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Seattle Cuts Public Transportation Fares For Low-Income Commuters

March 2, 2015 - 10:06pm

Low-income riders can now qualify for a program that will slash their fares by more than half of peak rates. But the cost will be offset by fare increases for everybody else.

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Obama Says Iran Should Commit To 10-Year Freeze Of Nuclear Program

March 2, 2015 - 7:28pm

A long-term deal like that, Obama said in an interview with Reuters, would be the best way to assure that Iran does not attain a nuclear weapon.

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Before Rosa Parks, A Teenager Defied Segregation On An Alabama Bus

March 2, 2015 - 6:13pm

Claudette Colvin was a 15-year-old student from Montgomery, Ala., when she refused to yield her bus seat to a white passenger. But she has been largely forgotten in civil rights history.

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Blurred Lines: A Tricky Transition From Editorial To Promotional Content

March 2, 2015 - 5:50pm

A case of bad timing makes some wonder if a TV network paid for editorial content.

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With Much Controversy, Boston Begins Removing Parking Space Savers

March 2, 2015 - 5:42pm

The near-record winter is testing a longtime Boston tradition of allowing residents to save a parking space they shoveled out 48 hours. The problem is that the snow hasn't stopped falling.

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Sandwich Monday: The Funnel Cake Corn Dog

March 2, 2015 - 5:20pm

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a new twist on a classic. It's a corn dog that uses funnel cake in place of corn meal to encase a hot dog.

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World Cafe Next: Nora Jane Struthers And The Party Line

March 2, 2015 - 5:13pm

Hear the alt-country band play songs off their new album and talk about their transition to pop.

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Walk A Little Faster To Get The Most Out of Your Exercise Time

March 2, 2015 - 5:04pm

People who walked briskly for 40 minutes five days a week saw more health improvements than those who walked for an hour a day but were more leisurely about it. Both groups lost weight.

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Big Sean: 'I Stuck With My Gut'

March 2, 2015 - 5:00pm

"I made a promise to myself," says the Detroit rapper. "I would never ever not follow my heart again. That way if I rise or fall, sink or swim, it's by my own choice and my own decisions."

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Britain's Muslims Still Feel The Need To Explain Themselves

March 2, 2015 - 4:58pm

Many young Muslims say they feel part of their communities in Britain but have to deal with a range of misconceptions.

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World Cafe: The Music Of 'Orange Is The New Black'

March 2, 2015 - 4:58pm

The musicians who made the score for the Netflix series discuss their recording process.

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Free Wi-Fi On Buses Offers A Link To Future Of 'Smart Cities'

March 2, 2015 - 4:58pm

A new service in a Portuguese city not only provides commuters with free Internet connections but it also helps collect data that makes the municipality run more efficiently.

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Rhiannon Giddens On World Cafe

March 2, 2015 - 4:52pm

The former singer of the old-time string band Carolina Chocolate Drops discusses her musical path.

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How 'Flower Beds' Give Love And Lentils To Moms And Babies

March 2, 2015 - 4:51pm

When mothers need day care for their children, the best person to turn to might be another mother. That's the lesson of the new cooperative nurseries in an Indian state.

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Supreme Court Seems Divided Over Independent Redistricting Commissions

March 2, 2015 - 4:41pm

Arizona voters approved a bipartisan commission to draw lines between congressional districts. Now the Supreme Court has been asked to put the legislators back in charge.

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After Second Round Of Talks, Cubans, Americans Emerge Upbeat

February 27, 2015 - 8:50pm

Roberta Jacobson, the American diplomat leading the talks, said the talks were "productive and encouraging" and a U.S. embassy could open in Havana by April.

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Microphone Check Live: 'The Spook Who Sat By The Door' Screening

February 27, 2015 - 8:39pm

In honor of Black History Month we went down to NPR's Washington, D.C., headquarters to show Sam Greenlee's 1973 film and host a conversation about its resonance.

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Jenny Lewis On World Cafe

February 27, 2015 - 7:56pm

Hear the folk singer's acoustic version of the title track of her latest album, The Voyager.

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Episode 607: Captive Market

February 27, 2015 - 7:45pm

Kidnapping is big business in Nigeria. One man analyzed the industry, to find its weak points and better protect the people he loved.

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Leonard Nimoy's Advice To A Biracial Girl In 1968

February 27, 2015 - 7:19pm

When a young girl with a black mother and white father wrote to a teen magazine in 1968 about not fitting in, the Star Trek actor responded at length about how Spock navigated two cultures.

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