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Document Monday's Debate Latest In History Of (Sometimes) Memorable Encounters
The presidential debate at Hofstra University in New York is the first of three scheduled this campaign season.
Document 'It's Familiar To All The Women In My Family:' Adapting Von Trier For The Opera
Composer Missy Mazzoli wouldn't call Lars von Trier's film <em>Breaking the Waves</em>, a feminist project. But its portrayal of a woman's experience was part of what drew her to help reimagine it onstage.
Document Political Trends In Medicine: How Does Election Season Affect Our Health?
NPR's Scott Simon talks politics with Sally Satel, a clinical psychiatrist and medical policy expert. She follows political trends in medicine.
Document BANKS On What Happens When You Give Your Fans Your Phone Number
Social media isn't Jillian Banks' style, so she told her fans to text her instead. "Something that I'm still learning and have had to learn is how to put boundaries up," she says.
Document 'Lesser Bohemians' Uses Playful Language For A Classic Love Story
A young drama student comes to the big city and falls in love with a rakish older actor in Eimear McBride's new novel. She tells NPR a conservative publishing industry initally overlooked her work.
Document For Students In Tulsa, Pain Frames Conversation About Crutcher
Rebecca Lee teaches in Tulsa. Lee has been talking with students about their feelings after Terence Crutcher, whose daughter attends her school, was shot to death. She shared them publicly online.
Document The American Diplomat Who Helped Bring An End To Colombia's War
An American negotiator played a key role in helping Colombia end it's half-century war between the government and the FARC guerrillas. Here's how he did it.
Document Wells Fargo Case Prompts Questions Of Corporate Ethics Reform
The bank's CEO appeared before a Senate banking committee this week to answer questions about fake accounts created by more than 5,000 of his employees. Scott Simon talks with consultant Dov Seidman.
Document 'Let There Be Laughter': Modern Jewish Jokes Poke At Assimilation
Michael Krasny's new book is called Let There Be Laughter. He tells NPR's Scott Simon about this treasury of great Jewish jokes, and why they matter.
Document The Latest On New Jersey 'Bridgegate' Trial
All week, jurors in New Jersey have been hearing about how aides to Gov. Chris Christie orchestrated the closure of lanes on the George Washington Bridge in 2013. We'll catch up on the trial.
Document How Will Bernie Sanders Supporters Vote?
Scott Simon speaks to Jeff Weaver, former campaign manager for Bernie Sanders about how the Bernie coalition will vote in November.
Document How Law Enforcement Working With Regulatory Agencies To Thwart Terrorist Use Of IEDs
It's relatively simple for criminals to buy pressure cookers and turn them into deadly devices. William Flynn, formerly of the Department of Homeland Security, talks to NPR's Scott Simon.
Document Want To Get To Know The Real France? Call A 'Random' French Person
A tourist agency in France has established a hotline that connects callers to a random French volunteer. NPR's Oliver Dearden tested it out.
Document The Week In Sports
Football season has begun and there's plenty to talk about. Howard Bryant of ESPN.com talks to NPR's Scott Simon about the week in sports.
Document Ted Cruz Endorses Donald Trump
Ted Cruz has reversed a long held position and endorsed Donald Trump for president. Scott Simon discusses what the endorsement means with Ron Elving, senior editor for NPR's Washington Desk.

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