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It's Been 5 Decades Since States Ratified The 26th Amendment

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James Baldwin, circa 1979. Ralph Gatti/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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'TCM Reframed' Looks At Beloved Old Movies Through Modern Eyes

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Dark, dank and secluded, the Gomantong Cave is a four-star hotel for bats. Charles Ryan hide caption

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Part 2 of 2: Bat Sanctuaries

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The funk of "Shaft" came less from the plot, than from cool and commanding presence of its star, Richard Roundtree, who started his career as a model. Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images hide caption

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Looking Back On The Legacy Of 'Shaft,' 50 Years Later

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Hearing Alan Stivell, the celebrated Breton harper and multi-instrumentalist, first inspired The Thistle & Shamrock® host Fiona Ritchie to investigate Celtic musical traditions and bring them to radio. Ralph Gatti/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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From Vinyl To MP3: 50 Classic Celtic Songs That Shaped The Thistle & Shamrock

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Remembering When The Fillmore West Closed Down 5 Decades Ago

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Using giant lollipops as paddles, Denise Nickerson, Peter Ostrum, Julie Dawn Cole and Paris Themmen sail down the chocolate river. Arthur Sidey/Mirrorpix/Getty Images hide caption

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50 Years Ago, A Group Of Child Actors Helped To Make Movie History

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Joni Mitchell's Blue, which turns 50 years old on Tuesday, is an inquiry into personal storytelling, a document of the process of sharing heartache that changes every time someone hears it. Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Her Kind Of Blue: Joni Mitchell's Masterpiece At 50

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The Watergate Complex in Washington, D.C. housed the Democratic National Committee's headquarters in 1972. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Will wipes away sweat on a hot day while walking down Willow Street in Lynn, Mass., as he looks to distribute safety supplies to drug users on the street. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption

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He Lost Nearly Everything To Addiction. Then An Arrest Changed His Life

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Huntington was once ground-zero for this opioid epidemic. Several years ago, they formed a team that within days visits everyone who overdoses to try to pull them back from the brink. The county's overdose rate plummeted. They wrestled down an HIV cluster. They finally felt hope. Then the pandemic arrived and it undid much of their effort: overdoses shot up again, so did HIV diagnoses. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Overdose Deaths Rose During The War On Drugs, But Efforts To Reduce Them Face Backlash

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How TV Dramas Informed And Misinformed Perceptions Of The War On Drugs

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Mike Marshall is the co-founder and director of Oregon Recovers. He says he's concerned the state is failing to expand addiction treatment capacity in a strategic way. "So we put the cart before the horse," he says. Eric Westervelt/NPR hide caption

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Oregon's Pioneering Drug Decriminalization Experiment Is Now Facing The Hard Test

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During the War on Drugs, the Brownsville neighborhood in New York City saw some of the highest rates of incarceration in the U.S., as Black and Hispanic men were sent to prison for lengthy prison sentences, often for low-level, nonviolent drug crimes. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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After 50 Years Of The War On Drugs, 'What Good Is It Doing For Us?'

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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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How To Be A Citizen: Education

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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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