December 13, 2013 | NPR · Audie Cornish speaks with regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and Reihan Salam, a columnist for National Review and Reuters, about the week's political news. They'll discuss the bipartisan budget deal, Speaker of the House John Boehner's harsh words for some conservatives and what the week's political headlines mean for the executive branch going forward.
December 13, 2013 | NPR · South African spoken word artist Thabiso Mohare performs under the name Afurakan. He shares a poem he wrote about Nelson Mandela.
December 13, 2013 | NPR · Bob Mondello takes a look at two holiday crowd-pleasers: the latest iteration of a fantasy involving hobbits: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and the true-life story of the creation of a 1960s fantasy involving a flying nanny, Saving Mr. Banks.