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- Protesters Pledge To 'Shut Down' Baltimore Over Police Custody Death Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:07:00 -0400
- People were gathering for what organizers say will be the largest demonstration to date in support of Freddie Gray, who died after sustaining a fatal spinal cord injury during or after his arrest.
- Who, Or What, Crashed The Market In A Flash In 2010? Sat, 25 Apr 2015 09:33:00 -0400
- The cause of Wall Street's flash crash has been debated ever since it happened. Officials arrested a lone trader working in his parents' London home, but some question whether he was really to blame.
- Questioning the Black Male Experience in America Sat, 25 Apr 2015 09:03:17 -0400
- Redefining the narrative of what it means to black and male in the U.S. is at the heart of Question Bridge: Black Males, an award-winning art project.
- To West Baltimoreans, 'The Largest Gang Is The ... Police' Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:33:15 -0400
- NPR's Scott Simon takes a walk through the neighborhoods of West Baltimore to talk with residents in the wake of Freddie Gray's death in police custody.
- Pulitzer-Winning Reporter Finds A Better Life In PR Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:33:00 -0400
- Rob Kuznia was one of three journalists at an LA paper to win a 2014 Pulitzer Prize. But days after he finished the winning project, he quit journalism altogether. Kuznia tells NPR's Scott Simon why.
- Surgeon General Vivek Murthy On Gun Control, Vaccines And Science Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:33:00 -0400
- Surgeon General Vivek Murthy was officially sworn in this week. His confirmation was held up for more than a year because of comments he made about gun violence. Murthy talks with NPR's Scott Simon.
- Protesters Plan To 'Shut Down' Baltimore Saturday Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:33:00 -0400
- Demonstrations continue in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. State troopers have been brought in to help control crowds. Gray will be laid to rest on Monday.
- Patti Reagan: Hinkley Still Capable Of Violence Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:33:00 -0400
- Doctors are recommending that the man who shot President Reagan, be released from a mental hospital. Patti Reagan Davis, the former president's daughter, tells NPR's Scott Simon she disagrees.
- International Guard: How The Vietnam War Changed Guard Service Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:33:00 -0400
- During the war, young men often tried to join the National Guard to avoid being sent overseas. But that war changed the nature of the guard — paving the way for today's deployments abroad.
- Hubble's Other Telescope And The Day It Rocked Our World Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:33:00 -0400
- Amid this week's hoopla celebrating the Hubble Space Telescope, don't forget the clever astronomer for whom the space scope was named. In the 1920s, he changed our sense of ourselves and the universe.
- Pop-Up Podcast: Same-Sex Marriage And The Supreme Court Sat, 25 Apr 2015 05:03:15 -0400
- As the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on same-sex marriage, NPR's legal and political correspondents break down the historic case.
- Jenner: 'For All Intents And Purposes, I Am A Woman' Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:12:00 -0400
- In an interview with Diane Sawyer on ABC's "20/20", the former gold-medal-winning Olympic decathlete described a struggle with gender identity that began in childhood.
- These Animals Might Go Extinct Because No One Wants To Eat Them Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:47:00 -0400
- Many species have gone extinct because humans hunted them into oblivion for their meat. But there's another group of animals that are endangered because we've lost interest in breeding them.
- What's That Smell? The Beautiful Tree That's Causing Quite A Stink Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:00:00 -0400
- Once embraced by cities for its beautiful white flowers, disease resistance and ability to grow just about anywhere, the Callery pear is now considered a nuisance due to its smell and invasive nature.
- LGBT Activists Push States To Expand Anti-Discrimination Laws Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:40:00 -0400
- The Supreme Court hears arguments over same-sex marriage on Tuesday. But laws still exist in many states that allow discrimination against LGBT people in employment, housing and public accommodations.