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    • How an English Teacher’s Quest to Meet John Lennon Changed Beatles History

    • By: Lidia Jean Kott
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    An English teacher in Spain might be responsible for convincing the Beatles to include lyrics in the liner notes on their albums.

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    • Lydia the Great White Shark 'Just Kept Swimming' for 36,000 Miles

    • By: Lidia Jean Kott
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    Lydia, a Great White with a Twitter account and a cult following, has traveled the length of the Earth's circumference.

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    • Trump Thinks Australia ‘Has Better Health Care’ Than the U.S. He's 'Right.'

    • By: Lidia Jean Kott
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    Australia has universal health care, while the U.S. currently has a patchwork system of government-provided, employer-provided and individually purchased plans.

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    • Why These Two Women Are Hitchhiking with a Sofa through Europe

    • By: Lidia Jean Kott
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    "Why These Two Women Are Hitchhiking with a Sofa through Europe" is from the August 17, 2016 edition of PRI's The World.

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    • World, Why All the Referendums?

    • By: Lidia Jean Kott
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    "We often have referendums in times of upheaval,” says expert and professor Matt Qvortrup.

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    • To One Jewish Professor, Martin Luther King Jr. Was a Mensch

    • By: Lidia Jean Kott
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 8 mins
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    “He was always so gentle and kind and friendly to me,” says professor Susannah Heschel, who met Martin Luther King Jr. a couple times as a little girl.

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    • The County Sheriff Who Can’t Wait to Help Enforce Trump’s Immigration Policies

    • By: Lidia Jean Kott
    • Narrated by: Jeb Sharp
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    "My father was an immigrant," he likes to say, "a legal immigrant."

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    • Meet the High-Schooler Who Donald Trump Blocked on Twitter

    • By: Lidia Jean Kott
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Antonio Del Otero called the president-elect a "reject Cheeto."

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    • What It Was Like That Day in Charlottesville

    • By: Lidia Jean Kott
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    The World's Lidia Jean Kott was in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend.

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    • For the Haudenosaunee Women's National Team, 'Lacrosse Is Life'

    • By: Lidia Jean Kott
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    This month, the women's national team went to England to compete in the Lacrosse World Cup, and they were able to travel on their tribal passports, which is a big deal.

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    • After Attack on Syria, Trump Supporters Question His Commitment to 'America First'

    • By: Lidia Jean Kott
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    "Me, personally, I don’t want to be the 9-1-1 of the world. I want to worry about my own situation.”

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    • In Mumbai, 'Shock and Horror' over Trump's Statements About Women

    • By: Lidia Jean Kott
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    “This is happening in a country we look up to as a progressive, and really a developed nation.”

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    • This Is the Official Poem of 2016

    • By: Lidia Jean Kott
    • Narrated by: Jeb Sharp
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "All sorts of news publications have even asked if it was the “Worst Year Ever.”

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    • When Canadian Citizens Sponsor Syrian Refugees, Things Can Get Complicated

    • By: Lidia Jean Kott
    • Narrated by: Carol Hills
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    Sponsors are ordinary Canadian citizens committed to do everything they can to help resettle the refugees — from providing financial support to offering practical support, like helping with groceries, doctor’s appointments and English lessons.

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    • How Donald Trump's Anti-Immigration Rhetoric Divided a City

    • By: Lidia Jean Kott
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 4 mins
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    The city councilors in Brockton, a city in Massachusetts, have decided to wait until after the presidential election to vote on a measure to make life easier for undocumented immigrants.

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    • A Scientist and Her Team Wish Their Rosetta Comet Probe a Bittersweet Farewell

    • By: Lidia Jean Kott
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    "A Scientist and Her Team Wish Their Rosetta Comet Probe a Bittersweet Farewell" is from the October 1, 2016 edition of PRI's The World.

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    • Mexico's Justice System Gets an Extreme Makeover

    • By: Mónica Ortiz Uribe, Lidia Jean Kott
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "Mexico's Justice System Gets an Extreme Makeover" is from the June 18, 2016 edition of PRI's The World.

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    • President-Elect Trump's Potential Conflicts of Interest Are Massive

    • By: Lidia Jean Kott
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 4 mins
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    New York Times reporter Eric Lipton says: “I don’t think there’s ever been a president who has anywhere close to the number of potential conflicts that Trump has.”

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    • President Trump’s Reluctant Foray Into Culinary Diplomacy

    • By: Lidia Jean Kott
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    "He hoovers his food. He’s not someone who really enjoys the pleasure of the table," says Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema.

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    • The 'Mensch on the Bench' Might Be Israel's Baseball Team's Secret Weapon

    • By: Lidia Jean Kott
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    They were the underdogs at this year's World Baseball Classic. But they've pulled off one upset victory after another.

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