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The federal election this weekend will ultimately decided if Angela Merkel wins a fourth term as chancellor. Merkel is expected to win, but the rise of a right-wing party could complicate her future.Read More

Enough With The Pumpkin Spice Already

Fri, September 22, 2017 8:51am

Because not all foods are pumpkin spice flavored yet, the company Simply Beyond has made a spray-on pumpkin spice flavoring. Because there's clearly not enough pumpkin spice in the world. Read More

The Detroit Red Wings are selling commemorative vials of "melted ice" — also known as water — from their former hockey rink. They cost $85 and benefit the team's foundation. There are only 3,000. Read More

Arkansas regulators are on a collision course with Monsanto, voting to ban use during the growing season of a drift-prone herbicide that Monsanto says is farmers' best hope for weed-free fields.Read More

The Rise Of The Far-Right In German Politics

Fri, September 22, 2017 8:51am

German voters go to the polls this weekend in national elections, and although Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to win handily, the right-wing AfD party has been on the rise.Read More

The clock is ticking on the Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. David Greene talks to Tommy Binion of the conservative Heritage Foundation about the Graham-Cassidy bill.Read More

President Trump has announced new, ramped up sanctions on North Korea. Suzanne DiMaggio of the think tank New America explains the sanctions and their impact with NPR's David Greene.Read More

What It Means To Be German

Fri, September 22, 2017 8:51am

Germany took in over a million refugees in 2015. Ahead of this weekend's election, we explore the process of becoming a German citizen.Read More

The Scene In Puerto Rico

Fri, September 22, 2017 8:51am

David Greene talks with Samantha Schmidt of The Washington Post, who discusses the situation on the ground in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria devastated the island this week.Read More

The Limits Of Free Speech In Germany

Fri, September 22, 2017 8:51am

Shahak Shapira, an Israeli artist based in Berlin, talks about what it's like to push the boundaries of free speech in Germany.Read More

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