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Fresh Air Weekend: Louis C.K, A Memoirist's 'Struggle', Pokey LaFarge

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Comic C.K. talks about the pain of his first-ever open mic experience; John Powers reviews Karl Ove Knausgaard's 'My Struggle'; LeFarge performs new songs and some favorites from the 1920s and '30s.

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Fresh Air

Timothy Spall Takes On Painter J.M.W. Turner, A 'Master Of The Sublime'

Friday, May 01, 2015

Spall had to "dig deep" to play the title role in Mr. Turner, which is now out on DVD. The 19th century painter was a "man of massive contradictions," he says. Originally broadcast Dec. 15, 2014.

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Morning Edition

For Man With Cystic Fibrosis, 'Death Is Like A Deadline'

Friday, May 01, 2015

Sixty years ago, most children with cystic fibrosis didn't live past the age of 5. Today most with the disease live into their 40s. Brent Hendricks says it is "like being on a boat with a hole in it."

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Fresh Air

Louis C.K. On Life And Stand-Up: 'I Live In Service For My Kids'

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The star of the FX series Louie talks about the pain of his first-ever open mic experience and the "massive gift" of taking care of others before himself.

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Remembering The Doomed First Flight Of Operation Babylift

Sunday, April 26, 2015

In 1975, the first flight of orphans out of Vietnam made a crash landing, and many died. Forty years later, some of the survivors have reconnected, helping to lessen their lingering grief.

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Fruit Loops And Crying Travelers: The Trials Of Flight Attendants

Sunday, April 26, 2015

On this week's travel segment, Wingin' It!, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Gailen David, a flight attendant for more than 20 years, about what life is really like up in the air.

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Fresh Air

Fresh Air Weekend: Toni Morrison, Ross Macdonald's Crime Fiction, Will Forte

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Nobel laureate Morrison reflects on her life and her regrets; Maureen Corrigan reviews a reissue of four of Macdonald's 1950s novels; SNL alum Forte discusses comedy and Bruce Dern's acting advice.

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Morning Edition

The Day One Man Decided To Give Up His Gun

Friday, April 24, 2015

In the 1970s, Pastor David Ned learned an important lesson about himself after what could have been a tragic situation.

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Fresh Air

Fresh Air Weekend: Mark Ronson, The Mountain Goats, Beau Willimon

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Music producer Ronson gives the story behind the hit song "Uptown Funk"; Ken Tucker reviews the Mountain Goats' new album Beat The Champ; House of Cards creator Willimon discusses the show.

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Morning Edition

Anniversary Of Oklahoma City Bombing Reopens Wounds For Survivors

Friday, April 17, 2015

When the truck bomb exploded at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995, there were 21 children in the building's day care. Six survived, including Chris Nguyen and PJ Allen.

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Morning Edition

When The World Bank Does More Harm Than Good

Friday, April 17, 2015

Large projects funded by the bank have left millions of poor people worse off, an investigation found. The bank says the vast majority of its projects don't fall into this category.

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Morning Edition

From Horses To High-Rises: An Insider 'Unmasks' China's Economic Rise

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Over the past 25 years, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson watched China turn into the world's second largest economy. He explains what could halt the country's massive growth.

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Listen to Lucy

Companies have their recruitment process upside down

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Companies have their recruitment process upside down

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Morning Edition

As Country Changes, Rubio And Republicans Try To Adjust

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

On gay rights and immigration, Republicans running for president, like Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, are trying to navigate a tricky course between their party and the country at-large.

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Fresh Air

Fresh Air Weekend: Adam Driver, Kendrick Lamar's New Album, Philip Glass

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Driver, who stars in While We're Young, talks about his days in the military; Ken Tucker reviews Lamar's latest album To Pimp A Butterfly; Philip Glass discusses his new memoir Words Without Music.

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Morning Edition

Undiagnosed Brain Injury Is Behind Soldier's Suicidal Thoughts

Friday, April 10, 2015

An Iraq war veteran talks about his struggles with a brain injury after returning home. (This piece initially aired on Nov. 8, 2014 on Weekend Edition Saturday).

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Ask Me Another

Family Guy's Alex Borstein On Her Voice, Fans And New Gig On HBO

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The Family Guy star explains the origins of Lois Griffin's voice, and discusses her new HBO show Getting On.

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Pixar's Brad Bird Talks French Food, Animated Rats And New Film 'Tomorrowland'

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Tomorrowland's writer/director describes the culinary process of planning for the film, and his early days as a writer for The Simpsons.

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Ask Me Another

Sex Advice Columnist Dan Savage Still Fresh After 20 Years

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The gay activist, journalist, and sex advice columnist talks about the evolution of readers' questions, and dispels the notion of "normalcy" when it comes to dating.

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Fresh Air

Fresh Air Weekend: Russell T. Davies, Captain Beefheart And Bruce Eric Kaplan

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Davies, who made Queer As Folk, has two new shows premiering in the U.S.: Cucumber and Banana; Critic Ken Tucker profiles the band Captain Beefheart; Kaplan's new illustrated memoir is I Was A Child.

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