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Hard Life Of Pullman Porters Gets Stage Debut

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In the 1930s, working as a Pullman porter was one of the few good jobs available to African-American men, even though the pay was low and racism was a daily fact of work life. Cheryl West's new play tells the story of three generations of Pullman porters. Marcie Sillman, of member station KUOW, talked to the playwright and a former porter about the job and how West presents it on stage.
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The First Couple's First Date Charms In 'Southside With You'

A Chicago couple go on a first date-that's-not-a-date in 1989 in Southside With You. Her name is Michelle. His is Barack.
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Ramen Noodles Are Now The Prison Currency Of Choice

Ramen will buy anything from smuggled fruit to laundry services from fellow inmates, a study at one prison finds. It's not just that ramen is tasty: Prisoners say they're not getting enough food.
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Week In Politics: Trump Shifts On Immigration Policy

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times about Donald Trump's shift on immigration and Hillary Clinton's speech linking Trump to white supremacists.
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After Losing Steam In Smartphones, Chinese Firm Turns To Smart Rice Cookers

One of China's most valuable tech startups, smartphone maker Xiaomi, is getting into networked appliances, in a bid to innovate its way out of trouble, as its core business falls flat.

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