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Class Of Dreams: Students Take On Dr. King's Legacy

This summer, Tell Me More has been asking listeners for their version of Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous 'I Have a Dream' speech. Notre Dame Professor Maria McKenna took it to another level and pitched the question to her class. She tells us about some of the common threads from the assignment and the parallels between education and civil rights.
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What Do Asian-Americans Owe The Civil Rights Movement?

As the US prepares to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington, guest host Celeste Headlee speaks to Scot Nakagawa. He recently wrote an article called "Three Things Asian-Americans Owe to the Civil Rights Movement."
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Israeli Politician Stirs Up The Religious-Secular Debate

Ruth Calderon's first speech in parliament led some to call her the leader of a Jewish renaissance. But others view her as a real threat — to Judaism itself.
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Egypt: An Islamist Movement In Crisis

We dissect the complex crisis enveloping the world's most influential Islamist movement, and find out what options its leaders may pursue in coming days.

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Local Churches Pray And March For Justice

Local congregations are preparing for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

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Sister Fights To Save Her Order From Financial Collapse

In the Sunday Conversation, host Rachel Martin speaks with Sister Maxyne Schneider of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Springfield, Mass. The order, like many around the country, is facing major financial distress as the sisters age.
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Nuns Struggle To Make Ends Meet

In this week's Sunday Conversation, host Rachel Martin speaks with Sister Maxyne Schneider of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Springfield, Mass. The order, like many around the country, is facing major financial distress as the sisters age.
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Why Do Sikhs Want To Serve In The Military?

Sikhs have a long history of fighting in wars. But in the US, their turbans and beards often prevent them from being able to join the military. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Major Kamaljit Kalsi who's hoping to change that.
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'Dream 9' Immigrant Says Don't Think Of Issue Politically

Nine young undocumented immigrants who were detained while trying to re-enter the U.S. are now re-settling into life in America. Known as the 'Dream 9,' their attempt to cross the Mexican border has immigration experts talking. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks to Luis Leon, one of the nine.
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Could Prison Spell The End Of The Jackson Dynasty?

Former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. was sentenced to prison for illegal use of campaign funds. Is this the end of the Jackson legacy or could he make a comeback? The Barbershop guys weigh in.

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