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Correcting Thursday's 'Word Of Mouth' Segment

Renee Montagne has a correction for Thursday's segment "Word of Mouth" with Tina Brown, the editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast.
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Ad Campaign Calls On Redskins To Change Name

An American Indian tribe is launching a radio ad campaign to put pressure on the Washington Redskins organization to change its name.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Fame

This week we'll delve into stories of famous and infamous Washingtonians, and once-celebrated but nearly-forgotten history.

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Tina Brown: Women Are Terrifyingly Vulnerable In Many Places

For our regular feature "Word of Mouth," Renee Montagne talks with Tina Brown, editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast and founder of the annual Women in the World summit. She has three must-reads on women whose lives were changed by kidnapping and captivity.
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Jim Lehrer: "Top Down: A Novel Of The Kennedy Assassination"

Jim Lehrer was a young reporter in Dallas when President Kennedy was shot. The former PBS newsman's new novel imagines how the assassination changes the life of a Secret Service agent and his family.

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Radio Station KYAY Is Lifeline For Apache Tribe

In eastern Arizona, there's a tiny, 1900 watt radio station that's marking its first year on the air. KYAY is licensed to and owned by the San Carlos Apache Tribe. For many of the isolated reservation's 13,000 or so residents, it's the outlet for community information, news and a lot of entertainment.
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British Journalist Sir David Frost Dies At 74

David Frost was probably best known in the United States for his interviews with former President Richard Nixon in 1977 after Nixon had resigned from office. The interview was taped over the course of four weeks, two hours at a time. Frost died of a suspected heart attack.
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Too Weird To Be True? In China, You Never Can Tell

Foreign news coverage of China is often deadly serious: corruption, pollution and the like. Then there's the funny and bizarre that often goes viral — like the zoo that swapped a dog for a lion. A number of websites are making these offbeat and satirical tales increasingly available in English.
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Area Man Realizes He's Been Reading Fake News For 25 Years

The Onion, which turns 25 on Thursday, was founded by two Madison, Wis., college students as a local satirical newspaper "intended mainly to ... sell pizza coupons," says its editor-in-chief. But the self-proclaimed "America's Finest News Source" became much more than that.
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Kelly McEvers Reflects On Middle East Reporting As She Leaves Region

Melissa Block has an exit interview with Kelly McEvers, who's ending a grueling years-long assignment in the Middle East that included coverage of Iraq, Syria and beyond. McEvers and her NPR colleague Deborah Amos, won four major awards in 2012 for coverage of the Syrian conflict.

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