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From Father To Son, Life Lessons Passed Down Through Generations

Thompson Williams' dad died when he was 22. As Williams now tells his own son, Kiamichi-tet, his father taught him the importance of caring for others and that crying is a path to strength.
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An Inability To Connect With Horses Isn't Why Racing Is Failing

There is a perception that Americans would rather play slot machines and watch car racing because those things are more relatable than horses. NPR's Laurel Dalrymple doesn't think that is true.
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Will A Triple Crown Win Save Horse Racing? Don't Bet On It

Many in the horse racing industry are looking to Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome to revive interest in the sport. He wants to believe it, but commentator Frank Deford says that's a fantasy.
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Adman Was King Of The One-Liners, But Knew Where To Draw The Line

David Abbott brought his signature brand of crisp, catchy copy-writing to ads for The Economist magazine and Volvo. Abbott passed away this month at age 75.
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Once Forbidden, Books Become A Lifeline For A Young Migrant Worker

Growing up moving from farm to farm, Storm Reyes had to pack lightly. That meant no books. She felt hopeless about the future, until one day, a bookmobile appeared in the fields and changed her life.
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Choosing To Stay When 'Tell Me More' Ends

Host Michel Martin reflects on the mission of Tell Me More as the program prepares to end production in August.
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Don't Overlook The Unsung Umpire; Referees Can Be Pretty, Too

In professional sports, it's the players who get all the attention. But commentator Frank Deford says referees, who so often go unnoticed, bring their own style and artistry to their craft.
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150 Years After Marx, 'Capital' Still Can't Shake Loose Of 'Das Kapital'

Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century evokes another famous tome with "capital" in its title, and makes comparisons inevitable.
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He Gave His Life For The Nation And His Name To An Airport

Airports are often named after politicians or celebrities, but who is Chicago's airport named for? Few know the story of WWII fighter pilot and Medal of Honor recipient Butch O'Hare.
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After Serving In Iraq And Afghanistan, A New Mission: Healing

Jon Meadows received multiple injuries during his deployments, including a traumatic brain injury. Now, with the help of his wife, Melissa, he's focusing on recovery.

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