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Friday, May 3, 2013

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National Public Radio Stories

  • Stock Market Rallies On Better-Than-Expected Jobs Report
    The stock market rallied on Friday after a better-than-expected jobs report. The Labor Department said employers added 165,000 jobs to payrolls in April. The unemployment rate ticked down to 7.5 percent.
  • Week In Politics: Jobs Report, Guantanamo
    Melissa Block talks to political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and Ramesh Ponnuru, senior editor at the National Review. They discuss jobs numbers, and Guantanamo.
  • California Reluctant To Further Reduce Its Prison Population
    California is in the midst of an effort to bring its prison population down, as ordered by the U.S. Supreme Court. California Gov. Jerry Brown has submitted a new plan to further reduce the number of inmates. But he's still striking a defiant tone toward the courts — saying he's done enough to address overcrowding concerns.
  • Riz Ahmed: Shifting Across Identities And Roles
    Both as the lead character in the film The Reluctant Fundamentalist and in his life outside the cinema, British actor Riz Ahmed navigates many identities.
  • Hey Teenagers! We Want To Hear Your Stories
    NPR and Radio Diaries are looking for personal, surprising stories from teens. Write it, photograph it (and record it if you want) and submit it to the storytelling site Cowbird. Two entries will be picked to produce audio stories with Radio Diaries and a selection will be featured on NPR.org.
  • Justice In The Segregated South: A New Look At An Old Killing
    A white off-duty constable shot and killed a paraplegic black man in Fayette, Miss., in 1965. Despite new witnesses who have memories of what happened that day, there's still not enough evidence to say whether Jasper Burchfield's claim of self-defense is true.
  • Bollywood's Early Roots In A Silent Film
    As film festivals around the world celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Indian film industry, historians say Bollywood can trace its roots to a silent, black-and-white film that was first released 100 years ago.
  • A Black Jockey At The Kentucky Derby, Once Again
    This weekend, Kevin Krigger will be the first black jockey in the Kentucky Derby in more than a decade. If he wins, he'll be the first African-American to do so since 1902.
  • Gun Owners, Activists Descend On Houston For NRA Convention
    Melissa Block speaks with Wade Goodwyn, who is at the National Rifle Association convention in Houston.
  • Democrats Have High Hopes Of Defeating Sanford In S.C.
    South Carolina's 1st Congressional District hasn't elected a Democrat since 1978. But in a race against scandal-ridden former Gov. Mark Sanford, Democrats think their candidate, Elizabeth Colbert Busch, has a chance to pull it off in Tuesday's special election.

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