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Week In Politics: Sen. Tom Cotton's Letter To Iran, Clinton Addresses Emails

Friday, March 13, 2015

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and Ramesh Ponnuru, senior editor for the National Review and columnist for Bloomberg View. They discuss Sen. Tom Cotton's open letter to Iranian leaders and Hillary Clinton's press conference this week, where she addressed her use of a private email account while she was Secretary of State.

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Morning Edition

Deford: NCAA Fans Continue To Drink Deeply Of The (Sports) Spirits

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Recent scandals involving student athletes at Syracuse University and other prominent athletic departments, remind commentator Frank Deford of speakeasies during Prohibition.

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Will Exposure Fatigue Get Ferguson's Cops To Change Their Ways?

Sunday, March 08, 2015

It's reasonable to wonder whether months of international scrutiny will leave a positive mark on the Ferguson Police Department. But for that the happen, the heat can't let up.

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Morning Edition

Alex Rodriguez Is Back, For Better Or Worse

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

As Major League Baseball's exhibition season begins, commentator Frank Deford says the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez is unlikely to be able to overcome his fall from grace, at least in the eyes of the fans.

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Debate: Do Liberals Stifle Intellectual Diversity On The College Campus?

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Are conservative views stifled in academia? Is it censorship when colleges withdraw invitations extended to controversial speakers? Experts debate free speech in an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.

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All Things Considered

Week In Politics: U.S.-Iran Policy, Netanyahu Speech

Friday, February 27, 2015

Robert Siegel speaks with regular political commentators EJ Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of the New York Times. They discuss U.S.-Iran policy and the upcoming speech of Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Morning Edition

An Uneventful Week In Sports Could Still Go Down In History

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

NASCAR is suspending a driver accused of domestic violence, and the NFL is considering allowing two teams to share a stadium? Sports commentator Frank Deford is pleased.

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Malcolm X's Public Speaking Power

Saturday, February 21, 2015

On the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X's assassination, commentator Gwen Thompkins wants his skill as a public speaker and debater to be remembered as a key part of his legacy.

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Morning Edition

Pain, But No Regrets: A Father Remembers His Adopted Son

Friday, February 20, 2015

Bill Jones is thought to have been the first single man to adopt a child in California, back in the 1960s. His son has since died, but despite the loss, Jones says he never regrets adopting his child.

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Debate: Are America's Best Days Behind It?

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Is America in decline, or an unparalleled leader on the world stage? In the 100th debate from Intelligence Squared U.S., two teams face off over the motion, "Declinists Be Damned: Bet On America."

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Morning Edition

John Calipari Gets The Best Out Of His One-And-Done Bench

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Commentator Frank Deford analyzes the University of Kentucky men's basketball team's winning streak.

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All Things Considered

Week In Politics: DHS Funding, ISIS, Same-Sex Marriage In Alabama

Friday, February 13, 2015

Rachel Martin reviews the week in politics with our regular commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the Department of Homeland Security funding debate, the authorization of force against the Islamic State and same-sex marriage in Alabama.

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Morning Edition

Chapel Hill Shooting Victims Were 'Radiant,' Teacher Says

Friday, February 13, 2015

One of the young students killed in Tuesday's shooting in Chapel Hill, N.C., Yusor Abu-Salha, spoke to StoryCorps last year with her former third grade teacher.

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Schoolbook

OPINION: New York's Budget Debate Must Focus More on Children

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

An advocate presses New York lawmakers to pay attention to the return on investments when it comes to supporting children as they negotiate next year's budget.
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Deford: 'Gentleman and Coach' Dean Smith Did What He Believed In

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Hall of Famer led the University of North Carolina to two national titles during his 35-year career coaching basketball. Commentator Frank Deford remembers Smith, who died Saturday.

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Part Asian-American, All Jewish?

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

After years of dealing with doubters, one writer examines the lives of other people with mixed Asian-American and Jewish heritage, and what that means for their faith.

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Morning Edition

Dear Aging Athletes: Say Hello To Goodbye

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Commentator Frank Deford contemplates the difficulty of knowing when to quit.

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All Things Considered

Letters: Whiteness On Public Radio, Mormons On Anti-Discrimination

Monday, February 02, 2015

Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel read emails and comments from listeners about stories on the Mormon Church's support of anti-discrimination legislation and whiteness in public radio.

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Journalist Jorge Ramos Takes On Obama, Republicans

Monday, February 02, 2015

Often called the Walter Cronkite of Latino America, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos could play a big role in the 2016 presidential elections.

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Schoolbook

OPINION: Cuomo's 'Power Grab' Over Schools Will Spark Suburban Backlash

Monday, February 02, 2015

A New York City education professor argues against Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal to rely even more on test scores when it comes to rewarding local school districts and teachers.
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