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StoryCorps 393: Two Peas in a Pod

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Tina Vasquez tells her mother, Sonia Vasquez, about what it was like to grow up broke in the 1990s.

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The Takeaway

Good News for 'Guilty' Catholics

Monday, October 06, 2014

After Pope Francis performed 20 weddings this year for couples considering themselves to be "living in sin," bishops are meeting this week to evaluate the Church's view on family life. 

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Features

ICYMI: The Week's Most Popular Stories

Friday, October 03, 2014

WNYC
The Internet was super slow in 1991. Ethan Hawke had an intense step-dad. Co-workers get insecure, too. These are a few of the week’s top stories, all in one convenient playlist.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Cooking For Your Family With America's Test Kitchen

Friday, September 26, 2014

Feeding your family doesn't have to be stressful or boring. Here's how to make it fun and delicious. 

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The Takeaway

The Challenges of a Youth Complicated by Poverty

Thursday, September 25, 2014

One voice argues that in order to help impoverished students, education policy makers need to change some of their assumptions about how school works.

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The Takeaway

Navigating The Journey of Breast Cancer

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The three women of The Takeaway's series "Under Her Skin: Living With Breast Cancer" bring us up to date on their journeys.

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Radio Rookies

Tough to the Corps: Teen Girl Wants to Join Marines

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

WNYC
Cece Rodriguez may be tiny at 5 ’4”, 100 lbs, but she’s physically strong. Despite her family’s concerns, she dreams of testing her toughness by enlisting in the U.S. Marines.

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Radio Rookies

Nine People, One Bedroom: A Teen's Take on Life In Poverty

Monday, September 22, 2014

WNYC
Jairo Gomez's nine-person family lives in a one-bedroom apartment. He knows education is the way out of poverty, but sometimes being poor makes it difficult to make good choices.

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The Takeaway

NFL & Domestic Violence: One Woman's Story

Friday, September 19, 2014

Dewan Smith-Williams tells her story of abuse at the hands of her husband, former NFL player Wally Williams.

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The Takeaway

Roundtable: The NFL's Culture of Violence

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A number of critics believe the National Football League has taken too long to confront what some have described as a culture of violence within the NFL.

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The Takeaway

45 Million Americans Live Below the Poverty Line

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A new Census report finds that 45.3 million people are still living below the poverty line. After the recession, it looks like there's been recovery for some, but not for all.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Between Meals

Friday, September 12, 2014

Christmas cheer and family secrets with Ann Beattie; Haruki Murakami cooks spaghetti; a young writer’s brief candle.  

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Selected Shorts

Where You'll Find Me

Friday, September 12, 2014

Secrets and lies from Ann Beattie.

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Selected Shorts

The Year of Spaghetti

Friday, September 12, 2014

Cooking pasta with Haruki Murakami

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Selected Shorts

Reading Aloud

Friday, September 12, 2014

A brief encounter from Marina Keegan

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The Takeaway

The Human Toll of Militarizing the Border

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Since 2010, there have been more than two dozen reported violent clashes with U.S. Custom and Border Patrol agents, and 40 fatalities since 2005. To date, no one has been reprimanded.

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The Takeaway

Inside the Lost Chapters of 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Miranda Grope, Elvira Erstwhile, Clarence Crump, and Bertie Upside — just some of the characters left behind in Roald Dahl's early drafts.

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The Takeaway

For the First Time, America is a Nation of Singles

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Once upon a time in America, marriage was the norm for adults of a certain age. But now over 50 percent of American adults are single.

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The Takeaway

White House Backtracks on Immigration Action

Monday, September 08, 2014

Back in June, President Obama promised executive action on immigration by the end of the summer. But over the weekend, the White House had a change of heart.

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The Takeaway

The Search for Diverse Children's Books

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Patrik Henry Bass discusses his new book, "Zero Degree Zombie Zone," a children's fantasy tale that pits African-American middle schoolers against zombies.

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