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Military Moms: How Wars Affect Families

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Nearly half of the women who've been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan have been mothers. This week's parenting conversation explores issues of preparing kids for parents' deployments, how kids adjust to these changes, and how military mothers face different challenges than military fathers. Guest host Jacki Lyden hears from Sergeant Major Odetta Johnson of the U.S. Army Reserves; Margaret Pooley, whose son just returned from Afghanistan; and Laura Browder, author of When Janey Comes Marching Home.
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How Art Transformed A Remote Japanese Island

The population of Naoshima has fallen to 3,000. But this year, its art will attract 800,000 tourists from around the world. "The level of our sophistication has gone up considerably," says a resident.
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After Italy Quakes, Food World Delivers Support To Home Of Famous Pasta Dish

Amatrice was set to host the 50th celebration of pasta all'Amatriciana famously made there, but this week's earthquake devastated the town. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with food blogger Jeremy Cherfas.
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In A Change Of Tone, Trump Reaches Out To Black And Hispanic Voters

In an effort to reach out to minority voters, Trump met with a group of Black and Hispanic leaders on Thursday. Scott Simon speaks with Pastor Mark Burns, who's supported Trump since the primaries.
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Want To Play Video Games Made In D.C.? Here's Your Chance.

An event called District Arcade brings together 23 locally made video games.

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