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During World War I, Germany Unleashed 'Terrorist Cell In America'

In Dark Invasion, Howard Blum explores the campaign of sabotage that Germany inflicted on an unsuspecting U.S. As ships and factories blew up, "no one really suspected a spy network," he says.
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Alice Herz-Sommer, Pianist And Holocaust Survivor, Dies At 110

Renowned concert pianist Alice Herz-Sommer, once thought to be the oldest living Holocaust survivor, has died at age 110. Her story is told in the Oscar-nominated film, The Lady in Number 6.
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Soul Food Redefined: Early African-American Cooks

Kojo explores what we've learned from early African-American cookbook authors and how their recipes are changing our perceptions of Southern cooking.

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Oldest-Known Holocaust Survivor Dies; Pianist Was 110

Alice Herz-Sommer survived two years in a Nazi camp. She performed for prisoners and said music saved her life. Her longevity, Herz-Sommer said, was due to an amazingly positive view of the world.
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Where Are The Heroes To Save Pittsburgh's African-American Center?

The August Wilson Center opened in 2009 as a hub for African-American culture. Now it's up for sale, unable to pay its bills, and some wonder why the Center has been allowed to fail.
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Ukraine's Embattled Leadership: A Look At Its Roots

To better understand the protests in Kiev, NPR's Arun Rath explores the background of beleaguered Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych with Taras Kuzio, a longtime Ukraine researcher and political observer.
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Cholent: The Original Slow-Cooked Dish

A stewed dish cooked very low and slow, cholent has roots in the Jewish Sabbath. This ancient stew directly inspired the Crock-Pot – and maybe the French cassoulet and Boston baked beans as well.
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Iconoclastic Musician Takes Measure Of His Life: 'I Became A Fighter'

Fred Ho has combined improvisation with Asian themes to create his own form of political activism. Now, at age 56, Ho is dying of cancer.
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What It Means When The 'Wolf Cries Wolf': Fascism In Ukraine

Robert Siegel speaks with Timothy Snyder, a professor of history at Yale and author of Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin, about his recent article on fascism, Russia and Ukraine.
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The Ties that Bind Eastern Ukraine To Russia

While Kiev is the epicenter of conflict, the clashes have been felt elsewhere in Ukraine. Sergei Shtukarin of the Center for Political Studies explains the country's Russian-influenced eastern region.

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