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Code Switch
2:30 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Can New York Police Build Trust Among Public Housing Residents?

Reginald Britt first moved into the Taft Houses, a public housing complex in East Harlem, in 1976
Alexandra Starr

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 12:42 pm

In New York City, the police department has been re-examining the way it patrols public housing since the shooting of Akai Gurley late last year. Gurley, who was African-American, was unarmed when he was fatally shot by a rookie officer in a Brooklyn housing complex. His death highlighted tensions between police and the people who live in public housing.

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Books
2:30 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

The Long Road To 'Single, Carefree, Mellow'

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 5:18 pm

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DON GONYEA, HOST:

We're going to spend some time now with writer Katherine Heiny. That profession is not something her family expected and, she says, in some ways, neither did she.

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World
4:19 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

Cyclone Created Almost 'Complete' Destruction In Vanuatu

Originally published on Mon March 16, 2015 5:01 pm

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Shots - Health News
3:33 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

Clues To Autism, Schizophrenia Emerge From Cerebellum Research

Jonathan Keleher talks with a colleague, Rafael Wainhaus, at work. Keleher was born without a cerebellum, but his brain has developed work-arounds for solving problems of balance and abstract thought.
Ellen Webber for NPR

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 1:27 pm

A new understanding of the brain's cerebellum could lead to new treatments for people with problems caused by some strokes, autism and even schizophrenia.

That's because there's growing evidence that symptoms ranging from difficulty with abstract thinking to emotional instability to psychosis all have links to the cerebellum, says Jeremy Schmahmann, a professor of neurology at Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Music
3:01 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

In South Africa, Soulful Music Delivers Serious Messages

The newest album by The Muffinz, Do What You Love, tackles heavy issues such as politics, race and education.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 4:21 pm

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Fine Art
2:36 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

In Detroit's Rivera And Kahlo Exhibit, A Portrait Of A Resilient City

A detail from the north wall of Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry murals shows workers on the automobile assembly line. After Detroit declared bankruptcy, the murals were at risk of being sold. Click here for a larger view.
Detroit Institute of Arts

Originally published on Mon March 16, 2015 5:01 pm

This weekend, visitors to the Detroit Institute of Arts buzzed with excitement over a new exhibit — it was a big moment for the once-troubled museum. The DIA spent much of the last two years under threat as its owner, the city of Detroit, looked for ways to emerge from bankruptcy.

Finally, in November, a "grand bargain" was struck. Foundations, private donors and the state of Michigan together raised more than $800 million to help rescue public employee pensions. In return, ownership of the DIA was transferred to a trust — thereby securing its future.

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Law
2:36 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

Officers Recall Night Of Battle With Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects

Originally published on Mon March 16, 2015 5:01 pm

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Politics
1:43 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

New Hampshire Visit Offers Glimpse Into Possible Walker, Bush Rivalry

Originally published on Mon March 16, 2015 5:01 pm

The two likely Republican presidential front-runners, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, visited New Hampshire this weekend. Though neither has officially declared their candidacy, The Boston Globe's James Pindell says they're giving political reporters a lot to talk about.

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National Security
1:37 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

Most Americans' Behavior Unchanged After Snowden Revelations, Study Finds

Originally published on Mon March 16, 2015 5:01 pm

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Book Reviews
1:37 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

Book Review: 'Sailing The Forest'

Originally published on Mon March 16, 2015 5:01 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

As winter takes a final bow, our reviewer Tess Taylor wants to recommend a book of poems that's carried her through this season. It's called "Sailing The Forest" by Scottish poet Robin Robertson.

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