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Chief organist Olivier Latry looks ahead at the church's extensive renovation process after the Notre Dame cathedral fire on April 15.

A new HBO show takes on the life of Anne Lister, a real-life British landowner of the 1830s whose voluminous coded diaries detailed her extensive — and sometimes open — love affairs with women.

Judith Viorst's new collection of poetry is called <em>Nearing 90</em>, though she's quick to note she's only "a girl of 88." She's still writing, looking forward to grandchildren graduation, and feeling good.

With Iowa caucuses still nine months away, candidates in the huge field of Democrats are looking to stand out. One way: show up in voters' homes.

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer and <em>Weekend Edition</em> puzzlemaster Will Shortz play a word game with WAMU listener Ryan Saunders of Washington, D.C.

The Grammy-winning pianist and composer branches out from his soundtrack work to create his latest album, <em>Absolute Zero</em>.

Software that can replace doctors for certain tasks has a big responsibility. The Food and Drug Administration is now figuring out how to determine when computer algorithms are safe and effective.

Cathy Guisewite drew her comic strip for more than 30 years. Her new book is called <em>Fifty Things that Aren't My Fault. </em>Writing essays "was like coming home and taking off the Spanx," she says.

Sarah Blake's new book retells the biblical flood from the point of view of Noah's wife — who never has a name in the Bible, but who nevertheless helped humanity (and all those animals) survive.

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and <em>Weekend Edition</em>'s puzzlemaster Will Shortz play a word game with KUCV listener Eugene Clausen of Lincoln, Neb.

Electronic composer Jackson Stell, who performs as Big Wild, ventures into singing for the first time with his debut album <em>Superdream</em>.

Kwame Onwuachi's new memoir, <em>Notes From A Young Black Chef,</em> isn't just about his rise from poverty to celebrated restaurateur. It's also a meditation on being a black man in a rarefied world.

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said her country and France will lead a meeting with world leaders next month. Social media is now a "centerpiece" for terrorist outreach, an expert says.

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Carlos Izcaray   , Music Director of American Youth Symphony, grew up in Venezuela.

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Carlos Izcaray , Music Director of American Youth Symphony, grew up in Venezuela.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Trump White House just set a record for the longest period ever without a press briefing: 44 days.

What happened to the White House press briefings?

The Trump White House just set a record for the longest period ever without a press briefing: 44 days.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered California to downsize its prisons because of overcrowding.

California released thousands of inmates from state penitentiaries, but now local jails see a spike in violence

In 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered California to downsize its prisons because of overcrowding.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

President Donald Trump plans to fight all subpoenas from Congressional Democrats, and the White House says it will try to block former legal counsel Don McGahn from testifying about…

Trump refuses to comply with House Democrats’ subpoenas

President Donald Trump plans to fight all subpoenas from Congressional Democrats, and the White House says it will try to block former legal counsel Don McGahn from testifying about…

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Introducing Greater LA

Greater LA is coming soon! And we want to hear from you.

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Jessica Bejarano   , conductor of San Francisco Civic Symphony, is unlike most conductors at concert halls. She has several tattoos. She’s Mexican-American.

‘Absolutely worth it:’ Conductor Jessica Bejarano on choosing a $2000-per-year job in San Francisco over pursuing a PhD

Jessica Bejarano , conductor of San Francisco Civic Symphony, is unlike most conductors at concert halls. She has several tattoos. She’s Mexican-American.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Larry Mitchell Hopkins is the leader of an armed militia group detaining migrants on the border between New Mexico and Mexico. He was arrested Monday on a weapons charge.

What we know about the United Constitutional Patriots, the militia group detaining migrants at the border

Larry Mitchell Hopkins is the leader of an armed militia group detaining migrants on the border between New Mexico and Mexico. He was arrested Monday on a weapons charge.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More than 300 people died in a series of bombings at churches and high-end hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. The Islamic State claimed responsibility today.

In the wake of the Sri Lanka attacks, what’s the state of ISIS?

More than 300 people died in a series of bombings at churches and high-end hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. The Islamic State claimed responsibility today.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand