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Nearly 7 Decades Later, Vin Scully's Long Broadcast Will Soon Come To A Close

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 3:00pm

On Sunday, a legendary voice in baseball will be retiring. And when he does, Vin Scully, who has done the play-by-play for Dodgers games for 67 years, will leave behind several generations of fans.

Newlywed Composer Christopher Rouse On His Encoded Musical Love Letters

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 3:00pm

In a piece on his latest album, the Pulitzer-winning composer uses a code of musical notes to spell out the name of his wife, Natasha. Another composition is inspired by her remarkable resilience.

Can Russia Be Held Accountable For Weapons That Took Down Airliner?

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 3:00pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Jim Lewis, senior vice president and program director at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, about holding countries accountable for weapons transfers.

In Israel, Mourners Come To Terms With Shimon Peres' Complex Legacy

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 3:00pm

On the day after former Israeli President Shimon Peres' death, the country has been somber in remembrance. Leaders and mourners marked the passing of one of Israel's last remaining founders.

The Case Of The 'Clawback': What's Next For The Wells Fargo Board

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 3:00pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Richard Bove, a longtime banking analyst and vice president of equity research at Rafferty Capital Markets, about Wells Fargo's recent sales scandal.

In A First For Obama, Senate Overturns Presidential Veto On Sept. 11 Bill

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 3:00pm

The Senate voted Wednesday to override President Obama's veto of a bill that allows the victims of Sept. 11 to sue Saudi Arabia for any role it may have played in the terror attacks. This is the first time Congress has successfully acted to overrule the president's veto.

In Recent Violence, Aleppo's Civilians Find Themselves In Regime Cross-Hairs

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 3:00pm

The Syrian regime and Russian forces have been bombarding the city of Aleppo, often hitting civilian targets in the process. An attack on a bread line is among the latest.

Florida Resists Joining Interstate BId To Cut Down On Double Voting

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 3:00pm

There is a fairly cheap and easy way to clean up voting rolls — about 1 in 8 of which in the U.S. is inaccurate. But, as Renata Sago of member station WMFE reports, Florida has refused to join, citing legal concerns about sharing voter data with other states.

Trump 'Stiffed' His Family, GOP Strategist Says

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 3:00pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Brian Walsh, a GOP strategist, about the party's presidential candidate, Donald Trump. He says his father's company was "stiffed" by Trump in the 1980s.

Cuba Braces For A Tough Fall, As Financial Troubles Brew

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 3:00pm

Cuba's economy is in dire straits, and its officials are bracing for further difficulties to come. Cuba's called for substantial cuts, and officials are warning of even more belt-tightening measures.

Lawmakers On The Hill Grill FBI Director Over Email Investigations

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 3:00pm

FBI Director James Comey faced hours of questioning Thursday from the House Judiciary Committee over his agency's investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server.

The Thistle & Shamrock: New Sounds

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 1:30pm

Sample some recent releases from favorite artists and rising names. This week's show includes Celtic Fiddle Festival, The Bills and Iona Fyfe Band.

Whales, Sea Turtles, Seals: The Unintended Catch Of Abandoned Fishing Gear

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 1:17pm

An endangered whale was found dead over the weekend, entangled in derelict fishing gear. Such incidents have been on the rise in recent years. A new California law aims to combat the problem.

#DearWashington: Readers Share Personal Concerns This Election

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 1:03pm

NPR is asking audiences to share something that they want their leaders in Washington to know about why this election matters to them.

Journalist Says Trump Foundation May Have Engaged In 'Self-Dealing'

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:56pm

Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold says the Trump Foundation doesn't operate like a typical charity: "[Trump] doesn't seem to have understood that a charity isn't set up to benefit you."

'Eyes On The Street' Details Jane Jacobs' Efforts To Put Cities First

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:56pm

Robert Kanigel's new biography recounts the life of Jacobs, a Greenwich Village public intellectual who championed street life and community. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls it a powerful work.

Pangolins, The 'Artichoke With Legs,' Earn Top Trade Protection

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:54pm

World leaders at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species agreed to ban all commercial trade in pangolins, a small and endangered mammal that also resembles an aardvark.

Watch: A Chilling Masterpiece From Anna von Hausswolff

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:46pm

The new video is breathlessly beautiful, brooding and unsettling.

Police Kill Unarmed Black Man In San Diego Suburb

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:12pm

Police said the man refused to obey orders to take his hands out of his pockets and when he did, police said he was holding something and assumed a "shooting stance."

I Guess We Need To Talk About Pepe The Frog

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:11pm

A cartoon frog became popular, then a pariah. Now the Anti-Defamation League has identified it as a hate symbol. We take a short look at the amphibious, ambiguous meme.

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