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"American Panic:" Who Scares Us and Why

Kojo joins author Mark Stein to explore the roots of American political panic, why it occurs, and how you can stay calm amid a politically fueled firestorm.

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How Soviet Kitchens Became Hotbeds Of Dissent And Culture

After Stalin's death, people in the Soviet Union could begin to debate politics again without fear of repression. This "thawing" took place in private kitchens, where music and art flourished, too.
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World War II Memorial Getting Tech, Interactivity Upgrades

Think you have seen all there is to see at the U.S. National World War II Memorial? New technology is being added to make the experience more interactive.

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He Gave His Life For The Nation And His Name To An Airport

Airports are often named after politicians or celebrities, but who is Chicago's airport named for? Few know the story of WWII fighter pilot and Medal of Honor recipient Butch O'Hare.
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Wrigley Field, The Much-Imitated, Never Duplicated Ballpark

Wrigley Field in Chicago, home to the hapless Cubs, turns 100 this year. NPR's Scott Simon visits Wrigley and talks to baseball great Ernie Banks and others about the legendary ballpark.
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'Normal Heart' Teaches New Generation About The Early Years Of AIDS

Ryan Murphy — the producer behind Glee and American Horror Story — has adapted Larry Kramer's 1985 play into a movie for HBO. "So many young people don't know this part of our history," Murphy says.
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Gastrodiplomacy Gives Foreign Chefs A Fresh Take And Taste Of America

The State Department has a new exchange program for culinary professionals. A delegation from the Middle East and Africa recently discovered there's more to American cuisine than fast food.
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Congress To Award Highest Honor To Army's Only Latino Unit

A new bill passed by Congress would award Puerto Rico's 65th Infantry Regiment the Congressional Gold Medal, which has been presented to the Navajo Code Talkers, Tuskegee Airmen and other units.
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530 Years After Death, Richard III To Be Reburied In Leicester

Descendants of the king had sued to block his burial in Leicester Cathedral, arguing his roots were in York. But a court ruled Friday his remains can stay in the city where they were found in 2012.
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Futbol!: Soccer History and Politics in Latin America

As Brazil prepares to host the 20th FIFA World Cup, we explore how the "beautiful game" arrived in South and Central America.

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