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California Cleans Up From Heavy Rain Storms
California got some sorely needed rain over the weekend, causing its own set of problems. High winds and heavy rain caused mudslides and power outages.
Ex-'Post' Owner Raises Scholarships For Kids In U.S. Illegally
Steve Inskeep talks to former chairman and CEO of The Washington Post Company Donald Graham and activist Gaby Pacheco, whose parents illegally brought her to the U.S. from Ecuador when she was 7.
It Wouldn't Be Carnival In Brazil Without Giant Puppets
The northeastern town of Olinda throws as good a Carnival party as anywhere else in Brazil, but its celebrations are marked by giant puppets. It's been a tradition there for 100 years.
Conversations About Slavery Inspired By '12 Years A Slave'
At the Oscars, 12 Years A Slave won Best Picture. Screenwriter John Ridley says the film sparked discussions about slavery's legacy. (This talks initially aired on Feb. 27, 2014 on Morning Edition.
Elizabeth Kolbert: 'When Mom Takes The SATs'
Linda Wertheimer talks to Elizabeth Kolbert, who retook the SAT as an adult. Kolbert writes about how the standardized test is too heavily regarded in the college admissions process in The New Yorker.
France Mourns Filmmaker Alain Resnais
Prolific French film-maker Alain Resnais died over the weekend at the age of 91. Resnais' films captured international awards over seven decades. And, he was making movies up until the very end.
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