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Diversity Sounds Nice, But Limitations Exist In Elite Jobs

African-Americans fought for years to enter professions that were dominated by white people, like medicine, business and law. Now, experts say some of those gains have leveled off since the recession. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with The New York Times' Nelson Schwartz, and lawyer Lisa Tatum, about why minorities struggle to gain ground in elite professions.
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'Siamese Twins' Still Fascinate, Two Centuries Later

Born to Chinese parents, conjoined twins Eng and Chang Bunker became famous throughout the world as "Siamese twins." After years of being displayed at exhibitions, they settled in the mountains of North Carolina in the 1830s. NPR's Michel Martin learns more about their remarkable story from descendant Alex Sink.
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Toledo, Ohio: Chinese Investment Wanted

Mayor Michael Bell hopes Chinese investment will help revive his blue-collar city. He helped broker a deal to sell a chunk of Toledo's waterfront to Chinese investors. Host Michel Martin and Mayor Bell discuss investments with China and what he thinks President Obama and China President Xi Jinping can accomplish during their U.S. visit.
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Why Are Americans Afraid Of China?

From business to culture, Bruce Pickering of the Asia Society speaks to host Michel Martin about China's growing influence, and offers perspective about whether some Americans' fears about China's role in the country are founded.
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Pick 'Em Up, Lock 'Em Up: Getting Tough On Gangs II

Host Michel Martin continues her conversation about a new proposal to crack down on Chicago gangs with Illinois Congressman Danny Davis, former federal prosecutor Ron Safer, and criminal justice reporter Rob Wildeboer.
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Pick 'Em Up, Lock 'Em Up: Getting Tough On Gangs

Illinois Senator Mark Kirk recently suggested that federal agents arrest tens of thousands of Chicago gang members. But would that tactic work? Host Michel Martin asks Illinois Congressman Danny Davis, former federal prosecutor Ron Safer, and reporter Rob Wildeboer.
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Work/Life Balance: When The 'Kid Card' Gets Old

In a recent article for Slate, NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates wrote that it's unfair when parents pull the 'kid card' by saying they need to leave work to care for children. She joins host Michel Martin to discuss the issue, along with father and author Phil Lerman, and Bridget Johnson, a childless journalist.

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