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Goats and Soda

Kerala Needs Coconut Pickers — So Women Are Stepping In (And Climbing Up)

In Kerala, a part of India known as "land of coconuts," male coconut pickers are turning to other jobs. Women are among the new trainees.

Former first lady Michelle Obama's new book Becoming was published in November. Chuck Kennedy/NPR hide caption

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Tell-Alls, Dramatic Warnings And The Obamas Lead Political Books Of 2018

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Chef Dominique Crenn recently was awarded three Michelin stars for her restaurant Atelier Crenn in San Francisco. She is the first female chef in the United States to achieve a top ranking. Cayce Clifford for NPR hide caption

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Chef Dominique Crenn: 'Everything I Do Could Have ... Impact' For Other Women

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Late rapper The Notorious B.I.G. performs in Chicago in September 1994. Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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'Hip-Hop Deserves That Respect': Honoring The Notorious B.I.G., Wu-Tang Clan In NYC

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Kerala Needs Coconut Pickers — So Women Are Stepping In (And Climbing Up)

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Tilko, a refugee from Iraq (at center with her back to the camera), at a Hanukkah celebration on Dec. 4 with the Jewish volunteers who helped her resettle in America. Jerome Socolovsky/NPR hide caption

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After Pittsburgh Shooting, Jewish Congregations Vow To Keep Helping Refugees

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