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Race

  • Rental Gymnastics.

    512: House Rules 11.22.2013

    Reporter Nancy Updike talks to a group of New York City residents about their frustrating ...Legal SystemRace

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  • The Missionary.

    512: House Rules 11.22.2013

    Once the Fair Housing Act became law in 1968, there was some question about how to implement it ...Legal SystemPresidentsRace

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  • Mimis in the Middle.

    449: Middle School 10.28.2011

    When Domingo Martinez was growing up in a Mexican-American family in Texas, Domingo's two middle ...EducationRaceTeenagers

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  • Twiggs County.

    413: Georgia Rambler 07.30.2010

    Sarah Koenig drives to Jeffersonville, a town of about 1200, and when she asks who is the most ...EducationPoliticsRace

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  • The Other Guy.

    376: Wrong Side of History 03.13.2009

    When Bernie Epton ran for mayor of Chicago in 1983, he was a long shot—Chicago historically ...HistoryPoliticsRace

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  • What A Difference An Election Day Makes.

    368: Who Do You Think You Are? 11.07.2008

    Ira talks to Rev. Donald Sharp, of Faith Tabernacle Church in Chicago. Reverend Sharp, who is ...HistoryRace

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  • Union Halls.

    367: Ground Game 10.24.2008

    No one much likes to talk about it out loud, but everyone knows it's true: There are a lot of ...LaborPoliticsRace

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  • The Fat Blue Line.

    362: Got You Pegged 08.22.2008

    While riding in a patrol car to research a novel, crime writer Richard Price witnessed a ...Live PerformancePoliceRace

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  • Babies Buying Babies.

    347: Matchmakers 01.18.2008

    Elna Baker reads her story about the time she worked at the giant toy store, FAO Schwartz. Her ...ChildrenParentingRace

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  • Which One Of These Is Not Like The Others?

    322: Shouting Across the Divide 12.15.2006

    Serry and her husband's love story began in a place not usually associated with romance: The ...FamilyRaceReligion

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  • Two Possibilities, Both Bad.

    313: Parental Guidance Suggested 05.19.2006

    When Gene Cheek was ten years old, his mother began dating a black man. It was 1961, in North ...DivorceFamilyMothers

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  • What's The Truth Good For, Anyway?

    232: The Real Story 02.14.2003

    For many years, Israeli citizens learned a sanitized version of what happened during their War ...HistoryPoliticsRace

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  • Reruns At The Back Of The Bus.

    226: Reruns 12.06.2002

    Sarah Vowell identifies a phenomenon that's sort of a cultural rerun. It's an analogy that gets ...Race

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  • Suckers In The Promised Land.

    222: Suckers 09.27.2002

    There's a whole nation where the idea of suckerdom permeates almost every aspect of culture and ...Race

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  • Prologue.

    219: High Speed Chase 08.16.2002

    Host Ira Glass talks to Cory Simmons and Dominique Mapp, who were driving home one night and ...AutomobilesCrimeRace

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  • Cowboys And Indians, Part 1.

    219: High Speed Chase 08.16.2002

    Reporter Susan Burton tells the story of a high-speed chase in South Dakota. An incident at a ...AutomobilesCriminal JusticeRace

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  • Cowboys And Indians, Part 2.

    219: High Speed Chase 08.16.2002

    Susan Burton's story continues. She investigates the effect the high-speed chase had in the town ...AutomobilesCrimeRace

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  • Occam's Razor.

    214: Family Physics 05.31.2002

    In Los Angeles, Cris Beam reports on a family named the Paladinos that had a theory that ...FamilyRace

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  • First Be Reconciled To Thy Brother, And Then Come And Offer Thy Gift.

    202: Faith 12.21.2001

    Susie Putz-Drury reports on Bethel Church in Dandridge, Tennessee. It's an all-black ...RaceReligion

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  • Newfies.

    201: Them 12.07.2001

    Reporter Chris Brookes had always thought the story was a joke: During World War II, a black ...RaceVeteransWar

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  • Prologue.

    183: The Missing Parents Bureau 04.20.2001

    Host Ira Glass talks with Cate, a white woman with a black, adopted, seven-year-old son, Glen. ...AdoptionChildrenMothers

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  • Untouchables.

    179: Cicero 03.16.2001

    To understand how Cicero reacted when Hispanics started flooding into town, you have to ...CrimeGovernmentPolice

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  • The Inevitable.

    179: Cicero 03.16.2001

    In the 1970s and 1980s, a wave of non-white migration into Cicero begins, this one primarily ...CrimeGovernmentLegal System

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  • War By Other Means.

    179: Cicero 03.16.2001

    Despite the town's resistance, Hispanics now make up three quarters of the population. And yet ...GovernmentLegal SystemPolice

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  • They Say Our Love Is Here To Stay.

    179: Cicero 03.16.2001

    Two stories about daily life in Cicero. First the tale of Dave Boyle, who stumbled into Cicero ...CrimeGovernmentMurder

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  • It's Julie Andrews' World, Sylvia Just Lives In It.

    177: American Limbo 02.09.2001

    Sylvia becomes the first person in her Mexican-American family to go away to college, at a ...EducationFamilyImmigration

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  • What Would You-know-who Do?

    176: Two Nations, One President 01.26.2001

    A chat with Reverend Richard Harris, an African-American minister in Florida who's trying not to ...PoliticsRaceReligion

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  • Deceiving Others.

    173: Three Kinds of Deception 12.15.2000

    Lawrence Otis Graham reads from an account of how he left his job as a $105,000-a-year Manhattan ...Jobs/EmploymentRace

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  • Notes From A Native Daughter.

    165: Americans In Paris 07.28.2000

    Is Paris still the racially tolerant place that Richard Wright and James Baldwin discovered in ...RaceTravel

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  • Shopping for a Better Future.

    156: What Remains 03.31.2000

    Producer Julie Snyder looks at what happens in one poor Chicago neighborhood when the community ...BusinessRaceRetail/Commerce

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  • How To Do The Funky Chicken.

    145: Poultry Slam 1999 11.26.1999

    The true story of how a multinational chicken company turned a white man into a black man. The ...AnimalsFood/Drinks/CookingRace

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  • A Night In Drug Court.

    143: Sentencing 10.22.1999

    Before this show ended we wanted to know—how typical are the horror stories? What happens in a ...CrimeCriminal JusticeDrugs

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  • Prologue.

    142: Barbara 10.15.1999

    Host Ira Glass describes the moment when black single mothers became a national political ...HistoryMothersPolitics

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  • Black Like Me.

    138: The Real Thing 08.27.1999

    Professor Glenn Loury from Boston University and John Simpkins on basketball, hockey, and what ...ParentingRaceSports

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  • Prologue.

    130: Away From Home 05.21.1999

    Host Ira Glass with Eddy Harris. The first time Eddie set foot in a black nation in Africa, a ...RaceTravel

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  • Doing Good By Doing Bad.

    120: Be Careful Who You Pretend to Be 01.22.1999

    Ron Copeland is a historical interpreter at the Conner Prairie Living History Museum, outside of ...HistoryJobs/EmploymentRace

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  • Psychobabble, Qu'est-ce Que C'est.

    120: Be Careful Who You Pretend to Be 01.22.1999

    There's the pretending we do as individuals, and there's the organized pretending that happens ...ChildhoodRaceReligion

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  • What's So Funny About Peace, Love And Understanding?

    120: Be Careful Who You Pretend to Be 01.22.1999

    Alix Spiegel travels with a group of white suburbanites as they pretend to be runaway slaves, at ...HistoryRaceTheater

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  • Prologue.

    107: Trail of Tears 07.03.1998

    Host Ira Glass describes what thousands of people do all over America on our holiday weekends: ...ChildrenEducationHistory

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  • Prologue.

    105: Take A Negro Home 06.12.1998

    Ira reads from an editorial from a 1957 newspaper in Jackson, Mississippi. It tries to scare ...GovernmentJournalismPolitics

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  • Interracial Marriage.

    105: Take A Negro Home 06.12.1998

    Rich Robinson's father is black, his mother is white. They married during the civil rights ...DivorceFamilyMarriage

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  • Economic Integration.

    105: Take A Negro Home 06.12.1998

    Cedric Jennings grew up in Southeast Washington, in one of the poorest communities in the ...EducationJournalismRace

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  • Evading Wacky And Serious.

    97: Death to Wacky 03.20.1998

    Robert Krulwich's stories, on NPR, CBS and ABC, are neither wacky nor pompously serious. He ...RaceTelevision

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  • How To Date A Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl, Or Halfie.

    94: How To 02.27.1998

    A how-to by Junot Diaz, from his book Drown. (11 minutes) Read the content advisory we sent out ...FictionRaceRomance

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  • Yesterday.

    84: Harold 11.21.1997

    A history of the brief mayoral career of Harold Washington, and its lessons for black and white ...CityGovernmentHistory

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  • The Present And The Future.

    84: Harold 11.21.1997

    Twenty years after Harold's death, we take up the question: has white Chicago changed?Host Ira ...CityDeathGovernment

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  • My Worklife.

    83: One of Us 11.14.1997

    Independent producer Dan Collison, on Pilottown and a feature story that fell apart. (10 minutes)FamilyJobs/EmploymentJournalism

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  • Prologue.

    72: Trek 08.08.1997

    More than England, or Japan or Israel.... When we think of South Africa, it's a more interesting ...HistoryPoliticsRace

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  • Act One.

    72: Trek 08.08.1997

    The first part of Josh Seftel and Rich Robinson's documentary about South Africa. Josh meets ...CrimeFamilyPolitics

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  • Act Two.

    72: Trek 08.08.1997

    Josh Seftel and Rich Robinson's trek across South Africa continues. They head to the "South ...FamilyMusicPolitics

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  • Nelson Mandela And Abraham Lincoln.

    68: Lincoln's Second Inaugural 07.04.1997

    Some stunning parallels between the political strategies of the two leaders, by John Matisonn. ...GovernmentJournalismPolitics

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  • Good Blacks, Bad Blacks.

    68: Lincoln's Second Inaugural 07.04.1997

    Writer Malcolm Gladwell, reads from a story that he first wrote for the New Yorker magazine ...FamilyImmigrationRace

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  • Good Whites, Bad Whites.

    68: Lincoln's Second Inaugural 07.04.1997

    A documentary by Cecilia Vaisman and Christina Egloff, with Jay Allison, about a white woman ...ChildhoodFamilyRace

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  • Color.

    67: Your Dream, My Nightmare 06.27.1997

    An interracial couple takes a plantation tour. (13 minutes)HistoryRaceTravel

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  • Prologue.

    54: Sinatra 02.21.1997

    Host Ira Glass, with a recording of a 1962 Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr., ...Live PerformanceMusicRace

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  • The Port Chicago 50.

    37: The Job That Takes Over Your Life 09.27.1996

    The story of the worst stateside disaster during World War II, at Port Chicago, an ammunition ...BoatsHistoryJobs/Employment

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  • Grandma and Easy.

    35: Fall Clearance Sale 09.06.1996

    Carmen Delzell/Jay Allison's story on a guitar player. (10 minutes)ChildhoodDeathFamily

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  • Racial Faction.

    21: Factions 04.26.1996

    Ira speaks with Professor Glenn Loury. Loury failed to stand up for a light-skinned friend at a ...ActivismFriendshipPolitics

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  • Act Two.

    8: New Year 01.03.1996

    Ira talks with Karen Hutt, Director of Religious Education for the First Unitarian Church of ...Neighbors/NeighborhoodsRaceReligion

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