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Flirty Racism

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:46am

At bars, clubs and even the workplace, compliments often come off as racial microaggressions. We look at #FlirtyRacism through the eyes of people of color who are tired of being called "exotic."

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Inventing Hispanics

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:46am

Before the 1980s, people of Latin American origin were classified as white. Author G. Cristina Mora tells Latino USA how the Census Bureau, activists and Univision created the Hispanic category.

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In a (Bilingual) World...

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:46am

Sylvia Villagran is a professional voice actor in both Spanish and English. She talks about the importance of standing up for yourself when you aren't given the opportunities you know you deserve.

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The Worst Latino

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:46am

Ever have that moment when you're feeling like the worst Latino in the room, if not on the planet? Senior producer A.C. Valdez talks with a few Latinos about being secure in your identity.

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A Peace Corps Stint In Madagascar Gave Him A Vision of Vanilla

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:28am

The top source of vanilla beans sends its fragrant crop abroad for processing into extract. Now a former Peace Corps volunteer aims to boost Madagascar's economy by building a bean-to-bottle business.

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I Remember You... Don't I?

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:05am

Andrea Wachner hated high school. So when her 10-year reunion rolls around, she is terrified... until she masterminds a prank that involves cameras, hidden microphones and a stripper named Cricket.

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J. Dilla's Lost Scrolls

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:05am

When Jeff Bubeck buys an old record collection, he has no idea it once belonged to J. Dilla, one of the greatest hip-hop producers of all time. But something else is uncovered. Something huge...

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My Cellie

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:05am

Roy Smith is a pastor with a problem. But he's about to be reminded that the Lord really does work in mysterious ways.

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Just Like Me

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:05am

Years after escaping a crazy religious cult, Glynn is invited back to a reunion. Reluctantly, he attends the party and learns just how big of an impression the church left on its followers...

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Britain Raises Terror Alert Level, But Cites No Specific Threat

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:00am

The warning was raised to its second-highest "severe" level, as British Prime Minister David Cameron says Islamic extremism poses a "greater and deeper" threat to the U.K. than ever before.

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California Lawmakers Pass 'Affirmative Consent' Sexual Assault Bill

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 9:19am

The bill states that students on college campuses would need "affirmative consent" before engaging in sexual activity. Silence or a lack of resistance would not constitute consent.

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Life Under The Islamic State: Sharia Law And Few Services

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 9:17am

News from Mosul has been scarce since the Islamic State took power. Speaking by phone, Iraqis say the group has imposed strict controls that are alienating residents and are providing few services.

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A Photographer Captures The Often-Overlooked 'Aunty' Couture

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 8:42am

Toronto-based Meera Sethi's multimedia art project showcases the unique style of South Asian women, fondly called "Aunties."

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Volcanoes In Iceland, Papua New Guinea, Keep Residents On Edge

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 8:09am

Two eruptions a half a world apart have caused evacuations and aviation warnings, but so far no injuries.

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Plea To Ferguson's Leaders: To Help Heal, Acknowledge Our Hurt

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 7:53am

NPR's Michel Martin was invited by St. Louis Public Radio to moderate an intensely emotional community conversation around race, police tactics and leadership.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Live From The Bell House, Part 2

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 7:23am

An explosion of wonderful special guests, kicked off by Ophira Eisenberg and Jonathan Coulton of NPR's Ask Me Another, highlights the second half of the PCHH live show from Brooklyn.

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U.N.: Syrian Refugee Crisis Is 'Biggest Humanitarian Emergency Of Our Era'

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 7:09am

The number of refugees from the Syrian civil war surpassed 3 million, the United Nations said. Almost half of all Syrians have been forced out of their homes.

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Book News: Born to Write? Bruce Springsteen To Publish A Children's Book

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 6:18am

Also: the case for a more inclusive literary culture; healthcare and the modern writer.

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Ukrainian Prime Minister Says Government Will Seek NATO Membership

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 5:58am

Arseny Yatsenyuk said Kiev was sending a bill to parliament to get the process rolling. Meanwhile, NATO held an emergency meeting to discuss further Russian incursion into Ukrainian territory.

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