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The American Diplomat Who Helped Bring An End To Colombia's War

An American negotiator played a key role in helping Colombia end it's half-century war between the government and the FARC guerrillas. Here's how he did it.

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Music Interviews

BANKS On What Happens When You Give Your Fans Your Phone Number

Social media isn't Jillian Banks' style, so she told her fans to text her instead. "Something that I'm still learning and have had to learn is how to put boundaries up," she says.

Health

Political Trends In Medicine: How Does Election Season Affect Our Health?

NPR's Scott Simon talks politics with Sally Satel, a clinical psychiatrist and medical policy expert. She follows political trends in medicine.

In this photo made from a Sept. 16, 2016 police video, Terence Crutcher, left, with his arms up is pursued by police officers as he walks next to his stalled SUV moments before he was shot and killed by one of the officers in Tulsa, Okla. Tulsa Police Department via AP hide caption

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For Students In Tulsa, Pain Frames Conversation About Crutcher

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At the Centerline Brian Blade
After the Revival Brian Blade

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As Our Jobs Are Automated, Some Say We'll Need A Guaranteed Basic Income

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Controversy Continues Over Muscular Dystrophy Drug, Despite FDA Approval

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Locked in a Basement Heernt

U.S. envoy Bernard Aronson speaks at the State Department in Washingon on Feb. 20, 2015. Secretary of State John Kerry said Aronson announced that Aronson would be the special envoy to Colombia, where he helped negotiate an end to that country's 52-year war. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The American Diplomat Who Helped Bring An End To Colombia's War

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La Burrita Los Diplomaticos
Luna Tierra David Schulman

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Mae Reeves' Hats Hang At National Museum Of African American History And Culture

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Amanda Shires' new song "The Way It Dimmed" is Folk Alley's pick for September's mix. Josh Wool/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

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Here I Come Izo FitzRoy
Loveless Lo Moon

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5 Killed In Shooting At A Washington State Mall; Manhunt Underway

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Monday's Debate Latest In History Of (Sometimes) Memorable Encounters

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0852 The Cellar and Point
Purple Octagon The Cellar and Point

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BANKS On What Happens When You Give Your Fans Your Phone Number

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To the Hilt Banks

Breaking the Waves explores the relationship between a deeply religious young woman named Bess (played by Keira Duffy) and a Nordic oil worker named Jan. Dominic M. Mercier/Opera Philadelphia hide caption

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'It's Familiar To All The Women In My Family:' Adapting Von Trier For The Opera

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Star Guitar [Edit] The Chemical Brothers
Stick Banks