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June 28, 2016 | NPR · It seems everyone has one: the eccentric relative much gossiped about. For Walter Shapiro, it's his great-uncle, Freeman Bernstein. The vaudeville manager, boxing promoter, card shark and stock swindler managed to scam the Third Reich. Shapiro writes about this in his new book, Hustling Hitler.
 
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June 28, 2016 | FA · Herr's 1977 book, Dispatches, was based on his time covering the Vietnam War. He also contributed to the films Apocalypse Now and Full Metal Jacket. Herr died last week. Originally broadcast in 1990.
 
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June 28, 2016 | NPR · We first met diplomat Suyana Sapaki in Persona; she was a C-lister in a world where statecraft and celebrity are interchangeable. But now she's on the rise — and the stakes are getting higher, too.
 

October 13, 2010

Proposition 101 Overview

In the final part of our series on the three tax and spending questions facing voters this November, state capitol reporter Bente Birkeland breaks down Proposition 101. Proponents say it’s a reaction to Democratic tax and fee increases and would spur economic growth. But the campaign against the measure says it would devastate schools and the state’s transportation system.

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