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In 'Snowpiercer,' A Never-Ending Train Ride And A Society Badly Off Track
After a climate change disaster, a train must circle the globe for its passengers to stay alive. The science fiction fable was inspired by a French graphic novel and directed by a South Korean auteur.
Behind Optimus Prime (And Eeyore), One Man's Signature Voice
Peter Cullen, whose oeuvre ranges from Sonny and Cher to Winnie the Pooh, voiced the heroic robot-truck in the 1980s Transformers cartoons. He returned to the role for the series of live-action films.
Hard-To-Change Mistakes Led To Successful 'No-Fly List' Case
This week, a federal judge ruled that the government's no-fly list process is unconstitutional. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Abe Mashal, one of the 13 plaintiffs in the case.
Employees' Pay Cut By Denied Overtime, Deductions For Equipment
Thousands of Americans each year lose portions of their wages to wage theft. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Tia Koonse, of the UCLA Labor Center, about efforts to curtail the problem.
For Tipped Workers, A Different Minimum Wage Battle
The debate over the federal minimum wage, which raised to $7.25 in 2009, is playing out across the country. Meanwhile, the minimum wage for tipped workers hasn't gone up for 23 years.
In Nigeria, Many Girls Are Married And Divorced Before Adulthood
Nigeria's rate of child marriage is among the highest in the world. Michelle Faul of the Associated Press tells NPR's Don Gonyea that the rate of girls being divorced and abandoned is rising too.
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