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Fresh Air Weekend: Comic Mike Birbiglia; 'Zero Day'; 'Veep' Showrunner David Mandel

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To Save A Failing Student, This Dean Offered Not Just Help — But 'Family'

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46 Stops: On 'The Driving Life And Death Of Philando Castile'

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Can Big Data Help Head Off Police Misconduct?

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For Brother Of Baton Rouge Shooting Victim, A Devastating Loss

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Cleveland Is 'Absolutely Ready' For RNC And Protests, Says Sen. Sherrod Brown

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Young Activist Draws Attention To Violence In Cleveland

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'I See Myself In Tamir Rice,' Says Community Policing Advocate

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Fresh Air Weekend: Christopher Eccleston; 'Underground Airlines'; Comic Jessi Klein

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How Will 'Cut And Paste' Technology Rewrite Our DNA?

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How Do Nature And Nurture Combine To Make Us Who We Are?

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Where Does Consciousness Come From?

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From Father To Father, A Few Words Of Wisdom On Raising Kids With Autism

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The Code Switch Podcast, Episode 8: Black And Blue

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Here's What Some Twin Cities Residents Say About Philando Castile's Killing

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Bobby Kennedy'; Allen Toussaint's New Album; Rethinking Addiction

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A Fitting Tribute For A Stargazing Love: A Trip To The Moon

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Fresh Air Weekend: Broadway's Barbara Cook: The 'Vanishing Middle Class'; Matt Ross

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President Obama Defends His Record On Race

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'A Little Piece Of Mommy On Earth': The Gifts Their Late Mom Left Behind

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Mislabeled As A Memoirist, Author Asks: Whose Work Gets To Be Journalism?

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Remembering Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley's First Guitarist And Manager

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