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Goats and Soda

Does Handing Out Sanitary Pads Really Get Girls To Stay In School?

A new study tries to find out what happens when girls in the developing world are on their period. And it's complicated.

Taylor Mac, performing at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn in October. "It felt a little bit like a ritual sacrifice," Mac says. "I came home and I fell asleep at the dinner table." Teddy Wolff/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Interviews

Taylor Mac On Making A Better World In 24 Hours

8 min

Taylor Mac On Making A Better World In 24 Hours

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Does Handing Out Sanitary Pads Really Get Girls To Stay In School?

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Almothana Alhamoud (second from left) with his family in Chicago. From left to right are his sister, Fatina; their father, Abdel Bari; their mother, Alia; and his other sister, Rowan. Alhamoud earned a computer engineering degree in Syria, but when he came to the U.S., he initially worked as a cashier. The group Upwardly Global helped him find a job in IT. Deb Amos/NPR hide caption

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Parallels

How One U.S. Group Turns Migrants Into Employees

4 min

How One U.S. Group Turns Migrants Into Employees

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Untold RVA's tour guide, historian Free Egunfemi, sits inside Sweet Tea's Southern Cuisine, a restaurant with a history in the Underground Railroad. Kelley Libby/Localore hide caption

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Historian Goes Underground To Shed Light On Richmond's Role In Slave Trade

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The Colorist & Emiliana Torrini's self-titled album is out now. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Reviews

In The Colorist, Emiliana Torrini Has Met Her True Match

3 min

In The Colorist, Emiliana Torrini Has Met Her True Match

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