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A driven young protégé facing the end of his career, an exiled Cuban musician hungry to help, and one violin’s inspiring journey from Manhattan to Havana.
For young Cuban musicians, graduating from Havana’s prestigious conservatory is a grand accomplishment. Unfortunately, it also usually means the end of their career, because few can afford to buy their own instruments and keep playing once they leave school. José Osvaldo, a talented young violinist who has practiced relentlessly since he was just four years old, was nearing that end when a nonprofit in New York and an exiled Cuban musician teamed up to ensure José could keep making music.
A new dad on the nightmare-inducing challenge of coming up with a timeless but fresh, cool but not too cool name for his son.
Amy Vilela lost her daughter when she couldn’t afford the medical bills. When her Congressman told her he wouldn’t support universal healthcare, Amy said, “I’m running.”
Cori Bush is a registered nurse, a pastor and a mom. After taking to the streets to protest police killings, she looked in the mirror and said, “why not politician, too?”
“The Boss of the Queens Machine” hasn’t faced a primary challenger in 14 years. But an underfunded upstart is suddenly giving him a run for his money.
Paula Jean Swearengin has seen West Virginia’s land exploited, its people fall ill, and its politicians do nothing. So she decided to do something herself.
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