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U.S.-Iran Tensions Rise Over Saudi Attacks

Mon, 2019-09-16 16:22

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with intelligence expert Heather Williams of the Rand Corp. about tensions between Iran and the U.S. following an airstrike on Saudi Aramco facilities.

Remembering Tony Winner Phyllis Newman

Mon, 2019-09-16 16:22

Tony Award winner Phyllis Newman died Sunday at age 86. She won the award for her role in 1962's Subways Are For Sleeping. She also appeared on TV, as an actress and quiz show panelist.

Boeing Report To Include Overhaul Of Safety Procedures

Mon, 2019-09-16 16:22

Boeing's board of directors will soon receive recommendations aimed at making the company's planes safer. This comes after two 737 MAX jets crashed, killing all passengers and crew.

World Oil Prices Spike After Saudi Facilities Attacked

Mon, 2019-09-16 16:22

Oil prices jumped on Monday in response to a weekend strikes in Saudi Arabia that crippled more than half the country's oil production. It was the single-largest daily surge in crude prices in years.

Sophistication Of Saudi Airstrike Points To Iranian Involvement

Mon, 2019-09-16 16:22

An attack over the weekend crippled a major Saudi Arabian oil facility. Evidence suggests the strike may have involved both missiles and drones and means Iran probably played a role.

The Marshall Plan Is Having A Moment

Mon, 2019-09-16 16:22

Presidential candidates have been calling for various "Marshall Plans," referring to the U.S. program to fund rebuilding in post-World War II Europe. But what are they really talking about?

Amitav Ghosh: 'The World Of Fact Is Outrunning The World Of Fiction'

Mon, 2019-09-16 16:22

Ghosh's latest book, Gun Island, is a modern retelling of a Bengali myth. He believes old legends have a lot to teach us about how to think about the catastrophic effects of climate change.

(Image credit: Farrar Straus & Giroux)

Lawsuits Highlight Government Failures In Opioid Crisis

Mon, 2019-09-16 16:22

As the cases proceed, critics say blame for the addiction crisis should be shared by government officials, who saw that opioid sales were skyrocketing years ago but failed to raise the alarm.

UAW Workers On Strike At General Motors

Mon, 2019-09-16 16:22

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Brian Rothenberg, spokesperson for United Auto Workers. The union is leading a strike of over 49,000 workers against General Motors.

Book: 'What Is A Girl Worth?'

Sun, 2019-09-15 17:04

NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with former gymnast and activist Rachael Denhollander about her new book What Is a Girl Worth?

Virginia Seminary President On Reparations Fund: 'Apology Is Insufficient'

Sun, 2019-09-15 17:04

NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with the president of Virginia Theological Seminary, Ian Markham, about the institution's new $1.7 million reparations fund.

Liberty University Students React To Falwell Scandal

Sun, 2019-09-15 17:04

NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with two Liberty University students, Elizabeth Brooks and Sutton Roberts, about reports of inappropriate behavior involving the university's president, Jerry Falwell Jr.

Israel's Netanyahu Fights To Survive Election

Sun, 2019-09-15 17:04

Israel holds elections for the second time in six months on Tuesday, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fights to stay in power.

Country's New Supergroup 'The Highwomen' Unite To Make Way For Unsung Female Artists

Sun, 2019-09-15 17:04

Natalie Hemby and Amanda Shires talk about the formation of their new all-female supergroup, a gutsy move within a male-dominated genre.

(Image credit: Alysse Gafkjen/Courtesy of the artists)

Sen. Tim Kaine: 'I Strongly Support' Ban On Flavored E-Cigarettes

Sun, 2019-09-15 17:04

NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks to Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia about his reaction to President Trump's proposed ban of flavored e-cigarettes and nicotine pods.

United Auto Workers Votes For Nationwide Strike Against GM

Sun, 2019-09-15 17:04

Tens of thousands of members of the United Auto Workers have voted to go on strike against General Motors. The action could shut down plants nationwide.

Rose McGowan On Lisa Bloom Memo In New Book, 'She Said'

Sat, 2019-09-14 17:10

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with actor Rose McGowan about revelations in the new book She Said, which confirm McGowan was targeted for harassment by Harvey Weinstein's legal team.

A Tour To The REACH, The Kennedy Center's New Performance Space

Sat, 2019-09-14 17:10

NPR's Michel Martin talks with the Kennedy Center's Marc Bamuthi Joseph about the opening of the REACH rehearsal and performance space.

Conversation With The Creators Of The HBO Series 'Our Boys'

Sat, 2019-09-14 17:10

NPR's Michel Martin speaks to two of the creators of the new series Our Boys, Joseph Cedar and Tawfik Abu Wael.

Colorado City Eyes Solution To Local News Desert: Libraries

Sat, 2019-09-14 17:10

Scores of counties across the U.S. have no local newspaper. Even some that do say they're not being well-served by them. Longmont, Colo., is looking at one possibility: newsrooms in libraries.