Melissa Block As special correspondent, Melissa Block produces richly reported profiles of figures at the forefront of thought and culture, as well as stories and series on the critical issues of our day. In addition, she is a guest host on NPR news programs.

Unabating Foreclosures Ravage Southern California

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John Jorgenson: Preserving Django Reinhardt

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Global Markets Drop on Fears of U.S. Recession

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Obama Leads Polls Ahead of Pivotal S.C. Primary

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Will South Carolina's GOP Nominee Streak Continue?

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Survey: Fewer Abortions, More RU-486 Use in U.S.

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CIA Leaders Testify in Hearing on Destroyed Tapes

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Boeing May Face Penalties for 'Dreamliner' Delays

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Bush Meets with Saudi King; Rice Petitions Baghdad

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GOP Front-Runners Work All Angles in Michigan

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Female Clinton Supporters in N.H. Relish Her Win

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Last-Minute Decisions for Milford, N.H., Voters

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Candidates Channel a Prized Thoroughbred

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Merle Haggard Tries His Hand at Bluegrass

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In the Grand Political Plan, Does Iowa Matter?

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