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REPLAY: Life Without Boundaries

Motherhood is a life without boundaries.

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The Next Pandemic

What will the next pandemic be? Beverly Sher says that there’s always another pandemic. And: a rapid, at-home Lyme disease test is in the works. Campers everywhere, rejoice!

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REPLAY: Protecting Human Rights

What are human rights? Who gets to be human?

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What Makes a Place?

It’s almost impossible to look back on family road trips without thinking of Cracker Barrel. The chain restaurant has a distinct sense of place – like going home to your grandparents house. But it also looks exactly the same wherever you go. On today’s show: the paradox of Cracker Barrel.

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Winning NIL

Student athletes can finally earn money off of their name, image and likeness. And: many elite athletes have had their careers ruined for using banned substances. Is it worth it?

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Black and Fine

Some of America’s first maestros of European art music were enslaved and free Virginians of African descent.

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Open Book

How 108 farmers became teachers.

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REPLAY: Women on Screen

Movies and television tell stories about who we are and who we get to be.

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Underground and Taboo

In the 1990s, a group of Black mothers known as The Circle formed an underground gambling ring in Danville, Virginia.

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REPLAY: Abolishing the Death Penalty

It’s been two summers since Virginia abolished its death penalty.

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A Confrontation With History

Is it appropriate to study fiction and poetry during times of crisis?

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REPLAY: The Empathy Tours

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