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The Leonard Lopate Show

Leaving Family in Africa, Starting Over in America

Monday, January 26, 2015

Looking to pick up the pieces of her life, Alexandra Fuller confronts tough questions about her past, the American man she married, and the family she left behind in Africa.

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Morning Edition

Guinea Cleric Demands Safer Burials To Stop Ebola's Spread

Monday, January 26, 2015

Efforts to alter customs have been stymied by fear and suspicion surrounding the disease. In Guinea's third-largest city Kindia, the Grand Imam is trying to galvanize people to adopt best practices.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Overcoming Hardships, Optimizing Your Eats

Monday, January 26, 2015

Leonard is back in the host seat! A Guantanamo diary. 1,000 foods to eat before you die. Alexandra Fuller's latest book. Capitalizing off of kitchen mishaps.

Several Killed In Egypt Amid Clashes Marking Anniversary Of Uprising

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Police cracked down on demonstrators marking the fourth anniversary of mass protests that ousted President Hosni Mubarak.

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Suspected Boko Haram Militants Attack Another Nigerian Town

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The reported assault is on a city about 100 miles southwest of where the Islamist extremist group killed as many as 2,000 people earlier this month.

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Kerry Urges Nigeria To Hold Credible Elections In Face Of Violence

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Lagos, Nigeria, ahead of the country's presidential elections. The visit also comes amid an upsurge of violence from the Islamist militants Boko Haram.

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Mistrust, Anger Holds Guinea Back From Fighting Ebola

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Local resistance is hampering the nation's efforts to eradicate the virus by mid-March. Correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton tells NPR's Rachel Martin how health workers are dealing with it.

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All Things Considered

Between The Laughs, South African Comedian Hopes To Educate

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Trevor Noah, a new international correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, turns a sharp eye on American policy — while answering the questions about world news that people are afraid to ask.

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All Things Considered

International Criminal Court To Try Former Child Soldier With War Crimes

Friday, January 23, 2015

The international criminal court in the Hague was founded to prosecute those who commit war crimes — particularly the crime of abducting and conscripting children as soldiers. But for the first time in that court's 15 year history, it's putting on trial a man who was once a victim of that same crime.

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Dear World: Bill And Melinda Gates Have 'Big Bets' For 2030

Friday, January 23, 2015

Their annual letter to the public has been published. They're betting that in 15 years, polio will be eradicated, Africa will feed itself and 2 billion people will use their phones as mobile banks.

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Morning Edition

American Millennial Missionary In Guinea Isn't Scared Off By Ebola

Friday, January 23, 2015

Luke Whitworth, 23, came to Guinea from South Carolina 13 months ago. That's when the outbreak there began. His sponsoring group gave him the option to leave — but he's determined to stay.

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Ancient Egyptian Relic Broken, Repaired With Glue

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Anonymous officials say the beard of the golden mask of King Tutankamun broke off during a cleaning last year, and was glued back on in a hurry.

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30-Year Sentence Lifted For Woman In El Salvador Abortion Case

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Carmen Guadalupe Vasquez Aldana had steadfastly denied having an abortion. She said her unborn baby had died due to medical complications. This week, Congress pardoned her after seven years in jail.

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Hello, I Must Be Squatting

Thursday, January 22, 2015

You're a new Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana. A villager comes by. Do you a) give a high five b) nod your head respectfully or c) squat and say "n naa."

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Morning Edition

Police Fire Tear Gas On Kenyan Kids Protecting A Soccer Field

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Hundreds of kids in Nairobi protested the loss of their playground to a developer Monday. In the end, the children did what ordinary Kenyans are rarely able to do: defend a public space.

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All Things Considered

Africa's Soccer Tourney Takes Guinea's Mind Off Ebola

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Today, Guineans had one thing on their mind: Would their beloved Elephants beat Ivory Coast in the Africa Cup of Nations?

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All Things Considered

As Students Go Back To School In Guinea, Ebola Fears Mix WIth Daily Routine

Monday, January 19, 2015

Schools in Guinea have been closed since the summer, when they were closed due to the Ebola outbreak. As schools finally re-open Monday, one family in the capital, Conakry, is striving to revive its early-morning routine.

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Morning Edition

Guinea Launches Campaign To End Ebola In 60 Days

Monday, January 19, 2015

Officials In Guinea have begun an effort to try to rid the West African nation of Ebola. The Ebola czar says the new initiative is needed because pockets of resistance and denial remain in Guinea.

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Smoke Got In His Eyes And Inspired A New Kind Of Lamp

Sunday, January 18, 2015

As a boy in Kenya, Evans Wadongo struggled to do his homework by the light of kerosene and firewood. Now he has designed a solar-charged lamp made of scrap metal for sub-Saharan Africa.

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All Things Considered

Guinea's Health Minister Says Ebola Situation 'Improving'

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Guinea's health minister says schools will re-open on Monday after being closed because of the Ebola outbreak. Correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton talks to NPR's Arun Rath from the capital, Conakry.

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