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Rio's Carnival Is A Glitter-Filled Euphoria, Even If Brazil's Government Is Not

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 20:05:00 -0500

Amid the parties and celebrations of Rio de Janeiro's carnival lie the political satire and protest. To see this, you just need to look at the costumes.

In 'Get Out,' Jordan Peele Tackles The 'Human Horror' Of Racial Fear

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:41:00 -0500

Jordan Peele discusses his new film in which he addresses the politics of race. It's about an African-American man meeting his white girlfriend's family for the first time and the horror that ensues.

'The Good Fight' Offers Edgier Version of 'The Good Wife' In Series Debut

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:51:39 -0500

The Good Fight is a spinoff of CBS's award-winning drama, The Good Wife. It brings back star Christine Baranski, whose character's savings were wiped out in a financial scam.

Hampton University President Says 'The Quad' Doesn't Correctly Represent HBCUs

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:51:39 -0500

William Harvey, president of Hampton University, says the season premiere of BET's new show The Quad was a "bogus representation" of historically black colleges and universities.

NBA Players More Confident To Speak Out On Political Issues Than Other Sport Leagues

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:51:39 -0500

Recently the players, coaches and staff from the NBA have been politically and socially outspoken. Dave Zirin, sports editor of The Nation, talks about the activist culture of national sports leagues.

On Edge After Immigration Raids, Families Make Plans For If They Get Split Up

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:51:39 -0500

Recent deportation raids by ICE have made many immigrant communities around the country nervous. WAMU reporter Armando Trull spoke to a family who fears being split up and is preparing for the worst.

America's European Allies Still Seeing Mixed Messages From Trump Administration

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:51:39 -0500

Mike Pence addressed world leaders on his first overseas trip as vice president. But he and other administration officials at the Munich Security Conference didn't completely reassure European allies.

Lack Of Education Leads To Lost Dreams And Low Income For Many Jehovah's Witnesses

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:51:00 -0500

When it comes to education, not all religions are created equal. Jehovah's Witnesses have the lowest rate of formal education. And that can have a detrimental effect on those who leave the religion.

In Times Square, Protesters Take To The Streets To Say 'I Am Muslim Too'

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:24:00 -0500

At a rally in New York City on Sunday, protesters filled three city blocks to express solidarity with Muslims and to speak out against President Trump's immigration ban.

75 Years Later, Americans Still Bear Scars Of Internment Order

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:48:00 -0500

Two months after Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the executive order that paved the way for Japanese-American internment. Decades later, those dark days resonate.

Mattis Disagrees With Trump's Characterization Of Media As 'The Enemy'

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:23:00 -0500

"I don't have any issues with the press myself," the secretary of defense said during an interview while traveling in the United Arab Emirates.

Facebook Wants Great Power, But What About Responsibility?

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:41:00 -0500

Mark Zuckerberg has announced a plan to make Facebook the only primary platform people use to connect to others virtually. But he fails to discuss the responsibilities that come with that power.

Trump Says, 'Look What's Happening In Sweden.' Sweden Asks, 'Wait, What?'

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:11:00 -0500

In a speech Saturday, President Trump listed Sweden among countries that have suffered terrorist attacks, pointing to an incident Friday. Only problem is, Swedes had no idea what he was talking about.

So Much Anxiety Over Sibling Rivalry

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:50:00 -0500

Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the hosts hear from a woman who is considering having a second child, but is hesitant.

Iraq Opens Offensive On Western Mosul In New Push To Reclaim ISIS Stronghold

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 10:41:00 -0500

Iraqi forces, which have largely cleared ISIS militants from the eastern half of the city, launched operations Sunday to reclaim the rest of Mosul, where commanders expect an even tougher fight.