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Hoodie

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Contributor Chenjerai Kumanyika visits Bonita and Jay Wise, an African-American mom and son grappling with the power of clothes to protect him from racial profiling.

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Nazi's Shirt

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Meet Brooklyn tailor Martin Greenfield, who has dressed a huge list of celebrities. But his first realization of how clothes convey power came from a dark place — the Auschwitz concentration camp.

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Transcripts will be posted within one week after the episode airs.

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Shoes

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Colin Dwyer contemplates whether shoes keep us from properly considering the world around us, and each other.

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Silky Knickers

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Comedian Will Franken has always liked wearing women's clothes. But it wasn't until he started wearing them full-time, and in public, that he discovered they didn't have the power he had hoped.

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Sunglasses

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Producer Yowei Shaw asks a man who started wearing sunglasses all the time to fend off high school bullies if he created an emotional wall around himself by still wearing sunglasses decades later.

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White Coat

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Lulu Miller introduces us to a scientist who is trying to figure out if clothes can change us in concrete, measurable ways.

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Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2016

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The rootsy soul band worked through simmering soul grooves and hip-swinging honky-tonk.

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz To Step Down As Democratic Chair After Convention

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President Obama praised Wassserman Schultz's service saying that "her leadership of the DNC has meant that we had someone who brought Democrats together."

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NBA Moves Its All-Star Game Out Of Charlotte. Here's A Former Player's Take

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The NBA will move the 2017 All-Star Game over a controversial North Carolina law that affects LGBT people. John Amaechi, the first pro basketball player to come out as gay, talks about the move.

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You Can Watch A Rare, Stinky 'Corpse Flower' Bloom On Live Video

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And this way, you don't have to smell its famous, disgusting odor, which has been compared to rotting meat. The strange "horticultural jewel" is at the New York Botanical Garden.

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A Brief History Of Spousal Speeches At Political Conventions

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Following the controversy surrounding Melania Trump's speech at the RNC, NPR looks at a history of speeches given by the spouses of those running for president, starting with Eleanor Roosevelt.

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Bernie Sanders Supporters Rally Amid Controversy Over DNC's Role

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Supporters of Bernie Sanders rallied in Philadelphia Sunday, a day before the Democratic convention begins. They are upset after leaked emails appear to show the DNC favored Clinton in the primaries.

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz Announces Resignation With Convention Set To Begin

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The Democratic National Convention starts Monday with party chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz under fire after a leak of emails showing bias toward Hillary Clinton during the primaries.

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