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Jul 24, 2014 — As part of the All Things Considered series "Men in America," producer Viet Le shares his frustrations with shopping for clothes as an extra-small man.
Jul 24, 2014 — Climate change is a global problem. Some island nations face the prospect of disappearing beneath rising seas. Barbara J. King is surprised by how the people of the Marshall Islands see their plight.
Jul 23, 2014 — Conflict is the force that drives change. Commentator Marcelo Gleiser asks: What are the values that we should champion as we fight for a better future?
Jul 23, 2014 — As the NFL begins training camp, Commentator Frank Deford wonders why Washington's team keeps its contentious nickname. He suggests alternatives, like the Lobbyists, the Presidents or simply the Who.
Jul 22, 2014 — A South Carolina mother was jailed on charges of child neglect because her 9-year-old daughter was found playing at a park by herself. Should she have been punished? A panel of parents weigh in.

Commentary: Explaining Oneself

How would you explain your life to a total stranger? It wouldn't be easy, especially to someone who has never visited the North Country. A near miss with national media this week got commentator Betsy Kepes thinking.  Go to full article

Commentary: Omaha Beach Cemetery

Commentator Paul Willcott recalls a visit to the cemetery at Omaha Beach, Normandy.  Go to full article

Commentary: Doggie Day Care

Commentator Elle Garrell Berger tells us why parents aren't the only ones seeking reliable, affordable day care.  Go to full article

Commentary: Running the Ottawa Marathon

It's been four days since Commenator Betsy Kepes ran in the Ottawa Marathon--and she can almost walk down a flight of stairs without wincing in pain. Was it worth it?...  Go to full article

Commentary: Common Mental Health Advice

Commentator Paul Willcott is skeptical about some common mental health advice--he suggests putting some emotions back in the bottle.  Go to full article

Commentary: That Overly-familiar Feeling

Proper etiquette seems to be a lost art, according to commentator Paul Willcott.  Go to full article

Commentary: Ten-Minute Tasks

Commentator Elle Garrell Berger offers her thoughts on ten-minute tasks.  Go to full article

Commentary: Celebrating Spring

Commentator Paul Willcott has a suggestion for celebrating the first day of spring.  Go to full article

Commentary: Spring Skiing in Vermont

The joys of spring skiing in Vermont from commentator Betsy Kepes.  Go to full article

Commentary: Enjoying the Long Commute North

Writer Paul Willcott tells us why he doesn't mind the 300-mile commute from New York City to Saranac Lake.  Go to full article

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