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Clinton Must Clarify Her Economic Message To Win Primary

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 6:57am

Donald Trump has become the de facto Republican nominee and Hillary Clinton still has a wide lead in delegates. On Tuesday, voters in Nebraska and West Virginia will cast their ballots.

A Mother's Story Of Her Son's Adoption: 'My Greatest Accomplishment And Deepest Regret'

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 6:57am

For Mother's Day we're going to hear about one woman's experience with an open adoption and how she stayed in touch with her son years after giving him up to another family.

Ringling Elephants Retire To Florida For Cancer Research

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 6:57am

The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus no longer uses elephants in its shows. The animals are heading for retirement in Florida. But their work isn't done yet.

Massive Canada Wildfires Continue To Spread

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 6:57am

Fires continue to rage in Alberta, Canada, threatening neighboring provinces. NPR's Melissa Block speaks with CBC reporter Evan Dyer about the continuing crisis.

Want To Find A Synonym? Better Get To Shufflin'

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 6:57am

Given a four-letter word and a six-letter word in this week's puzzle, rearrange the letters of one of them to get a synonym of the other.

Hope For Peace Talks Look Grim As Violence Rages Around Cease Fire

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 6:57am

NPR's Alice Fordham in Beirut updates Melissa Block about the status of the ceasefire in Aleppo, the al-Qaida affiliate in Syria, which isn't included in the ceasefire, and riots at a jail in Hama.

Refresh Your Exercise Playlist With New Music From Alt.Latino

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 6:57am

It's hard to get exercise when you don't have great tunes to pump you up. Jasmine Garsd and Felix Contreras of NPR's Alt.Latino podcast share their new workout playlist with NPR's Melissa Block.

How Ogden, Utah Has The Lowest Level Of Income Inequality

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 6:57am

Among America's larger cities, Ogden has the highest percentage of people in the middle class according to the Census Bureau. Mayor Mike Caldwell tells Melissa Block how they got that distinction.

Senegal's Biggest Art Biennial Returns With Contemporary Exhibits

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 6:57am

African artists are convening in Dakar, Senegal for the Dak'Art biennale. The month-long event showcases the latest developments in visual arts.

How Best To Eat American Cheese That's Not, Technically, Cheese

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 6:57am

There's a huge surplus of American cheese in the U.S. The Sporkful's Dan Pashman and NPR's Melissa Block discuss what "American cheese" means and how it's best served.

Robert Worth's 'A Rage For Order' Takes On Troubled Middle East

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 6:57am

Robert Worth was in Cairo in February 2011 when news spread that president Hosni Mubarak had resigned. He tells Melissa Block about that moment and shares other personal stories about the Arab Spring.

'Never Trump' Campaign Now Seeks To Dissociate Trump From Republican Party

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 6:57am

Now that Donald Trump is the apparent Republican nominee, those in the "Never Trump" camp have a decision to make. NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Rory Cooper, Senior Advisor to the "Never Trump" PAC.

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