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Recovering Nazi-Looted Art

Kojo explores how the discovery of 1,500 artworks missing since the Nazi era fits into the decades-long effort to recover lost and looted art in Europe.

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Where Do 'Hoodlums' Come From? San Francisco

The unexpected story of how the "young men and lads" who "commit acts of violence and mischief" came to be known as hoodlums. The term was first widely used in the 1870s in San Francisco, where gangs often targeted Chinese immigrants.
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Texas Tangled In Hair Braiding Controversy

For women, hair care can be a sensitive issue. But now one woman is picking a fight over hair care with the state of Texas. Host Michel Martin speaks with Isis Brantley who is suing the state for the right to teach hair braiding.
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Comediennes Of Color: 'I Am Funny'

Two comediennes of color, Anjelah Johnson, and Debra Wilson, both formerly of Fox's sketch comedy series MADtv, spoke with Tell Me More host, Michel Martin about the discussion on the lack of diversity at Saturday Night Live.
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Frederick Forsyth: "The Kill List"

Writer Frederick Forsyth has been called the master of international intrigue. His previous blockbusters include "The Day of the Jackal," “The Odessa File” and “The Dogs of War.” He joins guest host Tom Gjelten to talk about his newest novel, "The Kill List."

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Public Prayer at Government Meetings

After the Supreme Court marshal asks "God" to "save the United States and this honorable court," the justices heard arguments on whether prayers at government meetings violate a clause of the First Amendment. Guest host Tom Gjelten of NPR and his guests discuss the latest case before the Supreme Court.

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Readers' Review: "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" By Ben Fountain

This month's Readers’ Review is a novel about eight American soldiers returning to Iraq. The men are media stars at home, but their painful reality is obscured as they are honored at a Thanksgiving Day football game.

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Evolving American Attitudes On Same-Sex Marriage

A public rift in the Cheney family highlights the ongoing debate and controversy over the rights of gays and lesbians to marry. Diane and her guests explore evolving American attitudes on same-sex marriage.

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Supreme Court Case Puts Public Prayer Back In The Spotlight

On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a major case testing the use of prayer at government meetings. The case could produce some guidelines for the future after often conflicting rulings in the lower courts.
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Fla. School District Trying To Curb School-To-Prison Pipeline

A Florida school district reached an agreement with the NAACP and law enforcement to reassess tough "zero tolerance" guidelines. Non-violent misdemeanors — like alcohol and marijuana possession — will be dealt with by schools instead of police.

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