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Unrest In Mali

Mali, a west African nation the size of Texas, was held up by many as a pillar of democracy in the region until a military coup last spring. We explore the continuing changes in the country and their international implications.

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Readers' Review: "Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague" By Geraldine Brooks (Rebroadcast)

Join Diane and her guests for our October Readers’ Review of Geraldine Brooks' novel, "Year of Wonders." It's based on the true story of measures taken by the residents of a small 17th-century English town to protect themselves and others from the plague.

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Friday News Roundup - International

More than 100 nations now back the Syrian rebel coalition. Tensions remain high in Egypt ahead of a draft Constitution referendum. And the European Union wins the Nobel Prize for Peace. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Amnesty International's Director

Suzanne Nossel is finishing her first year as the head of Amnesty International. She drops by the studio to talk with Kojo about human rights in tumultuous times.

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Promotion Politics In The Workplace

Howard Ross joins Kojo to consider how qualities like gravitas and factors like appearance effect us in, and outside of, the workplace.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Protests in Egypt over the president's power grab. The Palestinian Authority makes a U.N. bid. And European finance ministers set new bailout terms for Greece.

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Rebel Advances Fuel Riots In Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo is descending into chaos as rebels take over cities and the nation's army does nothing to stop them. Kojo explores the conflict in this poor nation with vast reserves of gold, diamonds and other minerals.

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"Snow-Storm in August:" D.C.'s First Race Riot (Rebroadcast)

In 1835, a drunken slave entered his mistress' bedroom with an axe, setting in motion events that would lead to Washington's first race riot. We learn about the fascinating, and nearly forgotten, characters involved in the incident and its aftermath.

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The Conflict Between Israel And Gaza

The conflict between Israel and the Palestinians in Gaza. How the escalation in hostilities could affect stability in the region and U.S. foreign policy.

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Friday News Roundup - International

An Israeli airstrike kills the top Hamas military commander. Congress holds hearings on the Benghazi, Libya, consulate attack. And China’s ruling Communist Party names its top leader. A panel of journalists joins guest host Frank Sesno to discuss the week’s top international stories, what happened and why.

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