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Obama To Ambitious Teen: 'You Have This Strength Inside Yourself'

The president interviews 18-year-old, Noah McQueen, who's participating in a White House mentoring program for young men of color. "It's hard to always make the right decision," McQueen tells Obama.
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How To Help Your Child's Brain Grow Up Strong

In a new book, neuroscientists Sam Wang and Sandra Aamodt detail how parents can help their children learn the ABCs and self-control. The book, Welcome to Your Child's Brain, explores how the human brain develops from infancy to adolescence.
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Prisoners Of War And Ojibwe Reservation Make Unlikely Neighbors In 'Prudence'

Native American writer David Treuer bases the World War II camp for German prisoners on a real-life one that existed near the village of Bena, Minn., on the Leech Lake Reservation where he grew up.
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Imagining The Future: 'Howard Project' Students Look Forward

A high school teacher, a lawyer, a nurse, a minister: Four college seniors at Howard University in Washington, D.C., describe their career ambitions and how they feel as graduation grows closer.
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To Change People's Minds, First Make Them Laugh

In this week's "For the Record," NPR's Rachel Martin talks with three Muslim comics — Adil Ray, Negin Farsad and Ahmed Ahmed — about the motivations and challenges of using humor to change minds.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Writer Richard Price And 'The New Yorker's David Remnick

The author of Clockers and others talks about his latest, The Whites; Editor David Remnick looks back on tough decisions he's made as The New Yorker turns 90.
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The Politics Of Passing 1964's Civil Rights Act

The act, which turned 50 last year, ended the era of legal segregation in public accommodations, like restaurants and hotels. Author Todd Purdum talks about the battles that surrounded it.
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Fake It Till You Make It, Then Come Clean: A Sportscaster's Big Break

How do you become a sportscaster when you've never done it before? Adrián García Márquez, now La Voz De Los Lakers, faked a demo tape with the help of a Sega console and FIFA '95.
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A Story Of U.S. Maritime Disaster Resurfaces

A graduate student recently uncovered video footage of one of the worst nautical disasters in U.S. History. Nate Dimeo shares a story about the S.S. Eastland from his podcast, The Memory Palace.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Photojournalist Lynsey Addario And Michael Keaton

Addario, who was taken captive in 2011 while covering Libya's civil war, talks about her new book It's What I Do; Keaton talks about Birdman, Batman and growing up the youngest of seven.

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