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Not My Job: Nalini Nadkarni

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Nadkarni, an ecologist who knows a lot about the tree canopy, answers three questions about canapés, those delicious little hors d'oeuvres. Originally broadcast Oct. 26, 2019.

Not My Job: Tim Kaine

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Tim Kaine, Virginia Senator, answers three questions about Grammy award-winning musician T-Pain. And he shows off his own musical skills. Originally broadcast Nov. 16, 2019.

Not My Job: Gloria Steinem

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Gloria Steinem, activist in the women's movement, answers three questions about stein men, that is people who fill steins with beer, or bartenders. Originally broadcast Nov. 2, 2019.

For all the words uttered about urgent, vital issues at this week's Democratic presidential debate, one was missing: Syria.

The war in Syria has gone on for 9 years.

At least half a million people have died. More than 5 million Syrians are now refugees. Almost another million have had to flee their homes in the Idlib region just since last December, as Bashar al-Assad's army, supported by Russian air strikes, has tried to bomb and shell the people of the province into an obliteration from their own country.

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NPR's Scott Simon speaks with NPR senior editor Ron Elving about the week's political news.

The coronavirus outbreak in China has pulled vital medical resources and personnel away from regular procedures. This is causing complications for people who need treatment for other diseases.

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Nataliya Nedzvetskaya about the recent vote to unionize by Kickstarter employees.