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Podcast Episode 131: A Pair Of Films To Be Thankful For

Podcast Episode 131: A Pair Of Films To Be Thankful For

Nov. 23
By Beth Accomando

It's Thanksgiving and I have a pair of films that I am feeling very thankful for right now: "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" and "The Shape of Water." Filmmaker Martin McDonagh talks about writing a film for Frances McDormand and Doug Jones talks about "suit acting" for Guillermo Del Toro.

Myanmar, Bangladesh Announce Tentative Deal To Repatriate Rohingya ...

Myanmar, Bangladesh Announce Tentative Deal To Repatriate Rohingya Refugees

Nov. 23
Scott Neuman / NPR

Myanmar says it is ready to accept refugees back into the country, but many details of the deal are unclear.

Female Safari Guide: 'I Am A Lady But I Am Telling You, I Am Capable'

Female Safari Guide: 'I Am A Lady But I Am Telling You, I Am Capable'

Nov. 23
Ginanne Brownell Mitic / NPR

If Lucy Nabiki Takona passes the silver guiding exam this month, she will be only the second Maasai woman to reach this level.

The Yam That Deserves To Win The Internet

The Yam That Deserves To Win The Internet

Nov. 23
Courtney Columbus / NPR

It's one of many varieties in Madagascar that are being studied as part of a project to bring better nutrition to people. And no, it's not the same as a sweet potato.

How The U.S. Defines Race And Ethnicity May Change Under Trump

How The U.S. Defines Race And Ethnicity May Change Under Trump

Nov. 23
Hansi Lo Wang / NPR

The Trump administration is considering asking about race and ethnicity in a radical new way on the 2020 Census. It could have far-reaching implications for redistricting and anti-discrimination laws.

For Many Native Americans, Fall Is The Least Wonderful Time Of The ...

For Many Native Americans, Fall Is The Least Wonderful Time Of The Year

Nov. 23
Savannah Maher / NPR

"Fall is the annual middle finger this country gives Native Americans," says one member of the Oglala Lakota nation.

Poll: Economists Unanimous That Debt Would Balloon Under GOP Tax Plan

Poll: Economists Unanimous That Debt Would Balloon Under GOP Tax Plan

Nov. 23
Danielle Kurtzleben / NPR

A poll found that 38 economists agree the GOP tax plan will not pay for itself through growth. In fact, they're doubtful that growth will happen anyway.

Adult Siblings Can Make Our Lives Healthier And Happier

Adult Siblings Can Make Our Lives Healthier And Happier

Nov. 23
Robin Marantz Henig / NPR

Our sibling relationships are the longest-lasting family ties we have, and can help us weather the pains and challenges of adulthood, including illness and the death of parents.

This Thanksgiving A Majority Would Prefer To Hold The Side Of Polit...

This Thanksgiving A Majority Would Prefer To Hold The Side Of Political Talk

Nov. 23
Samantha Fields / NPR

In the latest NPR Politics Podcast, we explain why Democrats and Republicans are feeling so differently about the inevitable talk of politics during the Thanksgiving holiday.

'Just Time Together': For Some Workers, A Thanksgiving Off Is A Rare Treat

Nov. 23
Alina Selyukh / NPR

For millions of Americans working in retail, Thanksgiving is the start to the most intense stretch of the year. One woman shares the story of her first Thanksgiving without a work shift in 23 years.

Search Continues For Missing Sailors After Navy Plane Crash In Phil...

Search Continues For Missing Sailors After Navy Plane Crash In Philippine Sea

Nov. 23
Scott Neuman / NPR

Three sailors are still missing after the C-2A Greyhound transport plane went down on Wednesday. Eight others have been rescued.

Federal Judge Blocks New Texas Anti-Abortion Law

Federal Judge Blocks New Texas Anti-Abortion Law

Nov. 22
Richard Gonzales / NPR

Texas sought to ban a common procedure for ending second-term pregnancies. Courts in four other states have blocked similar laws.

'Three Billboards' Showcases Actress Frances McDormand

'Three Billboards' Showcases Actress Frances McDormand

Nov. 22
By Beth Accomando

The two and a half minute trailer for "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" was all anyone needed to see to make them realize that Frances McDormand was going to give a performance that needs to be seen.

San Diego County Reports Fourth Flu-Related Death

San Diego County Reports Fourth Flu-Related Death

Nov. 22
By City News Service

The "flu season" toll in the San Diego region reached four with the recent death of a 92-year-old man, county health officials reported Wednesday.

After Default, Venezuela's Fiscal Woes Spiral While Prosecutors Foc...

After Default, Venezuela's Fiscal Woes Spiral While Prosecutors Focus On Corruption

Nov. 22
Colin Dwyer / NPR

After months of popular unrest, President Nicolas Maduro appears to have cemented his grip on power. But the towering economic troubles that helped inspire that unrest are only getting worse.

Retailers To Online Shoppers: Be Patient With Delivery, Get Perks

Retailers To Online Shoppers: Be Patient With Delivery, Get Perks

Nov. 22
Rebecca Feldhaus Adams / NPR

In reaction to a recent decision by UPS to add a peak holiday delivery surcharge, some retailers are adding rewards and discounts for customers who choose "no hurry" slower delivery options.

Trump Organization Cuts Ties To Controversial SoHo Hotel

Trump Organization Cuts Ties To Controversial SoHo Hotel

Nov. 22
Alina Selyukh / NPR

The part hotel, part condo building, from which the president had continued to profit as president, potentially linked him to murky financing arrangements and allegations of fraud.

Video Shows North Korean Soldier's Dramatic Sprint Across Border

Video Shows North Korean Soldier's Dramatic Sprint Across Border

Nov. 22
Laurel Wamsley / NPR

Newly-released CCTV footage shows a jeep speeding through the countryside near the DMZ. Inside is a North Korean soldier making a desperate escape.

Remembering The 'Monstrous' Legacy Of Ratko Mladic

Remembering The 'Monstrous' Legacy Of Ratko Mladic

Nov. 22
Tom Gjelten / NPR

Mladic's conviction "serves as a reminder of the evil one man can do with an army at his command," writes NPR's Tom Gjelten, who covered the war in Bosnia in the 1990s.

Colorado Launches First In The Nation Post-Election Audits

Colorado Launches First In The Nation Post-Election Audits

Nov. 22
Ann Marie Awad / NPR

It's the first state to try the method on a statewide basis. The audits involve a ten-sided die, a software algorithm and the assumption that "the reported winner didn't really win."

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