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Document After A Mass Shooting, Families Feel 'A Pain That Will Never Go Away'
After the vigils and the reporters move on to the next mass shooting, the families are left to deal with the grief. "I feel like it never ends," says Jane Dougherty, who lost her sister at Sandy Hook.
Document As Native Americans Face Job Discrimination, A Tribe Works To Employ Its Own
About a third of Native Americans say they have experienced discrimination in the workplace when seeking jobs, or when getting promotions or earning equal pay, according to a new poll by NPR
Document Thousands Call For Mugabe's Ouster In Zimbabwe
Thousands gathered today in Harare, Zimbabwe's capital, to demand the departure of President Robert Mugabe. NPR's Scott Simon talks with freelance journalist Jeffrey Barbee for the latest.
Document 'The Longevity Economy': What Does It Mean To Be Old?
A new book called <em>The Longevity Economy</em> argues businesses are failing to design things that older consumers want to buy because they're relying on outmoded ideas about what it means to be old.
Document The Nonhuman Rights Project Advocates For Zoo Animals
Scott Simon talks with Steven Wise of the Nonhuman Rights Project, a legal advocacy group for animals. They're arguing in Connecticut Superior Court that three zoo elephants are legal persons.
Document Kachka: The Word That Saved A Family During WWII And Inspired A Chef
It took until adulthood for Bonnie Morales, the daughter of immigrant Russian Jews, to appreciate the food of her childhood. Now she owns a popular Oregon restaurant and has released a new cookbook.
Document Like A War Movie, But 'On A Planet Of Teenage Girls'
Sarah DeLappe's play <em>The Wolves, </em>which opens in New York on Monday, follows an elite soccer team of young women as it prepares for its own battles.
Document Saturday Sports: Boston Celtics
Howard Bryant of <em>ESPN The Magazine</em> talks with Scott Simon about the Boston Celtics' winning streak and how this Thanksgiving, a certain NFL team's controversial name might draw some extra attention.
Document A Lady From 1881 Gets A New Portrait In 'Mrs. Osmond'
Man Booker Prize winner John Banville has written a sequel to Henry James' <em>The Portrait Of A Lady</em>. 'It was my initial foolhardiness and overweening pride that made me do it,' he says.
Document Trump Franchise Hotel To Open In Small Mississippi Town
The Trump Organization is unveiling a new line of four-star hotels. The first one is due to open soon in a tiny Mississippi Delta town.
Document Rep. John Faso On GOP Tax Bill
House Republicans passed their tax bill, but not without some dissent in the ranks. Rep. John Faso, a Republican from New York, voted no. He tells NPR's Scott Simon about how he reached his decision.
Document What Is Poppy?
Poppy is an Internet phenom, known for her strange YouTube videos and her Japan-inspired bubblegum pop. She and her director, Titanic Sinclair, talk with Scott Simon about who, or what, Poppy is.
Document Reckoning With Sexual Harassment
Rebecca Traister of <em>New York Magazine</em> talks with Scott Simon about this post-Weinstein moment, in which many of us are considering how we've been complicit in, and affected by, sexual harassment.
Document The Texas Coast, After Harvey
NPR's Scott Simon talks to Mayor Jimmy Kendrick of Fulton, Texas, about the recovery efforts in his small coastal town after being devastated by Hurricane Harvey more than two months ago.
Document This Thanksgiving, Try StoryCorps' Oral History Project
This Thanksgiving, as families sit across the table from each other, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay says it's a great time to document those family memories.

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