California Set To Take Away Boy Scouts' Tax Exemption

California is poised to strip the Boy Scouts of America of its tax-exempt status because of the organization's rules banning gay and lesbian adult leaders. The Boy Scouts recently changed its policy, allowing gay youth to be members. But state lawmakers say the new standard is even worse than the old one. Scout leaders warn the change would cause major damage to a group serving 180,000 California youth. Scott Detrow KQED

French Bulldog At Heart Of New Children's Book 'Naughty Mabel'

Mabel is a naughty French bulldog at the center of a new children's book by Nathan Lane and Devlin Elliott. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Lane about his inspiration for the fictional dog.

How Do We Get To Love At 'First Bite'?

It's the season of food, and British food writer Bee Wilson has a book on how our food tastes are formed. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with her about her new book, "First Bite: How We Learn to Eat."

Snapshots 2016: Trump's Message Resonates With A Master Cabinet Maker

From time to time during this election season we'll be introducing you to ordinary people that our reporters meet out on the campaign trail. Today: a snapshot from a Donald Trump rally in New Hampshire.

Reviving Payoff For Prediction – Of Terrorism Risk

Could an electronic market where people bet on the likelihood of attacks deter terrorism? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about the potential for a terror prediction market.

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