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Should Congressional Republican Leaders Get Behind Donald Trump?

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 4:07am

Trump was in Washington, D.C., to meet with GOP congressional leaders to hash out differences. David Greene talks to blogger Erick Erickson, who backed Ted Cruz and is a #NeverTrump movement leader.

Naples Wants To Prove Its Love For Pizza With A Mile Long Pie

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 4:07am

Naples wants the world to know that it is the heart and soul of pizza. David Greene talks to Alessandro Marinacci, who invited 100 chefs to come together to create the world's longest pizza.

ESPN Hopes 'Undefeated' Will Elevate Discussions On Race, Sports And Culture

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 4:07am

Before the launch of ESPN's digital site The Undefeated, which will focus on minorities and sport, Editor-in-Chief Kevin Merida explains why the cross section of sports, culture and race is important.

Should Congressional Republican Leaders Get Behind Trump? A Conservative Blogger Responds

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 4:07am

Donald Trump was in Washington, D.C., on Thursday to meet with Republican Party congressional leaders to hash out their differences and talk GOP unity. David Greene talks to conservative blogger Erick Erickson, who backed Ted Cruz and is a #NeverTrump movement leader.

Obama Manipulated The Public Into Accepting Iran Nuclear Deal, Magazine Says

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 4:07am

An article from "The New York Times Magazine" profiling Ben Rhodes, one of President Obama's chief national security aides, has stirred days of controversy. The article explores how Rhodes and the Obama administration were able to sell the Iran Nuclear Deal to the public.

Danish Government Is Interested In Buying U.S. Stealth Fighters

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 4:07am

Denmark agreed to send 400 soldiers to Syria to help fight ISIS, and it may spend $3 billion on U.S. stealth fighter jets. Renee Montagne talks to Denmark's Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen.

Psychedelic Font: How Wes Wilson Turned Hippie Era Turmoil Into Art

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 4:07am

It's been 50 years since artist Wes Wilson invented the psychedelic font that was popular in the '60 and '70s. Wilson talks about how he made a name for himself designing psychedelic concert posters.

U.S. TV Viewers Can Now Watch Eurovision Song Contest's Live Finale

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 4:07am

For the first time, the finale of the Eurovision Song Contest is being broadcast live on American television. The cable channel Logo will air Saturday's championship round live at 3 p.m. ET.

Principal Weighs In On Obama Directive On Transgender Bathrooms

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 4:07am

The directive to all public schools says transgender students should use the bathroom they identify with. Renee Montagne talks to Jayne Ellspermann, the principal of West Port High School in Florida.

To Defend NATO, U.S. Sets Up Missile Defense Systems In Eastern Europe

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 4:07am

New U.S. bases are located on Cold War relics — areas that once belonged to Warsaw Pact forces. The U.S. is trying to reassure the Russians that the defense systems are not a threat.

Obama Administration To Offer Schools Guidance On Transgender Bathrooms

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 4:02am

The administration says it's posting the notice because "many parents, schools and districts have raised questions about this area of civil rights law."

Jodie Foster On Roles For Strong Women, On-Screen And Off

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 3:41am

Foster is behind the camera on her latest film, Money Monster. She's found that directing allows her to execute a complete vision: "It's a full expression of who I am and what I think," she says.

A Stanford Family: Groundskeeper Dad Cultivates His Son's Classroom Dream

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 3:38am

They both went to the prestigious school — though for different reasons. Frankie attended undergrad there, but it was his father, the school's groundskeeper, who inspired him to pursue that education.

Breakfast Blowback: Maybe Skipping The Morning Meal Isn't So Bad

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 3:34am

Dogma has long held that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But emerging science suggests what you eat matters more than when you eat it.

Domino's Calls 911 After Regular Customer Is Absent

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 6:24am

Domino's workers in Oregon got worried after a daily customer hadn't ordered in 11 days. A driver went to Kirk Alexander's house. After attempts to reach him failed, 911 was called. He's recovering.

For A Limited Time, Budweiser Will Call Itself 'America'

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 6:12am

The "patriotic" cans will be available this month through the November election — just in time for a big sports summer and peak beer-selling season.

Suicides Cast A Pall Over Marine Reunions

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 4:09am

Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep talks to Gen. Bob Neller, commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, about his efforts to prevent suicides among veterans by promoting regular reunions.

Trump To Meet With Republican Leaders Of The House, Senate

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 4:09am

House Speaker Paul Ryan says he doesn't yet support Donald Trump as the de facto nominee. He and other Republican leaders meet with Trump on Thursday. Can Republicans unify ahead of November?

Palling Around With Late-Night TV Host Seth Meyers

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 4:09am

How do you make the news seem funny, without getting it totally wrong? David Greene spends a day hanging out at 30 Rockefeller Center in New York with comedian Seth Meyers, host of the NBC show "Late Night with Seth Meyers."

Michigan Bank Discovers The Need For Islamic Finance Products

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 4:09am

Some interpretations of Islam outlaw charging interest. That makes most banking pretty hard, but there are ways to practice Islamic compliant finance. One bank in Michigan gave it a go.

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