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Shifts In Weather And Strategy Help Slow Springs Wildfire

Firefighters in Southern California are welcoming the latest weather forecast, as lower temperatures and higher humidity could help them control the Camarillo Springs Fire. So far, only 15 structures have reportedly been damaged, in an area where rugged wilderness provides plentiful fuel for fires.

Boston Investigation Unpacks Brothers' Pre-Bombing Moves

Host Scott Simon talks to NPR counterterrorism correspondent Dina Temple-Raston about the latest in the investigation into April's Boston Marathon bombing.

Fewer Jobs, Persistent Racial Disparity

Scott Simon talks with New School Economics Professor Darrick Hamilton about the long-standing racial disparities in the unemployment figures.

Sports: From Basketballs To Racing Horses

Host Scott Simon speaks with Howard Bryant of ESPN about the latest sports news.

More Jobs, But Wait: They May Not Pay Much

While the economy added 165,000 jobs in April, a closer look shows that the biggest gains were in lower-paying fields like hospitality and temp agencies. And there's some question as to whether there will be enough jobs for students once the school year ends.

WWII Prisoner Of War Created A Code, Uncracked Until Now

Sixty years ago, John Pryor, a British prisoner of war in a German camp wrote about 80 letters home. Under his prosaic descriptions of camp life were coded messages asking for supplies and detailing German military secrets. Host Scott Simon talks with Stephen Pryor, his son, who worked with researchers at the University of Plymouth to finally crack his late father's code.

Confessions Of A Kentucky Derby Gate-Crasher

Stephen Johnstone started celebrating --uninvited — with the winning families and jockeys in 1963. In his 18 times sneaking into the festivities, he's never been caught. Johnstone always has an accomplice, and a persona. Once you're past the gate, he says, your job is to share the joy of the moment.

At NRA Convention, Dueling Narratives Displayed With Guns

While the talk this weekend in the Texas convention hall is about keeping up the fight against gun restrictions and staying true to the Constitution, a small protest against gun violence is being held outside.