Caroline Henderson

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Flawless: 5 Lessons in Modern Feminism From Beyoncé

With her new album, Beyoncé has become the embodiment of modern feminism for a generation that has been reluctant to claim the word. Forget the angry …

Beyoncé Continues to Explain Her Visual Album in ‘Self-Titled’ Part 2

Beyoncé details the inspiration behind a few more records in part two of her <i>Self-Titled</i> documentary. Titled “Imperfection,” the nearly five-minute …

More Cities Sweeping Homeless Into Less Prominent Areas

In North Carolina, a fight is brewing over the homeless in the capital city of Raleigh. Elected leaders have asked charitable and religious groups to stop their long-standing tradition of feeding the homeless in a downtown park on weekends.<p>But advocates for the poor say the city is trying to push …

Questlove's Roots: A 'Meta' Memoir Of A Lifetime In Music

<i>This interview was originally broadcast on June 24, 2013. Questlove's hip hop band The Roots is preparing to move from</i> Late Night <i>to</i> The Tonight Show <i>when Jimmy Fallon takes over as the host in February. We kick off this hour with a conversation between TV critic David Bianculli and</i> Fresh Air <i>host</i> …

Program Fights Gun Violence Bravado With 'Story Of Suffering'

In 2004, 16-year-old Lamont Adams was shot more than a dozen times near his home in North Philadelphia. He was taken to Philadelphia's Temple University Hospital, where trauma unit head Dr. Amy Goldberg fought to save his life. Goldberg lost that battle and Lamont died shortly after arriving at the …

Switching To Gmail May Leave Reporters' Sources At Risk

In the digital world, almost everything you do to communicate leaves a trace. Often, emails are stored on servers even after they're deleted. Phone calls create logs detailing which numbers connected, when and for how long. Your mobile phone can create a record of where you are.<p>If you're a …

What's Wrong With Mandatory Sentencing?

Mandatory sentences for nonviolent crimes have had a devastating impact on communities. <i>Weekend Edition Saturday</i> host Scott Simon talks with Marc Levin, director of the conservative Center for Effective Justice at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, about the Justice Department's push toward …

Fresh Air Weekend: Rogen, Goldberg, '20 Feet From Stardom' And 'Much Ado'

Fresh Air Weekend <i>highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:</i><p><b>Seth</b> …

With Holder In The Lead, Sentencing Reform Gains Momentum

Sit down with the attorney general to ask him about his priorities, as NPR did earlier this year, and he'll talk about voting rights and national security. But if you listen a bit longer, Eric Holder gets to this: "I think there are too many people in jail for too long, and for not necessarily good …

Here Are the Conditions Spurring 29,000 California Prisoners to Hunger Strike

Just a few weeks into his solitary confinement, Alex Sanchez began to lose his grip on reality.<p>“After a month I was schizophrenic. I didn’t know who …

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The Five Most Important Demands from the California Prison Hunger Strike

For more than a week, the California prison system has been gripped by the largest hunger strike in its history. Today, campaigners say that some …

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'Affront to human rights': Amnesty International weighs in on California prisons hunger strike

Amnesty International weighed in on a 22-day-old hunger strike in California prisons on Tuesday, calling solitary confinement conditions faced by protesting inmates an "affront to human rights" and urging an impartial probe into the death of a prisoner.<p>Billy Sell, 32, serving a life term for …

Prison hunger strike supporters mingle with Trayvon Martin protesters

SACRAMENTO -- California's prison hunger strike continued in its 24th day Wednesday with 498 inmates refusing meals, state prison officials said.<p>Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, supporters of the prison protesters converged with those demonstrating against the verdict given the man who killed Florida …

Assault, fear on the dark side of prison hunger strike

SACRAMENTO -- As the hunger strike of California prison inmates stretches into its 25th day, a few stories about a darker side of the protest have emerged.<p>A medical administrator who toured the state prison at Corcoran earlier this week said she met inmates who said they were refusing food in fear …

California prison guards retaliating against hunger-strikers, lawyers say

Prison guards are trying to break a hunger strike involving thousands of prisoners in California by blasting cells with cold air, confiscating legal documents and, in one case, banning lawyers, according to legal representatives and relatives.<p>Authorities have taken the action, it is alleged, in …

Fatal Shooting At 'Fruitvale Station' Hits Home For Film's Stars

The new film <i>Fruitvale Station</i> tells the true story of a young, unarmed black man who was shot and killed by an Oakland, Calif., transit police officer early on New Year's Day 2009. The death of Oscar Grant sparked days of riots and unrest in Oakland, and lots of conversations about relationships …

Fruitvale Station, reviewed.

Fruitvale Station is the name of an Oakland stop on the Bay Area Rapid Transit system. There, early on the morning of New Year’s Day 2009, a …

Reality 'Written in Lightening': On 'Fruitvale Station' by David J. Leonard

Fruitvale Station's Insight: Oscar Grant's Life Was Complex; His Death Was Tragic

The film portrays the man killed in the 2009 BART shooting as a full human being—a portrayal that, as the the Trayvon Martin trial reminds us, remains sadly needed.<p>The Weinstein Company<p>The shaky iPhone video ran hundreds of times on local and national newscasts in the first months of 2009, but its …

Introducing Oscar Grant, The Man Behind The Headlines

<b>Fruitvale Station</b><p>Director: Ryan Coogler<br>• Genre: Biography, Drama<br>• Running Time: 85 minutes<p><i>Rated R for some violence, language throughout and some drug use</i><p><i>With: Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer</i><p><b>(Recommended)</b><p>The actor Michael B. Jordan gives a major performance in Ryan Coogler's debut …

Coming Of Age In The Era Of Oscar Grant And Trayvon Martin

In the aftermath of the George Zimmerman verdict, a Youth Radio reporter talks about his coming of age as a young black man in Oakland, where violence has been the backdrop to his life.<p>Transcript<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:<p>The Zimmerman verdict happened to coincide with the release of a film with similar …

Reebok: Drop Rick Ross

In his latest single, Reebok spokesman and rapper Rick Ross talks about drugging and raping a woman, saying, "Put molly all in her champagne, she …

Will Beyoncé's H&M Collection Be Made in Sweatshops?

As rumored back in January, <b>Beyoncé</b> is the face of <b>H&M</b> for spring. She was shot by <b>Inez van Lamsweerde</b> and <b>Vinoodh Matadin</b>. According to the company, Bey …

First Listen: Music From Baz Luhrmann's Film 'The Great Gatsby'

<i>Audio for this feature is no longer available.</i><p>One of the many trailers promoting Baz Lurhmann's film version of <i>The Great Gatsby</i> ends with Leo DiCaprio uttering a crucial line adapted from the original novel. "My life has got to be like this," he says, pointing a finger toward the sky. "It's got to …

What is The Great Gatsby Curve?

Today, The White House released the Great Gatsby Curve on its Tumblr.<p>"The Great Gatsby." You’ve probably heard of it -- a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald and now a movie (again) that highlights the inequality and class distinctions in America during the Roaring 20s.<p>But, unless you’re an economist, …

On 'Yeezus,' Kanye West Sounds Strikingly Self-Aware

Kanye West is having some serious fun with us on his new album, <i>Yeezus</i>, starting with the title; it's a play on his nickname, Yeezy, and his penchant for placing himself just this side of the Son of God in terms of cultural importance. That's just the first clue as to how assiduously aggressive and …

Jay-Z Swings Triumphant Then Trivial On 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'

Now 43 years old, Jay-Z has become the Jay Gatsby of hip-hop: a man with a checkered background playing host to endless parties, celebrating excellence, the good life and himself. It's no wonder that he was asked to oversee the music for director Baz Luhrmann's amusement park ride version of F. …

bill on Twitter: "White person on NPR "confused" by jay z's "rampant" use of the "n word." Classic."

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