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Ever find yourself in a conversation about race and identity where you just get...stuck? Code Switch can help. We're all journalists of color, and this isn't just the work we do. It's the lives we lead. Sometimes, we'll make you laugh. Other times, you'll get uncomfortable. But we'll always be unflinchingly honest and empathetic. Come mix it up with us.More from Code Switch »

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Code Switch Book Club

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Code Switch Book Club

We checked in with authors, poets and great literary minds to see what books they think everyone should read this holiday season.

Code Switch Book Club

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The Story Of Mine Mill

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The Story Of Mine Mill

Reporter Julia Simon tells us about a radical miners' union in Birmingham, Alabama. It laid the foundation for civil rights organizers in the South, and holds lessons for the future of labor.

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Dog Show!

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Dog Show!

On this episode, we're hanging out with pups. First, is Kat's anxious dog Samson really just a little beagle bigot? Then, the author Bronwen Dickey and the political scientist Michael Tesler explain how the pitbull transformed from America's most beloved sidekick to a doggo non grata.

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Live From The Apollo...It's Code Switch!

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Live From The Apollo...It's Code Switch!

Gene and Shereen talk to poet Denice Frohman, percussionist Bobby Sanabria, chef Marcus Samuelsson and comedian Ashley Nicole Black at Harlem's World Famous Apollo Theater in New York City.

Live From The Apollo...It's Code Switch!

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The House On The Corner

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The House On The Corner

The news item about the shooting was bare: one man shot another 17 times in a dispute over drugs. The actual story — of a family that feared for its safety but who couldn't rely on the police for help — was far more complicated.

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Politics Podcast Pop Up

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Politics Podcast Pop Up

We know where your mind's going to be this week: midterm election results!!! So, we're handing the reins over to our play cousins from NPR's Politics Podcast. They'll tell you what happened and what it all means.

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Is Ron Brown High School Working?
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Is Ron Brown High School Working?

Ron Brown High School was built on a novel notion: a school for boys of color, based on a model of restorative justice. We visited the school last year for several episodes to follow its first-ever freshman class. This week, we're going back to see whether the school's unique approach to education is bearing fruit.

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The Cost To Cast A Ballot

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The Cost To Cast A Ballot

This week: why people don't vote, why people can't vote, and two state races that might have national implications for 2020.

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What So Proudly We Hail

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What So Proudly We Hail

So "The Star-Spangled Banner" is kind of a mess: notoriously tough to sing and with some weird stanzas about slavery. This week, we're looking at two of the country's other anthems with their own messy histories to find out what those songs tell us about American ideals.

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Our Homeland Is Each Other

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Our Homeland Is Each Other

This week, we're handing the mic over to transracial adoptees. They told us what they think is missing from mainstream narratives about adoption, and how being an adoptee is an identity unto itself.

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