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Japanese District Tries Get Older Drivers Off The Road

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 5:21am

People 75 years and older can make a trade. If they give up driving, they get discounts on taxi fares or to a restaurant chain known for ramen soup or discounts on public baths.

Examining Future Conservatism As Trump Transitions To The White House

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 4:11am

As Donald Trump seems to modify and tone down several of his more hard-line campaign promises, Steve Inskeep checks in with one of Trump's most constant critics, Jonah Goldberg of the National Review.

Colombia Signs Revised Peace Deal With FARC Rebels

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 4:11am

Steve Inskeep talks to Juan Forero of The Wall Street Journal about the new Colombian peace deal aimed at ending decades of conflict. Colombian voters earlier rejected a previous accord.

After 2016's Presidential Election, Examining What Populist Means

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 4:11am

Steve Inskeep talks to political scientist Paul Gilje of the University of Oklahoma about where President-elect Donald Trump fits into the larger history of populism in the U.S.

Italians To Vote On Referendum To Overhaul The Nation's Constitution

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 4:11am

The measure would streamline the legislative process by decreasing the power of the Senate. It is opposed by a populist movement rising in the polls.

Wal-Mart's Unconventional Approach To Get People To Save: Prizes

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 4:11am

Many Americans don't have enough savings to get through an emergency. Wal-Mart is offering a new program where you can win money by saving money.

Parisians Struggle To Find Homes For Newly Arriving Refugees

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 4:11am

The closure of the migrant camp in Calais didn't end France's refugee problem. Many asylum seekers have instead headed to Paris, bringing Europe's migrant problem to the streets of the French capital.

Florence Henderson, 'Brady Bunch' Mom, Dies At 82

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 4:11am

Actress Florence Henderson, best known for playing Carol Brady — the mom in The Brady Bunch — has died at the age of 82. Steve Inskeep has a remembrance.

Black Friday Isn't The Big Shopping Day That It Used To Be

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 4:11am

Today is Black Friday and it used to be a big holiday shopping day. But times have changed — shoppers now turn out for "Great Thursday." And, more shoppers are going online to buy their gifts.

Will Trump Deliver On Promises To Bring Back Manufacturing Jobs?

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 4:11am

President-elect Donald Trump has promised to bring back manufacturing jobs — even to union members who've historically supported Democrats. But it's not clear how or if Trump can deliver.

In Poland, Traditionalists Want To Revive Milk Bars

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 4:11am

During Communist times, most people in Poland ate at thousands of state-subsidized greasy spoons called milk bars. Only about 150 remain --struggling against efforts to cut government subsidies.

Columbia Professor Says Democrats Need To Move Beyond Identity Politics

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 4:11am

Steve Inskeep talks to Columbia University Professor Mark Lilla about the end of identity liberalism. Lilla is the author of: The Shipwrecked Mind: On Political Reaction.

'Gilmore Girls' Returns On Netflix, Just In Time For A Holiday Binge

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 3:52am

Gilmore Girls was a much-loved series that returns to the small screen after almost a decade. Most of the cast is returning, including the show's creator, Amy Sherman-Palladino. Fans are ecstatic.

Matisse And Diebenkorn 'Meet' At Last, At The Baltimore Museum Of Art

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 3:52am

Henri Matisse and Richard Diebenkorn never met in real life, but a new exhibit feels like a conversation between the two artists. Across decades and continents, Matisse influenced Deibenkorn's work.

British Member Of Parliament Insists On Keeping Pet Tarantula

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 6:04am

Defying a pet ban, Gavin Williamson keeps the spider at his desk, where it apparently intimidates people. He says he won't consider removing it until somebody removes all the mice in the old building.

If You're Catholic And You've Sinned, There's An App For That

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 5:53am

A Scottish archbishop designed the app. It helps you find the closest spot to go to confession and Mass. The head of the Vatican's Secretariat for Communication called the app "imaginative."

A Paris Exhibition Of Black Artists Unearths Unknown Treasures

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 4:09am

The exhibit of artists such as Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden and Faith Ringgold gives Americans a chance to discover the work of exiled artists largely ignored in their homeland.

After Disorder Threatens Honey Bees, Wild Bees Get More Pollinating Jobs

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 4:09am

Beekeepers are still losing honey bees to colony collapse disorder, though the crisis isn't as bad as a few years ago. Scientists are looking at other kinds of bees to pollinate crops: wild ones.

Trump's Hotels In China Could Be A Conflict For The President-Elect

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 4:09am

Donald Trump has business interests around the globe. There's talk about whether foreign powers will distinguish between President Trump and businessman Trump. We examine the case of China.

Obama Championed The Fight Against Sexual Assaults. Will Trump?

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 4:09am

There are fears the Trump administration will derail efforts to combat campus sexual assault. Some Republicans criticized the government crackdown on the issue, and say policies favor victims.




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