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Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:27:30 -0500The Lillian Booth Home in Englewood, N.J., is run by the Actors Fund as both a nursing facility and assisted living. Like the residents, many of the staff come from the entertainment industry.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:27:30 -0500This holiday season, NPR is collecting staff members' family recipes. Arts Desk intern Vicky Diaz-Camacho shares two of her favorite Puerto Rican dishes with NPR's Scott Simon.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:27:30 -0500Sarah Giles of Doctors Without Borders spent four months on a search-and-rescue boat in the Mediterranean. She tells NPR's Scott Simon that women refugees are commonly the targets of sexual assault.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:27:30 -0500Barker played with everyone from Billie Holliday to Cab Calloway to Jelly Roll Morton. Scott Simon speaks with Music Inside Out host Gwen Thompkins about the late banjo player and guitarist's legacy.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:27:30 -0500Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon has a fresh take on the classic Christmas tale. The $4 million Joffrey Ballet production premieres Saturday, and doesn't center around a wealthy Victorian family.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:27:30 -0500Working in difficult circumstances, lawyers and judges do their best to administer justice. NPR was present at a trial of a man accused of repairing ISIS vehicles. He and relatives denied ISIS links.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:27:00 -0500The World Anti-Doping Agency has released a report implicating Russian officials in a widespread doping program. More than 1,000 Russian athletes may have benefited from the cheating scheme.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:27:00 -0500Austrians have invented a new word to describe delays this year in their presidential election. And that word has 52 — yes 52 — letters.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:27:00 -0500NPR's Scott Simon talks to economist Michael Hicks about how most of the manufacturing jobs lost in this country are due to increased use of technology and not outsourcing to foreign countries.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:27:00 -0500In Oakland, Ca., officials are trying determine the cause of a fire that killed 36 people attending a dance party in a warehouse. A litany of governmental and bureaucratic failures is emerging.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:27:00 -0500Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii introduced the "Stop Arming Terrorists Act" this week. She talks to NPR's Scott Simon about the bill and how it relates to US involvement in Syria.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:27:00 -0500When Atlantic reporter Sarah Zhang tried to call Cuba, she got an error message, followed by a recording of War of the Worlds. She tells NPR's Scott Simon, she stumbled into a kind of telecom fraud.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:27:00 -0500The Trump transition team is asking which Department of Energy employees have been involved in climate change talks. A long questionnaire sent to agency employees is raising concerns.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:27:00 -0500Jurors in Dylann Roof's federal trial got to hear from the Charleston church shooting suspect firsthand. Prosecutors played his FBI interrogation tape that was recorded in 2015.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:27:00 -0500The actor — who played a boxer, a hard-bitten detective, a cynical reporter, Doc Holliday, Vincent Van Gogh and a French colonel — turned 100. NPR's Scott Simon looks back on Kirk Douglas' career.