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Intense Unrest Follows Protests Against Zimbabwe's Longtime President

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 4:09am

The southern African nation of Zimbabwe is facing its most intense unrest in years. We examine what's fueling the anger, and the rising opposition against President Robert Mugabe.

'Working: Then & Now': Black Chicago Police Officer

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 4:09am

In 1971, Studs Terkel interviewed Renault Robinson, one of the city's few black officers. Robinson spoke bluntly about the role of race in urban policing. Thanks to Radio Diaries podcast and Project&.

U.S.-Saudi Relations Appear To Enter A New Phase

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 4:09am

The vote to override Obama's veto of a Sept. 11 lawsuit bill pits lawmakers from both parties against Saudi Arabia. On the other hand, the Senate has cleared the way for arms sales to the kingdom.

Breaking With Tradition, Ariz. Paper Backs Democrat Hillary Clinton

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 4:09am

The Arizona Republic has endorsed a Democrat for president for the first time in 126 years. Steve Inskeep talks to Nicole Carroll, editor of the paper, about why they are backing Hillary Clinton.

'Cup Noodles' Turns 45: A Closer Look At The Revolutionary Ramen Creation

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 3:48am

Today instant ramen is consumed in at least 80 countries around the world and even considered popular currency in American prisons.

Hip Hop And Superheroes Inspire 'Luke Cage' Showrunner Cheo Coker

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 3:35am

Cheo Coker was a well-respected journalist chronicling hip hop and pop before he moved to film and TV. His latest gig is as showrunner on Marvel's highly anticipated black superhero series, Luke Cage.

For Affirmative Action, Brazil Sets Up Controversial Boards To Determine Race

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 3:34am

A quota system for public universities and government jobs was meant to increase the number of Afro-Brazilians. But it has been abused and now a committee will decide an applicant's race.

How Carli Lloyd Became A Soccer Star 'When Nobody Was Watching'

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 3:32am

Lloyd's journey to success was long and hard-fought. In her new memoir, she describes how she nearly quit playing soccer, and reveals painful details about her strained relationship with her parents.

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