Mahershala Ali has been nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in Moonlight. David Bornfriend/A24 hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Actor Mahershala Ali; James Baldwin; Director Raoul Peck

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Roy Ebihara (far left) with his siblings, Mary, Kathy and Bill, on Easter 1941 in Clovis, N.M. In 2014, Roy and his family received a formal public apology from the mayor of Clovis for the mistreatment they endured there. Courtesy of Roy Ebihara hide caption

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Couple Moves On From Silence About Time In Japanese Internment Camps

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Chadwick Moore, a writer for Out Magazine who profiled gay conservative Milo Yiannopolous in September. He was personally criticized for the story. Courtesy of Chadwick Moore hide caption

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Gay Journalist Leaves The Left Behind And Embraces A 'Brand New Conservative'

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Tower uses archival film, new interviews and animation to re-create the mass shooting that occurred at the University of Texas, Austin, in 1966. Courtesy of Kino Lorbrer hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Tower'; 'Lincoln In The Bardo'; Author Bharati Mukherjee

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A Romance That Began With A Mistake

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Omar al-Shogre says he spent 10 months in Sednaya prison. He says he was arrested at age 17 and was in various Syrian prisons for more than two years before he was sent to Sednaya. Courtesy of Omar al-Shogre hide caption

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Former Detainee Describes Atrocities Inside Syrian Prison

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30 Years After 'A Different World,' 'The Quad' Brings HBCU Life Back To TV

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Fresh Air Weekend: Director Jim Jarmusch; 'The Salesman'; 'Modern Death'

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Philip, 43, (right) and his nephew Andy, 28, at StoryCorps in Minneapolis in December. Philip got his nickname from the American soldiers he was assigned to in Iraq because he loved Philip Morris cigarettes. Andy is also a nickname. StoryCorps hide caption

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'From Being Alone To A Whole Family,' An Iraqi Interpreter's Dream Fulfilled

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Laotian Gen. Vang Pao, seen here calling in air strikes against suspected Communist positions from the Long Cheng Command Post in January 1972, led an army of Hmong tribesmen to fight against Communist insurgents backed by the North Vietnamese. A CIA-led effort that started in 1961 tried to help him in that fight. Bettmann/Bettmann Archive hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Silicon Valley Survivalists; An LSD Memoir; 'Manchester' Director

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Remembering Mary Tyler Moore, The Smart, Comic Actress Who Inspired A Generation

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Ed Roy, 63, and Mary Johnson-Roy, 64, were married in 2015. Both had sons die. "I'm grateful to have someone there that has experienced the same thing I have," Mary tells Ed at StoryCorps in Minneapolis. Courtesy of Brian Mogren hide caption

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In Marriage, A Bond Of Love, Loss And Light

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Fresh Air Weekend: School Segregation; A Return To Prayer; Actress Rachel Bloom

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Gallaudet University President Roberta Cordano speaks using American Sign Language in her office in Washington, D.C. She is the first Deaf woman president at the university. Becky Harlan/NPR hide caption

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Gallaudet President Navigates From World Of Hearing To Sound Leadership Of The Deaf

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John Marboe is a Lutheran pastor in St. Paul, Minn., and an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota, but says he keeps hauling trash because it's important. Courtesy of John Marboe hide caption

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For A Garbage Man In Minnesota, 'Trash Tells A Story'

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Jeff Bridges (shown with Gil Birmingham) plays an aging Texas ranger investigating a series of small-town bank robberies in Hell or High Water. Lorey Sebastian/Lionsgate hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Jeff Bridges; Netflix' 'Unfortunate Events'; Sportscaster Joe Buck

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Remembering Celebrated Indian Actor Om Puri, Star Of 'East Is East'

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Anthropologist Robin Dunbar says our social networks are limited to about 150 connections. Courtesy of Robin Dunbar hide caption

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Is There A Limit To How Many Friends We Can Have?

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Can We Improve Our Transportation Network Using...Biology?

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