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LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:

On rare occasions, Dad and I would get together for lunch. It was 2014, and I had just started a job at NPR. Dad was retired and lived 60 miles away.

From what I remember, we ate dim sum, which meant driving through the heart of downtown Los Angeles, the massive skyscrapers glistening in the afternoon sun.

It was quiet in the car. I was thinking about how Mom and Dad used to make this commute to LA every day for work. Two hours in the morning, two hours at night.

Dad interrupted my thoughts, pointing to a building on the side of the freeway.

Jazzmeia Horn On 'Love And Liberation'

Aug 18, 2019

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There are jazz singers, and then there's Jazzmeia Horn. The music genre is literally part of her name.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "FREE YOUR MIND")

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Saida Dahir from Salt Lake City is a student activist who uses spoken word to explore her place in America and the world. On the eve of her high school graduation, she recorded this poem.

(SOUNDBITE OF POEM, "THE WALKING STEREOTYPE")

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Thousands of people are in D.C. to catch them all. Local, regional and international tournaments culminated in this weekend's Pokemon World Championship. NPR's Mayowa Aina spoke with some Pokemon trainers who want to be the very best.

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