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NATO Standoff
The latest on the Russia-NATO stand-off at the Ukrainian border. What does Eric Zemour’s presidential candidacy mean for France? What do populist politics and vaccine hesitancy have in common? A visit to Spain’s little-known Aeroplane graveyard. Turkey reels as the Lira plummets. Inside Europe goes undercover in extremist chat networks. Could the U.K. be on its way to legalizing assisted dying? And, Italian cheeses back to their source: in natural meadows.
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Inside Europe
NATO Standoff
The latest on the Russia-NATO stand-off at the Ukrainian border. What does Eric Zemour’s presidential candidacy mean for France? What do populist politics and vaccine hesitancy have in common? A visit to Spain’s little-known Aeroplane graveyard. Turkey reels as the Lira plummets. Inside Europe goes undercover in extremist chat networks. Could the U.K. be on its way to legalizing assisted dying? And, Italian cheeses back to their source: in natural meadows.
4:00 am – 4:30 am
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This Week in California Politics
As a rash of burglaries plague retailers, city leaders are looking for ways to counteract the alleged crime rings. San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin has charged nine people with felony looting charges, but experts say the charges may be a gamble. Also this week, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf moved to expand the police department, while Californians watched closely a U.S. Supreme Court hearing that could affect abortion rights nationwide.
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Washington Week
A New COVID Variant
This week, the first case of the omicron variant of COVID-19, which has caused global concern and rocked international markets, was detected in the United States. The infected person, who was fully vaccinated but had not received a booster shot, travelled from South Africa to San Francisco and tested positive on Nov. 29.The news rattled the markets and comes as Americans prepare for winter and more time spent in doors. On Thursday, President Biden announced new plans to fight the spread of COVID-19 including more stringent testing for international travelers and an expansion of at-home tests. Biden and White House officials are also encouraging all eligible Americans to get vaccinated or get their booster shots.
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Weekend Edition Saturday
From civil wars in Bosnia and El Salvador, to hospital rooms, police stations, and America's backyards, National Public Radio®'s Peabody Award-winning correspondent Scott Simon brings a well-traveled perspective to his role as host of Weekend Edition.
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It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’
Sam Sanders talks with author and professor Lane Windham about how 2021's labor activism fit into the larger history of organized labor in the United States. Then, “Like a Virgin” podcast hosts Rose Dommu and Fran Tirado discuss bringing their different backgrounds to the same pop culture. They also play a game of Who Said That? Plus, from NPR's “Pop Culture Happy Hour,” a roundtable discussion featuring co-hosts Glen Weldon, Stephen Thompson, NPR White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe and NPR contributor Cyrena Touros on the new film “Ghostbusters: Afterlife.”
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Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is NPR's weekly hour-long quiz program. Each week on the radio you can test your knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world while figuring out what's real news and what's made up. On the Web, you can play along too.
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