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A Day to Remember

Iraq war protester David Christopher feels especially compelled to honor the fallen on Memorial Day.

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The Calm and the Quiet

When middle schooler Emily Sweet needs an oasis from commotion, she finds it in her guitar and a dark room.

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Standing Tall

For Youth Radio's Rafael Johns, the advantages of being taller than his peers have come at a cost.

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Memories of Mom's Memory

J.D. Hager's mother is suffering from dementia, and he is left with little but questions and memories of her memory.

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The Bamboo Ceiling

Silicon Valley is thought of as a haven for Asian-Americans, but Buck Gee says a Bamboo Ceiling keeps their representation in high-tech board rooms remarkably poor.

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Rent-A-Role-Model

Is it odd that Eki Shola Abrams is often asked to be a role model for a white mother's black child? She doesn't think so.

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California Quail

Michael Ellis is charmed by the California state bird that, according to one wag, "would rather jog than fly."

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A Nation of Label Readers

Clarence Wong bombards his mother with warnings about dangerous food additives the government won't simply prohibit.

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Not Her. Not Her. Not Her.

Young Michaela Allen struggles with the emotional trauma of a nightmarish family life.

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Votes Matter

Demonstrations are fine, says Paul Staley, but inadequate without the votes that change governance.

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