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Learning The Hard Truth About Lying

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Marilee Jones, the former dean of admissions at MIT, inflated her resume and resigned from her position in 2007. Coming back from that kind of mistake can be harrowing — and life-changing.

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Fresh Air

Fresh Air Weekend: Larry David, 'High Maintenance' Creators And Chris Offutt

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Larry David wrote and stars in the Broadway play Fish in the Dark; Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair discuss their Web series about a pot dealer; Chris Offutt discusses his new memoir.

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Cold Weather Means Long Days For HVAC Crews

Saturday, March 07, 2015

It seems like furnaces give out whenever the temperatures are really frigid. What has this winter been like for a heating repair technician? NPR's Scott Simon talks to Doug Braford in Cleveland.

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Fresh Air

Fresh Air Pays Tribute To The 50th Anniversary Of Bloody Sunday

Friday, March 06, 2015

On March 7, 1965, marchers from Selma, Ala., attempted to cross a bridge to demonstrate in support of voting rights. Selma director Ava DuVernay, John Lewis and J.L. Chestnut reflect on that day.

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Love + Radio

The Living Room

Friday, March 06, 2015

Diane's new neighbors across the way never shut their curtains, and that was the beginning of an intimate, but very one-sided relationship.

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Love + Radio

The Living Room

Friday, March 06, 2015

Diane's new neighbors across the way never shut their curtains, and that was the beginning of an intimate, but very one-sided relationship.

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Morning Edition

10 Years Later, A Pair Of Strangers Revisit What Might Have Been Lost

Friday, March 06, 2015

On March 11, 2005, Kevin Berthia wanted to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge. California Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Briggs talked him out of it. The two met recently to discuss what happened that day.

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The Metropolis Interview: MK

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Marc Kinchen, better known as MK, is one-third of new dance-music trio Pleasure State. He joins Metropolis for a discussion of his past, present and future as a prominent producer and remixer.

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All Things Considered

A Standout Student, A Star At Goldman Sachs — And Undocumented

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Julissa Arce was a stellar student and an even better financial analyst, but she was scared to go to work every day. "Maybe today's the day someone's going to find out," she feared.

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Fresh Air

Fresh Air Weekend: Larry Wilmore, The Smart Home And Bill Gifford

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Wilmore talks about how he's is still fine-tuning The Nightly Show; Alexis Madrigal explores a home full of appliances with computers; Gifford discusses his new book Spring Chicken about longevity.

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Morning Edition

Obama To Ambitious Teen: 'You Have This Strength Inside Yourself'

Friday, February 27, 2015

The president interviews 18-year-old, Noah McQueen, who's participating in a White House mentoring program for young men of color. "It's hard to always make the right decision," McQueen tells Obama.

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Fresh Air

Prisoners Of War And Ojibwe Reservation Make Unlikely Neighbors In 'Prudence'

Monday, February 23, 2015

Native American writer David Treuer bases the World War II camp for German prisoners on a real-life one that existed near the village of Bena, Minn., on the Leech Lake Reservation where he grew up.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 415: Lucky in So Many Ways

Monday, February 23, 2015

Bill Jones, the first single man in California to successfully adopt a child, tells his friend Stu Maddux about his son, Aaron.

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Imagining The Future: 'Howard Project' Students Look Forward

Sunday, February 22, 2015

A high school teacher, a lawyer, a nurse, a minister: Four college seniors at Howard University in Washington, D.C., describe their career ambitions and how they feel as graduation grows closer.

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To Change People's Minds, First Make Them Laugh

Sunday, February 22, 2015

In this week's "For the Record," NPR's Rachel Martin talks with three Muslim comics — Adil Ray, Negin Farsad and Ahmed Ahmed — about the motivations and challenges of using humor to change minds.

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Fresh Air

Fresh Air Weekend: Writer Richard Price And 'The New Yorker's David Remnick

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The author of Clockers and others talks about his latest, The Whites; Editor David Remnick looks back on tough decisions he's made as The New Yorker turns 90.

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Fresh Air

The Politics Of Passing 1964's Civil Rights Act

Monday, February 16, 2015

The act, which turned 50 last year, ended the era of legal segregation in public accommodations, like restaurants and hotels. Author Todd Purdum talks about the battles that surrounded it.

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All Things Considered

Fake It Till You Make It, Then Come Clean: A Sportscaster's Big Break

Sunday, February 15, 2015

How do you become a sportscaster when you've never done it before? Adrián García Márquez, now La Voz De Los Lakers, faked a demo tape with the help of a Sega console and FIFA '95.

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A Story Of U.S. Maritime Disaster Resurfaces

Sunday, February 15, 2015

A graduate student recently uncovered video footage of one of the worst nautical disasters in U.S. History. Nate Dimeo shares a story about the S.S. Eastland from his podcast, The Memory Palace.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Photojournalist Lynsey Addario And Michael Keaton

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Addario, who was taken captive in 2011 while covering Libya's civil war, talks about her new book It's What I Do; Keaton talks about Birdman, Batman and growing up the youngest of seven.

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