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5:23pm

Sun March 22, 2015
U.S.

Understanding Skid Row's Tensions After A Fatal Police Shooting

Originally published on Mon March 23, 2015 11:15 am

Many of LA's Skid Row residents live in makeshift tents.
Kelly McEvers

Skid Row, in downtown Los Angeles, has long been known for its high concentration of homeless, drug- or alcohol-addicted and mentally ill residents. They live on the streets, in boxes and tents or in subsidized one-room apartments.

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6:27pm

Sat March 21, 2015
Author Interviews

Thanks To Chance (And Craigslist), A Writer Becomes A Carpenter

Originally published on Mon March 23, 2015 3:22 pm

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Nina MacLaughlin always knew she wanted to be a writer. She studied English and classics in college, and after graduation, she landed a great job with Boston's weekly alternative newspaper, the Boston Phoenix.

But after a few years of editing the newspaper's website, the drudgery began to hit her. It involved so much clicking, she says, and so many empty hours scrolling through the Internet. It didn't feel like how she wanted to spend her life.

And then came the low point: web producing a "listicle" of the world's "100 Unsexiest Men."

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6:27pm

Sat March 21, 2015
World

After Students Went To Wage Jihad, Teacher Highlights Youth Radicalization

Originally published on Sat March 21, 2015 7:41 pm

Lamya Kaddor teaches Islamic studies in Germany. She's written a new book, Zum Toeten Bereit (Ready To Kill), about the experience of having five former students flee to Syria to join jihadist groups.
Andre Zelck Courtesy of Piper Verlag GmbH

Lamya Kaddor, a German-Syrian religious studies teacher and expert on Islam, was horrified to learn in 2013 that five of her former students had departed Germany to join jihadist groups in Syria.

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5:31pm

Sat March 21, 2015
My Big Break

'I'm Perd Hapley, And I Just Realized I'm Played By An Actual Newscaster'

Originally published on Sat March 21, 2015 7:41 pm

Jay Jackson, as Perd Hapley, interviews Amy Poehler's character Leslie Knope during the sixth season of Parks and Recreation.
Colleen Hayes NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

As part of a series called "My Big Break," All Things Considered is collecting stories of triumph, big and small. These are the moments when everything seems to click, and people leap forward into their careers.

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7:11am

Sat March 21, 2015
Television

One Man, New TV Show: James Corden Takes Over At 'Late Late Night'

Originally published on Tue March 24, 2015 3:25 pm

James Corden takes over as host of The Late Late Show next Monday.
Art Streiber/CBS

A few months ago, Craig Ferguson, host of The Late Late Show, interrogated a special guest: James Corden. When asked what he did for a living, Corden replied demurely, "I don't do anything at the moment."

That is set to change Monday night, when Corden succeeds Ferguson as the host of The Late Late Show.

He is 36 and English. Ferguson is Scottish: Score one for diversity.

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7:11am

Sat March 21, 2015
Author Interviews

'Lost Child' Author Caryl Phillips: 'I Needed To Know Where I Came From'

Originally published on Sat March 21, 2015 10:56 am

Growing up, writer Caryl Phillips sometimes felt like an outsider. "I think that's very commonplace in British life," he tells NPR's Scott Simon. "I certainly, as the child of migrants to Britain, felt that at times."

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5:29am

Sat March 21, 2015
Goats and Soda

A Year Of Ebola: Memorable Moments From Our Reporters' Notebooks

Originally published on Mon March 23, 2015 2:43 pm

Twins Watta and Fatta Balyon pose outside the home of their guardian Mamuedeh Kanneh in Barkedu, a village in Liberia.
John W. Poole NPR

It started in December 2013. A 2-year-old boy in Guinea was running a fever. He was vomiting. There was blood in his stool.

He was most likely "patient zero" — the first case in the Ebola outbreak that swept across West Africa.

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9:20am

Fri March 20, 2015
Code Switch

'A Proud Walk': 3 Voices On The March From Selma To Montgomery

Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 4:39 pm

Demonstrators of different races and religions from across the country united to take part in the historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., 50 years ago.
AP

Fifty years ago, civil rights protesters began their successful march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., two weeks after a crackdown by police at the Edmund Pettus Bridge on Bloody Sunday. NPR talked with three people from different parts of the country, of different races and religions, who answered the call from Martin Luther King Jr. to join the marchers.

Todd Endo:

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3:27am

Thu March 19, 2015
Author Interviews

How A 1970s Fashion Faceoff Put American Designers In The Spotlight

Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 1:48 pm

Models show designs by Oscar de la Renta at the 1973 Versailles show. De la Renta was one of the first American designers to sign on for the catwalk competition.
Daniel Simon Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

On Nov. 28, 1973, France's Versailles Palace hosted an impossibly glamorous moment in fashion: a competition between five French couture designers and five up-and-coming Americans. The event was a fundraiser to help restore the palace, but it also made for a groundbreaking runway show.

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11:54am

Wed March 18, 2015
Intelligence Squared U.S.

Debate: Should The U.S. Adopt The 'Right To Be Forgotten' Online?

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 7:21 pm

Jonathan Zittrain, co-founder of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, says the right to be forgotten online is "a very bad solution to a real problem."
Samuel Lahoz Intelligence Squared U.S.

People don't always like what they see when they Google themselves. Sometimes they have posted things they later regret — like unflattering or compromising photos or comments. And it can be maddening when third parties have published personal or inaccurate material about you online.

In Europe, residents can ask corporations like Google to delete those unflattering posts, photos and other online material from online search results. And under the right circumstances, those entities must comply.

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