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Walter Mosley: Watts Riots 'Paved The Way For A Lot Of Change'

The author, whose "Easy Rawlins" mystery novels are largely set in Watts, looks back 50 years ago to the night when the neighborhood first went up in flames.

Contributing To Community Spirit, Hawkins Burgers Survive Watts Riots

The Hawkins family has been feeding Watts since 1939. Cynthia Hawkins is the third generation to continue the tradition, and in an LA neighborhood that is often referred to as a food desert.

DNA Test Reveals President Warren Harding Had A Love Child

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews James Blaesing about the DNA test proving his grandmother's claim that his mother was President Warren Harding's daughter.

Keynes Predicted We Would Be Working 15-Hour Weeks. Why Was He So Wrong?

The economist John Maynard Keynes predicted that his grandkids would work just 15 hours a week. He imagined by now, we would basically work Monday and Tuesday, and then have a five-day weekend. His family's grandkids help explain why he was so wrong.
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Off the Beaten Path: Smithsonian's Udvar-Hazy Center

We talk with the chief curator of the Smithsonian's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center to find out more about its collections -- from the Space Shuttle Discovery to the Enola Gay -- and the restorative work it does behind the scenes.


Warren Harding, We Hardly Knew Ye

Last summer, the 29th president's love letters to a mistress were released; now comes news that DNA tests show Harding did in fact father a child with another mistress.

4 Creative Takes On Golf In America

Leave it to resourceful Americans to tinker and toy with the royal and ancient game of golf.

The Anxious Art Of Japanese Painter (And 'Enemy Alien') Yasuo Kuniyoshi

After moving to the U.S. in 1906, Kuniyoshi became a prize-winning artist. But with World War II, things changed. "When he walked down the street," says one curator, "he looked like the enemy."

Dark-Skinned Or Black? How Afro-Brazilians Are Forging A Collective Identity

In Brazil, people have tended to describe themselves by skin color rather than race. But that's all changing, as the country's black pride movement gains traction.

Greek Historian: History Shows 'There Is Always An End To All Problems'

NPR's Melissa Block follows up with Michael Iliakis, a Greek man who finished up a doctorate in ancient history four years ago and was desperately trying to find a job as a college professor.