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NPR's Ombudsman on Diversity, Controversy and Leadership

New leadership is coming to NPR for the fifth time in as many years. Nationally syndicated 'Tell Me More' is coming to an end this summer after a six-year run, raising anew questions about space for diverse voices on the network. And some member stations are entering into the debate over whether to continue saying 'Redskins' when referring to Washington's football team. We talk about these issues, and others, with NPR's Ombudsman Edward Schumacher-Matos.

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Not My Job: Sharon Jones Gets Quizzed On Handshakes

We've invited the lead singer of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings to play a game called "Let's shake on it."
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Salvage Supperclub: A High-End Dinner In A Dumpster To Fight Food Waste

The ingredients — think wilted basil, bruised plums, garbanzo bean water — sound less than appetizing. Whipped together, they're a tasty meal that show how home cooks can use often-tossed foods.
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Barbershop: Speechwriters Speak On The RNC And DNC

Republican speechwriter Mary Kate Cary, Democratic speechwriter Jeff Nussbaum and historian from the University of Virginia Barbara Perry dissect the last two weeks of speeches at the RNC and DNC.
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From 'The Water's Edge To The Cutting Edge': Fish Skeletons, CT Scans And Engineering

Professor Adam Summers is a "fish guy." He uses fish to get engineering ideas. His latest project is to CT scan every type of fish — all 33,000 of them.

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