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Melissa Block

Melissa Block appears in the following:

For Heptathlete Sharon Day-Monroe, It's 7 Events With Just One Goal

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

She's already been to the Olympics twice and been a U.S. champion several times over. But at 31, Day-Monroe knows this may be her last shot at an Olympic medal.

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Olympic Hopeful High Jumper Vashti Cunningham Sets Sights On Rio

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Lots of Olympic hopes are riding on 18-year-old, 6-foot-1-inch high jumper Vashti Cunningham. She just graduated from high school and went pro, signing a deal with Nike. She's coached by her father, former star NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham.

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A Gifted High Jumper Gets Set To Leap Onto The World Stage

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Vashti Cunningham, 18, is on a roll. She set a world junior record and won the world indoor championship in March, while still in high school. She has now turned pro and has her eyes set on Rio.

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'Such A Fantasy Of A Fantasy': U.S. Fencer On Reaching Rio Olympics

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

He never dared imagine he could make it to the Olympics, but 28-year-old fencer Jason Pryor will be competing at this summer's games in Rio de Janeiro. He's ranked No. 1 in the U.S. in men's epee fencing.

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'Hamilton' Fans Pilgrimage To Founding Father's Once-Forgotten Grave

Friday, June 03, 2016

The smash Broadway hit Hamilton is bringing legions of new fans to the grave sites of Alexander Hamilton and his wife, Eliza, both at Trinity Church in Lower Manhattan.

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Will Russian Athletes Be Barred From Rio's Summer Olympics?

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Russia is dismissing as "slander" allegations of a widespread state-run doping program at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The IOC says it will take "swift action" based on the outcome of an investigation.

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Nashville Singer-Songwriter Guy Clark Dies At 74

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Guy Clark, one of Nashville's most renowned singer-songwriters, has died at the age of 74. This profile of Clark originally aired on July 23, 2013, on All Things Considered.

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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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