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Robin Givhan On Social Responsibility In Fashion

Serious social issues, ranging from racism to safe and ethical manufacturing practices, have taken center stage recently in the world of fashion. Various industry groups and insiders are pushing designers to be more aware of, and accountable for, decisions they make about everything from who they send down the runway to where their garments are manufactured. Kojo talks with award-winning fashion critic Robin Givhan about the impact fashion has on lives on and beyond the runway.

Robin Givhan On Her Career In Fashion Criticism

Robin Givhan talks about how she got her start as a fashion critic and what it was like to win a Pulitzer Prize.

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To Play Sports Under Taliban Rule, 'Different Kind Of Daughter' Dressed As A Boy

Growing up in the tribal region of Pakistan, Maria Toorpakai pretended she was a boy in order to compete as a weightlifter. Later she became an internationally known squash player.
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Frozen Food Fears: 4 Things To Know About The Listeria Recall

The FDA issued a massive recall of frozen fruits and vegetables this week. Here's what you need to know about the nasty bug that's causing all the problems.
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Bernie Sanders Says He's Staying In And It's 'Good For The Democratic Party'

The Vermont senator tells NPR he will stay in until June, despite the likelihood of Hillary Clinton being the Democratic nominee.
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After A Long Day At The Computer Do You Have A Medical Problem?

You're not alone if you feel a sting in your eyes and have blurry vision and neck pain after sitting in front of your computer for hours. But is there a name for your ailment?

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