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About the House is a collection of stories, essays and poems by Ron Slate and his daughter, comedian Jenny Slate. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to the Slates about their collaboration.
Dec. 11, 2016
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with ornithologist David Bird about his effort to make the gray jay the national bird of Canada. The race to choose which bird is ruffling some feathers.
Dec. 11, 2016
John Boch, executive director of gun rights group Guns Save Life, also co-chairs Trump's Second Amendment Coalition. He speaks with NPR's Ailsa Chang about his hopes for the next administration.
Dec. 11, 2016
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with attorney Mike Schissel of law firm Arnold & Porter. He is leading the firm's litigation on gun safety, and is part of a new coalition of law firms advocating gun control.
Dec. 11, 2016
German Prime Minister Angela Merkel, under pressure to combat Islamist extremism, has called for restrictions on full-face veils.
Dec. 11, 2016
Donald Trump is widely expected to name the Exxon Mobil chief executive to be secretary of state.
Dec. 11, 2016
San Diego is one of two U.S. cities with a civic organist. The job requires some very unique musical skills, including playing the world's largest outdoor pipe organ.
Dec. 11, 2016
The Danish word "hygge" was shortlisted as the Oxford English Dictionary's Word of the Year 2016. NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Meik Wiking, the author of The Little Book of Hygge, about the concept.
Dec. 11, 2016
The first major U.S. exhibition about the director opens in New York at the Museum of the Moving Image, with costumes, props and storyboards from Taxi Driver, Gangs of New York and other films.
Dec. 11, 2016
It's a tense time in Charleston, S.C. The trial of accused church shooter Dylann Roof is underway, and another racially-charged trial involving a fatal police shooting recently ended in a hung jury.
Dec. 11, 2016
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Justin Lynch, an Associated Press reporter who was arrested and deported from South Sudan for his reporting on human rights violations and ethnic cleansing.
Dec. 11, 2016
The House Intelligence Committee's Adam Schiff, D-Calif., talks about the CIA's assessment that Russian hacking during the presidential election was aimed at helping Donald Trump win.
Dec. 11, 2016
Children in Spain, facing up to three hours of homework a night, have put down their pens and pencils in protest. "We all want our children to succeed," says one father who supports the strike.
Dec. 11, 2016
Republican John Kennedy is headed to the Senate with his runoff victory in Louisiana on Saturday. His victory means the GOP will have a 52-48 edge in the Senate come January.
Dec. 10, 2016
The president-elect appeared to disparage the quality of the storied rival game, telling CBS Sports that, "I don't know if it's necessarily the best football, but it's very good."
Dec. 10, 2016
A 74-point questionnaire asks for a list of employees who attended conferences on climate change. Legal experts worry if it's an effort to weed out agency environmentalists.
Dec. 10, 2016
A 74-point questionnaire sent to Energy Department asks for a list of employees who attended conferences on climate change. Legal experts worry if it's an effort to weed out agency environmentalists.
Dec. 10, 2016
After a mistrial in the police shooting of Walter Scott, University of South Carolina law professor Seth Stoughton discusses the complications and biases surrounding many police-involved shootings.
Dec. 10, 2016
Radio host Ken Rudin, Washington, D.C. conservative commentator Gayle Trotter, and Farajii Muhammad of WEAA in Baltimore discuss Donald Trump and the week in politics.
Dec. 10, 2016
This week Ohio lawmakers passed a ban on abortions after just six weeks of pregnancy. But they also passed a 20-week ban, which the governor may be more likely to sign into law.
Dec. 10, 2016

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