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Up First: Monday, November 18th, 2019

A Hong Kong university has becomes a battle zone as protesters fight off police with arrows and Molotov cocktails. How does this standoff end? More witnesses in the impeachment inquiry go before cameras this week. What can we expect? And Chinese tech giant Huawei is expected to get a reprieve from the White House.

Business Story of the Day : NPR: #OkBoomer Vs. #OkMillennial: Workplace Nightmare, Or Just A Meme?

The popularity of #OkBoomer suggests there might be a yawning gap in attitudes between old and young. Those differences can sometimes play out in the workforce, which now spans five generations.

The NPR Politics Podcast: Impeachment Hearings & The 5th Democratic Debate: What To Watch For This Week

More hearings in the impeachment hearing are slated for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week. The cast breaks down what to watch for each day. Plus, the democratic candidates face-off for the fifth time on the debate stage Wednesday night. In this episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, national security editor Phil Ewing, and political correspondent Scott Detrow.<br/><br/><strong>Connect:</strong><br/>Email the show at <a href="mailto:nprpolitics@npr.org">nprpolitics@npr.org</a>.<br/>Join the NPR Politics Podcast <a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/nprpoliticspodcast/?ref=pages_profile_groups_tab&source_id=1604383669807606">Facebook Group</a>.<br/>Subscribe to the <a href="https://www.npr.org/politicsnewsletter">NPR Politics Newsletter</a>.<br/>Find and support <a href="https://www.npr.org/stations/">your local public radio station</a>.

Talk and Interview

Fresh Air: Actor Robert Pattinson

Pattinson is best known for his role in the 'Twilight' saga, where he played the vampire Edward Cullen – a bloodsucking teen heartthrob. "I think Edward basically is Nosferatu, but, at the same time, he still cares about doing his hair and stuff." After becoming a success in big box office films, he pivoted to indie art house films, like his new one, 'The Lighthouse.' He co-stars with Willem Defoe as increasingly unhinged lighthouse keepers in 19th century New England.

1A: How We Talk When We Talk About Abortion

"[Safe, legal and rare] is extremely antiquated in that it's focusing on shifting politics but not actually thinking about who are the people who are at the center of this issue: people like me who have abortions," reproductive justice activist Renee Bracey Sherman told us.<br/><br/>Want to support <em>1A</em>? <a href="http://donate.npr.org/1A">Give to your local public radio station</a> and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter<a href="https://twitter.com/1a"> @1A</a>.

On Point: Impeachment Inquiry Hearings Week 2; New Democratic Candidates

<p>We discuss what to expect from the next officials set to testify in the House impeachment inquiry with Susan Page. Plus, a narrowed down Democratic presidential field of candidates will take the debate stage this week, but still new candidates are jumping in the race. Angela Rye, Anthony Brooks and Xochitl Hinojosa join Meghna Chakrabarti.</p>

On Point: SEC Commissioner Wants To Pump The Brakes On Corporate Stock Buybacks

<p>SEC Commissioner Robert Jackson says U.S. corporations aren’t helping build the economy. They’re using tax cuts to buy back their own stocks. Jackson joins Meghna Chakrabarti.</p>

Music

World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN: Pete Townshend On Creativity, 'The Age Of Anxiety' And The Who's New Record

Pete Townshend: Not only is he the major creative force behind The Who, but he's also released several of his own solo records, prompted the first-known use of the term "rock opera" (for 1969's 'Tommy') and he's even credited with being the first person to smash a guitar on stage. But one thing Townshend had never done until now is write a novel. Earlier this month, he published "The Age of Anxiety". There are plans to turn it into an "opera art installation," which he says will be his last major solo work. He is also releasing a new album with The Who, called 'WHO', which is out Dec. 6. In this session, you'll hear some of the new music from that album. We'll talk about his debut novel, his realization two years ago that his famed rock opera 'Tommy' was actually about him, and his stance on all of the court cases concerning artist copyright issues.

From the Top: Pianist Simone Dinnerstein performs Couperin

Guest host, pianist Simone Dinnerstein performs the break piece from the show she hosted in San Marcos, Texas: Les Barricades Mysterieuses by Francois Couperin

Tiny Desk Concerts - Audio: Burna Boy

The Nigerian singer and songwriter is one of the biggest African artists in the world and a pioneer of Afro-fusion, an inescapable sound this year.

Tiny Desk Concerts - Audio: KOKOKO!

KOKOKO! are sonic warriors. They seized control of the Tiny Desk, shouting their arrival through a megaphone, while electronic sirens begin to blare.

Fun and Sports

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!: Bonus Wait Wait: This week's Trump Dump

We had too much stuff for the podcast this week, so here's three extra minutes you'll never get back. Enjoy!