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The Reality in Guatemala

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 4:53pm

Academy Award-nominated Guatemalan filmmaker Luis Argueta was in Guatemala when the child refugee crisis story broke out. He shares with us what he saw and testimonials of children who were deported.

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Central American Gangs Made in L.A.

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 4:53pm

In the '90s, Los Angeles deported undocumented members of the MS-13 street gang to Central America. Now, gang violence in Central America has been a major factor causing children to flee for the U.S.

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The Roots of the Child Migrant Crisis

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 4:53pm

We start our show with a brief history of U.S. involvement in the civil wars of El Salvador and Guatemala, and hear from Fulbright scholar Elizabeth Kennedy about why kids are leaving El Salvador.

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Opponents Spar In Court About Texas Clinics That Perform Abortions

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 4:47pm

Three federal judges heard arguments Friday over whether a Texas law that would, in effect, shutter 11 health clinics that perform abortions puts an undue burden on women.

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Atlanta Hawks GM Takes Indefinite Leave Of Absence After Race Remarks

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 4:03pm

In June, Danny Ferry said veteran forward Luon Deng "has a little African in him ... he's like a guy who would have a nice store out front but sell you counterfeit stuff out of the back."

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Free Syrian Army Struggles To Maintain Control In Two-Front War

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 3:31pm

Robert Siegel speaks with Noah Bonsey, senior Syria analyst for the International Crisis Group, about the state of the Free Syrian Army.

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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 3:22pm

Atheism and science face a real challenge: To frame an account of science, or nature, that leaves room for meaning. Atheists have pinned their flag to Mr. Spock's mast. But they need Captain Kirk.

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Criticism Of NFL Grows In Wake Of Ray Rice Case

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 3:21pm

As the details of the Ray Rice scandal continue to emerge, the calls for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to step down are growing louder. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis talks to Audie Cornish about how America's most popular sport is trying to weather yet another public relations nightmare.

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When Investors Buy Alibaba Shares, They Won't Get What They Paid For

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 3:21pm

When the Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba goes public, it's going to the biggest public offering ever. But when investors buy their shares, it will be in a Cayman Islands-based holding company.

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Border Crossings Slow But Immigration Courts Still Face Backlog

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 3:21pm

Judge Dana Leigh Marks, president of the National Association of Immigration Judges, talks to Robert Siegel about how the flood of young migrants has changed the way courts prioritize immigration cases.

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Cosimo Matassa Made His Reputation Behind The Studio Glass

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 3:21pm

Cosimo Matassa recorded songs by Fats Domino, Little Richard, Professor Longhair and Jerry Lee Lewis and helped get the New Orleans sound out to the world. Matassa died Thursday at the age of 88.

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In Ferguson, Mo., Before Michael Brown There Was Henry Davis

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 3:21pm

When police in Ferguson, Mo., arrested Henry Davis in 2009, he says they beat him and then charged him with "property damage" for getting blood on the officers' uniforms. It was different event than the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown that led the U.S. Department of Justice to open an investigation of police conduct in Ferguson, but Davis's case has also grabbed the attention of federal investigators.

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Week In Politics: Obama's ISIS Speech, Rand Paul

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 3:21pm

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times discuss President Obama's Islamic state speech, Rand Paul and the current political races across the country, with a trend of the public swaying more towards the Republicans.

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Do Americans Support President Obama's ISIS Plan?

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 3:21pm

Of all the variables in the U.S. battle against Islamic State, public opinion in America may be one of the hardest to predict.

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How To Be A 21st Century 'Gentleman'

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 3:21pm

Men have expressed confusion on how to behave out in the dating world now that gender roles have shifted significantly. Do you open the door, pay for the date, pull out the chair?

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'Star-Spangled Banner' Born From A Drinking Song 200 Years Ago

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 3:21pm

Sunday is the 200th anniversary of the day Francis Scott key penned what came to be known as "The Star-Spangled Banner" as he observed the American flag still flying over Baltimore Harbor's Fort McHenry after a night of British bombardment. He set his lyrics to "The Anacreontic Song."

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'Art Of Manliness' Is Finding A Balance Between Tough And Tender

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 3:21pm

To help men learn to be better men in the 21st century, Brett MacKay created the website Art of Manliness. He talks with Audie Cornish about what he sees as the basic conflict of modern masculinity.

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Ian Paisley Was 'Powerful In The Pulpit' And On Political Platforms

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 3:21pm

In Northern Ireland, preacher and politician Ian Paisley died on Friday. Robert Siegel speaks with Paisley's biographer, Ed Moloney, about his legacy.

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Comedian Michael Che Picked For SNL's 'Weekend Update' Chair

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 3:21pm

Saturday Night Live is bringing a new face to the Weekend Update chair — comedian and former SNL writer, Michael Che.

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of September 11, 2014

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 3:03pm

Appearing at No. 5, The Heart of Everything That Is explores the little-known story of a powerful Sioux warrior who led the only American Indian defeat of U.S. troops.

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