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  • 7:23am May 18, 2013

    Media Covers Itself In Privacy Debacles

    Host Scott Simon talks to NPR's David Folkenflik about the Justice Department's seizure of phone records of Associated Press reporters and editors, and Bloomberg's secret monitoring of its sources' and customers' activities.
  • 8:29am May 12, 2013
    World News World News National

    Kerry's Agenda: Priorities Emerge With Travel

    Secretary of State John Kerry has been in office for less than three months and as he travels the globe, his priorities are becoming clearer. He's trying to find a diplomatic solution to the Syrian crisis, revive Israeli Palestinian talks and convince China to use its influence with North Korea to resolve that issue diplomatically.
  • Mothers somehow know when we've been bad, but when times are tough, they also have our back.
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    2:10pm May 11, 2013
    Health & Safety Health & Safety

    Mom's X-Ray Vision Also Sees The Best In Us

    Mothers know us better — sometimes better than we know ourselves. As any child will tell you, they really do have eyes in the back of their heads. When times are tough, they also have our back.
  • 10:11am May 11, 2013
    Music & Culture Music & Culture

    Ala. Juke Joint Shuttered After More Than 50 Years

    Longtime blues joint Gip's Place, in Bessemer, Ala., has been forced to close its doors. Weekend Edition profiled the place two years ago. Host Scott Simon takes note of the closing.
  • 10:11am May 11, 2013
    World News World News Economy

    The Philosophy, Economics Behind Sourcing Retail

    Host Scott Simon talks to Michael Preysman, founder and CEO of Everlane, an online clothing retailer based in San Francisco that provides information to consumers about where its products are made.
  • As a prisoner of war, Sub Lieut. John Pryor encrypted information and requests for supplies in letters sent from a German camp to his family in Cornwall.
    Plymouth University
    6:04am May 05, 2013
    World News World News

    World War II Code Is Broken, Decades After POW Used It

    It's been 70 years since the letters of John Pryor were understood in their full meaning. That's because as a British prisoner of war in Nazi Germany, Pryor's letters home to his family also included intricate codes that were recently deciphered by codebreakers for the first time since the 1940s.
  • 11:53am May 04, 2013
    World News World News

    Places Transformed: Syrian Refugees Overwhelm Camps, Towns

    The fighting in Syria has created tens of thousands of refugees seeking shelter in neighboring Jordan. Host Scott Simon talks with NPR's Deborah Amos about a refugee camp in northern Jordan that has quickly become the second largest such camp in the world. Then we hear voices from a small town in southern Lebanon, where recently arrived Syrian refugees now outnumber the Lebanese residents.