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'Too Fat, Too Slutty' Challenges Cultural Expectations Of Women

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 10:00:23 -0400

Anne Helen Petersen's new book is a thoughtful consideration of several public women — from Nicki Minaj to Hillary Clinton — who've run up against the invisible expectations our culture has of them.

'Grenfell Changes Everything': Hundreds Of Homes Evacuated Over Safety Fears

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 09:44:00 -0400

Authorities have evacuated roughly 650 apartments in London high-rises, citing cladding similar to the materials used in Grenfell Tower, which went up in a deadly blaze earlier this month.

Some U.S. States Relax Restrictions On Cladding Suspected In Grenfell Tower Fire

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 09:02:00 -0400

Changes to building codes in some U.S. jurisdictions may allow the use of siding similar to that of Grenfell Tower in London. A fire at the apartment building killed at least 79 people last week.

Jailed Philippine Senator: 'I Won't Be Silenced Or Cowed'

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:08:00 -0400

Leila de Lima, 57, was jailed in February on President Rodrigo Duterte's orders, after she launched a Senate investigation into Duterte's bloody war on drugs. It's not the first time they've tangled.

Schools Let Students Take Laptops Home In Hopes Of Curbing 'Summer Slide'

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:01:23 -0400

More districts are letting students take computers home for the summer. Officials hope the devices help fill in learning gaps, but experts say parents must play a role to make the lending effective.

'The End of Eddy' Recounts Growing Up Amid Homophobia And Violence

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:01:02 -0400

In The End of Eddy, French author Edouard Louis writes about his experience growing up gay and abused in industrial France. He speaks to NPR's Melissa Block.

Saturday Sports: The NBA Draft

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:01:02 -0400

The NBA draft took center stage this week in the world of sports, and many are wondering what the new picks will mean for championship-winning teams.

Drone Company Leaders Meet With Trump To Ask For More Clarity On Rules

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:01:02 -0400

This week, U.S. drone companies met with President Trump to discuss industry regulations. NPR's Melissa Block talks with April Glaser of Recode about how these companies actually want more regulation.

Despite Killings, Duterte Still Enjoys Support In Philippines

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:01:02 -0400

Since President Rodrigo Duterte took office in the Philippines more than 7,000 people have been killed in his war on drugs. While many poor people live in fear, the president's support remains high.

Country's Mayors Gather In Miami To Advocate For Cities

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:01:02 -0400

Just weeks after the backlash to pulling out of the Paris climate deal, U.S. mayors gathered in Miami are putting climate change at the top of their agenda.

What The GOP Bill Means For People On Medicaid

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:01:02 -0400

NPR's Melissa Block asks Rodney Whitlock, who worked on health policy in the Senate and is now a lobbyist, for hospitals about what the GOP plan could mean for those who rely on Medicaid.

Week In Politics: Health Care And The Supreme Court

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:01:02 -0400

This past week has seen no shortage of news in politics from Capitol Hill and the White House. And next week will see its fair share as decisions on health care and Supreme Court cases are expected.

Filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier Travels Through The Movies

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:01:02 -0400

One of the greatest French filmmakers alive, Bertrand Tavernier, has turned his attention to French movies with a new, personal documentary called My Journey Through French Cinema.

The Sourtoe Cocktail: Yes, It's An Actual Human Toe In A Drink

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:01:02 -0400

Someone has stolen the mummified human toe included in the signature drink at the Downtown Hotel in Dawson City, Canada. NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Toe Master, Terry Lee.

New Island Forms Off North Carolina's Outer Banks

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:01:02 -0400

In the ever-changing seascape off the Outer Banks of North Carolina is a new sand bar, possibly masking as an island. The questions now is how to get to it.