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Racial Disparities, Border Photos, And Barbie

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 5:49pm

In this week's podcast of Weekends on All Things Considered, a look at racial disparities in arrests, photos of found objects from the US-Mexico border, and Mattel's controversial Barbie book.

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Ebola Gatekeeper: 'When The Tears Stop, You Continue The Work'

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 5:25pm

At the height of the Ebola outbreak in Monrovia, one woman stood at the gates of a hospital, turning away patient after patient. The hospital had 100 beds for Ebola patients; all of them were full.

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Ebola Gatekeeper: 'When The Tears Stop, You Continue The Work'

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 5:25pm

At the height of the Ebola outbreak in Monrovia, one woman stood at the gates of a hospital, turning away patient after patient. The hospital had 100 beds for Ebola patients; all of them were full.

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'Getting On' Star Niecy Nash: 'I Never Wanted To Be Funny'

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 4:36pm

Nash says it took her a long time to see her comedic side as a gift, but she finally embraced it. Now her role as Nurse Didi in the HBO comedy series has opened the door to more serious opportunities.

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Racial Disparities In Arrests Are Prevalent, But Cause Isn't Clear

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 4:14pm

Ferguson police statistics show the department does arrest African-Americans at a higher rate than it arrests other racial groups. But that disparity is true for police departments across the country.

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Ebola: Then And Now

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 4:10pm

Much about what we know about Ebola was discovered in an outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1976. Joel Breman and Karl Johnson were among the first doctors to work on the outbreak.

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Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Dies

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 4:10pm

Marion Barry, the former mayor of Washington, D.C., died early Sunday morning. NPR's Tess Vigeland speaks with D.C.-based Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page about Barry's complex legacy in the city he ran during four terms.

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After Injury, Tony Little Told Himself: 'You Can Do It!'

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 4:10pm

The muscle man with the ponytail was once on track to become Mr. America. But a car accident shattered Tony Little's hopes of competing. Just when he hit rock bottom, he got a life-changing idea.

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Thompson Family's Musical Sweater: 'Smells Funny, Lot Of Personality'

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 4:10pm

Folk heroes Richard and Linda Thompson split up, creatively and romantically, in the early 1980s. Now their son Teddy has brought them together — along with other family members — for a new album.

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'Madagascar' Director Polishes His Penguin Voice

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 4:10pm

Tom McGrath, an executive producer of Penguins of Madagascar who also co-directed the first three films in the franchise, says he came to voice the part of the penguin Skipper kind of by accident.

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Countering The 8-Hour Sleep Schedule

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 4:10pm

Many assume that sleeping 8 or 9 consecutive hours at night is instinctual. But in a recent essay in Aeon, Karen Emslie says that this sleep schedule is in fact distinctly modern.

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Could Magnets Help Lessen The Impact Of Concussions In Football?

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 4:10pm

A researcher at Virginia Commonwealth University is experimenting with putting magnets in football helmets to dull the impact. NPR's Tess Vigeland speaks with neuroscientist Raymond Colello.

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With Deadline Looming, Whispers Of Extension Begin In Iran Nuclear Talks

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 3:19pm

The two sides have been trying to hammer out a historic accord curbing Iran's nuclear programs, but with less than 24 hours before a self-imposed deadline, there is still no news of a deal.

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Marine Corps Finds It Tough To Shut Down Sexist Facebook Groups

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 1:50pm

Female Marines are being humiliated and generally degraded by their peers on Facebook. The groups' pages are frequently shut down, but return within days due to a dedicated following.

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Running Late? Nah, Just On 'CPT'

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 1:38pm

In this installment of our semi-regular Word Watch series, we look at a popular term for the practice of never being on time.

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First (Lots Of) Snow, Now Rain And Flooding Threaten Western New York

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 12:23pm

By Monday, Buffalo could see a high temperature of 60. Authorities warned that the quickly-melting snowpack could cause some serious flooding.

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Families Feel Sidelined As U.S. Reviews Hostage Policy

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 11:01am

The White House is reviewing how it handles hostage crises following the brutal murders of Americans abroad, but families of hostages say they're often left out of the conversation.

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12-Year-Old Boy Carrying Toy Gun Dies After Cleveland Officer Shoots

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 10:58am

Police say they asked the boy to put his hands up, instead he reached for his waist-band and one officer shot twice. The boy died at the hospital.

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Tunisia Holds First Presidential Election Since Revolution

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 9:50am

Tunisia's revolution is important because it set off the greater Arab Spring. Today, it marked a milestone, a Tunisians cast ballots for their next head of state.

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Exploring The Religious Naturalist Option

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 9:44am

Religious naturalists understand humans to be emergent from and, hence, a part of, nature, says commentator Ursula Goodenough. They also consider the religious potential in these beliefs.

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