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Not My Job: Surgeon General Vivek Murthy Gets Quizzed On 'General Hospital'

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 11:01am

Sure, he knows hospitals, but does he know General Hospital? We ask Murthy three questions about the long-running soap opera. Originally broadcast July 25, 2015.

Not My Job: Mindy Kaling Gets Quizzed On Do-It-Yourself Projects

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 11:01am

Since Kaling was the star of The Mindy Project, we're going to ask her to play a game called "The Home Improvement Project." Originally broadcast June 20, 2015.

Not My Job: Singer-Songwriter Jewel Gets Quizzed On Jewel Thieves

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 11:00am

Before she hit it big with her first album, Pieces of You in 1995, Jewel was living out of her car. She tells her story in a new memoir, Never Broken. Originally broadcast Sept. 26, 2015.

High Chance That 2 Rooms Are Hidden Behind King Tut's Tomb, Egypt Says

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 9:15am

One of the hidden chambers found in a new scanning project may be the tomb of Queen Nefertiti, who died in the 14th century B.C.

Fresh Air Weekend: Singer Cecile McLorin Salvant; 'The Danish Girl'; Sam Phillips

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 8:04am

Singer Cécile McLorin Salvant says she likes the "husky lows" of jazz. Justin Chang reviews The Danish Girl. Peter Guralnick profiles the founder of the Sun Records label in his book, Sam Phillips.

Planned Parenthood Shooting: Police Name Suspect; Procession For Fallen Officer

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 7:54am

The man arrested after a deadly attack and standoff at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs Friday is Robert Lewis Dear, 57, officials confirm.

Britain's Biggest Heist Case Is On Trial

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 7:39am

Four of the eight alleged masterminds are on trial for the theft of almost $21 million worth of gems and other valuables. A reporter covering the case details the story's peculiar developments.

Smartphones Tame Black Friday Shopping Frenzy

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 7:09am

Phones are becoming more shopping-friendly and more consumers are willing to wait for online deals. This year's online sales boost signals an era of mobile shopping as retailers race to keep up.

How Do We Get To Love At 'First Bite'?

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 7:00am

It's the season of food, and British food writer Bee Wilson has a book on how our food tastes are formed. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with her about her new book, "First Bite: How We Learn to Eat."

Number Of Beer Barrel Builders In England Are Declining

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 7:00am

Cooperage is one of the oldest trades in Britain. The skills needed to make wooden beer barrels were introduced by the Romans. Now there's only one "Master Cooper" left in England.

What Will News Of Frank Gifford's CTE Mean For Football?

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 7:00am

NPR's Scott Simon and Bloomberg View's Kavitha Davidson discuss the late Frank Gifford, concussions and the debate over locker room interviews.

What Is Li-Fi And When Will You Use It To Download Everything Faster?

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 7:00am

Li-Fi is a lot like Wi-Fi, but it uses light to transmit data. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to the man who invented the faster alternative: Harald Haas.

Diplomatic Relations With Turkey Strained After Russian Plane Shot Down

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 7:00am

Relations between Turkey and Russia have been strained since the Turkish military shot down a Russian war plane. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Julia Ioffe about the diplomatic relations in the region.

What Information Do Intelligence Agencies Need To Keep U.S. Safe?

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 7:00am

In the aftermath of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Bruce Hoffman of Georgetown University about what information intelligence agencies need to keep the U.S. safe.

Three People Killed In Colorado Springs Shooting At Planned Parenthood

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 7:00am

A gunman was taken into custody Friday night after opening fire inside a Planned Parenthood building in Colorado Springs, CO. Three people, including a police officer, were killed.

Fictional French Bulldog At Heart Of New Children's Book 'Naughty Mabel'

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 7:00am

Mabel is a naughty French bulldog at the center of a new children's book by Nathan Lane and Devlin Elliott. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Lane about his inspiration for the fictional dog.

How Should Borrowers Be Careful When Taking Out Car Title Loans?

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 7:00am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Diane Standaert of the Center for Responsible Lending about car title loans.

Car Title Loan Borrowers Should Be Wary Of Requirements

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 7:00am

Car title loans may sound like a good way to get some cash, using the title of your car as collateral, but they can include conditions that get borrowers into financial trouble.

Local Leaders React To Chicago Officer Shooting

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 7:00am

Demonstrators marched in Chicago wanting justice for a black teen killed by a white police officer. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with journalist Carol Marin about how leaders are handling the situation.

Reviving Payoff For Prediction – Of Terrorism Risk

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 7:00am

Could an electronic market where people bet on the likelihood of attacks deter terrorism? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about the potential for a terror prediction market.




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