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After "Dr. V": Transgender Representation In Sports

It started as an investigative story about a "scientifically superior" golf club. But when "Dr. V's Magic Putter" revealed -- without her consent -- that the inventor was transgender, the article quickly morphed into a cautionary tale. Kojo explores the ethics questions raised by the story, and how organized sports leagues have tried to accommodate trans athletes.

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Shaping The City: Architecture And Empty Spaces

As parking lots, community gardens and abandoned buildings give way to development, we explore the city's disappearing empty spaces.

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Ethiopian Voices: Blogging For Democracy

Kojo sat down with three pro-democracy bloggers during his recent visit to Ethiopia.

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Supreme Court Considers Public Sector Unions

We explore how a Supreme Court case could affect the future of unions.

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Rebroadcast: Gary Shteyngart: "Little Failure"

Gary Shteyngart's latest work is a memoir of life as the child of Russian immigrants struggling to make it in Queens, N.Y. It's a scathingly funny yet loving portrait of parents whose affection is expressed through regular put-downs (his mother's nickname for him inspired the book's title), but also a powerful love.

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Future Of Virginia's Gay Marriage Ban

In a sharp reversal of his predecessor's legal position, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring says the state's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional and wants to see it end.

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MTV's Public Service Message: Teen Moms

MTV's two teen-mom reality shows have been criticized for glamorizing teenage mothers, but a new study shows they've led instead to a significant drop in births to teenage girls.

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Family Economics: Living On The Brink Of Poverty

A new report says one in three women in the U.S. lives at or near the brink of poverty. We explore family economics and the national debate over how to help.

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The Real Legacy Of Martin Luther King Jr. (Rebroadcast)

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Taylor Branch argues that while we invoke Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s name frequently, few understand the principles he championed or the history of race relations in America.

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The History Of Black Barber Shops (Rebroadcast)

Modern black barber shops are civic, cultural and business institutions in many major cities. Their history, however, is complicated, shifting from places where only white men were served to the democratic social spaces of today in just over a century. We consider the political and social movements brought that change about and the role these shops play in communities now.

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