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"There is divine beauty in learning, just as there is human beauty in tolerance. To learn means to accept the postulate that life did not begin at my birth. Others have been here before me, and I walk in their footsteps. The books I have read were composed by generations of fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, teachers and disciples. I am the sum total of their experiences, their quests. And so are you."

—Elie(zer) Wiesel (b. 1928) Romanian-born writer, lecturer, survivor Nazi camps, Nobel


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In Qatar, Released Taliban Member Raises U.S. Concerns 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:16:44 -0500 
    There are new suspicions that one of the men released from a U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl last year might be trying to contact Taliban fighters.

Shake Shack Sizzles With IPO As McDonald's Fizzles 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:30:00 -0500 
    Shares of the burger chain shot up Friday, its first trading day. Shake Shack and other fast-casual joints are taking a bite out of McDonald's, which can't recast itself to fit the current trend.

The Real Super Sunday Battle Is In The Snack Bowl 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:17:00 -0500 
    The competition over what Americans consume during the Super Bowl has gotten vicious. The nation's top merchants of virtuous and not-so-virtuous munching both want control of the line of scrimmage.

Republican Gov. Rick Snyder Turns To Voters To Approve Tax Increase 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:09:00 -0500 
    Some states are experiencing major budget deficits and several Republican governors are opting to increase taxes to make up for the shortfall. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder talks to Robert Siegel.

Is There A #PubRadioVoice That Sounds Like America? 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:59:00 -0500 
    Earlier this week, we hosted a Twitter chat that tackled questions about diversity in public radio and the pressure some journalists of color feel to sound "white."

Seahawk Cornerback's Baby Could Make A Touchdown During Super Bowl 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:54:42 -0500 
    As if the Super Bowl didn't have enough drama, Seattle Seahawks star cornerback Richard Sherman's girlfriend is pregnant and expecting to give birth in the coming days.

'Suge' Knight Charged With Murder After Fatal Hit-And-Run 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:39:24 -0500 
    The former rap music mogul, Marion "Suge" Knight has been arrested again — this time, on suspicion of murder. Knight allegedly ran over two people, killing one, on the set of the movie Straight Outta Compton.

Seahawk Marshawn Lynch's Silence Becomes The Story 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:39:24 -0500 
    Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has made clear he doesn't like talking to the media. But has his stance helped or hurt his Beast Mode image?

Week In Politics: Romney, Koch Brothers, Budget 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:39:24 -0500 
    Melissa Block talks to regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss Mitt Romney's decision to not run for president in 2016, the Koch brothers' plan to spend nearly $900 million dollars on campaigns and next week's budget proposal.

Romney Ends Flirtation With 2016 Presidential Run 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:39:00 -0500 
    After flirting with a third run for president, Mitt Romney now says he won't run in 2016. What does that mean for the rest of the GOP field?

By Impersonating Her Mom, A Comedian Grows Closer To Her 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:39:00 -0500 
    Human relationships are entanglements, and those connections often aren't clear to us at all. When Maria Bamford impersonated her mom, she realized what she loved about her — and about herself.

The True Costs Of Community College 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:39:00 -0500 
    President Obama has proposed making tuition at community colleges free. But Youth Radio reporter Tylyn Hardamon found that paying for school is just one of many challenges facing today's students.

Ohio Man's IRS Drama The Plight Of The Living Dead 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:34:55 -0500 
    We explore the case of 94-year-old Siegfried Meinstein. The Internal Revenue Service thinks the Ohio man is dead. They blame the error on the Social Security Administration, but the agency pushes the blame back on the IRS.

NBA Player Flouts A Critic's Guarantee That He Would Be Arrested 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:01:00 -0500 
    In 2010, sportswriter Clay Travis said in a tweet, "There is a 100% chance that DeMarcus Cousins is arrested for something in the next five years."

Kerry Fined $50 For Not Shoveling Sidewalk Outside Boston Home 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:26:00 -0500 
    The secretary of state was in Saudi Arabia when the massive snowstorm struck the Northeast this week. His spokesman said he would pay the fine.
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In Qatar, Released Taliban Member Raises U.S. Concerns  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:16:44 -0500
Shake Shack Sizzles With IPO As McDonald's Fizzles  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:30:00 -0500
The Real Super Sunday Battle Is In The Snack Bowl  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:17:00 -0500
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