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Artist Molly Crabapple On Why Borders Are Unnecessary

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Artist and activist Molly Crabapple believes borders are soon becoming a thing of the past.

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Life As An Undocumented Immigrant

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There are currently 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the US. Jose Angel N is one example.

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Rethinking The History Of Mass Migration In America

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The story of immigration is inseparable from America's history, and usually, it's told as a tale of struggle and ultimate success. It turns out the real story is far more complicated. University of Chicago historian Tara Zahra looks at the period of mass migration to America between 1846-1940. She says it was characterized by deep anxiety, both in the US and Europe.

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The Case For Open Borders

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There's a concept that's gaining ground among some economists and the idea's simple -- let anyone who isn't a criminal live and work in any other country. Economist Bryan Caplan and producer Rehman Tungekar explain how this open borders policy could end global poverty.

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The Hidden Life of An Economic Migrant

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In "The Year of the Runaways", British novelist Sunjeev Sahota tells the story of three recent immigrants to the UK, and with deft precision examines their struggles, fears, and relationships. Sahota talked about researching the novel -- which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize last year -- and spoke about geographic privilege.

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Why Borders Are Becoming Irrelevant

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What would a world without national borders look like? There's a good chance it'd look very similar to the one we have today. Parag Khanna is a global strategist who believes borders are becoming irrelevant in an increasingly connected world. More than national boundaries, he believes what matters are the connections between cities.

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Up In Flames: Kenya Burns More Than 100 Tons Of Ivory

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Nearly 30 years ago, Kenya burned 12 tons of ivory to try to halt the illegal ivory trade. Today it's burning 100 tons. How much difference does burning ivory make?

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Fresh Air Weekend: Questlove; 'Elvis & Nixon'; Tom Hanks

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The Roots' drummer Questlove discusses the artistry involved in creating a great meal. Critic David Edelstein reviews Elvis & Nixon. Tom Hanks discusses his new movie, A Hologram for the King.

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The Bison Is Poised To Become The U.S. National Mammal

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Legislation adopting the bison as the U.S. national mammal passed the House and Senate this week. Now it's waiting for President Obama's signature.

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David Cameron's Former Advisor Wants To Revamp The U.S. Conservative Movement

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British political operative Steve Hilton tells NPR's Scott Simon what he thinks the conservative movement needs both in the U.K. and the U.S.

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Is Indiana The Last Fighting Chance For #NeverTrump?

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Tuesday's GOP primary in Indiana could be the last stand for #NeverTrump, a movement devoted to keeping Donald Trump from becoming the Republican nominee.

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Fallujah Residents Say Violence Has Heightened Since Iraq War

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With ISIS in the city, and the Iraqi army massed around it, local cleric Shaikh Al-Tarabuli says the people worry that situation will get even more violent. Al-Tarabuli is working to get the city aid.

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Bluff The Listener

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Our panelists tell three stories about someone going to great lengths to protect a piece of art, only one of which is true.

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

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All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

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Limericks

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Bill reads three news-related limericks...Snare Drums, Canine Cuddling, Picking Out Jeans

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Training Helps Inmates Build A Bridge To Life Outside Prison Walls

Loretta Lynch made her first visit to a federal prison as the nation's top law enforcement officer. She highlighted the need for more services to help inmates re...

Up In Flames: Kenya Burns More Than 100 Tons Of Ivory

Nearly 30 years ago, Kenya burned 12 tons of ivory to try to halt the illegal ivory trade. Today it's burning 100 tons. How much difference does burning ivory make?

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Northeast PA Heart Ball

April 30, 2016 At Glenmaura Country Club

Mostly Opera: Sounds of Eastern Europe

April 30, 2016 At Covenant Presbyterian Church

Gaelic Storm

April 30, 2016 At FM Kirby Center

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April 30, 2016 At Sette La Verghetta Center for the Performing Arts

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