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The Forgotten History Of Fat Men's Clubs

These clubs of the late 19th and early 20th century were spectacular celebrations of wealth and girth. At their gatherings, networking and eating — a lot of it – were on the menu.
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Tracing Family Roots Through Food With Michael Twitty

Michael Twitty joins Kojo to discuss the importance of food history, his growing extended family and his new book, "The Cooking Gene," which is out in November.

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Jelani Cobb On His Epic 'New Yorker' Piece On Black Lives Matter

NPR's Kelly McEvers spoke with Jelani Cobb, who has charted the genesis and evolution of the Black Lives Matter movement.
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The Latest On The 2016 Presidential Race

Pressure mounts for both Republican and Democratic presidential hopefuls: primary results from Michigan and Mississippi plus Republican contests in Idaho and Hawaii. Join us for the latest on the race for delegates.

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Happy International Women's Day! India To Induct Female Fighter Pilots

India's Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha has announced that the Air Force will induct its first female fighter pilots this summer.
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Cold War, Hot Tea: Nancy Reagan And Raisa Gorbachev's Sipping Summit

In 1985, while their husbands discussed nuclear disarmament, the two first ladies — both considered influential advisers — held their own tense tea tête-à-têtes in Geneva.
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Jane Bryant Quinn: "How To Make Your Money Last"

A longtime personal finance commentator explains how to stretch your retirement savings including advice on sound investment strategies when interest rates are low and how to put together a budget that matches spending to future income estimates.

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Tiny Marshall Islands Taking On 3 World Nuclear Powers In Court

The archipelago, which was the site of dozens of U.S. nuclear tests in the 1940s and '50s, is suing India, Pakistan and the United Kingdom at the International Court of Justice.
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Reinventing The American City: Steel Town Forges A New Future

The transformation of Pittsburgh echoes the triumphs and challenges of cities across the country where gentrification is changing neighborhoods after a generation of economic decline.
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History Of Slavery, Future Of Diversity Still At Issue At Harvard

Student protesters calling themselves Reclaim Harvard Law School say a recommendation that a slavery-tainted symbol be retired is not enough to end their occupation of a student center.

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