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Books To Give As Gifts This Year

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 12:42pm

If you're looking to give a book to a friend or family member this holiday, NPR Books editor Petra Mayer shares her picks.

Chicago Man, 27, Charged In Fatal Shooting Of 9-Year-Old

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 12:40pm

The police superintendent said the boy was killed as part of a dispute between warring gangs, and he pledged to obliterate the gangs.

Checking In On Greece's Debt Crisis

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 12:33pm

There has been good news for the Greek economy this week – $2 billion of good news. That was the latest infusion of bailout loans.

Daby Touré, Musician Inspired By African Diaspora

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 12:20pm

The Mauritanian singer-songwriter's peripatetic childhood exposed him to a cosmopolitan mix of languages, cultures and music.

'Better Call Saul' And 'The Great American Dream Machine' Shine As DVD Box Sets

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 12:16pm

TV critic David Bianculli shares his enthusiasm for two newly released DVD box sets: season one of Better Call Saul and a four-DVD set of the 1970s PBS variety show, The Great American Dream Machine.

Cruz Surges, Trump Stands Firm On 'Cheering Muslims' 9/11 Claim

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 12:06pm

Margaret Talev of Bloomberg News and Jay Newton-Small of Time magazine join us for our weekly look at the race for 2016.

For Twist On Tradition, Try Mexican Mole Sauce On Turkey Leftovers

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 11:52am

Legend has it that the sauce made with chili peppers and chocolate was created in 16th century Mexico to season a turkey dish.

In Brazil, Deforestation Is Up, And So Is The Risk Of Tree Extinction

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 11:43am

Brazil's Environment Ministry announced that deforestation in the country has increased by 16 percent. A separate study warned that more than half the Amazon's tree species may be threatened.

After The Paris Attacks, The French Flag Makes A Roaring Comeback

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 11:41am

The flag flies on public buildings and is often waved at sporting events, but it has not been a symbol the French personally embrace. That has changed dramatically in the wake of the Nov. 13 attacks.

Diabetes Education Is Critical, But Not Always Easy To Get

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 11:33am

Most states require insurers cover some diabetes education, but it can be confusing for patients to figure out what it will cost them.

Justice Breyer: Supreme Court Must Look Beyond U.S. Borders

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 11:20am

The court interprets the constitutionality of U.S. law, but 20 percent of the cases have an international component.

Climate Change Winners And Losers

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 11:12am

The man who coined the term "biological diversity" back in 1980 explains that while many species will suffer, some will do well and adapt.

60 Years Later, What Can Activists Learn From The Montgomery Bus Boycott?

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 11:09am

Decades after Rosa Parks changed history, a new generation faces the challenge of remaking the civil rights movement for the next century. What can they learn from the past to build for the future?

What To Expect At The Paris Climate Summit

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 11:06am

Alden Meyer of the Union of Concerned Scientists explains the key issues, as leaders from more than 190 nations prepare to gather.

New Yorkers May Soon Be Able To Buy Kickbacks ... As Souvenirs

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 10:14am

If a concerned citizen has his way, there will be a Museum of Political Corruption in Albany, N.Y. "I tell people, quite frankly, I want to institutionalize corruption," Bruce Roter says.

#NPRreads: Warren Buffet's Grandson And A New Mosque In Rural Wyoming

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 9:58am

Also this week: the virtual reality stories of three displaced children.

Debris From U.S. Rocket Found Off English Coast

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 9:27am

The piece of rocket, most likely from the unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 that blew up after takeoff in June, was covered in barnacles and originally mistaken for a dead whale.

Songs We Love: The Spook School, 'August 17th'

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 8:50am

Hear the Scottish queer punk band perform a moving DIY ballad about loving someone who is in love with someone else.

Mitch Albom's 'The Magic Strings Of Frankie Presto' On World Cafe

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 8:03am

The author's new novel looks at the history of music through the life of fictional guitarist Frankie Presto.

Villagers On World Cafe

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 8:03am

Conor O'Brien discusses how getting comfortable in his own skin has affected his music.




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