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The NFL season kicked off this week with a surprising number of players already suspended, often for activity off the field. A Martinez from member station KPCC joins NPR's Arun Rath to discuss the penalties.
A collection of memorable interviews with the comedy queen, Joan Rivers, who passed away this week at the age of 81.
Fiona Maye holds the power of life and death in her hands. She's a family court judge at the center of Ian McEwan's new novel. NPR's Scott Simon talks to McEwan about his book, The Children Act.
The late Laura Nyro penned hits, including "And When I Die" and "Save the Country." NPR's Scott Simon speaks with composer Billy Childs about his new album of tributes, Reimagining Laura Nyro.
NATO leaders gathered in Wales this week to address the crisis in Ukraine and the threat posed by the Islamic State. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the former U.S. Ambassador to NATO Ivo Daalder.
Wearable devices are strutting down fashion week runways. NPR's Scott Simon talks with a fashion forecaster, Rachel Arthur, about whether the new trend will last.