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Mindy Kaling's Super Bowl Ad: Are Indian Women Invisible?

Saturday, January 31, 2015

In a commercial, the comedian pretends no one can see her. One Indian journalist says there's more to the ad than selling insurance. Being visible comes with a risk of violence for women in India.

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Is There A #PubRadioVoice That Sounds Like America?

Friday, January 30, 2015

Earlier this week, we hosted a Twitter chat that tackled questions about diversity in public radio and the pressure some journalists of color feel to sound "white."

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Week In Politics: Romney, Koch Brothers, Budget

Friday, January 30, 2015

Melissa Block talks to regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss Mitt Romney's decision to not run for president in 2016, the Koch brothers' plan to spend nearly $900 million dollars on campaigns and next week's budget proposal.

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African-American NASCAR Driver Raced Like 'A Great Artist'

Friday, January 30, 2015

Wendell Scott becomes the first African-American NASCAR driver to be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Friday. Although Scott faced racism during his career, his son says he would never stop racing.

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Frank Deford: NFL Could Learn A Lesson From The Tennis Court

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

As Deflategate and other embarrassing incidents continue to hit the NFL, Frank Deford says a selfless act by a little-known tennis player could teach the league something about fairness.

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Week In Politics: State Of The Union, Iran, Israel

Friday, January 23, 2015

Robert Siegel talks to regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss President Obama's State of the Union address, Vice President Biden's future, and the U.S.' relationships with Iran and Israel.

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Debate: Is Amazon The Reader's Friend?

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Two teams of editors and writers, including best-selling author Scott Turow, face off over Amazon's influence over the publishing industry, in the latest debate from Intelligence Squared U.S.

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Frank Deford To The NBA: Who's On Worst?

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Commentator Frank Deford marvels at the topsy-turvy nature of the NBA this season; some usually mediocre teams are at the top, and some usually great teams are collectively having an off year.

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Week In Politics: State Of The Union Preview, Romney, Immigration

Friday, January 16, 2015

Audie Cornish talks to regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss President Obama's early rollout of the State of the Union, Romney and the GOP race to the White House, and the House vote on immigration.

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Remembering A 'Giant': 'Everything We Did, We Did Together'

Friday, January 16, 2015

Colleen Kelly Starkloff was working at a nursing home when she met her future husband. He was quadriplegic. His disability was only one of the obstacles they overcame to having a family.

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Not So Wicked Smaht: Boston's Olympic Hopes

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The city is excited to be in the running to host the 2024 Summer Games. Commentator Frank Deford counts the many ways Boston will be a big loser if it wins.

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Letters: Sister Corita Kent, 'Invisibilia' Debut

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

NPR's newest show, Invisibilia debuted last week and our listeners responded with a range of feedback, including one story of a harrowing commute home that may or may not be true.

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At CES, A Gadget To Fix Everything — Except Relationships

Monday, January 12, 2015

Commentator Judy Carter went to last week's Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas after a fight with her partner and tried to find gadgets to repair the relationship. She failed.

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Donating A Single Rollerblade Is Not Going To Help Disaster Victims

Monday, January 12, 2015

Yet that's what someone gave after the Haitian earthquake. A staffer at one nonprofit offers a plan to discourage unuseful donations from individuals and corporations and get what's really needed.

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'Selma' Backlash Misses The Point

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Historian Peniel Joseph says Selma is the first major film about civil rights history that properly honors the contributions of the movement's African-American foot soldiers.

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Week In Politics: New Congress, Keystone XL Pipeline, Paris Attack

Friday, January 09, 2015

Melissa Block speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne, of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks, of the New York Times. They discuss the new Congress, Keystone XL Pipeline votes and terror in Paris.

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Former 'Onion' Editor On Why We Need Satire

Friday, January 09, 2015

Former Onion editor Joe Randazzo reacts to the attack of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo this week.

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A Former Inmate And The 'Mother' Who Buoys Him

Friday, January 09, 2015

James Taylor says it was almost impossible to find a job after he was released from prison in 1999 — until he met Darlene Lewis. She helps ex-cons find work. "We make a good team," she says of James.

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A Familiar Debate On Comedy In Which Contexts Collide

Thursday, January 08, 2015

After the Charlie Hebdo massacre, we're seeing an old debate about the rules of humor that seem to be in opposition. One side says nothing is sacred. The other maintains a right to offense.

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Crowning The 33rd-Best Football Team In America

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

As we eagerly await the first official college football championship, commentator Frank Deford says it's intriguing that the U.S. places as much emphasis on college sports as it does on the pros.

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