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The Changing Face Of The Working Poor

The latest employment figures are out and they show gains in hiring. The Wall Street Journal's Sudeep Reddy joins host Michel Martin to talk about the report, and the millions of working Americans who still fall below the poverty line.
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Humanists On Surviving Crisis Without A Prayer

Thursday was the National Day of Prayer, and the president called on people of all faiths to remember the victims of recent national tragedies. But what about the growing number of Americans who don't pray? Host Michel Martin speaks with Greg Epstein, the Humanist Chaplain at Harvard University, about where people without faith turn for comfort.
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Hey Teenagers! We Want To Hear Your Stories

NPR and Radio Diaries are looking for personal, surprising stories from teens. Write it, photograph it (and record it if you want) and submit it to the storytelling site Cowbird. Two entries will be picked to produce audio stories with Radio Diaries and a selection will be featured on NPR.org.
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How A Distillery Ages Bourbon In Days, Not Years

With bourbon sales growing fast, small distillers are looking for ways to get their product to market faster. One Cleveland company has come up with a way to shrink the aging process from years to just days, while also cashing in on the craze for all things local.
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Iowa Court: List Both Same-Sex Parents On Birth Certificates

The state's high court says among other things that the move will ensure support from both parents.
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What Role Do Relationships Play In Learning?

Veteran teacher Rita Pierson believes that relationships are crucial to education. She talks about how classrooms lack the kind of human connections kids need to feel inspired and to learn.
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Cocaine, Heroin May Have Played Role In Chris Kelly's Death

One half of the rap duo Kris Kross, he died Wednesday. Kelly was 34. A police report obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says Kelly took a mixture of cocaine and heroin the night before his death and had a history of drug abuse.
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School Closes For The Day Due To 'Great Weather'

Principal Bob Sampson at Bellingham Christian School in Washington state canceled school on Friday to celebrate an exceptionally nice day. The forecast there: 68 and sunny.

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