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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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Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace (Rebroadcast)

Like the nature of white-collar work itself, the concept and design of the office has evolved over more than a century, from the counting-houses of nineteenth-century clerks to the cubicles we love to hate. Author Nikil Saval joins us to explore the history of our workspaces.

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The Role Of Music In Presidential Campaigns

Presidential candidates today frequently use popular pieces of music as campaign "theme songs" often without approval from the musicians themselves. But using music on the campaign trail is not a modern phenomenon: it goes back to our earliest presidential elections.

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"Citizen Canine" The Evolution of Our Pets (Rebroadcast)

Cats and dogs have become such a part of the family fabric that in many households, they're akin to children. "Science" journalist David Grimm joins Kojo to talk about how our connections to pets are changing laws, industries, and lives.

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Environmental Outlook: How To Build Smarter Transportation And More Livable Cities

A new report says traffic in the U.S. is worse than it's been in years. But some say there are reasons to be optimistic. For this month's Environmental Outlook: How revitalized urban centers and new modes of transportation are changing how we get around our cities.

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Gun Violence In America

There are more gun-related deaths in America than in any other industrialized nation. We discuss what makes the U.S. different and why some hold out hope that change is possible.

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