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The Stories All Start The Same Way In 'The First Line'

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 7:11am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with David LaBounty, co-founder of the literary quarterly The First Line. LaBounty gives readers the first line of a short story, and they continue from there.

Preparing For A Nuclear Attack (Seriously)

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 7:11am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Robert Levin, chief health officer of Ventura Country, Calif., who has helped set up a system for educating residents fearful of a possible nuclear attack by North Korea.

Nearly 1 Million South Sudanese Refugees In Uganda

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 7:11am

Uganda is dealing with nearly 1 million refugees from South Sudan who have flooded into the country. Noah Gottschalk of Oxfam America talks with Scott Simon about the situation.

Grocery Stores Draw Millennials With In-Store Restaurants

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 7:11am

While grocery stores had been losing customers to smaller markets and online shopping, "groceraunts" — with seasonal menus and alcohol — are luring back foot traffic to the old-school grocers.

(Image credit: Kristofor Husted/Harvest Public Media)

Take A Pilgrimage To America's Sport Sanctuaries In 'The Arena'

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 7:11am

Rafi Kohan traveled all over the country to research stadiums for his new book. He learned the secrets of ground crews and ticket scalpers and explored the economics of tax-funded stadiums.

(Image credit: David Banks/Getty Images)

Student Loan Forgiveness For Public Servants Up In The Air

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 5:00am

The education secretary will allow competition for servicing student loans; new concerns over affirmative action; Public Service Loan Forgiveness in question, and more in our weekly roundup.

(Image credit: Rob Dobi for NPR)

A World Series Ring For Steve Bartman

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 4:10am

Steve Bartman is famous for interfering with a foul ball in a Chicago Cubs baseball game in 2003. This week, the Cubs gave Bartman a ring from their 2016 World Series win.

(Image credit: Chicago Cubs/AP)

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