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BRICSion: Powerful Stories, Powerful Nations

Living The 'Cat Life' In Brazil

Camila, the leading lady in Cat Life by Brazilian author Clarah Averbuck, may spend nearly 90 pages pining over the love of her life, Antonio, but that doesn't make her weak. Averbuck takes the girl meets boy story to a whole new place.

Living The 'Cat Life' In Brazil

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BackTalk

Back Talk: Get Your Planes Right!

Tell Me More host Michel Martin digs through listeners' feedback. This week, the Chick-fil-A controversy lives on and we get schooled on which fighter planes actually appeared in the movie 'Top Gun.'

Back Talk: Get Your Planes Right!

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South African playwright Athol Fugard (center) with actors John Kani (left) and Winston Ntshona at the Royal Court Theatre in London in 1973. Getty Images / Hulton Archive hide caption

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Theater

Playwright Fugard Bucked South Africa's 'Racist Ideas'

South African playwright, actor and director Athol Fugard was a thorn in the apartheid regime's side. Now 80, he calls any suggestion that he would slow down "nonsense."

Playwright Fugard Bucked South Africa's 'Racist Ideas'

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Wednesday

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Health Care

Will Health Provisions Tame Birth Control Cost?

Some provisions of the Affordable Care Act go into effect today, including one that requires insurers to cover preventative health care for women. For more on the changes, host Michel Martin sits down with Kaiser Health News' Mary Agnes Carey.

Will Health Provisions Tame Birth Control Cost?

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Tuesday

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Governing

Are City Officials Overstepping On Chick-fil-A?

Host Michel Martin continues the conversation on the controversy surrounding Chick-fil-A restaurants. Many politicians have indicated the restaurants are not welcomed in their cities but Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell says city leaders have gone too far.

Are City Officials Overstepping On Chick-fil-A?

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Law

Is Chick-fil-A Controversy A Civil Rights Debate?

We continue our conversation with Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell. Host Michel Martin asks if Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy's comments amount to hate speech.

Is Chick-fil-A Controversy A Civil Rights Debate?

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Sports

Robin Prendes On Rowing His Way To Victory

U.S. Olympic rower Robin Prendes hopes to lead his boat to the medal stand in London. Host Michel Martin speaks with Prendes about how he got into rowing after immigrating to the U.S. from Cuba and what he's doing to prepare for the Olympics.

Robin Prendes On Rowing His Way To Victory

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Thursday

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Movies

Inside Actor Anthony Mackie's Love For 'Top Gun'

All summer long, fellow NPR program Weekends on All Things Considered is asking directors, actors and producers what movie they could watch over and over again. Today, actor Anthony Mackie talks about why "Top Gun" will always hold a special place in his heart.

Inside Actor Anthony Mackie's Love For 'Top Gun'

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Wednesday

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Sports

For Olympic Soccer Forward, Attitude is Everything

Sydney Leroux has been called one of the most dangerous forwards at her level. This year, she has played in nine games and scored seven goals — five in one game. Host Michel Martin speaks with Leroux about her passion for soccer and her hopes for the Olympics.

For Olympic Soccer Forward, Attitude is Everything

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Monday

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Starting a bone marrow registry in Nigeria "became an obsession" for Seun Adebiyi. "I thought that even if I couldn't find a match, I wanted to make it easier for other black patients to find a match." Seun Adebiyi hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Olympic Hopeful Works To Improve Bone Marrow Registries

Lawyer and Winter Olympic hopeful Seun Adebiyi made his battle with leukemia a quest for more donors and better registries in African countries.

Olympic Hopeful Works To Improve Bone Marrow Registries

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