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Interviews

Making It In The Big Leagues Was A 'Long Shot' For Catcher Mike Piazza

In his memoir, the catcher opens up about getting drafted in the 62nd round, his feud with Roger Clemens and what it's like to go into retirement. Leaving the game, he says, was "like a small death."

Retired Major League Baseball player Mike Piazza's new autobiography, Long Shot, addresses the steroid controversy and recalls the first game after the Sept. 11 attacks. Simon and Schuster hide caption

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Making It In The Big Leagues Was A 'Long Shot' For Catcher Mike Piazza

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Friday

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Politics

Block The Vote: A Journalist Discusses Voting Rights And Restrictions

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 outlawed racial discrimination in voting. But author Ari Berman says a 2013 Supreme Court ruling blocks the enforcement. Originally broadcast Aug. 10, 2015.

Block The Vote: A Journalist Discusses Voting Rights And Restrictions

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Movie Reviews

'Star Trek Beyond' Is An Unapologetically Wild Ride, Steeped In Human Drama

The Enterprise has been destroyed and its inhabitants have been thrown to the winds in the latest of the Star Trek series. Critic David Edelstein calls it a well-made action-adventure film.

'Star Trek Beyond' Is An Unapologetically Wild Ride, Steeped In Human Drama

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Thursday

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Law

Recent Police Shootings Stir A Memory For A Former Philadelphia Officer

Tom Gibbons had to retire from the police force after being shot three times during a traffic stop in 1970. He then became a reporter and covered the police for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Recent Police Shootings Stir A Memory For A Former Philadelphia Officer

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Code Switch

'I'm Petrified For My Children': Will Racism And Guns Lead To America's Ruin?

Novelist Mat Johnson says the nation's unresolved racial legacy, our love of guns and our method of policing have put the country on a fatal and disastrous path.

'I'm Petrified For My Children': Will Racism And Guns Lead To America's Ruin?

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Law

Why A Black Teen Who Was Beaten By Police Decided To Join The NYPD

Eric Adams joined the police department intent on reforming it. "If I was not a voice for change it would bother me," he says. He was on the force for 22 years. Now he is Brooklyn's borough president.

Why A Black Teen Who Was Beaten By Police Decided To Join The NYPD

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Television

'Veep' Showrunner On Politics And The 'Thankless Task' Of Being Second In Command

David Mandel, the Emmy-nominated writer, director and executive producer of the HBO series Veep, discusses the current season of the show, his work on SNL and the 2016 presidential election.

'Veep' Showrunner On Politics And The 'Thankless Task' Of Being Second In Command

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Movie Interviews

Fresh Air Remembers Garry Marshall, Creator Of 'Happy Days' And 'Laverne & Shirley'

Marshall, who died yesterday at the age of 81, was a noted writer and director of both television and film. He spoke to Fresh Air in 1991, shortly after the release of his movie, Frankie and Johnny.

Fresh Air Remembers Garry Marshall, Creator Of 'Happy Days' And 'Laverne & Shirley'

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