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Fresh Air for February 15, 2014

Most of us have never been submerged under more than a few feet underwater. But just a few meters down, the water compresses the tissues of your body so that you become more dense. At that point, "You're more likely to sink than float," says Dr. Kevin Fong. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Extreme Medicine,' Lake Street Dive, 'When We Get Home'

Fresh Air Weekend: 'Extreme Medicine,' Lake Street Dive, 'When We Get Home'

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Fresh Air for February 14, 2014

In All Is Lost, Robert Redford plays an unnamed sailor, stranded at sea on a badly damaged yacht. Daniel Daza/Roadside Attractions/Lionsgate hide caption

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At 77, Robert Redford Goes Back To His Roots

At 77, Robert Redford Goes Back To His Roots

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Fresh Air for February 13, 2014

Eleven-year-old Jaron "Bear" Williams practices trumpet before marching in his first Mardi Gras season. The Whole Gritty City follows young student marching bands as they prepare for coveted spots in the New Orleans parade. Courtesy of CBS hide caption

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In 'Whole Gritty City,' Marching Bands Vie For Coveted Mardi Gras Spots

In 'Whole Gritty City,' Marching Bands Vie For Coveted Mardi Gras Spots

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Fresh Air for February 12, 2014

Elizabeth Kolbert says the "taxicab yellow" Panamanian golden frog was nearly wiped out by a fungal disease. It's just one of the species affected by what scientists call the Sixth Extinction. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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In The World's 'Sixth Extinction,' Are Humans The Asteroid?

In The World's 'Sixth Extinction,' Are Humans The Asteroid?

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Lake Street Dive: 'Portraits' Of Heartache

Lake Street Dive: 'Portraits' Of Heartache

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Fresh Air for February 11, 2014

Most of us have never been submerged under more than a few feet underwater. But just a few meters down, the water compresses the tissues of your body so that you become more dense. At that point, "You're more likely to sink than float," says Dr. Kevin Fong. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Practicing 'Extreme Medicine,' From Deep Sea To Outer Space

Practicing 'Extreme Medicine,' From Deep Sea To Outer Space

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