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Young Activist Draws Attention To Violence In Cleveland

Naudia Loftis, 18, lives in a neighborhood of Cleveland that's been hard hit by gang violence. When her cousin was killed, she started organizing rallies to raise awareness of black-on-black violence.
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Cleveland Is 'Absolutely Ready' For RNC And Protests, Says Sen. Sherrod Brown

Democratic Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown talks about the state of the presidential race and the upcoming Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
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On Eve Of Convention, Paul Ryan Offers Glimpse Of The GOP's Road Not Taken

In a conversation with NPR's Steve Inskeep, the Republican speaker of the House suggests how different the focus at the party's upcoming convention might have been, had he been leading the ticket.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Christopher Eccleston; 'Underground Airlines'; Comic Jessi Klein

Actor Christopher Eccleston discusses The A Word and The Leftovers. Maureen Corrigan reviews Underground Airlines. Inside Amy Schumer writer Jessi Klein discusses comedy, ageism and motherhood.
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Paul Ryan's Dilemma: The Republican Party And Its Presidential Candidate

House Speaker Paul Ryan needs to support his Republican Party, but he also needs to support its presumptive nominee Donald Trump without damaging his own attempts to make the party more inclusive.
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From Father To Father, A Few Words Of Wisdom On Raising Kids With Autism

Anthony Merkerson's son was diagnosed with autism. Then, his younger daughter was, too. "It was a heavy load," he says, until he started getting advice from another father farther along the same path.
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NPR's Interview With House Speaker Paul Ryan On Poverty And Politics

NPR's Steve Inskeep interviews House Speaker Paul Ryan about his policies on poverty, his thoughts on Donald Trump — and his advice for the next Republican vice presidential candidate.
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The Code Switch Podcast, Episode 9: Black And Blue

Black police officers live on both sides of the debate over race and policing. In this week's episode, they weigh in on the limits of force diversity in bridging gaps between black people and cops.
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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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