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Trying To Make The Worst Sound In The World

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 17:12:51 -0400

Sound designers have been competing this week for the honor of "Worst Sound in the World," organized by See Space Labs. Listen to some of the submissions, if you can stand it.

Barbershop: Trump's Comments And Latinos

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 17:12:51 -0400

Linda Chavez of the Center for Equal Opportunity, Denise Galvez of Latinas for Trump and columnist Gustavo Arellano discuss Donald Trump's week of comments about a former Miss Universe.

Sexual Assault Numbers Vary By Who's Tracking It

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 17:12:51 -0400

Various government agencies have very different estimates about prevalence of sexual assault in the U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., asked for a study on how agencies define sexual assault.

Where Does Colorado's Marijuana Money Go?

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 17:12:00 -0400

Colorado was the first state to legalize marijuana and its tax has brought in significant revenue for the state. But some cities want to repeal it. Ricardo Baca of The Cannabist explains why.

What All Those Pre-Dawn Tweets Say About Campaign Strategy

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 14:30:00 -0400

The Clinton campaign is taking both the high and low roads in responding to Trump's recent stumbles.

Hurricane Matthew Looms As A Category 4 Storm

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 12:57:00 -0400

Hurricane conditions could hit Jamaica and Haiti by Monday, with tropical storm conditions possible by late Sunday, The National Hurricane Center says.

A Local Sheriff's Race Is Drawing National Attention And A Hefty Price Tag

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 11:12:00 -0400

One of the country's most expensive races for local office is in Arizona's Maricopa County where Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a noted opponent of illegal immigration, has the toughest challenge of his career.

October Can Be Frightful For Investors. Will Politics Make It Scarier?

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 09:00:29 -0400

The stock market ended the first three quarters of 2016 on a positive note. Rising stock prices typically help an incumbent party in a presidential election year. But October can be a wild month.

This Historian Wants You To Know The Real Story Of Southern Food

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:26:17 -0400

Michael Twitty wants credit given to the enslaved African-Americans who were part of Southern cuisine's creation. So he goes to places like Monticello to cook meals slaves would have eaten.

How We Got Here: Treating Addiction In 28 Days

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:26:17 -0400

Decades ago, a researcher came up with 28 days as the ideal length of stay for inpatient alcoholism rehab, despite lack of evidence that it worked. That model is now being used for opioid addiction.

Congress Wraps Up One Month's Work In One Day To Keep Government Running

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:26:16 -0400

After weeks at a standstill, Congress wrapped up all the work it was supposed to do in September in just one day, from a veto override, to reaching a deal to keep government open through December 9th.

When Presidents' Words Are Amplified, Scrutinized And Become '-Isms'

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:26:00 -0400

Putting your foot in your mouth isn't just a political hazard, it can be an occupation. Esquire Editor at Large AJ Jacobs looks at the gaffes of the great and the good.

Richard Trentlage, Oscar Mayer Weiner Song Writer, Dies At 87

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:26:00 -0400

In 1962, Richard Trentlage recorded an advertising jingle in his living room that began "I wish I were an Oscar Mayer Weiner..." He was no one-slogan wonder.

The Latest In Sports

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:26:00 -0400

NPR's Tom Goldman speaks to NPR's Scott Simon about women's basketball semifinals, baseball wild-card games and the Ryder Cup in golf.

Prisoners Organize Countrywide Strike To Demand Better Working, Living Conditions

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:26:00 -0400

Tens of thousands of prisoners across the United States staged a strike to protest working conditions last month. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Beth Schwartzapfel, who has been covering the strikes.