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Trump Promises Crackdown On Immigrants At Iowa 'Roast And Ride' Event

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 12:19am

At Iowa freshman Sen. Joni Ernst's motorcycle ride and barbecue fundraiser, Trump didn't attend the ride, but addressed participants in a much-needed bid to draw support from influential GOP leaders.

Max Ritvo, Poet Who Chronicled His Battle With Cancer, Dies At 25

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 9:45pm

The Los Angeles native was diagnosed at 16 with Ewing's sarcoma, a rare cancer that affects bones and soft tissue in children. He gained wide recognition for his works on fighting the illness.

Nina McLemore's Clothes Are A 'Weapon' Of Powerful Women

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 4:07pm

Nina McLemore designs clothes for powerful women: Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, Janet Yellen, Elena Kagan and others. She talks about how fashion can help women stand out in political office.

Texas Students Return To Class With New Open Carry Law In Effect

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 4:07pm

At the University of Texas, it's the first week of school under a new state law that allows concealed handguns in classes, buildings and dorms. Protesters demonstrated for and against the law.

Back To School Barbershop: New Goals, Homework And Parental Supervision

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 4:07pm

Parenting blogger Doyin Richards, mother Tammy Garnes, and professor Christopher Emdin share goals for the new school year and thoughts about homework.

Why Trump's Minority Outreach May Really Be About White Voters

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 4:07pm

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has publicly tried to reach out to minority voters. But that outreach may really be aimed at improving his standing with suburban white voters.

Mother Calls EpiPen Price Hike 'A Matter Of Life And Death'

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 4:07pm

Lawmakers are demanding answers after the maker of an allergy treatment raised the price from about $100 per pack to about $600 per pack in seven years. Parents say they can't afford it.

Ben Carson Supports Trump's Outreach To African-Americans

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 4:07pm

Donald Trump met with black and Latino supporters this week to try to gain favorability among minority voters. Former presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson was in that meeting and supports Trump.

'Southside With You': A Love Story About Barack And Michelle Obama

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 4:07pm

The romantic comedy opened in theaters Friday and is loosely based on President Obama's first date with Michelle Robinson when they were in their 20s, working at the same Chicago law firm.

Teen Pilot Claims World Record In Round-The-Globe Solo Trip

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 3:56pm

When 18-year-old Lachlan Smart touched down in eastern Australia on Saturday morning, he became youngest person to fly around the world solo in a single engine aircraft.

Help! I'm Falling For My Ex-Husband

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 1:13pm

Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. This time they hear from a happily divorced woman falling for her ex-husband.

49ers Quarterback Sits Out National Anthem To Protest Oppression Of Minorities

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 1:06pm

As players rose to stand for the national anthem at the 49ers-Packers game on Friday night, quarterback Colin Kaepernick pointedly remained seated.

Mississippi Man Charged With Murder Of Two Nuns

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 12:07pm

Nuns Paula Merrill and Margaret Held, both 68, worked as nurse practitioners providing medical care at a clinic in Holmes County, one of the poorest in the country. They were found dead on Thursday.

In Tom Wolfe's 'Kingdom,' Speech Is The One Weird Trick

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 11:42am

In Tom Wolfe's first book of nonfiction in 16 years, he argues that the development of speech, not evolution, has made humans what we are today — evolution, he says, applies only to animals.

After Losing Half A Beak, Grecia The Toucan Becomes A Symbol Against Abuse

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 10:45am

After the famous toucan received a prosthetic replacement, it's story has helped spark a national movement against harming animals in Costa Rica, where a new anti-abuse bill is also gaining traction.

Not My Job: Actress Rachel Bloom Gets Quizzed On Crazy Ex-Boyfriends

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 10:39am

Rachel Bloom, creator and star of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, answers three questions about crazy ex-boyfriends. Originally broadcast May 7, 2016.

Panelist Round

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 10:39am

Our panelists answer questions about one of our favorite things, food.

Not My Job: We Quiz A Simpsons Writer On Wallis Simpson

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 10:39am

Television writer and producer Bill Oakley answers three questions about Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor.

Bluff The Listener

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 10:38am

Our panelists tell three stories about crime that does not pay, only one of which is true.

Not My Job: The Property Brothers Get Quizzed On Matchmaking

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 10:38am

Jonathan and Drew Scott, who fix up homes on HGTV's renovation show, answer questions about matchmakers — people who fix up people. Originally broadcast April 9, 2016.




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