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Kinsey Kellog and Jacob Reynolds

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Kinsey Kellog and Jacob Reynolds are WVIA's Artists of the Week

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'Do Something:' Parkland students angry after Texas shooting

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Survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, took to social media to express outrage and heartbreak after the Friday school shooting in Texas, where authorities say a gunman opened fire, killing 10 people.

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President Trump’s ‘animals’ comment points to a dark history of using dehumanizing language

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The terms President Trump has used to describe a group of Latino immigrants can have serious societal consequences.

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We've heard of AIPAC, but where are the Palestinian lobby groups?

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The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the pro-Israeli lobbying group in Washington, have been in the headlines all week long. Why don't we see more Palestinian lobbying groups?

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Colorado woman chosen to lead St. Cloud State University

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Robbyn Wacker of the University of Northern Colorado has been chosen as the new president of St. Cloud State University.

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As schools struggle with costs, special education takes a toll

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Special education accounts for one-fifth of education spending, and costs are growing.

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Bovine Social Club

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Recorded April 2018 at WVIA Public Media Studios

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Alana Gadola - 2018 Great Teachers Essay Contest Winner

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Alana Gadola of Hazleton Area is WVIA's 2018 Great Teachers Essay Contest Winner for her essay about her teacher Angela Glowatch

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Inside the Leflore County Jail: A cell of snitches

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After his arrest in 1997, Curtis Flowers was placed in a small cell with up to eight other inmates. Here's what happened next, in their own words.

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S2 E4: The Confessions

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The case against Curtis Flowers is based on three main threads of evidence: the route that witnesses said he walked to Tardy Furniture, the gun that prosecutors alleged he used to shoot four employees, and the confessions he supposedly made while incarcerated. In this episode, we investigate the three inmates who claimed that Flowers confessed to them.

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What exactly are prosecutors allowed to do?

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They can rely on jailhouse informants, if the testimony is true.

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Sadie Wentzel and Lydia Rohrer

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Sadie Wentzel and Lydia Rohrer are WVIA's Artists of the Week

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New program is bringing the library to a St. Paul laundromat

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Starting Saturday, the St. Paul Public Library is joining a national effort that provides "pop-up" libraries in laundromats.

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Recession nearly killed her MN gymnastics studio. Now, she's on a roll.

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Brenda Nolby navigated some tough economic times. But the Ham Lake entrepreneur proved her staying power. Now her studio is thriving, and she's Minnesota's Small Business Person of the Year.

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Ford Truck Production Stops As Company Scrambles To Find Another Part Supplier

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Ford Motor Company is scrambling to find another supplier that can make a key part for its highest profit vehicle, the Ford F-150 pickup, after an explosion and fire at a key parts supplier. Ford has shut down its truck plants, and it's likely there will be a ripple effect because the plant made parts for other automakers, too.

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