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'Americanah' Author Explains 'Learning' To Be Black In The U.S.

When Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie moved from Nigeria to the U.S., she was suddenly confronted with what it meant to be a person of color in America. Her novel explores race in contemporary America.
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A Lifelong Radio Man Wins New Fans With 'Big Broadcast'

As the host of WAMU 88.5's beloved "Big Broadcast," Ed Walker introduces a new generation to the golden age of radio.

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Attorney For Young Victims Helps Families In Search Of Justice

Cynthia Wright takes on cases no one else wants to hear about: crimes against children. She sees herself as an advocate for those who can't speak for themselves and a support for their families.
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Fresh Air Weekend: The Cosmos, Harold Ramis, And Protecting Your Data Online

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson explains why the cosmos shouldn't make you feel small. Critic John Powers remembers Harold Ramis. And if you think you're anonymous online, think again.
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A New 'Testament' Told From Mary's Point Of View

In The Testament of Mary, Colm Toibin imagines Mary's life 20 years after her son's crucifixion, what she might have done to ease her son's suffering. (Originally broadcast on Nov. 28, 2012.)
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Rep. Keith Ellison Wonders Why 'People Care' About His Muslim Faith

Rep. Keith Ellison didn't expect all the controversy he caused after becoming the first Muslim elected to Congress. He talks about his faith journey in his new book My Country 'Tis of Thee.
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Community Colleges Missing The Mark For Men Of Color

Community college is seen as a good option for students who can't afford four-year colleges. But a recent report finds community colleges aren't effectively serving male students of color.
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In Parts Of Vermont, Heroin Is 'The Easiest Drug To Get'

Vermont might be known as an idyll of small towns and maple syrup, but it's also dealing with a major heroin crisis. Journalist Gina Tron, who grew up there, says it doesn't surprise her.
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Running For Congress At Age 101

Joe Newman, 101, is running for a seat in the House of Representatives from Florida's 16th congressional district. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with the candidate.
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Fresh Air Weekend: David O. Russell, 'Last Of The Unjust,' And 'Sonic Wonders'

At last, Russell is making the films "he was meant to make." For a rabbi who worked with the Nazis, is judgment "unjust"? And we follow one man's quest to find the "sonic wonders of the world."

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