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Alabama Wins 4th College Football Title In 7 Seasons

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 4:11am

Alabama beat Clemson 45-40 in the College Football Playoff National Championship Monday night. On the pro side of the sport, there's still fallout from the contentious Pittsburgh-Cincinnati Game.

ABC Family Channel To Change Its Name To Freeform Network

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 4:11am

The cable channel is dropping the word family from its title for the first time in more than 25 years. The move shows how competition has forced TV channels to hone in on their most important viewers.

Trump Invited To Iowa Mosque. Imam: He's A Great Man With Bad Ideas

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 4:11am

The imam of the oldest mosque in North America, the Mother Mosque of America in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has invited Donald Trump to visit. David Greene talks to Imam Taha Tawil about the invitation.

Drug Lord's Arrest Creates New Tensions In U.S.-Mexico Relations

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 4:11am

David Greene talks to Ana Maria Salazar, a ex-U.S. drug enforcement official at the Pentagon, about what the arrest of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman might have on the drug war and relations with Mexico.

What To Expect From Obama's Final State Of The Union

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 4:11am

Steve Inskeep talks to former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau about what it takes to write such a speech. President Obama delivers his final State of the Union address Tuesday night.

A 'Wisdom-Keeper' Draws From A Deep Well Of Navajo Culture

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 3:59am

In the Navajo culture teachers are revered and trusted. Tia Tsosie Begay is no exception, making sure her fourth graders know that "someone believes in them."

'60s 'Dish' Maggie Smith Says, 'That Was Never Me'

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 3:58am

"It must be lovely to be beautiful, but that's a really difficult thing to lose," says Smith, now 81. Best known in the U.S. for her role in Downton Abbey, she's now starring in The Lady in the Van.

British Musician David Bowie Dies After Battling Cancer

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 6:44am

David Bowie died Sunday at age 69. David Greene talks to Simon Warner, author and lecturer at the University of Leeds, about Bowie's contribution to music and pop culture.

Oregon Judge: Protester's Nudity Isn't Covered By The Constitution

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 6:12am

A man was arrested for indecent exposure for playing the violin while naked outside a courthouse. The judge says the nudity had no specific message so it wasn't protected by the First Amendment.

Tom Brady's Movie Underwear Up For Action

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 5:56am

The New England Patriots quarterback tried his hand at acting in 2015 with a cameo in the movie, Ted 2. The starting bid for the T-shirt and boxer shorts is $2,500.

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