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Story Corps Founder On National Day Of Listening

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Friday is the second annual National Day of Listening, a project conceived by the folks at Story Corps who bring you personal stories and conversations every Friday during Morning Edition.

The idea behind the day of listening is to spend time interviewing someone you care about: a parent, a sibling or a friend, and to document the conversation with a recorder or even a pencil and piece of paper.

Story Corps founder and documentarian David Isay speaks with WAMU's Rebecca Blatt about the event and why he believes sharing personal stories is so powerful.

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Opulent And Apolitical: The Art Of The Met's Islamic Galleries

Navina Haidar, an Islamic art curator at the Met, says she isn't interested in ideology: "The only place where we allow ourselves any passion is in the artistic joy ... of something that's beautiful."
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Here's The Buzz On America's Forgotten Native 'Tea' Plant

It's called yaupon. Native Americans once made a brew from its caffeinated leaves and traded them widely. With several companies now selling yaupon, it may be poised for a comeback.
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Fannie Lou Hamer and the Fight for Voting Rights

Kojo explores the life and legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, a poor Mississippi sharecropper who became an outspoken voice in the civil rights movement and the fight for voting rights.

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Sexist Reactions To An Ad Spark #ILookLikeAnEngineer Campaign

After being surprised by online responses to her appearance in a recruiting ad, engineer Isis Wenger wanted to see if there anyone else felt like they didn't fit a "cookie-cutter mold."

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