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How One Man Convinced 200 Ku Klux Klan Members To Give Up Their Robes

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:59:00 -0400

One by one, Daryl Davis has befriended KKK members over the past 30 years. The more they got to know the African-American musician, the more they realized the Klan was not for them.

Fresh Air Weekend: Novelist Max Brooks; 'What She Ate'; Poet Molly McCully Brown

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:00:20 -0400

Brooks discusses Minecraft: The Island. Maureen Corrigan recommends a book about the appetites of notable women. Brown, who has cerebral palsy, imagines life inside the "Virginia State Colony."

On Isolation and Belonging: Stories We Tell Ourselves 25 Years After High School

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:47:03 -0400

It's been 25 years since NPR's Rachel Martin graduated from high school, and it got her wondering about how people think back on — and are shaped by — their teenage selves.

'We're Not Them' — Condemning Charlottesville And Condoning White Resentment

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:58:00 -0400

A scholar and a journalist offer context and analysis on the events in Charlottesville and the politics of white anger.

As Rain Keeps Falling, Sierra Leone Scrambles To Find Mudslide Survivors

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:23:00 -0400

Idalia Amaya, an emergency response coordinator for Catholic Relief Services, says the top priority is rescuing people trapped in their homes under the mud.

Trump Supporter: 'He Called For Unity, I Never Saw Obama Call For Unity'

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:18:00 -0400

The White House tweaked its reaction to the events in Charlottesville, Va., saying the president condemns white supremacists, KKK, neo-Nazi and all extremist groups. Trump supporters are reacting.

'Words You'll Hear': Trump Administration To Talk NAFTA Renegotiation

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 17:17:26 -0400

Later this week, White House officials begin the process of renegotiating changes and updates to NAFTA, which President Donald Trump has called "the worst deal ever made."

A Look Into The Life Of Charlottesville Victim Heather Heyer

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 17:17:26 -0400

Heather Heyer, 32, was a paralegal who was killed when an alleged white supremacist crashed his car into a crowd of counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Va.

Charlottesville Vice Mayor Wes Bellamy Reacts To White Nationalist Rally

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 17:17:00 -0400

Charlottesville, Va. Vice-Mayor Wes Bellamy talks about the white supremacist rally in the city Saturday and the reaction of the black community there.

A Reformed White Nationalist Speaks Out On Charlottesville

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 17:17:00 -0400

Former white nationalist Christian Picciolini says he was "lost" and "lonely" when he was recruited into a white supremacist group as a teenager. He now runs a nonprofit that advocates for peace.

NAFTA: What Does This New Round Of Negotiation Mean?

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 17:17:00 -0400

President Trump has threatened to walk away from NAFTA if he can't secure a better deal for the U.S. But former Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez says it would be hard for the U.S. to walk away.

Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer Talks About How Protests Were Handled

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 17:17:00 -0400

Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer defends local police, calls protests "terrorism," and blames President Trump for mainstreaming hate.

Fresh Air Weekend: Tom Perrotta; 'Lost In America'; The 'Battling' Kellogg Brothers

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Novelist Tom Perrotta explores the empty nest in Mrs. Fletcher. Albert Brooks' Lost in America proves a comedy for the ages. Howard Markel chronicles the family drama behind Kellogg's cereal.

As A Boy In An Adult Prison, His Mother's Letters 'Were Everything'

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 04:37:00 -0400

Marcus Bullock was tried as an adult and sent to prison when he was 15. The eight years he was away changed his relationship with his mother, Sylvia. The distance actually brought them closer.

Fresh Air Weekend: Al Gore; Randy Newman's 'Dark Matter'; Ariel Levy On Loss

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Gore warns that Trump is a "distraction" from the issue of climate change. Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews Randy Newman's album Dark Matter. Levy reflects on the guilt and grief of miscarriage.