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I Don't Want To Be The Breadwinner In My Marriage Anymore!

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 10:26:00 -0500

Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the hosts hear from a woman who doesn't like making more money than her husband does.



Pipeline Protests Prompt Calls For More Coverage

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:17:00 -0500

NPR has produced roughly 50 newsmagazine and online stories about the pipeline protests so far.



Week In Politics: Trump Begins 'Thank You' Tour In Indiana

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:12:00 -0500

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with political commentators David Brooks of The New York Times and Jamelle Bouie, chief political correspondent for Slate, about the beginning of President-elect Donald Trump's "thank you" tour, new controversy over Trump's tweets about voter fraud and his latest cabinet appointments.



Reconnecting With An Abusive Stepmother

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 13:04:00 -0500

Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the hosts talk about feeling anger toward an abusive stepmother, years later.



Week In Politics: Trump Makes First Cabinet Appointments

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 16:32:57 -0500

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks 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 what a Trump presidency could look like based on his cabinet appointments thus far, and whether Democrats have a geography problem, given that Hillary Clinton now has a lead of around 2 million votes over Donald Trump.



Commentary: Native American Writer On Support Of Standing Rock

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 16:29:00 -0500

Native American writer Tanaya Winder has been thinking about the Thanksgiving story of Pilgrims and Indians, especially as the Dakota Access Pipeline protests in North Dakota continue.



This Thanksgiving, Looking Forward To A Respite From The Hydrant Of Terribleness

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 07:14:00 -0500

Here's hoping that the holiday provides the rare oasis from a year full of rancor and racial strife in our politics.



Is It Racist To Call Someone 'Racist'?

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 18:47:00 -0500

Casting racism as a moral failure has had the bizarre consequence of confounding the issue for many Americans. Can anything be called racist without controversy?



How To Tell Off A Friend Who's Behaving Badly

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 12:26:00 -0500

Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the hosts talk about the best way to respond to unwanted sexual advances from a friend.



I'm Feeling Like An Adult Stepchild

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 10:00:24 -0500

Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the hosts talk about a complicated relationship between an adult woman and her stepfather.



Listeners: Two Recent Interviews Are 'Normalizing Hate Speech'

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 17:25:00 -0500

Pleas for a different approach to reporting on the "alt-right."



Week In Politics: Trump Makes First Cabinet Appointments

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 16:26:00 -0500

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times about President-elect Trump's new appointments and Congressional Democrats' strategy for working with the Trump administration.



To Relieve Post-Election Stress, Bake And Bake Again

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:47:00 -0500

Food works better than Valium but shouldn't be your sole comfort, therapist Jean Fain advises clients. But any recipe can become a meditative practice if you give it your full, undivided attention.



NPR's Election Coverage: A Review And Wrap Up

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 14:47:00 -0500

An analysis of NPR's journalism over the long presidential campaign.



Trump's America: A Hostile Place For Huddled Masses

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 10:52:00 -0500

Muslim commentator Beenish Ahmed says the election results "make official a nostalgia for a whiter America."