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Anne Carson's Collection Of Poems 'Float' In Unconventional Medium To Suit The Message

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 7:10am

Anne Carson's book of poems come in a clear plastic box where they FLOAT. Which is also the title of her new collection. NPR's Scott Simon talks with the poet about her work.

As Baseball Teams Close In On Championship Chances, History Overshadows Cleveland And Chicago

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 7:10am

Will the Chicago Cubs beat the Dodgers to advance to the World Series? Will the Cleveland Indians bring home the city's second championship this year? Scott Simon talks with ESPN's Howard Bryant.

Clinton Strategy: Is It Worth Reaching For Traditionally Republican States?

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 7:10am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Bill Burton, former National Press Secretary for the Obama '08 Presidential Campaign, about whether Hillary Clinton should pursue votes in these states to build on her lead.

With Food, Central American Migrants Work To Hold Onto History In Gentrifying D.C. Neighborhood

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 7:10am

A restaurant in Washington D.C. that has long been a haven for Central American immigrants is adapting to gentrification in the neighborhood.

Graceful Losers Triumph, In Spite Of Defeat

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 7:10am

One way or another, someone's going to lose on election night. And there's a graceful way to concede defeat, as Adlai Stevenson showed in 1952, and Al Gore did in the disputed 2000 election.

As Military Moving Costs Rise, It's Difficult For Officials To Keep Track

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 7:10am

The military spends $4.3 billion a year to move troops from one assignment to another, but the Pentagon doesn't keep very good data on how it spends that money and why.

MetLife Splits With Snoopy And The Peanuts Gang To Adapt To Current Insurance Market

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 7:10am

Metlife is firing Snoopy. The insurance company is saying goodbye to Snoopy and the Peanuts characters as its mascots, ending a three decade relationship.

Video Game Voice Actors Strike To Demand Restructured Contracts For Today's Industry

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 7:10am

The video game industry faces a strike by actors who provide voices for characters. Scott Simon talks to voice actor Jen Hale about her frustration with the way voice actors are currently paid.

Election 2016: The Consequences Of Early Voting

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 7:10am

Early voting is underway in 37 states and the District of Columbia. NPR's Scott Simon talks to James Huffman, Dean Emeritus at the Lewis and Clark Law School, about the downsides of early voting.

What A Phillipines Realignment With China Could Mean For U.S. Relations In Asia

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 7:10am

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte announced his "separation" from the U.S. this week. Cornell University Professor Thomas Pepinsky talks to NPR's Scott Simon about the implications.

Non-Politicians Talking Politics: Sports Writer Mitch Albom On 2016 Election

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 7:10am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to sports writer and philanthropist Mitch Albom about his orphanage in Haiti, the presidential candidates, and finding inspiration during an election year.

Wrecked Haiti Still Reeling From Deadly Hurricane Matthew

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 7:10am

Haiti is still recovering from a Category 4 storm that ravaged its southern coast two weeks ago. Scott Simon speaks with Chief Medical Officer Joanna Cherry of Hospital Bernard Mevs in Port-Au-Prince.

After Stroke, Country Music Star Randy Travis Returns To Stage With 'Amazing Grace'

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 7:10am

After suffering a stroke three years ago, Randy Travis had to learn to walk and talk again. This week he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, where he stood onstage and sang.

'Internet Of Things' Hacking Attack Led To Widespread Outage Of Popular Websites

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 7:10am

NPR's Scott Simon talk with NPR technology reporter Alina Selyukh about the internet outages that disrupted major U.S. websites on Friday.

Wikileaks Dump Method: Sociologist Says Not All Leaked Passes Public Interest Test

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 7:10am

Scott Simon talks to Zeynep Tufekci, associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, about the perils of mass information releases, like the latest Clinton campaign email leak.

For Many Schools The Recession Never Ended

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 5:08am

A new study of Census and state budget data finds a majority of states spend less on their schools now than they did in 2008.

Can Mental Illness Be Prevented In The Womb?

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 5:00am

Researchers are exploring changes in prenatal nutrition to lower risks for future mental disorders. The work is preliminary, but there is ample precedent for maternal diet affecting children's health.

From Pot To Guns To School Funding: Here's What's On The Ballot In Your State

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 4:41am

Big themes on ballots this November include marijuana, elections, education, guns, tobacco, minimum wage and the death penalty.

Ahead Of Revival, 'Gilmore Girls' Fans Descend On The 'Real' Stars Hollow

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 4:38am

Show creator Amy Sherman-Palladino hatched the idea for the show during a weekend visit to Washington, Conn. It's like "a step back in time," says one resident — and fans are making the pilgrimage.

'I'm In Defiance Of Time': Barry Gibb On Music, Family And Loss

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 4:37am

The last surviving Bee Gee has released his first album in more than 30 years. In The Now is colored by the loss of Gibb's mother and brothers, but he says it's also about "the idea of having fun."




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