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Mr. Spock, Mixed-Race Pioneer

As Mr. Spock on Star Trek, the late Leonard Nimoy embodied the conflicts faced by many biracial and other people of color. Even on the diverse crew of the Enterprise, he stood out.


Teaching The Holocaust: New Approaches For A New Generation

Amid the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camps, a focus more on 'how Jews lived than about how they perished.'


To Curb Bear Population, Florida Reinstates Hunting Season

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.


Is The Battle Won And Done For Those Who Fought For Net Neutrality?

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.


The Challenges Of Jury Selection In The Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

Is it possible to find an impartial jury to serve in a high-profile trial? NPR's Arun Rath talks with jury consultant Karen Fleming-Ginn about the issues that come up during jury selection.


One Man's Race To Outrun Alzheimer's

Cape Cod journalist Greg O'Brien has always found solace in running, and a diagnosis of Alzheimer's hasn't stopped him. But making it work — for himself and his family — isn't always easy.


How Conservatives Are Readying Their 'Grassroots Army' For 2016

The message from the Conservative Political Action Conference's first-ever Activism Boot Camp was clear: a win for Republicans in 2016 must be a team effort.


A 'Show Boat' With An Asian-American Cast Hits The Rocks

Racial tensions between blacks and whites are at the heart of the "Ol' Man River" musical. Asian-American actors say it doesn't make sense to get on board.


Funding Homeland Security: Where Do We Go From Here?

President Obama late Friday signed a stopgap measure to keep the department running for another week, but the tussle over his executive action on immigration, linked to the funding, is not over yet.


Conservatives Heckle Jeb Bush On Education, Immigration

Some Republicans have said that former Gov. Jeb Bush isn't conservative enough. This week he appeared before the Conservative Political Action Conference and made his case for a possible 2016 run.


More U.S.-Cuba Talks Ahead, Including Human Rights Dialogue

The United States hosted a second round of talks with Cuba aimed at restoring diplomatic ties and re-opening embassies.


Despite Big Advantages, Emanuel Forced To Face Chicago Runoff

Chicago will hold a runoff mayoral election in April. Incumbent Rahm Emanuel will face Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. NPR's Scott Simon talks to columnist Carol Marin about the race.


Researchers Examine The Ways Of Southern Coyotes

The number of coyotes in the Deep South is growing, but biologists know relatively little about their habits across the south and how they are diverging from their cousins out west.


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  • Learning To Fly With The Sacramento Ballet

    Friday, February 13, 2015

    With their incredible leaping ability and graceful movements, ballet dancers sometimes look like they're flying. This weekend, some members of the Sacramento Ballet will... thanks to help from a wire, stagehands and three days of training.

  • Theatre Review: Ideation

    Tuesday, February 10, 2015

    What happens when highly-paid consultants get hired for a top secret project then realize the plan they're devising could kill thousands, even millions of people? That’s the dilemma in this dark psychological comedy with a wickedly sharp edge.

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