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5:12 pm
Sat July 25, 2015

At Sandra Bland's Funeral, Mourners Say 'It's All About Social Justice'

Originally published on Sat July 25, 2015 6:36 pm

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Arts & Life
5:12 pm
Sat July 25, 2015

Want To Get Inside Your Favorite Show? Go To Comic-Con

This two-story ship is just one of many enormous marketing displays both inside and outside at San Diego Comic-Con.
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Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 10:23 am

The swarms of fans are gone from San Diego, and the elaborate displays that spilled out of the city's convention center during Comic-Con have been dismantled. Nonetheless, the studios and networks are already planning next year's show, because Comic-Con is the sweet spot for a peculiar kind of advertising that's at its peak here.

It's called immersive — or experiential — marketing, and it has taken off in the past few years. I ventured onto the convention floor to check out some of the displays, like the the giant installation for the TNT network show The Last Ship.

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Shots - Health News
5:12 pm
Sat July 25, 2015

When Alzheimer's Steals Your Appetite, Remember To Laugh

Despite losing his sense of taste and smell to Alzheimer's disease, Greg O'Brien says grilling supper on the back deck with his son on a summer evening is still fun.
Sam Broun Courtesy of Greg O'Brien

Originally published on Sat July 25, 2015 5:59 pm

In this installment of NPR's series Inside Alzheimer's, we hear from Greg O'Brien about losing his sense of taste and smell, and how he's learning there's much more to a good meal than food. O'Brien, a longtime journalist in Cape Cod, Mass., was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease in 2009.

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Newport Folk Festival
5:12 pm
Sat July 25, 2015

50 Years Ago, Bob Dylan Electrified A Decade With One Concert

Diana Davies Courtesy of the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution

Originally published on Sat July 25, 2015 5:28 pm

In the early 1960s, burgeoning folk music scenes were burbling up all over the country, and the Newport Folk Festival was their confluence.

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The Two-Way
12:42 pm
Sat July 25, 2015

Britain's Pearson In Talks To Sell Stake In The Economist Group

Georg Kapsch, President of the Federation of Austrian Industry, holds an issue of The Economist during a news conference in Vienna last year. Britain's Pearson PLC says it's in talks to sell its 50 percent share in The Economist Group.
Heinz-Peter Bader Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Sat July 25, 2015 3:45 pm

Updated at 1:15 p.m. ET

Britain's Pearson PLC — just days after announcing it would sell The Financial Times — has made public that it is engaged in talks to dump its 50 percent stake in The Economist Group.

"Pearson confirms it is in discussions with The Economist Group Board and trustees regarding the potential sale of our 50 percent share in the group," the company said in a statement on Saturday. "There is no certainty that this process will lead to a transaction."

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:29 am
Sat July 25, 2015

Lightning Fill In The Blank

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:29 am
Sat July 25, 2015

Limericks

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:29 am
Sat July 25, 2015

Panel Round Two

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From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT ...DON'T TELL ME the NPR News quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis. We are playing this week with Adam Felber, Paula Poundstone and Roxanne Roberts. And here again is your host at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Va. Peter Sagal.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:29 am
Sat July 25, 2015

Bluff The Listener

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From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT ...DON'T TELL ME!, the NPR News quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis. We are playing this week with Paula Poundstone, Roxanne Roberts and Adam Felder. And here again is your host at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Va., Peter Sagal.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:29 am
Sat July 25, 2015

Panel Round One

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:29 am
Sat July 25, 2015

Who's Bill This Time

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:29 am
Sat July 25, 2015

Not My Job: Surgeon General Vivek Murthy Gets Quizzed On 'General Hospital'

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Dr. Vivek Murthy — the 19th U.S. Surgeon General — has had a pretty good medical career: As a college freshman, he, along with his sister, co-founded an HIV/AIDs education program, and, in a move that would make even Doogie Howser jealous, he was confirmed as U.S. Surgeon General when he was just 37.

But! Did he ever work at General Hospital? We suspect not. We'll ask him three questions about the long-running ABC soap opera which mysteriously treated 5,000 percent more cases of amnesia than the national average.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:29 am
Sat July 25, 2015

Prediction

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All Songs Considered
10:51 am
Sat July 25, 2015

Newport Folk's Pink Floyd Moment

Connecting the folk tradition to Dark Side of the Moon, Roger Waters closed out the first day of the 2015 Newport Folk Festival.
Adam Kissick for NPR

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 12:00 pm

The most puzzling musician on the lineup at the 2015 Newport Folk Festival was easily Pink Floyd's Roger Waters. For me, Pink Floyd represents the antithesis of folk music, with the band's psychedelic pulsating landscapes and big rock drums and guitars. Out there and psychedelic, yeah — down home and folky, nope.

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Parallels
10:10 am
Sat July 25, 2015

In Syria, Chlorine Attacks Continue To Take A Toll

Civil defense workers wear gas masks near damaged ground in a village near the Syrian city of Idlib in May. Activists said there had been a chlorine attack.
Abed Kontar Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Sat July 25, 2015 10:55 am

Syrian medical student Hazem Halabi has become an expert on chlorine as a weapon of war. He made his first investigation in April 2014, after an alleged attack on the village of Kafr Zeta in northern Syria.

Villagers reported waking up before dawn to the buzz of helicopters and an overpowering smell of bleach. A video recorded at a local clinic shows doctors struggling to treat panicked victims struggling for breath.

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The Two-Way
9:40 am
Sat July 25, 2015

Obama, Kenyan President Discuss Deeper Counterterrorism Ties

President Obama and Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta onstage after delivering remarks at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at the United Nations compound in Nairobi, on Saturday.
Noor Khamis Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Sat July 25, 2015 4:01 pm

Updated at 10:30 a.m. ET

President Obama and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta discussed strengthening cooperation in the fight against extremists, particularly al-Qaida-linked extremists based in neighboring Somalia.

On the first full day of an officials visit to Kenya — his first since becoming president — Obama said at a joint news conference that the threat from al-Shabab "was an extensive topic of conversation" in private meetings between the two leaders.

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Code Switch
9:03 am
Sat July 25, 2015

Q&A With Chuck Reece: A Bitter Southerner Reimagines the Region

Chuck Reece, founder and editor-in-chief of The Bitter Southerner, is leading the discussion on what it means to be Southern in a time when the country is fixed on events in the South.
Courtesy of Chuck Reece

Originally published on Sat July 25, 2015 1:30 pm

Two years ago, self-described "hillbilly sophisticate" and former magazine writer Chuck Reece, who was born and raised in the Appalachian foothills in Georgia, decided to start a different kind of conversation about what it means to be Southern. Like many great American stories, The Bitter Southerner was conceived at a bar. The digital magazine launched in August 2013, promising one great story from the South every Tuesday.

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The Seams
8:42 am
Sat July 25, 2015

From Canes To Closures, Designing With Style For People With Disabilities

Parsons School of Design graduate Lucy Jones created Seated Design, a collection of clothing for people who use wheelchairs. The clothes include extra fabric at the elbows for greater mobility.
Courtesy of Lucy Jones

Originally published on Sat July 25, 2015 1:51 pm

Think of all the accessibility amenities you've gotten used to seeing since July 26, 1990, the day the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law: Wheelchair ramps leading into government buildings; Support rails in restroom stalls; ATM keypads and elevator buttons in Braille.

Despite these improvements, people with disabilities still struggle in many areas, including one you might not think much about: clothing.

Cute Canes, Like Eyeglass Frames

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It's All Politics
8:03 am
Sat July 25, 2015

Can The South Carolina GOP Get Rid Of Its Confederate Ghosts?

An honor guard from the South Carolina Highway Patrol lowers the Confederate battle flag, removing it from the Capitol grounds on July 10.
John Bazemore AP

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 10:38 am

The controversy over the Confederate battle flag has cast a pall over the South Carolina GOP primary for decades.

Now, after the flag was finally removed from the state House grounds last month, Republicans are hoping the political football that's long tripped up White House hopefuls is gone.

But the bipartisan accord in the wake of the murder of nine African-Americans at a Charleston church hasn't translated to all GOP voters in the first-in-the-South primary, many of whom say the flag should have been left flying.

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NPR Story
7:48 am
Sat July 25, 2015

Obama Gets A Warm Welcome In His Father's Homeland

Originally published on Sat July 25, 2015 5:24 pm

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