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The Sound Of Ancient Greek In 'The Iliad'

The classic Greek epic poem The Iliad attributed to Homer regales the listener with tales of the siege of Troy. The World According to Sound podcast reads it as intended — aloud and in ancient Greek.
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The Pain Of Police Killings Can Last Decades

Cordero Ducksworth says he barely remembers his father, Roman, who died in 1962. And he didn't learn the circumstances of his death for almost 30 years. Now, he's fighting for justice.
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All Mixed Up: What Do We Call People Of Multiple Backgrounds?

The share of multiracial children in America has multiplied tenfold in the past 50 years. It's a good time to take stock of our shared vocabulary when it comes to describing Americans like me.

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The Big Business Of Looted Antiquities

Instability in the Middle East and North Africa has fueled a boom in looted antiquities. New efforts to stem the tide include monitoring archaeological sites from space. The fight to preserve the world's cultural heritage sites.

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Nate Parker's Past, His Present, And The Future of 'Birth Of A Nation': Episode 14

News of a 1999 rape case against Nate Parker raises some age-old questions about culture. Can art be separated from its creator? What moral obligations, if any, do the consumers of culture bear?
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Questions About Hillary Clinton’s Newly Uncovered Emails

A federal judge orders a review of nearly fifteen thousand recently discovered Hillary Clinton emails from her time as Secretary of State. A new batch related to the Clinton Foundation was also released. Join us to discuss ongoing questions.

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John Lennon's Deportation Fight Paved Way For Obama's Deferred Action Policy

John Lennon once fought a deportation order to stay in the U.S. His lawyer uncovered documents that eventually led to a program to temporarily protect unauthorized immigrants from deportation.
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Why We Open Our Hearts And Wallets For Some Disasters—But Not Others

Flooding in Louisiana has caused tens of millions of dollars in property damage and untold personal misery. But public response has been slow. Join us to talk about why we open our hearts and wallets for some disasters and not others.

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Need A Fill Of Drugstore History? Try Tucson's Pharmacy Museum

The centerpiece of the History of Pharmacy Museum is a penny candy jar filled with old wads of gum allegedly chewed by the infamous gangster John Dillinger and stuck under a pharmacy counter.
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In Mariachi Music, A Distinctive Yell Speaks To The Soul

The grito is a spontaneous burst of emotion — a shout — that is part of the mariachi tradition. Some younger Mexican-Americans are reclaiming the grito for a new generation.

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