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NPR's All Things Considered paints the bigger picture with reports on the day's news, analysis of world events, and thoughtful commentary.

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Galileo Cheng, social affairs executive for the Hong Kong Catholic Institution Staff Association, who has been at the protests in Hong Kong all day.

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with ESPN analyst Jalen Rose about why he thinks advanced analytics is hindering diversity hiring in the NBA.

In 1957, Dorothy Counts-Scoggins integrated her school in Charlotte, N.C. Now students at her old campus unveiled a plaque to honor her.

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NPR's Michel Martin speaks with journalist and critic Jimi Izrael about the best movies to watch on Father's Day.

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On Wednesday, a judge ruled that the publisher of the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer must pay American Muslim comedian Dean Obeidallah $4.1 million for falsely portraying him as a terrorist.

In 2017, Obeidallah, a Daily Beast contributor, wrote an article for the site questioning President Trump's response to white supremacist violence.

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Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti Community Schools, and Washtenaw County have joined forces for an education initiative.  The program was announced Saturday morning.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan was there and has the story.
 


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And it is that time of year when high schools are saying goodbye to their seniors. Graduation ceremonies mean caps and gowns, diplomas, proud parents and commencement speeches by top students.

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Thousands of peony plants are "technically" just past peak bloom in Ann Arbor's historic Peony Garden.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry spoke with a local artist who has been capturing the thousands of blooms using pastels for nearly 15 years.


White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Thursday that the Trump administration is determined to make China play by the rules of international trade.

"You know how you get from here to there?" Kudlow told an audience at a pro-trade think tank in Washington. "You kick some butt."

That's not the kind of dry, technocratic language one usually associates with trade negotiations. But it's another example of how President Trump has turned international commerce into a highly unusual spectator sport.

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Improving student enrollment was a main topic of discussion Thursday afternoon during an Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents meeting.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan was there and has the story.
 


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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Iran is to blame for attacks today on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

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This week, local and state arts leader Omari Rush and WEMU’s Lisa Barry talk with an Ann Arbor artist who uses a variety of mediums to create art of historic Negro League baseball players.  They also talk about several other visual art opportunities in our area.


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President Trump is getting ready to kick off his reelection campaign next week on Tuesday. And in an interview with ABC News, he said he would be willing to accept political dirt on his Democratic rivals from a foreign source.

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WEMU's Summer Pledge Drive is now behind us, so let's unwind with a good summer movie!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins about the latest movie news and all of the new flicks worth checking out this weekend.


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The former dean of Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine was found guilty Wednesday of misconduct.  Cheyna Roth reports.


In 2008, fire swept through a Universal Studios Hollywood backlot. The loss was thought to be a few movie sets and film duplicates. But earlier this week, The New York Times published a report revealing that the 2008 fire burned hundreds of thousands of master recordings of genre-spanning, legendary music from the late 1940s to the early '80s as well as digital formats and hard drives from the late '80s up through the early 2000s.

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UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER #1: And we continue to cover breaking news out of Universal City, where a fire is burning on the Universal backlot.

CORNISH: The fire was enormous, about the equivalent of an entire city block. People all over Los Angeles could see the smoke.

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UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER #2: The blaze burned for some 12 hours with 400 firefighters battling to keep it from spreading.

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Back in 2008...

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UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER #1: And we continue to cover breaking news out of Universal City, where a fire is burning on the Universal backlot.

CORNISH: The fire was enormous, about the equivalent of an entire city block. People all over Los Angeles could see the smoke.

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UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER #2: The blaze burned for some 12 hours with 400 firefighters battling to keep it from spreading.

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