Political journalist Bridget Johnson, Trump supporter Jeff Giesea and radio host Farajii Muhammad discuss the week's big topics. We ask our guests what they think was the biggest news story.
Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields, co-showrunners of the acclaimed series "The Americans," about Russian spies in the Washington, D.C., area, look ahead a season amid newly tense times with Russia.
NPR's Michel Martin talks with Dr. Jessica Zitter about preparing high-school students to deal with end-of-life care. Zitter is a critical care and palliative medical doctor in Oakland, Calif.
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with tattoo shop owner, Dave Cutlip of Brooklyn Park, Md., who has offered to cover up any racist or gang affiliated tattoos at no cost. Cutlip says sometimes people change.
Tensions over immigration erupted into violence in Pretoria, South Africa, this week. Reporter Peter Granitz says foreigners are scapegoats for those who are actually upset with the government.
Blüprint Chocolatiers in Alexandria, Va., has a new neighbor, Richard Spencer, who's drawing protesters. Initially worried their chocolate sales would drop, the reaction has been surprising.
The relationship between the White House and the news media took another step backward Friday when CNN, The New York Times, BuzzFeed and others were kept out of secretary Sean Spicer's briefing.
Democrats elected the former Obama labor secretary as the party chair at the Democratic National Committee meeting in Atlanta today. Perez picked his final opponent Rep. Keith Ellison as deputy chair.
Jazz Night in America host Christian McBride reflects on how movies about his art form — including La La Land and a new Lee Morgan documentary — tend to paint the working jazz musician.
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The Obama administration began checking social media accounts of prospective Syrian refugees more than a year ago. Such steps could expand as President Trump prepares a new executive order on vetting.
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The film tells the story of Ruth Williams, a London typist, and Seretse Khama, heir to the throne of modern-day Botswana. In 1948, their interracial marriage sparked a political firestorm.
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Sebastian Gorka is British-born, Hungarian-educated, and a self-described expert on Islamists — who doesn't speak Arabic. As Trump's deputy assistant, he has his boss' ear and security experts' ire.
Heavy rains and flooding in San Jose, Calif., have forced thousands to evacuate their homes with little warning. The flooding is the worst the region has seen in decades.
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the Conservative Political Action Conference, former House Speaker John Boehner's statements about Obamacare and the upcoming vote for Democratic National Committee chair.
President Muhammadu Buhari left for London Jan. 19. His government insists he's "hale and hearty," but speculation is rife that he may be suffering from prostate cancer, memory loss or other ailments.
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If Lin Manuel-Miranda wins an Academy Award in the Best Original Song category, he will become only the 13th person in history to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony. We hear from past EGOT winners.
A shooting that left a man dead in Kansas could be ruled a hate crime. Two men from India and a local man who tried to intervene were shot by a man who reportedly thought he was shooting people from the Middle East.
Nigeria's president went to London in January and hasn't been back home. His government says the 74-year-old is in good health but Nigerians worry he's ill at a time the country faces big problems.
At a meeting with President Trump Thursday, manufacturing CEOs talked about the challenge of finding workers qualified to do the high-tech jobs that are available. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Mark Muro, senior fellow with the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program, about what's wrong with existing training programs for manufacturing jobs.
The White House is pushing back on a story that alleged it tried to pressure the FBI to discredit reports of alleged communication between the Trump campaign and Russia. The story, which was reported by CNN, says the FBI resisted those efforts.