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As National Poetry Month continues, we share two listeners' poems about education funding in Oklahoma and another about the importance of activism.

Congressional reporter William Douglas of the McClatchy Washington bureau, Amy Davidson of the New Yorker and former conservative radio talk show host Charlie Sykes discuss this week's flurry of news.

Former National Security Council coordinator for the Middle East, Philip Gordon reflects on U.S. foreign policy in Syria during the Obama administration, and the continued conflict in the country.

U.S. airstrikes against Syria have received both praise and condemnation abroad. Abderrahim Foukara, Al-Jazeera's Washington bureau chief discusses those reactions.

Venezuela's ruling party is threatened by an opposition fueled by an economic crisis and related public anger over fuel and food shortages. It's kept power in part by stalling all manner of elections.

The strike leaves more questions than answers — like how it squares with Trump's "America First" policy, does this mean a change in U.S. approach toward Syria and Russia, and what's next?

Mexico knows how to fight infectious diseases. Tackling a chronic condition like diabetes is a new — and daunting — challenge.

As the U.S. entered World War I, German culture was erased as the government promoted the unpopular war through anti-German propaganda. This backlash culminated in the lynching of a German immigrant.

"Our feelings today are mixed between happiness and sadness," a Syrian woman tells NPR. "We're tired inside. We're tired of planes. We want to live a normal life."

An unpredictable spring this year unnerved tart cherry growers in Michigan, because these cherry trees are especially vulnerable to extreme weather shifts made more likely by climate change.




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