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Rebels Hold The Cards In DR Congo

Congolese soldiers returned to Goma after a withdrawal by rebel troops. But rebels warn they will retake the city if the government fails to meet their demands. Host Michel Martin speaks with Reuters correspondent Jonny Hogg about the unrest.
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Small Businesses: "Show Me The Credit"

There may be a new credit bubble swelling, four years after the big one burst. Bloomberg Businessweek contributor Roben Farzad says the lack of reasonably priced credit for small businesses could set up another financial disaster. He speaks with host Michel Martin.
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Son Questions Mother's Shaken Baby Conviction

Caregivers have been prosecuted and jailed for harming children by shaking them. Now, some researchers are saying shaken baby syndrome is a more complicated diagnosis than previously thought. Host Michel Martin speaks with Victor Zapana, whose mother was convicted of shaking a baby, and NPR Investigative Correspondent Joe Shapiro.
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Why You Need A Work 'Sponsor'

A new study looks at the role 'sponsors' play in making people successful at work. Research shows minorities lag behind their white colleagues when it comes to finding senior allies in the office who can advocate for them. Host Michel Martin speaks with the study's author, Sylvia Ann Hewlett, and career coach Robert Rodriguez.
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Is The Voting Rights Act Outdated?

The Supreme Court is set to hear a challenge to the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The Court will decide if some states need to get permission from the federal government before making changes that affect voting. Host Michel Martin speaks with Spencer Overton of George Washington University and Hans von Spakovsky of the Heritage Foundation.
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Millennial Women Confident At Work

Telecommuting and flexible schedules are the latest tools for establishing work-life balance. 'Generation Y' women are taking greater advantage of them. Host Michel Martin talks to Laura Sessions Stepp, who has written about the career choices of millennial women in this week's Washington Post Magazine.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Robert Zemeckis And Ken Tucker

Robert Zemeckis' film tells the story of a pilot who crash-lands a plane while drunk and high. Friends and songwriters Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale just released a new album of duets. Also, Hilary Mantel has just won her second Man Booker Prize, this time for her novel Bring Up The Bodies — the sequel to Wolf Hall.

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