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At Michael Brown's Funeral, A Call For A Day Of Reckoning

The shooting death of the 18-year-old sparked violent protests in Ferguson, Mo. At his funeral, there was resignation but also a clarion call for change.

America's Middle East Scorecard: Many Interventions, Few Successes

U.S. actions have not resolved the multiple conflicts raging in the region. Are U.S. policies at fault, or are these convulsed lands simply beyond anyone's control?

In New Hampshire, An Unexpected Tight Race For Senate

When talking competitive U.S. Senate races, New Hampshire isn't at the top of the list. But the contest between Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and likely opponent Scott Brown has become surprisingly close.

Why Are Southerners So Passionate About Football?

Why are Southerners so passionate about football? From Friday night lights to college championships to the Superbowl, people in the South love their pigskin. This week, we’re looking at why. Friday, August 29, All Things Considered will broadcast from Peachtree Ridge High School in Suwanee. Legendary University of Georgia football coach Vince Dooley joins host Rickey Bevington to talk about growing up in southern football culture, leading the winningest team in bulldogs history and his predictions for the future of the game.

At The VMAs, Beyonce And Nicki Minaj Play With Personas

On this Small Batch Edition of Pop Culture Happy Hour, Stephen Thompson and Linda Holmes chat about the MTV Video Music Awards, which culminated in some epic Beyonce.

Grocers Lead Kids To Produce Aisle With Junk Food-Style Marketing

Grocers are hoping to entice young consumers and their parents to eat more vegetables by creating kid-focused produce. They're borrowing tactics from the soda and snack industries to win them over.

California Quake Means Big Damage For Napa Valley Wineries

It's still too early to tell just how much the magnitude-6.0 quake will cost the region, but it comes after a drought had already made things difficult for wineries.

On The Fall Docket: Who Gets To Vote And Who Gets To Decide?

A federal court will hear arguments Monday on whether Kansas and Arizona can require proof of citizenship when people register to vote. It's the first of a wave of voting law cases this fall.

Savannah Holds 15 Same-Sex Mass Commitment Ceremonies

A mass commitment ceremony united 15 couples Sunday as part of Savannah's first-ever LGBT Wedding Expo. The Expo had 50 wedding vendors and couples from all over Georgia and parts of Florida. Mandy Knight and Shari Salaz had a commitment ceremony two years ago outside of Savannah. However, the couple felt it was important to attend the Expo and do it again.

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