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'Hidden Figures' A Hit With Young Women Of Color Interested in STEM

Sunday, January 08, 2017

The film Hidden Figures is inspiring a new generation of young female coders of color. NPR checks in with some teenagers who like the movie.

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What We Can Learn From 'Washington's Farewell'

Sunday, January 08, 2017

The tradition of giving a goodbye address goes all the way back to the nation's first president. Author John Avlon says George Washington's farewell was remarkably prescient and prophetic.

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Raised In A Prison, 'The Warden's Daughter' Decides It's Time To Find A Mom

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Cammie O'Reilly lost her mother when she was a baby — so she seeks out maternal support from female inmates. Author Jerry Spinelli says the book was inspired by a real-life story from his hometown.

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The Voice Of Lukas Graham, On Small-Town Life In A Big City

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Lukas Forchhammer, leader of the Danish band, grew up in a commune-like section of Copenhagen. "It was more of a rural upbringing," he says, "even though it was in the center of our capital city."

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Researchers Begin To Look At Gun Violence As Public Health Issue

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Researchers Andrew Papachristos and Gary Slutkin have started to look at gun violence as a public health epidemic, and how to take a holistic approach and reinterpret the problem.

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Chicago Police Say Repeat Gun Offenders Need To Be Held Accountable

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson and Lisa Morrison Butler, Chicago's Commissioner of the Department of Family and Support Services, discuss the recent spike of violence in the city.

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Illinois Congressman: Poverty Plays A Large Role In Chicago Gun Violence

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Congressman Danny Davis is a Democrat representing Illinois's 7th District, which includes some Chicago neighborhoods hardest hit by gun violence. His own grandson was shot and killed last November.

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Barbershop: Former Members Talk About What Led Them To Join Gangs In Chicago

Saturday, January 07, 2017

To help us understand why so many young men contribute to Chicago's violence and gang problems we speak with former members, Andre Evans, Edwin Day and Mario Hardiman.

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More Federal Gun Prosecutions Needed In Chicago, Says Police Board Leader

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Chicago Police Board President Lori Lightfoot discusses the rise in gun-related deaths in the city. She says the Chicago Police Department can't tackle the problem on its own.

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The xx On Growing Up Without Growing Apart

Friday, January 06, 2017

Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith have been a trio since childhood, but like any long-term relationship, it's taken work. They joined NPR's Ari Shapiro to talk about their unique bond.

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New Democratic Senate Leader Vows To Hold 'Donald Trump's Feet To The Fire'

Friday, January 06, 2017

Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York says he is open to compromise but wants to hold a hard line on protecting his party's priorities. And he is going to use the incoming president's words against him.

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DJ Khaled Throws Us The Keys

Friday, January 06, 2017

The musician and Snapchat advice guru says his communication style is meant to resonate with young audiences. "Sometimes we've got to get somebody to translate in a different way," he says.

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After Prison, A Mom Finds Her Way Back Into Her Daughter's Life

Friday, January 06, 2017

As a teenager, Kayla Wilson talked to her grandma about her mom's incarceration in 2006. Now an adult, she and her mom discuss those days and how the experience changed them.

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Tennessee Recovery Court Provides Drug Addicts An Alternative To Jail

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

In Roane County, Tenn., a special recovery court works to combat the area's addiction problem by getting addicts into treatment instead of jail.

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Roxane Gay On Good Men, Bad Men And 'Difficult Women'

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Gay's new short story collection explores women's lives and issues of race, class and sex. But she says the book could easily have been called Difficult Men.

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How Silicon Valley Can Help You Get Unstuck

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Many of us feel stuck at one point or another: in the wrong city, the wrong job, or the wrong relationship. Self help gurus have offered lots of advice — but here's a new idea, from the tech world.

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My Fiancé Is Addicted To Porn

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the hosts hear from a woman wondering whether her fiancé's porn addiction can be helped.

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To Appeal To A Modern Palate, Native Chef Gives Tradition A Little Twist

Sunday, January 01, 2017

More Native Americans are revisiting indigenous ingredients and methods of cooking. It's a natural calling for chefs, like Navajo Freddie Bitsoie, who have found themselves in a cultural tug of war.

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For These Three Teachers, School And Rock Go Hand In Hand

Sunday, January 01, 2017

By day, Nicola Berlinsky and sisters Lisa Pimentel and Joanie Pimentel are colleagues at an elementary school. By night, they're bandmates — in a group they ironically named No Small Children.

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Actor And Activist Jesse Williams: 'I'm Certain I'm Making A Difference'

Saturday, December 31, 2016

The Grey's Anatomy co-star tells NPR's Michel Martin he's seen the effects of his actions in the public consciousness and discourse. He says he's inspired by black women and the black LGBTQ community.

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