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Thu February 5, 2015
American RadioWorks

American RadioWorks: An Imperfect Revolution: Voices from the Desegregation Era

Airs Thursday, February 5 at 7 p.m.  The 1970's saw a tidal change in American race relations: for the first time, large numbers of white, black and other children of color began attending school together. It was an experience that shaped them for life. Using first-person accounts of the era of "forced busing," An Imperfect Revolution explores the ways school desegregation changed the nation.


Mon February 2, 2015
Black History

A Beautiful Symphony of Brotherhood: A Musical Journey in the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Airs Monday, February 2 at 1 p.m. Martin Luther King, Jr. grew up listening to and singing church songs, and saw gospel and folk music as natural tools to further the civil rights movement. In this hour-long special from WQXR and WNYC, host Terrance McKnight interweaves musical examples with Dr. King's own speeches and sermons to illustrate the powerful place that music held in his work--and examines how the musical community responded to and participated in Dr. King's cause.

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Mon February 2, 2015
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 2014-15

Airs Monday, January 2, at 11 a.m. This week on the next concert from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Donald Runnicles conducts and is joined by pianist Stephen Hough who performs the Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 1. The concert also features Euphonic Blues by Nancy Galbraith and orchestral highlights from Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelungen. Jim Cunningham is your host for the next concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.


Sun February 1, 2015
State of the Re:Union

State of the Re:Union - Pike County, Ohio - As Black As We Wish to Be

Airs Sunday, February 1, at 6 p.m. In this episode Al Letson and guest producer Lu Olkowski visit a tiny town in the Appalachian foothills of Ohio where, for a century, residents have shared the common bond of identifying as African-American despite the fact that they look white. Racial lines have been blurred to invisibility, and people inside the same family can vehemently disagree about whether they are black or white. It can be tense and confusing. As a result, everyone's choosing: Am I black? Am I mixed race? Or, am I white?


Sun February 1, 2015
The Two-Way

Heavy Fighting Resumes In Eastern Ukraine As Truce Talks Collapse

Ukrainian soldiers are seen in an armored vehicle topped with a Ukrainian flag near the city of Artemivsk, in the Donetsk region, on Sunday.
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Intense fighting in eastern Ukraine has resumed since the collapse of cease-fire talks on Saturday. Reuters says Russian-backed separatists used artillery to try to push Kiev's forces from the strategic rail hub of Debaltseve.

NPR's Corey Flintoff — reporting from the town of Svyatogorsk, which has become a de facto refugee camp for many civilians fleeing the fighting — tells Weekend All Things Considered that he's "met people who've gotten out of some of the most dangerous areas. Many of them have absolutely terrifying stories to tell."

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Sun February 1, 2015
My Big Break

From The Ivy League To 'The X-Files': David Duchovny's Big Break

Originally published on Sun February 1, 2015 5:19 pm

David Duchovny says yes, The X-Files was his biggest break — but not because it was successful, he says, but because that's where he went from youthful ambition to an adult understanding of what it means to work.
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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.

Here's something you probably know about David Duchovny: he played one of the 1990s' most iconic roles, FBI agent Fox Mulder in The X-Files.

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Sun February 1, 2015
Your Health

Why Are Americans Getting Bigger?

Originally published on Sun February 1, 2015 4:51 pm

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Sun February 1, 2015

Getting The News To West African Youth, Through Hip-Hop

Originally published on Sun February 1, 2015 5:17 pm

In Dakar, Senegal, two rappers going by the names Keyti and Xuman offer a summary of the week's news in hip-hop format.

This story originally aired on All Things Considered on Jan. 15, 2015.

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Sun February 1, 2015
Around the Nation

Another Florida Case Puts Crosshairs On 'Stand Your Ground'

Originally published on Sun February 1, 2015 5:19 pm

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