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Fresh Air for April 17, 2014

Kumail Nanjiani (from left), Martin Starr, Thomas Middleditch, Zach Woods and T.J. Miller star in Silicon Valley, Mike Judge's new sitcom about young programmers trying to hit it rich. Isabella Vosmikova/HBO hide caption

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'Silicon Valley' Asks: Is Your Startup Really Making The World Better?

'Silicon Valley' Asks: Is Your Startup Really Making The World Better?

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Fresh Air for April 16, 2014

What motivated Edward Snowden to leak NSA secrets? Bryan Burrough, Suzanna Andrews and Sarah Ellison explore Snowden's background in an article for Vanity Fair. The Guardian/Getty Images hide caption

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Edward Snowden: From 'Geeky' Dropout To NSA Leaker

Edward Snowden: From 'Geeky' Dropout To NSA Leaker

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Crime writer Giorgio Scerbanenco was born in Kiev in 1911, grew up in Rome and worked for decades as a journalist in Milan. Olycom/Melville House hide caption

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Exploring Life's Incurable Soiledness With The Father Of Italian Noir

Exploring Life's Incurable Soiledness With The Father Of Italian Noir

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Fresh Air for April 15, 2014

Children play at the demolished compound of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Aqeel Ahmed/AP hide caption

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Pakistan, The Taliban And The Real 'Enemy' Of The Afghanistan War

Pakistan, The Taliban And The Real 'Enemy' Of The Afghanistan War

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Fresh Air for April 14, 2014

According to Dr. Martin Blaser, the overuse of antibiotics has contributed to killing off strains of bacteria that typically live in the gut. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Modern Medicine May Not Be Doing Your Microbiome Any Favors

Modern Medicine May Not Be Doing Your Microbiome Any Favors

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Fresh Air for April 12, 2014

Edie Falco plays ER nurse Jackie Peyton, who is competent at her high-stress job but struggles with addiction. The sixth season of Nurse Jackie starts Sunday on Showtime. Ken Regan/Showtime hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Nurse Jackie,' 'Mad Men' And 'Frozen'

Fresh Air Weekend: 'Nurse Jackie,' 'Mad Men' And 'Frozen'

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