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6 Novelists Withdraw From Event Honoring 'Charlie Hebdo' For Free Speech

Peter Carey and Rachel Kushner are among those who are withdrawing in protest from the PEN American Center's annual gala. Kushner says she is uncomfortable with Charlie Hebdo's "cultural intolerance."

Weekend Edition Saturday

There's A Sad Reason 'Migrants,' Not 'Immigrants,' Is The Word Being Used

Hundreds of people died this month when an overloaded ship sank in the Mediterranean Sea. They were on the move, but never reached their destinations.

TED Radio Hour

Why Are Social Causes Easy To Launch But Hard To Win?

These days, all it takes to start a protest is a cell phone, says professor Zeynep Tufekci. But does the ease of social media impede social movements from making big gains?

Morning Edition

A Black Eye, A Middle Finger And Other Tales From A White House Press Secretary

Former press secretary Dana Perino's new book, And the Good News Is ..., details her time at the White House, including heated moments in the press briefing room.

Morning Edition

Ben Affleck (Kinda) Apologizes For Asking PBS Program To Hide Slave-Owning Ancestor

The Academy Award-winning actor has been at the center of a media storm after the release of hacked emails showing he asked a TV show about genealogy to avoid mentioning an ancestor who owned slaves.

Report Lays Out 10 Most Censored Countries

The Committee to Protect Journalists says Eritrea, North Korea, and Saudi Arabia are tops at silencing journalists.

Morning Edition

Stories Behind This Year's Pulitzer Prize Winners

The 2015 Pulitzer Prizes were announced on Monday. Among the 22 winners were newspapers large and small. We report on three of the stories behind the winning coverage.

All Things Considered

Small South Carolina Newspaper Takes Home Top Pulitzer Prize

The winners of this year's Pulitzer Prizes in journalism, fiction, poetry, drama, music, biography, history and nonfiction were announced Monday at Columbia University in New York.

All Things Considered

BuzzFeed Under Fire After Deleting Stories Critical Of Its Advertisers

BuzzFeed is facing criticism after acknowledging that it deleted some posts because they criticized its advertisers.

'Post And Courier' Of Charleston, S.C., Wins Pulitzer For Public Service

The newspaper's series examined why South Carolina is among the deadliest states for women in the United States. Anthony Doerr won the prize for fiction for All the Light We Cannot See.

Bruce Jenner And Transgender Issues In America

April 27, 2015
Former Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner at a charity event in 2013. (Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP)

Bruce Jenner opens up about his gender journey. We’ll look at the big picture of transgender life in America now.

Week In The News: Drone Deaths, Migrant Crisis, No Answers For Freddie Gray

April 24, 2015
The Rev. Jamal Bryant leads a rally outside of the Baltimore Police Department's Western District police station during a march and vigil for Freddie Gray, Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP)

Loretta Lynch gets a vote. Race and anger in Baltimore. Migrant crisis in the Mediterranean. Petraeus, sentenced. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

‘Full House’ Is Latest Old TV Hit To Be Revived

April 23, 2015
The '90s sitcom will return as "Fuller House" on Netflix. John Stamos will reprise his role, along with some – though not all – of his costars. (ABC)

The ’90s sitcom will return as “Fuller House” on Netflix. John Stamos will reprise his role, along with some – though not all – of his costars.

’60 Minutes’ Footage Of Sarin Gas Attack Prompts Questions About Graphic Images

April 22, 2015
CBS News anchor and managing editor Scott Pelley, who reported the story, said there was no question at the network of whether or not to air the video. (cbsnews.com)

CBS News anchor and managing editor Scott Pelley said there was no question at the network of whether or not to air the video.

Ben Affleck Needn’t Have Tried To Conceal His Slaveholding Ancestry

April 22, 2015
Wendy Kaminer: "Instead of regarding it as a source of embarrassment or bad publicity, why not use it as a part of a history lesson in the progress of an American family?" (Erin/flickr)

Instead of regarding it as a source of embarrassment or bad publicity, why not use it as a part of a history lesson in the progress of an American family?

Here Are 8 Issues With YouTube Kids, According To A Boston-Based Consumer Group

April 21, 2015
YouTube Kids is an app with children's programs and parental guides, but some say it's too commercial for children. (Petras Gagilas/Flickr)

One consumer group says YouTube Kids is a big problem, and they’ve filed a federal complaint against Google, which owns YouTube.

Comedy Central Hit ‘Inside Amy Schumer’ Returns Tonight

April 21, 2015
Comedy Central's 'Inside Amy Schumer' returns tonight. (Inside Amy Schumer Facebook Page)

Amy Schumer’s comedy show returns for a third season tonight, and she’s starring in a Judd Apatow film out this summer.

‘Spinster' – And Loving It

April 21, 2015
The cover of Kate Boldick's new book, "Spinster: Making A Life Of One's Own." (Crown Publishing)

With over 50% of American women unmarried— we’ll look at the push to reclaim the word “spinster” – to be single and proud of it.

Comcast And Time Warner Work To Save Merger

April 20, 2015
David L. Cohen, Executive Vice President of Comcast, and Robert D. Marcus, Chairman and CEO of Time Warner Cable, prepare to take their seats prior to the start of a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the proposed merger of Time Warner Cable and Comcast, on Capitol Hill, May 8, 2014 in Washington, D.C. The proposed merger would combine the two largest U.S. cable companies and give Comcast about 30 million subscribers in the United States. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

The cable giants will sit down with Justice Department officials in the hopes of keeping their $45.2 billion merger alive.

It's A Question Of 'Character'

April 20, 2015
New York Times columnist David Brooks explores a history of American moral character in his new book, "The Road to Character." Former US Labor Secretary Frances Perkins (R), is one of the subjects he profiles in his books. (David Burnett / AP)

New York Times columnist David Brooks on finding moral character in a self-preoccupied society.

Week In The News: Hillary Is In, Iran Deal Details, Blackwater Sentencing

April 17, 2015
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio waves to supporters as his wife Jeanette joins him on stage, after he announced that he will be running for the Republican presidential nomination, during a rally at the Freedom Tower, Monday, April 13, 2015, in Miami. (AP)

Hillary and Rubio, in for 2016. Congress, in on the Iran Deal. And a Gyrocopter on the Capitol lawn. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Covering The World With John Burns

April 15, 2015
John Burns on location in Baghdad, Iraq in 2003. (Ashley Gilbertson / New York Times)

Famed correspondent John Burns has covered the world for 40 years for the New York Times. He’s hanging up his notebook. He joins us.

Saturday Night Live’s Cecily Strong

April 14, 2015
Cecily Strong joined Saturday Night Live in 2012. (Courtesy of NBC)

The comedian talks about her career and being invited to host the upcoming White House Correspondents Dinner.

As ‘Justified’ Ends, Tumbleweeds Take Over TV Westerns

April 14, 2015
After six seasons, the FX series "Justified" is coming to an end. (fxnetworks.com)

Tonight marks the end of the road for FX’s Western drama “Justified,” a cult and critic favorite.

A Jesus For Christians, Jews And Atheists: A Look At James Carroll’s ‘Christ Actually’

April 14, 2015
Rich Barlow: Carroll’s Jesus is desperately necessary in an era that’s not only informed by science but beset by misguided war, indifference to the needy, and hostility towards those who are different. (Lawrence OP/flickr)

Carroll’s Jesus is desperately necessary in an era that’s not only informed by science but beset by misguided war, indifference to the needy, and hostility towards those who are different.

Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Takes Off

April 13, 2015
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at an event hosted by the Center for American Progress (CAP) and the America Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Monday, March 23, 2015, in Washington.  (AP)

Hillary Clinton formally announces she’s running for president. We’ll look at candidate Clinton and the way ahead.

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