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From 'Unproud' To 'Hombre,' Election 2016 Is Testing Our Vocabulary

Sun, 10/23/2016 - 7:24am

Merriam-Webster noticed the number of unique words coming out of this campaign, and has been using Twitter to report the most searchable words. Lexicographer Peter Sokolowski talks to Rachel Martin.

'Bloodline' Author On The Failures Of U.S. Counter-Insurgency Strategy

Sun, 10/23/2016 - 7:24am

As troops close in on Mosul, Rachel Martin talks with former White House counter-insurgency adviser David Kilcullen. He describes how techniques failed to secure lasting peace in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Dreadlocks Decision Raises Another Question: What Is Race?

Sun, 10/23/2016 - 6:07am

Many experts agree with an appeals court's decision last month that dreadlocks aren't a common racial characteristic. But left undecided: What's a common racial characteristic?

Charlotte Holmes Is On The Case In 'A Study In Scarlet Women'

Sun, 10/23/2016 - 6:00am

Sherry Thomas' new novel presents a gender-flipped Sherlock Holmes tale, with a heroine who must battle not only the bad guys but also the Victorian era's unfair restrictions on women's lives.

As South Sudan Fights, Refugees Flow Into Uganda

Sun, 10/23/2016 - 6:00am

South Sudan has been in turmoil for much of the five years since it became independent. That trouble is spilling over into northern Uganda, where refugees are flowing in.

Sexism Is Out In The Open In The 2016 Campaign. That May Have Been Inevitable

Sun, 10/23/2016 - 5:00am

With Hillary Clinton, the first woman to head a major party ticket on the ballot, it was always likely there'd be undercurrents of sexism. What surprising is just how out in the open it has been.

How We Teach English Learners: 3 Basic Approaches

Sun, 10/23/2016 - 5:00am

U.S. schools are scrambling to teach millions of students who don't speak English. That means more program options and better services. Here's a look at the three most common approaches.

POLL: White Evangelicals Have Warmed To Politicians Who Commit 'Immoral' Acts

Sun, 10/23/2016 - 4:00am

A new survey shows that white evangelicals are much more willing now than they were a few years ago to vote for politicians whose personal behavior has been "immoral."

Chicago Cubs Beat Los Angeles Dodgers To Enter First World Series Since 1945

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 11:14pm

The Cubs put an end to a 71-year drought Saturday, winning 5-0 to advance to the World Series against the Cleveland Indians. The Cubs last took the World Series title in 1908.

TIMELINE: AT&T's Merger With Time Warner Follows Decades Of Industry Deals

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 8:37pm

The $85.4-billion merger of a telecom and a media giants is the latest in the web of consolidation, spurned offers and spin-offs that are increasingly interlinking the two industries.

'We Don't Even Expect You To Be Good': The Long-Suffering Cleveland Sports Fan

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 4:11pm

Comedian and Ohio native Mike Polk Jr. talks about the feelings of a Cleveland sports fan on the possibility of the city's second major sports championship following a 52-year title drought.

Bitter And Contested Elections In America's History

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 4:11pm

Presidential historian at Vanderbilt University Thomas Schwartz discusses the history of peaceful transfers of political power in American presidential elections, going back more than 200 years.

Getting Real About Race: A Discussion In Cleveland

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 4:11pm

Julia Shearson of CAIR, former Ohio state senator Nina Turner, Akron Honey Company CEO Wesley Bright, and Brad Whitehead of the Fund for Our Economic Future discuss race relations in Cleveland, Ohio.

After Hurricane Matthew, Town Wonders: Rebuild Or Relocate?

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 4:11pm

Flooding from Hurricane Matthew wrecked hundreds of homes in Princeville, N.C. It's the second time the town has flooded in 20 years. Now residents debate whether to rebuild or just relocate.

Barbershop: Wrapping Up The Campaign, Wonder Woman And The NFL

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 4:11pm

Former EPA official Dru Ealons, Mario Loyola of National Review, and NPR editor Ammad Omar discuss the presidential campaigns, Wonder Woman at the U.N., and NFL touchdown celebrations.

In Gettysburg, Trump Mixes Policy With Personal Attacks

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 4:11pm

Today in Gettysburg, Pa., Donald Trump blended his "closing argument" with recriminations and the agenda for his first 100 days in office.

The Dueling Narratives In The Fight For Mosul

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 4:11pm

In Iraq, the battle for control of Mosul, the country's second largest city, has been raging for almost a week. There are differing narratives coming from the Pentagon and the front lines.

AT&T To Buy Time Warner For $85 Billion

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 4:11pm

It emerged Saturday that AT&T is set to buy Time Warner for about $85 billion. If approved by federal regulators, the merger would create a mammoth media and telecommunications company.

30 Years Of 'Heavy Metal Parking Lot,' The Classic 'Cult Classic' Film

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 2:51pm

Shot outside an arena in suburban Maryland hosting a Judas Priest and Dokken double bill, the short documentary captured something vital about its moment in music history.

A Question For The Ages: Can A May-December Relationship Last?

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 2:27pm

Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the Sugars consider relationships with a significant age difference.




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