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Sunday, Oct 14

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Old-Growth Forests May Help Songbirds Cope With Warming Climate

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Songbirds have been in decline for decades, and it's becoming clear that climate change is a factor. Scientists are finding that old-growth forests may help the birds cope with rising temperatures.

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'Unsheltered' Tackles The Unhealed Divisions In America

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NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Barbara Kingsolver about her novel "Unsheltered," where a dilapidated Victorian house, family fortunes in decline and the pressures of middle age all converge.

Calvin Klein's Obsession Could Be The Trick To Catching A Tiger

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Wildlife officials in India are trying to catch a tiger thought to be responsible for the deaths of several people. So far, no luck. But could the secret to success be under their noses?

Spending The Day With The First Woman To Coach Division I College Football Full-Time

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Dartmouth College has hired Callie Brownson, a former star in the Women's Football Alliance, as an offensive assistant.

The Legacy Of Sears: From American Staple To The Brink Of Bankruptcy

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NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with self-proclaimed Sears scholar and historian Jerry Hancock about the company's national impact and business struggles.

Michael's Effects On Florida Could Include The State's Elections

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NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks Politico reporter Marc Caputo about the effects of Hurricane Michael and what kind of impact the storm may have on closely watched races in the Sunshine State.

Michael Recovery: Updating The Power Grid To Withstand Climate Change, Bigger Storms

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Hurricane Michael left a million people without power. As storms grow stronger, there are questions about how make the nation's electrical grid more resilient.

The Complicated Relationship Americans Have With Being 'P.C.'

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NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with political scientist Yascha Mounk about his article in The Atlantic analyzing a new study that shows widespread disapproval of "political correctness" in the U.S.

Sunday Politics: Trump And The Media, Michael Recovery And U.S.-Saudi Relations

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President Trump says he'll visit Florida and Georgia as communities begin to recover from Hurricane Michael. Meanwhile, he is spending time flooding the media zone using methods old and new.

'Sperm Donor' Families: 45 Children And Counting

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NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Kianni Arroyo, whose biological father is donor #2757 and a popular choice in the sperm bank world. Arroyo is looking to connect with all of her half siblings.

County Officials Shutting ICE Out Of Local Jails

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Activists on the left are persuading local governments to end jail contracts with ICE, hoping to force the Trump administration to loosen its "zero tolerance" policy.

A Look At The Gubernatorial Races That Will Be Decided This Year

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Voters in 36 states will cast ballots for gubernatorial candidates. Here are the most interesting and competitive races.

Michael Recovery: The Latest On The Recovery In The Florida Panhandle

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A massive relief effort is underway to help communities affected by Hurricane Michael.

Jamal Khashoggi's Disappearance And What It Means For The Dissident Diaspora

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Joseph Bahout speaks with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about his friendship with Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week and never walked out.

Sunday Puzzle: Cal It Like It is

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NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Weekend Edition Puzzlemaster Will Shortz play a word game with WNYC listener John Price of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

'The Ravenmaster' Is Definitely (There) For The Birds

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Legend says that if the ravens ever leave the Tower of London, England will fall. Luckily, ravenmaster Chris Skaife is there to care for them, and he's got a new book about these extraordinary birds.

When In Drought: States Take On Urgent Negotiations To Avoid Colorado River Crisis

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After years of sustained drought, water managers along the Colorado River system are renegotiating water cutbacks to seven Western states, hoping to avoid more drastic shortages in the future.

Sunday, Oct 7

Navy Ends Combat Camera Units

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The Navy is shuttering its famous Combat Camera units, which sent photographers into battle to bring back moving and still images.

Trump Rallies In Kansas

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With midterm election less than a month a way, President Trump held a rally in Topeka, Kan., in support of Republican candidates. He's been campaigning to blunt Democratic momentum in polls.

Democratic Midterm Strategy And Kavanaugh

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NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Charles Chamberlain, executive director of Democrats for America, about what the Kavanaugh confirmation will mean for Democrats in the midterm elections.

GOP Midterm Strategy And Kavanaugh

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NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Missy Shorey, executive director of Maggie's List, about what the Kavanaugh confirmation will mean for Republicans in the midterm elections.

Reports: Turkey Says Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Killed In Saudi Consulate

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Saudi Arabian officials are denying a reports that Turkish investigators believe a Saudi journalist was murdered while visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Calling For Missed Connections

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Do you have a family member or friend that you are no longer in touch with because of politics, religion, or a personal decision? Tell us at weekend@npr.org or at (202) 216-9217.

An Abundance Of Jacobs

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After years as the most popular baby name in America, waves of Jacobs are entering the workforce, dating world and college. Wall Street Journal reporter Jacob Gershman talks with Lulu Garcia-Navarro.

How Fruit Became So Sugary

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NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with food journalist Frederick Kaufman about how humans have bred fruit to be more sugary.

Family And Identity In 'All You Can Ever Know'

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NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with author Nicole Chung about her new memoir, All You Can Ever Know.

What's Next For The Supreme Court This Term

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With the start of a new Supreme Court term and a new justice confirmed, we look at what we can expect from the country's highest court in the months ahead.

Wounds Of Kavanaugh Fight Will Linger

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The Senate made it official Saturday, confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. The bitter confirmation fight will likely linger over Congress and American politics for years.

Banksy Art Shreds Itself

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NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with art critic Jerry Saltz of New York magazine about the surprise self-destruction of one of the artist Banksy's paintings at a London auction.

Brazilians Go To The Polls As Far-Right Candidate Gains Ground

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Brazilians go to the polls to pick their next president in, perhaps, the country's most divisive election ever. The lead candidates are polar opposites on the political spectrum.