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South Africa's Xenophobic Attacks 'Vile,' Says Zulu King Accused Of Inciting Them

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Recent attacks against immigrants have reportedly caused at least seven deaths in the country. Accused of incendiary remarks, Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini says his comments were taken out of context.
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How Will 'Off-The-Field' Issues Affect Jameis Winston's NFL Prospects?

Sunday, April 26, 2015

NPR's Arun Rath talks with ESPN's Sarah Spain about the presumed number-one pick in next week's NFL draft.
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Malta's Coast Guard Rescues Migrants — And Feels The Strain

Sunday, April 26, 2015

For more than a decade, the Mediterranean island nation has responded to distress calls from desperate migrants hoping to reach safety. The difference now is in the numbers.
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Oklahoma Now Has More Earthquakes Than California

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The state is accustomed to tornadoes and severe weather. But since 2008, there's been a surge of quakes — linked to oil and gas drilling.
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As California's Economy Reels From Drought, At Least One Industry Is Doing Fine

Sunday, April 26, 2015

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with a California landscaper who says demand for her business is booming.
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Kirk Franklin On 'Trap Gospel' And Taking Heat From The Church

Sunday, April 26, 2015

For gospel purists, Erica Campbell's "I Luh God" resembles secular club music in a way that's too close for comfort. Kirk Franklin knows a thing or two about that.
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A Day After Earthquake, Nepal Struck By Aftershocks

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Donatella Lorch, a freelance journalist in Kathmandu, gives NPR's Arun Rath an update on the effects of Saturday's devastating quake. She says people are taking it "hour by hour and day by day."
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'It Crackles With Life': Beauty Pill Returns

Sunday, April 26, 2015

A virus caused Chad Clark's heart to tear with every beat, giving him a 22 percent chance to live. Eleven years after Beauty Pill's debut LP, he and his band come back resilient.
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Solving Crimes With Pollen, One Grain Of Evidence At A Time

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Dallas Mildenhall is one of the world's few forensic pollen experts. He recently identified a rare, mutated pollen grain that helped police crack a murder case in his native New Zealand.
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Turkey's Armenian Artists Honor Their Community's Past

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Turkey is gradually allowing minority populations more avenues of expression, including in the arts. This week, thousands attended a rare and moving Istanbul performance of Armenian music and poetry.
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Why Some Native Actors Quit 'Ridiculous Six'

Saturday, April 25, 2015

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Native American journalist Vincent Schiller about what led a group of Native American actors to walk off the set of Adam Sandler's Netflix movie — and why others stayed.
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The World Music Education of Philip Glass

Saturday, April 25, 2015

In his new memoir, Music Without Words, the composer explains how a chance meeting with Ravi Shankar sparked a fascination with the cultures of the world and their music.
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The Armenian Diaspora Remembers And Mourns

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The largest Armenian population in the United States lives in Glendale, Calif. NPR's Arun Rath attended a vigil to commemorate the centennial of mass killings of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire.
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Behind The Scenes At Eric Holder's Last Day At The Justice Department

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The outgoing Attorney General bade farewell to the Justice Department, where he's worked on and off since 1976.
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In Kabul, An Uneasy Springtime Equilibrium

Saturday, April 25, 2015

At the start of Afghanistan's "fighting season," officially declared by the Taliban on Friday, NPR producer Rebecca Hersher meets a group of boys who just want to fly their kites.
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From Alabama To ISIS

Saturday, April 25, 2015

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Ellie Hall of Buzzfeed News about a Yemeni-American student named Hoda who left Alabama to join the so-called Islamic State in Syria.
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Devastating Earthquake Hits Nepal, Kills More Than 1,000

Saturday, April 25, 2015

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Kunda Dixit, a Nepali Times editor, about today's deadly quake. It caused an Everest avalanche and destroyed ancient monuments in and around the capital, Kathmandu.
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Beauty Pill's 'Steven and Tiwonge' Is And Isn't A Protest Song

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Chad Clark of the band Beauty Pill walks us through creating "Steven and Tiwonge," a song about a gay couple in Malawi sentenced to 14 years in prison for their sexuality.
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Questioning The Black Male Experience In America

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Redefining the narrative of what it means to black and male in the U.S. is at the heart of "Question Bridge: Black Males," an award-winning, multimedia art project.
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Lawless Libya: The Jumping Off Point For Migrants Heading To Europe

Friday, April 24, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Rebecca Murray, a freelance reporter for McClatchy in Libya, about the collapse of law and order, the rise of the self-declared Islamic State and the migrant crisis.
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