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'Shop Talk': Death Penalty, GOP Debate

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Troy Davis was executed Wednesday for the 1989 death of a police officer, despite protests nationwide and Davis' innocence plea. Also, Thursday night's GOP presidential primary debate included heated exchanges between Rick Perry and Mitt Romney. Weighing in are the Barbershop guys: author Jimi Izrael, columnist Ruben Navarrette, civil rights attorney Arsalan Iftikhar and GOP strategist Ron Christie.
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'Eyes On The Street' Details Jane Jacobs' Efforts To Put Cities First

Robert Kanigel's new biography recounts the life of Jacobs, a Greenwich Village public intellectual who championed street life and community. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls it a powerful work.
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Whales, Sea Turtles, Seals: The Unintended Catch Of Abandoned Fishing Gear

An endangered whale was found dead over the weekend, entangled in derelict fishing gear. Such incidents have been on the rise in recent years. A new California law aims to combat the problem.
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#DearWashington: Readers Share Personal Concerns This Election

NPR is asking audiences to share something that they want their leaders in Washington to know about why this election matters to them.
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I Guess We Need To Talk About Pepe The Frog

A cartoon frog became popular, then a pariah. Now the Anti-Defamation League has identified it as a hate symbol. We take a short look at the amphibious, ambiguous meme.

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