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Week In Politics: Job Numbers, Midterms, ISIS

E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times discuss the latest job numbers, key midterm races and the international fight against ISIS.
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Banned Books Remind Us Of The Power Of The Written Word

Pick up a banned book. Look for the scenes and language that once made people blush. Do those sections still have the power to make you gasp?
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Week In Politics: Eric Holder, ISIS Air Strikes, Climate Change Poll

E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times discuss Attorney General Eric Holder's legacy, air strikes against ISIS and a new poll on climate change.
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Gilligan's Island At 50: A Goofy Show From A Time Of TV Innocence

As classic sitcom Gilligan's Island celebrates its 50th birthday, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says it is an example of a show much loved by fans despite widely acknowledged mediocrity.
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A Man Who Knew The Value Of The Human Voice

David Candow, known around NPR as "The Host Whisperer," has died. He was a great teacher, not only instructing us about the craft of radio news but reminding why the craft is important.
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Week In Politics: Scottish Referendum, Hillary Clinton, Syria

E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times discuss Scotland's vote on independence and Hillary Clinton's speech at a Democrats women's event.
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The Kaypro II: An Early Computer With A Writer's Heart

Commentator Andrei Codrescu remembers the first word processor he had — the Kaypro II in the 1980s. Its inventor, Andrew Kay, died Aug. 28, at the age of 95.
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Why I Used To Hit Women

I wasn't the kind of abuser who hit his girl for no reason. I thought that my acts were validated, that I was always right — just like my father. In reality, I was ignorant and emotionally impotent.
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After Exoneration, Small Moments Take On New Meaning

Two more men sentenced to die have been exonerated. Another wronged man, James Lee Woodard, visited NPR's Wade Goodwyn years ago. On his first day out of prison, he bonded with Goodwyn's dogs.
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Week In Politics: Obama's ISIS Speech, Rand Paul

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times discuss President Obama's Islamic state speech, Rand Paul and the current political races across the country, with a trend of the public swaying more towards the Republicans.

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