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Joyce Barnes, 62, is a home aide near Richmond, Va., working two jobs that pay $9.87 an hour and $8.50 an hour. Carlos Bernate for NPR hide caption

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'Mad As Hell': A Look Inside Life At Just Above Minimum Wage

A juicy prime rib. A glossy art book. A few days off work without worrying about bills. These are the unreachable desires of some of America's workers earning just above minimum wage.

Joyce Barnes, 62, is a home aide near Richmond, Va., working two jobs that pay $9.87 an hour and $8.50 an hour. Carlos Bernate for NPR hide caption

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She Works 2 Jobs. Her Grocery Budget Is $25. This Is Life Near Minimum Wage

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Chisholm Trail Suss
What You Want Japancakes
Bravery D. P. Kaufman
Dandelion Wine Gregory Alan Isakov
Life's What You Make It Daphni
The Journey Tom Misch
At A Saturday Matinee Jr. Walker and the All Stars
If Not For You Shakey Graves
Starlights Tracey Chattaway
Mr. Turtles Cloud Kingdom Papadosio

Lawyer Ren Quanniu (center), representing Chinese citizen journalist Zhang Zhan who reported on Wuhan's COVID-19 outbreak and was placed in detention since May, arrives at the Shanghai Pudong New District People's Court where Zhang is set for trial in Shanghai on Dec. 28. Ren has since been disbarred. Leo Ramirez/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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'Where No One Dares Speak Up': China Disbars Lawyers On Sensitive Cases

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Take Me Home, Country Roads John Denver
I'll Be Around Yo La Tengo
Everybody Daylight Brightblack Morning Light
Snowflake Sound Nomaden, MSP
Dreamflower Tarika Blue

Arthur and Abrams have collaborated on similar projects in the past, including a rap opera about Muhammad Ali in 2017. O'Neil Arnold/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Music Is Music': A Rapper And A Conductor Cross Centuries In Louisville

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Beverly Cleary was the author behind many beloved characters, including Henry Huggins, Ellen Tebbits, Otis Spofford, and Beezus and Ramona Quimby (as well as Ribsy, Socks and Ralph S. Mouse). Terry Smith/Time hide caption

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Children's Author Beverly Cleary, Creator Of Ramona Quimby, Dies At 104

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