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Baseball, Vietnam And Coming Of Age At The 1969 World Series

On Oct. 15, 1969, hundreds of thousands marched in Washington to protest the Vietnam War. But it was also Game 4 of the World Series, and NPR's Brian Naylor, then 14, knew where he had to be.
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Nonprofit NFL Seeks Super Bowl Volunteers, Again

The NFL is looking for 10,000 volunteers for this season's Super Bowl. Commentator Frank Deford thinks other causes are more deserving.
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Seattle Swaps Columbus Day For 'Indigenous Peoples' Day'

The city is the latest to honor Native Americans instead of Christopher Columbus. But not everyone is happy about the change.
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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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