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This week is the 100th birthday of Jane Jacobs, who resisted gentrification in New York and became a respected thinker on urban planning. Author Roberta Brandes Gratz talks about Jacobs' legacy.
May 1, 2016
Jose Antonio Vargas of Define American, Fermin Vasquez of the SEIU and Jessica Vaughan of the Center for Immigration Studies discuss the legacy of 10 years of activism for immigration reform.
May 1, 2016
Leslie Berestein Rojas of Southern California Public Radio has an update on the annual May Day march for immigrant rights. The march comes after Donald Trump visited the state, sparking protests.
May 1, 2016
The demonstrators are mostly supporters of fiery Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who has had a fraught relationship with the U.S. They're calling for the government to follow through on its promises.
May 1, 2016
Berrigan became emblematic of the opposition to U.S. involvement in Vietnam. He served time in jail for an audacious act of civil disobedience.
May 1, 2016
She's going to take a gap year and begin at Harvard during fall 2017, according to a statement from the First Lady's office.
May 1, 2016
Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign reported a $26 million haul in April, far below his totals in February and March. Still, Sanders' donations have outpaced his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton.
May 1, 2016
Supporters of President Hassan Rouhani fell short of a clear majority despite receiving the most votes. Analysts say the coming period will be combative, with many big issues decided by independents.
May 1, 2016
In eighth and his last correspondents' dinner on Saturday evening, Obama didn't pull punches with his fellow politicos — but he did pull a last-minute mic drop.
May 1, 2016
Disney announced the release date for its 100th Disney Channel Original Movie. NPR's Rachel Martin sits down with Buzzfeed Entertainment's Jaimie Etkin to discuss the cultural legacy of the series.
May 1, 2016
UK's minor soccer club has captured world attention by soaring to the top of the Premier Division in one season. If the club can beat soccer giants Manchester United on Sunday, they'll take the title.
May 1, 2016
Rachel Martin talks with Angela Duckworth, the psychologist who brought the idea of "grit" as a marker of success into the American mainstream. Her book posits that achievement is about persistence.
May 1, 2016
NPR's Rachel Martin talks with author Lawrence Wright about the fate of Al-Qaida five years after the killing of Osama bin Laden.
May 1, 2016
President Obama had his last opportunity to take some digs at politicos and celebrities at last night's White House Correspondents' Dinner.
May 1, 2016
When the assistant at a multinational corporation skims a tiny fraction of the company's billions, it sets off a chain of unexpected events. Camille Perri tells Rachel Martin about her new novel.
May 1, 2016
In this week's "Hanging On" series about the American middle class, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with business owners Manolo Betancur and Zhenia Martinez. They own Las Delicias Bakery in Charlotte, N.C.
May 1, 2016
The Epidemic Intelligence Service, the "disease detectives" of the Centers for Disease Control holds their annual meeting this week. Rachel Martin asks EIS director Josh Mott how they do their work.
May 1, 2016
Rachel talks to Pete Seat, the Indiana consultant for John Kasich, about the upcoming primary.
May 1, 2016
California Republicans are holding their state convention this weekend. It's a chance for Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich to make their case to party leaders.
May 1, 2016
Storycorps Outloud tells stories from the LGBTQ community. This week we hear from a mother and her transgender son, about their relationship and the summer camp that changed his life.
May 1, 2016

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