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Interview With Amnesty International USA Director

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Friday, the Nobel Peace Prize is to be awarded to Liu Xiaobo, a pro-democracy advocate imprisoned in China. He will be represented in Oslo by an empty chair -- a powerful image for human rights activists around the world, including Larry Cox, the executive director of Amnesty International USA. The group is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and despite many victories, Cox says this is a challenging time for many people around the world.

He sat down with WAMU's Rebecca Blatt to talk about how we're doing -- nationally and internationally -- when it comes to human rights.


From Trembling Teacher To Seasoned Mentor: How Tim Gunn Made It Work

Gunn, the mentor to young designers on Project Runway, has been a teacher and educator for decades. But he spent his childhood "absolutely hating, hating, hating, hating school," he says.

How Do We Get To Love At 'First Bite'?

It's the season of food, and British food writer Bee Wilson has a book on how our food tastes are formed. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with her about her new book, "First Bite: How We Learn to Eat."

Osceola At The 50-Yard Line

The Seminole Tribe of Florida works with Florida State University to ensure it that its football team accurately presents Seminole traditions and imagery.

Payoffs For Prediction: Could Markets Help Identify Terrorism Risk?

In a terror prediction market, people would bet real money on the likelihood of attacks. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about whether such a market could predict — and deter — attacks.

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