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Lawmakers Demand A Say On Obama's Decisions In Syria

1 hour 45 min ago

As the Obama administration develops a strategy for fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, several members of Congress say they want buy-in.

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New Orleans Enters The Charter School Era

1 hour 48 min ago

Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans and swept away many of the city's public schools. Now, the district is unveiling a transformed school system, composed entirely of charter schools.

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'I Am Not An Inmate ... I Am A Man. And I Have Potential'

1 hour 59 min ago

Many of the 2 million men serving time in the U.S. have formed their sense of manhood while incarcerated. And becoming a different kind of man isn't easy — either behind bars, or beyond them.

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In An Earthquake, History Fuels One Writer's Anxiety

2 hours 15 min ago

An earthquake in Napa Valley this week brought back old fears for author Gustavo Arellano. In his anxiety he's revisiting the book, A Crack in the Edge of the World.

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Climate Policy Takes The Stage In Fla. Governor's Race

2 hours 20 min ago

Rick Scott, Florida's GOP governor, has come under criticism for his record on the environment. Now, he's rolling out his own proposals for safeguarding the state's water and wildlife preserves.

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Fear Not The Chesapeake Bay Bridge

2 hours 20 min ago

Vacationers will be flocking to Maryland's Eastern Shore this Labor Day weekend. The fastest way to get there is across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, but that's an obstacle for those afraid of bridges. Fortunately, there's a service that offers to drive their cars across the bridge while they sit in the backseat.

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The Spectacle Of The Beheading: A Grisly Act With A Long History

2 hours 20 min ago

Videos and other images of beheadings have appeared with increasing frequency in recent weeks. Dawn Perlmutter, director of the Symbol Intelligence Group, discusses the symbolism of this grim ritual.

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NFL Commissioner On Controversial Suspension: 'I Didn't Get It Right'

2 hours 20 min ago

Robert Siegel talks with ESPN sportswriter Jane McManus about the NFL's new domestic violence initiative under its personal conduct policy. The plan comes the league leveled what some called a lenient penalty for running back Ray Rice's alleged domestic abuse.

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Week In Politics: Ukraine And The Islamic State

2 hours 20 min ago

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the latest in Ukraine and the actions of ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

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On Ferguson's Streets, Echoes Of Another Fatal Shooting

2 hours 20 min ago

Youth Radio's Myles Bess lived through the aftermath of the 2009 police shooting of an unarmed young black man, Oscar Grant, in Oakland, Calif. — and sees parallels in Ferguson, Mo., today.

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New Biopic Returns A Beloved Mexican Icon To The Big Screen

2 hours 20 min ago

The beloved Mexican actor known as Cantinflas is often referred to as the Latin Charlie Chaplin. His humor tweaked the rich and powerful. His speech was goofy and intelligent at the same time, and he made some 50 movies between 1936 and 1981. And now, a new film addresses the actor's life.

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Residents Join Soldiers In Shoring Up Defenses Of Key Ukrainian Port

2 hours 20 min ago

In Ukraine, civilian volunteers are digging trenches outside the port city of Mariupol in an effort to defend their city from assault by separatist forces.

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Justice Department Supports Native Americans In Child Welfare Case

2 hours 20 min ago

For the first time, the department wades into a federal district court case involving the Indian Child Welfare Act, a law meant to keep Native American families together.

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Two Stations Bridge Cultural Gaps With Bilingual Reporting

2 hours 54 min ago

Washington-based stations NWPR and KDNA team up to tackle local issues, bilingually.

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The Co-Discoverer Of Ebola Never Imagined An Outbreak Like This

2 hours 57 min ago

In 1976, scientist Peter Piot was part of the team that discovered the Ebola virus. The epidemic today in West Africa, he says, is "absolutely unexpected and unprecedented."

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With Home-Grown Technology, Israel Becomes Leading Arms Exporter

5 hours 5 min ago

Israel's recurring wars with its Arab neighbors have resulted in a weapons industry that keeps coming up with new technologies, which can then be sold abroad.

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Florida-Grown Fiction: Hiaasen Satirizes The Sunshine State

5 hours 13 min ago

Novelist and Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen writes with passion about the state he loves. His book, Bad Monkey, is an offbeat murder mystery set in Key West. Originally broadcast June 13, 2013.

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John Waters Hitchhikes Across America, And Lives To Write About It

5 hours 13 min ago

The 68-year-old film director hitchhiked from Baltimore to San Francisco for his book Carsick. He says hitchhiking is "the worst beauty regimen ever." Originally broadcast June 10.

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Americans Fighting A War Away From Home

5 hours 15 min ago

NPR's Dina Temple-Raston discusses her reporting on Americans who have gone to fight in Syria and Iraq.

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Experimental Drug Saves Monkeys Stricken With Ebola

5 hours 18 min ago

Even when monkeys were near death, an Ebola treatment called ZMapp was able to save them. The drug has been used in a few people, but the limited supply has been exhausted.

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