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City Versus Suburb A Longstanding Divide In Detroit

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Detroit has long been a city divided among racial and economic lines. As the city attempts to recover, some see the change as an opportunity to heal those old wounds.

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Rebuilding A Life And A City After Years On Detroit's Streets

Sunday, March 09, 2014

After years of selling drugs and serving prison time in Detroit, Isaac Lott now works to help reclaim abandoned homes. He says he is hopeful about his own future, as well as the future of the city.

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Picking Apart Detroit To Make It Whole Again

Sunday, March 09, 2014

There are an estimated 80,000 abandoned buildings scattered throughout Detroit. As the city tries to navigate its bankruptcy, part of Detroit's recovery plan involves deconstruction and demolition.

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'Kids For Cash' Captures A Juvenile Justice Scandal From Two Sides

Saturday, March 08, 2014

In 2011, two Pennsylvania judges were sent to prison for getting paid for keeping juvenile detention centers full. A new documentary looks back at the case, interviewing kids and the judges involved.

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Putting A Name And Face To A Famous Voice

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Aloe Blacc sang two of the past year's most ubiquitous singles. So why haven't you heard of him?

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Catching Kayla: Running One Step Ahead Of Multiple Sclerosis

Saturday, March 08, 2014

When Kayla Montgomery runs, her legs go numb. But she's determined to not let MS slow her down. The teen track star from North Carolina is headed to nationals in New York next week.

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Die-Hard Disney Fans Band Together At The Happiest Place On Earth

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Packs of enthusiasts have started meeting up in Disneyland with matching gear and group names, like The Neverlanders and Walt's Misfits. Disney gangs? Not quite.

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The Unforgettable Performance Ed Harris Doesn't Remember

Saturday, March 08, 2014

In a community theater production in 1973, Harris went into another zone. The Oscar-nominated actor says he totally embodied his character, and he's been chasing that high ever since.

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A Frat Of Their Own: Muslims Create A New Space On Campus

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Alpha Lambda Mu filled a void last year, becoming the first Muslim fraternity in the country. Its founder says he just wanted to provide Muslim American men a place to be themselves.

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Meet The Murdering, Kidnapping Imposter Who Fooled Walter Kirn

Saturday, March 08, 2014

In 1998, the novelist befriended a rich, eccentric, art-loving Rockefeller — or so he thought. Kirn explores the man's lies in Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade.

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Affordable Care Act Isn't Perfect, But It's A 'Pretty Good Structure'

Saturday, March 08, 2014

In his new book, Ezekiel Emanuel explains How the Affordable Care Act Will Improve Our Terribly Complex, Blatantly Unjust, Outrageously Expensive, Grossly Inefficient, Error Prone System.

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The Persistence Of Elbow

Saturday, March 08, 2014

"My microphone stand was a broom handle," says singer Guy Garvey of his band's early days. The UK alt-rockers have been at it a quarter century, driven by what he calls a kind of foolhardy enthusiasm.

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Hollywood Bug Man Understands How Cockroaches Think

Saturday, March 08, 2014

How do you get insects to "act" on camera? Entomologist Steven Kutcher tells NPR's Scott Simon about wrangling bugs for Hollywood — and about using the insects as living paintbrushes.

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'Night In Shanghai' Dances On The Eve Of Destruction

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Nicole Mones' new novel tells the story of African-American musicians who found respect and appreciation in Shanghai's nightclubs, even as the city descended into Japanese occupation and war.

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A Homeless Teen Finds Solace In A Teacher And A Recording

Friday, March 07, 2014

Aaron didn't think he would ever tell a teacher he was living on the street. But sharing a recording of his personal story, he says, was a relief.

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The Soul Of The World's Most Expensive Violin

Friday, March 07, 2014

After being stored under a bed for a half-century, a $16 million violin is now in the hands of Anne Akiko Meyers, who's recorded Vivaldi's vivid Four Seasons.

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How Bad Directions (And A Sandwich) Started World War I

Thursday, March 06, 2014

World War I began 100 years ago this summer. The spark — Archduke Ferdinand's assassination — was dramatic, tragic and, in some ways, almost comic.

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A Lifelong Radio Man Wins New Fans With 'Big Broadcast'

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Ed Walker fell in love with radio as a kid in the 1930s. Today, as the host of WAMU 88.5's beloved Sunday night show, he introduces a new generation to classic programs from the golden age of radio.

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Reminder From A Marine: Civilians And Veterans Share Ownership Of War

Thursday, March 06, 2014

"The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are as much every U.S. citizen's wars as they are the veterans' wars," says Phil Klay, who served in Iraq. His debut story collection is called Redeployment.

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Regina Carter's Jazz Genealogy

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

"The beauty was in the rawness," says the violinist, who based her latest album around field recordings from the American South.

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