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Week In Politics: Obama's Economic Speaking Tour, NSA

Robert Siegel talks to political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss President Obama's economic speaking tour and the National Security Agency.
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Is It Time To See Each Other's Tears?

NPR's Michel Martin says Americans sometimes have an empathy gap when it comes to other people's pain.
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Of Hoodies And Lost Time

In the wake of the George Zimmerman trial, an NPR producer reflects on the time and energy he has lost trying to avoid being seen as a threatening black man.
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Week In Politics: Napolitano Resignation, Immigration Reform

Audie Cornish talks to political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's resignation, immigration reform and the farm bill.
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Week In Politics: Egypt And The Affordable Care Act

Robert Siegel talks to political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss Egypt and the Affordable Care Act.
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Falling: How To Meet Einstein In An Elevator

Want to free yourself from the tyranny of gravity's constancy and see space bend? Like Einstein, just get into an elevator and pay close attention.
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'Annoying Music' Host Leaves 'Magnificent Obsession' Behind

Jim Nayder, host of Chicago Public Radio's The Annoying Music Show and Magnificent Obsession, died this week. Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon remembers his good friend.
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War Correspondent's Unflinching 'Diary Of A Very Bad Year'

NPR's Kelly McEvers found herself crying unpredictably during the Arab Spring, when friends were being kidnapped and worse. Why do otherwise intelligent people risk their lives to report on conflicts? In a new hourlong radio documentary, she turns the mic on herself to search for an answer.
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Week In Politics: Supreme Court Decisions

Audie Cornish talks to political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss this week's Supreme Court ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act and the Voting Rights Act and the future of the Senate immigration bill.
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In 'Sisterland' Familial Fissures And A Pair Of Psychic Twins

Curtis Sittenfeld's Sisterland, about pair of adult psychic twins in St. Louis, is more about sibling rivalry than the supernatural. Reviewer Sloane Crosley says Sittenfeld handles the psychic realm with a light and logical touch that keeps the book artfully within the bounds of believability.

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