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This Week In Football

Rachel Martin talks to Mike Pesca, host of Slate's The Gist podcast, about football's Carolina Panthers. They've had an eventful year on and off the field.
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Pentagon OKs Women In Combat: Can Culture Catch Up With Policy?

Rachel speaks with Zoe Bedell about the Pentagon's decision to open up front-line combat posts to women. Bedell was a Marine captain and is a plaintiff in a lawsuit fighting the long-time Pentagon ban.
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Man Caught Smuggling Turtles Across U.S.-Canadian Border

A Canadian college student was caught at a border checkpoint with more than 50 live turtles in his pants and has pleaded guilty to six smuggling charges in the U.S.
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Climate Talks Grow More Complex Over Greenhouse Emissions

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Chris Joyce about the obstacles in reaching a climate deal. We hear from various countries and get a sense of the competing views and interests on reducing emissions.
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President Obama Delivers A Rare Oval Office Address

The president will address the nation on the threat of terrorism after recent shootings. Rachel Martin speaks with National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson about what the President might say.
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Fresh Air Weekend: HBO's 'Leftovers'; Adele's '25'; Broadway Composer John Kander

Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta, the co-creators of The Leftovers, discuss the series. Rock critic Ken Tucker weighs in on Adele's popularity. John Kander reflects on a career of Hidden Treasures.
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New York Times Publishes First Front Page Editorial In Nearly 100 Years

The New York Times published an editorial on its front page, calling for an end to the "gun epidemic." NPR's Scott Simon speaks with NPR's David Folkenflik about the paper's decision.
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Sports: Woods' Milestone; A Farewell Fit For Fame?

NPR's Scott Simon and Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and ESPN the magazine talk about college football championships, how Tiger Wood parents in the public eye, and Kobe Bryant's retirement.
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Climate Deal Contributions Focus On Deforestation Limits

Talks have been held under the Lima-Paris Action Agreement aimed at galvanizing action on climate. One of the areas where there's been progress has been on reducing deforestation.
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Free Enterprise Lens Opens Climate Change Conversation For Conservatives

Former congressman Bob Inglis became passionate about climate change while in Congress. He tells NPR's Scott Simon there's a way to make fixing climate change palatable to his party: make it about the power of free enterprise.

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