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'Philadelphia City Paper' Prints Its Final Edition

Philadelphia's award-winning City Paper is the latest casualty among alternative weekly publications, which have struggled in recent years. Steve Inskeep talks to former staff writer Daniel Denvir.

Belarusian Journalist Svetlana Alexievich Wins Literature Nobel

The investigative journalist is known for her in-depth exposes of the former Soviet Union, letting eyewitness accounts shed an unsettling light on tragedies.

Morning Edition

'People Magazine' Issues Call To Action Over Gun Violence

This week's issue urges readers to speak out to Congress about gun violence. Renee Montagne talks to Editorial Director Jess Cagle about the magazine's foray into politics.

Facing The Challenge Of Reporting And Keeping At-Risk Sources Safe

While covering gang violence in El Salvador, an NPR reporting team faced tough questions about how to get people's stories while protecting them from the potentially harmful repercussions of talking.

Fresh Air

Univision's Jorge Ramos Discusses Journalism And That Donald Trump News Conference

Mexican-born journalist Jorge Ramos moved to the U.S. in 1983. "I am glad that I came," he says. "The First Amendment has given me all the opportunities that I couldn't have in Mexico."

All Things Considered

A Warm Welcome: Michel Martin Takes Helm At Weekend 'All Things Considered'

This Saturday, NPR's Michel Martin will become the new host of Weekend All Things Considered. She previews what's on tap for her program for this weekend and the future.

Bloomberg, The Boy Wonder And The Name On The Building

The departure of Bloomberg Businessweek editor Josh Tyrangiel shows the degree to which Michael Bloomberg has put his mark on the company since his surprise return as CEO late last year.

Twitter Is Reportedly Set To Remove 'Interim' From CEO Jack Dorsey's Title

Twitter has been searching for a permanent CEO since the exit of Dick Costolo on June 11, following a first-quarter net loss of $162 million.

Journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates Among 2015 MacArthur 'Genius' Award Winners

Representing fields from chemistry to poetry, the 24 MacArthur Foundation Fellows will each receive $625,000 over the next five years.

Morning Edition

Comedian Trevor Noah Calls On Kevin Hart For His 'Daily Show' Debut

South African comedian Trevor Noah debuts Monday night as the new host of 'The Daily Show.' So how does a new host get comfortable? He makes sure he has a good first guest.

Preview The Fall Movie Season With Boston Globe Film Critic Ty Burr

October 9, 2015
Michael Fassbender, left, as Steve Jobs and Makenzie Moss as a young Lisa Jobs, appear in a scene from the film, "Steve Jobs." The movie releases in the U.S. on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. (Francois Duhamel/Universal Pictures via AP)

We look ahead at the fall movie season with film critic Ty Burr.

Week In Review: DraftKings, Charter Schools, Wynn Casino Fight, And Hands-Free Driving

October 9, 2015
This file artist's rendering released March 27, 2013 by Wynn Resorts shows a proposed resort casino on the banks of the Mystic River in Everett, Mass. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted 3-to-1 Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, to award the license to the Las Vegas casino giant complex on land at the site of a former chemical plant. The decision came after Wynn conceded to a number of significant requests the commission made, including proposing alternative designs for its 27-story glass hotel tower. (AP)

John Carroll and Tom Keane go behind the headlines in our Week In Review.

Zombie Apocalypses Are A Hit Among Young TV Viewers

October 9, 2015
Actress Sonequa Martin Green plays Sasha in "The Walking Dead" season 6. (Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC)

NPR’s Eric Deggans discusses “The Walking Dead,” which is returning for a sixth season, and the spinoff show “Fear the Walking Dead.”

The Legal Fallacies Of Fantasy Sports

October 9, 2015
In this Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, photo, Devlin D'Zmura, a tending news manager at DraftKings, a daily fantasy sports company, works on his laptop at the company's offices in Boston. (AP)

Fantasy football scandal, and the wild, booming betting world of fantasy sports.

Week In The News: Kunduz Bombing, TPP Politics, South Carolina Floods

October 9, 2015
A manhole begins to spill over with floodwaters as high tide approaches at Dorchester Road at Sawmill Branch Canal in Summerville, S.C., Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015.  (AP)

Russia goes big in Syria. The US hits a hospital in Kunduz. Hillary flips on the TPP. An epic flood in South Carolina. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Patrick Kennedy, And The Politics Of Memory And Truth

October 9, 2015
A new memoir by former Rhode Island Rep. Patrick Kennedy takes a hard look at his life, and how he and family members struggled with substance abuse and mental health issues as America’s most famous political family. Kennedy is pictured here on March 30, 2015 at the dedication of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, in Boston. (Susan Walsh/ AP)

To write his memoir, the nephew of the late president and son of the late senator faced an especially daunting prospect.

New Documentary Asks, ‘Why Do We Educate Our Kids?’

October 8, 2015
Why does our education model -- with separate subjects, bells, drills and memorization -- date back to 1893? (David Barnas/Flickr)

If fingers are being pointed in every direction when it comes to education reform, maybe there’s something fundamentally wrong with the entire system itself.

After Playing David Foster Wallace, Writing Children’s Books, What’s Next For Jason Segel?

October 7, 2015
Actor, author and screenwriter Jason Segel in WBUR's studios. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

“My whole career is based on me walking this fine line between having, like, childlike wonder and being really creepy. And so the book is like a culmination of all of my skills,” says Jason Segel.

Week In Review: Umpqua Community College Shooting, DCF Reforms, And The Opioid Crisis

October 2, 2015
Gov. Charlie Baker announced sweeping changes to the Department of Children and Families Monday morning. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Our Week In Review panel featuring Shira Springer and Jim Stergios goes behind the headlines: the latest mass shooting leaves 10 dead and 7 injured at a community college in Oregon, Governor Baker announces a series of reforms for the embattled Department of Children and Families, and a new opioids law takes effect.

The Scandinavian Secret Behind All Your Favorite Songs

October 2, 2015
Max Martin accepts the award for best producer of the year, non-classical at the 57th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, in Los Angeles.  (AP)

The software of hit songs now. We’ll look at the algorithms, computer generated beats and producers making it happen for Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, and more.

Week In The News: Shooting In Oregon, Russia In Syria, United Nations Diplomacy

October 2, 2015
Candles spelling UCC for Umpqua Community College, are displayed at a candlelight vigil for those killed during a fatal shooting at the school, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, in Roseburg, Ore. (AP)

A deadly shooting at an Oregon community college. Putin and Obama at the UN. The capture of Kunduz. Water on Mars. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

The Boston Fish Guys And The Business Of Viral Videos

October 1, 2015
Ocean Sunfish Credit Beau Yeiser/ Flickr

Two friends out in a boat in Boston Harbor recorded a video of their amazed encounter with a sunfish that has gotten more than 3 million views. We look at the business of viral videos.

Election 2016 Is 'Feeling The Bern'

October 1, 2015
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during the Des Moines Youth Summit, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, at Creative Visions in Des Moines, Iowa.  (AP)

Senator Bernie Sanders joins us to make the case for why he should be the next President of the United States. We will “Feel the Bern” with Bernie Sanders.

Ted Kennedy Voices Frustrations In Newly Released Transcripts Of Recordings

September 30, 2015
President Clinton smiles with U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, Mass. in 1998. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Nineteen interviews with the Massachusetts Democrat recorded as part of an oral history project were made public Wednesday as part of an oral history project.

Renata Adler, Queen Of The Culture Wars

September 29, 2015
(L-R) Renata Adler and Joan Didion in an archival photograph from May 17, 1978. (Flickr / Creative Commons)

Legendary journalist and critic Renata Adler on American culture now. She’s not a happy camper.

The Republican Party After Boehner Bows Out

September 28, 2015
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio wipes his face during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. In a stunning move, Boehner informed fellow Republicans on Friday that he would resign from Congress at the end of October, stepping aside in the face of hardline conservative opposition that threatened an institutional crisis. (AP)

The GOP after John Boehner. We’ll talk with Republicans on Capitol Hill and beyond.

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