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Judd Apatow On His Characters: 'If Everyone Is Mature, There Is No Comedy'

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 3:32pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to director and producer Judd Apatow about his latest show, Crashing, his career and Hollywood's role in politics.

White House Continues Search For New National Security Adviser

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 3:32pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to David Rothkopf, CEO and editor of Foreign Policy, about what President Trump should be looking for in his national security adviser.

Senate Confirms Scott Pruitt To Lead Environmental Protection Agency

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 3:32pm

Scott Pruitt is promising an aggressive rollback of regulations at the Environmental Protection Agency. NPR takes a look at what he's likely to target and the challenges he will face.

Europeans Look To U.S. Officials For Reassurance At Munich Conference

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 3:32pm

Senior members of the Trump administration will attend the Munich Security Conference on Friday, which is the first chance for many foreign defense and policy officials to hear directly from the new U.S. government.

At This Palestinian University, Students Are Losing Hope In A 2-State Solution

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 3:32pm

Palestinians at a West Bank university say they fear the idea of a two-state solution to the conflict with Israel is dead after President Trump's meeting with Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu.

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New Guidelines Seek To Provide Clarity On Food Expiration Dates

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 3:32pm

There's no federal standard for indicating food expiration dates. Now, new guidance for food companies suggests using one of just two descriptors, "best if used by" and "use by."

Young Palestinians React To Trump's Meeting With Israeli Prime Minister

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 3:32pm

Palestinians at a West Bank university say they fear the idea of a two-state solution to the conflict with Israel is dead after President Trump's meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

New FCC Chairman Moves Quickly To Reverse Obama Policies

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 3:32pm

The new Federal Communications Commission chairman has moved quickly to reverse some Obama administration moves. The changes could affect consumers who use cable TV or the Internet.

Local Police Departments Invest In Cell Phone Spy Tools

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 3:32pm

As we depend on our cell phones more and more, the tools to peek into our phones are getting better. Local police departments across the country are investing heavily in this technology. And, with few laws governing what police can collect and store, that has a lot of privacy advocates alarmed. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to City Lab reporter George Joseph about the spread of tools that let police collect cell phone data.

Week In Politics: Trump's Press Conference, Michael Flynn

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 3:32pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with political commentators, Jason Riley, of The Wall Street Journal and the Manhattan Institute, and Abderrahim Foukara, Washington, D.C., bureau chief for Al Jazeera, about President Trump's wide-ranging news conference on Thursday and the resignation of national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Trump Speaks At Boeing Plant In South Carolina

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 3:32pm

A day after his wide-ranging news conference, President Trump flew to South Carolina to visit a Boeing plant and talk about jobs.

Authors And Illustrators of Color Accounted For 22 Percent Of Children's Books

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 2:29pm

In 2016, people of color were the protagonists in fewer than a quarter of new children's books. Here's why that matters.

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Remembering Barbara Carroll, The 'First Lady Of Jazz Piano'

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 2:03pm

Carroll, who died Sunday, started recording in the late 1940s, when female jazz musicians were still considered a novelty. Originally broadcast in 2003.

'The Great Wall' Stands As A Monument To Absurd CGI Clutter

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 2:03pm

Matt Damon plays an accomplished bow-and-arrow warrior in ancient China in his latest film. Critic David Edelstein says The Great Wall is "lavishly ... terrible."

Trump's Frequent Visits Disrupt Palm Beach Life And Businesses

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 1:47pm

The president's visits to his Mar-a-Lago home are hurting local governments and businesses, including a nearby airport. Some owners fear going out of business if security-related disruptions continue.

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North Korea Demands Malaysia Release Body Of Kim Jong Un's Half-Brother

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 1:17pm

Malaysian officials did an autopsy on the body of Kim Jong Nam, who died in Kuala Lumpur under mysterious circumstances, but haven't released the results. Pyongyang says it won't accept the findings.

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DJ Sessions: Classical With A Twist

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:40pm

Terrance McKnight of WQXR in New York tells us about artists bringing classical music in interesting new directions.

Boston Researchers Explore The Sound-Sight Connection

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:24pm

These days advertisers are forever searching for ways to cut through the cacophony and visual clutter to try to sell us something.

Scott Pruitt Confirmed To Lead Environmental Protection Agency

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:22pm

The Senate has confirmed Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as the EPA's next administrator. Pruitt is a longtime critic of the agency.

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Southern California Bracing For Worst Storm In Years

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:20pm

It could be a big moment in the fight against the drought in the region. It could also mean a strain on dams, and disasters on the roads.

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