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Fair Pay and the Workplace

Although the Equal Pay Act has been on the books since 1963, court decisions over the years have weakened the law, and a culture of secrecy around salaries is still the norm in most workplaces. We explore the complex issues around pay equity.

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The Politics Hour - March 14, 2014

D.C. mayoral candidate and Council Member David Catania and Virginia Del. David Albo (R-Springfield) join Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.

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For Player At Center Of NFL Bullying Story, A New Opportunity

Former Miami Dolphins player Jonathan Martin has been traded to the San Francisco 49ers. Martin's earlier departure from Miami prompted an in-depth investigation of the Dolphins by the NFL.
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A Poetry Reading: 'To My Oldest Friend, Whose Silence Is Like A Death'

Fresh Air's classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz recently published a poem about friendship and loss on Poets.org.
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Israel OKs Controversial Law To Conscript Ultra-Orthodox Jews

Haredi, a branch of Judaism that shuns modern secular culture, had long been exempt from national service. The bill had been boycotted by the opposition.
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How The Vice President of New Afrika Became Mayor Of Jackson

Just how did the late Chokwe Lumumba — a revolutionary who still threw up the Black Power salute on occasion — get elected the mayor of a mid-sized American city in the Deep South?
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'Prep School Negro' Shows Struggle Between Poverty And Plenty

When Andre Robert Lee was 14, he got a scholarship to an elite school in Philadelphia. He tells Renee Montagne his documentary chronicles the challenges he faced as a poor kid thrust into privilege.
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With Courts Far From Reservations, Justice Can Be Hard To Find, Too

Those living on the Wind River Indian Reservation must travel five hours to Cheyenne, Wyo., for federal cases. Irina Zhorov of WPR reports that the community's lost faith that justice is open to them.
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Two Words Complicate Push For Middle East Peace: 'Jewish State'

Writer Ari Shavit and political scientist Shibley Telhami discuss the request to recognize Israel as a Jewish state. The matter has become a sticking point in the peace process with Palestinians.
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Kojo In Your Community: The Changing Face Of North Capitol Street

The District is a city in flux, and nowhere are the changes more dramatic than North Capitol Street, NE, just blocks from the U.S. Capitol. A panel of guests joins a live studio audience at NPR's headquarters for this "Kojo In Your Community" to discuss how both longtime residents and newcomers see the changes.

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