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Remembering A 'Giant': 'Everything We Did, We Did Together'

Colleen Kelly Starkloff was working at a nursing home when she met her future husband. He was quadriplegic. His disability was only one of the obstacles they overcame to having a family.
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Not So Wicked Smaht: Boston's Olympic Hopes

The city is excited to be in the running to host the 2024 Summer Games. Commentator Frank Deford counts the many ways Boston will be a big loser if it wins.
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At CES, A Gadget To Fix Everything — Except Broken Relationships

Commentator Judy Carter went to last week's Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas after a fight with her wife and tried to find gadgets to repair the relationship. She failed.
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Donating A Single Rollerblade Is Not Going To Help Disaster Victims

Yet that's what someone gave after the Haitian earthquake. A staffer at one nonprofit offers a plan to discourage unuseful donations from individuals and corporations and get what's really needed.
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Death Becomes Disturbingly Routine: The Diary Of An Ebola Doctor

Even veteran health care workers are shaken by Ebola's toll. "I've certified the deaths of more patients than in my last two decades," says Dr. Joe Selanikio, an American working in Sierra Leone.

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Satire May Be Uncomfortable, But Humor Makes Us Human

In light of the targeted killings at Charlie Hebdo in Paris, NPR's Scott Simon remembers the jokes people tell in grim places, and how dangerous people with no sense of humor can be.
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'Selma' Backlash Misses The Point

Historian Peniel Joseph says Selma is the first major film about civil rights history that properly honors the contributions of the movement's African-American foot soldiers.
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Former 'Onion' Editor On Why We Need Satire

Former Onion editor Joe Randazzo reacts to the attack of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo this week.
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Week In Politics: New Congress, Keystone XL Pipeline, Paris Attack

Melissa Block speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne, of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks, of the New York Times. They discuss the new Congress, Keystone XL Pipeline votes and terror in Paris.
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A Former Inmate And The 'Mother' Who Buoys Him

James Taylor says it was almost impossible to find a job after he was released from prison in 1999 — until he met Darlene Lewis. She helps ex-cons find work. "We make a good team," she says of James.

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