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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.


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.


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.

Top Stories: Nov. Unemployment Drops; Low Support For ACA Repeal

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 9:09am

Also: At least 11 people are dead in Tennessee's wildfires; the Obama Administration supports military draft registration for women; and a dried out Christmas tree can go up in flames in seconds.

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Gilmore Girls' And 'Moana'

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 9:08am

On this week's show, we return to Stars Hollow and travel to Disney's latest gorgeous world with Daisy Rosario and super-librarian Margaret H. Willison.

First Watch: Dams Of The West, 'Tell The Truth'

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 9:00am

The Vampire Weekend drummer has a new solo project called Dams of the West. "Tell The Truth" is the second single off Youngish American, due out early next year.

Pop Culture Advent Calendar, Day 2: Colin Farrell Makes A Choice In 'The Lobster'

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 9:00am

In Yorgos Lanthimos's film, a hotel manager (Olivia Coleman) lays down the law: "A wolf and a penguin could never live together."

Pinegrove: Tiny Desk Concert

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 8:00am

There's a confessional quality to the songs of Pinegrove that feels reassuring. Watch the New Jersey band squeeze four songs into a scrappy, warmhearted 13-minute set.

Unemployment Rate Drops To 4.6 Percent, Lowest Level Since 2007

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 7:45am

The U.S. added 178,000 new jobs in November, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which was about what was expected. However, wages dropped slightly, after an 11-cent gain in October.

Full-Size Replica Of The Titanic Is Under Construction In China

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 7:24am

The new Titanic will be "a fixed tourist attraction as opposed to a moveable ship," the People's Daily reports. It will be docked at a reservoir in the landlocked Sichuan province.

Drive-By Truckers On World Cafe

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 7:00am

"I didn't set out to write any of this stuff. It was kind of just what was eating at me," lead singer Patterson Hood says of the politically charged songs on the Truckers' latest album.

Only 26 Percent Of Americans Support Full Repeal Of Obamacare, Poll Finds

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 6:43am

As Republicans debate how to keep their promise to dismantle Obamacare, a Kaiser poll suggests that the law has strong support for some key provisions.




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