage it. But it turns out, many poor people are great at saving — thanks to this ingenious system.

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Paul Miller Loved Teaching Math So Much That He Did It For Nearly 80 Years

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 5:30am

Paul Miller was once recognized as the oldest active accredited classroom teacher in the U.S. He reflects on his long career.

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Tracing The Dark Origins Of Charlottesville's KKK

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 5:00am

In the comments of residents processing what happened in Charlottesville, a common refrain emerged: "This is not us." But the city's history tells a different story.

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Santana And The Isley Brothers Come Together For 'Power Of Peace'

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 4:52am

For this new collaborative album, the icons aimed for timelessness — a sound "frozen in immortality, eternity and infinity," Santana says. Power Of Peace was released July 28.

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