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Rachel Martin

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In The Abortion Debate, Rigorous Empathy And Common Ground

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Two national advocates on opposite sides of the abortion rights movement disagree on policy, but agree that the labels that define the debate — pro-life and pro-choice — are insufficient.

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Will The U.S. Win A Second Chance At A Sunni Awakening?

Sunday, June 14, 2015

In 2007, Sunni sheikhs, fed up with al-Qaida, started fighting alongside the U.S. in Iraq. The U.S. needs help again, this time against ISIS militants. But can they win Sunni trust a second time?

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In Newark, Reversing 40 Years Of Neighborhood Neglect

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Newark, N.J., has spent decades in decline. Mayor Ras Baraka is trying to turn the city around, with intensive investment in two tough neighborhoods. Residents say he has a lot of history to overcome.

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At Dover Air Force Base, Bringing Home The Fallen With Grief And Joy

Sunday, May 24, 2015

The rituals of caring for the remains of service members are carried out with special grace by the staff at Dover Air Force Base. "We believe in what we're doing here," says one. "We love them."

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The Outsized Optimism Of The Entrepreneur

Sunday, May 17, 2015

You might think a great idea plus hard work equals business success, but the math is seldom simple. Two entrepreneurs, one whose venture failed and one who's still going, tell why they took the risk.

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Being Transgender At Work Can Be Hard, But Made Easier With An Ally

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Changing from one gender to the other in the workplace can be awkward and risky. With the help of an office ally, a Highway Department employee in Arkansas made it work.

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Remembering The Doomed First Flight Of Operation Babylift

Sunday, April 26, 2015

In 1975, the first flight of orphans out of Vietnam made a crash landing, and many died. Forty years later, some of the survivors have reconnected, helping to lessen their lingering grief.

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'This Is Going To Be Too Hard': Keeping Kids From Using Pot

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Once a symbol of the counterculture, pot is now part of the culture. In Colorado, it's part of everyday culture, raising concerns for parents and those working to keep young people away from drugs.

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VW Camper Van Gets An Electric Makeover

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Talk about a time warp! The iconic VW camper is getting a modern reboot. This time, it's electric.

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Nepal Diverts Climbing Fees To Sherpa Welfare Fund

Sunday, April 19, 2015

One year ago, 16 Nepalis guiding climbers up Mount Everest were swept away by a hanging glacier that had peeled off the mountain. It was the worst single accident in the history of Everest.

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Working Through Depression: Many Stay On The Job, Despite Mental Illness

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sixteen million Americans had at least one major depressive episode in the past year. Of that number, many struggle with whether and how to talk about their depression in the workplace.

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In Greece, Getting By On The Brink Of A Financial Meltdown

Sunday, April 05, 2015

A teacher, a student and an entrepreneur say the economic and social crisis in Athens has forced them to re-calibrate their expectations.

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In New York, A Sculptor's Got Some S'plaining To Do

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Residents of Lucille Ball's hometown in western New York want a life-sized statue of the star removed. They say it's terrifying.

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#NPRreads: Obsessing Over A Murder And The Times' Man In Tehran

Friday, April 03, 2015

This week, we go old school with an excerpt from the book Visiting Hours and then we cheat and go new school pointing to a New York Times video series about Tehran.

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For Undercover Agents, On-The-Job Adrenaline Can Be Addictive

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Danger, subterfuge, adrenaline, the thrill of pulling one over on someone. As more agencies use undercover operatives, we ask what it's like to take on a false identity professionally.

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For The Underdogs, Winning The NCAA Was Extra Sweet

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The 1988 Kansas Jayhawks came from behind and won the championship. Three members of the team reflect on what they learned from the big game and what happened to them in the years after.

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Instead Of Tickets, N.H. Police Hand Out Good-Deed Coupons

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Getting a ticket isn't all bad when it's in Farmington, N.H. Police Chief John Drury tells NPR's Rachel Martin that officers there are giving out pizza coupons for good behavior.

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The Truth About Humanitarian Work: High Ideals Vs. Hard Realities

Sunday, March 15, 2015

In this week's For the Record, we meet three humanitarian aid workers: one confronting the Ebola crisis, another trying to educate Syrian refugees and another who's stepped back from field work.

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Haunted Dolls Are A Thing, And They're Not Cheap, Either

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Some dolls don't look quite right. There's just something creepy about them. Turns out those dolls fetch a high price on eBay and Etsy.

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Learning The Hard Truth About Lying

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Marilee Jones, the former dean of admissions at MIT, inflated her resume and resigned from her position in 2007. Coming back from that kind of mistake can be harrowing — and life-changing.

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