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LIVE BLOG: DNC Chair Race To Begin Shortly. Here's What To Expect

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:25:00 -0500

The Democratic National Committee is picking a new chairman Saturday in Atlanta. We are following all the action and will update below.

As Negotiators Talk Peace In Geneva, Bombings Kill At Least 32 In Syrian City

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 09:53:00 -0500

The blasts Saturday left at least 32 people dead in Homs. The attacks in the city held by President Bashar Assad's regime are the latest violation of a tenuous peace brokered by Russia and Turkey.

Fresh Air Weekend: Neal Brennan; 'My Favorite Thing Is Monsters'; 'High Noon'

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 09:00:13 -0500

Chappelle's Show co-creator Brennan discusses his special, 3 Mics. Critic John Powers reviews Emil Ferris' graphic novel debut. Glenn Frankel links the film High Noon to the Hollywood blacklist era.

Remembering Frank Delaney's 'Irish Gift Of Gab'

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:28:51 -0500

Scott Simon remembers Irish writer, broadcaster and critic Frank Delaney, who died this week at age 74.

Saturday Sports: Possible Changes In Baseball

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:28:51 -0500

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Howard Bryant of ESPN about possible rule changes for Major League Baseball that are designed to make games shorter.

Benefits In Jeopardy For Retired Coal Miners

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:28:51 -0500

Without federal intervention, retired coal miners could lose their health care and pensions at the end of April. That would devastate the miners, and their communities.

Explaining The Sizzling Sound Of Meteors

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:28:51 -0500

Scientists recently published a paper explaining why some meteors create strange sounds. NPR's Scott Simon talks with researcher Bill Sweatt about what creates this "sizzling" sound.

Michigan Democrat Rep. Brenda Lawrence On The Tight Race For DNC Chair

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:28:51 -0500

Michigan Democrat Rep. Brenda Lawrence has endorsed Rep. Keith Ellison in the race for DNC chair. She discusses the race ahead of Saturday's vote.

Swedish Council Member Proposes Paid Breaks For Sex

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:28:51 -0500

Councilman Per-Eric Muskos of Overtornea, Sweden, introduced a proposal to let municipal employees take a paid break each week to go home and have sex.

Author Lionel Shriver On Cultural Appropriation And The 'Sensitivity Police'

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:28:51 -0500

NPR's Scott Simon talks with author Lionel Shriver about her outspoken views on cultural appropriation and what she feels is oversensitivity of the left.

'Harmless Like You' Is A Story Of How Hurts Are Inherited

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:28:51 -0500

NPR's Scott Simon talks to author Rowan Hisayo Buchanan about her debut novel, Harmless Like You, a story of how we inherit pain from our parents, and inevitably pass it to our descendants.

Race And The Controversial History Of 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:28:51 -0500

Historian Caroline Light says "stand your ground" laws were written for white, heterosexual, property-owning men. What happens when other people take up arms, in defense against white supremacists?

An Economist On The 'Miserable 21st Century'

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:28:51 -0500

Economist Nicholas Eberstadt of the American Enterprise Institute paints a bleak picture of the U.S. economy. He describes millions of Americans out of work, and addicted to drugs and screens.

What To Expect In Trump's Address To Congress

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:28:51 -0500

We recap President Trump's week and his address to CPAC, and preview themes to expect in his address to Congress Tuesday.

The Ramifications Of Using A Chemical Weapon In Kim Jong Nam's Assassination

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:28:51 -0500

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Georgetown University Asia expert Victor Cha about the global repercussions of the deadly nerve gas attack on Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korea's dictator.