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After Aiding Injured Israelis, A Palestinian Is Targeted For Abuse

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 4:30pm

When an Israeli family was ambushed in their car in the West Bank, two Palestinians came to their aid. One is paying a price now, seen as aiding the enemy.

Legalizing Marijuana: It Changes Policing, But May Leave Racial Disparities

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 4:30pm

California is among five states this year where marijuana legalization is on the ballot. But there's concern about if legalizing it will reduce the number of marijuana arrests among African-Americans.

Amid Mounting Pressure, Charlotte Police To Release Video Of Shooting

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 3:54pm

The decision comes days after police killed Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said both dashcam and body-cam video of the shooting will be released.

Sinister 'Clowns' Are Scaring People In Multiple States

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 2:56pm

This may be your worst nightmare: Reports are emerging from multiple states of alarming interactions with people in clown clothing.

How Do I Find The Courage To Be My Own Guide?

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 2:00pm

Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the team talks about how to face fear.

Newspaper Endorsements Matter Most When They're Unexpected

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 2:00pm

The New York Times endorsed Hillary Clinton on Saturday, but an endorsement that came the day before from a smaller paper may matter more to its readers, for the simple fact that it was unexpected.

Buckwheat Zydeco's Stanley 'Buckwheat' Dural Jr. Dies At 68

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 1:50pm

The international ambassador for Louisiana roots music died early Saturday morning of lung cancer.

National Museum of African American History Opens Its Doors

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 1:00pm

More than 100 years after it was originally proposed, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is opening its doors in Washington, D.C.

Prediction

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 10:35am

Our panelists predict what will be the big surprise out of next week's debate.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 10:35am

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Limericks

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 10:35am

Bill reads three news-related limericks... Bird Brain, Tattoo Toupee, Obvious IPA

Panel Round Two

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 10:34am

More questions for the panel...Fuggs, Cuteness To Die For

Bluff The Listener

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 10:34am

Since Brad and Angelina split up, our panelists tell three stories about other famous people fighting, only one of which is true.

Not My Job: Jamie Lee Curtis Gets Quizzed On Unlikely Inventions

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 10:34am

In the late 1980s, Curtis filed a patent for a diaper/baby wipe combo, so we've invited her to play a game called "Eureka!" Three questions about inventors and their inventions.

Panel Round One

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 10:33am

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news...This Little Light Of Mine

Who's Bill This Time

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 10:33am

Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news... How About a Presidential Rebate Instead, Errorist, Brangexit

Monday's Debate Latest In History Of (Sometimes) Memorable Encounters

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 9:30am

The presidential debate at Hofstra University in New York is the first of three scheduled this campaign season.

#NPRreads: Get Below The Surface This Weekend With These 3 Stories

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 9:07am

Correspondents, editors and producers from NPR's newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag.

Fresh Air Weekend: Director Antoine Fuqua; 'Designated Survivor'; Ryan Speedo Green

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 8:00am

Fuqua discusses his remake of The Magnificent Seven. Critic John Powers reviews the ABC series, Designated Survivor. Opera singer Green recounts his journey to becoming an opera singer.

While Everyone Was Partying At Woodstock, I Was Stuck At Schrafft's

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 7:51am

The chain restaurant that catered to women helped redefine how Americans eat, according to a new book. For NPR's Lynn Neary, it also defined how she did and didn't fit with the counterculture.

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