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The President wants to stop military exercises with South Korea, which he says amount to "war games." A look at what Trump means by war games... And how much money it would save to scrap them. On the next on All Things Considered from NPR News.

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The story of Reverend Carlton Pearson, a renowned evangelical pastor in Tulsa, Oklahoma, who cast aside the idea of hell, and with it everything he'd worked for over his entire life.  

Update: In this show, The United Church of Christ is cited as the only denomination to openly accept gay marriage. Since this show first aired, several more denominations have officially adopted that position.

Before he leaves the Senate for good, Republican Jeff Flake is trying to get a bill passed. He has his work cut out for him, with a Senate that barely brings anything to the floor, a party he feels estranged from, and a president who seems to hate his guts. Producer Zoe Chace hung out with him for four months.

Listen to This American Life with host Ira Glass every Friday night at 7:00 pm, and Saturday morning at 9:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

Host:           Greg Dalton 
 

Guests:       Caroline Choi, Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Southern California Edison       

      Andreas Klugescheid, Head of Steering Government and External Affairs, Sustainability       Communications, BMW Group   

     Catherine Reheis-Boyd, President, Western States Petroleum Association

We take a deep dive into the vaults of Blue Note Records, the independent label that helped put artists like Thelonious Monk, Art Blakey and Jimmy Smith on the map.  

Flagbearer of trad jazz, bebop and the cool school, Blue Note is still at it after 79 years and has expanded its wheelhouse to include vocalists like Norah Jones, Ryan Adams and Van Morrison. 

President Trump is delivering his State of the Union address to Congress, which will be followed by a response from the Democratic Party. Journalists across the NPR newsroom will be annotating those remarks, adding fact-checks and analysis in real time. You can also watch the address live. The live video stream above will begin promptly at 6:00 pm. The annotated transcript of the speech is below. 

President Donald Trump is scheduled to give his first State of the Union address on January 30th, 2018, to a joint session of Congress. One year into the Trump administration, the Speaker of the House has extended the traditional invitation to the president to "take account of the progress we have made" and "lay out the work that still remains to be done." 

NPR News and KRCB-FM will air the president's speech and the Democratic Party response by Representative Joe Kennedy (MA).   

In the wake of the protests by neo-Nazis and white supremacists that turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia, President Donald Trump has come under fire for not immediately and clearly condemning American racists. It’s not the first time. Trump and those close to him have often played down the threat of violence committed by white supremacists across the country.  

This week, through interviews with key Trump supporters and advisers, we explore if we should have seen Charlottesville coming and if we should expect more race-based clashes on the way.  

Mary J. Blige made a career out of bearing her soul. It's why fans fell in love with her 25 years ago and still remain loyal today. She has a new album out called "Strength of a Woman"... It explores the pain of her recent divorce, and the strength she found in spite of it.  
 

Also: President Trump's plan to overhaul the tax code on Thursday's Morning Edition beginning at 6:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91  

Tonight at 6 pm - President Barack Obama gives his farewell address to a large audience, live at McCormick Place in Chicago. This broadcast on KRCB-FM will be hosted by NPR’s Audie Cornish. Also joining the coverage: National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson, Political Editor Domenico Montanaro, White House Correspondent Scott Horsley, Justice Correspondent Carrie Johnson, and Diplomatic Correspondent Michele Kelemen.