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An Oral History Of New York Food: Dining Out Wasn't Always 'In'

New York is now known for pricey restaurants and celebrity chefs. But there are still a few folks who remember buying food from horse-drawn wagons in the city. An audio project aims to preserve these memories, and the voices that share them.
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Spanish Town To Host Its First Seder In More Than 500 Years

The Jews of Ribadavia, a small medieval town in the north of Spain, are long gone. But no matter: The town's plan to host its first Passover Seder in centuries is aimed at tourists. Like many cities across Spain, Ribadavia hopes reclaiming its Jewish history will also boost its economy.
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Smithsonian Seeks Farming Stories From Public

Museum curators are looking for help in putting together an exhibit to showcase how farming in the U.S. has changed over the years.

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How Vermont's 'Civil' War Fueled The Gay Marriage Movement

As the Supreme Court considers the constitutional case for gay marriage, we look back at the role Vermont played just 13 years ago in the historic metamorphosis of the issue. The state's governor, who wore a bulletproof vest that year, called it "the least civil public debate in the state in over a century."
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Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Displays At Library of Congress

The library will be displaying what's known as the John Hay copy of the famous Civil War speech.
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Glenn Frankel: "The Searchers"

A classic Western called "The Searchers" dramatized the true story of a young girl kidnapped by the Comanche Indians. How a film helped shape the myth of the American West.

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From Slave To White House Designer: The Amazing Tale Of Elizabeth Keckley

Elizabeth Keckley was born into slavery, but eventually became a seamstress and confidante to First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln, and a social activist in Washington, D.C.

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Designing A New Memorial To Godfather Of Go-Go

We meet the designers of a new performing arts venue dedicated to the godfather of go-go music: Chuck Brown.

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'Unwilling Witness': Former Journalist Recalls Iraq War

Sometimes, reporting on a war can be as difficult as being in one. Host Michel Martin speaks with former journalist, Abdulrazzaq al-Saiedi, about the moment during the Iraq War when he decided to leave journalism.
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As Gay Marriage Heads To Court, A Look Back At The Bumpy Ride

The Supreme Court hears two gay marriage cases next week. These will be the next major steps on a path the country has traveled for decades. Those who have been affected by the gay marriage battle reflect on the changes so far.

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