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An Afghan Company's CEO On The Country's Future

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 4:04am

Steve Inskeep speaks with Saad Mohseni, CEO of the Afghan media company Moby Group, about the significance of the recent bombing in Kabul that killed scores and injured hundreds of people.

White House Discloses Ethics Waivers For Presidential Aides

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 4:03am

The White House released a list of people exempted from its ethics rules. The list includes White House Chief of Staff Reince Preibus, counselor Kellyanne Conway and chief strategist Steve Bannon.

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Trump Tweets U.S. Has A Massive Trade Deficit With Germany

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 7:15am

Rachel Martin talks to Constanze Stelzenmuller, who studies Germany and European foreign policy at the Brookings Institution, about what Trump's words mean for U.S.-German relations.

Activists Build Human Rights Abuse Cases With Help From Cellphone Videos

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 6:51am

A human rights group finds itself with an interesting problem — an overwhelming number of videos to catalogue as it builds legal cases. Computer scientists are creating tools to analyze the videos.

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Massive Bomb Blast Reverberates Across Afghan Capital Kabul

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 6:32am

Dozens of people were killed and hundreds more wounded when the blast went off during morning rush hour. Steve Inskeep talks to Mujib Mashal, a correspondent for The New York Times, who's in Kabul.

Chinese Labor Activists Go Missing

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 4:03am

Two Chinese labor activists are missing, and presumed to be detained by police. The two were investigating alleged labor abuses at a factory that makes shoes for Ivanka Trump's brands.

Rush Hour Bombing Kills Scores And Injures Hundreds In Kabul

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 4:03am

A car bomb exploded Wednesday morning in the heart of Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, killing scores and injuring hundreds of people. Steve Inskeep talks with reporter Jennifer Glasse in Kabul.

A New Type Of Drunk Selfie

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 4:03am

Two Australian police officers drove a very drunk man home. They made sure to take some selfies with him so he would know how he got home when he woke up.

Top 20 Percent Of Americans 'Hoard The American Dream'

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 4:03am

Steve Inskeep speaks with Richard V. Reeves, author of the book Dream Hoarders, which argues that the wealthiest 20 percent of Americans unfairly grab opportunities for themselves and their children.

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After 2 Months, Protests In Venezuela Show No Sign Of Ebbing

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 4:03am

Tensions in Venezuela continue to escalate, and protests against President Nicolas Maduro show no sign of slowing down. Rachel Martin talks with Associated Press reporter Hannah Dreier in Caracas.

Blame The Top 20 Percent, Not The 1 Percent, Author Argues

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 4:03am

Steve Inskeep speaks with Richard V. Reeves, author of the book Dream Hoarders, which argues that the wealthiest 20 percent of Americans unfairly grab opportunities for themselves and their children.

Illegal Border Crossings Are Down, And So Is Business For Smugglers

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 4:03am

The complex business of crossing the U.S.-Mexico border without papers is changing profoundly. Here are the stories of human smugglers in Mexico and would-be immigrants looking to illegally cross.

U.N. Official Says Pulling Out Of Paris Climate Deal Will Cost Jobs

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 4:03am

Steve Inskeep talks with U.N. Environment chief Erik Solheim, who says the U.S. would lose out on green jobs if President Trump pulls out of the Paris climate agreement.

A Preview Of The NBA Finals

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 4:03am

David Greene talks with Bay Area sports reporter Marcus Thompson, who previews the NBA Finals. It's a historic third consecutive meeting of the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers.

Blocked By Russian Media, Opposition Takes To YouTube

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 4:03am

The Kremlin controls all the national TV stations in Russia. So opposition leader Alexei Navalny has started his own channel on YouTube to get his message out to the Russian people.

Inside The Remixing Of 'Sgt. Pepper's'

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 4:03am

The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was just remixed for a 50th anniversary release. How exactly does one improve on perhaps the greatest album in rock history?

Former Prosecutor On Why He Supports Mandatory Minimums

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 4:03am

Attorney General Sessions told federal prosecutors to seek the harshest penalties possible against defendants. Former federal prosecutor Bill Otis tells Rachel Martin why he supports the guidelines.

When A Catfish Is An 'Instrument Of Crime'

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 4:03am

A Nashville Predators fan threw a dead catfish on the ice during a hockey game. He was charged with possessing instruments of crime and disorderly conduct.

Cokie Roberts Answers Your Questions About The Congressional Budget Office

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 4:03am

In the #AskCokie segment, commentator Cokie Roberts talks with Steve Inskeep about the history of the Congressional Budget Office. The CBO has been in the news for its analysis of the GOP health plan.

Poll Shows Americans Think Their Health Care Will Get Worse

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 4:03am

A new poll shows only about a third of Americans like the Republican health care plan passed by the House this month.

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