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Letters: Hollywood's Fascination With Teachers

Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel read comments from listeners about Hollywood's fascination with teachers.
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Four Lessons From The Media's Conflicted Coverage of Race

After grand jury decisions not to indict police officers in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans notes media missteps in discussing race.
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After The California Downpour, 'The Drought' Offers Some Dry Reading

It rained in California this week. That might not sound like news, but the state is experiencing a record-setting drought. Jason Heller turns to science fiction to reflect on the strange weather.
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Week In Politics: Secretary Of Defense, Eric Garner

Melissa Block speaks with political commentators, Jonathan Capehart of The Washington Post and MSNBC and David Brooks of the New York Times.
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Caring For AIDS Patients, 'When No One Else Would'

Ruth Coker Burks has no medical training but has spent decades caring for people with AIDS. "I've buried over 40 people in my family's cemetery," she says, "because their families didn't want them."
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Flag On The Play! Playoffs May Shift Focus From Football's Fumbles

As fans prepare for the first college playoff games, commentator Frank Deford points out that the sport faces far more serious problems than which school will win the conference title.
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Helmets Aren't Always Enough To Keep Players Safe

Cricketer Phillip Hughes was wearing a helmet this week when a ball struck and killed him. NPR's Scott Simon wonders if some safety measures also encourage people to take on more risk.
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After The Ferguson Decision, A Poem That Gives Name To The Hurt

This week, a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson, the officer who killed Michael Brown. Writer Syreeta McFadden turns to Audre Lorde's poetry to make sense of this decision.
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Once Homeless, Family Feels 'Blessed To Wake Up Another Day'

In 2013, after drowning in past-due bills, Franklin and Sherry Gilliard became homeless. Now they live in transitional housing, and they hold a circle of thanks at dinner to remember what they have.
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Gravy And Gallstones: Your Memorable Thanksgiving Grace Moments

Especially at Thanksgiving, saying grace is a family ritual for many Americans. We asked you to share your stories and traditions — and they ran the gamut, from heartwarming to horrifying.

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