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I Ran 8.8 Miles To School Each Day. Barefoot. And It Was Worth It!

There might be snakes and hyenas to scare off with a stick. And a swollen creek to cross.

Life As Transgender: Dealing With A Discouraging Family

Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. This time they discuss living as transgender and facing an unsupportive family.

Voting Restrictions Won't 'Make America Great Again'

Donald Trump's outreach to African-Americans can't erase his and the GOP's support for tactics that disenfranchise or discourage black voters, writes Mary Curtis in this commentary.

Week In Politics: Donald Trump Visits Mexico

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with our regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the new FBI documents related to the Hillary Clinton email investigation and Donald Trump's last minute visit to Mexico.

Calcutta Isn't Just The City Of Mother Teresa

She truly embraced the suffering that was often ignored. But that's not all there is to Calcutta.
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Jesmyn Ward On Race In America: "The Fire This Time"

National Book Award-winning author Jesmyn Ward on the new edited volume, "The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race."


My Father Stood For The Anthem, For The Same Reason That Colin Kaepernick Sits

As a child, I found my father's love of the national anthem utterly bewildering. His was the generation of men born free but shackled by bigotry. So why did he sound so proud, singing that song?

AfroPunk Acts To Free Your Mind And Your ... Ears

This year's AfroPunk Festival in Brooklyn features artists who are expanding the universe of punk and ideas about who belongs there.

Week In Politics: Trump Shifts On Immigration Policy

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times about Donald Trump's shift on immigration and Hillary Clinton's speech linking Trump to white supremacists.

Nate Parker's Past, His Present, And The Future of 'Birth Of A Nation': Episode 14

News of a 1999 rape case against Nate Parker raises some age-old questions about culture. Can art be separated from its creator? What moral obligations, if any, do the consumers of culture bear?