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Competing Political Visions For America’s Coal Workers

Coal mining companies in Appalachia have been steadily laying off workers and closing down. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders promise to bring new economic opportunities to the area. Donald Trump says he can revive the industry: Join us to discuss competing visions for America's coal workers and the future of the region.

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For Great Japanese Cuisine And Grocers, Head To Central Ohio (Really)

Why Ohio? Thanks to a nearby Honda plant, Columbus is full of bakeries, highly-regarded restaurants, markets and other retailers specializing in Japanese food, ingredients and wares.
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Obama Gets All In His Blackness At Howard

Some applauded the president's speech at the historic black university as a break from "respectability politics" that demean African-Americans. Other saw it as more of the same.

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Astronomy Studying Quebec Teen Discovers Lost Mayan City

William Gadoury noticed a three-star constellation with only two Mayan cities and theorized there must be another one. Satellite images confirm buried geometric shapes in an area of dense vegetation.
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More Than A Mistress: Madame De Pompadour Was A Minister Of The Arts

Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour, may be best known as King Louis XV's chief mistress. But she was also a well-educated tastemaker, a patron of the arts and an artist in her own right.
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Janine di Giovanni: "The Morning They Came For Us: Dispatches From Syria"

The Middle East editor of Newsweek has been a war correspondent since the 1980s. She says reporting on the war in Syria is unlike any other conflict she’s covered. The brutal reality of the daily lives of Syrians.

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Ken Burns Delves Deeply Into America's Complex Racial History

The documentary filmmaker has been chosen to deliver this year's Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, the highest honor bestowed by the federal government for work in the field.
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Take A Second To Salute Anna Jarvis, The Mother Of Mother's Day

The first official Mother's Day services took place in May 1908 in West Virginia, to honor Anna Jarvis' mother. Olive Ricketts, director of the Anna Jarvis Museum, discusses the day's origins.
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What Is 'Natural' Food? A Riddle Wrapped In Notions Of Good And Evil

Time is almost up for consumers to tell the FDA what "natural" food means. It's an ancient philosophical question with no easy answers.
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The Forgotten History Of African-American Jockeys

Many of the early jockeys in the Kentucky Derby's history were black — unlike today, as Professor Pellom McDaniels of Emory University explains.

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