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Doctor Takes Death Education To High School Classrooms

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 5:20pm

NPR's Michel Martin talks with Dr. Jessica Zitter about preparing high-school students to deal with end-of-life care. Zitter is a critical care and palliative medical doctor in Oakland, Calif.

Tattoo Artist Covers Up Racist Insignia For Free: 'Enough Hate In This World'

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 5:20pm

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with tattoo shop owner, Dave Cutlip of Brooklyn Park, Md., who has offered to cover up any racist or gang affiliated tattoos at no cost. Cutlip says sometimes people change.

South Africa Xenophobic Attacks

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 5:20pm

Tensions over immigration erupted into violence in Pretoria, South Africa, this week. Reporter Peter Granitz says foreigners are scapegoats for those who are actually upset with the government.

After White Nationalist Moves Upstairs, Virginia Chocolatiers Get Unexpected Support

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 5:20pm

Blüprint Chocolatiers in Alexandria, Va., has a new neighbor, Richard Spencer, who's drawing protesters. Initially worried their chocolate sales would drop, the reaction has been surprising.

Trump Administration House Bars Major Media Organizations From Latest Press Briefing

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 5:20pm

The relationship between the White House and the news media took another step backward Friday when CNN, The New York Times, BuzzFeed and others were kept out of secretary Sean Spicer's briefing.

Tom Perez Elected As New DNC Chair

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 5:20pm

Democrats elected the former Obama labor secretary as the party chair at the Democratic National Committee meeting in Atlanta today. Perez picked his final opponent Rep. Keith Ellison as deputy chair.

'Ring Of Fire' Eclipse Set To Blaze In Southern Skies

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 2:38pm

The annular solar eclipse, which will leave just a sliver of sun shining behind the moon, will be visible from the southern hemisphere Sunday. Here's how to watch, even if you're outside its path.

(Image credit: Masashi Hara/Getty Images)

State Budget Cuts Hit Universities

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 1:01pm

Missouri is among dozens of states considering budget cuts, and state universities are likely victims since higher education often ends up on the budgetary chopping block.

Lucille Horn, Who Was Nursed To Health In A Coney Island Sideshow, Dies At 96

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 12:32pm

At a time when incubators were rejected by most doctors, Martin Couney treated Horn with one at a sideshow of premature infants. She died earlier this month, 96 years after most experts expected.

(Image credit: Frank Eltman/AP)

WATCH: After Health Scare, Fiona The Baby Hippo Goes For A Dip

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 10:50am

Born six weeks early, the tiny one-month-old hippo has had a rather tough time. But in a video released by the Cincinnati Zoo, Fiona shows off her resilience — and her moves in the pool.

(Image credit: Cincinnati Zoo/Screenshot by NPR)

Not My Job: We Quiz Cosmos Expert Neil deGrasse Tyson On Cosmetology

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 10:12am

Sure, he knows a lot about stars, but what does he know about hair stylists and spa experts? Originally broadcast Oct. 24, 2015.


Sat, 02/25/2017 - 10:12am

Bill Kurtis reads three news-related limericks: Office Bud, Cottontail Haze and Wacky Road.

Panelist Question

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 10:11am

The Get Off My Lawn Gang

Not My Job: Chance The Rapper Gets Quizzed On Saran The Wrapper

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 10:11am

Chicago hip-hop superstar Chance the Rapper got his name because nobody believed a guy named Chancelor Bennett could rap. Originally broadcast Aug 1, 2015.

Bluff The Listener

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 10:11am

Our panelists read three stories about extreme love for ramen noodles, only one of which is true.

Not My Job: 3 Questions For Chef Jacques Pépin About Jockstraps

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 10:10am

We ask the acclaimed French chef to answer three questions about men's sports underwear. Because we are classy like that. Originally broadcast Dec. 12, 2015.

LIVE BLOG: DNC Chair Race To Begin Shortly. Here's What To Expect

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 9:23am

The Democratic National Committee is picking a new chairman Saturday in Atlanta. We are following all the action and will update below.

(Image credit: Domenico Montanaro/NPR)

As Negotiators Talk Peace In Geneva, Bombings Kill At Least 32 In Syrian City

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 8:53am

The blasts Saturday left at least 32 people dead in Homs. The attacks in the city held by President Bashar Assad's regime are the latest violation of a tenuous peace brokered by Russia and Turkey.

Fresh Air Weekend: Neal Brennan; 'My Favorite Thing Is Monsters'; 'High Noon'

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 8:00am

Chappelle's Show co-creator Brennan discusses his special, 3 Mics. Critic John Powers reviews Emil Ferris' graphic novel debut. Glenn Frankel links the film High Noon to the Hollywood blacklist era.

(Image credit: Brandon Hickman/Netflix)

Remembering Frank Delaney's 'Irish Gift Of Gab'

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 7:28am

Scott Simon remembers Irish writer, broadcaster and critic Frank Delaney, who died this week at age 74.




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