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Argentina's Last Dictator Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Cross-Border Conspiracy

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 8:39am

The case focused on a plan known as Operation Condor. This marks the first time a court has ruled that it was a criminal conspiracy to track down and disappear political dissidents across borders.

Fresh Air Weekend: Marc Maron; Reconsidering Millennial Speak; Susan Silverman

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 8:00am

Marc Maron talks about sobriety and his "uncomfortable" comfort zone. Linguist Geoff Nunberg weighs in on the phrase "I feel like." Rabbi Susan Silverman discusses anxiety, faith and adoption.

Be Like Bernie: Sanders Looks To Spread His Political Wealth

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 7:58am

He's beginning to expand his political network by helping upstart progressive congressional candidates and state legislators, lending his fundraising prowess and national fame to boost their bids.

From Alaska To The Himalayas, 'Voyager' Embarks On Self-Discovery

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 7:03am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with writer Russell Banks about his new book, "Voyager." It's a collection of travel writing that also reads like a memoir.

The Week In Sports

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 7:03am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with NPR's Tom Goldman about the NBA Finals, the fallout at Baylor University after a report on sexual assault, and the looming shadow of Zika over the summer Olympics in Rio.

Verizon, Labor Unions Conclude Strike With Tentative 4-Year Contract Deal

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 7:03am

After weeks of intense dispute, Verizon and its unions have reached an "agreement in principle." Labor Secretary Thomas Perez mediated the talks, and expects the 40,000 workers to be back next week.

Obama Makes Historic Visit To Hiroshima

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 7:03am

President Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit the city since American warplanes bombed it in WWII. The president did not apologize, but some Japanese still found solace in his remarks.

Army Love: A Fallen Soldier's Widow Tells Their Daughter How It All Began

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 7:03am

This Memorial Day weekend at Storycorps, a mother and daughter remember a husband and father who died in Iraq when his Humvee hit an IED.

The Accidentals Come Home To Michigan

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 7:03am

The young band recently released a single called "Michigan And Again." Though the band's three members do love their home state, the inspiration for the song came from an unlikely source.

How To Fix A Graduation Rate Of 1 In 10? Ask The Dropouts

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 7:03am

Across the country, public universities are struggling with abysmal graduation rates. Here's one campus — San Jose State University — that's trying to do something about it.

'The Witness' Tells A Different Story About The Kitty Genovese Murder

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 7:03am

As the story went at the time, 38 people witnessed the attack on Kitty Genovese 50 years ago, and did nothing. But that story is wrong, as James Soloman and William Genovese explore in their new film.

At Century Mark, Indy 500 Sells Out For First Time In Decades

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 7:03am

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500. Even though it remains the most famous auto race in the world, it's sold out this year for the first time in decades.

Focus On Libertarian Election Amid Voter Discontent Over Clinton-Trump Race

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 7:03am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Libertarian journalist and editor-in-chief of Reason.com, Nick Gillespie, about the possibility of a third party candidate.

The Balkans: An Often Overlooked Hotbed For ISIS Recruitment

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 7:03am

When we talk about foreign fighters joining ISIS much of the focus is on Western Europe, but proportionally more come from the Balkans. NPR's Scott Simon talks with security analyst Adrian Schtuni.

As Democratic Convention Nears, The Battle To Unite Under One Candidate

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 7:03am

Ed Rendell, chairman of this year's Democratic Convention in Philadelphia, talks to NPR's Scott Simon about his expectations for the convention, and how to unify the party under one candidate.

William Bell Heads Back To His Roots In 'This Is Where I Live'

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 7:03am

William Bell cut his first Stax records tracks more than 50 years ago. Now, he's back on the label. Bell tells NPR's Scott Simon about his new album, and remixing one of his biggest hits.

After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, She Channeled Her Ups And Downs Into Texts

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 7:03am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Natalie Sun about her project, textingwithcancer.com. The website won a Webby award, and documents her pessimism and optimism while undergoing chemotherapy.

Lack Of Evidence Shows Sunscreens Are Safe For Humans With Normal Use

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 7:03am

All summer long, parents will struggle with how to protect their children from the sun, and whether or not the protection itself is safe. Reporter Tara Haelle talks to NPR's Scott Simon.

Before North Carolina, There Were Other Contentious 'Bathroom Bill' Fights

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 6:30am

New Hampshire was the site of one of the first legislative battle grounds over transgender rights.

After Hiroshima Bombing, Survivors Sorted Through The Horror

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 6:29am

NPR's Scott Simon remembers the work of John Hersey, who visited with people who lived through the bombing of Hiroshima. His reporting filled an entire issue of the New Yorker magazine in 1946.

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