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Marc Silver

Marc Silver appears in the following:

Just Your Typical Teenagers Helping To Fight World Poverty

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Their goal is to make the world a better place 15 years from now. And the U.S. State Department listened to their ideas. But that doesn't mean they are oblivious to Justin Bieber and Gossip Girl.

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Feeling Gloomy? Maybe Things On Earth Aren't As Bad As You Think

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

That's the view of Michael Elliott, head of Bono's anti-poverty group One and a delegate to Davos, where leaders and activists are gathering this week to hash out solutions to the world's ills.

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The World's Oldest First-Grader Is Honored By A Google Doodle

Monday, January 12, 2015

At age 84, Kimani Maruge put on a school uniform for the first time and went to school. Today's doodle pays tribute to his inspirational story.

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If You Shouldn't Call It The Third World, What Should You Call It?

Sunday, January 04, 2015

There are many ways to refer to the parts of our planet where people lack decent health care, education and services like electricity and clean water. And just about every label has its problems.

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Will The Taliban Attack Make Parents Afraid To Send Kids To School?

Thursday, December 25, 2014

As horrifying as it was, the massacre will not cause parents to pull their kids out, says Madiha Afzal, a professor of public policy who grew up in Lahore.

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In The Village: Wilbur Goes Home

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Knock knock. Who's there? It's YouTube star Wilbur Sargunaraj, wondering if he might come in for a tour? Check out his video of a variety of homes in an Indian village, from simple to "gigantic."

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Is This A Goat Or A Sheep? It's Harder Than You Think

Sunday, December 21, 2014

True confession: Our editors mistook a sheep for a goat. Now we've learned a lot about how cool sheep really are. Maybe our blog should be ... "Sheep and Soda?"

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Death Comes In Many Different Ways. And Some Are A Bit Surprising

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A new report looks at the top causes of death in 188 countries. Infectious diseases are less of a threat than in 1990 — but please, look both ways before you cross the street.

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California Whooping Cough Infections Run High Among Latino Babies

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Public health officials in California are trying to understand why Latino babies are contracting whooping cough at much higher rates than other babies.

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How Can You Tell If Your Goat Is Happy? Now We Know!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Farmers raise millions of goats. But little has been known about how to tell if a goat is doing OK — until now. A new study reveals the signs of a happy ruminant.

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A Michel Du Cille Disciple Remembers His Late, Great Boss

Saturday, December 13, 2014

NPR's Ben de la Cruz worked for du Cille at the Washington Post. Stunned by the news of the photographer's death in Liberia, de la Cruz tells what he learned from the man with the gentle soul.

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Wilbur Goes To Work: New, Very First-Class Video On Village Life

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Wilbur Sargunaraj, a YouTube star in India, tests his workaday skills in his family's village: balancing a water jug on his head, climbing a coconut tree, and doing laundry the very old-fashioned way.

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Why Aren't World Leaders Angrier About Violence Against Women?

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

That's what South African activist Bafana Khumalo wants to know. He's spoken out for 20 years. He protested at the White House today and will accept an award for his efforts tomorrow.

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Congress Will Get A $1.1 Trillion Omnibus Spending Bill This Week

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Faced with a Thursday deadline to finance the U.S. government, leaders in Congress have worked out a bill that would fund the government until October 2015.

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World Premiere Videos: Wilbur Dunks A Chicken, Digs Into Indian Food

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

We proudly present the world premiere of two videos by India's first YouTube star. Life in his father's home village will be celebrated. And, yes, a chicken will take a bath.

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An NPR Photographer Looks Ebola In The Eye

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Baby Sesay was in a care center in a village in Sierra Leone, waiting to find out if she had Ebola. Our photographer took a picture. Two days later, she was gone.

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'Unspeakable' Gives Voice To Things We All Think, But Don't Say

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Meghan Daum's essay collection is intensely personal, but also universal. Critic Tomas Hachard says that on a deep level, it's about the process of growing up and deciding whether to conform or rebel.

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Take The Plunge Into World Toilet Day

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

They say every dog has its day. So does every toilet. And that day is today: World Toilet Day.

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Will A Sting, A Court Award And A Protest Help Stop Global Sex Trafficking?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Stories of trafficking — including a sting using a "Walking Dead" actress — are making headlines. An expert talks about the practice, which victimizes millions around the world.

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Ebola Diary: The Grave Diggers, The Mistress, The Man On The Porch

Sunday, October 12, 2014

NPR correspondent Jason Beaubien is on his third trip to the Ebola hot zone since July. Some things seem different — more international aid, more street life. But some things haven't changed.

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