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While Everyone Was Partying At Woodstock, I Was Stuck At Schrafft's

The chain restaurant that catered to women helped redefine how Americans eat, according to a new book. For NPR's Lynn Neary, it also defined how she did and didn't fit with the counterculture.
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Week In Politics: Police Shootings, Upcoming Presidential Debate

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution. They discuss reaction to the police shooting in Charlotte, N.C., and look ahead to the presidential debate next week.
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Player Protests: When Athletes Stand Up (Or Kneel) For Social Justice Issues

We're seeing something we did not witness a decade or two ago: Sports as a vehicle not just for making money, but for social change.
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Imagining A World Without Prisons For Communities Defined By Them

The activist Marc Lamont Hill argues that America needs to end its prison system. With crime at all-time lows, he might sway people of color who've long called for harsher punishment for lawbreakers.
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Lupita Nyong'o, Who Designed Your Nigerian-Style Head Tie?

The Oscar-winner got raves for the outfit she wore this past week. The gown was by Carolina Herrera. And the head tie? Pure Nigeria.
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How To Leave An Abusive Partner

Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today they talk about how to leave a partner who is emotionally abusive.
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Now Play Nice, Children

Back in the days of the Lincoln-Douglas debates, there was no moderator. What if we tried that kind of thing in this year's campaign?
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Week In Politics: Presidential Candidates Release Health Records

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. They discuss the revival of the birther movement, the tightening presidential race, and the hype surrounding the release of candidates' health records.
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Realizing Tupac Wasn't Cool, 20 Years Later

I was probably 9 years old at the height of my obsession with Tupac's "Hail Mary." I didn't know what I was capable of then, but I was not to be trifled with.
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Don't Call It 'The New Ramen': Why Pho Is Central To Vietnamese Identity

Pho has a rich role in Vietnamese, Vietnamese-American, and now, American culture. Which is why a video featuring a white chef explaining how to eat pho as the next trendy food angered so many.

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