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Founding Fathers Defined Freedom Differently

Robert Siegel explores the possible consequences of the current of fear among some Americans that our freedom is eroding, and that a mark of that is the Affordable Care Act. How did the Founding Fathers create an umbrella idea of "freedom?"
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The Highwaymen: Segregation And Speed-Painting In The Sunshine State

Today, their paintings hang in the White House. But in the 1960s, they sold them, often still wet, from the trunks of their cars.
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Art, Race And Murder: Meet Florida's 'Highwaymen'

They are credited with churning out some 200,000 landscape paintings in the area of Fort Pierce, Fla., since the 1960s. And a teenager named Alfred Hair was the mastermind behind the whole operation.
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Stated: The Declaration Of Independence

For 24 years, Morning Edition has observed an Independence Day tradition: hosts, reporters, newscasters and commentators reading the Declaration of Independence aloud.
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"Barack Obama: The Story"

Kojo chats with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author David Maraniss about his new biography of President Barack Obama.

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30 Years Later, Vincent Chin Seen As Turning Point

Vincent Chin was at his bachelor party in Detroit in 1982 when he got into a brawl with two white men. Witnesses say the men mistook him for being Japanese and used racial slurs. Chin was killed, but the two men never served time. Frank Wu speaks with host Michel Martin about how Chin's death became a catalyst for Asian-American activists.
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Too Hot? No Cooler Time To Honor The Steve Jobs of A.C.

Triple-digit heat and summer storms that left millions without power help mark the upcoming anniversary of engineer Willis Carrier's 1902 breakthrough. So how did ordinary people endure the heat before A.C. became a necessity?

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