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Episode 562: A Mall Divided

3 hours 51 min ago

A California mall straddles the border between two cities — and the minimum wage is higher on one side of the mall.

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Sabiduría: Living in a Boxcar

5 hours 1 min ago

We end the show with words of wisdom from Army veteran Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch, who tells us her favorite story about looking beyond your present situation.

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Blogging from Cuba

5 hours 1 min ago

Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo is a Cuban blogger and activist, and the editor of Cuba's first digital magazine, VOCES. Maria Hinojosa talks to Pardo Lazo about the democratic potential of the Internet.

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Trapped in Your Own Body

5 hours 1 min ago

Guillermo Gómez-Peña is one of the country's leading performance artists. Maria Hinojosa speaks to Gómez-Peña about a rare disease that paralyzed him and turned him into a prisoner in his own body.

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Checking the Checkpoints

5 hours 1 min ago

In Siler City, North Carolina, two young Latinos are informing the community of police checkpoints via Facebook, to combat what they see as harassment.

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Kidnapped

5 hours 1 min ago

It's not just the law that can keep you caged: In Mexico, kidnappings are on the rise. One man tells Oregon Public Broadcasting's Jordana Gustafson his harrowing experience.

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Making Art in Prison

5 hours 1 min ago

In the '90s, prisoners in Texas painted elaborate scenes on handkerchiefs, called paños, with ballpoint pens. Maria Hinojosa goes to the home of a New York art collector who displays them in his home.

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Diplomas Behind Bars

5 hours 1 min ago

Megan Kamerick reports on one school in Albuquerque, New Mexico, which offers high school diplomas — not GEDs — to county jail inmates.

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Once You're Out...

5 hours 1 min ago

Juan Echevarria served 15 years in prison and made the most of his time on the inside. He shares a few thoughts on the challenges former inmates face as they re-enter society.

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A Trip to Rikers Island

5 hours 1 min ago

On Rikers Island, the largest jail in the world, a new program aims to lower juvenile recidivism by training young inmates to question their own life choices.

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As Summer Winds Down, Wistful Dreams Of A 'Lost Estate'

5 hours 18 min ago

The scent of fresh pencils is in the air, and homework assignments are around the corner. In honor of back-to-school season, author Alexander Aciman recommends The Lost Estate by Henri Alain-Fournier.

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'ZooKeeper Rick' Plays Not My Job

5 hours 20 min ago

The Animal Ambassador from the San Diego Zoo brings a couple of his friends along to answer three questions not about zoos, but about Zumba. Originally broadcast on May 2, 2014.

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Bluff the Listener

5 hours 20 min ago

We revisit a purrfectly amusing game based on felines in the news.

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Veterinarian Kevin Fitzgerald Plays Not My Job

5 hours 20 min ago

The former bouncer for the Rolling Stones answers three questions about the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative, which was involved in sports doping scandals. Originally broadcast Aug. 11, 2007.

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Lizards

5 hours 20 min ago

They're just like us! (If we ate bugs).

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The Animal Kingdom

5 hours 20 min ago

Our panelists answer some questions about the animal kingdom.

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Obama's Reaction To Ferguson Raises Questions About President's Role

6 hours 10 min ago

As the situation quiets down in Ferguson, Mo., some political observers are asking why it took President Obama so long to publicly weigh in on events there.

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For Obama, August Is The Cruelest Month

6 hours 20 min ago

It's been another rough August for President Obama. He's wrapping up a summer vacation marred by events in Ferguson, Mo., and the murder of an American journalist in the Middle East.

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A Food Crisis Follows Africa's Ebola Crisis

6 hours 26 min ago

Food shortages are emerging in the wake of West Africa's Ebola epidemic. Market shelves are bare and fields are neglected because traders can't move and social gatherings are discouraged.

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Suicide Bombing In Iraq Kills Dozens Of Sunni Worshippers

6 hours 45 min ago

The attack, which killed more than 60 worshippers at Friday prayers, is the latest sectarian violence to rock the deeply divided country.

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