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Who's Bill This Time

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 10:54am

Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news...Meet Cute; Frail Legislation; Nevertheless, The Doctor Persisted

Not My Job: We Quiz Comedian Bassem Youssef On Tubers

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 10:32am

The Egyptian satirist got his start on YouTube, so we're going to see how much he knows about actual tubers. Youssef will answer three questions about potatoes.

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U.S. Soldier In Hawaii Is Indicted On Charges Of Supporting ISIS

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 10:25am

Army Sgt. Ikaika Erik Kang is accused of sharing secret information and supplying gear, such as a GoPro drone, to undercover FBI agents he believed to be affiliated with ISIS.

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U.S. Airstrike Kills Afghan Police Members; More Than A Dozen Killed

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 8:54am

The strike hit Afghans who were in a compound that local media describe as a security outpost in a village that had come under attack.

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NAACP Holds First Trump-Era Convention With No National Leader

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 8:31am

The nation's oldest civil rights group is facing questions about its leadership and next steps under Trump as it opens its annual meeting in Baltimore. The group's president recently stepped down.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Billy Bragg On Skiffle; 'Crime And Punishment In Black America'

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 8:00am

Bragg describes skiffle, the music movement that brought guitar to British radio. James Forman Jr. explains how black Leaders unwittingly contributed to the era of mass incarceration.

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Samantha Hunt On Her Short Stories In 'The Dark Dark'

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 7:08am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with acclaimed novelist Samantha Hunt about her first book of short stories, The Dark Dark, which explores the fantastical and the sorrowful in everyday life.

Kenya's Rising Political Star

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 7:08am

Speaking on television, Muthiora Kariara, a former pig farmer who lives in one of Nairobi's vast slums, was honest and direct and exactly the opposite of the politicians Kenyans have gotten used to.

Saturday Sports: Cleveland Cavaliers, The British Open

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 7:08am

Kyrie Irving blindsided LeBron James by talking about wanting out of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Plus, the British Open features a new star, and the Tour de France wraps up with little fanfare.

'Nobody Kill Anybody': Working For A Pause In Baltimore's Violence

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 7:08am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Erricka Bridgeford about the 72-hour "cease-fire" she is trying to organize for Baltimore in August. She hopes the city can go three days without violence.

Health Insurance CEO On Expanding Coverage

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 7:08am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Michael Neidorff, CEO of the health insurance company Centene Corporation, which has expanded coverage on the insurance marketplace even as other insurers have withdrawn.

Glenn Thrush On The Trump Communications Changes

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 7:08am

Sean Spicer resigned from his position as White House press secretary after President Trump named a new communications director. Glenn Thrush of The New York Times talks with Scott Simon.

A Look At Anthony Scaramucci

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 7:08am

Following a shake-up in the White House communications staff, the new boss is a combative New York financier, businessman and lawyer Anthony Scaramucci.

What To Watch While On Vacation

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 7:08am

Melanie McFarland is a television critic at She tells NPR's Scott Simon what shows he can't afford to miss while he's on vacation next week.

What It's Like To Be A 'Breakup/Divorce Coach'

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 7:08am

Breaking up is hard to do, as the song says. If you're stuck, you can always call Natalia Juarez, a breakup expert based in Toronto. NPR's Scott Simon talks with her about her business.

Yes, Some Comics Are For Kids — And They're Big Business

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 7:08am

What's the best way to get people reading comics? Hook 'em young. And comics for early readers are booming — even big publishers like DC, famed for grim and gritty, are getting in on the action.

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Rural Californians Want Price Relief From GOP Health Bill, But Most Won't Get It

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 7:08am

GOP efforts to repeal the ACA are still in flux, and there's more talk now of trying to work out bipartisan fixes for Obamacare. But most suggested remedies won't fix the problems in remote regions.

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Heavy Rotation: The Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 7:08am

Need some new summer jams? Our panel of public-radio music buffs recommends tracks by Nooky Jones, Juana Molina, Downtown Boys and more.

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Millions At Risk Of Starvation And Most Americans Don't Know

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 7:08am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with David Miliband, CEO of the International Rescue Committee about near-famine conditions in Africa and the Middle East, and what Americans know about the crises.

What Really Happened At That Robotics Competition You've Heard So Much About

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 6:31am

The controversy surrounding a highly-anticipated robotics competition for teens from around the globe overshadowed an otherwise upbeat event focused on kids, robots and changing the world.

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