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Black Women Gather In Atlanta To Harness Economic And Political Power

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 5:00pm

Michel Martin talks about the conference with Karen Finney, a former spokeswoman for Hillary Clinton, Nakisha Lewis, an organizer for Black Lives Matter, and New Jersey Congresswoman Bonnie Coleman.

'The Knitting Finns': For Finnish Athletes, Needles And Yarn Are Part Of The Olympic Routine

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 5:00pm

It started in Sochi, continued in Rio and now Team Finland is continuing its tradition of knitting during the Olympics. The Finns claim it's relaxing and fun.

Winter Olympics Weekend Wrap

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 5:00pm

It was a surprising weekend in South Korea. Several favorites who were supposed to medal in the biggest events didn't, and there were a few unexpected winners who made it to the podium.

Trump Tweet Ties 'Missed Signals' In Florida Shooting To FBI Russia Probe

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 5:00pm

President Trump's suggestion that the FBI failed to stop the Florida shooting because it spent too much time on the Russia investigation has outraged his critics.

Gun Safety Advocates Look To Kansas Lawmakers

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 5:00pm

Kansas is being held up as an example of how states can pass meaningful gun laws. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Republican state Sen. Barbara Bollier about what's being done there.

Students Who Lived Through Florida Shooting Turn Rage Into Activism

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 5:00pm

After the latest mass shooting, teenagers in Florida are mobilizing with plans for rallies against school and gun violence in Washington, D.C., and around the country.

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'Only Child': A Story of Loss, Grief And Hope

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 5:00pm

Rhiannon Navin's Only Child, a novel about the aftermath of a school shooting came out shortly before a fatal school shooting in Florida. NPR's Michel Martin talks to Navin about overcoming tragedy.

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'Black Panther' Breaks Records And Barriers In Debut Weekend

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 4:24pm

Steeped in cultural significance, the film opened to $192 domestically, the biggest February debut ever, said Disney. It's also already the highest-grossing film by a black director.

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Trump Says FBI Missed 'Signals' Of Florida School Shooting Because Of Russia Probe

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 1:51pm

Trump's flurry of weekend tweets about the Russia investigation and the latest school shooting drew condemnation from both sides of the aisle.

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All 65 People Aboard Plane Feared Dead After Crash Into Iranian Mountain

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 10:19am

An Aseman Airlines spokesman first said everyone was killed, but then the airline said it could not reach the crash site and could not "accurately and definitely confirm" everyone died.

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'Manuscripts' Encourages Readers To Approach The Bible Like A Novel

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 9:00am

The Bible's famous verse and chapter structure is relatively recent — and surprisingly unpopular. And a new version out now aims to make it more approachable by structuring it like any other book.

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LGBTQ Women To Watch Out For In The 2018 Games

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 8:03am

The 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics have the most openly LGBTQ athletes in history.

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'Dreadful Young Ladies And Other Stories' From A Self-Proclaimed 'Strange Woman'

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 7:07am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Newbery Medal winner Kelly Barnhill about Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories, her new collection of dark, whimsical fantasies.

A School Principal On A Foiled Shooting

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 7:07am

Police in Everett, Wash., arrested a high school senior who they say was plotting a school shooting. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with the school's principal, Amy Montanye-Johnson.

'Black Panther' And The 'Very Important Black Film'

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 7:07am

Marvel's action movie Black Panther is a blockbuster. It has also become a totem and a rite of passage for African-Americans who see themselves in the director and cast.

The Call-In: Knowing Sexual Harassers

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 7:07am

What do you do when someone you know is accused of sexual harassment? NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with consultant Kate Burke of California and psychologist Joseph Burgo.

School Shooting Survivors Discuss Their Experiences

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 7:07am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with shooting survivors Alfonso Calderon from Parkland, Fla., Hannah Haight from Italy, Texas, and Daniela Vargas from Aztec, N.M. about the latest school shooting.

Afro-Latino Musical Traditions

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 7:07am

For Black History Month, Alt.Latino offers up some new Latin music with African roots.

U.K. Steps Up Its Wine Game

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 7:07am

British wines used to be a bad joke. Now a warming climate and greater expertise have created conditions for an award-winning product.

People And Their Stuff Examined In 'Nostalgia'

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 7:07am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks to Ellen Burstyn and Amber Tamblyn about their film Nostalgia. It's a meditation on the objects we part with and those we can't let go.

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