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First came the rain, now come the lawsuits in Houston following Hurricane Harvey. Homeowners are suing local governments and the Army Corps of Engineers after water was released from two dams to reduce pressure on the structures.
Document What It Might Take To Stop The Data Breaches
NPR's Scott Simon talks to technology writer and professor Zeynep Tufekci about what she describes as Equifax's unaccountability after a massive data breach.
Document 'Wide Open' Captures The 'Honest Emotions' Of Michael McDonald
McDonald describes his first album of originals in over 15 years as a "wide open conversation." He talks to Scott Simon about racial politics, fatherhood and backing up Chuck Berry as a teenager.
Document A Boy Grows Up In Harlem In 'The Stars Beneath Our Feet'
NPR's Scott Simon talks to author David Barclay Moore about his new book, <em>The Stars Beneath Our Feet</em>.
Document Week In Politics: Trump, Democrats And DACA
Scott Simon talks with Molly Ball of <em>The Atlantic</em> about Trump's meeting with Democratic leaders and the DACA program.
Document Parts Of South Florida Still Underwater
Almost a week after Hurricane Irma slammed into Florida, some neighborhoods are still underwater. In Bonita Springs, people have to use boats or high-water vehicles to get to their homes.
Document 'Cincinnati Enquirer' Delves Into The Heroin Epidemic
<em>The Cincinnati Enquirer</em> ran a vivid, sweeping report on the opioid crisis &mdash; a mosaic of scenes and sounds from the city's streets, homes and court rooms. Editor Peter Bhatia talks with Scott Simon.
Document Fiona Mozley On Making The Man Booker Shortlist With Her Debut Novel
Fiona Mozley wrote her first novel, <em>Elmet</em>, on her phone while commuting on the train between York and London. She talks with Scott Simon about being shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.
Document Saturday Sports: Cleveland's Winning Streak Ends
Howard Bryant of ESPN and <em>ESPN the Magazine</em> joins NPR's Scott Simon to talk about the Cleveland Indians' winning streak and the imbroglio between ESPN and the White House.
Document Juggalos: A Primer
NPR's Scott Simon talks with pop culture writer Nathan Rabin about today's Juggalo march in Washington, D.C.
Document 'The State' Explores Life Inside ISIS
<em>The State</em> is a fictional mini-series about people who join the Islamic State airing on the National Geographic channel. Scott Simon talks with its writer and director, Peter Kosminsky.
Document Heart's Nancy Wilson On Love Songs, Sisterhood And Her New Supergroup
Wilson rocked the 1970s with her sister Ann in Heart; now, her supergroup, Roadcase Royale, is releasing its debut album. She speaks with Scott Simon about the new group and her rock 'n' roll legacy.
Document 'Lightning Men' Is A Story About Police, Race And Atlanta
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with author Thomas Mullen about his new novel, <em>Lightning Men</em>. It is the story of black and white cops in Atlanta in 1950.
Document Seattle Mayor Resigns After Multiple Sexual Abuse Allegations
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigned this week after a fifth accusation of sexual abuse. He has been denying similar allegations. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Lewis Kamb of <em>The Seattle Times</em>.
Document To Shoot Down Or Not Shoot Down A North Korean Missile
The U.S. military has multiple systems that could potentially take down a North Korean test missile. But despite dozens of North Korean tests over the years, the U.S. hasn't taken that step.

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