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The Beauty Shop Ladies Remember The King Of Pop

It's been five years since pop icon Michael Jackson died. The Beauty Shop ladies share their King of Pop memories and weigh in on this week's hot topics.
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Are We Doing Enough To Protect Our Children?

In her weekly "Can I Just Tell You?" essay, host Michel Martin reflects on the thousands of children who have tried to cross the U.S.-Mexico border without an adult.
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Deford: NCAA Says Amateurism Is Alive And Well, But The Jig Is Up

In a trial underway in California, the NCAA is arguing that college ball players should not be paid. But every coach knows that many players are not typical students, says commentator Frank Deford.
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Week In Politics: Military In Iraq And Leadership On The Hill

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss President Obama's plans for intervention in Iraq and the GOP leadership shuffle in the House.
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'Shop' Guys On The World Cup: Can The U.S. Come Out On Top?

The Barbershop guys weigh in on the World Cup, team switching during the NBA off season, electric Harley Davidson motorcycles, and the Washington football team.
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Seeking the Solstice: Kick Off Your Summer of Cosmic Sunsets

Just in time for the official start of summer, NPR's Adam Frank heads outside to better understand the summer solstice. The secret, he says, is in the sunsets.
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Deford: How To Host A Sports Extravaganza That Won't Break The Bank

Building new World Cup or Olympics facilities in different cities every several years is just too costly, says commentator Frank Deford. So why not, he asks, try something different?
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When The TV Set Goes Dark, One Soundtrack Replaces Another

When commentator Andrei Codrescu finally gives up TV, he starts to hear what he first thinks is silence — but soon, nature and quiet sounds penetrate his life.
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Afghans Are The Winners In Their Presidential Elections

Host Scott Simon takes note of the huge turnout and great pride Afghans exhibited during their presidential election runoff.
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In Tikrit, Meet The New Boss, Same As The Old Boss

In 2003, NPR's Scott Simon and Peter Breslow were in Iraq. Back then, the city of Tikrit had just been liberated by U.S. troops. Today, Islamic hardliners are once again in charge.

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