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    596: Becoming a Badger

    Sep 16, 2016
    This week, stories about people trying their best to turn themselves into something else—like a badger. Or a professional comedian, in a language they didn’t grow up speaking.

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    562: The Problem We All Live With

    Sep 23, 2016
    Right now, all sorts of people are trying to rethink and reinvent education, to get poor minority kids performing as well as white kids. But there's one thing nobody tries anymore, despite lots of evidence that it works: desegregation. Nikole Hannah-Jones looks at a district that, not long ago, accidentally launched a desegregation program.

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    597: One Last Thing Before I Go

    Sep 30, 2016
    Words can seem so puny and ineffective sometimes. On this show we have stories where ordinary people make last ditch efforts to get through to their loved ones, using a combination of small talk and not-so-small talk.

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