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Today's Feminism: Too Much Marketing, Not Enough Reality

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:08:00 -0500

It seems that "feminism" in 2017 is more concerned with promoting superficial trappings of genuine equality than with doing the tough work to address the hard facts of gender and racial inequality.



The Other WWII American-Internment Atrocity

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:01:00 -0500

There's another tragic and untold story of American citizens who were also interned during the war. They are the 881 Aleuts from Alaska who were held for three years.



So Much Anxiety Over Sibling Rivalry

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:50:00 -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 is considering having a second child, but is hesitant.



Week In Politics: Trump's Press Conference, Michael Flynn

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:32:00 -0500

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with political commentators, Jason Riley, of The Wall Street Journal and the Manhattan Institute, and Abderrahim Foukara, Washington, D.C., bureau chief for Al Jazeera, about President Trump's wide-ranging news conference on Thursday and the resignation of national security adviser Michael Flynn.



With Politics, NBA Speaks Its Mind

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 04:57:00 -0500

If you enjoy sports only as an escape from political give and take, commentator Pablo Torre warns there's some bad news: You can no longer enjoy the NBA. Players and coaches are talking politics.



Lonely On Valentine's Day? Celebrate Love That Reaches Beyond Romance

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:36:00 -0500

Author Sarah Hepola is used to being alone and disappointed on Valentine's Days. But this year her outlook has changed. "My life is rich with love, even if it's not the kind I expected," she says.



Cheap Eats, Cheap Labor: The Hidden Human Costs Of Those Lists

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 07:00:00 -0500

Those all-too-common lists of cheap places to eat are part of a broader restaurant culture that devalues immigrant labor and ignores the consequences, says commentator and restaurateur Diep Tran.



That's Me In The Spotlight, Losing My Religion

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 13:30:02 -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's nervous to tell her parents she's no longer religious.



Week In Politics: Appeals Court Upholds Stay On Travel Ban

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 16:23:00 -0500

NPR's Robert Siegel 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 the federal appeals court ruling on President Trump's immigration order and cabinet confirmations.



NPR Increasingly Challenged By Misinformation

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 11:39:00 -0500

Does NPR's style of radio reporting need changes?



Did I Get James Baldwin Wrong?

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 18:04:00 -0500

The new film I Am Not Your Negro paints a picture of the prophetic writer's racial outlook that challenges the feeling of hope I once found in his words.



Why Immortality Is Overrated

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 05:54:00 -0500

Before a health crisis hits, think deeply about the care you want and what you'd like to avoid. Make sure your family and your doctor understand your wishes, says John Henning Schumann.



Week In Politics: Iran Sanctions, Supreme Court Nominee

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 16:35:00 -0500

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and Kristen Soltis Anderson of The Washington Times. They discuss the Trump administration's sanctions on Iran, Trump's Supreme Court nominee and new executive actions signed this week.



Mailbag: For Two Marches, Different Causes, Different Complaints

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 16:53:00 -0500

Coverage of the Women's March and the March for Life raised questions about crowd size and language.



Commentary: If Trump Builds His Wall, We'll Be 'Trapped Inside With Him'

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 16:36:29 -0500

In light of the president's plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, author Peter Behrens has this commentary.