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Randal Howland, 50, of St. Louis, lost his job over a year ago. Whitney Curtis for NPR hide caption

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The Road Back To Work

Finding The Path Toward Employment In St. Louis

7 min

Finding The Path Toward Employment In St. Louis

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All Tech Considered

Skype CEO On Qik Deal

5 min

Skype CEO On Qik Deal

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Mentor Carol Brooks, 72, wears a charm bracelet engraved with the names of the many refugees she’s helped in the past decade. "Some of them call me Mom," she says. Jennifer Ludden/NPR hide caption

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Social Entrepreneurs: Taking On World Problems

Retirees Lend A Hand To Refugees In Fargo, N.D.

5 min

Retirees Lend A Hand To Refugees In Fargo, N.D.

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Former president of Haiti Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier waves to supporters from a hotel balcony Sunday after his arrival in Port-au-Prince. Duvalier returned to the country after nearly 25 years in exile. Dieu Nalio Chery/AP hide caption

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The Americas

Former Exile 'Baby Doc' Lands In Haiti Amid Praise

3 min

Former Exile 'Baby Doc' Lands In Haiti Amid Praise

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All Tech Considered

Chk Plz: Restaurants Try Texting To Speed Service

4 min

Chk Plz: Restaurants Try Texting To Speed Service

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Omar Sharriff performs in Marshall, Texas in December 2010. Ron Munden/EastTexasTowns.com hide caption

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Music Interviews

Boogie Woogie: Born In The Backwoods Of America

8 min

Boogie Woogie: Born In The Backwoods Of America

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