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Sabiduría: Veteran Boxer

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 2:19pm

Welterweight boxing champion Sammy "The Who Can Mexican" Vasquez Jr. translates his two tours in Iraq into focus and motivation in the ring.

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Minimum Wage Cartoonist

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 2:19pm

For months, workers in the Dominican Republic have been demonstrating to raise the minimum wage. Now, they have a colorful ally: The country's best-known cartoonist.

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Fast and Furious

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 2:19pm

Maria Hinojosa talks to Latino USA producer Daisy Rosario about one of her favorite survival stories: The triumph of the Fast & Furious franchise.

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Undocumented Home Owners

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 2:19pm

For undocumented immigrants, getting a conventional mortgage to buy a home can be next to impossible. That leaves many of them resorting to informal arrangements with risky consequences.

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Chicago Street Vendors

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 2:19pm

Chicago is one of the few major U.S. cities to ban street vending. But now, there's a move afoot to change that.

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Surviving Campus Sexual Assault

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 2:19pm

Writer and illustrator Suzy Exposito tells us about how she survived college. She shares her reality as someone who had little financial resources, and dealt with sexual assault.

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Malcolm Gladwell Wrestles With David And Goliath Stories

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 12:52pm

The bestselling author of "Blink" and "Outliers" argues that our assumptions about power and advantage need to change.

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The Mastersons On Mountain Stage

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 12:49pm

The husband-and-wife alt-country duo performs songs from Good Luck Charm live in West Virginia.

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Street Art Meets Ballet In Miami

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 12:45pm

One of the country’s most sought-after choreographers has teamed up with Shepard Fairey, one the country’s most famous street artists.

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Deadly Fashion: Norwegian Bloggers Experience Life In A Sweatshop

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 12:40pm

A reality show brought three Norway fashionistas to Cambodia, to experience the hardships of clothing factory workers.

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Sprint Makes Its Debut In 1,435 RadioShack Stores

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 12:33pm

Radio Shack will no longer sell computers or cameras, but will continue to carry smaller electronics such as cellphone accessories.

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Practicing 'Extreme Medicine,' From Deep Sea To Outer Space

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 12:30pm

Dr. Kevin Fong explores how humans survive extremes of heat, cold, outer space and deep sea. He compares the exploration of medicine with the "explorers of the 20th century and every age before them."

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In 'Clouds Of Sils Maria,' An Actress Faces Past, Present And Future In An Instant

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 12:30pm

Juliette Binoche plays an aging movie star who's about to appear in a play opposite an infamous young Hollywood actress. It's a hall of mirrors that sounds convoluted in the telling, but plays easily.

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Inside The Musical Mind Of Composer Philip Glass

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 12:20pm

The composer of operas, film scores and symphonies is out with curiously-titled memoir, "Words Without Music."

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Keeping Yemen From Decay

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 12:12pm

Is there anything the United States can do to keep the country from descending into complete chaos?

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Obama And Raul Castro Speak By Phone

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 12:06pm

It's just the second time in more than 50 years that the leaders of the U.S. and Cuba are known to have spoken.

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Your Song Of The Week: Kendrick Lamar's 'King Kunta'

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 12:00pm

This week we're introducing a mini-podcast from All Songs Considered for conversations about news, songs, musicians that have captured our imagination.

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Extreme Runner? Try The North Pole Marathon

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 11:55am

The first planeload of competitors has arrived and is adjusting to -30 degree temperatures. The race is expected to start around midnight.

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