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Venezuelan Journalist Karina Sainz Borgo On Her Book 'It Would Be Night In Caracas'

Tue, 2019-10-15 17:50

Venezuelan journalist Karina Sainz Borgo has channeled her feelings about her home country into a novel, It Would Be Night in Caracas. She speaks about it with NPR's Ari Shapiro.

Instead Of Charging Per Drink, This St. Louis Bar Is Charging By The Hour

Tue, 2019-10-15 17:50

A new bar in St. Louis isn't charging by the drink, but by the hour. The all you can drink concept is raising concerns about excessive drinking. But two weeks in, the vibe is anything but wild.

Fort Worth Officer-Involved Shooting Puts Strain On Police-Community Relations, Again

Tue, 2019-10-15 17:14

Relations between police and community members are once again being tested in Texas, after a Fort Worth police officer shot and killed a resident in her own home.

Russia Finds Itself In The Middle As Turkey Continues Offensive In Syria

Tue, 2019-10-15 17:14

Russian military police are trying to keep Turkish and Syrian army forces apart, and Russian President Vladimir Putin is caught in the middle between two regimes he's been trying to cultivate.

A Look At The Damage Done In Japan By Typhoon Hagibis

Tue, 2019-10-15 17:14

Typhoon Hagibis slammed in Japan over the weekend, the most powerful storm to hit Japan in more than 60 years. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Motoko Rich of The New York Times about the damage.

Former Deputy Secretary Of State Bill Burns On What He Calls An Assault On Diplomacy

Tue, 2019-10-15 17:14

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Bill Burns, former deputy secretary of state and ambassador to Russia, about the assault on diplomacy by the executive branch and its far reaching consequences.

What Syrian President Bashar Assad Stands To Gain From Conflict In Northeastern Region

Tue, 2019-10-15 17:14

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Faysal Itani of the Atlantic Council, about the Syrian regime's new deal with the Kurds and what President Assad's goals are in this new shift of alliances in the region.

Author Adrienne Brodeur On Her New Memoir 'Wild Game'

Tue, 2019-10-15 16:43

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Adrienne Brodeur about her memoir, Wild Game, that recounts the complicated relationship with her mother, who had an affair and enlisted her help in concealing it.

Democratic Party Leaders Look To Debate To Harness Support In Ohio

Tue, 2019-10-15 16:30

Democratic party leaders are using Tuesday's presidential debate to harness the energy of supporters in Ohio heading into the 2020 election.

Lawmakers Push Back Against Trump's Moves To Withdraw U.S. Troops From Syria

Tue, 2019-10-15 16:30

Lawmakers from both parties are pushing new bills sanctioning Turkey after the offensive in Syria against the Kurds. There is strong pushback to the president's moves to withdraw U.S. troops.

House Committees Subpoena More Career Diplomats In Impeachment Inquiry

Tue, 2019-10-15 16:30

Career diplomats are increasingly being subpoenaed by the House Committees leading an impeachment inquiry. They've raised concerns about President Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani's dealings.

This Scientist Is Working To Get More Girls Up Into Tree Canopies

Tue, 2019-10-15 16:30

You can often find ecologist Nalini Nadkarni up in trees. She studies this unexplored ecosystem of the rain forest — the canopy. It's the world above the forest floor, all the way to the treetops.

What To Watch For During The 4th Democratic Debate

Tue, 2019-10-15 16:30

Twelve Democratic candidates debate Tuesday in Ohio, as the race has been shaken by impeachment, Bernie Sanders' heart attack and Elizabeth Warren's challenge to longtime front-runner Joe Biden.

High School Vape Culture Can Be Almost As Hard To Shake As Addiction, Teens Say

Mon, 2019-10-14 15:54

One in 4 high school seniors say they have vaped in the past month. And for heavy users, scary headlines about serious illness and death are no match for nicotine addiction and peer pressure.

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Republican Lawmaker Discusses Turkey Sanctions

Mon, 2019-10-14 15:54

NPR's Audie Cornish interviews Republican Congressman Don Bacon of Nebraska about sanctions against Turkey over the country's attack on the Kurdish allies of the U.S. in Syria.

Code Switch: Saving The Endangered Hawaiian Language

Mon, 2019-10-14 15:54

By the 1980s, fewer than 50 Hawaiians under age 18 could speak their language. A handful of second-language speakers took it upon themselves to start a school where everything is taught in Hawaiian.

Status Of ISIS Detainees In Syria

Mon, 2019-10-14 15:54

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Jennifer Cafarella, research director at the Institute for the Study of War, about the status of ISIS detainees in the middle of the chaos in Syria.

Fort Worth Police Officer Resigns After Fatally Shooting Black Woman In Home

Mon, 2019-10-14 15:54

The chief of police in Fort Worth, Texas, says the white policeman who shot and killed a black woman in her home early Saturday has resigned from the department.

Protests Erupt Following Sentencing Of Catalan Separatists

Mon, 2019-10-14 15:54

Thousands of protesters shut down the airport and clashed with riot police in northeastern Spain after Spain's Supreme Court sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to lengthy prison terms.

Kurds Align With Syria After U.S. Withdrawal

Mon, 2019-10-14 15:54

Kurdish forces once allied with the U.S. in the fight against ISIS have forged a new alliance with Syria after Washington abandoned them. The deal has sparked a new exodus of people from the region.