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Supreme Court Decisions: Affirmative Action And Immigration

The Supreme Court votes 4-3 to uphold the affirmative action program at the University of Texas, and deadlocks on Obama's immigration plan. Jeffrey Rosen of The National Constitution Center joins Susan Page to discuss the implications of the rulings.

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Congress Moves To Overhaul A 40-Year-Old Law That Regulates Toxic Chemicals

Congress is updating a 40-year-old federal law regulating thousands of chemicals in daily use. The bipartisan bill has support from many industry groups and public health advocates, but some in the environmental community say it doesn't go far enough. A look at regulating the safety of chemicals.

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Rita Dove: "Collected Poems: 1974 - 2004"

Rita Dove's poetry career has spanned more than forty years. During that time she won a Pulitzer Prize and became the first African-American poet laureate of the United States. Now she's released a new edition of collected works. Rita Dove on a life lived in verse.

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April In Verse: New Collections By Local Poets

In honor of National Poetry Month, Kojo explores new collections by local poets and finds out how poetry impacts our lives amid social, political and cultural upheaval.

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Anacostia Unmapped: D.C. In Verse

There are bridges that connect Anacostia to the rest of Washington, but another way to cross the water is poetry. John Johnson shares an original piece called "DC."

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Carly Simon: "Boys In The Trees"

A conversation with singer-songwriter Carly Simon about her memoir, "Boys In The Trees."

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Neil Gaiman: "Trigger Warning" (Rebroadcast)

A conversation with best-selling author Neil Gaiman on his latest collection of short fiction and poems. He warns his new anthology could trigger flashbacks and anxiety. Known for his eerie tales including “Coraline” and “The Graveyard Book,” the author explains why he thinks fiction is dangerous.

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Roger Angell: "This Old Man: All In Pieces"

Roger Angell, senior fiction editor of and longtime contributor to The New Yorker, discusses his latest book, "This Old Man: All In Pieces," a collection that includes commentary, letters, jokes and his reflections life in the 10th decade.

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The 100th Anniversary of Robert Frost's Poem, "The Road Not Taken" (Rebroadcast)

On the 100th anniversary of the publication of Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken," a discussion about why the poem and poet are well-loved but misunderstood.

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Storytelling With The Moth And Story District

Long before humans created the written word, stories were passed down from one generation to the next orally. We consider the ancient and modern art of storytelling and what it takes to keep an audience rapt.

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