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Document 'The End of Eddy' Recounts Growing Up Amid Homophobia And Violence
In <em>The End of Eddy</em>, French author Edouard Louis writes about his experience growing up gay and abused in industrial France. He speaks to NPR's Melissa Block.
Document Saturday Sports: The NBA Draft
The NBA draft took center stage this week in the world of sports, and many are wondering what the new picks will mean for championship-winning teams.
Document Health Insurers Anxious Over Uncertainty Of What Comes Next
Proposed changes to the Affordable Care Act mean an uncertain future for insurance companies on the exchange. While some areas are struggling, others are seeing insurers come into their markets.
Document Drone Company Leaders Meet With Trump To Ask For More Clarity On Rules
This week, U.S. drone companies met with President Trump to discuss industry regulations. NPR's Melissa Block talks with April Glaser of Recode about how these companies actually want more regulation.
Document New Island Forms Off North Carolina's Outer Banks
In the ever-changing seascape off the Outer Banks of North Carolina is a new sand bar, possibly masking as an island. The questions now is how to get to it.
Document Despite Killings, Duterte Still Enjoys Support In Philippines
Since President Rodrigo Duterte took office in the Philippines more than 7,000 people have been killed in his war on drugs. While many poor people live in fear, the president's support remains high.
Document Unconscious Prejudice Meets Real-World Horror In 'The Exception'
David Leveaux's new film follows exiled German emperor Kaiser Wilhelm II as he realizes that the new Germany of National Socialism has nothing at all in common with the Germany of his memories.
Document Country's Mayors Gather In Miami To Advocate For Cities
Just weeks after the backlash to pulling out of the Paris climate deal, U.S. mayors gathered in Miami are putting climate change at the top of their agenda.
Document The Sourtoe Cocktail: Yes, It's An Actual Human Toe In A Drink
Someone has stolen the mummified human toe included in the signature drink at the Downtown Hotel in Dawson City, Canada. NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Toe Master, Terry Lee.
Document What The GOP Bill Means For People On Medicaid
NPR's Melissa Block asks Rodney Whitlock, who worked on health policy in the Senate and is now a lobbyist, for hospitals about what the GOP plan could mean for those who rely on Medicaid.
Document Many In Eastern Ukraine Want To Join Russia
Vladimir Putin insists Russia doesn't want to annex separatist enclaves in eastern Ukraine, but many residents, who already use the Russian ruble and depend on Russia in many ways, wish he would.
Document Week In Politics: Health Care And The Supreme Court
This past week has seen no shortage of news in politics from Capitol Hill and the White House. And next week will see its fair share as decisions on health care and Supreme Court cases are expected.
Document What's In The GOP Health Care Bill
Melissa Block talks with health policy reporter Noam Levey of the <em>Los Angeles Times</em> about the health care bill Senate Republicans released this week, and what it means for Americans' access to care.
Document Filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier Travels Through The Movies
One of the greatest French filmmakers alive, Bertrand Tavernier, has turned his attention to French movies with a new, personal documentary called <em>My Journey Through French Cinema</em>.
Document On Her Quiet Folk Debut, Bedouine Wanders And Wonders
On her eponymous debut album as Bedouine, folk musician Azniv Korkejian explores her itinerant, transnational upbringing and the war in Syria, where she was born.

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