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Car Ride Service Puts Gender In The Driver's Seat

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 4:20pm

Car share programs are extremely popular, but so are concerns for safety. NPR's Tess Vigeland talks to Stella Mateo, founder of SheRides, which allows passengers to choose the gender of their driver.

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Fifty Years Later, A Look At How Harvard's Women MBAs Have Fared

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 4:20pm

It's the 50th anniversary of the admission of women to Harvard's MBA program. To commemorate, the Harvard Business Review conducted a survey of thousands of MBA graduates on their career and lives.

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What Does Its Chosen Banner Says About ISIS?

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 4:20pm

The so-called Islamic State is known for its social media savvy, but they also use a more traditional propaganda technique: a flag. Tess Vigeland talks with vexillologist Ted Kaye about its design and history.

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Still Few Answers In Killing Of 43 Students In Mexico

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 4:20pm

Protests continue over the government's response to the apparent killing of 43 young students in Mexico. NPR's Tess Vigeland speaks with Daniel Wilkinson about Mexico's record of human rights abuses.

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How One Family Is Reacting To Obama's Immigration Plan

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 4:20pm

This week, President Obama announced an executive action to protect millions from deportation. NPR's Tess Vigeland speaks with Arlete Pichardo about her reaction to the news, and how it will affect her family.

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Some In Las Vegas Not Sold On Obama's Immigration Pitch

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 4:20pm

President Obama made his sales pitch for why five million people should be protected from deportation, Friday. But many in Las Vegas, where Obama defended the executive action, aren't happy about the changes.

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Ferguson Continues Anxious Wait For Grand Jury Decision

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 4:20pm

Ferguson, Mo., is on edge this weekend as residents await the grand jury's decision on whether or not to indict Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown.

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After Backlash, Computer Engineer Barbie Gets New Set Of Skills

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 4:20pm

The 2010 book Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer was highly criticized this week; it shows Barbie designing a game, but relying on male friends to code it for her. So the Internet set out to fix it.

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Lost — Then Found — Along The Border, Objects Become Art

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 4:20pm

A photographer's journey along the U.S.-Mexico border turned up dramatic images of lost possessions. Those found items were later made into instruments that sound just like that desolate landscape.

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Ferguson Grand Jury Will Reportedly Meet Again Monday

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 4:19pm

A community is holding its breath, awaiting a decision on whether to charge police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, 18. Brown's family is calling for calm.

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UVA Bans Fraternities Until January In Wake Of Campus Rape Article

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 3:01pm

In a recent article, a student named Jackie describes how her initial excitement of being invited to a party was replaced by fear and violence, after a group of men trapped her in a room.

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Lovers Of California Wine, Keep An Eye On Anderson Valley

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:26pm

Anderson Valley doesn't typically make the shortlist when travelers are planning a California wine vacation, but commentator Christine Ciarmello says it's like visiting Napa — back in the '70s.

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Ebola Survey Teams Take A Grim Census In Sierra Leone

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 1:16pm

As Ebola surges in the east African country, the capital city sends surveillance teams into the neighborhoods to record who might be sick with the virus — or already dead.

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Rumors Of Boko Haram Attack Send Nigerian Refugees Fleeing Again

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 1:06pm

Many of the displaced ended up in camps in the city of Yola. Now they're racing further away as concerns grow that Yola also faces attack, and that the government isn't doing enough to stop it.

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Who Will Get The Biopic Treatment Next?

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 12:16pm

For better or worse, biopics — those big, sweeping epics about the life of a Very Important Person — have been reliable vehicles for actors of color to establish their mainstream actor bona fides.

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In Response To Attacks, Israel Takes Down Palestinian Homes

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:05am

After a deadly attack by a Palestinian militant last month, Israel blew up his apartment building. Israel says the aim is deterrence, while the Palestinians call it "collective punishment."

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In Bowling Alleys And In Rock Clubs, The Dude Abides

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:03am

Big Lebowski star Jeff Bridges is known as an actor, but he's been playing music for just as long. "Whenever I'm working, I'll have my guitar with me," he says.

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Tiny Texas Town Sees School's Record-Setting Football Season End

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 10:34am

The 29 players on Booker High School's football team include two cousins who became the state's all-time leading passer and leading receiver this season.

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It's Crunch Time For The Iranian Nuclear Talks

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 10:00am

Iran and six world powers are meeting this weekend in Vienna with a Monday deadline looming. Here's a look at what it all means for Iran and its neighbors.

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Prediction

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 9:23am

Our panelists predict what will be the next cause to get a fundraising song.

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