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WAMU 88.5

Thomas Mallon: "Finale: A Novel of the Reagan Years"

In his new novel, writer Thomas Mallon turns his attention to the ideologies, blunders and glamour of the Reagan years.

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Homo Naledi: The Discovery Of A New Human-Like Species

Deep in a South African cave, scientists have discovered a new human-like species which shares characteristics with modern people. We look at how the findings could change our understanding of evolution and what it means to be human.

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Daniel Levitin: "The Organized Mind"

A neuroscientist on what brain research can teach us about how to stay focused and succeed in the age of information overload.

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A Defiant Kentucky County Clerk And The Cultural Divide Over Same-Sex Marriage

Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis is released after five nights in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. We look at America’s continuing cultural divide over same-sex marriage.

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Highlighting Women Filmmakers

This year two film festivals, DC Shorts and Reel Affirmations, are highlighting work by women and aiming to spark a conversation about why gender disparities persist.

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World Response To The Accelerating Migrant Crisis In Europe

Germany pledges to take in a half-million refugees a year, Denmark is actively discouraging new arrivals, and the Obama administration considers U.S. options: A look at the global response to the accelerating migrant crisis in Europe.

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The Intersection Of Civil Rights History & The Space Program (Rebroadcast)

The rise of the American space program overlapped with the dawn of the civil rights movement in the United States. Many of NASA's first African-American employees worked to send humans into space while at the same time finding their place in the struggle for racial equality. Kojo explores this intersection in history.

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American Fun: Four Centuries Of Joyous Revolt (Rebroadcast)

From the Boston Tea Party to rock 'n roll, Americans have always taken their fun seriously. A new books reveals the spirit of joyous rebellion going back to the Pilgrims.

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Women In Hollywood And Gender Equality (Rebroadcast)

Women in Hollywood have persistently been under represented in front of and behind the camera. But as more high profile actors take on gender discrimination, observers say the tides might be changing.

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Teacher Shortages Across The U.S. (Rebroadcast)

Across the country many schools are struggling to find qualified instructors in areas like science and math. California has more than 20,000 slots to fill this academic year. What’s behind a nationwide teacher shortage, and how states are trying to address it.

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