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Urban Strategies as the GOP Looks Ahead

After its 2012 presidential election defeat, the Republican party is engaging in some serious soul-searching. Some say the GOP needs to look back at the legacy of figures like Rep. Jack Kemp, who crossed party lines and focused on poverty, housing and immigration reform. Others say the party needs to shift its focus to the future, as urban areas -- which often lean Democratic -- become increasingly important in political strategy. We explore what may come next for the party.


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.

What Is Li-Fi And When Will You Use It To Download Everything Faster?

Li-Fi is a lot like Wi-Fi, but it uses light to transmit data. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to the man who invented the faster alternative: Harald Haas.

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