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Melissa Block

Melissa Block appears in the following:

Postcard From Brussels

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Soon after the terrorist attacks in Belgium, people created a makeshift shrine to the victims in a Brussels square. The city's archivists are documenting all the messages.

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Belgium Terrorist Attacks Prompt A Renewed Sectarian Debate

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The attacks in Brussels were followed by appeals for national unity. But Belgium is a country long driven by sectarian divide, and nationalist politicians say the attacks support their cause.

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A Week Later, No Word On When Brussels Will Reopen The Airport

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The European capital hasn't had any flights in or out since the March 22 suicide bombing. And authorities still aren't saying when the Zaventem Airport might reopen.

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In Divided Belgium, Some Find That Trauma Unites Them

Monday, March 28, 2016

Belgium is divided linguistically, culturally and politically. Yet the Brussels bombings have also brought citizens together in ways they hadn't expected.

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ISIS Recruiters Feed On Working-Class, Heavily Muslim Molenbeek

Monday, March 28, 2016

The Molenbeek district of Brussels is the home to many of the terrorists behind last year's attacks in Paris and last week's Brussels bombing. We find out why it's fertile ground for radical Islam.

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Protesters Disrupt Planned Brussels Vigil

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Hundreds of people turned out for what was supposed to be a peaceful rally in Brussels for bombing victims. It turned violent when right-wing protesters stormed in to disrupt the gathering.

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Think Twice Before Telling A Woman To Smile

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Tuesday night, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough tweeted some advice to Hillary Clinton as she delivered her victory speech: "Smile. You just had a big night." It caused an uproar.

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A Family Engulfed By Heroin Fights To Keep A Son Alive

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Brandy Trabosh got to the point where she told her brother, Nikko, not to come for Thanksgiving so he wouldn't get high around her kids. The family is trying to help Nikko, 22, stay off heroin.

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Astronaut's Photos From Space Change How We See Earth

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Astronaut Scott Kelly is back from nearly a year in space. NPR's Melissa Block says she misses the photos he shared from orbit, but tweets from his re-entry have been pretty entertaining.

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A Small Town Wonders What To Do When Heroin Is 'Everywhere'

Saturday, March 12, 2016

In Kutztown, Pa., school nurses stock naloxone to treat heroin overdoses. "Kids aren't afraid of it," a guidance counselor says. "It's available and it's cheap."

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First U.S. Factory OK'd For Cuba Aims To Plow A Path Into 21st Century

Monday, February 22, 2016

Two businessmen — one of whom was born in Cuba — have been granted permission to build the first U.S. factory on the island nation since 1960. They plan to produce small tractors for Cuban farmers.

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'I'm Still Here': NPR Reporter On Trying To Reconnect With Syrian Refugee

Friday, January 29, 2016

NPR's Melissa Block has an essay about her experience trying to reconnect with a Syrian migrant she interviewed last summer.

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Melissa Block Looks Back On More Than 12 Years Hosting 'All Things Considered'

Friday, August 14, 2015

Friday marks Melissa Block's last day anchoring All Things Considered. She shares some of her favorite interview moments over her 12 1/2 years hosting the show.

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重塑因地震而破碎的生活

Friday, August 14, 2015

Editor's note: NPR's Melissa Block was on a reporting trip to southwest China in May 2008 when a massive earthquake hit, leaving some 90,000 dead or missing. Now, as she wraps up her time hosting All Things Considered, she reconnected with a girl, now a young woman, who has overcome ...

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Rebuilding A Life Shattered By An Earthquake In China

Thursday, August 13, 2015

NPR's Melissa Block was in China when a major earthquake hit in 2008. As she wraps up her time as host of All Things Considered, she reconnects with a Chinese girl who has overcome great challenges.

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70 Years Later, Remembering The Lives Lost And Shattered At Hiroshima

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Seventy years ago Thursday, the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. To mark the anniversary, Melissa Block and Audie Cornish read from journalist John Hersh...

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Gambler-Turned-Conservationist Devotes Fortune To Florida Nature Preserve

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

M.C. Davis made millions gambling and buying up land and mineral rights. Now, he's restoring ecosystems destroyed by agriculture and timbering in his private preserve, one of the largest in the U.S.

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Postal Service Slips Up With Special-Edition Stamp For Maya Angelou

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The U.S. Postal Service has put the late poet Maya Angelou's face and name, together with a choice quotation, on a special edition stamp. Trouble is, that quotation didn't start with her.

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On Nebraska's Farmland, Keystone XL Pipeline Debate Is Personal

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The pipeline's fate looms large in Washington. But for people living in Keystone XL's proposed path, the project will alter livelihoods and legacies — for better or worse, depending on whom you ask.

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The 12 Days Of Quirky Christmas Foods Around The Globe

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

We're kicking off a 12-part series exploring the rich diversity of Christmastime edibles around the world. We've zeroed in on meals that reveal as much about a country's history as its gastronomy.

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