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Sunday, Aug 12

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Washington Prepares For White Supremacist Rally

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An update on the march by white supremacists in Washington D.C.

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For Wisconsin's Dairy Farmers, Tariffs Could Reshape The Race For The Senate

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Retaliatory tariffs on dairy may put dairy farmers in Wisconsin, a state won by Donald Trump in 2016, up for political grabs in this year's midterm elections.

New Study Sheds Light On Depression In Teens And Parents

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There is a new study on the effect treating teens for depression has on their parents. It suggests just treating teens has benefits for parents.

Summer Music From Alt.Latino

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It's rock, it's hip hop, it's sung in English ... can it still be "Latin music"? Music and cultural identity intersect in surprising ways in this week's list of tunes shared by Alt.Latino.

A Guantanamo Guard And His Detainee Reunite

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Former Guantanamo guard Steve Wood recently took a trip to Mauritania to visit Mohamedou Ould Slahi, the prisoner he watched for almost a year.

Engaging African-American Voters In Wisconsin

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Wisconsin Democrats are trying to re-elect Sen. Tammy Baldwin and unseat Gov. Scott Walker. African-Americans are a key part of the coalition necessary to do so.

Terminally Ill Man Awarded $289 Million In Lawsuit Against Monsanto

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A California jury says Monsanto is liable for former groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson's terminal illness and should pay him $289 million.

What To Expect This Week In The Manafort Trial

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The tax and bank fraud trial of Paul Manafort is about to enter its third week.

White Supremacists, Counterprotesters Set To Converge At Lafayette Square

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We take stock of the scene the morning before a planned rally of white supremacists and counterprotesters near the White House.

One Year After Charlottesville

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This weekend marks a year since a violent rally by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va.

The Cream Puffs Of Wisconsin

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The giant cream puff is the star of the Wisconsin State Fair. On a recent visit to the fair, we got a chance to see how they are made — and make one our own.

Twin Private Investigators In 'This Body's Not Big Enough For The Both Of Us'

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NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Edgar Cantero about his book This Body's Not Big Enough for Both of Us. It stars A.Z. Kimrean, a brother and a sister — twins — trapped in the same body.

Protests Over ICE Detention Of Wisconsin Latino Activist

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This past week in Racine, Wis., ICE arrested Ricardo Fierro, a community leader. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks Fierro friend and fellow activist Janet Serrano about the effects of the arrest.

Let's Hear It For Iceberg Lettuce

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Food critics and food eaters alike have often expressed disdain for iceberg lettuce. Helen Rosner, a food writer for The New Yorker, does not share the feeling.

NASA Launches Spacecraft Toward The Sun

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This morning, NASA launched the Parker Solar Probe. The probe will attempt to get closer to the sun than any other human-made object.

Politics Roundup: Charlottesville And Trump

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President Trump's response to the deadly rally in Charlottesville is still resonating today, a year later.

Sunday Puzzle: 4 Of A Kind

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NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Weekend Edition puzzle master Will Shortz play the puzzle this week with special guest, NPR's Scott Simon.

'The Line That Held Us': Noir In Appalachia

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Novelist David Joy, whose books chronicle the rural, working-class South of his own milieu, has penned a new book where a hunting accident triggers a thriller of violent vengeance.

Sunday, Aug 5

The Story Of Sand In 'The World In A Grain'

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NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with author Vince Beiser about his new book, The World in a Grain. The book tells the story of sand and the crucial role it plays in our lives.

Black Pastors And Trump

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NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Eugene Scott, identity politics reporter for The Washington Post, about the public backlash against black pastors who met with President Trump.

NASA Announces New Astronauts For Commercial Flights

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NASA has selected the astronauts who will fly on the first commercial space flights.

70 Years Of Life In Mosul

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An Iraqi man looks back on seven decades in the city of Mosul, recalling the times of turmoil and horror but also savoring the city's better days.

A 'Muslim Wave' Of Candidates In Michigan

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In Michigan, several Muslim candidates will be on the ballot in Tuesday's primary elections. BuzzFeed's Hannah Allam talks with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about their campaigns.

Terrell Owens Protests His Own Hall Of Fame Induction

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Former pro football star Terrell Owens was inducted into the Hall of Fame Saturday. But Owens, who is known to be outspoken and controversial, chose not to attend the ceremony.

NRA Claims Financial Difficulties In Lawsuit

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The NRA's attorneys claimed that the group is in financial peril and could be forced to shut down some or all of its operations.

GOP Donor Questions His Support For Koch Network After Trump Criticism

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Speaking days after the Koch brothers' political network signaled it would distance itself from President Trump, a donor to the network says "it would be better for them to fall in line."

The #MeToo Movement And Les Moonves

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NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Slate writer Christina Cauterucci about the reaction to allegations against CBS CEO Les Moonves.

Russian Operatives, Facebook And Social Movements

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Lourdes Ashley Hunter of the Trans Women of Color Collective talks with Lulu Garcia-Navarro about a Facebook account that was taken down for "inauthentic behavior."

Venezuelan Government Says President Faced Assassination Attempt

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David Smilde of the Washington Office on Latin America talks with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about what the Venezuelan government says was an assassination attempt on the president on Saturday.

New Context For Confederate Memorials

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Regina Phillips, director of the Lincolnville Museum, an African-American history center in St. Augustine, Fla., talks with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about how to add context to Confederate monuments.