FEED - Weekend Edition Saturday
As more states legalize marijuana, there are growing calls from professional football players to let them use pot to manage and alleviate their pain.
Court documents released show that Purdue Pharma, which manufactures OxyContin, sought to push doctors to prescribe the painkiller even though the company knew it was addictive and dangerous.
Indie folk band Beirut is out with its latest album, Gallipoli. The band's leader, Zach Condon, talks with NPR's Scott Simon about emphasizing music over lyrics and escaping to unexpected places for inspiration
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Actor André Holland imagined professional basketball if athletes had real agency. So he teamed up with director Steven Soderburgh for a movie which imagines what that might look like.
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NCPR reporters Brian Mann and Emily Russell trekked through the snow to the peak of Mount Adams. Their journey to the top is one for the books.
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By law, only you and the Postal Service are allowed to put things in your mailbox. But what if companies like FedEx and UPS could do it too? That could happen under a Trump administration proposal.
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In a week of record cold, Chicago resident Candice Payne rented hotel rooms for strangers living outside. Then the donations started pouring in. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to the good Samaritan.
The government is back in business – for now. Also, more Democratic candidates announced they are running for the highest office in the land.
The U.S. is pulling out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, saying that Russia has violated its terms. Its demise could renew the kind of arms race Reagan and Gorbachev tried to end.
NPR's Scott Simon asks The Atlantic science writer Ed Yong about his recent piece on hagfish and their slime, prompted by a new fossil discovery.
NPR's Scott Simon talks with ESPN's Howard Bryant about the Australian Open and the upcoming Super Bowl match between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams.
According to the Department of Homeland Security, asylum seekers at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in San Diego were supposed to return to Mexico on Friday. But when the day came, nothing happened.
NPR's Scott Simon asks former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff if domestic security operations were damaged by the partial government shutdown.
Roger Stone, who worked on the Trump presidential campaign, has been indicted by the special counsel on charges that include making false charges to Congress and witness tampering.
Federal employees are going back to work after 35 days of unpaid furlough. They're ready to get back to work but feel bruised by the budget impasse between the White House and Congress.
NPR's Scott Simon asks Democratic Congressman Joaquin Castro of Texas about Friday's deal to temporarily end the partial government shutdown.
Years before Myanmar's crackdown on Rohingyas, authorities were trying to silence them. Refugees in southern Bangladesh's sprawling camps are now making music to commemorate their culture.
Officials in Howard County, Md., are offering food help to federal workers. It's one of the wealthiest counties in the country, but an estimated 10 percent of households were affected by the shutdown.
A onetime supplier to Donald Trump's Chicago tower is now distributing "resistance beer" to support causes the brewer feels have been harmed by the administration's actions.
NPR's Scott Simon asks Tariq Panja, reporter for The New York Times, about Rui Pinto. Pinto is accused of exposing damaging information about professional soccer teams.