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NPR's Sarah McCammon plays the puzzle with Weekend Edition's puzzle master, Will Shortz, and this week's winner: Martin Garnar from South Hadley, Mass.

The market remains flush with toys that poop: Gotta Go Flamingo, Poopsie Slime Surprise, Doggie Doo, Fishin' For Floaters. "It's a very light taboo," says Mary Higbe of Goliath Games.

Copeland hopes her book will help young dancers feel comfortable in the studio and on the stage. She says illustrator Setor Fiadzigbey channeled "superhero energy" into dancers leaping off the page.

<em>The Last Shall Be First: The JCR Records Story, Vol. 1</em> is a collection of gospel music first recorded in 1970s Memphis and released for the first time after years spent tracking down master tapes.

Susan Higgins plays the puzzle with puzzlemaster Will Shortz and NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro

It's not a normal Thanksgiving and holiday planning has gotten more complicated for many families and friends figuring out safe, socially distant ways to share favorite foods and treasured recipes.

National security experts argue for a smooth transition, which some administrations have accomplished, but any transition between President Trump and President-elect Joe Biden may be rocky.

Listener Rick Tett plays the puzzle with puzzlemaster Will Shortz and NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro.

A new report from the University of Texas at Austin found that nearly 75% of those who died did not have a life sentence. The study's lead researchers says the virus has had a "devastating toll."

Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan star in the new film, which imagines a romantic relationship between British paleontologist Mary Anning and Charlotte Murchison, the young wife of a geologist.

Months into the coronavirus pandemic, the tedium of daily meal prep is catching up with many people. Chef and writer Katie Workman says people miss the joy of cooking for others.

<em>The Journey </em>is an ingenious use of a virtual performance space. Silven invites 30 audience members to travel to his childhood home in Scotland where they interact in amazing feats of magic.

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Because of COVID-19, about 40% of adults are canceling or postponing their regular medical appointments, according to the Centers for Disease Control .

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca are likely a couple of weeks away from receiving FDA approval. Governor Gavin Newsom says the first vaccines could be administered before Christmas.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Despite repeated public health warnings, more Americans are expected to fly for Thanksgiving than any time since the pandemic started.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Latest

MGM Studios has long been seen as an acquisition target in Hollywood, but a new investigation by Kim Masters suggests worldwide television chairman Mark Burnett is making any possible…

Mark Burnett’s troubled reign at MGM, and Netflix’s sketchy metrics

MGM Studios has long been seen as an acquisition target in Hollywood, but a new investigation by Kim Masters suggests worldwide television chairman Mark Burnett is making any possible…

from The Business

Mark Burnett is best known for reality TV hits like “Survivor,” “The Voice,” and “The Apprentice,” which gave Donald Trump a national audience.

Mark Burnett was supposed to bring hits to MGM. Instead he’s brought chaos

Mark Burnett is best known for reality TV hits like “Survivor,” “The Voice,” and “The Apprentice,” which gave Donald Trump a national audience.

from Hollywood Breakdown

Because of COVID-19, about 40% of adults are canceling or postponing their regular medical appointments, according to the Centers for Disease Control .

Delaying regular medical checkups during COVID? Not a good idea

Because of COVID-19, about 40% of adults are canceling or postponing their regular medical appointments, according to the Centers for Disease Control .

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Many people are feeling COVID fatigue. They’re fed up with having to stay inside and perhaps giving up their holidays with friends and family.

Local ER doctor on why hospital workers are upset about the public’s behavior during COVID

Many people are feeling COVID fatigue. They’re fed up with having to stay inside and perhaps giving up their holidays with friends and family.

from Greater LA

This past weekend, four people were fatally shot in Los Angeles, including a 17-year-old boy killed while riding his bike.

LA reaches 300 homicides for the first time since 2009. What’s driving the numbers?

This past weekend, four people were fatally shot in Los Angeles, including a 17-year-old boy killed while riding his bike.

from Greater LA

Since the beginning of the pandemic, rats seem to be more prominent in every major city.

More aggressive rats and busier exterminators during COVID-19

Since the beginning of the pandemic, rats seem to be more prominent in every major city.

from Greater LA

Orange County set a record on Monday with the most reported coronavirus cases it’s ever seen in a single day.

‘Viruses don't pay attention to economies or people's wishes.’ Gustavo Arellano on OC’s COVID surge

Orange County set a record on Monday with the most reported coronavirus cases it’s ever seen in a single day.

from Greater LA

Despite repeated public health warnings, more Americans are expected to fly for Thanksgiving than any time since the pandemic started.

Air travel during this pandemic Thanksgiving

Despite repeated public health warnings, more Americans are expected to fly for Thanksgiving than any time since the pandemic started.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand