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Fresh Air for April 29, 2011

This May 24, 1961, photo provided by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History shows the booking photos of civil rights activist James Farmer, who was arrested — along with many others — during the Freedom Rides. AP hide caption

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James Farmer Jr., Freedom Ride Organizer On Non-Violent Resistance

A Freedom Ride Organizer On Nonviolent Resistance

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Fresh Air for April 28, 2011

Fresh Air for April 27, 2011

President Obama delivers his address on Libya at the National Defense University in Washington on March 28, 2011. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Obama's Foreign Policy: The First Two Years

Obama's Foreign Policy: The First Two Years

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Emmylou Harris' new album is Hard Bargain. Jack Spencer/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Emmylou Harris: An Invigorating, Inviting 'Hard Bargain'

Emmylou Harris: An Invigorating, Inviting 'Hard Bargain'

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Late author David Foster Wallace's unfinished book The Pale King is the sequel to his 1996 novel, Infinite Jest. Giovanni Giovannetti/Effigie hide caption

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David Foster Wallace: An Ordinary Guy Who Couldn't Be

Foster Wallace: An Ordinary Guy Who Couldn't Be

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Fresh Air for April 26, 2011

Bernie Madoff leaving U.S. District Court in Manhattan after a bail hearing in New York, Monday, Jan. 5, 2009. The former executive chairman of NASDAQ was sentenced to 150 years in prison in 2009 for his role in a massive Ponzi scheme. Kathy Willens/AP Photo hide caption

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Examining Bernie Madoff, 'The Wizard Of Lies'

Examining Bernie Madoff, 'The Wizard Of Lies'

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Fresh Air for April 25, 2011

Bat bugs typically feed on bats. But when no bats are available, these parasitic creatures will happily feed on humans, too. Graham Snodgrass/AFPMB/Flickr hide caption

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Where To Find The World's Most 'Wicked Bugs'

Where To Find The World's Most 'Wicked Bugs'

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Emery Brown is a professor of computational neuroscience and health sciences and technology, with a joint appointment at MIT and Harvard University. He is also a professor of anesthesia at Harvard Medical School. MIT hide caption

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You Won't Feel A Thing: Your Brain On Anesthesia

You Won't Feel A Thing: Your Brain On Anesthesia

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Hazel Dickens onstage at 2008's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco. Anthony Pidgeon/Redferns hide caption

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Remembering Hazel Dickens: A Feminist Bluegrass Voice

Remembering Hazel Dickens: A Feminist Bluegrass Voice

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