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In A Way, Gandhi Also Won 2014's Nobel Peace Prize

In a week when two Nobel Peace Prize winners were announced, NPR's Scott Simon reflects on Mahatma Gandhi's life. Though Gandhi never won the prize, 2014's winners carry on his legacy.
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Week In Politics: Midterm Election Preview

As midterm elections near, Melissa Block talks messaging, themes and money in politics with regular commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times.
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Twitter Recap: What Does 'Passing' Look Like Today?

As our country continues to become more multiracial, the mechanics behind passing become increasingly complex.
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Deford: A New Sports Talk Show By Women, But Will People Watch?

Women are everywhere in sports — coaches, executives, athletes and reporters. Commentator Frank Deford wonders why there's still low viewership for women's sports on TV.
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Debate: Does U.S. Military Intervention In The Middle East Help Or Hurt?

As the U.S. presses on with airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, two teams tackled the motion, "Flexing American Muscles In The Middle East Will Make Things Worse," in the latest Intelligence Squared debate.
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A Stranger On A Train, A Phone Call, A Man's Life Transformed

Announcing a layoff over the phone is bad etiquette, but it's the stuff of a great short story. When NPR's Scott Simon overheard such a moment, he couldn't help but try to fill in the gaps.
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Week In Politics: Job Numbers, Midterms, ISIS

E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times discuss the latest job numbers, key midterm races and the international fight against ISIS.
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Letters: Automation, End Of Saturday Morning Cartoons

Robert Siegel and Rachel Martin read emails from listeners about automation and the end of Saturday morning cartoons.
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Goodbye To All That: Farewells In Sports

In honor of Derek Jeter's last game, commentator Frank Deford recalls other sports' so-long-see-you-laters.
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Week In Politics: Eric Holder, ISIS Air Strikes, Climate Change Poll

E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times discuss Attorney General Eric Holder's legacy, air strikes against ISIS and a new poll on climate change.

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