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Robert Siegel

Robert Siegel appears in the following:

Novelist Kamel Daoud, Finding Dignity In The Absurd

Friday, August 21, 2015

His new novel, The Meursault Investigation, reworks Albert Camus' The Stranger from the point of view of the murdered Arab's brother. He says Camus' vision of the absurd gave him back his dignity

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In Merkel's Uncomfortable Moment, A Glimpse Of Germany's Difficult Decisions

Friday, July 17, 2015

At a recent event, German Chancellor Angela Merkel met a Palestinian girl, who said she hoped to stay in Germany. When Merkel explained why she couldn't, the moment caught the people's attention.

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Remembering The 4 Marines Who Died In Chattanooga Shootings

Friday, July 17, 2015

Authorities announced the identities of the four Marines killed in the Chattanooga shootings: Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, Staff Sgt. David Wyatt, Sgt. Carson Holmquist and Lance Cpl. Squire Wells.

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Nostalgic Cars: Sour Automotive Fruit Of Cuban Embargo Gets New Life

Friday, March 27, 2015

In Havana, Cuba, the old cars that crowd the streets used to symbolize a stagnant nation. Now enterprising Cubans have begun renting cars out to tourists who are hungry for the cars of their youth.

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A Fraying Promise: Exploring Race And Inequality In Havana

Thursday, March 26, 2015

One of the revolution's core promises was an egalitarian society. But as Cuba opens up, one of the unintended consequences may be more inequality.

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In Havana, A Journey Into The Forbidden With A Provocative Artist

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

In December, Tania Bruguera planned a performance at Revolution Square. She ended up in jail and had her passport taken. Now she returns to the scene of her alleged crime. This time for an interview.

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With Improved Relations, Are The U.S. And Cuba Ready To Play Ball?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Cuban baseball has been struggling. A lack of money means facilities are in disrepair. Defections mean some of the best players have left. But new relations with the U.S. may mean new opportunities.

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Remembering NPR's Bill Deputy, A 'Guardian Of Sound'

Monday, March 23, 2015

Sound was serious business for Bill Deputy, an audio engineer and All Things Considered technical director for many years. Deputy died Sunday at the age of 58.

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An Object Of Desire: Hope And Yearning For The Internet In Cuba

Monday, March 23, 2015

Without a doubt, the Internet in Cuba is tough. The politics are thorny; getting it is difficult. But there are signs that change is on the horizon.

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For One Parliamentarian, A Stronger Jordan Is Key To Fighting ISIS

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Arab youths dissatisfied with the present are looking longingly to the past, and Islam's glory days. That, and a dearth of opportunities, says Jordanian politician Rula Alhroob, make ISIS attractive.

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Jordan's Fuzzy Definition Of Free Speech

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The government says free expression can combat radicalization. Yet a military court recently sentenced a man to 18 months in prison for a Facebook post deemed insulting to the United Arab Emirates.

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Jordan's King Balances Threats Abroad And Critics At Home

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Jordanians now support the military campaign against the self-declared Islamic State. But King Abdullah still faces domestic opponents, religious and secular, who chafe at restrictions at home.

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Jordan's Army Preps For A Bigger Role Against ISIS

Monday, February 23, 2015

After a pilot was burned alive by the Islamic State, Jordanians have become much more supportive of its role in the war against the extremist group.

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Cold Casing: The Mystery Of The Long-Lost Winchester Rifle

Monday, January 19, 2015

For archaeologist Eva Jensen, a happenstance find in Nevada has turned into an in-depth quest. Since stumbling across a Winchester rifle manufactured in 1882, she and other researchers have been seeking to unravel the mysteries behind it.

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In New Hampshire, Two Different Tales Of Scott Brown's State Jump

Friday, October 31, 2014

The very close U.S. Senate race in New Hampshire could come down to where Republican challenger Scott Brown is from.

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Former NPR Head Remembered For His Humor, Love Of Baseball.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Robert Siegel offers his personal memories of former NPR President Frank Mankiewicz, who died Thursday at age 90. Mankiewicz was also remembered for being Sen. Robert Kennedy's presidential campaign manager.

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Close Iowa Senate Race Could Come Down To How Women Vote

Monday, October 20, 2014

Joni Ernst, who's an officer in the Iowa Army National Guard, presents herself as a mother, soldier, leader. But many women aren't responding to that.

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Calderon: End Fossil Fuel Subsidies, Create Carbon Tax

Monday, September 22, 2014

Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon lead a group to encourage heads of state to propel climate change. He discusses the obstacles that block aggressive efforts to curb climate change.

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What's Turkey's Next Step In Fight Against ISIS?

Monday, September 22, 2014

Turkey recently secured the release of 49 ISIS hostages. John Kerry said that Ankara had not committed to the coalition against ISIS because they first needed to deal with that hostage situation.

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Court Documents Show How NSA Leaned On Yahoo, How Yahoo Fought Back

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Newly released court documents reveal details of a battle between Yahoo and the Obama administration. The government pressured Yahoo to disclose some users' data for a secret NSA surveillance program.

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