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Document Saturday Sports: NBA Playoffs And Major League Baseball
NPR's Scott Simon talks sports with ESPN's Howard Bryant. They'll cover the surprises of the NBA playoffs so far and the historically hot start by baseball's Boston Red Sox.
Document $1 Billion Fine Levied Against Wells Fargo Over Loan Abuses
NPR's Scott Simon talks with <em>Vanity Fair</em> contributing editor Bethany McLean about the $1 billion fine that Wells Fargo will have to pay for overcharging its customers on home and auto loans.
Document This Week In Politics: U.S.-North Korea Relations
President Trump tweeted the North Korean news that it was suspending nuclear tests was "big progress." Agreeing to meet with Kim Jong Un was a gamble for Trump, but so far it seems to be paying off.
Document After ISIS Was Driven Out, Syrian City Of Raqqa Remains In Rubble
NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Tamer El-Ghobashy, Baghdad bureau chief of <em>The Washington Post</em> about the city of Raqqa, which is still in a state of destruction.
Document New Book 'Windrush' Sheds Light On Multi-Racial Britain
NPR's Scott Simon talks to Trevor Phillips, co-author of: <em>Windrush: The Irresistible Rise of Multi-racial Britain.</em> The U.K. is roiled by revelations of the Windrush generation of immigrants.
Document Trump's Criticisms May Have Helped Comey's Book Sales
NPR's Scott Simon talks to Rich Lowry, editor of the National Review, about his take on former FBI Director James Comey's publicity blitz. Comey's new book is called, <em>A Higher Loyalty</em>.
Document Why Do Russian Journalists Keep Falling?
NPR's Scott Simon reflects on a string of recent &mdash; and suspicious &mdash; deaths of Russian journalists and dissidents.
Document North Korea Will Suspend Nuclear Tests To Focus On Its Economy
North Korea has agreed to suspend missile tests and close its major nuclear-testing site. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Victor Cha, ex-White House National Security Council director for Asian Affairs
Document Alaska Man's Revelation Shine A Light On Sex Abuse In The State
Alaska has a sexual assault rate 3 times the national average and a child sex assault rate 6 times. NPR's Scott Simon discusses that with Alexander Hirsch of the University of Alaska at Fairbanks.
Document Laura Veirs' 'The Lookout' Is A Soundtrack For Turbulent Times
NPR's Scott Simon talks to Laura Veirs of Portland, Ore., about her new album, <em>The Lookout</em>. She says it addresses the fleeting beauty of life in a chaotic post-election America.
Document Reduced U.S. Embassy Staff In Havana Hinders Travel By Cubans
The chilled relations between Cuba and the White House has left the U.S. embassy running on a shoe-string operation. Cubans hoping to travel to the U.S. must now apply in a third country for visas.
Document Talking With Author Sam J. Miller About 'Blackfish City: A Novel'
The new book <em>Blackfish City</em> tells of a near future that's both dystopian and utopian all at once. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Sam J. Miller about his story and about the influence of his father.
Document It's Been A Dramatic Week Of Concessions From North Korea
North Korea has agreed to suspend missile tests, close its major nuclear-testing site and to drop demands that the U.S. remove troops from South Korea. It comes ahead of a historic North-South summit.
Document Carl Kasell, Voice Of Authority And Soul Of Irreverence, Dies
NPR's Scott Simon pays his respects to Carl Kasell. The beloved NPR newscaster and "public radio ambassador" died earlier this week. He was 84.
Document Why Duke University Won't Honor Freshman Roommate Requests This Fall
Duke University has decided to stop honoring roommate requests made by incoming freshmen &mdash; returning the procedure largely to chance. Vice President for Student Affairs Larry Moneta tells NPR why.

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