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  • 2:25pm Jul 13, 2019
    Books Books

    Colson Whitehead On 'The Nickel Boys'

    NPR's Scott Simon talks to acclaimed novelist Colson Whitehead about his new novel, The Nickel Boys, which is based on the horrors of a real juvenile reformatory academy.
  • 11:09am Jul 13, 2019
    National National

    Latest On Tropical Storm Barry

    New Orleans is braced for the arrival of Barry, which may be near hurricane strength by the time it comes ashore Saturday.
  • 10:47am Jul 13, 2019
    National National

    Barry Storms Louisiana

    Barry's heaviest rains and strongest winds are expected to hit a wide swath of Louisiana today. The storm could dump more than two feet of rain in an already soggy area, raising fears of flooding.
  • 8:26am Jul 13, 2019
    Politics & Government Politics & Government

    Week In Politics

    The labor secretary resigned, the Trump administration has conceded the fight to include a citizenship question on the census, and planned immigration raids are smaller than the president promised.
  • 8:26am Jul 13, 2019
    Education Education

    Tips For Keeping The Benefits Of Pre-K

    Researchers say preschool can give kids from low-income families a boost. Those benefits don't always make it through the transition to kindergarten, but there's a lot parents can do to help.
  • 8:26am Jul 13, 2019
    Health & Safety Health & Safety

    Overhauling Kidney Care

    This week, President Trump signed an executive order aimed at improving the care of kidney patients. Nephrologist Amaka Eneanya talks with Scott Simon about some of the new initiatives.
  • 8:26am Jul 13, 2019
    World News World News

    A Look At Mexico's New National Guard

    Mexico says it has deployed thousands of National Guard forces along its northern border with the U.S. and 6,000 along the southern border with Guatemala. It says they are there to stop migrants.