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From Colombia to Iraq, a Journey to Islam

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 1:44pm

Juan Pablo Osorio migrated to the U.S. at 12, joined the Marines at 18, and was deployed to Iraq at 19. While overseas, he became intrigued by this new religion he was exposed to, and became a Muslim.

5 Fact Checks From Trump's Cincinnati 'Thank-You Tour' Kick-Off

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 1:23pm

Trump brought out a lot of his greatest hits: slamming trade deals, claiming the economy is failing, and touting his poll numbers. But he strayed from the facts several times.

Study: Vast Majority Of People Who Are Depressed Do Not Seek Help

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 1:08pm

In poor countries, only 1 in 27 people received minimally adequate care. In wealthy countries, it's 1 in 5.

Instagramps: Long-Distance Grandpa's Art Carries His Love Across The World

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 12:58pm

At 75, Chanjae Lee hated the idea of learning this bizarre thing called Instagram. He also hadn't picked up a paintbrush in years. But then, his grandchildren moved away and a baby was born.

Breitbart Calls For Kellogg's Boycott After Company Pulls Ads

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 12:52pm

Several companies announced Tuesday they would pull their advertisements from the right-wing site Breitbart, some claiming they did not even know their ads were appearing there.

Unemployment Falls To 4.6 Percent, Marking 9-Year Low

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 12:33pm

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson breaks down the Bureau of Labor Statistics's November jobs report with Michael Regan of Bloomberg Gadfly.

Why A Bloody Mary Gets A Beer Chaser In Wisconsin

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 12:26pm

The Bloody Mary is a weekend brunch staple. But in Wisconsin, a Bloody Mary isn't complete unless it has a beer chaser.

Cuba Says Goodbye To Fidel Castro

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 12:20pm

Castro's four-day funeral procession ends Sunday in Santiago de Cuba, where his ashes will be interred.

Fresh Air Remembers Country Superstar Charlie Rich

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 12:19pm

Rich, who died in 1995, was known for "countrypolitan" music, which featured orchestral arrangements and backup singers. A new Rich tribute album has just been released. Originally broadcast in 1992.

Fresh Air Remembers Artist William Christenberry, Chronicler Of The Rural South

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 12:19pm

Christenberry, who died on Monday, drew on his childhood experiences in Alabama. One of his pieces was inspired by an encounter he had with a Klansman. Originally broadcast in 1997.

'Jackie' Captures The Brittle Sadness Of A First Lady In Mourning

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 12:19pm

A new biopic takes audiences into the White House in the days following JFK's assassination in Dallas. Critic David Edelstein says Jackie conveys both the shyness and slyness of Jacqueline Kennedy.

Winners And Losers If 21st Century Cures Bill Becomes Law

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 12:18pm

Sweeping legislation that would reshape how the Food and Drug Administration reviews new products and bolster National Institutes of Health funding is moving closer to becoming law. What's at stake?

NPR News Nuggets: Mail Pals, Fright Knight & Sir Elton John

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 11:09am

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

Emergency Evacuation Notice Arrived After The Flames For Some In Tennessee

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 10:29am

As the death toll continued to rise from a wildfire that destroyed parts of Gatlinburg, Tenn., officials began to assess the response to a blaze that grew out of control in a matter of minutes.

Meredith D'Ambrosio On Piano Jazz

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 10:28am

D'Ambrosio — a vocalist, pianist, visual artist, composer and teacher — joined Marian McPartland in 1994.

Epilogue

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 10:17am

Lauren Weedman talks about her memoir, which peeks inside her failing marriage and desire for human connection. Then, in the final round, answers are one of Modern Library's top 100 English novels.

Chapter One

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 10:17am

Nonfiction books get the blockbuster movie trailer treatment. Then, find the perfect reading snack with a mash-up game featuring book titles reimagined as foods.

Prologue

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 10:17am

Guess classic novels like Moby Dick from their actual one-star Amazon reviews. Then, see if you can tell the difference between a Choose Your Own Adventure book and a Weekly World News headline.

Is Being 'Post-Truth' A New Concept?

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 10:03am

It isn't necessarily indifference to the truth to be indifferent to some of the outlandish stuff people say: Maybe it's "post-truth," the Oxford Dictionary's word of the year, says Alva Noë.

Will Gambia See Its First-Ever Peaceful Transfer Of Power?

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 9:29am

Election officials say an opposition candidate has defeated Gambia's longtime leader in the country's presidential vote. It remains to be seen how the current president will react to the news.

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