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  1. A Berkeley Student Comes Home In 'Braggsville,' With ConsequencesRead the original story

    Feb 14, 2015 | National Public Radio

    D'aron Davenport feels like a catfish out of his pond when he leaves his Georgia town of about 700 people to go to school in Berkeley, California. But within just a few months, it's his hometown that becomes a little hard to understand in his own, changed eyes.

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  2. Study: Locking Lots Of People Up Did Not Cause The Great Crime DropRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2015 | National Public Radio

    California's prison population had boomed since the 1990s. The Supreme Court ruled in 2011 that the levels of overcrowding were unconstitutional.

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  3. Can Employers Require Workers To Be Vaccinated? It DependsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2015 | National Public Radio

    When measles first hit Disneyland back in December, several employees were infected. The company asked workers who may have had contact with the ill not to come back to work until they showed proof of immunity.

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  4. Shake, Rattle And Toll: Berkeley's Bells Play Sounds Of EarthRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2015 | National Public Radio

    Most residents of the San Francisco Bay area prefer to forget what scientists know to be true: One of the major faults that runs below their feet will cause a major earthquake in the next 30 years. But a recent performance on the campus of University of California, Berkeley, combined the work of engineers and artists to create a melodic reminder that the earth below us is in constant motion.

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  5. The True Costs Of Community CollegeRead the original story

    Jan 30, 2015 | National Public Radio

    On the first day of spring semester at Berkeley City College in Berkeley, Calif., hundreds of students rush to print out their schedules and find their next class. But some have to stand in line at the financial aid office.

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  6. Remembering 'Generation Mex' Writer And Proud Outsider Michele SerrosRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2015 | National Public Radio

    Michele Serros reads from Chicana Falsa during a 2012 event at Pegasus Books in Berkeley, Calif. artnoose/Flickr hide caption When Michele Serros burst onto the literary scene in the 1990s, she was a new kind of Latina writer: She didn't speak much Spanish, she listened to ABBA and she was a vegan who liked to surf and skateboard.

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  7. We Ask A Scholar: How Does Ridley Scott's 'Exodus' Compare With The Bible's?Read the original story

    Dec 22, 2014 | National Public Radio

    In Exodus, Christian Bale's Moses is more of an action hero than a religious figure. Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox hide caption For nearly a century, Hollywood has been turning out cinematic adaptations of the biblical book of Exodus.

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  8. Richard Pryor, A Comedy Pioneer Who Was 'Always Whittling On Dynamite'Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2014 | National Public Radio

    Comedian Richard Pryor, pictured in 1977, grew up in a brothel, surrounded by violence. "He said once that it's easier for him to talk about his life in front of 2,000 people than it is to do it one on one," says Scott Saul, whose new book is Becoming Richard Pryor .

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  9. Protests Over Officer-Involved Deaths Continue NationwideRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2014 | National Public Radio

    In the past week, protests over the decisions not to indict police in two separate fatal incidents spread to communities around the country.

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  10. Bay Area Protests Turn Violent For Second Night In A RowRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2014 | National Public Radio

    Protesters light a dumpster on fire, early Monday in Berkeley, Calif., as raucous demonstrations hit the streets of California for a second straight night in response to police killings in Missouri and New York. Protests over police killings in Missouri and New York turned violent in Berkeley, Calif., for the second night in a row as demonstrators vandalized businesses and blocked traffic on a freeway.

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  11. Peaceful Protest Turns Chaotic In California's East BayRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2014 | National Public Radio

    A man carries a box of merchandise from a vandalized Radio Shack on Sunday during a march against the New York City grand jury decision to not indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner, in Berkeley, Calif. Stephen Lam/Reuters/Landov hide caption A man carries a box of merchandise from a vandalized Radio Shack on Sunday during a march against the New York City grand jury decision to not indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner, in Berkeley, Calif.

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  12. Protests Over Police Killings Turn Violent In Berkeley, Calif.Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2014 | National Public Radio

    A protester flees as police officers try to disperse a crowd comprised largely of student demonstrators during a protest against police violence in the U.S., in Berkeley, California early Sunday. Noah Berger/Reuters/Landov hide caption A protester flees as police officers try to disperse a crowd comprised largely of student demonstrators during a protest against police violence in the U.S., in Berkeley, California early Sunday.

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  13. Why Working With Young Children Is (Still) A Dead-End JobRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | National Public Radio

    Right now, at preschool programs around the country, teachers are tapping infinite reserves of patience to keep the peace among children at various stages of development and need. They're also providing meals, wiping noses and delivering a curriculum in math and reading that will get the kids ready for school.

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  14. Climate Change To Make Lightning More Common, Study SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2014 | National Public Radio

    Lightning strikes near Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field in Gainesville, Fla., in August. A new study says a rise in average global temperatures due to climate change will increase the frequency of lightning strikes.

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  15. 40 Percent Of The World's Cropland Is In Or Near CitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 | National Public Radio

    These farmers grow maize, onions and other vegetables in a city in Ghana. They use groundwater to irrigate their crops.

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  16. John Doar Remembered As A Civil Rights PioneerRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2014 | National Public Radio

    The news of attorney John Doar's death at 92 on Tuesday sent a wave of solemnity through the county, prompting multiple obituaries detailing his extensive work fighting discrimination and working for racial equality during the 1960 and 70s. Known for his work in the Justice Department as the top civil rights attorney, the Associated Press reports that Doar was a hands-on advocate for the voting and education rights of the black community.

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  17. 'Occupy The Farm': In Berkeley, The Revolution Will Be IrrigatedRead the original story

    Nov 8, 2014 | National Public Radio

    In an open field on the northern edge of Berkeley, Calif., planting vegetables is the latest form of political insurrection. On the morning of April 22, 2012, hundreds of people broke the lock on a fence surrounding the Gill Tract, a 14-acre plot of land owned by the University of California.

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  18. Pythagoras' iPhone: Is Listening A Lost Classroom Art?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2014 | National Public Radio

    What, exactly, is good listening, and why does it matter when it comes to learning? Is "close listening" a doorway to understanding that too many of us are keeping only half open? My story on Socrates last week that kicked off our 50 Great Teachers project got me, and some of you, thinking about those questions. The teachers in our story frequently reminded students how important it is to really hear each other in an open way.

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  19. How Did Berkeley Pass A Soda Tax? Bloomberg's Cash Didn't HurtRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | National Public Radio

    Berkeley's efforts to pass a penny-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks faced opposition with deep pockets - but it also got sizable cash infusions from some big-name donors. It's no secret that the American Beverage Association spent a lot of money to defeat soda tax initiatives in California this election season.

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  20. Berkeley Decides To Try Taxing Away Its Soda HabitRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | National Public Radio

    The majority of voters in San Francisco and Berkeley, Calif., voted in favor of a soda tax, but the measure didn't gain the required 60 percent majority in San Francisco. Voters in Berkeley, Calif., have passed the nation's first soda tax with a resounding 75 percent of the vote.

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