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'Worst President Ever': One Author Says This Title Goes To James Buchanan NPR's Scott Simon speaks with writer Robert Strauss about his new book, "Worst. President. Ever." Strauss looks at James Buchanan's time in office and argues he led the country to demise.
On Her Latest, Norah Jones Returns To Old Influences Jones' new album,<em> Day Breaks</em>, includes a song inspired by "Compared to What," a jazz protest song from the late '60s, the lyrics of which she says are "still relevant so many years later."
John Slattery Gushes About His Role In Revived Broadway Classic 'Front Page' John Slattery, best known for his role in Mad Men, plays Hildy Johnson in the new Broadway production of The Front Page. He tells NPR's Scott Simon "it's a fantastic part in a fantastic play."
'Haters Back Off!': New TV Show Makes YouTube Star More Than Internet Famous Miranda Sings is an awkward teenager who posts videos that she believes will make her a star. She's the creation of comic Colleen Ballinger, and now, thanks to Netflix, she has her own TV show.
Intense Flooding Causes Evacuation In South Carolina After Hurricane Matthew South Carolina residents are facing flooding prompted by Hurricane Matthew's heavy rainfall in North Carolina last week. The floodwaters have causing widespread damage in riverside cities and towns.
Ex-Public Radio Announcer Talks About His Shot At Being A Pro Basketball Player Public radio announcer-turned-pro basketball player Kareem Maddox now has two games under his belt. NPR's Scott Simon checks in with him on his new life on the court in Poland.
Remembering Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson The District Attorney in Brooklyn Kenneth Thompson died on Sunday at the age of 50. NPR's Scott Simon remembers his work fighting wrongful convictions.
Latest In Sports: Cubs In MLB Playoffs, Colin Kaepernick To Start For 49ers NPR's Scott Simon and Tom Goldman discuss the latest in baseball playoffs.
'Love For Sale': A History Of Pop Music That's As Personal As It Gets NPR's Scott Simon talks to music critic David Hajdu about his new book, "Love For Sale," in which he chronicles the 100-plus year history of American pop music.
New 'American Pastoral' Movie Is A '60s Tale Still Relevant Today The new film <em>American Pastoral</em> tells the story of a father in 1960s New Jersey whose comfortable, suburban life falls apart after his daughter becomes radicalized, commits a crime and disappears.
Democratic Republic Of Congo Battles An Electoral Crisis Protests have broken out in the Democratic Republic of Congo following a presidential election delay. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Mvemba Phezo Dizolele of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies about the growing insecurity.
Supporters In N.C. Show Unwavering Loyalty To Trump Amid Sex Assault Accusations Donald Trump held a rally in Charlotte, N.C., Friday night where his supporters expressed fierce loyalty to him and frustration with other Republican party leaders.
How To Deal With Sexual Harassment On The Job When you encounter sexual harassment and offensive comments at work, what should you do? NPR's Scott Simon asks Dr. Gail Stern about how to respond when you you're in a difficult situation.
Why The Political Conversations In Utah Are About Voting Blue Or Independent Utah, traditionally a red state, might vote for a Democrat or an Independent this November. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Utah blogger C. Jane Kendrick about how she is watching the election.
Trump Is Gemini, Clinton Is Scorpio, What Astrologers Predict About This Match Up Trump is a Gemini and Clinton is a Scorpio. Those signs don't mix well. Members of the International Society for Astrological Research meet this week to predict the election and other big issues.
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