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Years Later, Divorce Leaves Doubt About Remarriage

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 02:55:00 -0500

Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the hosts consider how experience with divorce can make someone hesitant to remarry.



There Were Hopes And Dreams Aplenty At Trump's Inauguration, But Whose?

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 16:17:00 -0500

I went to Donald Trump's inauguration to see if people there felt the same pride and promise that I did four years earlier. We met at a common intersection, then went very separate ways.



Week In Politics: President Trump's Inauguration

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:28:00 -0500

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with David Brooks of The New York Times, and E.J. Dionne, of The Washington Post and the Brookings Institution about President Trump's inauguration.



Making 'Quality Assurance' A Top NPR.org Priority In 2017

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:32:00 -0500

Following a record digital audience in 2016, the NPR newsroom should focus on fundamentals this year.



Looking Back With Gratitude On Obama, And His Optimistic Vision Of America

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:14:00 -0500

Writer Mat Johnson reflects on what the Obama presidency meant to his biracial family. "I didn't always agree with Obama," he says. "But I always respected — and will always respect — that man."



In China, Pollution Fears Are Both Literal And Metaphorical

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:07:00 -0500

Fears of contagion shape politics in today's China. A protest by artists against smog was met with swift repression. That's because authorities fear a different kind of pollution: destabilizing ideas.



After Trump's Election, A Nonpracticing Muslim Returns To Prayer

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:42:00 -0500

Comedian Zahra Noorbakhsh often jokes about being a "pork-eating, alcohol-drinking, married-to-an-atheist" Muslim. But lately she finds herself wanting to connect with her religious traditions.



A Wanderluster And A Wandering Eye

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 12:15:00 -0500

Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the hosts consider if it's worth it to have a short relationship away from home.



For This Relationship, It's Judgment Day

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 19:04:00 -0500

Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the hosts consider if it's OK to judge a man after he confessed to cheating in the past.



Trump Is Bringing His Love-Excoriate Relationship With Media Into Office

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 06:54:00 -0500

As during the campaign, the president-elect wants the established media's attention and craves its respect — but gladly will feed outlets into the news grinder if they cross him. Ask CNN and BuzzFeed.



The Thinking Behind NPR's Reporting On The Trump Dossier

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:44:00 -0500

Listeners are divided on whether NPR reported too much or not enough.



A Discomfiting Question: Was The Chicago Torture Case Racism?

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 06:30:00 -0500

The man was held captive and beaten by four people who livestreamed the attack. He was white. His tormentors were black. Calling that a hate crime doesn't tell the whole story.



'I Love You': How Much Do The Words Matter?

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 10:00:06 -0500

Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the hosts talk about the importance of those three little words, "I love you."



Losing Weight, And Gaining A New Perspective

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 15:00:06 -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 lost 100 pounds and is now questioning her marriage.



Dinner in Appalachia: Finding Common Ground In Trump Country

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 07:00:00 -0500

Appalachia is thousands of miles from Nigeria. But at a potluck dinner in rural Kentucky, natives of the two places found points of connection between their cultures.