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Obesity & Preserving Culture: Latinos Discuss Their Parenting Challenges

For Latino parents, choosing what language to speak at home isn't a simple choice. And it isn't easy to find the right way to talk about concerns like child obesity with their kids. Host Michel Martin speaks with a roundtable of Latino parents to get their advice on how they are handling these, and other, tough conversations.
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Brazilian Believers Of Hidden Religion Step Out Of Shadows

Candomblé, an Afro-Brazilian religion, has been widely practiced by people of African descent in Brazil but mostly in secret — until now. After centuries of slavery and discrimination, Brazil's Afro-Brazilian community is proudly celebrating its African roots.
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Tweeting For Atonement: Sharing Sins On Social Media

People of the Jewish faith are seeking atonement during Yom Kippur, but one congregation is giving the holiday a new twist. Members are using social media to tweet for forgiveness. Host Michel Martin speaks with Cantor Debbi Ballard to find out how the process works.
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The Secret To Making It Through A Yom Kippur Fast? Kreplach

Jews across the world are sitting down to a big meal before Friday's Yom Kippur fast. And many of them are eating kreplach. Some say these strange-sounding-yet-good-tasting dumplings are a holiday meditation on our inner and outer selves. Or maybe they're just a delicious example of the peasant cooking of Eastern Europeans.
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Saudi's First Female Film Director Says Women Aren't Victims

Film director Haifaa Al Mansour comes from a small town in Saudi Arabia where, she says, there are many girls who have big dreams, strong characters and infinite potential. She's made a movie about one of them, titled Wadjda. Host Michel Martin speaks to Al Mansour about the film and being a female movie director in Saudi Arabia.
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Vatican's Secretary Of State Says Celibacy Is An Open Question

In an interview, Archbishop Pietro Parolin said priest celibacy is not an untouchable church dogma. What his declaration signals, however, is still up in the air.
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Richard Dawkins: "An Appetite For Wonder"

The author of "The Selfish Gene" and "The God Delusion" talks about the evolution of his own thinking.

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Pope Francis Leads Vigil Calling For Peace In Syrian Crisis

Pope Francis is leading a mass prayer vigil in St. Peter's Square Saturday night, building on his calls to avoid violence in the escalating conflict over Syria. Tens of thousands of people have come to the Vatican on what the pontiff has declared a day of fasting and prayer in the name of peace.
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Gearing Up For Football Season

The Barbershop guys are talking football. Plus, they chat about the dust-up between New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner and a bakery customer. Did Weiner win back some street cred or act like a jerk - again?
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Did The NAACP Learn Anything From Meeting With The Klan?

Two groups you'd never expect to sit down together and talk: the NAACP and the KKK. But when the NAACP in Wyoming asked for a meeting, they got one. Journalist Jeremy Fugleberg was there, and tells host Michel Martin more about the historic and bizarre event.

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