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  1. Fresh Air Weekend: New Muhammad Ali Biography; Roz Chast Draws A Guide To NYC

    10.07 / 15:27 wdiy.org Wdiy.org - Pennsylvania (PA)
    Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week: New Muhammad Ali Biography Reveals A Flawed Rebel Who Loved Attention: "I don't think we do Ali any good by treating him as a saint," says biographer Jonathan Eig. "He was a human being, and he was…
  2. Hurricane Nate Strengthens As Its Eye Focuses On U.S. Gulf Coast

    10.07 / 15:27 wdiy.org Wdiy.org - Pennsylvania (PA)
    As Hurricane Nate churns over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico toward American shores, it is growing in strength and speed after leaving a trail of devastation in Central America. In its 7 a.m., advisory , the National Hurricane Center said the Category 1 storm was located about 245 miles south southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River and headed north northwest with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. "We are expecting Nate to continue to strengthen today (Saturday)," said Mike…
  3. You're Going To Hate 'TheMystery.doc,' And That's OK

    10.07 / 15:27 wdiy.org Wdiy.org - Pennsylvania (PA)
    In the press materials for Matthew McIntosh's new 1,660-page brick of a very literary novel, TheMystery.doc , the publisher says not to be fooled by the book's length. Sure, it weighs 4 1/2 pounds, but they cheerfully insist that "it reads as quickly as a novel of a more conventional length." That is a lie. It doesn't read anything like a traditional novel — not as quickly, not as smoothly, not as satisfyingly, none of it. McIntosh's second book reads shattered. It reads fragmentary. It r…
  4. Tapping Rural America: Craft Breweries Pour New Life Into Small Towns

    10.07 / 15:27 wdiy.org Wdiy.org - Pennsylvania (PA)
    Chris Hernstrom was brewing in the craft beer mecca of Bend, Ore., when an ad caught his eye: Want to live somewhere gorgeous and make beer for a small community? "It just seemed like an interesting challenge to come out to basically the exact opposite of Bend, some place where the brewing industry is still in its fledgling stages," Hernstrom says. That place, Hernstrom's new home, is the cattle ranching hub of Valentine, Neb., population 2,700, tucked into the Niobrara River valley in the…
  5. Off To College? Don't Forget To Pack A Plan For Your Health

    10.07 / 12:29 wdiy.org Wdiy.org - Pennsylvania (PA)
    For college freshmen who left home for the first time this year, learning to live with a roommate may be one of the easy challenges. For many, this is also the first time they will schedule medical appointments, fill prescriptions, and make decisions about their own health care. Unfortunately, many students aren't prepared to meet these basic life challenges. But with a little planning and parental guidance, college can be an opportunity for young adults to learn how to stay healthy and…
  6. Steep Premiums Challenge People Who Buy Health Insurance Without Subsidies

    10.07 / 11:29 wdiy.org Wdiy.org - Pennsylvania (PA)
    Paul Melquist of St. Paul, Minn., has a message for the people who wrote the Affordable Care Act: "Quit wrecking my health care." Teri Goodrich, of Raleigh, N.C., agrees. "We're getting slammed. We didn't budget for this," she says. Millions of people have gained health insurance because of the federal health law. Millions more have seen their existing coverage improved. But one slice of the population — including Melquist and Goodrich — is unquestionably worse off. They are healthy people …
  7. Biden's Busy Schedule Spurs 2020 Speculation

    10.07 / 11:29 wdiy.org Wdiy.org - Pennsylvania (PA)
    This week, the typically upbeat, jovial Joe Biden sounded anything but during a speech in Washington. "President Obama and I have been very quiet and respectful, giving the [Trump] administration time," the former vice president said Thursday night. "But some of these roots are being sunk too deeply. I believe it's time to challenge some of the dangerous assumptions." Biden went on to excoriate the Trump administration's foreign policy. While accepting an award from Center for Strategic…
  8. Nightmare Scenario: Concert Security Experts Grapple With Lessons Of Las Vegas

    10.07 / 11:29 wdiy.org Wdiy.org - Pennsylvania (PA)
    Tens of thousands of people will gather this weekend for the Austin City Limits Festival, a two-week music festival about a mile from downtown Austin. "It's gonna be the safest part of the city to be in during both weekends, just because of the sheer number of officers that will be present," said Brian Manley, the chief of the Austin Police Department, during a press conference this week. Manley said the department will have officers inside and outside the festival, with heightened…
  9. Stunning New Biography 'Ali' Is The Portrait A Champion Deserves

    10.07 / 11:29 wdiy.org Wdiy.org - Pennsylvania (PA)
    On Feb. 6, 1967, Muhammad Ali stepped into a boxing ring in the Houston Astrodome to take on then-heavyweight champion Ernie Terrell. Ali was nursing a serious grudge against Terrell, who kept referring to his upcoming opponent as "Cassius Clay," the birth name that Ali had abandoned years before. In the eighth round, after battering Terrell with a series of hard punches, Ali started taunting the fighter: "What's my name?" he shouted, over and over again. "What's my name?" It's safe to say…
  10. A Wayward Weed Killer Divides Farm Communities, Harms Wildlife

    10.07 / 11:29 wdiy.org Wdiy.org - Pennsylvania (PA)
    There's one small field on Michael Sullivan's farm, near the town of Burdette, Ark., that he wishes he could hide from public view. The field is a disaster. There are soybeans in there, but you could easily overlook them. The field's been overrun by monsters: Ferocious-looking plants called pigweeds, as tall as people and bursting with seeds that will come back to haunt any crops that Sullivan tries to grow here for years to come. "I'm embarrassed to say that we farm that field," Sullivan…
  11. Sen. Dan Sullivan Outlines The Current State Of The Iran Nuclear Deal

    10.07 / 05:24 wdiy.org Wdiy.org - Pennsylvania (PA)
    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: Senator Dan Sullivan sits on the Armed Services Committee. He's an Alaska Republican. Sullivan was an assistant secretary of state during the George W. Bush administration, during which time he worked on sanctions. And he's been a critic of the Iran nuclear deal. Senator, welcome to the program. DAN SULLIVAN: Good to be here, Robert. Thanks. SIEGEL: Earlier this year, you said that President Trump should let the Iran deal fail on…
  12. Investigators Still Looking For Motive Of Las Vegas Shooter

    10.07 / 05:24 wdiy.org Wdiy.org - Pennsylvania (PA)
    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: The deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas happened on Sunday. And now on Friday, investigators are revealing little if any of the clues they're pursuing into the mystery of why the shooter did this. NPR correspondent Leila Fadel joins us now from Las Vegas. And, Leila, what's the latest in the investigation? LEILA FADEL, BYLINE: Well, law enforcement had their first briefing for the media in over a day, and there is still no answer to…
  13. Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Harvey Weinstein Go Back 3 Decades

    10.07 / 05:24 wdiy.org Wdiy.org - Pennsylvania (PA)
    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: The New York Times has published a blockbuster story detailing allegations of sexual harassment against someone considered a king and queen maker in Hollywood. (SOUNDBITE OF MONTAGE) UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN #1: Thank you, Harvey Weinstein. UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN #2: Harvey and Bob Weinstein. UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN #3: And Harvey, blessed Harvey, Weinstein. KELLY: Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, who was behind big hits like "Pulp Fiction,"…
  14. A Look At What Would Happen If Trump Doesn't Certify The Iran Nuclear Deal

    10.07 / 02:32 wdiy.org Wdiy.org - Pennsylvania (PA)
    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: President Trump is expected to make a major announcement next week that could unravel the nuclear deal with Iran. He faces a congressional deadline to certify that Iran is abiding by the deal and also to certify that the deal is in America's national security interests. All indications are that he's going to say it is not. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports. MICHELE KELEMEN, BYLINE: Back when the Iran deal was negotiated by the…
  15. Secret Service Says 'No System For Keeping Track' Of Mar-A-Lago Visitors

    10.07 / 00:17 wdiy.org Wdiy.org - Pennsylvania (PA)
    Mar-a-Lago, President Trump's private club and winter White House in Palm Beach, Fla., is a casual place. And so, it seems, are any official records of those who visits him there. There "is no system for keeping track of presidential visitors at Mar-a-Lago, as there is at the White House complex," Special Agent Kim Campbell said in a legal filing . She said the Secret Service conducted a lengthy search, only to find "there is no grouping, listing, or set of records that would reflect…
  16. Top Stories: Nobel Peace Prize; Las Vegas Shooter's Motive Still Unknown

    10.06 / 12:50 wdiy.org Wdiy.org - Pennsylvania (PA)
    Good morning, here are our early stories: -- International Campaign To Abolish Nuclear Weapons Wins 2017 Peace Prize. -- Las Vegas Shooter's Life Comes Into Focus, But Not His Motive. -- Speaking Freely, Retiring Sen. Corker Warns GOP He Could Oppose Tax Plan. And here are more early headlines: Trump's Cryptic Reference To "Calm Before The Storm". ( NBC ) Nate Predicted To Hit U.S. Gulf Coast As A Hurricane. ( NHC ) U.K. Leader Says She Has Support After Speech With Mishaps. ( BBC )…
  17. How 'Ashes To Ashes' Put The First Act Of David Bowie's Career To Rest

    10.06 / 12:50 wdiy.org Wdiy.org - Pennsylvania (PA)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMThz7eQ6K0 In 1980, David Bowie was in the middle of a new kind of transformation. After launching himself to stardom in 1969 with his first hit single, " Space Oddity ," he spent a decade morphing from Major Tom to Ziggy Stardust to Aladdin Sane to Halloween Jack to The Thin White Duke — a series of characters that also emblemized radically different approaches to rock music, from sci-fi glam to stark experimentalism. By the end of the '70s, however, he d…
  18. First Watch: Lo Moon, 'This Is It'

    10.06 / 12:50 wdiy.org Wdiy.org - Pennsylvania (PA)
    Lo Moon seemed to come out of nowhere last year, and the trio of Matt Lowell, Crisanta Baker, Samuel Stewart have been steadily peeling back the layers ever since. What's been revealed to date is a neo-classic sound with cascading keyboard textures, rhythmic crescendos, shimmering guitars and cinematic lift. Our first taste of the band was "Loveless," a song with big sound that's as intimate as it is anthemic. Their latest single, "This Is It," maintains the seductive ambient charm and…
  19. Songs We Love: Nic Fanciulli, 'Resistance (Feat. Audion)'

    10.06 / 12:50 wdiy.org Wdiy.org - Pennsylvania (PA)
    Nic Fanciulli knows writer's block. Already an established DJ when he began making music more than a decade ago, he used pseudonyms like Skylark and Buick Project (collaborations with engineer Andy Chatterley) out of fear that his own works weren't up to snuff. Not even a Grammy nomination for his 2007 remix of Tiefschwarz's "Damage" helped his confidence. "I was overthinking everything," he tells NPR. "I wasn't there." Paranoid and creatively paralyzed, he shelved his plans for a debut…