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Document Expert: Iranians In Favor Of Nuclear Deal
A potential nuclear deal with Iran would have big implications for national politics in both the U.S. and Iran. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Najmeh Bozorgmehr of the Financial Times about the talks.
Document At Aging Conference, Old Is The New Black
For the first in a series of regular discussions about aging, NPR's Scott Simon speaks with NPR's Ina Jaffe from the Aging in America Conference in Chicago.
Document Oil Can Boyd And Shoeless Joe: Legends Of Baseball
Baseball season begins next weekend, and to mark the occasion NPR's Scott Simon talks to Howard Bryant of ESPN about his new book, <em>Legends: the Best Players, Games and Teams in Baseball. </em>
Document Nigerians Vote In Tight Presidential Election
The top contenders in Nigeria's election are incumbent Goodluck Jonathan, who has battled an Islamist insurgency for years, and a former military leader who promises to be tough on corruption.
Document Ex-Ambassador: Rebels In Yemen Exploited A Vacuum
A Saudi-led coalition carried out airstrikes on Yemen for the third night in a row. NPR's Scott Simon talks about the crisis in Yemen and what led up to it with the former U.S. Ambassador Barbara Bodine.
Document Germanwings Pilot Had Extensive Medical History
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Matthias Gebauer of <em>Der Spiegel</em> about the co-pilot who investigators say deliberately crashed a Germanwings plane in the French Alps this week.
Document Safety Experts Question Mental Screenings For Pilots
German authorities now say the co-pilot who brought down the Germanwings aircraft hid an illness from his employers. These reports have raised concerns about the mental health screening of pilots.
Document In Argentina, Friends, Families Torn Apart By Political Discord
In Argentina these days no one talks politics. It's not because no one cares but rather because one stray word can lose you a friend or a family member.
Document Making Cheese In The Land Of The Bible: Add Myrrh And A Leap Of Faith
Spring in the West Bank means Bedouin herders' ewes and nanny goats are full of milk &mdash; and cheese making abounds. The traditional method relies on a few simple ingredients and a long cultural memory.
Document Man Brings Joy And New Shoes To Somali Refugees
In Clarkston, Ga., a Somali American man named Omar Shekhey helps refugees get settled in their new lives.
Document Singer And Composer Goes Home To Make Brazilan Music
For the first time since moving to the U.S. in 1981, Eliane Elias recorded an album in her native Brazil. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the musician about her new album, <em>Made in Brazil.</em>
Document Influential Guitarist John Renbourn, Co-Founder Of Pentagle, Dies
Renbourn co-founded the popular folk/jazz group Pentangle and was one of the most respected and influential acoustic guitarists in the world. He died this week at his home in Scotland; he was 70.
Document Indiana's HIV Spike Prompts New Calls For Needle Exchanges Statewide
Southeastern Indiana is battling an HIV outbreak. The new cases are mostly linked to injection drug use and have reignited a debate over needle exchanges, which are currently illegal in the state.
Document Birder Finds Panama Packed With Species, But No Harpy Eagles
There are more species of birds in Panama than all of North America. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Ray Brown, host of the radio program <em>Talkin' Birds</em>, who just returned from the country.
Document Hunting Mythical Monsters 'At The Water's Edge'
Sara Gruen is following her bestselling <em>Water for Elephants</em> with a tale of a young American couple who travel to Scotland during the Second World War in search of the legendary Loch Ness Monster.

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