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10:19 am
Sun June 23, 2013

An American Considers Her Business Prospects In Kabul

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In the years following the U.S. invasion, the Afghan capital teemed with Americans and Europeans. Most of them moved in with the security forces and the United Nations. Others, like Sarah Takesh, came to Kabul for a very different reason - to start businesses. In 2003, just a year after the U.S. invasion, Takesh set up a clothing company, employing Afghan women to embroider skirts and tops. She was optimistic about Afghanistan, as were most Afghans. But by 2008, it felt dangerous.

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10:19 am
Sun June 23, 2013

Obama Promises To Address Climate Change This Time Around

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10:19 am
Sun June 23, 2013

What Does The Taliban Want From Peace Talks?

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Michael Semple has been working in Afghanistan for more than 20 years. He is a fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. And he joins us now from the studios of WGBH in Boston.

Welcome to the program, Mr. Semple.

MICHAEL SEMPLE: Hello.

MARTIN: So, what does the United States want from talks with the Taliban?

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Music News
8:06 am
Sun June 23, 2013

Waxahatchee: A Lonesome Voice, Raised In Basements

Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee relaxes in the west Philadelphia house where her second album, Cerulean Salt, was recorded.
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Originally published on Sat January 18, 2014 5:13 pm

"I kind of came to everyone and was like, 'Guys. What if we call it ... Blue.' "

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6:37 am
Sun June 23, 2013

Keeping Track Of Your Digital Footprints

Originally published on Sun June 23, 2013 10:19 am

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6:37 am
Sun June 23, 2013

Army Assault Prosecutors Regroup

Originally published on Sun June 23, 2013 10:19 am

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A couple of weeks ago, a group of lawyers gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia for some extra legal training. Not unusual, you might say, but this wasn't your every day legal training. These are Army lawyers getting training on what they can do to help the Pentagon fight sexual assault in the military.

NPR's Larry Abramson was in the room for some of that training, and he's here with us now in the studio. Hi, Larry.

LARRY ABRAMSON: Hi there, Rachel.

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6:37 am
Sun June 23, 2013

Going Political In Istanbul

Originally published on Sun June 23, 2013 10:19 am

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The protests that started almost a month ago in Istanbul's Gezi Park have brought all different kinds of people out onto the streets. Most of the protesters are young and many have described themselves as being previously apolitical. Ayse Ozdel is a 21-year-old college student who grew up in Istanbul. Ayse, thanks so much for being with us.

AYSE OZDEL: You're welcome.

MARTIN: When did you first get involved in these protests and what triggered your involvement?

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6:37 am
Sun June 23, 2013

Every Pitch Counts In College Baseball

Originally published on Sun June 23, 2013 10:19 am

College players are throwing lots more pitches per game than Major Leaguers. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Mike Pesca on baseball and other sports news of the week.

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5:58 am
Sun June 23, 2013

Winging It! Traveling By Cargo

Originally published on Sun June 23, 2013 10:19 am

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WEEKEND EDITION's travel segment Winging It aims to bring you advice and ideas about different ways to spend your free time. Winging It also gives you the chance to get on the air, to share your own personal experiences with the more unusual and innovative ways you spend your vacation time.

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5:58 am
Sun June 23, 2013

Afghanistan Peace Talks To Begin

Originally published on Sun June 23, 2013 10:19 am

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This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin.

NATO allies officially handed over responsibility to the Afghanistan security forces this past week. President Obama has said that all U.S. combat troops will be out by the end of 2014. In this hour, we'll get several perspectives on what that means for Afghanistan. In a moment, we'll hear from one American businesswoman who left her Kabul business behind after five years.

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