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Famine Declared In Parts Of War-Torn South Sudan

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 4:11am

Rachel Martin talks to Jeffrey Gettleman — East Africa correspondent for "The New York Times" — about South Sudan's spreading civil war and refugee crisis.

The Mile High Promise, And Risk, Of School Choice

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 4:05am

Denver's innovative approach to school choice gets high marks from many parents and pundits. The program also raises questions about the limitations of choice in narrowing access and equity gaps.

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Can Poetry Keep You Young? Science Is Still Out, But The Heart Says Yes

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 4:03am

Scientific evidence showing health benefits from engaging in the arts is still weak. But Los Angeles students in their 80s say their poetry class gives them joy, solace, community and a voice.

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Got Back Pain? Try Yoga Or Massage Before Reaching For The Pills

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 4:02am

New guidelines encourage doctors to tell patients to try non-drug therapies for acute lower back pain first.

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Alison Krauss And Buddy Cannon On The Working Relationship Behind 'Windy City'

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 4:01am

Krauss' new album is her first solo effort in 18 years, but she and Cannon — who produced Windy City — go back much further than that.

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Lead Ammunition Poisons Wildlife But Too Expensive To Change, Hunters Say

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 3:43am

Just before leaving office, the Obama administration banned the use of lead ammunition on federal land. Some hunters want President Trump to reverse the ban.

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Rio's Carnival Is A Glitter-Filled Euphoria, Even If Brazil's Government Is Not

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 7:05pm

Amid the parties and celebrations of Rio de Janeiro's carnival lie the political satire and protest. To see this, you just need to look at the costumes.

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In 'Get Out,' Jordan Peele Tackles The 'Human Horror' Of Racial Fear

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 6:41pm

Jordan Peele discusses his new film in which he addresses the politics of race. It's about an African-American man meeting his white girlfriend's family for the first time and the horror that ensues.

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'The Good Fight' Offers Edgier Version of 'The Good Wife' In Series Debut

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 5:51pm

The Good Fight is a spinoff of CBS's award-winning drama, The Good Wife. It brings back star Christine Baranski, whose character's savings were wiped out in a financial scam.

Hampton University President Says 'The Quad' Doesn't Correctly Represent HBCUs

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 5:51pm

William Harvey, president of Hampton University, says the season premiere of BET's new show The Quad was a "bogus representation" of historically black colleges and universities.

NBA Players More Confident To Speak Out On Political Issues Than Other Sport Leagues

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 5:51pm

Recently the players, coaches and staff from the NBA have been politically and socially outspoken. Dave Zirin, sports editor of The Nation, talks about the activist culture of national sports leagues.

On Edge After Immigration Raids, Families Make Plans For If They Get Split Up

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 5:51pm

Recent deportation raids by ICE have made many immigrant communities around the country nervous. WAMU reporter Armando Trull spoke to a family who fears being split up and is preparing for the worst.

America's European Allies Still Seeing Mixed Messages From Trump Administration

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 5:51pm

Mike Pence addressed world leaders on his first overseas trip as vice president. But he and other administration officials at the Munich Security Conference didn't completely reassure European allies.

Lack Of Education Leads To Lost Dreams And Low Income For Many Jehovah's Witnesses

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 5:51pm

When it comes to education, not all religions are created equal. Jehovah's Witnesses have the lowest rate of formal education. And that can have a detrimental effect on those who leave the religion.

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In Times Square, Protesters Take To The Streets To Say 'I Am Muslim Too'

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 5:24pm

At a rally in New York City on Sunday, protesters filled three city blocks to express solidarity with Muslims and to speak out against President Trump's immigration ban.

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75 Years Later, Americans Still Bear Scars Of Internment Order

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 3:48pm

Two months after Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the executive order that paved the way for Japanese-American internment. Decades later, those dark days resonate.

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Mattis Disagrees With Trump's Characterization Of Media As "The Enemy"

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 2:23pm

"I don't have any issues with the press myself," the Secretary of Defense said during an interview while traveling in the United Arab Emirates.

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Facebook Wants Great Power, But What About Responsibility?

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 1:41pm

Mark Zuckerberg has announced a plan to make Facebook the only primary platform people use to connect to others virtually. But he fails to discuss the responsibilities that come with that power.

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Trump Says, 'Look What's Happening In Sweden.' Sweden Asks, 'Wait, What?'

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 12:11pm

In a speech Saturday, President Trump listed Sweden among countries that have suffered terrorist attacks, pointing to an incident Friday. Only problem is, Swedes had no idea what he was talking about.

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So Much Anxiety Over Sibling Rivalry

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 11:50am

Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the hosts hear from a woman who is considering having a second child, but is hesitant.

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