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How Trump's Immigration Plans Affect The Economy

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 6:41am

Parts of the stock market have reached record highs since Donald Trump took office. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Bloomberg View's Joe Nocera about how immigration restrictions could affect the economy.

Jeffrey Goldberg Of 'The Atlantic' On Recent Anti-Semitic Threats And Attacks

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 6:41am

Jewish organizations have recently been targeted with a number of threats. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic about anti-Semitism around the country and online.

A Recap Of A Busy Week For President Trump

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 6:41am

We go over the stories of the week in politics, from Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recusal to President Trump's joint address, and look ahead to a revised travel ban and Obamacare repeal efforts.

The 1970s Oakland A's Were 'Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic'

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 6:41am

The Oakland A's of the 1970s were legendary for their victories and their colorful demeanor. Scott Simon talks to author Jason Turbow about his book on the team, Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic.

How YouTube Is Changing Our Viewing Habits

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 6:41am

People watch 1 billion hours of video every day on YouTube. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Dr. Zeynep Tufekci of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill about YouTube's impact on society.

Former Haitian President Rene Preval Dies At 74

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 6:41am

Former two-time Haitian President Rene Preval has died. He was 74. Preval was president when the devastating earthquake struck Haiti in 2010.

What A 'Merit-Based' Immigration System Would Mean

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 6:41am

President Trump talked about the advantages of merit-based immigration like in Canada. Scott Simon talks with Jessica Vaughan of the Center for Immigration Studies, which favors less immigration.

The Many Meetings Of Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 6:41am

After reports surfaced about Attorney General Jeff Sessions' meetings with the Russian ambassador, we look at what is next for the Trump administration.

Betsy DeVos' 'School Choice' Controversy; Historically Black Colleges And More

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 5:01am

Here's NPR Ed's take on the top national education stories this week. The highlight: controversy surrounding a visit from black college presidents.

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Writing Past The White Gaze As A Black Author

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 5:01am

"I wanted my characters to be respectable. I wanted them to somehow escape the judgement they'd get for just being, the same kind of judgement I've gotten for just being..."

Doctor Launches Vision Quest To Help Astronauts' Eyeballs

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 4:01am

Scientists are learning that some astronauts' eyes change shape after time in space, leading to vision problems. But a sleep sack being developed might offer relief.

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Episode 757: Strong Feelings About Dodd-Frank

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 8:57pm

President Trump does not like Dodd-Frank, the 2010 law that transformed banking regulation. On today's show, we ask: What are the key parts of the law? And how are they likely to change?

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