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Among the queries included in a questionnaire sent by President-elect Donald Trump's transition team to workers at the Department of Energy is a request for an inventory of all agency employees or contractors who attended meetings or conferences on climate change. Another question asks for a current list of professional society memberships of any lab staff. The 74-point questionnaire has raised fears among civil rights lawyers specializing in federal worker whistleblower protections, who say...

Sarah Giles of Doctors Without Borders spent four months on a search and rescue boat in the Mediterranean. She tells NPR's Scott Simon that women refugees are commonly the targets of sexual assault. Editor's note: this conversation discusses the issue of rape. Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Sarah Giles spent the last four months on board a search and rescue boat in the Mediterranean. What she saw was often devastating. She and her colleagues...

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Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: We've been searching for holiday recipes among the NPR staff these past few weeks. We've heard about Linda Wertheimer's leftover turkey tacos - that's with leftover turkeys - the tacos themselves are not leftover - and Nina Totenberg's supreme sausage stuffing. I added the supreme. We're going to turn now to Vicky Diaz-Camacho, who's an intern at NPR's Arts Desk. Thanks very much for being with us. VICKY DIAZ...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Imagine a home whose residents include retired opera singers, jazz musicians and movie and Broadway stars. This is the Lillian Booth Home just outside of New York City. John Kalish visited The Lillian Booth Home and caught up with some of its current residents. JOHN KALISH, BYLINE: Eileen Pepper (ph) is a 71-year-old retired music teacher who moved into The Lillian Booth Home two years ago. EILEEN PEPPER: My...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: We're going to start the program with the latest on the story about possible Russian interference in last month's presidential election. Here are the latest twists. The CIA has concluded that Russia intervened in last month's election to help Donald Trump win the presidency. That's according to a U.S. official. The Trump transition team says that that is wrong. Here to help us understand all this is NPR's Mary...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" made headlines earlier this week. Vice President Joe Biden sat for his first TV interview after the election. It was a bright spot for a show that once struggled to find its voice. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans spoke to Colbert's executive producer and writers during Biden's visit to discover how they turned the show around. ERIC DEGGANS, BYLINE: Vice President Joe Biden seemed...

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Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: And now we're going to take a look at a story in Ohio, where the state legislature this week passed a new law banning abortion at six weeks after conception, even though the measure violates the standards set by the Supreme Court. The next day, lawmakers passed a second ban on abortion, this time after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Governor John Kasich now has to decide whether to sign either bill into law. We're joined...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: It's time for a trip to the Barbershop. That's where we gather a group of interesting folks to talk about what's in the news and what's on their minds. Joining us for a shape-up today are Ken Rudin. He is a longtime political analyst. He's host of a radio show called Ken Rudin's Political Junkie. Hi, Ken. KEN RUDIN: Hello, Michel. What is Aleppo? I'm sorry, I thought I was doing Gary Johnson. MARTIN: Exactly....

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: Now we're going to revisit a story that shocked many people. On Monday, the murder trial against former police officer Michael Slager ended in a mistrial when the jury reported it could not reach a unanimous verdict. The case drew national attention in part because of cellphone video footage showing Slager, who is white, shooting Walter Scott, an African-American man who was unarmed and was running away. We...

Updated at 9:30 ET At least two explosions have struck a large soccer stadium in Istanbul, leaving at least 29 people dead and 166 others, according to the Turkish interior minister. Among those killed were 27 police officers. Suleyman Soylu says the source appears to have been a car bomb that targeted a riot police bus outside Vodafone Stadium. "It is thought to be a car bomb at a point where our special forces police were located, right after the match at the exit where Bursaspor fans...

After publicly conceding electoral defeat last week, President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia has reversed course and is calling for a new election. Jammeh has ruled the tiny West African country since seizing power in a coup in 1994, and his public concession to President-elect Adama Barrow on Dec. 2 led to hopes of the first peaceful transition of power in Gambia since it became independent from the U.K. in 1965. On Friday, Jammeh said the Independent Electoral Commission made errors in vote...

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week: 'New York Times' Executive Editor On The New Terrain Of Covering Trump: Dean Baquet talks about covering tweets as news, his decision to use the word "lie" in a headline about Trump and why he's not...

Donald Trump may face a skeptical public as he prepares to take office, but his staunch supporters seem ready to back him regardless of what he does as president. And they have a message for those upset with his victory: get over it. "Everybody's protesting that Trump got in," said Deborah LaGrange, a dental assistant from Des Moines, Iowa, who attended a Trump thank-you tour rally Thursday. "I'm sorry, but I didn't whine and cry when Obama got in for the last eight. I mean, pull up your...

Warning: Today's post deals with sexual content and may not be appropriate for all audiences. Dear Sugar Radio is a weekly podcast from member station WBUR. Hosts Steve Almond and Cheryl Strayed offer "radical empathy" and advice on everything from relationships and parenthood to dealing with drug problems or anxiety. Today they're delving into the adult topics of pornography and masturbation. A man says he masturbates regularly while watching pornography but still maintains a healthy sexual...

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