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2 Dead, 1 Injured, After Stabbing In Portland, Ore.

Sat, 27 May 2017 09:45:00 -0400

The disturbance began when a man started yelling on train, including slurs at two apparently Muslim women. When others tried to intervene, the man stabbed three of them.

Fresh Air Weekend: Aziz Ansari; Harry Styles And Dan Auerbach Go Solo; Pamela Paul

Sat, 27 May 2017 09:00:03 -0400

Ansari discusses Master Of None and how his parents feel about acting. Ken Tucker reviews new albums by Styles and Auerbach. Paul, who edits The NY Times Book Review, talks about her love of reading.

NPR News Nuggets: It's A Win For The Wookiees, Twitter's Power & Baby Bears

Sat, 27 May 2017 09:00:03 -0400

Here's a quick roundup of some of the mini-moments you may have missed on this week's Morning Edition.

'Man Weaves' Offer Cover For Balding Men, Cash For Black Hair Care Industry

Sat, 27 May 2017 08:06:00 -0400

Man weaves, more formally known as cranial prosthesis, are a non-surgical procedure by barbers to help balding men. They're growing in popularity as more men opt to spend up to $800 to "regain" hair.

How A Gene Editing Tool Went From Labs To A Middle-School Classroom

Sat, 27 May 2017 08:01:03 -0400

Some compare the democratization of personal computing in the 1970s to the current changes in access to genetic engineering tools, in part thanks to the CRISPR gene editing tool.

Two Scientists, Two Different Approaches To Saving Bees From Poison Dust

Sat, 27 May 2017 08:00:03 -0400

Two scientists agree that pesticide-laden dust from planting equipment kills bees. But they're proposing different solutions, because they disagree about whether the pesticides are useful to farmers.

Playing The Royals In Netflix's 'The Crown'

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:59:26 -0400

Scott Simon speaks to actors Claire Foy and Matt Smith about playing young Elizabeth II and Prince Philip the Netflix series The Crown.

Market Forces May Impact Emissions More Than Climate Agreements

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:59:26 -0400

Today President Trump is at the G7 summit and high on the agenda is climate change. Many world leaders are imploring Trump stay in the global climate agreement, but emissions are going down already.

Saturday Sports: Cleveland Cavaliers And Golden State Warriors Face Off

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:59:26 -0400

It's the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors once again at the NBA Finals. And what to look for in the final hours of the French Open.

Pizza, From One Newspaper To Another

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:59:26 -0400

The staff of The Boston Globe, who worked overtime covering the Boston marathon bombings in 2013, sent lunch to the overworked journalists at the Manchester Evening News, after the recent bombing.

Richard Dawkins On Terrorism And Religion

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:59:26 -0400

Richard Dawkins, the scientist and outspoken atheist, speaks with NPR's Scott Simon about terrorism, and how the world has changed since he first began talking about his opposition to religion.

In Victory For OGE, White House Will Disclose Former Lobbyist Records

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:59:26 -0400

The Trump administration agreed late Friday to disclose records regarding lobbyists it has hired. The new transparency is a win for the tiny, 71-worker Office of Government Ethics.

Remembering Author Denis Johnson

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:59:26 -0400

Author Denis Johnson has died at the age of 67. He was best known for the short story collection Jesus' Son.

U.K.'s Anti-Terrorism Programs Under Scrutiny

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:59:26 -0400

Some of the U.K. government's responses to terrorism have been controversial. Scott Simon speaks with Clive Walker of the University of Leeds, part of a team of independent policy reviewers.

Rep. Adrian Smith On Farm Subsidies And Food Stamps

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:59:26 -0400

Scott Simon speaks to Rep. Adrian Smith, a Republican representing a vast rural district in Nebraska, about his views on the Trump administration's proposed cuts to food stamps and farm subsidies.