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By the time his first memoir, Fresh Off The Boat, came out in 2013, Eddie Huang was really hitting his stride. His New York restaurant, Baohaus — which serves gua bao, or Taiwanese hamburgers — was doing really well. His TV show, Huang's World, was taking him all over the world.

Charles Bradley On World Cafe

May 27, 2016

Charles Bradley isn't exactly reviving soul music — the rest of us are just catching up with how he has always sung. The soul singer, who's originally from Brooklyn, saw James Brown on stage at the Apollo in 1962 and was transfixed.

Marketplace for Friday, May 27, 2016

May 27, 2016
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Donna Tam

Microsoft and Facebook — the social network you can't escape — are teaming up to build a fiber optics cable under the mid-Atlantic. Plus: what, me worry (about a trade war)?

Trump reignites a long-standing debate on trade

May 27, 2016
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Tracey Samuelson

“Who the hell cares if there’s a trade war?”

That was a question Donald Trump recently asked, responding to critics who argue his trade policies could spur retaliation from other countries. He’s previously proposed raising tariffs on some imported goods to as much as 35 or 45 percent. Last week, he expressed skepticism at claims that that his plans would result in a trade war.

So, this is happening: Some white supremacists have anointed Taylor Swift an "Aryan goddess," claiming that she secretly espouses far-right beliefs and is waiting for Donald Trump's ascension to the presidency to make her true views known.

We have reached the point in this campaign season where late-night talk show hosts negotiate presidential debates.

Why do you look so surprised? When you think about it, it kind of makes perfect sense.

Over the last two nights, Jimmy Kimmel, host of ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, has seemingly been brokering a presidential debate between presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is still in the running against likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Facebook widens its ad targeting

May 27, 2016
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Kim Adams

Facebook announced Thursday it’s not only going to sell targeted ads to people on Facebook, but it’s now also going to track and target ads to people when they aren’t on the site… even if they don’t have an account.

ISIS is making gains near Syria's border with Turkey, seizing a string of villages and trapping tens of thousands of civilians, according to Doctors Without Borders and a Syrian monitoring group.

The offensive has forced Doctors Without Borders to evacuate a major hospital outside the strategically located town of Azaz.

A battle for the airwaves that ruined a friendship

May 27, 2016
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Kai Ryssdal

The Federal Communications Commission is gonna do a little dabbling in the electromagnetic spectrum market next Tuesday. The FCC controls the airwaves —  the radio frequencies that broadcasters and wireless companies use to get us the content we want. They're going to buy back parts of that spectrum from traditional broadcasters, then turn around and sell it back to wireless providers.

Not the stuff of a gripping radio story, but that's kind of the point. Because a hundred years ago, the fight over the airwaves was pretty dramatic.

News that a subsidiary of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield will stop selling bronze-level health plans on the Virginia marketplace next year prompted speculation that it could signal a movement by insurers to drop that coverage level altogether.

The reality may be more complicated and interesting, some analysts said, based on a look at plan data.

New York farm workers want the right to a day off

May 27, 2016
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Eilis O'Neill

Late Saturday afternoon, farmworkers and activists made their way through Harlem and Washington Heights, in Manhattan. Their feet hurt from a long day of walking, but they were still enthusiastic - drumming, chanting, handing out fliers. A pair of them was on roller skates.

Hockey Night In Canada Punjabi Edition

May 27, 2016
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Forty-one employees of the Secret Service have been disciplined for improperly accessing data about Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the secretary of Homeland Security said Thursday.

Secretary Jeh Johnson says the employee responsible for leaking that private information to the press has already resigned from the Secret Service.

The incident in question happened last year — one of a series of scandals that embarrassed the Secret Service, the agency charged with protecting the president, among other duties.

As we reported at the time:

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Indy 500 Milk Preference Poll

May 27, 2016
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She sails by the memory of the stars.

Her bones are lashed together with 6 miles of rope. Her twin wooden masts are lowered and outstretched only by the power of muscled arms. And once fully extended, the red, V-shaped sails announce who she is.

She is the Hokule'a, Hawaii's famous voyaging canoe, built in the double-hulled style used by Polynesian navigators thousands of years ago to cross the Pacific.

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, May 27, 2016

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Marketplace

On this week's episode, we go long and short on topics from the week's news with Marketplace's Jed Kim and The Atlantic's Gillian White. We continue our conversation about wedding registries and gift giving with listeners (one of whom received a goat), and etiquette and advice columnist Carolyn Hax. The Kills take the Marketplace Quiz, and Lizzie takes the Metro on LA's newly expanded Expo Line. 

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Marketplace Weekend Staff

Since it's Memorial Day weekend and many of you are traveling over the next few months, we need your help solving one of life's greatest mysteries: How do you successfully travel with kids? Got any tips for pulling that off? We'll take your horror stories too, no judgment.

Give us a call at 1-800-648-5114, or leave a note on Facebook or Twitter

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As the U.S. Army Air Corps prepared to unleash the world's first attack by an atomic bomb on Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, Japanese schoolgirl Kikue Takagi, age 12, woke up feeling sick and stayed home that day.

Her classmates were sent to Hiroshima's city center to clean up debris, doing their part in the war effort as Japan struggled to hold off the rapidly approaching U.S. military. Those students were near ground zero when the American bomb obliterated the city.

At home on the outskirts of Hiroshima, Takagi was spared.

A battle between two tech giants

May 27, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about Google's court victory against Oracle over a Java code dispute; the end of price-matching at 500 Wal-Mart stores; and the influence of undocumented immigrants on political elections, despite their inability to vote or donate. 

Lawmakers: They're just like us!

"Everyone's favorite parlor game right now in D.C. is who will be the vice presidential pick," Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Linda Sanchez, D-Calif., said at a briefing with reporters.

Every four years, the guessing game around the "veepstakes" reaches fever pitch right around now, when the nominating conventions are just weeks away. Democratic lawmakers are rich in opinions on whom Hillary Clinton should tap as her running mate.

It has been five years since NASA retired the space shuttle, ending a federal program that employed some 10,000 people around Cape Canaveral, Fla.

The loss of those jobs was a blow to Florida's Space Coast, an area closely identified with NASA and the nation's space program. But the region's economy is bouncing back and attracting companies that are in a new space race.

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Some people may only remember Vice Adm. James Stockdale as independent presidential candidate Ross Perot's running mate in 1992. His opening statement of a disastrous performance during the vice presidential debate — "Who am I? Why am I here?" — made him a punchline on late night TV.

But Stockdale's legacy far surpasses any failed political endeavors. In 1965, his plane was shot down over North Vietnam and he was taken as a prisoner of war at Hoa Lo. He would be a POW for nearly eight years.

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Donald Trump marched through the Republican presidential primary field this year on the strength of a focused message: America used to be great. It isn't anymore. And that's mostly the fault of the Obama administration.

On Thursday, Trump applied that same thesis to American energy production. "America's incredible energy potential remains untapped," he told a North Dakota audience in what was billed as a major policy address. "It's totally self-inflicted. It's a wound, and it's a wound we have to heal."

If you've been following the Democratic presidential contest, you might be wondering how it is possible that Bernie Sanders seems to have all the energy and enthusiasm and, yet, Hillary Clinton is way ahead in the race to the nomination.

A listener named Gerard Allen wrote into the NPR Politics Podcast with an observation:

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