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Sat July 26, 2014
Code Switch

Hoping To Reach A Wider Audience, Lifetime Breaks Out Of Familiar Formula

Originally published on Sat July 26, 2014 6:29 pm

On Wednesday, Lifetime premiered BAPs, a reality show that follows "an exclusive, privileged and affluent group of African American friends from St. Louis who self-identify as 'BAPs' — Black American Princesses and Princes."
Richard Knapp

TV viewers have come to expect a certain formula from Lifetime shows — stories of desperate women, sudden teen pregnancy, or sentimental romance — starring women who are, for the most part, white. But on Wednesday, Lifetime added something different to their lineup with the premiere of a new "docu-series" called BAPs. BAPs stands for Black American Prince or Princess. The reality show follows a group of young, wealthy African Americans in St. Louis through dinner parties and shouting matches.

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4:13pm

Sat July 26, 2014
Goats and Soda

Volunteer Recap: A Summer With Her Mind On The Toilet

Originally published on Sun July 27, 2014 6:45 am

An Ethiopian woman and her child stand next to an Arborloo latrine.
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4:11pm

Sat July 26, 2014
NPR Story

Fighting Quickly Resumes As Cease-Fire Ends In Gaza

Originally published on Sat July 26, 2014 6:29 pm

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4:11pm

Sat July 26, 2014
NPR Story

War In Syria Continues Among Other Regional Conflicts

Originally published on Sun July 27, 2014 5:21 pm

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4:11pm

Sat July 26, 2014
NPR Story

Exploring The Economics Of Paying What You Want

Originally published on Sat July 26, 2014 6:29 pm

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