7:13am

Sun May 26, 2013
National Security

Ex-Obama Adviser On Plan To Limit Drones: Why Did We Wait?

President Obama gave a major speech Thursday intended to narrow the scope of the U.S. fight against terrorism. He addressed the administration's much-criticized drone program. Host Rachel Martin speaks with Adm. Dennis Blair, who was Obama's top intelligence adviser from 2009 to 2010, and a vocal critic of the administration's drone campaign.

7:13am

Sun May 26, 2013
Politics

Obama Administration Turns Attention Toward Africa

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was in the capital of Ethiopia this weekend. He was attending the 50th anniversary summit of the African Union, and he was laying the groundwork for President Obama's trip to Africa in the next month. Our East Africa correspondent Gregory Warner is in Addis Ababa. He joins us now. Hi, Greg. Thanks for being with us.

GREGORY WARNER, BYLINE: Thanks, Rachel.

MARTIN: So, you spent the day with the secretary. How was he received?

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7:13am

Sun May 26, 2013
Sports

How Two Baseball Teams Got Their Dubious Records

Host Rachel Martin gets the latest sports news from NPR's Mike Pesca. This week, they discuss a couple dubious baseball records.

7:03am

Sun May 26, 2013
PG-13: Risky Reads

'Portnoy's Complaint': A Surprisingly Therapeutic Birthday Present

Originally published on Mon May 27, 2013 11:41 am

Lucas Mann's latest book is called Class A: Baseball in the Middle of Everywhere.


ADVISORY: This essay contains sexual content and strong language that some readers may find offensive.

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7:00am

Sun May 26, 2013
Three-Minute Fiction

Claudia Who Found The F

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July 25th, the sun washes over Blossem, and the Texas heat seeps into my blood stream. Every day prior to this, it only beat against my flesh, turning me darker shades of tan and giving the illusion that I was actually my mother's daughter and not just a light-skinned replacement. Today, though, as I head to work, I could feel the rays moving with my blood, and I could see my skin glow.

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7:00am

Sun May 26, 2013
Three-Minute Fiction

The Art Of Compromise

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"It's just not here," Erin announced as she rifled through the last cookbook. She held the book apart by its front and back covers, gave the fanned pages a shake. "If I could just remember the magazine I found the recipe in, maybe I could get a copy off the internet." Erin worried her lower lip between her teeth as she often did when trying to recollect a memory just out of mind's reach. It was a habit Jeremy still found endearing.

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7:00am

Sun May 26, 2013
From Our Listeners

Three-Minute Fiction Readings: 'Compromise' And 'The F'

Originally published on Sun May 26, 2013 5:25 pm

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NPR's Bob Mondello and Susan Stamberg read excerpts of two of the best submissions for Round 11 of our short story contest. They read The Art of Compromise by Lindsey Appleford of Boerne, Texas, and Claudia Who Found the F by Sean Enfield of Denton, Texas. You can read their full stories below and find other stories on our Three-Minute Fiction page or on Facebook.

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6:30am

Sun May 26, 2013
Sunday Puzzle

Investigating The Crime Scene

Originally published on Sun May 26, 2013 3:21 pm

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On-air challenge: Today's theme is "C.S.I." — as in the name of the long-running TV show. You're given three words starting with the letters C, S and I. For each set, give a fourth word that can follow each of the original words to complete a compound word or a familiar two-word phrase.

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6:11am

Sun May 26, 2013
All Tech Considered

Spy Novel Meets Game In Flawed (But Beautiful) New E-book

Originally published on Sun May 26, 2013 6:58 am

The Thirty-Nine Steps, the spy thriller that introduces the valiant, veld-trained Richard Hannay, has been reborn as an interactive. The new e-book/game is a production of The Story Mechanics.
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This is the first in an occasional series of e-book reviews, co-produced by NPR Books and All Tech Considered, focusing on creative combinations of technology and literature.

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6:03am

Sun May 26, 2013
A Blog Supreme

Rites Of Swing: Jazz And Stravinsky

Originally published on Sun May 26, 2013 9:00 am

Cover art to Phil Woods' Rights Of Swing, 1961.
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