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Alicia Keys and Hrishikesh Hirway in Netflix's new documentary series, Song Exploder — an adaptation of Hirway's popular podcast. Matt Sayles/Netflix hide caption

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Hrishikesh Hirway On Taking 'Song Exploder' To Netflix

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Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, N.Y. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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For Inmates With COVID-19, Anxiety and Isolation Make Prison 'Like A Torture Chamber'

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Tanisha Long founded an unofficial Black Lives Matters chapter in Pittsburgh. She is actively campaigning for Joe Biden to win Pennsylvania, a key swing state in the election. Nate Smallwood for NPR hide caption

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Outside The Focus Of Major Parties, Black Pittsburghers Vow To Get Out The Vote

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Elizabeth Neumann, assistant secretary of counterterrorism and threat prevention at the Department of Homeland Security, testifies at a House subcommittee hearing on confronting white supremacy and the adequacy of the federal response in June 2019. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Former DHS Official: Trump Pouring 'Fuel On The Fire' Of Domestic Extremism

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Teacher Alisha Morris created an interactive tracker of coronavirus in schools, current through Aug. 23, including this map, created by another volunteer. The National Education Association will now take on updates to the database. US schools tracker/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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How Many Coronavirus Cases Are Happening In Schools? This Tracker Keeps Count

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'It's Not Religion': In 'The Runaways,' Bhutto Examines The Lure Of Extremism

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Scientists, artists, thinkers, activists and journalists gather for meals and conservation in an episode of Pan y Circo, hosted by Diego Luna (center). Amazon Studios hide caption

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Diego Luna Says Shared Meals On 'Pan Y Circo' Transformed Cast And Crew Alike

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Maria Ressa, CEO of the Rappler news site, leaves a Philippine regional trial court after being convicted for cyber libel on June 15. Ressa, a veteran journalist and outspoken critic of President Rodrigo Duterte, is the focus of A Thousand Cuts, a documentary to be released virtually in the U.S. on Aug. 7. Ezra Acayan/Getty Images hide caption

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Philippine Journalist Maria Ressa: 'Journalism Is Activism'

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The historic Ashtabula Lift Bridge in Ashtabula, Ohio opened in 1925. Da'Shaunae Marisa for NPR hide caption

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In Ashtabula, Ohio, Young People Fight For The County's Political Future

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Jane Elliott, an educator and anti-racism activist, first conducted her blue eyes/brown eyes exercise in her third-grade classroom in Iowa in 1968. Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images hide caption

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We Are Repeating The Discrimination Experiment Every Day, Says Educator Jane Elliott

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