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'Human Acts' Tries To Reconcile Bloody Human Impulses

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 11:00am

In Han Kang's sharp, almost painfully sensitive new novel, set during and after South Korea's 1980 Gwangju student uprising, people spill blood — but they also brave death to donate it.

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Women's March On Washington Goes Worldwide: Snapshots From Around The Globe

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 10:19am

Boston, San Francisco, London, Sydney — D.C.'s massive protest has spawned sister marches in all 50 states and hundreds of cities across seven continents. Here's a glimpse of some of the biggest.

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Prediction

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 9:31am

Our panelists predict what will be the biggest surprise out of President Trump's first week in office.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 9:31am

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Limericks

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 9:31am

Bill reads three news-related limerick: Buffalo Mohel Wings; Broquets; Siri Charmin

Panel Round Two

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 9:30am

More questions for the panel...iSmooch; Catpuccino

Bluff The Listener

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 9:30am

Our panelists read three stories about someone going to extreme lengths to get free parking, only one of which is true.

Not My Job: Author Daniel Handler Gets Quizzed On Baggage Handlers

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 9:30am

Lemony Snicket, aka Daniel Handler, is the author behind "A Series of Unfortunate Events" and "All the Wrong Questions." He'll answer three questions about the people who handle our luggage.

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Panel Round One

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 9:29am

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news...Swiss Mister

Who's Bill This Time?

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 9:29am

Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news...Carnage Talk; Lollapasnooza; Cabinet of Blunders

NPR News Nuggets: Sharks, Swans & Bears! Oh My!

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 9:19am

Here's a quick roundup of some of the mini-moments you may have missed on this week's Morning Edition.

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Demonstrators Gather Early To Kick Off Women's March On Washington

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 8:30am

Less than a day after President Trump's inauguration, protesters are taking to the streets to oppose his policies. Between a rally and a march, they aim to call attention to a broad list of demands.

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Fresh Air Weekend: School Segregation; A Return To Prayer; Actress Rachel Bloom

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 8:00am

Writer Nikole Hannah-Jones says "individual choices" contribute to school segregation. Muslim comedian Zahra Noorbakhsh turned to prayer after Trump's election. Bloom discusses Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

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The Many Faces Of Inauguration Day Attendees

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 7:46am

Spectators traveled from around the country to witness the 45th president take office. Blocks away from the incoming president, these people braved crowds and weather to attend for different reasons.

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A Young Republican On The Inauguration And Future Under President Trump

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 7:16am

Will Estrada is chairman of the Loudoun County Republican Committee in Virginia. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with him about Trump's inauguration.

Saturday Sports: Golf, Politics And The Presidency

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 7:16am

Golf will return as the prominent presidential sport. And football legend and African-American icon Jim Brown shocked the political sports community by supporting Donald Trump.

Hundreds Of Women's Marches Planned Worldwide Saturday

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 7:16am

Women's marches will be taking place all over the country on Saturday. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Brandy Calvert. She'll be marching in Wichita, Kan.

Lacking An Inaugural Poet, Scott Simon Steps In With A Poem

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 7:16am

There was no inaugural poet for Friday's ceremonies, so NPR's Scott Simon picked a poem to mark the occasion: Lawrence Ferlinghetti's Populist Manifesto No. 1.

Women's March Is Reinforcing Divide, Critic Says

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 7:16am

Is the Women's March on Washington inclusive? Kay S. Hymowitz, a fellow at the Manhattan Institute argues in a recent New York Times op-ed that it may only reinforce divisions in the country.

Bikers For Trump Roll Into Washington For Inauguration

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 7:16am

One of the groups that traveled to Washington, D.C. to celebrate President Trump's inauguration was Bikers for Trump. They rode into the city on their motorcycles.

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