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Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick

Wayne Frederick came to Howard University from his home in Trinidad at age 16, earned three degrees there and joined the faculty in 2006. Last week, the well-respected oncologist and administrator became Howard's 17th president. Frederick takes the helm at a time of economic challenges at D.C.'s historically black school. Concerns about the medical school prompted two recent credit rating downgrades and charges of fiscal mismanagement roiled the board of trustees last year. Frederick joins Kojo to talk about his plans for a way forward.

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From Broadway To TV, An Actress' Death Takes Us Down Cultural Rabbit Hole

Beth Howland died in December at age 74. One of her best known roles, was as the original Amy in Stephen Sondheim's "Company." Looking into her past can lead you down a pop culture spiral.
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'Sweetbitter' Is A Savory Saga Of Restaurant Life And Love

Oysters, cocaine, fine wine, love triangles: Stephanie Danler's debut novel Sweetbitter follows a year in the life of a young woman working at a top-tier Manhattan restaurant.
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Is Primary Rivalry Making The Democratic Party Stronger Like It Did In 2008?

It's not the first time we've seen a bitter end to the Democratic primaries. In 2008, divisive moments came through personal attacks. But back then, Clinton and Obama pushed similar ideologies.
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After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, She Channeled Her Ups And Downs Into Texts

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Natalie Sun about her project, textingwithcancer.com. The website won a Webby award, and documents her pessimism and optimism while undergoing chemotherapy.

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