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  • 8:20am May 25, 2019
    Education Education

    The Challenges Facing HBCU Campuses

    NPR's Scott Simon asks Morgan State University President David Wilson about the challenges historically black colleges and universities have accessing funding for facilities and infrastructure.
  • 8:20am May 25, 2019
    Health & Safety Health & Safety

    Walmart And Homeopathic Medicines

    NPR's Scott Simon asks Nicholas Little of the Center for Inquiry about suing Walmart for the way it markets homeopathic medicines.
  • 8:20am May 25, 2019
    National National Politics & Government

    Sen. Ron Wyden On Barr And Russia

    NPR's Scott Simon asks Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., about the power given to the attorney general to declassify intelligence related to investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
  • 8:20am May 25, 2019
    National National

    Rolling Thunder Prepares For Final Ride In D.C.

    The annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally in the nation's capital will host its last ride this Memorial Day. The group is calling it quits after three decades due to high costs and logistics issues.
  • 8:20am May 25, 2019
    National National

    Assange, Free Speech And The Espionage Act

    NPR's Scott Simon talks to analyst Asha Rangappa about the indictment of Julian Assange under the Espionage Act and why she believes that free speech is not an adequate defense.
  • 8:20am May 25, 2019
    Politics & Government Politics & Government

    Trump Arrives In Japan

    President Trump has traveled to Tokyo to pay a visit to the Japanese prime minister and the new Japanese emperor.
  • 8:20am May 25, 2019
    Politics & Government Politics & Government

    Doctored Political Videos And Social Media

    A doctored video featuring House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was shared widely online this week. Amanda Carpenter, author of Gaslighting America, tells NPR's Scott Simon how easily disinformation spreads.
  • 8:20am May 25, 2019
    Politics & Government Politics & Government

    Week In Politics

    Legislation to provide disaster relief is hung up in the House. State legislatures are restricting abortion rights. And the Supreme Court blocked new congressional maps for Michigan and Ohio.