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Is it possible to tell a boring story that people will listen through to the end? Sven Hofmann / EyeEm/Getty Images hide caption

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All Things Considered: Clair De Lune (February 16, 1984)

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How To Be A Citizen: Being Involved In Civic Life At A Young Age

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Robert E. Lee High School in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of many schools in Duval County named after Confederate figures. Bob Self for NPR hide caption

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Confederate Names On Schools Are Flashpoints. Here's One Community's Story

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How To Be A Citizen: Education

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A flower lays on the engraved names of AIDS victims at the National AIDS Memorial Grove on December 1, 2015 in San Francisco, Calif. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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October 4, 1986: AZT Treatment For AIDS: Who Gets It?

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As NPR Celebrates 5 Decades, A Look Back On Rolling Stones' 'Sticky Fingers'

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Remembering Marvin Gaye's Iconic 'What's Going On'

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On a Brooklyn street in September 1971, a sea of fists greets the caskets of several of the incarcerated men killed in the violent clash at Attica Correctional Facility that month. Charles Frattini/NY Daily News via Getty Images hide caption

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In the 1970s, Studs Terkel took a reel-to-reel tape recorder to record interviews with people about their jobs. George Geesey hide caption

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'Working' Then And Now: Terkel Interviews 'Token' Female Ad Executive

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How To Be A Citizen: What It Takes To Run For Office With Joe Neguse

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How To Be A Citizen: Transportation Worker Goes Above And Beyond

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How To Be A Citizen: From MFA To DSA To N.Y. Legislature

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NPR Turns 50: Listeners Share Life Advice For The Big Milestone

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Four of the most influential Latin Rock albums of 1971. Anamaria Sayre/NPR Illustration hide caption

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Long Hair And Lowriders: Latin Rock In 1971

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One Listener Can't Forget 1991 Story On Haitian Cane Cutters

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For NPR's 50th, A Listener Remembers A Story That Guides Her As A Mother

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City Council candidate Stanley Martin stands in front of an informal memorial to Daniel Prude in Rochester, N.Y. Prude was a man with mental health and drug issues who died last year after being taken into police custody. Mustafa Hussain for NPR hide caption

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Rochester, N.Y., Wants To Reimagine Police. What Do People Imagine That Means?

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NPR At 50: Life Advice From Listeners Who Hit The Half-Century Mark

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The U.S. housing market is booming— who does that benefit? Charles Harker/Getty Images hide caption

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Housing Boom For Whom? Plus, 'Ziwe' Premieres

The housing market is booming— but who actually benefits? Sam talks to Jerusalem Demsas, politics and policy fellow for Vox, about what so many are getting wrong about housing. Plus, Sam revisits his 2020 conversation with Ziwe Fumudoh, whose comedy variety show Ziwe premieres on Showtime on May 9. Then, in honor of NPR's 50th anniversary, Sam plays "Who Said That?" with All Things Considered hosts Audie Cornish and Ari Shapiro.

Housing Boom For Whom? Plus, 'Ziwe' Premieres

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