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From 'Star Trek' To LGBT Spokesman, What It Takes 'To Be Takei'

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Movie Interviews

From 'Star Trek' To LGBT Spokesman, What It Takes 'To Be Takei'

George Takei is famous for his role as Mr. Sulu on Star Trek. Now a new documentary, To Be Takei, delves into his personal story — including growing up in Japanese internment camps, and coming out as gay.

When Did Companies Become People?

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Law

When Did Companies Become People?

The Supreme Court has been granting more rights to corporations, including some rights regarded as those solely for individuals. But NPR's Nina Totenberg finds the company-to-person shift has a long history.

New York Debates Whether Housing Counts As Health Care

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New York Debates Whether Housing Counts As Health Care WNYC

Offering a homeless person an apartment with access to a doctor and social services may be cheaper than paying for emergency room visits and jail or shelter stays. But should Medicaid help with rent?

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