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Sandra Boynton: "Frog Trouble"

Beloved children's author, illustrator and songwriter Sandra Boynton has gone country in her latest album, "Frog Trouble," with a roster of big-name stars lending their talents.

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The Economics Of Artisanal Food Production

Local artisan food producers face a number of challenges that can make it hard just to break even, from finding commercial kitchen space to balancing the high costs of quality ingredients. Kojo talks with local producers and businesses about how one crafts a business model around a tasty idea.

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Suing The U.N. Over Cholera In Haiti

Advocates for Haitians killed or sickened by a deadly cholera epidemic are taking the unprecedented step of suing the United Nations, saying U.N. peacekeepers introduced the disease.

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Behind Our Region's Education Headlines

From Title IX spending to later start times for high school students, we explore education issues in our region.

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Netanyahu's Push: Countering Iranian Leader's Charm Offensive

NPR's Steve Inskeep says that in his interview with Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday, the Israeli prime minister seemed bent on exposing the other side of Iran's president, Hassan Rouhani.
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Actors With Disabilities In Big Roles? 'We Don't Have A Chance'

Blair Underwood stars in the 2013 version of Ironside. He's the latest in a long list of actors who portray characters with disabilities without being disabled. "It's a Catch-22" that no one's addressing, says activist Larry Sapp.
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Will Settlement Bring Black Farmers Dignity?

After years of discrimination from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, black farmers are now getting a $1.25 billion settlement. Founder and president of the National Black Farmers Association John Boyd tells host Michel Martin what this settlement means for farmers and their families.
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New York Road Rage Video Raises Difficult Questions

A confrontation between motorcyclists and an SUV resulted in a badly injured biker and the SUV driver being beaten. But who's to blame? The Barbershop guys weigh in.
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Do You Know What The U.S. Government Is Up To In Syria?

The U.S. has provided more than $1.5 billion to Syria since the war began more than two years ago. Virtually all of it is has been spent on humanitarian aid and social programs, though that gets much less attention than the relatively small amount that goes to the Syrian rebels.
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Why Alcohol Abuse Among Women Is On The Rise

Closing the gender gap in alcohol abuse: DUIs, "drunkorexia" and health problems are growing along with increased marketing to the female market. An award-winning journalist offers her personal story of alcoholism and a plea for tougher social policies.

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