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A blind child studies at the Braille Without Borders school in Lhasa, Tibet, in 2005. The program was the first of its kind in the country. China Photos/Getty Images hide caption

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Author Interviews

Lessons On Blindness, 'For The Benefit Of Those Who See'

Braille Without Borders was the first school for the blind in Tibet, founded by a German woman who is blind herself, Sabriya Tenberken. On assignment profiling Tenberken, writer Rosemary Mahoney had to face her own fear of losing her sight and challenge long-standing misconceptions about blindness.

Sharon Jones' new album with the Dap-Kings, Give the People What They Want, comes out Jan. 14. Kyle Dean Reinford/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Interviews

'No Music, No Headphones': Sharon Jones On Getting Through Cancer

When the R&B bandleader fell ill last year, she didn't just stop singing: She stopped listening. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Jones about returning to the stage and the long-delayed new album Give the People What They Want.

Minister Ryan Bell has decided to "try on" atheism for a year. The former Seventh-day Adventist pastor was asked to leave his congregation in March. Natalie Gee hide caption

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Religion

Former Pastor Decides To Spend A Year Without God

Ryan Bell was asked to step down from his Seventh-day Adventist congregation in March, after questioning his faith. For his New Year's resolution, Bell has decided to "try on" atheism and put his role as a religious leader — and follower — on hold.

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