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Meet Me on the Island is the next Goshen Health Entertainment Series Event

Finish the 4th of July week with Meet Me on the Island, Friday July 7 with music by Southside Denny and the Snyders, and artists marketplace, and concessions provided by Century Center. Learn more here .

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A Writer On Being A Black Man In Minnesota

Jun 25, 2017

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Vashon Island in Washington state held its high school graduation last Saturday. Among the teenagers getting diplomas was one 92-year-old woman. The ceremony was a rite of passage she should have had decades ago.

NPR's Ravenna Koenig has a personal connection to this story.

Paid Line-Holders Find Worth In The Wait

Jun 25, 2017

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Some things are worth the wait. But our next guest finds worth in the wait. Robert Samuel is the founder of Same Ole Line Dudes, and the service he offers is holding your place in line - for a fee, of course. He joins us from our studios in New York. Welcome.

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With 2,500 inmates, the penitentiary institution of Fresnes, about 20 miles south of Paris, is one of the largest prisons in Europe. Like most French prisons, Fresnes is overcrowded. Built in the late 19th century, its tiny cells, each meant for one prisoner, most often house three.

Inmates scream curses and catcalls from their barred windows as I visit a small, empty sports yard ensconced between cell blocks. Plastic bags and punctured soccer balls are caught in the surrounding concertina wire.

The man who fought to make child labor a crime against humanity came to Washington, D.C., last week with a message for America and its new president.

Kailash Satyarthi, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 for his efforts to end child labor, urged U.S. lawmakers to fight for the freedom of 168 million children forced to work due to poverty, trafficking or slavery.

Ernest Littlebird put his grill out on the side of Route 39 in Lame Deer, Mont., under the shade of a tree and started grilling hamburgers.

"Come get a dollar burger," he says. "Good meal, you know, something to put in the belly at least."

Littlebird is an entrepreneur. This is his second year selling dollar hamburgers out of his minivan when he couldn't find other work. Jobs are scarce here on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation and so is money.

But Littlebird thinks they don't have to be.

An Ancient Curse Awakens In 'The Suffering Tree'

Jun 25, 2017

A family curse, a resurrection, and a vengeful witch form the Southern Gothic backbone of The Suffering Tree.

Tori's family fractured when her father died and left them financially adrift, so it seems like a miracle when she, her mother, and her brother inherit an old house in rural Maryland. But they soon discover that the sprawling Slaughter family owns all the land surrounding theirs, and they still believe they have the right to Tori's new home.

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The Elkhart Jazz Festival is this Weekend!

Morning Edition host Michael Linville speaks with David Smith - co-chair of the 30th annual Elkhart Jazz Festival.

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