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Rev. Willie Barrow: Remembering 'The Little Warrior'

Saturday, March 14, 2015

NPR's Scott Simon remembers Chicago civil rights leader Rev. Willie Barrow. She became an activist at 12, and later marched with Martin Luther King Jr.

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The Family Peach Farm That Became A Symbol Of The Food Revolution

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Heirloom peach trees, and an essay about them, turned one California farm into a landmark of local food. It's now the scene of another unconventional choice: a daughter's return to take the helm.

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'Midnight Rider' Director Gets Two-Year Sentence In Camera Assistant's Death

Saturday, March 14, 2015

NPR's Scott Simon talks with the Los Angeles Times' Richard Verrier about Sarah Jones, who died on the Midnight Rider set. Director Randall Miller will serve two years for involuntary manslaughter.

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St. Louis Alderman: People Want To See More Than Resignations

Saturday, March 14, 2015

St. Louis Alderman Antonio French joins NPR's Scott Simon to discuss the recent police shooting in Ferguson and the changes he feels need to happen in response to the Department of Justice report.

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Several Americans Possibly Exposed To Ebola, As Epidemic Smolders

Friday, March 13, 2015

This week an American aid worker contracted Ebola in West Africa and may have infected other people. No one else is showing symptoms, but one person is being flown to Atlanta for observation.

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Fraternity's Defense Lawyer Not Ruling Out Suing OU

Friday, March 13, 2015

Stephen Jones, famous for defending Oklahoma City Bomber Timothy McVeigh, argues for due process. He says "every student deserves a second chance."

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All Things Considered

President Obama Visits Phoenix Hospital At Center Of VA Crisis

Friday, March 13, 2015

President Obama and Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald visit the veterans hospital in Phoenix Friday to announce a new outside advisory committee to help the VA with customer service.

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All Things Considered

Tom Cotton: The Freshman Senator Behind The Iran Letter

Friday, March 13, 2015

Freshman Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton, who has been in office barely two months, penned an open letter to Iranian leaders this week that 47 Republican senators signed.

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All Things Considered

Wichita Waiter Gets Generous Tip In Form Of New Smile

Friday, March 13, 2015

Brian Maixner, a waiter at the Doo-Dah Diner in Wichita, Kan., received a generous tip from one of his customers: a new smile. NPR's Melissa Block and Audie Cornish explain.

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All Things Considered

Ferguson Residents Continue To Heal After Police Shooting

Friday, March 13, 2015

Ferguson, Mo., activists and residents discuss the shakeup in the police department and the recent police shooting that have disrupted the community's healing process.

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All Things Considered

Dallas Police Make Arrest In Murder Of Iraqi Migrant

Friday, March 13, 2015

Dallas police have made an arrest in the murder of Ahmed Al-Jumaili, who was shot and killed while photographing last week's snow. The Iraqi man had been in the U.S. for less than a month.

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A King Speech You've Never Heard — Plus, Your Chance To Do Archive Sleuthing

Friday, March 13, 2015

For 50 years, this little-known archive of civil rights activities has gone pretty much untouched and untapped.

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Morning Edition

Atlantic Coast Conference Mascots Face Off Without Otto The Orange

Friday, March 13, 2015

Syracuse University is being investigated for possible NCAA violations. In February, the school announced a self-imposed ban on post-season basketball, which apparently included the ACC mascot game.

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Morning Edition

Ferguson Needs To Be Model For Systemic Change, Professor Says

Friday, March 13, 2015

Professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad tells David Greene that wiping the leadership slate clean is a good start. Muhammad is the director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

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Morning Edition

Utah's Governor Signs LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill

Friday, March 13, 2015

The bill was endorsed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The law includes protections in areas of housing and employment. It also contains some exemptions for religious groups.

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Morning Edition

More Indians Who Moved To The U.S. Decide To Return Home

Friday, March 13, 2015

Indians are the 3rd largest immigrant group in the U.S. Decades ago, when immigrants moved here from India, they used to ask each other: "Why would you ever go back?" But now, many are heading back.

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Morning Edition

Does NCAA Ban On Paying Student Athletes Violate Federal Law?

Friday, March 13, 2015

The top college basketball teams face off next week in the NCAA tournament. And, a panel of judges will hear arguments over whether colleges should be allowed to pay basketball and football players.

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Morning Edition

In Ferguson, The Shooting Of 2 Officers Stirs A Long-Simmering Anxiety

Friday, March 13, 2015

Ferguson, Mo., looked like a community that was moving forward this week, with key officials resigning. But then police officers monitoring a protest were shot. For many, the unease is back.

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Former Security Guard Reflects On What He Lost One Fateful Night

Friday, March 13, 2015

In 1990, Rick Abath was tricked into letting thieves into Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. They stole half a billion dollars in artwork — the biggest art theft in history.

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Morning Edition

Mayweather, Pacquiao Will Brawl For Boxing's Richest Purse Ever

Friday, March 13, 2015

The upcoming bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao may or may not be the greatest of all time, but the two fighters are expected to take home at least $200 million combined.

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