'We Feel Like Home': Displaced Puerto Ricans Celebrate Traditional Christmas Parranda Thousands of Puerto Ricans have moved to the U.S. mainland after Hurricane Maria. On Saturday, Hartford, Conn., welcomed some of its newcomers with a Puerto Rican Christmas tradition: a parranda.
Chicago Jazz Pianist Willie Pickens Is Remembered For Performing And Teaching Chicago jazz piano legend Willie Pickens died this past week at age 86. Fellow musicians remember him as a talented musician and mentor to generations of jazz students.
From 'This Is Us' To 'Master Of None,' The Year's Groundbreaking TV Shows What were the memorable moments in television this year? NPR's TV Critic Eric Deggans runs through his list with guest host Ray Suarez.
What Do You Need To Know To Be A Federal Judge? One of President Trump's judicial nominees struggled to answer basic questions about the law during a hearing this past week. Guest host Ray Suarez talks with Case Western Reserve law professor Jonathan Adler about the confirmation process.
Tax Bill Would Open Alaska Wildlife Refuge To Drilling The Republican tax bill includes a provision that would open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil exploration and drilling. It's a blow to environmental groups, but many Alaskans hope the move will bring revenue to the state.
Two Weeks In, Firefighters Battle To Save Homes From Southern California Wildfires The Thomas Fire in Southern California is on it's way to being the largest in the state's history. Fourteen days in, the flames continue to burn in bone dry, windy conditions. It's burning above the wealthy areas of Santa Barbara County, it's only 40 percent contained and will likely burn for days to come.
Corporate Incentives And The Case For The Republican Tax Bill Former director of the Congressional Budget Office Douglas Holtz-Eakin tells guest host Ray Suarez why he thinks the Republican tax bill will move the economy forward.
A Likely Win On Taxes Solves Some Of The GOP's Political Problems President Trump could see his first major legislative victory this week if Congress succeeds in passing the GOP tax overhaul bill. NPR guest host Ray Suarez speaks with NPR's Mara Liasson about what it means for Republican lawmakers.
In 'Fortress America,' Examining How Fear Crept Into American Life Historian Elaine Tyler May says that since the Cold War, fear has crept into American life. Her new book, <em>Fortress America</em>, examines key events that shaped today's political climate.
How To Survive Climate Change? Clues Are Buried In The Arctic Climate change isn't new. Scientists are studying an ancient civilization in the Arctic to figure out how they survived climate change. The clues are buried in a secret, seaside neighborhood.
What's 'Casablanca' Without Nazis? After WWII, German Audiences Found Out The original <em>Casablanca</em> was passionately anti-Nazi. But when it was dubbed for German audiences, Warner Bros. deleted all scenes with Nazis in them, and almost all mention of the war.
Brexit Is One Step Closer As EU Agrees To Talk About U.K. Trade European Union leaders have agreed to discuss the process by which the U.K. will leave the EU. The talks focus on the trade relationship Britain will have with the EU in the future. Guest host Ray Suarez speaks with NPR's Frank Langfitt about whether Brexit has entered a point of no return.
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