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Is Jennifer Hudson's Tragedy All Too Common?

Jurors in Chicago recently reached a verdict in the murder case against William Balfour, the man accused of killing Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother, and nephew. Host Michel Martin speaks with WBEZ reporter Natalie Moore about the elements of race, class, and violence in Chicago's South Side that came into play in the trial.
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Is There A Better Way To Talk About Obesity?

A recent study projects that more than 40 percent of Americans will be obese by the year 2030. Host Michel Martin delves into the cultural factors that might be preventing African-Americans and Latinos from losing weight. Martin speaks with Jane Delgado of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, and Jenee Desmond-Harris of The Root.
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An Ongoing Journey To Fulfill A Mother's Last Wish

For those people whose mothers have passed away, Mother's Day is often a day of remembrance. Host Michel Martin speaks with one woman about her 10 year — and still counting — journey to fulfill her mother's last wish. Daniele Seiss' story, "My Mothers Ashes," was featured in this week's Washington Post Magazine.
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Uneven Economy Evens The Field For Obama, Romney

Lately, key economic indicators seem to be moving sideways. The lack of clear improvement or real weakness has turned the presidential race into a seeming statistical tie.
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Science And The Fracking Boom: Missing Answers

People living on the front step of the natural gas boom have the same questions: What kinds of pollutants are entering our water and air, and are those pollutants making us sick? Explore key components of the natural gas production process — and the questions scientists are asking.
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Sophia Is No. 1 Among Girls' Names; Mason Soars To Near Top Among Boys

Jacob remains the most popular name for boys born in the U.S., as it has been since 1999. Meanwhile, there's good news for fans of the King: Elvis is back in the top 1,000.
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Baby Names: The Latest Partisan Divide?

There's a real difference in the type of names people give their children in red states as opposed to blue states. It's the opposite of what you might expect.

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