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6:34am

Sat June 29, 2013
The Spotlight

War Correspondent's Unflinching 'Diary Of A Bad Year'

Originally published on Mon July 1, 2013 9:50 pm

A Syrian woman is evacuated after being wounded in shelling by regime forces in the Shaar neighborhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on Oct. 13, 2012.
Fabio Bucciarelli AFP/Getty Images
  • Listen to Kelly McEvers' Hourlong Documentary

NPR's Kelly McEvers struggled with intense, unexpected emotions during the Arab Spring, when friends were being kidnapped and worse. It made her wonder, why do otherwise intelligent people risk their lives to report on conflicts?

In early 2011, I started seeing things in slow motion. I cried unpredictably. It was the time of the Arab uprisings. Colleagues and friends were getting kidnapped. Some were getting killed.

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7:14pm

Sun June 23, 2013
Swallow Hill Sessions

David Hidalgo & Marc Ribot Live @ Swallow Hill

Screencap from David Hidalgo and Marc Ribot's performance at the L2, January 10, 2013
Ralph Longobardi YouTube

David Hidalgo, the voice and guitar behind Los Lobos, and Marc Ribot put it together in a performance at the L2 Arts & Culture Center.

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8:00pm

Sun June 16, 2013
The Spotlight

Life Stories - Families: Fathers, Sons & Brothers

These are public radio stories made over many years, by producer Jay Allison -- working together with Christina Egloff, and friends, colleagues, neighbors, strangers and whoever would take the loan of one of his tape recorders.

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8:00pm

Sun June 9, 2013
The Spotlight

Travels with Mike: In Search of America 50 Years After Steinbeck

Revisit Steinbeck's iconic book, Travels with Charley -- published 50 years ago, in 1962 -- and journey into today's America through the eyes of contemporary artists.

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8:00pm

Sun June 2, 2013
The Spotlight

Gay In The Eyes Of God

Ludovic Bertron Wikimedia - Creative Commons

Open any Torah, Bible or Koran, and the passages about homosexuality seem clear: being gay is an abomination; a sin; something that incurs the wrath of God. But for some, these interpretations are changing.

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