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  • 1:19pm May 25, 2013
    National National Politics & Government

    IRS Hearings Highlight Ambiguity Of Nonprofits In Politics

    The congressional hearings about the IRS's handling of Tea Party applications for tax-exempt status raise the question of why and how tax-exempt groups engage in politics in the first place.
  • 1:19pm May 25, 2013
    National National

    Baptist Church In Oklahoma Churns Out Meals For Victims

    Hundreds of volunteers have come to Moore, Okla., to help the community following Monday's tornado. Some are helping clear debris, others bringing out water and supplies to people whose homes were damaged or destroyed, and whose lives are in disarray. One group of volunteers is cooking more than 10,000 meals a day.
  • 1:19pm May 25, 2013
    National National

    Pentagon's Historical Displays Honor Americans' Sacrifices

    Nearly 18 million tourists descend on our nation's capitol every year, and most of them are keen to spend time at the many free museums in Washington, D.C. But only about 100,000 people take the trip across the river to a museum of a different sort: the Pentagon. The Pentagon's exhaustive historical displays offer fresh insight into the range of the Defense Department's activities.
  • 1:19pm May 25, 2013
    Books Books Arts

    'Steal The Menu': A Chronicle Of A Career In Food Coverage

    When Raymond Sokolov began writing about food, it was considered a specialty portfolio. Today, celebrity chefs abound in the U.S. and Britain, with cookbooks, TV shows and groupies. Host Scott Simon speaks with Sokolov about his new book, Steal the Menu: A Memoir of Forty Years in Food.
  • 8:03am May 18, 2013
    National National

    Local Story Shows 'Plain Dealer' Prowess, But Future's Murky

    NPR's Scott Simon talks to Connie Schultz, former columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Starting this summer, the paper's owners will be reducing home delivery to three days a week and making huge cuts in the newsroom staff.
  • 7:23am May 18, 2013
    National National

    Prime Challenge Sends Mathematicians On Infinite Search

    University of New Hampshire professor Yitang Zhang announced this week that he has come close to solving a centuries-old problem: proving the twin prime conjecture. Host Scott Simon gets an explanation from Weekend Edition Math Guy Keith Devlin of Stanford University.
  • 7:23am May 18, 2013
    National National

    When Alcohol Takes The Wheel: What's Your Limit?

    This week, the National Transportation Safety Board recommended lowering the legal limit of blood alcohol content for drivers to .05 or even lower. Currently, it's illegal to drive in all states with a BAC of .08 or higher. Host Scott Simon speaks with Dr. Anthony Liguori of Wake Forest School of Medicine about alcohol's impact on driving ability.
  • 7:23am May 18, 2013
    Sports Sports

    Sports: Playoffs, Hard Hits, Soccer Kicks

    Host Scott Simon talks to ESPN's Howard Bryant about the NBA playoffs, Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper's collision with a wall, and David Beckham's retirement from soccer.
  • 7:23am May 18, 2013
    Politics & Government Politics & Government

    What A Week: White House Rattled By Controversy

    NPR's Ari Shapiro joins host Scott Simon to talk about the Obama administration's week. The president was buffeted by revelations that the IRS had targeted Tea Party groups seeking tax-exempt status and that the Justice Department had subpoenaed reporter phone records. On top of that, Republicans continue to allege that the White House engaged in a cover-up of talking points about the attack in Benghazi, Libya.