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Bel Kaufman Took Us 'Up The Down Staircase'

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Bel Kaufman was a public school teacher who revealed what the New York public schools were really like. She died Friday, in Manhattan, at the age of 103. NPR's Scott Simon has this remembrance.

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One Teacher's Latest Lesson Plan: Help The Homeless

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Thomas Rebman is a teacher, but for his summer vacation he's spending 30 days homeless on the streets of Orlando. NPR's Scott Simon catches up with him as he raises awareness about homelessness.

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Happy Birthday To Amazon, And Its Data Mining

Saturday, July 26, 2014

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on Amazon.com as it celebrates its 20th birthday this month, examining the ways in which we're courted online to buy just about everything.

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In Writing, Nadine Gordimer Explored Why We're All Here

Saturday, July 19, 2014

South African writer and activist Nadine Gordimer wrote 15 books, and helped her friend Nelson Mandela edit his famous speech, "I Am Prepared To Die." She died this week at the age of 90.

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Lots Of Fish In The Sea, But One Great White In NYC

Saturday, June 28, 2014

A surprise catch-of-the day jumped straight out of a Stephen Spielberg movie and into a boat right off New York City's 116th Street.

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Buried By Picasso, The Man Beneath 'The Blue Room' Tells A Story

Saturday, June 21, 2014

In Pablo Picasso's painting The Blue Room, infrared technology this week revealed the canvas' previous occupant: a portrait of a melancholy, mustachioed man.

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In Tikrit, Meet The New Boss, Same As The Old Boss

Saturday, June 14, 2014

In 2003, NPR's Scott Simon and Peter Breslow were in Iraq. Back then, the city of Tikrit had just been liberated by U.S. troops. Today, Islamic hardliners are once again in charge.

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On The 70th Anniversary Of D-Day, A Look At What Could Have Been

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Seventy years ago, U.S. assault troops landed on Omaha Beach during the invasion of Normandy, deciding the course of history. What might be different today if they had been turned back?

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N.J. Nets, Devils Owner Gave Millions To Local Causes

Saturday, June 07, 2014

We remember Lewis Katz, who once said, "Life is meant to have as much fun as you can conjure up." Katz made a fortune as a sports team owner and gave millions of it away.

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Adman Was King Of The One-Liners, But Knew Where To Draw The Line

Saturday, May 31, 2014

David Abbott brought his signature brand of crisp, catchy copy-writing to ads for The Economist magazine and Volvo. Abbott passed away this month at age 75.

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South Korea Repaves For A 'Woman-Friendly Seoul'

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Women-only parking spaces are popping up all over Seoul, South Korea. They are wider, longer and painted pink. It's the city's effort to make a more female-friendly city.

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He Gave His Life For The Nation And His Name To An Airport

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Airports are often named after politicians or celebrities, but who is Chicago's airport named for? Few know the story of WWII fighter pilot and Medal of Honor recipient Butch O'Hare.

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A School Lunch Denied Prompts Powerful Action In A World Of Words

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Tweeting and blogging make it easy to complain in the virtual world. Instead, an outraged Michigan mom took a step to make a difference in real life.

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Nostalgia For What's Been Lost Since 'Brown V. Board'

Saturday, May 17, 2014

No one wants to return to the system of American apartheid. Public education, with its glaring inequities, is a reminder of all the work left undone.

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The Catchy Songs Of Eurovision Transcend Europe's Divided Politics

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Eurovision: Love it, hate it, or have no idea what we're talking about? With tensions high in Ukraine, Russian performers are facing the music at the kitschy singing contest.

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Love Your Profile, Take Me Out To The Ball Game?

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Major League Baseball and Match.com have a new joint venture to connect fans looking for romance. But can they make lovers out of those with a passion for baseball?

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Want A Tour Of The American Psyche? Flip Through SkyMall

Saturday, May 03, 2014

That catalog stuffed in the seat pocket during your flight is one of America's best-read publications. What does that say about us?

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Home Of Second City Comedy Ranks First In Humor

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Chicago is the best place to have a good laugh, according to a report from the Humor Research Lab in Colorado. But don't be fooled — you can't precisely calculate a city's sense of humor.

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Dog Races The Rails To Manhattan — And Wins New Yorkers' Hearts

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Rush hour took on new meaning this week when a dog jumped in front of a commuter train and began to run.

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'Muse Of Painting' Came To Churchill's Rescue — And Bush's

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Portraits of world leaders painted by former President George W. Bush go on exhibit in Dallas on Saturday. He took up the hobby after he read Winston Churchill's essay, "Painting as Pastime."

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