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In The Wake Of Harvey Weinstein Scandal, Women Say #MeToo

NPR | Oct. 17, 2017

The ousting of a powerful Hollywood producer over multiple abuse allegations prompted women and other assault survivors to proclaim a simple idea: that sexual abuse is common in their lives.

'SNL' Goes After 'Well-Dressed Skin Tag' Weinstein, Stages Pence Walkouts

NPR | Oct. 15, 2017

Slammed for last week's silence on Weinstein, the show ripped into sex abuse allegations against the producer. Elsewhere, Kate McKinnon revived Kellyanne Conway as an eerie Pennywise from It.

On Halloween, Remember: Voodoo Isn't Black Magic

NPR | Oct. 13, 2017

Halloween is nigh. Does your costume pass the racial sensitivity test? That's our topic this week on Ask Code Switch.

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Q-Tip Says His New Kennedy Center Role Helps 'Institutionalize Hip-Hop'

NPR | Oct. 13, 2017 8:53 a.m.

A Tribe Called Quest frontman is the first artistic director for hip-hop culture at the Kennedy Center. He discusses the cultural levity of his appointment and the current political climate.

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Elizabeth Loftus: How Can Our Memories Be Manipulated?

NPR | Oct. 13, 2017 6:40 a.m.

Years of research have taught Elizabeth Loftus just how unreliable our memories are. From tweaking a real memory to planting a completely fabricated one, tampering with our minds is surprisingly easy.

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Ali Velshi: In An Age Of "Alternative Facts," How Do We Know What's True?

NPR | Oct. 13, 2017 6:40 a.m.

Journalist Ali Velshi began his career to "speak truth to power." Now he worries that fake news has subverted the meaning of truth.

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As Democrats Purge Weinstein's Cash, Impact On The Party Is Likely To Be Low

NPR | Oct. 12, 2017 12:20 p.m.

Among Democratic high rollers, Weinstein's presence was bigger than his bankroll.

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Once Dominant, Netflix Faces An Increasing Number Of Video Challengers

NPR | Oct. 12, 2017 12:16 p.m.

With more than 100 million subscribers around the world, Netflix is the premier video streaming service, But, as competition from Amazon, Hulu and others heats up, can Netflix stay on top?

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What The US Men's Failure To Make The World Cup Means For American Soccer

NPR | Oct. 12, 2017 6:47 a.m.

U.S. Soccer is likely to lose out on tens of millions in revenue, and more dual-nationals may choose to play elsewhere. Fox Sports' $425-million payout to air the next two World Cups looks rough, too.

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More Women Allege Misconduct By Harvey Weinstein, Including Sexual Assault

NPR | Oct. 10, 2017 9:01 p.m.

The New Yorker spoke with 13 women who said they were sexually harassed or assaulted by the film executive, who was fired on Sunday. Three women said Weinstein had raped them.

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Jason Aldean Covers Tom Petty As 'SNL' Responds To Las Vegas

NPR | Oct. 8, 2017 6:03 a.m.

Saturday Night Live broke format this weekend as Jason Aldean performed Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down" in response to the October 1 shooting in Las Vegas.

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'Jeopardy!' Champion Goes Viral With Quirky Style, Big Bets

NPR | Oct. 5, 2017 4:57 p.m.

Austin Rogers — a New York City bartender who claims to have analysed hundreds of episodes to deduce patterns in the questions — has become a viral sensation.

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Amid Harassment Reports, Harvey Weinstein Takes Leave Of Absence

NPR | Oct. 5, 2017 4:52 p.m.

Weinstein, one of the most powerful men in Hollywood, made the announcement following a New York Times story that he sexually harassed employees and actresses for decades.