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Cyrus Copeland: "Off The Radar: A Father's Secret, A Mother's Heroism, And A Son's Quest"

A writer explores his father's mysterious imprisonment, and accusations that he was spying for the CIA, in revolutionary-era Iran.

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The Private World Of The White House

Former White House reporter Kate Andersen Brower joins us to share stories she gathered from the White House's most private employees -- the domestic staff.

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New Challenges To Recycling In The United States

Falling commodity prices are putting a squeeze on American recycling companies. What this means for cities, counties and the future of recycling programs in the United States.

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Kathleen DuVal: "Independence Lost"

The little-known history of how groups of slaves, native American Indians and Cajun settlers helped change the outcome of the American Revolutionary War.

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"Operation Shakespeare" - Protecting U.S. Military Technology

Kojo chats with investigative reporter John Shiffman, who unearthed the story of an elaborate sting operation designed to combat the illegal theft of American military secrets.

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Slave Resistance and the American Revolution

Kojo and University of Houston historian Gerald Horne revisit the years leading up to the American Revolution to find out how slavery in North America and the British colonies influenced—and even motivated—the revolt.

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"Citizen Canine" The Evolution of Our Pets

Cats and dogs have become such a part of the family fabric that in many households, they're akin to children. "Science" journalist David Grimm joins Kojo to talk about how our connections to pets are changing laws, industries, and lives.

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"The People's Republic of Amnesia" by Louisa Lim

Though the Tiananmen Square protests resulted in hundreds, if not thousands of deaths, many have already forgotten what happened. Veteran journalist Louisa Lim joins Kojo to explore this rebellion against a repressive government, and a people's collective amnesia.

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Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace

Like the nature of white-collar work itself, the concept and design of the office has evolved over more than a century, from the counting-houses of nineteenth-century clerks to the cubicles we love to hate. Author Nikil Saval joins us to explore the history of our workspaces.

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Jennifer Senior: "All Joy And No Fun: The Paradox Of Modern Parenthood"

Countless studies, scholarly articles and self-help books have considered the effect parents have on their children at every stage of their lives. But what about the effect kids have on their parents?

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