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What One District's Data Mining Did For Chronic Absence

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Three years ago, Grand Rapids' public schools took a hard look at the numbers on absenteeism. They've been able to get nearly half of the students missing school to show up.

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Air Force Captain Remembers Classmate Who Died In Afghanistan

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On this Memorial Day, Air Force Capt. Myles Smith remembers his classmate at the U.S. Air Force Academy, 1st Lt. Roslyn Schulte. Schulte was killed in Afghanistan in 2009.

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As The Global Rich Buy Up London Homes, Britons Ask If The Money Is Legit

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Many of London's expensive homes are owned by obscure foreign companies. Critics say the city has become a haven for those hiding ill-gotten gains, and the government is starting to respond.

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Chad's Former President Convicted Of War Crimes In Senegal Trial

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Chad's former President Hissene Habre has been convicted of crimes against humanity, including rape and sexual slavery, during his rule. He has been sentenced to life in prison. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Reed Brody of the Human Rights Watch, who has been working on this case.

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From Sequels To Reboots, Familiar Faces Return To The Multiplex This Summer

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NPR's Bob Mondello has a selective preview of summer movies from superhero blockbusters to music documentaries and everything in between.

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Harvard Graduate Student's Speech Resonates With Educators

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NPR's Ari Shapiro interviews Donovan Livingston, whose speech at the Harvard Graduate School of Education's 2016 convocation exercises went viral.

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In 'The Dresser,' Anthony Hopkins Brilliantly Comes Undone

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Anthony Hopkins says his turn as an aged and increasingly faulty actor performing King Lear in a small theater during World War II is one of his favorite roles in a career full of memorable ones. He stars in the BBC adaptation of the play, The Dresser, along with Ian McKellan. Hopkins, who seized pop culture fame in 1991 for his portrayal of the psychopathic psychiatrist Hannibal Lector, started h

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In 'Unlocking The Cage,' A Man Fights To Achieve Legal Rights For Animals

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Unlocking the Cage is the latest from filmmakers D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus. Pennebaker made his name with the Bob Dylan documentary, Don't Look Back, and Monterey Pop. For some 40 years, he and Hegedus, his wife, have collaborated on award-winning films such as The War Room, about Bill Clinton's presidential campaign.

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On Memorial Day, Listener Remembers Ex-Boyfriend Who Died In Vietnam

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On this Memorial Day, listener Ann Marshall remembers Army Capt. John C. Sigg, who died in the Vietnam War.

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Reports Of Brutal Rape In India, Brazil Ignite National Debate

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Reports of brutal rape in India and Brazil have touched off national conversations in those countries about violence against women.

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Retired Army Officer Remembers Co-Worker Who Was Killed In Afghanistan

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On this Memorial Day, listener George Minde remembers his co-worker, Staff Sgt. Jorge Oliveira, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2011.

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Skeptical Of Tech, Donald Trump Rejects Big Data's Role In Politics

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Big budget data operations have become a mainstay for presidential campaigns in recent years, but Donald Trump says he has no plans to invest in microtargeting and voter models.

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Smugglers Modify Routes As EU Works To Stem Flow Of Migrants

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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Elizabeth Collett, director of the Migration Policy Institute in Europe, about how the European Union's efforts to stem the flow of migrants to Europe has caused a change in routes for human smugglers.

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Surge Of Migrants Cross Mediterranean Sea From North Africa

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In the last week, Italy has rescued more than 10,000 people at sea. The spike appears tied to Africans making the trip from the continent's northern coast, taking advantage of improved weather. But there also are reports smugglers are moving westward from Turkey with the closure of borders in Europe.

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'Top Gear' Returns With New Hosts On BBC America

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The massively popular BBC show, Top Gear, relaunches Monday on BBC America. Following the painfully public downfall of its former host, the new hosts have big gears to grind.

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JUNE All Month - Guided Tour Weekends

June 1, 2016 At Pennsylvania Military Museum

Travis Tritt

June 2, 2016 At FM Kirby Center

Spring Show by Ballet Northeast

June 3, 2016 At Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts at Wilkes University

Campfire Music Series

June 4, 2016 At The Children's Museum of Bloomsburg

Campfire Music Series

June 4, 2016 At The Children's Museum of Bloomsburg


June 4, 2016 At Pennsylvania Military Museum