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Here's What Some Twin Cities Residents Say About Philando Castile's Killing

People who live near the site of the shooting recall tension over race and policing long before officer Jeronimo Yanez killed Philando Castile.
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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Bobby Kennedy'; Allen Toussaint's New Album; Rethinking Addiction

Biographer Larry Tye discusses Robert Kennedy's political transformation. Kevin Whitehead reviews Toussaint's American Tunes. Author Maia Szalavitz says "tough" treatment doesn't help drug addicts.
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A Fitting Tribute For A Stargazing Love: A Trip To The Moon

Gene and Carolyn Shoemaker made a life together gazing at the stars. So when Gene died, Carolyn could think of no better resting place for his ashes than one of his favorite places — the moon itself.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Broadway's Barbara Cook: The 'Vanishing Middle Class'; Matt Ross

Cook says her first memories are of singing. Mat Johnson says it's all too easy to slide back economically in America. Silicon Valley actor Matt Ross moves off the grid with Captain Fantastic.
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President Obama Defends His Record On Race

In an interview with NPR, Obama answers critics among people of color who say that, despite their overwhelming support at the ballot box, he hasn't delivered enough results for their communities.
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'A Little Piece Of Mommy On Earth': The Gifts Their Late Mom Left Behind

Ibukun Owolabi's mom died when he was just 2 weeks old, so his then-teenage sister, Alice, helped raise him instead. Now a decade later, they recall what she left them: a name and a legacy of love.
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Mislabeled As A Memoirist, Author Asks: Whose Work Gets To Be Journalism?

Suki Kim wrote Without You, There Is No Us after working undercover as a teacher in North Korea. She says the response to her book is also a response to her identity as Korean and a woman.
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Remembering Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley's First Guitarist And Manager

Moore, who died Tuesday at the age of 84, booked gigs for Presley during the early part of the musician's career. He later penned the memoir, That's Alright, Elvis. Originally broadcast in 1997.
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On The Code Switch Podcast: 'I'm Not Black, I'm O.J.!'

The new ESPN documentary O.J.: Made In America examines how O.J. Simpson distanced himself from black life in America — and how that same blackness was turned into a major asset during his trial.
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Remembering Michael Herr, Whose 'Dispatches' Brought The War In Vietnam Home

Herr's 1977 book, Dispatches, was based on his time covering the Vietnam War. He also contributed to the films Apocalypse Now and Full Metal Jacket. Herr died last week. Originally broadcast in 1990.

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