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The Armenian Diaspora Remembers And Mourns

The largest Armenian population in the United States lives in Glendale, Calif. NPR's Arun Rath attended a vigil to commemorate the centennial of mass killings of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire.


Why Some Native Actors Quit 'Ridiculous Six'

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Native American journalist Vincent Schiller about what led a group of Native American actors to walk off the set of Adam Sandler's Netflix movie — and why others stayed.


Behind The Scenes At Eric Holder's Last Day At The Justice Department

The outgoing Attorney General bade farewell to the Justice Department, where he's worked on and off since 1976.


Protesters Pledge To 'Shut Down' Baltimore Over Police Custody Death

People were gathering for what organizers say will be the largest demonstration to date in support of Freddie Gray, who died after sustaining a fatal spinal cord injury during or after his arrest.


Who, Or What, Crashed The Market In A Flash In 2010?

The cause of Wall Street's flash crash has been debated ever since it happened. Officials arrested a lone trader working in his parents' London home, but some question whether he was really to blame.


Questioning The Black Male Experience In America

Redefining the narrative of what it means to black and male in the U.S. is at the heart of "Question Bridge: Black Males," an award-winning art project.


To West Baltimoreans, 'The Largest Gang Is The ... Police'

NPR's Scott Simon takes a walk through the neighborhoods of West Baltimore to talk with residents in the wake of Freddie Gray's death in police custody.


Pulitzer-Winning Reporter Finds A Better Life In PR

Rob Kuznia was one of three journalists at an LA paper to win a 2014 Pulitzer Prize. But days after he finished the winning project, he quit journalism altogether. Kuznia tells NPR's Scott Simon why.


Surgeon General Vivek Murthy On Gun Control, Vaccines And Science

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy was officially sworn in this week. His confirmation was held up for more than a year because of comments he made about gun violence. Murthy talks with NPR's Scott Simon.


Protesters Plan To 'Shut Down' Baltimore Saturday

Demonstrations continue in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. State troopers have been brought in to help control crowds. Gray will be laid to rest on Monday.


Patti Reagan: Hinkley Still Capable Of Violence

Doctors are recommending that the man who shot President Reagan, be released from a mental hospital. Patti Reagan Davis, the former president's daughter, tells NPR's Scott Simon she disagrees.


International Guard: How The Vietnam War Changed Guard Service

During the war, young men often tried to join the National Guard to avoid being sent overseas. But that war changed the nature of the guard — paving the way for today's deployments abroad.


Hubble's Other Telescope And The Day It Rocked Our World

Amid this week's hoopla celebrating the Hubble Space Telescope, don't forget the clever astronomer for whom the space scope was named. In the 1920s, he changed our sense of ourselves and the universe.


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    A new comedy at the B Street Theatre is a one-man show about an unemployed actor hired to staff a boutique inside the Malibu estate of Barbra Streisand -- she is the only customer.

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    Wednesday, April 8, 2015

    This rugged, small-cast drama at the Sacramento Theatre Company is set immediately after the Civil War. The play thrusts the viewer into one of the most painful moments in American history, making it both compelling and emotionally charged.

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