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Mastering A Sea Monster: From Greece, A Lesson In Grilling Octopus

The Greeks have been eating octopus since ancient times, but there's an art to grilling these tentacled sea creatures. An octopus has to be dried in the sun for at least a day first. Otherwise, the flesh just steams and turns into "a rubbery mass."
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Who Will Care For 'Baby Veronica?'

The Supreme Court is expected to rule on who will care for so-called 'Baby Veronica.' The baby's Cherokee father renounced his parental rights via text message, but when he later learned that she was put up for adoption, he protested. Guest host Celeste Headlee what the case means for Native American adoptions.
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Breaking Golf's Color Barrier In Birmingham

In Birmingham, Ala., golf courses were one of the many municipal parks that officials shut down, rather than integrate. In June 1963, the city opened some of its golf courses to everybody — including blacks.
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The Desegregation Of Birmingham's Golf Courses

This week Audie Cornish takes us deeper into the news that shaped the city of Birmingham, Alabama in the summer of 1963. Today, she visits the Boswell-Highlands golf course and talks to black golfers about the journey to desegregate the city's public greens.
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Door To Door: Camp Springs, Md. And Seminary Ridge, Va.

This week, we'll visit Camp Springs, Md. and Seminary Ridge in Alexandria, Va.
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Frager's Owners Regroup After Devastating Fire

Donations continue to pour in for Frager's Hardware, an iconic Capitol Hill business that was devastated in a June 5 fire.

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D.C. Statue Of Frederick Douglass Unveiled In U.S. Capitol

The statue of the famed abolitionist is the fourth of an African-American in the Capitol complex and the first submitted by D.C.

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Gettysburg At 150

Kojo explores how the history of the Civil War's definitive battle continues to shape who we are and the pieces of it that remain the most relevant in modern American society.

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Exhibit Explores US History of 'Rights' Versus 'Privileges'

The National Archives' upcoming exhibit, 'The Record of Rights,' is about the human rights struggles faced by women, African-Americans, and immigrants in the U.S. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks with one of the exhibit's curators about some of the more unique items on display.
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A Look Back At How Newspapers Covered The Civil Rights Movement

This week Audie Cornish travels to Birmingham, Ala., to revisit some of the stories that shaped that city and the nation in the summer of 1963. Today she talks with Hank Klibanoff, co-author of The Race Beat about how the newspapers covered the civil rights struggle fifty years ago.

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