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Goldberg's 'Suicide Of The West' Tackles Ills Of Identity Politics

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 3:59am

Steve Inskeep talks to National Review senior editor Jonah Goldberg about his new book, Suicide of the West. Goldberg argues that the "miracle" of liberal democratic capitalism is at risk.

Supreme Court Preview: Immigrants' Rights And Notice To Appear

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 3:59am

The Supreme Court hears arguments Monday in a case that could affect thousands of undocumented immigrants. At issue is eligibility for a program that lets some long-term residents avoid deportation.

Macron To Press Trump On Trade And Iran Nuclear Deal

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 3:59am

David Greene talks about the significance of French President Emmanuel Macron's visit to the U.S. with former French Ambassador to the U.S. Francois Bujon de L'Estang.

In 'At My Table,' Nigella Lawson Celebrates Home Cooking

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 3:59am

Steve Inskeep talks to author Nigella Lawson about her latest cookbook: At My Table: A Celebration of Home Cooking. She says that home cooking is a creative arena.

Nicaragua Withdraws Social Security Changes That Sparked Unrest

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 3:59am

The president of Nicaragua has recalled a welfare overhaul package that started days of protests. The Nicaraguan Human Rights Office says at least 25 people have been killed in the protests.

Rep. Tim Walz Calls On VA To Study Medical Marijuana Use For Veterans

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 4:10pm

NPR's Michel Martin speaks to Democratic Rep. Tim Walz of Minnesota about his proposed bill that would allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to study the use of cannabis as a painkiller.

Controversial Statue Of 19th Century Gynecologist Removed From Central Park

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 4:10pm

On Tuesday, a statue of J. Marion Sims, known as the "father of modern gynecology," was removed from New York's Central Park. NPR's Michel Martin talks with historian Vanessa Gamble about Sims' experiments on enslaved black women.

For Decades, HUD Actively Engaged In Discrimination, Author Says

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 4:10pm

Sheryll Cashin, author of the Place, Not Race: A New Vision for Opportunity in America, explains why equal access to housing is so essential for economic progress.

Fair Housing Act Never Fully Enforced, Walter Mondale Says

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 4:10pm

The Fair Housing Act of 1968 sought to end racial discrimination in housing, but American cities remain deeply segregated. NPR's Michel Martin looks back with former Vice President Walter Mondale, who co-wrote the bill.

How Does Kim Jong Un Define 'Denuclearization'?

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 4:10pm

Korea expert Jean Lee of the Wilson Center tells Michel Martin Kim Jong Un's understanding of "denuclearization" of the Korean peninsula may be very different from what President Trump expects.

Taliban Bombing Targets Afghan Polling Station

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 4:10pm

A suicide bombing killed more than 50 people at a voter registration center today in Kabul today. Journalist Ahmed Rashid and Michel Martin discuss Afghanistan's fragile security situation.

How Rhiannon Giddens Reconstructs Black Pain With The Banjo

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 4:10pm

The renowned folk songwriter stops by NPR's Washington D.C. headquarters to play two songs from her latest album and discuss the historical African-American roots of her music and of her instrument.

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Violent Unrest Continues In Nicaragua Over Social Security Reforms

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 2:14pm

A local human rights group says more than 20 people have been killed, and that the government is to blame.

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Naked Gunman Kills 4 In Waffle House Shooting

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 12:03pm

Four people are dead after a suspect, wearing only a green jacket, opened fire at a restaurant near Nashville, Tenn.

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Suicide Blast Kills Dozens At Voter Registration Center In Kabul

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 11:32am

A suicide bomber has targeted a voter registration center in Kabul, Afghanistan. Dozens are dead and more than 100 wounded.

School Walkouts, Broken-down Classrooms, And Beyoncé

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 11:00am

Historically black college pride rules at Coachella; students stand up for safety and justice.

Tiny Desk Concerts At 10: How One Miserable Show Led To A Magical Concert Series

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 10:05am

How Laura Gibson's "terrible-feeling" concert experience led to the birth of the Tiny Desk concert series 10 years ago.

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Suicide Bomber Kills 48 At Voting Center In Afghanistan

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 9:32am

Dozens attempting to register to vote have been killed in a suicide blast in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul. The Islamic State claims responsibility.

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Dozens Of Protesters Killed In Nicaragua Following Pension Changes

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 7:02am

Human Rights groups are accusing the government of Daniel Ortega of using live rounds to quell the demonstrations. The violence was triggered by an unpopular pension overhaul.

Sunday Puzzle: Let's Play Ball

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 6:45am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and puzzlemaster Will Shortz play the puzzle with Beth Adams from Monticello, Fla.

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