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The rise of a populist movement isn't limited to the United States. Scott Simon talks with Ivo Daalder and Aleksandr Hemon about populism abroad, and their view of an extraordinary election.

Steve Goodman is the man responsible for "Go Cubs Go," a song that's been the anthem his beloved team since 1984. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Goodman's biographer Clay Eals about the singer's life.

In Birmingham, tens of thousands of football fans will watch Alabama A&M face Alabama State in the Magic City Classic, a big game between two black colleges.

Courts there recently sentenced three Iranian-Americans to prison. An Iranian-Canadian academic speaks out about her time in an Iranian prison earlier this year.

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with New York Times technology columnist Farhad Manjoo about self-driving trucks — and whether we're ready for their arrival.

Nearly two decades after California banned bilingual education, voters this November 8 will have a chance to restore it, allowing schools to teach students in their native language as well as English.

Wayne Messmer has sung the national anthem about 5,000 times, many times at Chicago Cubs home games. He tells Scott Simon what it means for the Cubs to be in the Series for the first time in decades.

Law enforcement in North Dakota arrested more than 140 on private land owned by the pipeline company. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe wants to prevent the pipeline from running under the Missouri River.

Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump say they would spend more to rebuild the country's aging infrastructure. The problem is there may not be enough people with the right skills to fill those jobs.

The egg industry may soon eliminate a wasteful — and to some, horrifying — practice: slaughtering male chicks. New technology can identify male embryos in eggs before they enter incubation chambers.

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