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Elliott Holt: "You Are One Of Them"

Author Elliott Holt's debut novel is rooted in Cold War D.C. and post-Soviet Russia, but raises universal questions about trust and truth. Kojo asks Holt about the nature of truth, the Cold War's pop cultural legacy and the writing process.

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50 Years Later, Obama Follows Up Kennedy's Cape Town Speech

On Sunday night in Cape Town, South Africa, President Obama gave the keystone speech of his trip across the continent. The event was held at the University of Cape Town. Almost half a century ago, Robert F. Kennedy spoke to the people of Africa from the exact location.
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How One Woman Nearly Deciphered A Mysterious Script

For decades, no one could crack the code to a mysterious ancient script called Linear B. In her new book, Margalit Fox tells the story of the forgotten woman who almost figured it out.
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LOOKING BACK: RFK's 'Ripple Of Hope' Speech In South Africa

Speaking in Cape Town on Sunday, President Obama recalled what some say was Robert Kennedy's greatest speech — the senator's 1966 address at a South African university. Read that famous address and see video highlights.
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Mapping Technology Reveals New Details In Battle Of Gettysburg

A sophisticated mapping technology may have solved one of the mysteries surrounding one of the most famous Civil War battles.

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Love Lost Between Africa And President Obama?

President Obama continues his weeklong trip in Africa. Host Michel Martin speaks to Africa expert Howard French, of Columbia University, about the significance of the visit and whether Africa's love affair with President Obama is waning.
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American Food Roots

Kojo sits down with the editors of the new web site American Food Roots to find out what makes American cooking truly authentic.

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Moonshine As Moneymaker? Eastern Tennessee Will Drink To That

Locals in eastern Tennessee have been making moonshine for centuries. But until a few years ago, it was pretty hard for most distillers to do so legally. Now, entrepreneurs have turned their moonshine heritage into a way to boost the local economy and help farmers, too.
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National Gallery Exhibit Highlights How Ballets Russes Revolutionized Dance

An exhibit at the National Gallery explores why this dancing troupe's work sparked a backlash in the early 20th century.

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Remembering National Mall's Symbol Of Great Depression

In the 1930s, unemployed Washingtonians headed to the National Mall to chop wood.

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