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World War II Veteran Lucy Coffey Dies At 108

Friday, March 20, 2015

The nation's oldest female veteran of World War II died Thursday. Last year, Lucy Coffey made an Honor Flight to visit the Women's Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery and meet with the president.

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Fresh Air Remembers Blues And Jazz Historian Samuel Charters

Friday, March 20, 2015

Charters helped ignite the blues revival of the '50s and '60s. He made field recordings of forgotten and previously undiscovered performers. He also wrote two books. He died Wednesday; he was 85.

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Rev. Willie Barrow: Remembering 'The Little Warrior'

Saturday, March 14, 2015

NPR's Scott Simon remembers Chicago civil rights leader Rev. Willie Barrow. She became an activist at 12, and later marched with Martin Luther King Jr.

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Reverend Willie T. Barrow, A "Little Warrior" For Civil Rights, Dies

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Small in size, tiny Willie T. Barrow had a giant profile in civil rights and Chicago politics. When she talked, people paid attention.

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Seven Decades On, Anne Frank's Words Still Comfort

Saturday, March 14, 2015

70 years ago, Anne Frank died in a concentration camp. NPR's Scott Simon remembers the diarist, and two teenagers, Afghan refugee Asiieh Panahi and Chicagoan Sydney Falls, read from her writing.

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Michael Graves, Renowned Architect Who Designed Products For Target, Dies

Friday, March 13, 2015

Renowned architect and industrial designer Michael Graves has died at the age of 80. Graves is perhaps, best-known for designing household objects for Target.

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Architect Michael Graves Dies At 80

Thursday, March 12, 2015

He was celebrated for designing everything from grand hotels to teapots. Graves died at his home in Princeton, N.J., of natural causes, his firm said.

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Author Terry Pratchett Was No Stranger To Death

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The prolific author, who died Thursday at 66, was known for his novels about the fantasy planet Discworld, populated by humans, witches, trolls and dwarves — and a very human, sympathetic Death.

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Richard Glatzer, Indie Film Director Behind 'Still Alice,' Dies

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Filmmaker Richard Glatzer, who directed a number of well regarded indie films with his husband, Wash Westmoreland, has died. Glatzer had Lou Gehrig's disease but chose to keep working.

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Morning Edition

Terry Pratchett, Prolific Fantasy Author, Dies At 66

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Discworld series author had for years struggled with a rare form of early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Pratchett amassed a devoted following over four decades of writing — and dozens of novels.

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Filmmaker Richard Glatzer, Who Wrote And Directed 'Still Alice,' Dies At 63

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The cause was complications of ALS. He is survived by his husband, Wash Westmoreland, who co-wrote and co-directed Still Alice. They are also known for their 2006 film Quinceanera.

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From Stadiums To Shelters: Remembering Pritzker Winner Frei Otto

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

German architect Frei Otto has been named the 2015 winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. The announcement was moved up from March 23, because Otto died on Monday at the age of 89.

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Claude Sitton, 'Dean Of The Race Beat,' Dies At 89

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Sitton's reporting from the front lines of the civil rights movement earned him the ire of Southern officials and attention from the Department of Justice.

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Fresh Air Remembers Pioneering Documentary Filmmaker Albert Maysles

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Maysles and his late brother David made the 1976 film Grey Gardens, a study of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' relatives who lived in squalor in their decaying mansion. He died last week at age of 88.

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Blogger Lisa Bonchek Adams: A Life Lived Joyfully

Saturday, March 07, 2015

NPR's Scott Simon remembers Lisa Bonchek Adams. She died Friday after a long battle with metastatic breast cancer. She reached thousands of people through her blog about living with cancer.

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Albert Maysles, Pioneering Documentary Filmmaker, Dies

Friday, March 06, 2015

Albert Maysles, a documentary filmmaker behind the films "Gimme Shelter" and "Grey Gardens" died Thursday at the age of 88. He was one of the fathers of what was called "direct cinema."

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Documentary Filmmaker Albert Maysles Dies At 88

Friday, March 06, 2015

He is perhaps best known for the films Grey Gardens and Gimme Shelter. The Oscar-nominated director died Thursday in New York.

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Cardinal Egan, Ex-Archbishop Of New York, Dies

Thursday, March 05, 2015

The cause was cardiac arrest, the Archdiocese of New York said in a statement. Cardinal Edward Egan was 82.

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'Minnie Monoso,' First Black Latin Professional Baseball Player, Dies

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Roberto González Echevarría, author of The Pride of Havana, about baseball player Minnie Minoso (as he was known in the U.S.). Minoso died Sunday.

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Fresh Air Remembers 'Jazz Master' Orrin Keepnews

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Keepnews co-founded two of the most important independent record labels of the 1950s and '60s. The Grammy-winning producer passed away Sunday. He spoke to Terry Gross in 1988.

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