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Japanese-American Soldiers Honored At Veterans Day Event

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Hundreds of veterans in uniforms dating back to World War II, Korea and Vietnam, as well as current servicemen and women, gathered at the World War II Memorial this morning in commemoration of Veterans Day.

They heard the national anthem played they saw a color guard. The granite arches and fountains of the memorial served as the backdrop for the unveiling of two postal stamps honoring Medal of Honor recipients from World War II.

Among those participating today was George Sakato, a Japanese American soldier who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his service during the World War II.

Second-generation Japanese-American soldiers were called nisei, and thousands of miles away from Pearl Harbor's annual ceremony honoring World War II veterans, it was the nisei's turn to be honored.

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The Role Of Music In Presidential Campaigns

Presidential candidates today frequently use popular pieces of music as campaign "theme songs"...often without approval from the musicians themselves. But using music on the campaign trail is not a modern phenomenon: it goes back to our earliest presidential elections. In the 1800s songs were used out of necessity: to reach potential voters who could not read. We investigate the history, evolution, and modern-day role of music in political campaigns.

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From Dock To Dish: A New Model Connects Chefs To Local Fishermen

Prominent chefs are signing up for restaurant-supported fisheries: They commit to buying fresh-caught seafood, whatever the species, from local small fishermen. A pilot program launched in California.

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The Role Of Music In Presidential Campaigns

Presidential candidates today frequently use popular pieces of music as campaign "theme songs"...often without approval from the musicians themselves. But using music on the campaign trail is not a modern phenomenon: it goes back to our earliest presidential elections. In the 1800s songs were used out of necessity: to reach potential voters who could not read. We investigate the history, evolution, and modern-day role of music in political campaigns.

NPR

Yahoo CEO To Take Limited Leave After Giving Birth To Twins

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Slate DoubleX Gabfest's Hanna Rosin about Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's decision to take just two weeks worth of parental leave after having twins in December.

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