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Paul Beaubrun Shares His Love For Haiti In Song: 'Our Message Is Still Strong'

Saturday, June 16, 2018

The Creole word ayibobo can mean blessings, among other definitions. For Haitian singer Paul Beaubrun, it's also the name of his latest album.

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How A Black Detective Infiltrated The KKK

Saturday, June 09, 2018

In Black Klansman, Ron Stallworth writes about an undercover investigation in which he — an African-American police detective — convinced the Ku Klux Klan that he was one of them.

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When Suicide Is 'Buzzing Around'

Saturday, June 09, 2018

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on recent celebrity suicides and the danger of more people taking their lives, and offers advice on where to turn for help.

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From Israel, A Hit TV Thriller Of War's Chaos — And Its Domestic Cost

Saturday, June 02, 2018

The drama Fauda, now streaming its second season on Netflix, is set amid the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Co-creator and star Lior Raz has some ideas why his show found fans across borders.

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Natural Born Leaders Turn A Tiny Convenience Store Into A Tiny Desk Contest Entry

Saturday, June 02, 2018

The Asheville band were the only ones of nearly 5,000 Tiny Desk Contest entrants to play in a convenience store. Lead vocalist Mike Martinez says that setting is more poignant than you might think.

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Laura Nyro And The Summer Of 1968

Saturday, June 02, 2018

Scott Simon reminisces about the summer of 1968 through a song.

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Study Estimates Hurricane Maria Killed Nearly 5,000, But Barely Makes News

Saturday, June 02, 2018

NPR's Scott Simon muses about how the media covered Roseanne Barr's tweet compared with a new count of the lives lost and devastated by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

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'I've Discovered My Voice': Aisha Burns Navigates Love In The Wake Of Her Mom's Death

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Burns' latest album Argonauta is a response to facing life's crossroads.

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Translated Into 'Trumptalk,' History's Famous Lines Would Look A Little Different

Saturday, May 26, 2018

President Trump is known for his particular style of tweets. NPR's Scott Simon muses about what other famous lines from history might sound like if they'd been composed by Trump.

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The Week In Politics

Saturday, May 19, 2018

As usual, it's been a busy week for political news: another school shooting, reflections on the Mueller investigation, Title X funding and the state of the GOP.

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Texas Community Reels After Latest School Shooter Kills 10

Saturday, May 19, 2018

A 17-year-old high school student has been charged with capital murder for the deaths of 10 people at his high school near Houston, Texas. The suspect was arrested alive.

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After Much Anticipation, Royal Wedding Day Arrives

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Britain's Prince Harry married American actress Meghan Markle Saturday in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Hundreds of family and friends were in attendance, as millions watched on TV.

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Remembering Tom Wolfe, 'The Man In The Ice-Cream Suit'

Saturday, May 19, 2018

NPR's Scott Simon remembers writer Tom Wolfe for his unusual sartorial choices, and his "gorgeous, curlicue sentences."

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The String Quartet As Chosen Family In 'The Ensemble'

Saturday, May 19, 2018

In her debut novel, former cellist Aja Gabel follows four musicians as they come together and entertain ambitions to strike out on their own — on and off stage.

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Bloody-Scepter'd 'Tyrant' Explores Shakespeare's Take On Politics

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Scholar Stephen Greenblatt says Shakespeare wrote his histories as a commentary on the era he lived in — and those plays still have important things to say about our current political climate.

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'Something Develops Onstage Called Love': Baltimore Symphony's Bernstein Centennial

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Recorded live on stage at the Meyerhoff, Scott Simon joins BSO music director Marin Alsop and Leonard Bernstein's daughter Jamie for a conversation and musical celebration.

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Body Camera Maker Weighs Adding Facial Recognition Technology

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Axon, formerly Taser, has created a new ethics board to consider using artificial intelligence and facial recognition in local policing.

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A DACA Recipient Graduates Amid Deportation Fears

Saturday, May 12, 2018

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Jessica Moreno-Caycho, a DACA recipient who is graduating this weekend from Virginia Commonwealth University. She chronicles her experience of uncertainty.

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The 2 Directors Missing From Cannes

Saturday, May 12, 2018

NPR's Scott Simon muses about how the glamour of this year's red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival masks the struggles of two directors who have been prevented by their home countries from attending.

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Pipa Virtuoso Wu Man Brings Ancient Chinese Music To The Present

Saturday, May 05, 2018

Wu Man is a master of the Chinese pipa, a lute-like instrument with a 2,000-year history. She stopped by NPR to talk about her fresh twist on ancient music and perform live.

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