Morning Edition

'Hollywood Reporter' To End Annual Index Of Powerful Women In Entertainment

Janice Min, president of The Hollywood Reporter, tells Steve Inskeep why the magazine will stop publishing its "Women in Entertainment Power 100" list as a ranking.

Weekend Edition Sunday

On The Forecast: A High Probability You'll See This Dress

A viral photo montage has made it clear: One dress in particular is extremely popular with women in broadcast news. Meteorologist April Warnecke, who has worn the dress herself, explains why.

All Things Considered

CNN's 'The Hunting Ground' Scrutinized For Portrayal Of Campus Sexual Assault

CNN's documentary The Hunting Ground makes the case that universities are letting rapists walk free and has come under withering attack for ignoring facts that contradict the film's claims.

Reports: 'Washington Post' Journalist Sentenced To Jail Time In Iran

Jason Rezaian has been accused by the country of espionage. A judiciary spokesman said a sentence had been handed down, but refused to say anything more.

Chris Kimball Will Continue To Host 'America's Test Kitchen' – On The Radio

Days after announcing that co-founder Chris Kimball had left America's Test Kitchen over a contract dispute, its parent company says Kimball will continue to host America's Test Kitchen Radio.

Islamic State Publishes Photo Of Bomb It Says Brought Down Russian Plane

In the latest issue of its monthly propaganda magazine, the Islamic State says it targeted the passenger plane in response to Russian airstrikes in Syria.

America's Test Kitchen Founder Chris Kimball Leaves Show

Wearing his trademark bow tie and round spectacles, Chris Kimball has hosted 15 seasons of America's Test Kitchen, one of public television's most popular programs.

Morning Edition

Is There A Hierarchy Of The Importance Of Death In The News Business?

A day before the Paris attacks, two suicide bombers killed more than 40 people in a crowded commercial district of Beirut, Lebanon. Did the news media cover each story equally?

Weekend Edition Saturday

Conservative Pundits Wage War Of Words And Finger-Pointing

Fox News star Bill O'Reilly has used his show to go after a leading critic of his book on President Reagan: The Washington Post's George Will, who is also a Fox News contributor.

Myanmar Is Also Known As Burma, But We Won't Keep Repeating That

For years, it's been NPR's style to say that Myanmar is "also known as Burma" at the start of reports about that nation. We don't think that's necessary anymore.

"Unicorns" And Warnings Of A Tech Bubble

December 2, 2015
This Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 file photo shows Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel in Los Angeles. The social media company is one of many so-called "unicorn" startups valued at more than $1 billion in what some see as an over-heated tech market. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

The herd of tech startups valued at more than a billion dollars – so-called “unicorns,” Airbnb, Uber – and whether their bubble is about to burst.

Enough Is Enough: How Obama Should Pull The Trigger On Gun Reform

December 1, 2015
President Obama pauses as he speaks at the Annual Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in San Francisco, Friday, June 19, about gun violence. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

If the president truly believes gun violence is “a political choice we make “– if he truly wants to create a new normal — it’s time for him to stop talking and start taking action.

A Catholic Contemplates ‘Spotlight’

December 1, 2015
Cardinal Bernard Law, left, celebrates mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston Sunday, July 21, 2002. Law resigned in disgrace as archbishop of Boston over his role in the clergy sex abuse crisis. (John Bohn/ AP)

The new film about the clergy sex abuse scandal offers a lesson on the perils of blind faith.

Author Peter Guralnick On The Man Who Invented Rock And Roll

November 30, 2015
Rock 'n' roll recording pioneer Sam Phillips, center, chats with Jerry Lee Lewis, left, and Ike Turner at a party debuting Phillips' documentary in 2000. (AP/John L. Focht)

Sam Phillips molded the sound of America with rock ‘n’ roll.

Fighting To Get The Story Out In ‘Dateline – Saigon’

November 30, 2015
The second wave of combat helicopters of the 1st Air Cavalry Division fly over an RTO and his commander on an isolated landing zone during Operation Pershing, a search and destroy mission on the Bong Son Plain and An Lao Valley of South Vietnam, during the Vietnam War. The two American soldiers are waiting for the second wave to come in. (Patrick Christain/Getty Images)

The film tells the story of five journalists who fought to reveal the truth about the Vietnam War. They all went on to win Pulitzer Prizes.

Taking The Temperature Of The 2015 Holiday Shopping Season

November 30, 2015
Shoppers walks in front of a holiday display Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in San Francisco.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

From Black Friday to Cyber Monday and beyond, we’ll add up the dollars and trends and bargains of the 2015 holiday shopping season.

A Look Behind The Proposed Merger Of Two Seattle Public Radio Stations

November 25, 2015
A recording studio at KUOW. (KUOW/Flickr)

When KUOW announced that it would purchase KPLU, it was met with shock and anger by members of the KPLU advisory board.

‘Welcome To Night Vale’ Goes From Podcast To Page

November 24, 2015
Welcome to Night Vale

The popular podcast, presented as a radio broadcast from a weird desert town, has been adapted into a new novel.

Welcome Distractions: The Triumph Of Normal Life

November 24, 2015
Julie Wittes Schlack: As the people of Paris and other terrorized cities resume normal life, we should consider whether our routines and distractions help us cope or help us adapt to the unacceptable. In this Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015 photo, tourists visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. (Amr Nabil/ AP)

As the people of Paris and other terrorized cities resume normal life, we should consider whether our routines and distractions help us cope or help us adapt to the unacceptable.

'Evoking The Mulatto' In Mixed-Race America

November 23, 2015
(Clockwise From Top Left) Filmmaker Lindsay Catherine Harris, Ko Smith, Kailya Warren and Bryant Koger in still images from Harris' "Evoking the Mulatto" multimedia project. (Courtesy the Filmmaker)

Mixed-race America in the time of Black Lives Matter and demographic change. We’ll talk race, identity and the film project “Evoking the Mulatto”.

Week In Review: Paris Attacks, Syrian Refugees, Fantasy Sports And Big Papi

November 20, 2015
Speaking to reporters days after the Paris terror attacks, Gov. Charlie Baker said any conversation about accepting Syrian refugees "has to start with whatever process the federal government is going to put in place, to vet people through that process." (Jesse Costa/WBUR File Photo)

Our week in review panel, featuring Renée Loth and Tom Keane, goes beyond the headlines.

Gawker Becomes A Politics-Only Site

November 20, 2015
Nick Denton is co-founder and proprietor of the blog collective Gawker Media, and the managing editor of the New York-based (Dave Winer/Wikimedia Commons)

After years of spearheading Internet journalism, the edgy online news brand has announced it will focus solely on politics.

New Tech To Get You Over The River And All The Way To Grandmother's House

November 20, 2015
Travelling home for the holidays doesn't have to be a drag. (Flickr / Retroama)

Technology to make holiday travel a little easier: from apps to gadgets to online deals.

Week In The News: Paris Attacks, Syrian Refugees, ISIS Strategy

November 20, 2015
French President Francois Hollande delivers a speech at the Versailles castle, west of Paris, Monday, Nov.16, 2015. (Eric Feferberg, Pool via AP)

Terror strikes France. Debate over Syrian refugees in the U.S. The 2016 candidates on ISIS. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Thanksgiving And Holiday Apps And Podcast Recommendations

November 20, 2015
Get out of the popular rafter this holiday season by trying out some great app and podcast suggestions. [Ed. Note: A 'Rafter' is the formal name for a group of turkeys.] (Flickr / Jim Gillum)

Tech, app, audio book podcast suggestions for your upcoming holiday travel trials.

The Rise Of Authoritarian Campus Protesters

November 20, 2015
Students at Boston College raise their arms during a solidarity demonstration on the school's campus, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, in Newton, Mass. The protest was among numerous campus actions around the country following the racially charged strife at the University of Missouri. (Steven Senne/ AP)

What’s shocking is the conviction of some students that free expression isn’t just an occasional obstacle to equality but an absolute evil to be exterminated.

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