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New Sitcom 'Unapologetically Embraces' Asian-American Family Life

Fresh Off the Boat will be one of the first network sitcoms in decades to feature an Asian-American cast. Critic Jeff Yang, whose son plays the lead, talks with host Michel Martin.
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'Fed Up' Portrays Obese Kids As Victims In A Sugar-Coated World

A new documentary argues that the food industry and government policies have pushed too much sugar on children and caused the childhood obesity epidemic. But the industry says society is to blame.
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TV Networks Double Down On Diversity This Fall

Many new shows this fall feature diverse casts or a person of color in a leading role. But will people actually tune in? NPR's TV critic Eric Deggans weighs in.
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3 Million Young People Missing From Housing Market? It's Everyone's Problem

Fewer young adults are buying homes today compared with a decade ago. The National Housing Conference's Lisa Sturtevant and NPR's Marilyn Geewax explain worries that it could harm the housing market.
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'New York Times' Upheaval: Is This A Barack Vs. Hillary Moment?

The New York Times has fired Jill Abramson, making Dean Baquet the paper's first African-American executive editor. The move has sparked a debate about newsroom diversity and 'editing while female.'
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In Europe And America, New Internet Rules Up For Debate

Rey Junco of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society breaks down recent developments on net neutrality and the control of information online.
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Supreme Court Will Hear TSA Whistleblower Case

The case pits the Department of Homeland Security against a former air marshal who told reporters about policies he didn't agree with, including a plan to not put agents on long flights.
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Rice Finds 'Purrfect' Angle To Recruit High School QB

A recruiting letter was catnip to a high school football star in Texas. J.T. Granato said yes to Rice University after getting a pitch in the mail. It was addressed to Granato's beloved cat.
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Why Education Is The Most Important Revolution Of Our Time

The ways learning happens in the US are shifting rapidly. We're out to capture learning in its natural habitat, from soccer fields to science labs, boardrooms to bedrooms. Welcome to NPR Ed.
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What We Learned From The Best Commencement Speeches Ever

Our new searchable database of commencement speeches brings you more than 300 of the best, tagged with the most enduring themes: Work hard. Change the world. And, of course, YOLO.

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