Last Build Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2017 09:17:00 -0500Copyright: Copyright 2017 NPR - For Personal Use Only
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 09:17:00 -0500Sam Barsky thinks outside the postcard: He takes photos of himself posing in front of places he visits — wearing sweaters inspired by that same place. His eccentric works of art have gone viral.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:06:00 -0500When Ashley Theriot died unexpectedly at the age of 32, her friend asked her family if they'd donate Theriot's kidney. They agreed, and now that kidney — and seven more of her organs — have new lives.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:02:45 -0500NPR sports correspondent Tom Goldman's son Max really likes LeBron James, so Goldman got the two of them tickets to see the Cleveland Caveliers play. Then a snowstorm hit.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:02:45 -0500Scott Simon speaks with Howard Bryant of ESPN.com about what to pay attention to this week in sports. Here's one thing: the NFL playoff game in Dallas between the Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:02:45 -0500Orangutans can be all nice and friendly until one slaps you in the face for trying to take a selfie. It happened on the Sekonyer River in the Borneo jungle and was posted on YouTube.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:02:45 -0500President-elect Trump has said American auto workers are losing their jobs because auto companies like General Motors are making cars in Mexico instead. GM says that it's about supply and demand.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:02:45 -0500Many groups will be demonstrating around the inauguration. Columbia University professor Todd Gitlin tells Scott Simon that demonstrations are a good start, but true change takes long-term effort.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:02:45 -0500Many port-a-potties near the Capitol are having the company name "Don's Johns" taped over for the inauguration. A company executive told the AP that they didn't ask for the cover-up.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:02:45 -0500Swedish scientist Dr. Anna Rising was among a team of researchers to discover how to synthesize artificial spider silk. She says they hope to use the strong silk in medical applications and textiles.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:02:45 -0500Scott Simon speaks with Maggie Elehwany of the National Rural Health Association about a possible Obamacare repeal. She supports the law, but says the way it was implemented has hurt rural hospitals.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:02:45 -0500Doug Wilson spent years going through a frustrating confirmation process for a job that required Senate approval. He says Republicans held up his confirmation and the confirmation of others.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:02:45 -0500One of the most respected jazz guitarists working today, the Austrian musician has spent his career straddling borders, be they sonic or geographic.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:02:45 -0500The Divergent author's new series takes place in a world where everyone has a gift that reflects their personality. One character has what Roth describes as "a supernatural form of chronic pain."
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:02:00 -0500President-elect Trump's pick for national security adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn, spoke with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. on the same day President Obama retaliated for alleged Russian hacking.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:02:00 -0500The author of the novel The Exorcist, William Peter Blatty, has died at the age of 89. Scott Simon spoke with him in 2011 about the novel — and he said he never meant for it to be so scary.