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Listener Holly Ashworth of Oak Park, Ill., plays this week's puzzle with <em>New York Times</em> puzzlemaster Will Shortz.

A new documentary about the political columnist and author takes a personal look at a woman who used her scalding wit and investigative skills to skewer politicians for nearly four decades.

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and <em>Weekend Edition</em> puzzlemaster Will Shortz play a word game with WCBE listener Todd LaPlace of Dublin, Ohio.

In a new star-studded, women-driven film, she plays an exotic dancer who bands with fellow strip club employees to keep the money flowing from their Wall Street patrons.

A Wisconsin church built entirely by hand from the forests around it has been operating continuously since 1853. St. John Chrysostom is an example of the "carpenter Gothic" style.

Large-scale forest thinning in northern Arizona to prevent wildfires is behind schedule. But a new program is taking low-value logs and shipping them across the Pacific to markets in Asia.

Novelist Lara Prescott became curious about the women who worked at CIA headquarters during the real-life mission to smuggle <em>Dr. Zhivago</em> into the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

Smithsonian researcher Anna Phillips led the recent discovery of the new medicinal species. Its superficial similarities to a North American leech species helped prevent its detection before.

NPR's Leila Fadel and <em>Weekend Edition</em> puzzlemaster Will Shortz play a word game with special guest, Ted Allen, host of <em>Chopped</em> and member of the original <em>Queer Eye</em> cast.

We're all different and that's good, says the U.S. Supreme Court justice. Her new children's book about embracing diversity portrays kids of all abilities working together to create a gorgeous garden.

The Instrument of Hope, a trumpet made partly of bullets and inspired by the survivors of the 2018 Parkland, Fla., mass shooting, is touring the country to promote healing.

NPR's Leila Fadel and <em>Weekend Edition</em> puzzlemaster Will Shortz play a word game with KERA listener Adam Boyette of Fort Worth, Texas.

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Democratic presidential candidates are calling for the ouster of the controversial justice over a new allegation of sexual misconduct published in a New York Times essay.

from NPR

Governor Gavin Newsom is staring down the barrel of some bills that seek to expand the state’s so-called “red flag” laws.

from Greater LA

When the Spanish built Mission San Juan Capistrano in 1776, they booted the local native tribe from its village on a piece of land that is now called the Northwest Open Space.

from Greater LA

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A bill sitting on Governor Gavin Newsom's desk would require all UCs and state universities to offer the abortion pill to students who want it. Gov.

California might require all public universities to offer abortion pills to students

A bill sitting on Governor Gavin Newsom's desk would require all UCs and state universities to offer the abortion pill to students who want it. Gov.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Nearly half a dozen Democratic presidential candidates want Brett Kavanaugh impeached after new information came out about possible sexual impropriety when he was at Yale.

The calls to impeach Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh

Nearly half a dozen Democratic presidential candidates want Brett Kavanaugh impeached after new information came out about possible sexual impropriety when he was at Yale.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Columnist Molly Ivins said whatever she wanted about powerful people, including Dan Quayle, Pat Buchanan, and Newt Gingrich.

Documentary celebrates pioneering Texas columnist Molly Ivins

Columnist Molly Ivins said whatever she wanted about powerful people, including Dan Quayle, Pat Buchanan, and Newt Gingrich.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Israeli voters will head to the polls on Tuesday.

Benjamin Neanyahu’s reelection might end hopes for a peace deal with Palestinians

Israeli voters will head to the polls on Tuesday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Kamala Harris and at least four other presidential candidates are calling for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

What would it take to impeach Brett Kavanaugh?

Kamala Harris and at least four other presidential candidates are calling for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Climate change is an existential crisis.   If Americans cut just one hamburger from their diet every week, it would be like taking 10 million cars off the road every year. After cutting energy use, less meat and more plant-based food add up to the easiest--and healthiest--way to reduce your carbon footprint. From the land and water needed to raise feed and the methane produced at the end of digestion, “Cattle are actually mini fossil-fuel, greenhouse gas producers.”  So says Sujatha Bergen, head of  health campaigns at the NRDC.  As her title suggests, eliminating beef  from your diet--in addition to pork and lamb-- is also better for you.  She explains the trade-offs for helping to reduce climate change and says,  “Starting with your fork is much less daunting for many people.”

Saving the planet one hamburger at a time

Climate change is an existential crisis. If Americans cut just one hamburger from their diet every week, it would be like taking 10 million cars off the road every year. After cutting energy use, less meat and more plant-based food add up to the easiest--and healthiest--way to reduce your carbon footprint. From the land and water needed to raise feed and the methane produced at the end of digestion, “Cattle are actually mini fossil-fuel, greenhouse gas producers.” So says Sujatha Bergen, head of health campaigns at the NRDC. As her title suggests, eliminating beef from your diet--in addition to pork and lamb-- is also better for you. She explains the trade-offs for helping to reduce climate change and says, “Starting with your fork is much less daunting for many people.”

from To the Point

...  there's a lot to discuss after last night's Democratic presidential debate.

Let me be clear...

... there's a lot to discuss after last night's Democratic presidential debate.

from Left, Right & Center

The TV and film star is the first parent to be sentenced in connection with the years-long, multimillion-dollar scheme. The case has resurfaced questions about college access, race and privilege.

Actress Felicity Huffman sentenced to 14 days in college admissions scandal

The TV and film star is the first parent to be sentenced in connection with the years-long, multimillion-dollar scheme. The case has resurfaced questions about college access, race and privilege.

from NPR