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Willis Conover, The Voice Of Jazz Behind The Iron Curtain

American broadcaster Willis Conover was known around the world in places like Prague, Moscow and Warsaw, but not so much at home. For more than 40 years, he hosted a jazz show on the Voice of America.
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Week In Politics: Hillary Clinton Emails, Donald Trump

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the latest with Hillary Clinton's emails, the Donald Trump phenomenon, economic issues and minimum wage increases.
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Why My Mom Didn't Say 'I Love You' For 11 Years

When the author came out on Nigerian television, his parents were silent. But now he sees changes in their attitude — and in the anti-LGBT attitudes in his homeland as well.
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Photos Of Pluto Reveal A 'Toy Store' Of Surprises

New Horizons has provided us with our first close look at Pluto. The images are blowing the minds of scientists. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the joy of these new discoveries.
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Week In Politics: Iran Nuclear Deal And Presidential Campaigns

Political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times discuss the Iran nuclear deal and the latest on the campaign trail.
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Letters: Appalachian Speed Hiker, Boston Snow Mountain

NPR's Robert Siegel and Audie Cornish read listener letters, including complaints about our coverage of a man who speed hiked the Appalachian Trail, and provide an update on Boston's snow mountain that refused to melt.
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Tracing The Origin Of The Campaign Promise To 'Tell It Like It Is'

It's a common pledge of candor for a roster of presidential hopefuls. As linguist Geoff Nunberg explains, the promise to "tell it like it is" has its roots in black speech from the '40s and '50s.
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Should Doctors And Drugmakers Keep Their Distance?

One doctor rethinks his hardline stance against contact with industry. Beyond drugmakers' sales and marketing, perhaps there's room for productive and ethical collaboration to advance medicine.
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Confederate Flag Comes Down: A Tonic For The American Soul

When NPR's Wade Goodwyn was a boy, his father was involved in the civil rights movement in Texas. There, he got an early lesson in the ugly reality of racism from his next door neighbor.
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Week In Politics: Confederate Flag, Democratic Presidential Field

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with regular political commentators David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution about the Confederate flag being removed from the South Carolina State House, and Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

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