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He's Leaving On A Jet Plane, Should You Follow Him?

Sun, 21 May 2017 13:19:00 -0400

Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the hosts consider whether to move to a new place for a relationship.



Week In Politics: Fallout Continues Over Firing Of FBI Director Comey

Fri, 19 May 2017 16:36:00 -0400

NPR's Ari Shapiro joins regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times to review the week in political news, namely the ongoing fallout over the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the ongoing investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election.



Ethics Of Aid: Should Donated Health Dollars Go To 'Children First'?

Wed, 17 May 2017 12:53:00 -0400

That's how health aid is now allocated in the developing world. Should more money go to old people with chronic diseases? Our audience shares their views.



From A Millennial To Her Peers: Want to Help The Underserved? Sign Up For Insurance

Wed, 17 May 2017 05:00:00 -0400

A law student was touched when she had a seizure during a big exam and classmates dropped everything to help. But if you really want to help sick people, she says, "you'll sign up for health care."



Looking To The Future: Restoring Public Trust In The Media

Mon, 15 May 2017 14:06:00 -0400

Public trust in the media is at a historic low. Here are a few thoughts as to how we can help rebuild.



Lincoln Said What? Bogus Quotations Take On A New Life On Social Media

Mon, 15 May 2017 11:34:00 -0400

Many of those quotes we see on Facebook or Instagram are attributed to authors who never said them. Does it matter when we get a quotation wrong? Linguist Geoff Nunberg says, not always.



Death Is Not The End (Of Your Problems)

Sat, 13 May 2017 13:00:27 -0400

Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the hosts talk about complications that can arise after somebody close to you dies.



Week In Politics: Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey

Fri, 12 May 2017 16:30:00 -0400

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with political commentators, Matthew Yglesias, columnist, editor and co-founder of Vox, and Kelly Jane Torrance, deputy managing editor of The Weekly Standard. They discuss the firing of FBI Director James Comey.



I'll Pass On The $495 Sneakers, Pablo Torre Says

Wed, 10 May 2017 04:53:00 -0400

Did you pay a little extra for a sports star's name on your latest pair of sneakers? Well, a budding NBA player's dad is relentlessly promoting the chance to pay even more for potential star power.



A Family, A Traffic Ticket And A 2-Year Lie

Sun, 07 May 2017 04:52:00 -0400

Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the hosts hear about a few problems, including a family cover-up over a sister's ticket.



I Am Not Your Muslim

Sat, 06 May 2017 04:01:00 -0400

An "identity matrix" is a trap that presents itself as the answer to broad-brush generalizations about Muslims as terrorists or radicals, but actually ends up being similarly simplistic.



Week In Politics: House Passes American Health Care Act

Fri, 05 May 2017 16:31:31 -0400

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and Ramesh Ponnuru, senior editor for National Review and columnist for Bloomberg View. They discuss the House passing the American Health Care Act and President Trump's executive order on religious liberty.



Hate Speech And The Misnomer Of 'The Marketplace Of Ideas'

Wed, 03 May 2017 15:22:00 -0400

The belief that more speech is the remedy for "bad" speech can be a principled stance. But racist hate speech may not be doing what free speech defenders think it is.



Can We See Some ID?

Mon, 01 May 2017 13:32:00 -0400

The political leanings of guests, and think tanks, are often under-reported.



The Surprising Wishes Of India's Sex Workers

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 07:00:03 -0400

A researcher found that some of them don't want to be "rescued." And that in one community, sex work is a traditional occupation for married women.