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Timothy O'brien: 'Trump Could Divest Or Sell Assets To Avoid Conflicts Of Interest'

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 3:30pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Timothy O'Brien, executive editor for Bloomberg View, who argues that Donald Trump could easily divest or sell his assets to avoid conflicts of interest.

Human Rights Groups React To Obama Administration Lifting Sanctions Against Sudan

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 3:30pm

The Obama administration is easing sanctions on Sudan, saying that country is helping on counter terrorism. Human rights groups call the move inexplicable.

Cuban-Americans React To Obama Ending Longstanding 'Wet Foot, Dry Foot' Policy

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 3:30pm

South Florida's Cuban-American community is split over President Obama's announcement to end a policy that gives almost automatic residency to Cubans who arrive in the U.S.

Week In Politics: Trump's Press Conference And Conflicts Of Interests

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 3:30pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with David Brooks of the New York Times, and EJ Dionne of the Washington Post about the political news of the week.

Last Call: Send Us Your Commercials For 'Nicer Living' Project

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 3:30pm

It's the last call for our commercials for Nicer Living. It's an update of a project NPR's Susan Stamberg ran 45 years ago, where listeners wrote commercials for the little joys that make life better.

LGBT Community Worries Extend Beyond Itself To Other, More Vulnerable People

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 3:30pm

Many LGBT people fear that the incoming Trump administration will erase recent civil rights advances. They feel less safe, and also worry about others, like Muslims and those in the country illegally.

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Jeannie Cheatham On Piano Jazz

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 3:29pm

The pianist and singer joins host Marian McPartland for a duet version of "Perdido" in a 1989 session.

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Takata To Pay $1 Billion Over Air Bag Fraud; 3 Executives Criminally Charged

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 2:11pm

The settlement with the Justice Department is tied to a deadly defect in air bags that has been linked to at least 16 deaths. The associated recall is the largest in U.S. auto safety history.

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Miniaturized Nuclear Power Plant? U.S. Reviewing Proposed Design

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 2:05pm

A company has submitted a design for what it describes as a "modular" nuclear power plant — a radical departure from other nuclear plants. Each module would be small enough to fit on a flat-bed truck.

(Image credit: NuScale )

In China, A Shift Away From Trade In Ivory and Shark Fins

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 1:58pm

A week after China said it was cracking down on sales of ivory, the national carrier, Air China, said it would no longer allow shark fins to be transported as cargo on its flights.

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Trump Team: Top Adviser Talked With Russian Ambassador Before U.S. Hacking Response

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 1:13pm

Critics have long raised concerns about Gen. Michael Flynn's relationship with Moscow. The nominee for national security adviser was in regular contact in December with Russia's ambassador to the U.S.

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Songs We Love: Ace Tee, 'Bist Du Down?'

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 1:00pm

Ace Tee takes us straight back to '90s R&B with a silky voice and a video filmed under train tracks in Hamburg.

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The Thinking Behind NPR's Reporting On The Trump Dossier

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 12:43pm

Listeners are divided on whether NPR reported too much or not enough.

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Why One Reporter Thinks The Restaurant Industry Is A Bubble About To Burst

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 12:40pm

Thrillist reporter Kevin Alexander spent a year researching the restaurant industry in the U.S., and joins Here & Now's Robin Young to discuss his conclusions.

Feds Release Scathing Report On Chicago Police Abuse

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 12:33pm

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson hears the latest on the report and its findings from a reporter who's been following the case.

HBO's 'Young Pope' Is Visually Stunning, But Story Doesn’t Keep Up

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 12:24pm

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans tells Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson that the show's out-of-the-box plot doesn't always make sense.

The Man Behind Lemony Snicket Talks About Writing For Kids And His Childhood Fears

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 12:21pm

Lemony Snicket, AKA Daniel Handler, wrote the children's book series, A Series of Unfortunate Events. Handler spoke to Terry Gross in 2001 and in 2012, when he brought his accordion to the studio.

Social Media Buzz: Why C-SPAN Was Interrupted By Russian Network

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 12:20pm

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Femi Oke of Al Jazeera about what happened, and the online conspiracy theories that have sprung up.

Remembering Celebrated Indian Actor Om Puri, Star Of 'East Is East'

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 12:15pm

Puri, who died last Friday in Mumbai, appeared in more than 300 movies, including the British film, My Son the Fanatic. Originally broadcast in 2000.

'Series Of Unfortunate Events' On Netflix Will Charm And Delight

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 12:15pm

Daniel Handler has adapted his popular children's book series for Netflix. Critic David Bianculli says A Series Of Unfortunate Events is "one of the best new TV shows in a long time."

(Image credit: Joe Lederer/Netflix)

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