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Panelist Round

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 10:39am

Our panelists answer questions about one of our favorite things, food.

Not My Job: We Quiz A Simpsons Writer On Wallis Simpson

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 10:39am

Television writer and producer Bill Oakley answers three questions about Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor.

Bluff The Listener

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 10:38am

Our panelists tell three stories about crime that does not pay, only one of which is true.

Not My Job: The Property Brothers Get Quizzed On Matchmaking

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 10:38am

Jonathan and Drew Scott, who fix up homes on HGTV's renovation show, answer questions about matchmakers — people who fix up people. Originally broadcast April 9, 2016.

Italy In Mourning: Funerals Underway For Earthquake Victims

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 10:01am

Italy has started to bury its dead following a devastating earthquake that killed at least 290 people and left whole towns in ruins. The country has declared Saturday a national day of mourning

Bangladeshi Police Kill Alleged 'Mastermind' Of Cafe Attack That Left 22 Dead

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 8:17am

Police say two other suspected militants were killed in the standoff. They say Tamim Chowdhury, a Bangladeshi-born Canadian, returned to the country in 2013 and supplied guns and arms to militants.

Fresh Air Weekend: John Krasinski; Lydia Loveless' 'Real'; The Aging Electrical Grid

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 8:00am

Actor John Krasinski discusses The Office and his "lottery-ticket life." Ken Tucker reviews Lydia Loveless' latest solo album. Gretchen Bakke says America's current power grid is aging and unstable.

How Art Transformed A Remote Japanese Island

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 8:00am

The population of Naoshima has fallen to 3,000. But this year, its art will attract 800,000 tourists from around the world. "The level of our sophistication has gone up considerably," says a resident.

#NPRreads: Take A Leisurely Trip Through These Four Stories This Weekend

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 7:56am

Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.

Rising U.S. Mortality Rate For Mothers Is Highest In Texas

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 7:39am

The maternal mortality rate in Texas doubled from 2010 to 2014. Dr. Lisa Hollier of Texas' Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force tells NPR's Scott Simon it's a complex problem.

Fear Not, White Sox Fans: You'll Get Used To 'Guaranteed' Field

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 7:39am

The Chicago White Sox announced this week that their 25-year-old ballpark, U.S. Cellular Field, would be renamed Guaranteed Rate Field. Scott Simon ponders where such a name might lead.

Sir The Baptist: A Preacher's Kid Finds His Own Sanctuary In Music

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 7:39am

Sir the Baptist grew up on the South Side of Chicago. NPR's Scott Simon talks with the singer and rapper about how music became his way of picking up where his father left off.

Langston Hughes' Harlem Home May Get Its Own Renaissance — As An Art Center

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 7:39am

The brownstone is a national landmark, but it's been mostly empty for decades. In an effort to keep it from becoming another high-end co-op, a nonprofit wants to use it to preserve Hughes' legacy.

A Mom's Life, Rebuilt After Katrina, Wrecked By Baton Rouge Floods

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 7:39am

Myra Engrum works, cares for her son, has friends and is active in church. She's done things "right." But for the second time in 11 years, she's picking up the pieces of her storm-ravaged life.

The Latest In Sports

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 7:39am

The Olympics are over, but that doesn't mean we're out of sports to talk about. Howard Bryant of ESPN.com tells NPR's Scott Simon about what to look forward to next.

Why Do We Only See Dragonflies In The Summer?

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 7:39am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Dr. Jessica Ware about dragonflies in this next installment of the summer series "What's Bugging You?"

Revisiting The Syrian Playbook After Obama

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 7:39am

The Obama administration has kept its distance from the crisis in Syria. Journalist Thanassis Cambanis tells NPR's Scott Simon that it would be in our own interests to escalate military involvement.

Late Journalism Legend Daniel Schorr Would Be 100 Years Old Today

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 7:39am

NPR's Scott Simon remembers the late Daniel Schorr on the 100th anniversary of the newsman's birth.

Germany Is Latest Country To Propose Burqa Ban

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 7:39am

France, Bulgaria, Belgium and the Netherlands all have different kinds of bans on wearing burqas in public. NPR's Scott Simon talks to German journalist Janek Schmidt about the proposal.

National Day Of Mourning Commences In Italy After Earthquake

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 7:39am

Funerals are being held today for some of the more than 260 killed in the 6.2 magnitude earthquake that shook central Italy reducing many villages to rubble. Relief efforts are underway.

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