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Still Unknown In Virgin Space Crash: How Pilot Got Out

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Catalonia Readies For Sunday's Independence Vote

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Rudin: Tuesday's GOP Win Feels Like Its Biggest Ever

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<em>Radio Glasnost</em> host Ilona Marenbach in West Berlin 1987. In the final years of the Cold War, the program received cassette recordings from dissidents in East Berlin and broadcast them back to the eastern part of the city.

The Cold War Broadcast That Gave East German Dissidents A Voice

When Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev called for glasnost and perestroika (openness and restructuring) in the communist world in the 1980s, East German leaders resisted. But grass-roots opposition groups in East Germany saw an opening.

There was a forum for critical, public debate in the Protestant church, which had a degree of independence from the officially atheist East German state.

Dissident voices also spread via samizdat – the process of making copies of censored or subversive written material however possible, often by hand.

Bankruptcy Judge: Detroit Deal Nearly Miraculous

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One Year Later, Super Typhoon's Damage Lingers

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Burned Remains Could Be Those Of 43 Missing Mexican Students

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Loretta Lynch Would Be First Black Female Attorney General

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'Occupy The Farm': In Berkeley, The Revolution Will Be Irrigated

In an open field on the northern edge of Berkeley, Calif., planting vegetables is the latest form of political insurrection.

On the morning of April 22, 2012, hundreds of people broke the lock on a fence surrounding the Gill Tract, a 14-acre plot of land owned by the University of California. They set about planting thousands of vegetable seedlings.

Megan Smith (left) is the new U.S. chief technology officer. We profiled her on <em>Morning Edition</em> this week.

Tech Week: The New U.S. CTO, Silk Road 2.0, Amazon Echoes Siri

Happy weekend, folks. Here's our weekly roundup of the headlines in tech, from NPR and beyond.


Ms. Smith Goes To Washington: In our profile of the new U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Megan Smith, she talks about unconscious bias, how she fell in love with science and how being in tech over the past few decades as changed her.