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Can I Just Tell You: Barbara Bush

Sat, 2018-04-21 17:34

On the day of Barbara Bush's funeral, NPR's Michel Martin reflects on the former first lady's legacy.

NPR Poetry Month: Andrea Davis Pinkney

Sat, 2018-04-21 17:34

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with children's book author and poet Andrea Davis Pinkney about her picks from the #NPRPoetry submissions.

In 'Chasing Hillary,' Reporter Chronicles A Decade Spent Covering Hillary Clinton

Sat, 2018-04-21 17:34

New York Times reporter Amy Chozick, author of a new memoir, talks to Michel Martin about the media's focus on the Hillary Clinton email scandal and the impact on the presidential election.

Puerto Rico Board, Governor Clash Over Finances

Sat, 2018-04-21 17:34

Still reeling from damages caused by Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico's financial situation is in major free fall. The federal oversight board ordered Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to cut public pensions by 10 percent.

Pop Culture Week: 'Scandal,' Beychella, Kendrick

Sat, 2018-04-21 17:34

Shonda Rhimes' ABC smash hit Scandal takes its final bow, Beyonce preps for another set at the mega-popular Coachella music festival, and Rapper Kendrick Lamar wins a Pulitzer Prize.

'Scandal' Finale: Judy Smith, The Inspiration For Olivia Pope

Sat, 2018-04-21 17:34

The ABC Network series ended its seven-year run this week. NPR's Michel Martin talks to the PR executive on which the show was based — co-executive producer Judy Smith.

Former George H. W. Bush Speechwriter Remembers Barbara Bush

Sat, 2018-04-21 17:34

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Mary Kate Cary, former speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush about Saturday's funeral services for his wife Barbara Bush, who died this week at 92.

DNC's Lawsuit Against Russia, Trump And WikiLeaks

Sat, 2018-04-21 17:34

Embattled former Democratic National Committee Communications Director Luis Miranda talks with NPR's Michel Martin about the DNC's new lawsuit alleging a Trump-Russia conspiracy.

The Week In Politics

Sat, 2018-04-21 17:34

NPR's Michel Martin talks with Robert Costa of the Washington Post about Mike Pompeo's nomination battle for Secretary of State, and President Trump's continuing legal troubles.

Betting On Artificial Intelligence To Guide Earthquake Response

Fri, 2018-04-20 17:55

A California tech firm believes that artificial intelligence can help communities prepare for, and respond to, quakes.

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South African Government Ramping Up Efforts To Get More Land Into Black Ownership

Fri, 2018-04-20 17:55

Nearly a quarter century after the end of apartheid, whites still own most of the land in the country, and a new political party thinks it should be appropriated without compensation.

How To Watch 'Westworld' Even If You've Never Seen An Episode

Fri, 2018-04-20 16:20

It's impossible to watch all the good TV out there. But that's no reason to shy away from the conversation around the buzziest small-screen delights. David Chen and Joanna Robinson host the podcast Decoding Westworld, and join NPR's Ailsa Chang to talk about HBO's Westworld.

Magician David Copperfield Forced To Reveal Secret To Trick

Fri, 2018-04-20 16:20

Magicians don't usually reveal their secrets — but one of the world's most famous magicians — David Copperfield — just did.

Swedish Electronic Dance Music DJ Avicii Dies At 28

Fri, 2018-04-20 16:20

Swedish musician and DJ Avicii has died at 28. NPR's Ari Shaprio talks with KCRW's Jason Bentley about his career.

Why Mike Pompeo's Views On Muslims Keep Coming Up In His Confirmation Hearing

Fri, 2018-04-20 16:20

Mike Pompeo's nomination to be Secretary of State is controversial in part because of his history of making incendiary comments about Muslims. Wa'el Alzayat, a former State Department official, who now leads the Muslim-American activist group Emgage Action, talks about why he thinks Pompeo's views are dangerous for the international community.

Trump Adds Rudy Giuliani And 2 Other Defense Lawyers To Personal Legal Team

Fri, 2018-04-20 16:20

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks to writer David Graham of The Atlantic about the new legal hires by President Trump. Rudy Giuliani is the splashy name among these hires, but Trump also brought on two very experienced white-collar defense lawyers.

Milwaukee Radio Station Brings Back Christmas Tunes To Accompany April Snow

Fri, 2018-04-20 16:20

Spring has been slow to come to the Midwest this year — so one Milwaukee radio station decided to make light of it and re-upped their Christmas playlists for a day.

Federal Judge Blocks Transfer Of American Being Held In Syria

Fri, 2018-04-20 16:20

The U.S. is holding a dual American-Saudi citizen who was captured in Syria and is suspected of being a member of ISIS. The man has been held overseas for more than seven months without charge. The ACLU is challenging his detention in court.

Obama Administration General Discusses Trump's Proposed Arab Force

Fri, 2018-04-20 16:20

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with retired Gen. Martin Dempsey about President Trump's proposal for an Arab Force in Syria, and U.S. efforts to get the Saudis and other Arab nations to fund and man a joint military force in the past.

Wells Fargo Fined $1 Billion Over Mortgage And Auto Loans

Fri, 2018-04-20 16:20

Wells Fargo will pay a $1 billion fine to settle claims that it had taken advantage of mortgage and auto loan customers. Federal regulators also said the bank did not have adequate compliance or risk management programs.