Lakshmi Singh

Lakshmi Singh appears in the following:

Serving Time And Fighting California Wildfires

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Close to 1,500 inmates have been sent to battle the wildfires in Northern California. They are paid less than minimum wage, and some critics have decried the state program slave labor.

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Michael Bublé Wants To Spread The 'love'

Sunday, November 18, 2018

On his latest album, love, the Canadian crooner interprets classic love songs of the past century.

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Inside The Business Of School Security To Stop Active Shooters

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Schools in the U.S. have spent billions of dollars on systems to stop shooters. Washington Post reporter John Woodrow Cox says it's not clear how effective these measures can be.

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Environmentalists Push For Ban On Balloons

Sunday, August 19, 2018

First it was plastic bags, then plastic straws. Now environmental groups are urging a ban on balloons. The anti-balloon campaign is happening at Clemson University football games, and in a small Rhode Island community.

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Finding, Then Filming, The Young All-Female Crew In 'Skate Kitchen'

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Director Crystal Moselle stumbled upon a group of teenage skater girls on the New York City subway. Then she made a feature film that stars them.

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From Prison To The London Stage: A 'MacBeth' Actor's Second Act

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Michael Balogun spent his early years in and out of jail — until he decided to become an actor. Balogun credits that decision as to why he's alive today.

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Dan Brown Pits Creationism Against Science In His Latest Novel, 'Origin'

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Brown has long considered questions about science and faith, leavened with plenty of adventure, of course. In his new novel, he asks whether faith in God (or gods) can survive the advance of science.

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Officer Killed In Niger Attack Laid To Rest In South Florida

Saturday, October 21, 2017

WLRN's Caitie Switalski reports from the funeral of Sgt. La David T. Johnson. He was the U.S. Army officer who was one of four U.S. troop members killed in Niger earlier this month.

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Why The Somalia Attack Is Being Compared To Sept. 11

Saturday, October 21, 2017

It's been a week since a massive truck bomb blew up the center of Mogadishu in Somalia. The blast that killed more than 350 is being compared to Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the U.S.

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Spain Will Fire Catalonia Leaders, Force New Elections

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Spain's prime minister says he's firing the Catalan regional government and forcing elections in six months. Separatists flood Barcelona's streets in protest.

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Ban The Box: What This New Law Means For Potential Employees With A Criminal Record

Saturday, October 21, 2017

A law in California took effect preventing companies from requiring job applicants to disclose criminal histories. NPR's Lakshmi Singh talks with National Employment Law Project attorney Beth Avery.

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311's Nick Hexum: After 3 Decades, It's All About The Fans

Sunday, July 09, 2017

For one of rock's biggest cult bands, sticking together for 27 years has had its challenges, both musical and personal. But frontman Hexum says 311's just grateful to its famously loyal fans.

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When Times Are Hard, Paramore Calls On '80s Pep

Sunday, June 11, 2017

The trio's new album, After Laughter, sets bleak lyrics against summertime grooves. Taylor York, Hayley Williams and Zac Farro talk about that contrast and having faith in God and each other.

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Macron's Party Projected To Win Massive Majority In French Parliamentary Elections

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Projections for the first round of parliamentary elections in France show a sweeping victory for the centrist party of President Emmanuel Macron.

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Putin Doesn't Appear Worried About Anti-Government Demonstrations In Russia

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Anti-government demonstrations are scheduled in hundreds of cities across Russia on Monday, but President Vladimir Putin doesn't appear to be worried.

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Her Violin Stolen, A Prodigy's World Became 'Unstrung'

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Min Kym had found her perfect partner in a 1696 Stradivarius — until it was snatched in a London cafe. She comes to terms with the loss in her new memoir, Gone: A Girl, A Violin, A Life Unstrung.

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'Eyes On The Prize' Producer On Making A Civil Rights Documentary Before Its Time

Sunday, March 12, 2017

The 14-part PBS series covered 30 years of the civil rights movement, winning two Emmy Awards and two Peabody Awards. Producer and cinematographer Jon Else says only primary sources were on screen.

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The Military Strategy Behind Bolstering U.S.-Backed Syrian Forces To Fight ISIS

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Michele Flournoy, CEO of the Center for a New American Security, says the Trump administration is sending 400 more U.S. troops to help Syrian Democratic Forces recapture the ISIS-capital of Raqqa.

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'Cries From Syria' Documentary Lays Bare The Conflict's Gruesome Realities

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Director Evgeny Afineevsky and Syrian subject Kholoud Helmi talk about the new film, which chronicles the country's descent into civil war after initially hopeful demonstrations of the Arab Spring.

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Dutch Voters Divided As Election Signals Another Test For Anti-Immigrant Populism

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Voters in the Netherlands go to the polls on Wednesday, March 15, for a general election. Much of the attention is on the anti-immigrant populist party led by conservative Geert Wilders.

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