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Shifting Cultural Norms, From "Duck Dynasty" To "Happy Holidays"

The star of the reality TV show "Duck Dynasty" makes anti-gay comments off the air and is suspended, then returned to his show. A Fox News host declares victory in his fight against the "War on Christmas." And Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder insists he won't change his team's name. Diversity consultant Howard Ross joins Kojo to explore how each of these proclamations reflects shifting cultural values and the public's reaction to them.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Dec. 18

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Japan's Butter Shortage Whips Its Cake Makers Into A Frenzy

For the Japanese, Christmastime means sponge cake. But a nationwide butter shortage has lead to mandatory butter rationing, forcing cake bakers to seek out substitutes.
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Maryland Lawmakers Played Role In Release Of Alan Gross From Cuba

State lawmakers say they had a hand in the release of Maryland resident Alan Gross from Cuba yesterday.

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With Sony Hack, Nation State Attacks Go From Quiet To Overt

U.S. intelligence officials claim that North Korea was centrally involved in the hack against Sony. That's major news in the world of cyberwarfare, where nation states typically make covert attacks.

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