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February 28, 2015 | WJCT · Jamestown, Va., claims to be “America’s First Region,” but St. Augustine, Fla., turns 450 this year, making it the U.S.’s oldest continuous European settlement, a title residents are quick to defend.
 

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February 28, 2015 | NPR · Participants in winter sports are predominantly white, but the National Brotherhood of Skiers has been trying to change that for 42 years. More than 50 regional clubs came to this year’s gathering.
 

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February 28, 2015 | NPR · Mohsin Hamid combines the personal and political in his new book, Discontent and Its Civilizations. NPR’s Scott Simon talks with the Pakistani author about his new collection of essays.
 

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February 28, 2015 | NPR · A Californian by way of North Dakota, with a voice that belies his gender, the singer-songwriter takes pride in being hard to pin down.
 

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February 28, 2015 | NPR · Rats have had a bad reputation ever since they were blamed for spreading bubonic plague. But perhaps the blame was misplaced. NPR’s Scott Simon reflects on the roles of rodents.
 

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February 28, 2015 | NPR · Kazuo Ishiguro’s first novel in a decade follows an old couple on what might be their last journey: Hunting for memories of a son they think they had, in a land covered with memory-shrouding mists.
 

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February 28, 2015 | NPR · Initially dismissed as a hoax a century ago, scientists have found evidence in Florida of humans living 14,000 years ago. If the findings hold up, they will help rewrite the history of early man.
 

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February 28, 2015 | NPR · Inside his dentist’s office, Sadiqu al-Mousllie is treated like any other German. It’s different when the Syrian-born man steps outside. He’s trying to fight Islamophobia, one question at a time.
 

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February 27, 2015 | NPR · The Citadel, at the heart of the Kurdish city of Erbil, has been inhabited for six millennia. Now, amid war and destruction, it’s undergoing a much-needed restoration and upgrade of city services.
 

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February 21, 2015 | NPR · More than 200 civilian review boards investigate police misconduct in cities across the United States. Reformers say they’re essential. But officers tend to be wary of them.
 

 

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February 28, 2015 | WFSU · In the past decade, the number of bear-related calls Florida wildlife officials have received has increased by 400 percent. To stop the rise in bear population, officials have agreed to start hunting.
 

February 28, 2015 | NPR · In a 3-2 vote on Feb. 26, the FCC approved new rules, regulating broadband internet as a public utility. NPR’s Arun Rath speaks with Mat Honan, San Francisco bureau chief for BuzzFeed News, about the political implications of the vote.
 

February 28, 2015 | NPR · Congress will fund the Department of Homeland Security for one more week. Political correspondent Mara Liasson talks with NPR’s Arun Rath about the politics of the battles being waged by congressional Republicans.
 

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February 28, 2015 | NPR · Women and minorities continue to be under-represented on TV and in film, both behind and in front of the camera, according to a new study — even though diverse films and shows make more money.
 

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February 28, 2015 | NPR · Back in 1987, Nancy Cartwright made a risky, last-minute decision during an audition: Instead of trying out for the part of mild-mannered Lisa Simpson, she went for the role of rebellious Bart.
 

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February 28, 2015 | NPR · The planned reopening was moved up following the release of a video showing self-declared Islamic State extremists destroying priceless ancient artifacts in the Mosul museum.
 

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February 28, 2015 | NPR · The electronic artist’s new album, Gliss Riffer, is his most accesible yet. In a conversation with Arun Rath, he waxes philosophic on stress, technology and the value of a wandering mind.
 

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February 28, 2015 | NPR · From Lana Del Rey to Father John Misty, musicians in the current pop moment who expose themselves, warts and all, do so in isolation, without support or challenge from a like-minded community.
 

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February 28, 2015 | NPR · A Californian by way of North Dakota, with a voice that belies his gender, the singer-songwriter takes pride in being hard to pin down.
 

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