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For This Announcer, It's The Inaugural Inauguration

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 7:02am

Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Steve Ray, a Trump supporter who is the new announcer for the presidential inauguration parade. He is replacing the man who did the job for 60 years.

'Pretty Big Movement' Takes On Dance Company Stereotypes

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 7:02am

A video of a dance company in New York has gone viral, with over 7 million views. Akira Armstrong explains why she founded the dance company for "full-figured" women, called "Pretty Big Movement."

A Testy Week Between Trump And The Media

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 7:02am

The relationship between Donald Trump, members of his staff, and members of the press has been tested during a week of heated exchanges.

'Peace Ball' Takes Different Approach To Inauguration Festivities

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 7:02am

Washington, D.C. community activist and restaurateur Andy Shallal talks about organizing the alternative inaugural ball, to be held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Visitors To D.C. Prepare For Inauguration

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 7:02am

We talked with some of the many people from out of town who are visiting Washington, D.C. to see Donald Trump's inauguration.

Richmond, Va. Welcomes Youngest Mayor In Its History

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 7:02am

Levar Stoney recently began serving as mayor of Richmond, Va. at age 35. He talks with Lulu Garcia-Navarro about his challenges and plans for the city in the next year.

English Cathedral Welcomes Visitors With Unexpected Message

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 7:02am

Visitors to Coventry Cathedral in England are met with a heartwarming message. Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with the Rev. Kathryn Fleming about how it came to the cathedral.

San Diego Chargers To Move To Los Angeles

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 7:02am

San Diego Chargers fans were upset by the owner's announcement that the team will move to Los Angeles. Juliet Litman, managing editor of The Ringer, talks about reaction from fans.

How Jeff Sessions' Confirmation Would Impact Alabama Politics

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 7:02am

If Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions is confirmed, it would let Gov. Robert Bentley — who has faced scandal in the past year — appoint a new senator. Reporter John Sharp of AL.com explains.

Pomp, Circumstance And Screw-Ups: Inaugurations Through The Years

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 7:02am

From Andrew Jackson to Herbert Hoover to Barack Obama, presidential inaugurations have had their share of mistakes and oddities throughout history.

Shut The Front Door!

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 7:02am

Researchers found a correlation between profanity and honesty. NPR's Weekend Edition asked people what they say when they need to swear, but don't want to use really bad words.

The Activist Divide Over The Women's March On Washington

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 7:02am

Lena Gardner of the Unitarian Universalist's Black Lives Matter group in Minneapolis is going to the Women's March on Washington, but initially felt excluded as a woman of color. She talks about why.

Security Will Be Massive At Trump's Inauguration

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 6:30am

Thousands of law enforcement from dozens of agencies will guard the ceremonies, and authorities have planned for many contingencies, says Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.

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When Metal Goes Acoustic: Disturbed On Covering Simon & Garfunkel

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 6:16am

The band's Grammy-nominated cover of "The Sound of Silence" seems to come out of left field — until you learn where lead singer David Draiman first cut his teeth as a performer.

(Image credit: Travis Shinn/Courtesy of the artist)

End of 'wet foot, dry foot' means Cubans can join ranks of the undocumented

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 6:07am

Unlike other migrants who arrive on American soil without visas, Cubans once had a unique place in U.S. immigration policy. Not anymore.

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How Martin Luther King Jr. Changed The Life Of A Street Kid In Kenya

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 6:00am

Kennedy Odede was living on the streets, getting into fights. He was looking for hope. And he found it in the story of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Bountiful Beach Buffet: Fresh Seaweed Is Making Waves Among Foragers

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 6:00am

Ocean algae is plentiful and grows rapidly, and most of it is safe to eat. People have been harvesting seaweed for thousands of years, but now it's become so popular, you can even take a class.

(Image credit: Joy Lanzendorfer for NPR)

Iraqi Troops Edge Deeper Into Mosul — With Caution

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 5:41am

After four months of fighting, Iraqi forces have reached the Tigris River that divides Mosul. But it's been slow going and there's plenty of fighting ahead in the densely packed city in northern Iraq.

(Image credit: Khalid Mohammed/AP)

Maybe Teaching Special Ed Doesn't Have To Be So Hard

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 5:31am

Ask any special ed teacher and they will probably tell you that paperwork is the bane of their jobs. These three teachers at Renaissance Academy in Utah have figured out how to keep it under control.

(Image credit: Dan Krauss for NPR)

That Vow To Defund Planned Parenthood: Easy To Say, Hard To Do

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 5:00am

Federal funding for the group that helps supply women's reproductive health care is built into multiple places in the budget, and stripping it out is not as simple as it may sound.

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